With the Los Angeles Lakers are in OKC to take on the Thunder tonight, Kevin Durant was asked about Kobe Bryant’s historical place in the NBA. KD paid tribute to Bean’s incredible career, while taking a playful jab at his advanced age. Per the Oklahoman: “Bryant joined the 30,000-point club during a victory Wednesday night at New Orleans and stands No. 5 on the NBA all-time scoring list with 30,016 points. As Bryant continues to climb the career charts, former and current NBA players continually are asked to rank him on the all-time list of greats. Thunder All-Star and three-time scoring champ Kevin Durant remembers watching Michael Jordan finish his career with the Washington Wizards from 2001-03 and barely remembers the final world championship Jordan won with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98. ‘I didn’t really get to see a lot of Jordan in his prime,’ said Durant, who then playfully took a jab at Bryant. ‘But seeing Kobe, I know he’s an old fart.’ Durant teamed with Bryant to win a gold medal with Team USA last summer at the Olympic Games in London. ‘Since I was about 8 years old, I’ve watched him dominate,’ Durant said of Bryant. ‘Every year he’s been in the league, he’s been a joy to watch and it was just an honor and a blessing to play on his team this summer in the Olympics. To get 30,000 points, man … it’s just an unbelievable accomplishment. It’s good to say you played in a game with a great player, probably the best player in my era that I’ve ever seen. It’s great to have somebody to kind of aim to and look up to and just compete against on a high level. I’m looking forward to playing against him (Friday). It’s going to be fun.'”
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