Like LeBron James, Durant is on track to be a Hall-of-Famer once his playing career comes to an end.
He made his mark on the NBA during his years with the Oklahoma City Thunder, won two rings with the Golden State Warriors, and continues to dominate today as a member of the Brooklyn Nets.
On Sunday afternoon, Durant joined some elite company in NBA history by reaching the 25,000 career points mark in the Nets’ 126-120 loss to the Celtics in Boston, establishing himself as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history.
Kevin Durant now has 25,000 career points 🙌 pic.twitter.com/LBiEkJb4B8
— Brooklyn Netcast (@BrooklynNetcast) March 6, 2022
At 33, Durant is showing no signs of slowing down.
In 38 games, he is averaging 29.5 points per game this season.
He has already proven himself as one of the best players the NBA has ever seen, and he only continues to grow his impressive legacy.
In reaching the 25,000-points mark, Durant joins LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony as the only active NBA players to have reached that mark.
Durant, 33, is now the 23rd player to have joined such elite company.
However, he is unsatisfied with his progress to this point, and believes he should have scored more points at this stage of his career.
“I should be at 30,” Durant said.
The Nets sit at 32-33 after Sunday’s loss to the Celtics and are slipping in the Eastern Conference standings, currently sitting in the ninth seed in the conference.
They will need Durant to continue his dominance if they are to correct course and reach the NBA playoffs.