UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has become the second-youngest NBA player to reach 20,000 career points.
Durant drained a long first half jumper Wednesday, Jan. 10, to join the exclusive 20,000-point club at age 29.
He’s the 44th player in NBA history to reach the milestone, but only LeBron James did it sooner.
James welcomed Durant to the club with a congratulatory tweet that said, “Lots and lots of buckets!”
Durant has been scoring at will this season, as he’s averaging just over 26 points per game.
He dropped 40 on the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to get the win.
After the game, Durant told reporters he’s humbled by the fan support he’s been receiving.
He may even wind up an All-Star team captain thanks to all that fan support.
As of the first returns, Durant was the leading vote-getter in the Western Conference.