Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant recently made history becoming the fifth player to record 30,000 points in his career. After making such an accomplishment, Bryant was asked whether or not he believes Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder can reach that scoring milestone at some point in his career.
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Bryant responded to the question with an honest answer, courtesy of Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News:
"If he continues to fill them up the way he has been, I think he can," Bryant said. "I'm not really a mathematical person by any stretch of the imagination. So I can't calculate how many years it will and what he will need to average. But it seems possible."
Bryant currently leads the league in scoring with 28.0 points, but the reigning three-time scoring champion Durant isn't far behind averaging 26.5 points per game.
Only five full seasons into his NBA career and 19 games into the 2012-13 season, Durant is already a third of the way there with 10,481 points. If it weren't for the shortened 66-game season last year, the up-and-comer may be closer to 11,000 career points at this point in the season.
If Durant continues to remain healthy throughout his career while continuing to play at a high level, the All-Star forward is undoubtedly on his way to reaching 30,000 on the NBA all-time scoring list.