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Kevin Garnett reaches 25,000 career-point milestone against the Lakers (VIDEO)

Feb 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

With a spinning, fadeaway jumper over the Lakers’ Earl Clark midway through the second quarter of Boston’s destruction of L.A. on Thursday, Kevin Garnett reached 25,000 career points, becoming the 16th player in NBA history to record the accomplishment.

The list of players Garnett joined with at least 25,000 career points is an impressive one, and includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Moses Malone, Elvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon, Oscar Robertson, Dominique Wilkins, John Havlicek, Alex English, Reggie Miller, and Jerry West.

Garnett is such a unique player, though, that he’s on a statistical list all his own — he’s the only player in history to have at least 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 5,000 assists, 1,500 blocks, and 1,500 steals over the course of his career.

  1. asublimeday - Feb 8, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Those numbers are truly unbelievable. Wow.

  2. freemantowilliams - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    “I ain’t even got a license yet/ got seven cars yep/ and a tv the same size of kevin Garnett”

    -Lloyd Banks

  3. money2long - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    25,000th point….against the lakers? that was necessary

  4. BigBeachBall - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    What does kareem have? I forgot…

    • eventhorizon04 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:43 AM

      38,387 points.

      As a 38 year old, Kareem was STILL averaging over 20 points per game in the 1985-86 season.

      When it comes to scoring, it really, really helps to have a near-unblockable shot (Sky-hook).

      • davidly - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:52 AM

        Kareem definitely deserves the NBA Iron Man Award.

        Nice fun-fact. Coincidently, Jordan averaged exactly 20pts. per game his final final season when he turned 40. In his case, the nearly unblockable shot was the fadeaway where he looked like he was reclining on the sofa in mid-air.

  5. mungman69 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Too bad that Kevin’s best years were in Minnesota where not many got to see him play.

  6. reasonablemindsays - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    KG is one of the greatest power forwards of all time. If he had the same opportunity as Duncan to play on a great team, people would be saying KG is the best power forward of all time.

    • davidly - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:59 AM

      There are too many great PF to make such a distinction. Same goes for the GoaT.
      There’s a list, and both Garnett and Duncan made quite a while ago already.

  7. davidly - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    KG is in impressive company (and has been for some time). I remember when I used to check Minnesota’s box just to see his numbers.

    Interesting fact: Many know of Oscar Robertson’s triple-double season.

    The Big O also averaged the following
    over his first five NBA seasons:
    30.3 points (.486)
    10.4 rebounds
    10.7 assists

    We’ll never know his steals or blocks because they started measuring them in his final year.

  8. paulhargis53 - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    So insecure with your “my dad is bigger than your dad’Kareem comment.

    _Totally and undoubtedly the most pathetic, know nothing fanbase in all of sports.

  9. isujames - Feb 8, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    I can’t believe R Miller made that list of over 25,000 pts.

    • scalfor3 - Feb 8, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      Reggie played forever

  10. dexteruk - Feb 8, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    congratulations mr. garnett. great accomplishment for one of the games greatest

  11. scalfor3 - Feb 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Say what you will about KG’s antics, the man can play some ball. Those are SERIOUS numbers

  12. kanemoney - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Second only to Duncan at the PF position in the post-Jordan era.

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