Published On: Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

Durant passes LeBron to become USA's 2nd all-time leading Olympic scorer

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Move over again, LeBron James.

Entering Rio 2016, James was Team USA’s all-time leader in Olympic scoring. But as he watches the team from afar, he’s seen his stock fall to No. 3 on the all-time list.

After being passed last week by Carmelo Anthony, James was passed again during USA’s semifinal against Spain on Friday, this time by Kevin Durant.

With seven first-quarter points, Durant surged past both David Robinson and James to move into second place on the U.S. Olympic scoring list.

Durant has been far and away Team USA’s best player in the tournament. He came into Friday’s game averaging a team-high 18.5 points, while shooting 62.1 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from 3-point range. He also led the U.S. in scoring at the 2012 Games, with 19.5 points per contest en route to a gold medal.



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