Rio Olympics: Durant passes LeBron as second all-time U.S. scorer

For the second time this summer, LeBron James has lost his place on the Team USA's all-time Olympic scoring list.

A week after Carmelo Anthony passed James to become the all-time leading scorer in Team USA history, Kevin Durant did the same feat and now just trails the Knicks All-Star on the list. Durant passed James early in the first quarter against Spain (Things to Know from U.S. victory) on Friday by quickly scoring seven points. He finished the game with 14 points and now has a total of 281 points in Olympic play. James is now third on the list with 273 points and David Robinson is fourth with 270 points.

Durant rising to second on this list is impressive as this is just his second Olympic experience. Durant was the leading scorer on the 2012 team (19.5 points per game) and is currently doing the same thing on the 2016 team by averaging 17.9 points per game. At this rate, Durant could well pass Anthony if he plays in a third Olympics in 2020.

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