Warriors’ Kevin Durant moves past Clyde Drexler in all-time scoring list
Kevin Durant (22,197) surpassed Clyde Drexler (22,195) for 31st play on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 19, 2019
The 30-yeard-old forward is considered to be one of the best scorers of the modern era. His size at 6’10” and 240 pounds with a 7’5″ wingspan makes him nearly impossible to guard. He has the length of a big man and the handles of a guard. His fadeaway jump shot from midrange, much akin to Dirk Nowitzki, is unguardable. When he pulls up from the perimeter, nobody in the league has the length and speed to guard him. He’s truly something special.
So far this season, Kevin Durant has averaged 28.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game while shooting 50.8 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from beyond the arc. He’s had to carry the Warriors even more so with the poor shooting seasons from Klay Thompson and especially Draymond Green. When Stephen Curry was out for a few weeks, he even brought the ball up and initiated the offense. His game has many facets which makes him so dangerous.
He’s a nine-time all-star and a four-time scoring leader. He has two finals MVPs and has a regular season MVP on his belt. He’s a member of the 40-50-90 club. He’s simply one of the best scorers ever to step onto a basketball court.
Clyde Drexler played most of his career with the Portland Trailblazers but finished it with the Houston Rockets. He was a 10-time all-star who averaged 20.4 points per game for his career.
Next on the list is the Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade.