Kevin Durant made history during Team USA’s win over the Czech Republic in the last game of the preliminary round, and became the all-time leading scorer for the United States in international competitions.
The two-time Olympic Gold medalist reflected on the moment he passed Carmelo Anthony in the all-time list, after putting up 23 points to lead his team to its second victory in the Tokyo Olympics.
(via CBS Sports):
“You just think about all the players that have played in this program,” Durant said. “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.
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. To consistently do it is pretty cool.”
The Tokyo Olympics are Durant’s third Olympic Games, after he won gold with Team USA at the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.