With Carmelo Anthony's 31-point performance last night against Australia, the former Syracuse Orange forward became the all-time leading scorer in USA Basketball history. In fact, he only needed 12 points to do so but decided to put up 31 for good measure. Anthony did this against arguably the second best team in Olympic play. When he did it, some of his current competitors and former colleagues from around the NBA took to Twitter to praise him.
@carmeloanthony is the best international player of all time!— Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler) August 10, 2016
What a pleasure to have a Veteran like Melo to steady the ship for the U.S.— Bruce Bowen (@Bowen12) August 10, 2016
Melo at the small-4 is DANGEROUS!— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) August 10, 2016
Give the ball to Melo and get out the way— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) August 10, 2016
Melo is so nice! #Rio2016 #USABMNT— Nikola Vucevic (@NikolaVucevic) August 10, 2016
MELO— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 10, 2016
Melo and Kyrie a problem out there— Sam Dekker (@dekker) August 10, 2016
See Carmelo's first 12 points needed to seal the record below.