Following a standout performance by Grayson Allen propelling the Phoenix Suns to victory, attention shifted to a significant individual achievement within the NBA ranks, as Kevin Durant surpassed Shaquille O’Neal on the all-time scoring list.

In a heartfelt message, Shaq extended his congratulations to Durant for his remarkable feat, acknowledging the relentless drive and talent that propelled Durant to this historic milestone.

“Kevin Durant, first of all, I want to say congratulations for passing me to become eighth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Well-deserved,” Shaq said. “But you know it doesn’t stop here. I probably see you… let’s see if you can get to number one [on the all-time scoring list].

“Anyway, I’m happy for you, tell your lovely mother I said hello and congratulations brother. Job well done. I knew it was going to be done. If anybody was going to pass me, it was definitely going to be you. Durantula.”

Expressing his gratitude and humility, Durant attributed his success to the unwavering support of teammates, coaches, and fans throughout his illustrious career, emphasizing the collective effort behind his individual accomplishments.

“Just the people around me supporting me, teammates, coaches throughout my whole career, fans throughout my whole career, who’s encouraged me and inspired me throughout the way. I’m nothing without those people and grateful I get to experience this in my lifetime,” the two-time NBA champion said.