Kobe Bryant on Kevin Durant Reaching 30K Points: ‘It Seems Possible’

After eclipsing 30,000 career points in the win over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday, Kobe Bryant was asked the question on whether or not he believes Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder can reach that scoring milestone at some point in his career.

An intriguing question and honest answer from the five-time NBA champion via 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.”

With three straight scoring titles won by Durant, the Thunder’s superstar has begun to hit his stride in Oklahoma City as the undisputed leader of his team. Although Kobe continues to lead the league in scoring with 28.0 points per game, Durant isn’t far behind the 34-year-old Bryant at 26.5.

—- Show off your team pride with your own Lakers Nation t-shirt! —-

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.

There’s no question that if Durant stays healthy throughout the rest of his career in the league while continuing to play at a high level in the scoring department similar to Kobe, the superstar forward will definitely be on his way in terms of climbing up the NBA’s all-time scoring list with reaching 30,000 or more a realistic possibility.

You May Also Like

Lakers Draft News: L.A. Interviews Marquette’s Henry Ellenson

When it comes to the 2016 NBA Draft, most consider there to be a drop-off after the top two players which could come into play for the Los Angeles Lakers if they fall to the third overall selection…

Lakers News: Lonzo Ball Describes LaVar’s Antics As ‘Overblown,’ Says Family Views Them As Positive

The Los Angeles Lakers remained poised to select guard Lonzo Ball second overall during the 2017 NBA Draft, as the franchise…

138-Point Game By Grinnell’s Jack Taylor Impressed Kobe Bryant

There have been plenty of historic scoring performances in the NBA that…

Lakers News: Alex Caruso Talks Motivation For Upcoming Season

One of the best stories to come out of Los Angeles Lakers Summer League was the rise of point guard Alex Caruso…