Basketball Forever Great Record #5:
Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, born as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., played from 1969 through 1989.
This superb center scored 38,387 career points for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.
That is 1,459 more points than Karl Malone, who ranks second all-time. It is also 6,095 more points than Michael Jordan scored, who ranks third on the career leader board.
If those two greats couldn't come close to Jabbar, how is anyone else ever going to be able to?
Basketball Forever Great Record #4:
Utah Jazz guard John Stockton
had 15,806 assists in his career. All of them came for the Jazz, which meant that their fans had the pleasure of seeing this true team player's entire body of helpful work.
Jason Kidd, who was a member of the 2011 World Champion Dallas Mavericks team, ranks second with 4,228 less assists than the Gonzaga University graduate.
Basketball Forever Great Record #3:
Dr. J's hang time
Old school fans remember how Doctor J., Julius Erving, would take flight with the ball when he was around, or under, the net.
The total amount of combined hang time that he achieved during his career was totally ridiculous. Of course, that type of statistic doesn't appear on any stodgy chart.
This 'record' has been placed directly in the middle of the other records to lighten the mood, as overly serious individuals need a shot now and then to keep them on their game.
Basketball Forever Great Record #2:
Center Hakeem Olajuwon blocked 3,740 shots during his many years with the Houston Rockets. Then, he blocked another 90 shots during the final season of his career with the Toronto Raptors.
Combined, he blocked 3,830 shots from reaching the basket. That was 541 more than Dikembe Mutumbo.
Basketball Forever Great Record #1:
Bill Russell's career began with the Boston Celtics in 1956 and ended in 1969. The 11 championships that he won during those years are beyond remarkable.
In consideration of the structure of modern player contracts and the difficulty of one franchise winning multiple championships, the record that center set seems certain to never be eclipsed.
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