Basketball Milestones, NBA, Toronto Raptors

Vince Carter dunks his way into the 25,000 point club (featuring 21 other scoring legends)

In his 21st season, Vince Carter became the 22nd player to hit the 25,000 point milestone. It came on a dunk versus the Toronto Raptors, at that. Carter got the final two points of the 15 points he needed in the final second of the game between the Raptors and Carter’s current team the Atlanta Hawks.

He accomplished the huge milestone against the team he made his mark with for his first six NBA seasons., Carter dunked off an assist from rookie Kevin Huerter, who wasn’t even born when Vince first put on his NBA jersey.

Carter joins Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and 21 other NBA players to hit that mark in their NBA careers. Here’s a look at the other couple dozen players that have scored 20,000 points in their NBA careers

NBA Players with 25,000+ points
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387
2 Karl Malone 36,928
3 Kobe Bryant* 32,563
4 Michael Jordan 32,292
5  LeBron James* 31,498
6 Dirk Nowitzki* 31,187
7 Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
8 Shaquille O'Neal 28,596
9 Moses Malone 27,409
10 Elvin Hayes 27,313
11 Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
12 Oscar Robertson 26,710
13 Dominique Wilkins 26,668
14 John Havlicek 26,395
15 Tim Duncan 26,028
16 Kevin Garnett* 25,957
17 Paul Pierce* 25,931
18 Alex English 25,613
19 Carmelo Anthony* 25,551
20 Reggie Miller 25,279
21 Jerry West 25,192
22 Vince Carter 25,000

The current Atlanta Hawk is playing his final season in the NBA and coming off the bench. Carter is an eight-time All-Star playing playing in his second decade of his NBA career. It took the former high-flying Raptor every second of the 1,423 career games to get to the milestone.

After Carter scored his 25,000th point, the Atlanta crowd at State Farm Arena cheered on the legend. After the milestone slam, Vince was clearly emotional. The greatest Toronto Raptor grabbed the ball after it went through the hoop and closed his eyes. Congratulations, Vince!

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