2009-10 NBA Season | Shaq Is Now Fifth in NBA’s All-Time Scoring ListCategory: Basketball
In a 108-100 win over the Toronto Raptors at their home court today, Shaquille O’Neal of the Cleveland Cavaliers amassed another milestone in his Hall of Fame career.
This 2009-10 NBA season, he became the fifth player to score 28,000 career points finishing with 16 points for the night to move him fifth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
Shaq said of the achievement:
“I’m happy being No. 5, there’s some great names in front of me and some great names behind me. I’ve always been a player to only get happy about the big picture.”
“Only fallback for me is I missed 5,000 free throws [actually 5,218]. If I would have at least hit half of those then I’d be at 30,000 right now.”
Very well said Shaq. The Big Quotatious as always.
Despite also missing numerous games in his career due to various injuries, achieving this record is no small feat.
The record is held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 38, 387 points.