Kevin Durant reached another historical milestone Wednesday night in his increasingly historic career: 20,000 points.
— NBA (@NBA) January 11, 2018
Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to reach the milestone with his 40 point performance (albeit in a losing effort) against the Clippers.
He got his 20,000th point with a jumper with 1:41 left in the 2nd quarter.
Durant becomes the 2nd youngest player to 20,000 career points, only trailing LeBron James, and at the age of 29, has plenty of time to ascend that list and join the 30k club and beyond.
He joins a few other all-time greats to have reached the 20k club before the age of 30…
Kevin Durant joins the 20K points before 30 club. pic.twitter.com/HendlYXuV2
— Cycle (@bycycle) January 11, 2018
The not so subtle cupcake reference is hilarious btw…
The most impressive part of Durant’s scoring prowess in his career is how efficient he has become in the process, he has the best true shooting percentage of any player that has averaged 25 points per game for their career…
There it is: 20,000 career points for Kevin Durant
He accomplishes it in 737 games, with a 60.9% True Shooting Percentage, the highest of any player that's averaged 25+ points per game: pic.twitter.com/9r5wnBaZMo
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) January 11, 2018
Durant will likely be seen as one of the 10 to 20 greatest players in the history of the game by the time he hangs them up, with plenty of hardware along with it.