Kevin Durant drops truth bomb on Carmelo Anthony after eclipsing his Team USA record
Kevin Durant will forever be known as one of the most lethal scorers in NBA history. Now, he also holds the same distinction for Team USA.
Durant on Saturday eclipsed Carmelo Anthony as the all-time leading Olympic scorer of Team USA after scoring 23 points in their win over Czech Republic. As of posting, KD now has a total of 354 points for the Land of Milk and Honey.
After achieving another career milestone, Durant expressed his gratitude for being given the opportunity to represent the country in the Summer Games. The Brooklyn Nets star also acknowledged Anthony for setting the bar high for other scorers when it comes to suiting up for Team USA (via Nets Daily).
“It’s still pretty weird for me to do stuff like this because I play a team sport, and I try my hardest to make it about the group. But it is special to do something like that. Scoring is something I’ve worked on my whole career and expanded my whole career.”
The former NBA MVP admitted that he copied Anthony during their two Olympic stints together to give him a feel of how to adjust his game to international competition, where plenty of nuances throw off some NBA superstars.
“You just think about all the players that have played in this program. It’s pretty cool to be amongst names like that. Carmelo is a guy that I played on two Olympic teams with, and I’ve seen his approach to these games and I’ve tried to steal some of his techniques.”
Kevin Durant will add to his scoring total as they face Spain in the quarterfinals in the Tokyo Olympics.