With a clear win in Boston, Nets star Kevin Durant took another step in his impressive career. The 33-year-old is now one of the top 25 scorers of all time, placing himself ahead of his idol Allen Iverson. “Surreal” and “incredible” are that for Durant.
“It means the world to me,” Durant said after the 123-10 win over the Celtics, to which he contributed 21 points. This increased his career points tally to a total of 24,388 points and topped Allen Iverson (24,368) in the Association’s all-time top scorers list.
“I dedicated my life to this game from a young age. I followed all these guys very early on that I’m getting past now. I wanted to be like them. I wanted to enter the NBA like them. I wanted to make an imprint like them her, ”KD explained.
Above all, passing his childhood idol Iverson is something very special. “He’s a player who was in the Hall of Fame for me. One of the guys I tried to emulate every day. It’s surreal,” Durant said.
Durant grew up in Washington DC and saw Iverson during his college days in Georgetown. “I naturally became a huge fan of Iverson during his rookie year, like everyone else. But seeing him play in Georgetown and realizing how he had such a huge impact on the culture there was a big part of it. . “, so KD.
“I used to play center or power forward when I was young, but we all just did crosses. He had a big influence on a lot of people,” Durant continued. “It’s amazing that you can pass him on that list and be next to all of these players in the first place.”
Durant’s first basket victory in the game against the Celtics was enough to reach the milestone. Ray Allen, who occupies 24th place, is only 117 points behind. During the 2021/22 season, the Nets star even has the chance to land the top 20.