Carmelo Anthony Becomes Leading Team USA Scorer In Olympic History 2
John David Mercer, USATSI

Carmelo Anthony passed LeBron James and David Robinson on Wednesday as the United States men’s all-time leading Olympic scorer.

With a win on Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony became the all-time leading scorer in United States men’s Olympic basketball history.

Anthony scored 31 points including nine three-pointers in Team USA’s 98-88 win over Australia. His 293 points in Olympic competition move him past LeBron James (273) and David Robinson (270).

The 32-year-old New York Knicks captain passed Michael Jordan (258) for third place with 14 points in a Monday win over Venezuela. He is on pace to finish with at least 360 Olympic points this summer.

Anthony was a member of U.S. Olympic teams that won a gold medal in both 2008 and 2012. He has played in a record 26 Olympic games and is behind Robinson by 31 rebounds for the all-time record, according to ESPN.com’s Ian Begley. Anthony is also 20 field goal attempts shy of Jordan’s mark.

Team USA is set to play Serbia on Friday and France on Sunday before the men’s quarterfinals begin next week.

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Kristian Winfield covers the New York Knicks for Elite Sports NY. You can start the conversation on Twitter @Krisplashed.

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