Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is one of the greatest scorers of our generation, and perhaps even in the entirety of NBA history, as his shooting touch that sits inside that lenghty body of his makes him virtually unguardable.
Durant’s scoring prowress was the talk of the town last night, as KD managed to become the 2nd youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points.
Official, Durant 2nd fastest player in NBA history to career 20,000 points pic.twitter.com/tXhEhIMeZm
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) January 11, 2018
Durant finished the game against the Clippers with 40 points, shooting 6-7 from deep, but it ultimately wasn’t enough, as Lou Williams managed to outscore KD by 10 to lead the Clips to a 125-106 victory inside Oracle Arena.
Of course, as with most “Youngest to-” records in the NBA, LeBron James bested KD by 485 days. But what about when we order the 20k career scorers based on how fast — that is, how many games — they managed to score 20,000 points, not by age?
Join us as we count down the top 10 fastest players to score 20,000 career points.
10. Kevin Durant – 737 Games
9. Shaquille O’Neal – 727 Games
8. LeBron James – 726 Games
7. Jerry West – 720 Games
6. Allen Iverson – 713 Games
5. Elgin Baylor – 711 Games
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 684 Games
3. Oscar Robertson – 671 Games
2. Michael Jordan – 620 Games
1. Wilt Chamberlain – 499 Games