Youngest NBA Scoring King, a Jew, Unseated
Durant to take top spot from 1948’s Zaslofsky
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When the NBA regular season concludes tonight, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder will be 21 years, 197 days old, and will become the youngest scoring champion in NBA history. (The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James will take second.)
And who, you ask, is the current youngest scoring champion? That would be Max Zaslofsky, who won the 1948 scoring title at the tender age of 22 years, 105 days. Zaslofsky, who would go on to play for the New York Knicks, was one of two Jewish players (the other was Dolph Schayes) who was named one of the 25 best of the NBA’s first 25 years.
Records are made only to be broken. Mazel tov, Mr. Durant.
Kevin Durant Closes In On Scoring Title [News OK]
Tight NBA Scoring Race Comes Down to James and Durant [NYT]
Zaslofksy, Max [Jews In Sports]
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