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Carmelo Anthony passes Michael Jordan on U.S. Men's Olympic scoring list

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Team USA may have started off slowly against Venezuela in their second game of the 2016 Olympics, but the result was still never in doubt.

Despite it being tied after the first quarter, the United States still came out on top in dominating fashion, with a 44-point lead over the South Americans.

The night, while a walk in the park, was still notable for one man - Carmelo Anthony. 

Carmelo put his name into the history books as he ended the night with 14 points, good enough to take him past Michael Jordan into third place on the U.S. Men's all-time Olympic scoring list. 

Not a bad player to pass for the New York Knicks star, who jumped over His Airness with a three-ball near the baseline in the second quarter.

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The 32-year-old now stands at 262 career points, only 11 behind his friend and former Team USA international teammate LeBron James for that number one spot. David Robinson is currently second with 270 points.

Barring injury, Anthony will certainly pass LeBron during these Olympics, probably doing it in the team's next game against Australia tomorrow.

Should Melo win the gold medal with the Stars and Stripes in Brazil this summer, he will live on as one of the most decorated players in the history of U.S. Men's basketball with three golds to his name, having previously won at Beijing in 2008 and London 2012.

Jordan played in two Olympics and averaged 16 points a game in those tournaments. 

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