Yes, Kevin Durant is a talented and often times unstoppable scorer. But is it too early to call him the greatest scorer ever. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar doesn’t seem to think so. And Kareem has scored more points than anyone who has ever worn an NBA uniform, so when he speaks on the matter, we should listen.
Durant smiles and shakes his head at the mere thought. “I don’t know if I would say I’ll be the best scorer ever to play the game,” Durant said, “but if I keep working, you never know.”
“I think he certainly has the talent,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “It all depends on if he stays healthy and is the focus of the offense, because he can score from anywhere on the court.” Abdul-Jabbar also noted Durant’s overall progress each season. “He’s not just in it to put up numbers,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “He wants to win and understands what the game’s about. That always makes me feel better.”