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Kevin Durant Stats: 5 incredible records set by the Slim Reaper

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#2 Youngest player to win the scoring title

Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Two
Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Two

Kevin Durant came into the league with the expectations of being a dominant scorer, and that's exactly what he's been right off the bat. Alongside LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, KD is the only other teenager to average 20+ points per game as a teenager, and he did so while averaging fewer minutes per game than these other two small forwards.

His 2009-10 season vaulted him from All-Star status to superstardom, as he finished second in MVP voting behind LeBron while winning his first scoring title. At the age of 21 years and 197 days, he is the youngest player to ever bag the trophy, with an average of 30.4 points per game.

He did so while averaging 47.6% shooting from the field, and his influence in all areas of the game allowed the Thunder to vault from 23 wins in 2008-09 to 50 wins and the 8th seed in the Western Conference playoff picture in 2009-10, back when the likes of Harden and Westbrook were still finding their feet in the league.

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