Kevin Durant becomes 12th highest scorer in league history

Scoring 39 points in the Phoenix Suns’ defeat against the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant surpasses Hakeem Olajuwon’s mark by three points and becomes the 12th highest scorer in history

On the night of last Thursday, 26th, the wing Kevin Durant scored an incredible 39 points in the defeat of Phoenix Suns in front of Los Angeles Lakersand, even though he was unable to avoid the negative outcome, the player achieved the incredible individual feat of becoming the 12th highest scorer in the history of the NBA.

In the final stretch of the game against the Lakers, Durant overtook the legendary pivot Hakeem Olajuwonreaching 26,949 points, leaving behind the incredible 26,946 scored by the star of Houston Rockets during his career. During an interview after the game, the winger commented on his admiration for the pivot, revealing that his mother had a crush on the legendary athlete. “I really admire his game and his journey as a man and as a player… It’s always wonderful to be among the greatest”said shirt 35.

Next on the list for KD to try to achieve is Elvin Hayes, but “only” 367 points separate the two players. If he manages to stay healthy for an entire season, the Suns’ number 35 has everything he needs to move up the table even further. The winger had 1,366 points in 47 games last season, in addition to 1,643 in 55 games in 2021/22. If it manages to maintain the average of 1,600 points again, the value would be enough to surpass Carmelo Anthonywhich has 28,289 total points, reaching ninth place in the ranking.

Source: sportbuzz

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