In today’s NBA, the scoring title is a honor for the younger guns.
See, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lead the league in scoring two seasons ago, is battling it out with Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant for this season’s title. Only a tenth of a point separates the two.
James is at 29.8. Durant 29.7.
If James does in fact winning the scoring title, his block on Durant in Cleveland’s 100-99 home win against the Thunder on Jan. 23 may be the deciding factor.
Now although James is just 25 years old, he’s in his seventh NBA season.
As for Durant, he’s only 21. For a player like him, he needs to win the scoring title to start making that push to becoming one of elite players in the NBA.