Kevin Durant recently discussed LeBron James and his upcoming milestone. Fans will certainly be aware that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is less than 100 points away from surpassing Kareem Abdul Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
As we all know, Durant has played against LeBron several times in their career. This goes all the way back to 2012 when he led the OKC Thunder to face King James and the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Considering that Durant would know LeBron as a player and rival best, fans must certainly wonder what he had to say when it came to the 4x NBA champion being on the verge of making history.
Kevin Durant salutes LeBron James for his longevity and endurance
Basketball is a contact sport and is filled with elements like trash talk and taunting. For someone to play in the NBA with the burden of caring a team on his shoulders for two decades is no joke. Durant was interviewed by “Boardroom” and was asked about his thoughts on LeBron’s elite play. Despite their rivalry and history, KD had no problem in giving the King his due credit.
“He’s still got that youthful energy. He popping around everywhere, diving through the front row, like still taking off on people, like it’s inspiring to see. As a competitor, it’s like man f*ck that, I could do that sh*t too, but then it’s like dang he’s in Year 20. He’s 38 years old and goes through so much, you know off the court and just as a man in general…It’s like man salute to that.”
Durant also conceded that despite his advancing age, LeBron simply doesn’t seem to be slowing down. So far this NBA season, James is averaging 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7.1 assists. These are simply otherworldly numbers that only players in their absolute prime are capable of averaging. However, the King is doing so on what should most definitely be the backend of his career.
Not to mention all the off-court politics and media. LeBron has never really done anything slanderous or disgraceful and has kept his name and reputation mostly clean. Even Durant probably never expected LeBron to play at this level more than a decade after first facing him in the NBA Finals.
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