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Durant passes Shaq for 8th on all-time scoring list

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Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant continues to pass NBA legends on the all-time scoring list.

Durant entered Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers just eight points behind NBA icon Shaquille O'Neal's 28,564 career mark.

The 35-year-old passed O'Neal with a mid-range jumper at the start of the third quarter.

The Suns shared a video of O'Neal congratulating Durant.

Durant finished the game with 22 points as the Suns topped the Sixers 115-102. Teammate Grayson Allen was on fire from deep, knocking down nine triples and scoring a game-high 32 points.

Durant is now 2,809 points behind NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain for seventh on the league's all-time points list.

Player Points
1 LeBron James 40179
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38387
3 Karl Malone 36928
4 Kobe Bryant 33643
5 Michael Jordan 32292
6 Dirk Nowitzki 31560
7 Wilt Chamberlain 31419
8 Kevin Durant 28610
9 Shaquille O'Neal 28596
10 Carmelo Anthony 28289

The 10-time All-Star was drafted in 2007 and has spent time with the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, and Suns. The four-time scoring champion won two NBA titles with the Warriors in 2017 and 2018 and was named Finals MVP both times.

The former Texas Longhorn passed Carmelo Anthony for ninth on the all-time scoring ladder earlier this season.

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