LeBron James considers Kevin Durant to be the NBA’s all-time leading scorer

LeBron James needs 422 points to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 and become the historical leader of the NBA. However, the Los Angeles Lakers forward believes that there is an NBA player who can surpass his eventual mark.

In an interview with Dave McMenamin of ESPN, LBJ stated that he considers Kevin DurantBrooklyn Nets superstar, as a serious candidate to surpass his future record and take the top in a few years.

KD is the first one that comes to my mindJames said. “They don’t call it ‘Easy Money’ and ‘Slim Reaper’ for nothing. Effortlessly score. His ability to hit the 3-pointer, from midrange and attack the rim. Also, he shoots 85-90 percent from the free throw. Those are key elements.”

At the moment, KD is in position 14 on the list with 26,684 units, but the goal looks complicated He is 34 years old and aims to miss at least a month of the 2022-23 season after spraining knee ligaments against the Miami Heat.

Of the players under contract and currently active in the NBA, Durant is second only to James. The third and fourth position belong to James Harden (24,005) Already Russell Westbrook (23,870). The Top 5 closes it Chris Paul (21,276).

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Other scorers

Within the same interview, ‘King James’ indicated that there are currently many scorers in the league, but that they must be lucky and healthy to overcome it. Among those named are Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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We have great scorers in the league, KD is one of them: Kyrie, Luka, Embiid, Gianis. “They all put numbers on the board, but they have to get a little lucky too,” the four-time NBA champion said. “We all know that health is the most important thing, not only in sport, but in life in general. You must be lucky to stay on the parquet and be able to score”.

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