Kevin Durant, the star player of the USA National Team, who won the gold medal by defeating France 87-82 in the men’s basketball final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, made history with his three Olympic championships.
American Basketball League (NBA) team Brooklyn Nets player Durant won his third Olympic gold medal in Tokyo 2020, after London 2012 and Rio 2016. Durant, who scored 30 points in the first two Olympic finals, was also a star in the final in Tokyo 2020 with 29 points.
The veteran player became the second person to win three Olympic gold medals in men’s basketball. Durant equaled the record of Carmelo Anthony of the USA in this field.
Reaching 435 points in 22 games, the 32-year-old basketball player also managed to become the USA National Team’s top scorer in the Olympics. Carmelo Anthony with 336 points and LeBron James with 273 points followed Durant in the games.
Achieving an average of 19.3 points in the Olympics, Durant reached double digits in all the matches he played and exceeded 20 points in 9 matches.
In addition, Durant (118) placed third in the ranking of the players with the most rebounds for the USA in games, surpassing LeBron James (96). In this area, Carmelo Anthony (125) and David Robinson (124) were ahead of Durant.