Kevin Durant Becomes 2nd-Youngest Player to Score 15,000 Points

December 16th, 2014 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant became the second-youngest player in NBA history to score 15,000 points Tuesday night vs. the Sacramento Kings. 

The NBA announced the news on Twitter:

The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar became the youngest player in NBA history other than LeBron James to reach the milestone, per's Royce Young:

That is even more impressive when considering Durant attended the University of Texas for one year, while James went pro straight out of Akron's St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

Before Tuesday's road trip to Sacramento, the Thunder were 6-1 since Durant returned to the lineup after missing the beginning of the year with a Jones fracture in his right foot.

Russell Westbrook was dealing with injury issues of his own to start the 2014-15 campaign, but Oklahoma City's dynamic duo is back in full force. Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy noticed the huge difference recently:

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