Kevin Durant Heaps Praise on LeBron James As Edges Closer to History

Kevin Durant Heaps Praise on LeBron James As Edges Closer to History

  • Kevin Durant has praised LeBron James for his longevity in the NBA as he edges closer to becoming NBA's all-time scoring leader
  • Durant said although James said he is a pass-first player, he is a scorer then a passer
  • Durant and James have dominated the NBA for the last decade

LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been two of the best NBA players this century. They have been the two best players in the last decade and continue to make history as they enter the twilight of their careers.

Durant has heaped praises on James for his longevity and versatility, which has allowed him to break almost every NBA record.

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LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors look on during the game Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE.
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Next Month, James will almost certainly become their all-time leading scorer in NBA history. He is only 158 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career total of 38,387.

He is playing in his 20th season and has shown no signs of slowing down. The 38-year-old is averaging almost 30 points this season for the Los Angeles Lakers despite the team's endless struggles.

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Durant praises LeBron James

James is averaging 27.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game in his career. He has averaged at least 25 points in 19 of his 20 years in the NBA, which is a testament to his impressive consistency.

James recently said he is more of a pass-first player as opposed to a scorer. Durant respectfully dismissed that, saying James is a scorer, per Sportskeeda.

"I never fall for that ‘Pass-first’ type. Bron [James] always was a scorer that could pass. I think he was a scorer first. When you can get 50 like that and average 27 for your career, I really think he was a scorer in my opinion. On top of that with longevity, that’s what brings you to being the No. 1 scorer of all time. I just think he’s a scorer who can make plays. I think that’s underselling him by calling him a ‘pass-first’ player.”

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James is definitely an elite scorer and is impressive to see him play at such a high level at his age. When he passes Abdul-Jabbar, his record will likely last another 40 years before someone else breaks it.

James makes history

Sports Brief earlier reported on James finally scoring at least 40 points against every NBA team he has ever faced.

He recently dropped 46 points against the Los Angeles Clippers, who crushed the Lakers 133-115 in the battle for Los Angeles.

On the 1,404th game of his career, James has finally done it against every NBA team. He dropped 46 points on the LA Clippers, but he couldn't lift his team past the city rivals.