Kevin Durant Surpasses Shaquille O'Neal in NBA's All-Time Scoring List

Kevin Durant Surpasses Shaquille O'Neal in NBA's All-Time Scoring List
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Thursday 21 March 2024, 20:15 - Last updated: 20:27

During the night, the Phoenix Suns triumphed over the Philadelphia 76ers, winning 115-102 in front of their home crowd. An outstanding performance by Grayson Allen, who scored 32 points. However, the spotlight was taken by the Suns' true star, Kevin Durant.

The former Golden State Warrior scored 22 points, along with 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Yesterday's performance allowed him to add another significant milestone to his career, surpassing Shaquille O'Neal in the all-time scoring list. Early in the third quarter, with a jumper from the free-throw line, he scored the point that enabled him to overtake Shaq, becoming the eighth highest scorer in the history of the League. KD thus reaches 28,610 points, in a game that will surely remain among the best moments of his career.

KD's Words After Surpassing Shaq

At the end of the game, Durant emphasized his happiness in surpassing a legend like Shaq, a basketball legend who played for the Magic, Lakers, and Heat, and who also had a past with the Suns. «As I've already said, I'm grateful to be in the category of the greatest. We all know what Shaq meant to basketball, and being there with him is a great honor for me. He was one of the greatest of all time in the history of the sport. I know that basketball is not just about scoring, it's about winning championships, doing other things, but it's nice to be up there with these names».

Praise from Shaquille O'Neal

«Kevin Durant, congratulations on surpassing me to the eighth place of the best scorers all time. I know your journey doesn't stop here and that we'll probably see you at the first place. Say hi to your lovely mom, you deserve it!

Durant Aims for Chamberlain

Now for Durant, the next personal goal becomes to break the record of Wilt Chamberlain who currently holds the seventh place with 31,419 points. Shortly after is Dirk Nowitzki with 31,560. Unless there are sensational developments, it's unlikely he'll manage it in less than a season.

The All-Time Scoring List

1.LeBron James 40,179 2.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387 3.Karl Malone 36,928 4.Kobe Bryant 33,643 5.Michael Jordan 32,292 6.Dirk Nowitzki 31,560 7.Wilt Chamberlain 31,419 8.Kevin Durant 28,610 9.Shaquille O'Neal 28,596 10.Carmelo Anthony 28,289

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