Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant – still weird to write – moved past Oscar Robertson and into 13th on the NBA all-time scoring list in his team’s 125-104 win over host Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Fittingly, Durant did so on a midrange jumper. Just minutes into the game, he got free on the wing thanks to a Deandre Ayton canopy, caught a pass from Devin Booker and went straight into his shot. Patrick Williams has done his best to get a contest, but the 1.80 tall Durant doesn’t mind such things, which is why he’s been such an elite goalscorer throughout his career.
With that bucket, Durant reached 26,711 career points. Next on the list is Hakeem Olajuwon in 12th place with 26,964 points. Assuming Durant plays in most of the Suns’ remaining 18 games and maintains his 29.5-point average, he should easily pass Olajuwon this season. That’s probably the most he can go this campaign unless he actually walks away for a few games.
Here’s a look at the points table and where Durant stands:
The only active player with more points than Durant is LeBron James, who of course became the league’s all-time leading scorer earlier this season. Durant may have dreams of reaching this season one day, but his injury woes in recent years have likely put him out of the running. He’ll be a top 10 scorer for sure, probably even a top five, but higher than that will be difficult. He will turn 35 before next season and has not played more than 55 games in a season since 2019.
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/suns-kevin-durant-passes-oscar-robertson-for-13th-place-on-nbas-all-time-scoring-list/ Suns’ Kevin Durant overtakes Oscar Robertson for 13th on NBA all-time goalscoring list