Kuminga recently established an NBA record by making his first postseason appearance in place of the injured Gary Payton II. The rookie power forward, who is 19 years old and 213 days, is officially the league’s youngest player to start a playoff game, as per ESPN Stats & Info.
When Payton got injured, the Congolese player was called upon to start instead. Coach Steve Kerr has yet to decide whether or not to keep him in the starting lineup permanently.
Not even Lebron James could achieve it
Although he was selected out of high school, none of the greats like LeBron James were able to reach the achievement of breaking the NBA’s record for the youngest player to start in a postseason game.
It wasn’t until year three that LeBron led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the playoffs that he was able to take the league by storm. He made his playoff debut at the age of 21.