Kevin Durant made history on Wednesday night, scoring his 20,000th bucket with a standing ovation.
In the first half against Clippers KD secured his legacy from assisted mid-range shot. With those two points, Durant became the second youngest player to reach 20,0000 before 30. Durant is now behind Lebron James on the list but is ahead of Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, and Michael Jordan as the only players do it.
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KD spoke to ESPN about the opportunity to join Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan as the only players do it.
“Man, that’s some great company, and there’s so many names I never thought I’d be in the same conversation with,” Durant said. “But to know — to have it in numbers, in black and white — to know that you belong in that group is pretty special to me. I’m telling you, man, it’s never been a goal of mine to count how many points I have. That’s not why I play the game. To be under 30 and do it, that’s special to me too. You play in this league for so long, and having an opportunity to do something like this at this age, you just can’t take it for granted, because there’s not too many players on that list.”
Durant finished the night with 40 points. Durant shot 14 for 18, including 6 of 7 from deep in the 125-104 loss to the Clippers. The game was Durant’s first game back after being out three game due to a calf injury.