Carmelo Anthony continues to etch his name into Team USA's record book, passing LeBron James on Wednesday to become the national team's all-time leading scorer.
Anthony was 12 points shy of James' mark of 273 when Team USA took the floor against Australia, and it didn't take long for the two-time gold medal-winner to get the record. Anthony scored 13 points in the first quarter as Team USA struggled to gain separation against Australia.
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Anthony also surpassed James for second place on Team USA's all-time Olympic rebounding list.
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Carmelo Anthony passes LeBron James to become 2nd on Team USA's all-time Olympic rebound list. pic.twitter.com/OalBFJ7hEM
Anthony hit critical shots in the fourth to help the U.S. avoid a scare against Australia, holding on for a 98-88 win. He finished with 31 points and eight rebounds.
Anthony might not have reached the mountaintop in the NBA yet -- still looking for his first NBA title -- but he'll go down as the best Olympic men's basketball player in Team USA history.