LeBron James and Kevin Durant Will Race Each Other to NBA Scoring History

December 16th, 2014 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

As soon as Kevin Durant hits either one triple, multiple two-pointers or some combination of shots from the field and attempts at the charity stripe, he'll become the second-youngest player to 15,000 career points in NBA history. Entering Tuesday night's contest against the Sacramento Kings, he's sitting pretty at 14,997, so it's a fairly safe bet he'll gain entry to that club at 26 years, 78 days. 

The quickest to the mark? LeBron James, of course.

"James reached the milestone at 25 years, 79 days, and he did it in his 540th game," the Associated Press reported, via NBA.com, back in March of 2010. "[Kobe] Bryant [the previous record holder] was 27 years, 136 days and playing his 657th game, according to STATS LLC, when he did it for the Los Angeles Lakers."

But here's the fun part. 

James has an advantage in the youth department, as he entered the NBA straight out of high school, bypassing the ranks of collegiate basketball so that he could join the Cleveland Cavaliers and get his professional career off to an early start. Durant did no such thing, playing for the ...

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