Lakers’ LeBron James says that Nets’ Kevin Durant can pass him on the NBA all-time scoring list

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has already one of the greatest careers of all time and he’s still going strong. At the ripe young age of 38, James is averaging 29.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game while shooting 51% from the field and 29.5% from three-point land.

Even though the Lakers are just 19-22 (12th in the Western Conference), James is now in second-place in NBA history in total points scored (37, 965) and could pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) for first-place later on this season. James has been defying father time for awhile now and looks to be getting better as times goes on.

With that being said, James recently did an interview with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin about his scoring milestone and along the way, had some praise for Nets superstar Kevin Durant. Even though Durant is currently out while he rehabs his right MCL sprain, he was having an MVP-type season before he got hurt. James had this to say about Durant when asked by McMenamin about who could pass him on the all-time scoring list:

“When KD comes up, the first thing that comes to mind for sure, his name is not Easy Money or Slim Reaper for no reason. He does it (scoring) so effortlessly. His ability to shoot the three-ball, shoot the mid-range, get to the paint, and also shoot 85%, 90% from the free-throw line. Those are key ingredients and most important is being available.”

Ironically, Durant is not available at the moment and has had some injury issues in the past few years. Durant has 35,912 (14th) career points.

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Story originally appeared on Nets Wire