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Is asking Carmelo Anthony to go 12-for-12 from three-point range too much? It would just be nice to see some production out of him.
He went 10-for-12 from three against Nigeria in the most dominant Olympic U.S. basketball victory of all-time, so if you look at it maybe it isn't too much to ask.
Anthony scored 37 points in the contest, breaking the previous Olympic record of 31 points for an American basketball player set by Stephon Marbury.
That was probably as hard to read as it was to type, but yes, Marbury did hold the record.
Putting Anthony on this list sounds ridiculous at first because he is one of the most naturally gifted scorers in the world. But he deserves to be on the list if you put everything into perspective:
- His 37-point performance took place in just over 14 minutes of playing time.
- He doesn't start for Team USA.
- He is second on the team in scoring, only trailing Kevin Durant by half a point. Kind of interesting when Durant is playing seven more minutes a game.
Carmelo Anthony has been Team USA's most dominant scorer thus far, and with Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant all starting, that is an incredible statement.