Kevin Durant passes LeBron James on the all-time Team USA Olympic scorers list

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For the second time this summer, LeBron James has been passed on the Olympic scoring charts for the United States men's basketball team.

A week after Rio teammate Carmelo Anthony passed James to become the all-time leading scorer in Team USA history, Kevin Durant has also stolen a march on King James to swoop into second place.

The new Golden State Warriors man passed his Cleveland Cavaliers foe early in the first quarter in the Olympic semi-final against Spain on Friday by quickly scoring seven points.

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He finished the game with 14 points and now has a total of 281 in Olympic play. James - who has already said he could conceivably play for Team USA again - is now third on the list with 273 points and San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson is fourth with 270 points.

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony tops the list and he will be going for his third consecutive gold medal from four Olympic games on Sunday.

Durant has every chance of surpassing Anthony's achievements down the road and, perhaps, even on Sunday. KD is just 27-years-old and could very well have two more Olympics in him.

Melo is 32, and could possibly feature in 2020 like James, who is the same age, has insinuated he might. But, given how close run it is at the top of the list and the time on Durant's side, it looks like Durantula may well best his small forward brethren.

Durant and Anthony will have a chance to add to their legacy in the gold medal game against Serbia on Sunday.

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