Kevin Durant Weighs In on LeBron James Imminent Record Breaking NBA Moment
- Kevin Durant has showered praises on LeBron James as he edges closer to making NBA history
- James is expected to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in NBA's all-time scoring list
- The 38-year-old is playing in his 20th season and is averaging 30 points, which is impressive
LeBron James is 117 points away from becoming NBA's all-time leading scorer. The record will be broken sometime in February if he continues with his current impressive performances.
When he eventually breaks the record, it will be a historic moment for James and his family, friends and basketball fans all over the world.
Kevin Durant has said earlier in his career, he could see James breaking the record since he had all the qualities and the signs were promising.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record of 38,387 has stood since April 5, 1984, when he passed NBA icon, Wilt Chamberlain. No one has ever come close to the record, per ESPN.
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Many NBA legends like Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant would've broken the record, but they run out of time. However, James' longevity and health has enabled him to play at an incredible level for 20 years, something which may not be replicated in the NBA anytime soon.
Durant lauds James
Kevin Durant is 15th on the All-Time scoring list and by the time he retires, he may end up in the top 10. The 34-year-old has lauded James' longevity and is impressed that he has done it for 20 seasons.
"Once I got to the league...it was pretty easy to see he was going to do this because he was still young, he averaged 20 points per game as a rookie, and it only went up each year after that. I feel he had the talent and if he wanted to play that long."
The four-time NBA champion is averaging 30.2 points per game. His scoring has masked Lakers' problems. They find themselves out of a play-in spot in the Western Conference.
Fans reaction to Durant comments
Here are some fans reaction to Durant's comments.
"These two have the utmost respect for each other yet their fans tear the other one apart all the time. Weird."
"People fail to realize yea he’s great but more advance technology and nutrition plays a part in his longevity not just commitment."
"We will NEVER see any of these new players lasting more than 15 yrs."
"One thing about KD is he will always give people flowers. I love him for that. Lebron is really special."
"Not hating it’s not about trying to go far it’s how long your body’s wants LeBron here cause he’s been taken care of his body."
James on who will break his record
Sports Brief earlier reported on James naming a few players who could surpass his inevitable scoring record.
The Lakers star said Kevin Durant is the most likely player to outdo him because of his versatility on the court.
He also added that the likes of Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Irving have a chance if they stay healthy.