After dropping 28 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, Kevin Durant moved up in the all-time scoring list. The small forward is now 24th with with 24,512 points scored. Next on the list are Patrick Ewing, Jerry West, Reggie Miller, and Alex English. Jerry West is the only other player apart from KD who is in top 25 with less than 1,000 games in the NBA. It took Kevin Durant just 906 games to pass the 24,500-point mark.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 5, 2021
Kevin Durant is enjoying yet another fantastic season with huge numbers to its name. He averages 28.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game for Brooklyn. KD remains the driving force for the Nets as he is the main reason for their 1st place in the East. The team has 16 wins and 7 losses, leading the Conference with 69.6% win-ratio. The Nets are looking to take advantage of their amazing trio including Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. They will try to improve from last year when they were eliminated in the semi-finals in the East by the future champions, Milwaukee Bucks.
Kevin Durant was a 2nd overall pick in 2007 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Seattle Supersonics who relocated to Oklahoma, thus becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder. The small forward played for the team until 2016, scoring a total of 17,566 points. He was later traded to the Golden State Warriors with which he managed to grab two Championship rings. Alongside Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, he lifted the title in 2017 and 2018. He stayed a total of 3 seasons in San Francisco and added 5,374 points for 208 matches.
In 2020, KD took another step in his NBA journey, signing with the Brooklyn Nets. The 33-year-old is looking at 1,572 points for his new team for the span of just 57 matches. He became the player with most points scored in Game 7 as he dropped 48 points against the Bucks last season. This year, he extended his contract with the Nets to 4 years, for which he will receive $198 million.