Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant Jointly Chosen For USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year Award

The two stars now share another honor in addition to the gold medal they earned earlier this year.

By Craig Bohnert

 

After serving as co-captains of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant now share another honor: The two have been named co-recipients of USA Basketball’s 2016 Male Athlete of the Year award.

Starters in all eight games in Rio, they helped Team USA march undefeated to its third consecutive and 15th Olympic gold medal. The first four-time Olympian on the men’s side in USA Basketball history, Anthony averaged 12.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists, while Durant led the team with his 19.4 points per game along with 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in his second Olympic appearance.

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