‘I was giddy like a little kid’ — KD was pumped up after passing Larry Bird on the all-time scoring list

Durant moved to No. 33 overall in Warriors 110-93 win over Memphis

Karl Buscheck
December 18, 2018 - 5:21 pm

On Monday night at Oracle Arena, Stephen Curry hit the 15,000-point milestone, Klay Thompson reached 11,000 and Kevin Durant wrote some history of his own.

En route to dropping 23 points in the 110-93 win over Memphis, Durant pushed past Larry Bird on the all-time scoring list. He’s now No. 33 on the leaderboard.

“HELL YEAH,” Durant exclaimed when asked if the accomplishment was a big deal.

“Somebody called and texted me after the game and showed me a screenshot and I was giddy like a little kid.”

“I grew up watching Larry Bird — well, not really. He’s older. But, I grew up kind of knowing the legend of Larry Legend. So, to be amongst the greats, that’s all you really want to do. That’s a great accomplishment, but I keep going.”

KD doesn’t see any similarities between his game and that of Bird, but he does credit the Boston giant for reshaping the role of small forwards.

“He allowed players like myself to dream big and think big at that position.”

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