I was convinced that somehow despite injury Laker Kobe Bryant would crawl his way to his 3rd scoring title. It was announced that Bryant will sit out the last regular season game for the Lakers against the Sacramento Kings tonight. This means that Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant will take the scoring title. Durant’s scoring average per game is 28 points. If Bryant were to have taken the title he would have needed to score more than 38 points against the Kings.
Durant will be the 7th players in NBA history to win three consecutive scoring titles. Not only that but he is the youngest guy, 23, to ever do it. Laker’s fans are now saying that it is more important to win rings than titles. Maybe forgoing the title will get Bryant another ring but I wouldn’t count Durant out.