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Carmelo Anthony just broke the USA Olympic scoring record.

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July 16, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; United States forward Carmelo Anthony (15) high fives United States forward Kevin Durant (5) against Brazil in the second half at Verizon Center. Team USA won 80-69. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
July 16, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; United States forward Carmelo Anthony (15) high fives United States forward Kevin Durant (5) against Brazil in the second half at Verizon Center. Team USA won 80-69. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

He may not be done yet, but here's a post. The United States is currently thumping Nigeria, and their rout includes an absolutely absurd scoring performance by Carmelo Anthony. As I was typing that last sentence, he drilled what must have been his 246th consecutive three-pointer. He now has 37 points, well beyond the previous U.S. Olympic record of 31, set by Stephon Marbury in 2004 (THE KNICKS ARE THE BEST AT BASKETBALL, CLEARLY). He's also 10-12 from downtown which is 1. a lot 2. also an Olympic record. Pretty cool.

I'm going on the radio in a few seconds, so I need to step away from the TV. Melo's just left the floor, but he probably will have still hit 19 or 20 more shots by the time I return-- even if he doesn't get back in the game-- because he's just that on. Dude'll just be draining threes from the bench.

Good job, big guy. It's pretty goddamn great when you're cookin' soup like this.

Update: Melo didn't play the fourth quarter, but no matter. 37 points and 10 threes are new United States Olympic records. In 14 minutes, too.