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‘Cool to see LeBron’s record up close’

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Barring a major injury, LeBron James should beat the record for points scored in the regular season this season. Kevin Durant, who knows about it, finds it “cool” to attend this moment in history.

Almost a year ago, Stephen Curry broke the record for the number of three-point baskets scored by an NBA player. This season, the big League could well see another exceptional record being broken, that of the number of points in the regular season. Currently held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points between 1969 and 1989 with Milwaukee and the Lakers) he should be beaten in the coming months by LeBron James (37,332 points since 2003 with Cleveland, Miami and the Lakers). Asked about it on the sidelines of the game in Indiana on Friday, Brooklyn star Kevin Durant, who knows about points scored, said he was delighted to witness this record live. “To be number 1 in any field, knowing that there are 8 billion people in the world, as we just found out last week… Being the all-time No. 1 in points scored in basketball, I’m sure it’s going to be a range of emotions for him. But being in a time where we see this live is also pretty cool. You probably can’t even describe the emotions and feelings he and his family and friends will be going through, but it’s cool to see him up close. . . »

An impossible record for Durant?

Kevin Durant is the current 21st leading scorer in regular season history, with 26,110 points since 2007, but he’s not thinking about the record. “I never really thought about it,” he admits. I heard the talks, especially early in my career when I was doing stuff that LeBron or Michael Jordan did in the League in terms of scoring, but I know how hard it is to do it consistently this year after year, day after day. Many things are beyond your control. But I’m just trying to be the best version of myself that I can be, and whatever happens will happen. ” With 1055 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James (38 years old in December) will break the record in 43 games (at the end of February, barring injury or rest) if he continues his momentum of 24.5 points on average by game this season. For Kevin Durant (34), it will take 420 games, or five seasons. Impossible mission ?

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