Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 2012 Milestones

I've been tracking the top 30 all time NBA leaders in points, rebounds, blocks, assists, and steals on a regular basis for the past 15 years. I love seeing seasoned players move up the all time stats charts. I decided to start a regular feature call the monthly milestones aka: spotlight on the old players.

Below I have listed some of the players who recently passed prior legends in the all time stats department.

Kobe Bryant recently passed Shaq and is now #5 for the most points scored in an NBA carreer. He also passed Fat Lever and is now #17 on the all time steals list.

Kevin Garnett passed Jerry Lucas and Buck Williams to move up to #13 on all time rebounds. He also passed Rod Strickland and Hersey Hawkins to become #21 in all time steals. Not bad for a big man. Hakeem is the only other guy his size in that the top 30 steals department.

Dirk Nowitzki passed Elgin Baylor, Adrien Dantley, and Robert Parrish to move up to #20 in the all time scoring bracket.

Tim Duncan passed Larry Bird and Gary Payton and is now the # 26 all time leading scorer. He also passed Charles Oakley and is now #20 for rebounds.

Paul Pierce moved up 3 spots and is now the 27th leading scorer in NBA history.

Jermaine O'Neal passed Kevin McHale to become #23 for all time rebounds.

Andre Miller passed Tim Hardaway, Terry Porter, and Lenny Wilkins and is now #11 for All time assists.

Jason Kidd passed Michael Jordan and is now the #2 in all time steals. He's going to need 749 more if he plans on beating John Stockton.

I'm not a big fan of all of these players, but they have my respect for sticking with it and having the longevity to put up such impressive numbers over the course of their carreers.

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