Warriors star Kevin Durant cracks into Top 10 of all-time playoff 3-pointers made
Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors has forged himself into one of the top postseason performers of all-time. In Game 5 of their first-round series against the LA Clippers, the former league MVP moved into 10th place for all-time playoff 3-pointers made.
Durant surpassed Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce for the spot after making his 277th career 3-pointer in the playoffs.
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Next on the list is Derek Fisher (285), J.R. Smith (288) and Kobe Bryant (292). Depending on how far the Warriors will end up, Kevin Durant will likely surpass them this 2019 postseason. His Warriors teammates Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry are in the top six of the list, with Curry leading the pack.
Without a doubt, Durant will go down as one of the best offensive talents that the NBA has ever seen. The second overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Durant quickly rose to the ranks as a prodigious offensive talent. Standing 6-foot-11 with a 7-foot-4 wingspan, Durant possessed an innate shooting ability and was quicker and taller than his matchups.
His physical tools allowed him to score at will either through drives or by simply shooting over his defender. Early in his career, some saw his lanky stature as a defensive liability. But as his career progressed, while he still remained relatively thin, his strength improved and he also utilized his wingspan in deflecting passes and swatting shots.
Now, Durant is one of the most decorated basketball players in the world. Among the standouts in his trophy case are four scoring titles, several gold medals, an MVP trophy and two championship rings. These are the things that one can never take away from him.