Kevin Durant feels it is going to be "pretty special" for LeBron James once the Los Angeles Lakers star officially becomes the all-time scorer in NBA history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar still owns the record with 38,387 points, while James is second with 37,332 points.
Barring an injury or something really unexpected, James will make it past Abdul-Jabbar at one point this season. "To be the No. 1 in anything, there's 8 billion people in the world, we just figured that out last week, so to be the No.
1 of all time at scoring the basketball, I'm sure it's going to be a range of emotions for him. But to be in an era where we see this live is pretty cool as well. You probably can't even describe the emotions and feelings him and his family and his friends are going to go through, but it's cool to see it up close," Durant said of James, per ESPN.
Durant on passing Kevin Garnett
On Wednesday, Durant passed Garnett on the NBA's all-time scoring list as now he is the 18th player on the all-time scoring list. Growing up, Durant just had one thing in his mind - to become a star and make a name for himself.
Now, Durant is widely recognized as one of the best basketball players in the world. "I never really thought of it. I heard the talks, especially early on in my career when I was doing stuff the LeBrons, the Michael Jordans have done in the league as far as scoring, but I know how tough it is to consistently do this year in and year out, day in and day out.
A lot of stuff is out of your control. But I just try to come in and be the best version of myself I can be, and whatever happens, happens," Durant explained. Also, Durant added he is grateful every time he makes another accomplishment.
"I never thought of it that way. It's always about just keep adding, keep building up good days every day. Being consistent in who I am as a player, and seeing what happens at the end of the road. So I'm just grateful to get up and do something like this every day.
Just keep adding to my skill and keep building my database for the game, I guess. That's what I look forward to every day. Whoever I pass and whatever records I break for myself, it is what it is. But I'm just trying to get up and be available, be the best I can every day," Durant added.
Durant has been playing well at the start of the season as so far he has been averaging just over 29 points per game.