July 29, 2014

Kevin Garnett Reaches 25,000 Career Points

2013/02/08 8:38 am 205 0 comments

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Although it’s been a bit of a disappointing season for the Boston Celtics, 2012-2013 has been quite kind to one of its stars.

After being named to his 15th All-Star team last month (tied for 2nd all-time), Kevin Garnett joined an even more exclusive club during Thursday’s 116-95 win against the Los Angeles Lakers as he eclipsed 25,000 career points, a milestone achieved by only 16 players in NBA history. Here’s the complete list of the 25,000 points club, courtesy of NBA.com:

 PLAYER G FG FT PPG PTS
  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,560 15,837 6,712 24.6 38,387
  2. Karl Malone 1,476 13,528 9,787 25.0 36,928
  3. Michael Jordan 1,072 12,192 7,327 30.1 32,292
  4. Wilt Chamberlain 1,045 12,681 6,057 30.1 31,419
  5. Kobe Bryant 1,211 10,775 7,715 25.5 30,861
  6. Shaquille O’Neal 1,207 11,330 5,935 23.7 28,596
  7. Moses Malone 1,329 9,435 8,531 20.6 27,409
  8. Elvin Hayes 1,303 10,976 5,356 21.0 27,313
  9. Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238 10,749 5,423 21.8 26,946
  10. Oscar Robertson 1,040 9,508 7,694 25.7 26,710
  11. Dominique Wilkins 1,074 9,963 6,031 24.8 26,668
  12. John Havlicek 1,270 10,513 5,369 20.8 26,395
  13. Alex English 1,193 10,659 4,277 21.5 25,613
  14. Reggie Miller 1,389 8,241 6,237 18.2 25,279
  15. Jerry West 932 9,016 7,160 27.0 25,192
  16. Kevin Garnett 1,304 10,036 4,766 19.2 25,009

 

Garnett was modest when talking about his career achievements last month after he passed Patrick Ewing for 16th on the list.

“I guess when you’ve been in the league as long as I’ve been in it you want to accomplish some things,” Garnett said, via ESPN.com. “Nothing more, nothing special in it. I guess some day it’ll mean something to me. But at this point, it’s relative. I’m sorry to be kind of, you know … I’m not into the individual stuff, but obviously I’ve accomplished some things in this league, so that’s a good thing.”

As long as Garnett stays healthy for the remainder of the season, we should see him leap over Jerry West and Reggie Miller as well. Where on the list will he his end his career? That is unknown, but if he finishes out the remaining two years of his contract with Boston, he’s bound to jump up at least a few more spots.

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