Today in Sports History: January 10

By Brandon Zhu

In 2018, Kevin Durant scored his 20,000th career point in a 125-106 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The impressive plateau was reached by Durant in the 737th game in his career. At 29 years and 103 days old, Durant is the second-youngest player to reach the mark (trailing only LeBron James, who did it at 28 years and 17 days old). Known as one of the greatest shooters of all time, Durant is known for his agility and potent scoring abilities as a lengthy big man. The 2nd overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft, Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the 2012 NBA finals and helped the Golden State Warriors win back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. Durant was named Finals MVP in 2017 after averaging 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 5.4 assists. In 2018, Durant was again named Finals MVP after averaging 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.3 blocks. The Golden State Warriors faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in  both the 2017 and 2018 Finals. Durant’s other accolades include 9x All-NBA Team selections, 4x NBA scoring champion, 2014 NBA MVP, and 10x NBA All-Star. Durant recently returned from a torn right achilles and has been excellent on the New Jersey Nets.

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