Carmelo Anthony passes LeBron James for all-time American Olympic scoring record

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Carmelo Anthony, bound to claim the USA Basketball record for all-time points in the Olympics, didn’t need long.

After passing Michael Jordan for third in the Americans’ last game, Anthony broke LeBron James‘ mark in a surprisingly tight first quarter against Australia today.

Anthony got hot from beyond the arc as a stretch four against Australia’s bigs (Aron Baynes and Andrew Bogut), scoring 14 points on 4-of-5 3-point shooting in the opening period. That gave Anthony 276 all-time Olympic points.

The American leaderboard for Olympic points:

1. Carmelo Anthony (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016): 276

2. LeBron James (2004, 2008, 2012): 273

3. David Robinson (1988, 1992, 1996): 270

4. Michael Jordan (1984, 1992): 256

You can watch Team USA try to fend off Australia and Anthony try to extend his record on NBC Sports Network or online here.