Since everyone’s new favorite basketball player is Kevin Durant, I have decided that every Sunday I will give a report on Kevin Durant on how far he is from chasing his milestones. Obviously it’s offseason so Kevin Durant won’t be adding any points to his point total but it’s interesting to see how far along he is now.
Currently Kevin Durant is 21. He will be 22 when the season starts.
Kevin’s career points – 5,967
Kareem’s career points – 38,387
Points left – 32,420
Seasons to surpass Kareem if averaging 30 PPG – 13 seasons and 15 games
Seasons to surpass Kareem if averaging 33 PPG – 11 seasons and 81 games
And you might as well compare him to the GOAT.
Jordan’s career points – 32,292
Points left – 26,325
Seasons to surpass Jordan if averaging 30 PPG – 10 seasons and 58 games
Seasons to surpass Jordan if averaging 33 PPG – 9 seasons and 60 games
Looks like passing Jordan is a very realistic goal. Kareem not so much. Of course we have to take into account Jordan missing almost 2 seasons during his prime years. But 32,292 is still a very impressive number obviously.
And just one more little stat – points to crack the top 250 (that way we can follow him on this list)
250th player (Connie Hawkins) career points – 11,528
Points left – 5,561
Seasons to surpass Hawkins if averaging 30 PPG – 2 seasons and 22 games
Seasons to surpass Hawkins if averaging 33 PPG – 2 seasons and 1 game
Now excuse me while I watch Kevin Durant put on a clinic against this man known as Hidayet Turkoglu.