When we all talk about Kevin Durant, a lot of time we try and put something in perspective by saying, “And he’s just [insert current age].” Why? Because it’s kind of insane what he’s done and how good he is at such a young age.
Durant has played four NBA seasons and entered the league as just a 18-year-old. As a 19-year-old rookie, he averaged 20.3 points a game. As a 20-year-old sophomore, he put up 25.3 points a game. In his third year at 21 years old, he broke out averaging 30.1 points a game. And last season at the old age of 22, Durant put up 27.7 points a night. He’s one of the fastest ever to 8,000 points and has his name firmly planted on a whole lot of “youngest ever to blank” lists.
At 21, he became the youngest scoring champion in NBA history and by winning that same title last year, became the youngest two-time winner in history. He’s been elected to two All-Star teams, made two first-team All-NBA squads, won a rookie of the year, finished runner-up for MVP and has been to the postseason twice and the Western Finals once. He won a gold medal in Turkey in the World Championships, was named MVP of the tournament and is a two-time HORSE winner (OK, so that’s not impressive).
All before he turned 23. Wow. Keep Reading…