Carmelo Anthony has dropped Michael Jordan down a notch on the U.S. men's basketball Olympic scoring list.
Anthony moved into third place on the career list with 10 points in the first half Monday against Venezuela, giving him 258 for his Olympic career. Jordan scored 256 points.
Anthony is playing in his fourth Olympics, a record for a U.S. men's basketball player. Jordan played in 1984 as a collegian and in 1992 on the famed Dream Team, averaging 16 points in his career.
In this Aug. 8, 1992, file photo, United States' Scottie Pippen, left, Michael Jordan, center, and Clyde Drexler pose with their gold medals after beating Croatia 117-85 in Olympic basketball in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)
Anthony wasn't aware of his Olympic achievement until after the game.
"Any time you can break a record or make history or pass somebody like Michael Jordan, it's an honor," he said. "We still have more games to go so hopefully we can break more records."
Maybe Anthony can rub it in at the next business meeting. He's got his own signature shoe under the Jordan Brand.
Anthony should be No. 1 by the time this tournament is over. LeBron James has 273 points and David Robinson had 270. Both played in three Olympics.
Anthony holds the U.S. single-game record, scoring 37 points against Nigeria in 2012.