Shaq Is Now Fifth in NBA's All-Time Scoring List

2009-10 NBA Season | Shaq Is Now Fifth in NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

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Shaq is 5th in scoring all-time

Shaquille O’Neal now belongs to a pretty elite company.


Points
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387
Karl Malone
36,928
Michael Jordan
32,292
Wilt Chamberlain
31,419
Shaquille O’Neal
28,014

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.

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2 Responses to “2009-10 NBA Season | Shaq Is Now Fifth in NBA’s All-Time Scoring List”

  1. Aron Ananias Says:

    Congrats to shaq! he should rank one of the best centers there is.

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    ark Reply:

    Personally, I would rank him the second best center ever. Wilt Chamberlain is first, Shaq second and Bill Russell third.

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