Kevin Durant joins elite company with career milestone
Kevin Durant is one of the most gifted scorers the basketball world has ever seen.
But he is more than a scoring machine, much more.
On Monday night against the New York Knicks, Durant produced a stat line of 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks en route to becoming one of ten players to reach 20,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 900 blocks.
The most interesting part of Durant joining the group?
He and LeBron James are the only players of the ten who play primarily on the perimeter — the rest are power forwards and centers.
In addition to Durant and James being the only perimeter players on the milestone, it is impressive that Durant has over 900 blocks in his career considering how he is looked at as an offensive player.
The transition from Oklahoma City to the Warriors has done Durant wonders on the defensive side of the ball. Since coming to the Warriors, he has averaged 1.6, 1.8 and 1.0 blocks per game.
Durant will have to continue his fine season (28.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 6.1 apg, 1.0 bpg) if the Warriors are to be crowned NBA champions for the third consecutive time in June.