Remember when Kobe Bryant said the current USA team was better than the first Dream Team with Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, etc? Well, maybe he was onto something...
The U.S. men's basketball team beat Nigeria 156-73 on Thursday. That's an 83 point win!
Oh, they set some insane Olympic records too:
Most 3-pointers made by an individual (Carmelo Anthony with 10)
Most points scored in a game (156) - Previous was 138 points by 1988 Brazilian team
Most made 3-pointers in a game (29)
Also the U.S. shot an insane 71.1 percent from the floor and 63 percent on 3 pointers.
USA made more 3-pointers than Nigeria made total field goals.
Carmelo Anthony from the NY Knicks broke Team USA's individual scoring record by dropping 37 points in just 14 minutes of playing time. He was 10 for 12 on 3 point shots. He almost beat the previous 3 point TEAM record by himself, that was 11.
Team USA faces Lithuania on Saturday in their fourth game in Group A play.