The NBA’s all-time scoring list saw a major shakeup on Wednesday night. Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant officially entered in the top 25 scorers in league history, passing Allen Iverson and causing the Philadelphia 76ers legend to slide to No. 26.
Durant moved on the list with his first basket in a 123-104 win over the Boston Celtics. The 33-year-old made a pull-up jumper to give the Nets a 5-3 lead and get his total to 24,369. Iverson scored 24,368 points throughout his NBA career.
Speaking about the achievement after the game, Durant said Iverson is “one of those guys” he emulates when he’s on the basketball court.
“To pass him on the list, to end up there with some of the greats on that list is incredible,” Durant added. “I’ve just got to keep going.”
Durant is currently enjoying a stellar season that has made him one of the early favorites for the MVP award. He is averaging 28.1 points per game while also adding 7.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists on average. His performances are currently keeping the Nets at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 14-5 record.
If he continues to score at this pace, Durant could move up several more spots on the list before 2021-22 wraps up. His next goal is to pass 24,505 points scored by Hall of Famer Ray Allen.