PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant often spends his free time diving into YouTube, watching video clips of NBA legends from the past. This 35-year-old continues to solidify his place alongside them.
During the Suns’ 119-111 loss to the Denver Nuggets, Durant climbed to 10th place on the NBA’s career scoring list, surpassing Moses Malone in the second quarter.
“Being up there and mentioned with the greats is a long journey,” Durant said. “It takes a lot of work, a lot of preparation, a lot of people helping me get to this point.””
Durant achieved this milestone by scoring two points with 50.3 seconds left before halftime, surpassing Malone’s career total. He finished the game with 30 points, but his field goal percentage suffered in the second half. Despite this, Durant’s career total now sits at 27,423 points, just ahead of Malone’s 27,409.
Durant expressed his admiration for Malone, describing him as one of the league’s most underrated players in history.
As Durant continues to make history, he is also known for his impressive stats such as averaging 31.3 points. His contributions on the court have made him a 13-time All-Star and a two-time NBA champion, solidifying his place in NBA history.
Durant is currently in 10th place, just behind LeBron James who tops the list with 39,124 points. With his incredible scoring ability and consistency, Durant is anticipated to surpass more basketball legends in the months to come.
Carmelo Anthony and Shaquille O’Neal are next in Durant’s sight, and his current pace indicates he is well on his way to surpassing them. It is clear that Durant’s legacy in the NBA is far from over, and he continues to make his mark on the league’s history books.
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