On this date in 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 15 points to become the first player in NBA history to surpass 32,000 career points, as the Lakers topped the Warriors, 131-107. Kareem would keep that mantle as he continued playing until 1989 and amassed 38,387 in total. Will we see anyone approach that number anytime soon? Kobe Bryant is fifth on the all-time list with more than 30,500 points, but the Lakers guard has made it clear that he wants to leave the Association on a high note, before his high-mileage catches up with him. LeBron James has nearly 20,000 points to his credit and a lot of basketball in front of him, but he still has a tall mountain to climb.
If you have a great blog piece that you think we should feature next week, then send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..
- Bleed Green likes what they're seeing out of the Celtics.
- Kingdome Of Seattle Sports has a checklist for the Kings.
- The Basketball Post likes the Spurs' latest pickup.
- The NBA Geek looks at Detroit's youngsters.
- Utah Sports Net talks life without Mo Williams.
- Truth About It asks if the Wizards are ready.
- The Brooklyn Game examines the Nets' coaching bump.
- Long Distance Jayhawk ranks the Big XII.
- Red94 doesn't see the Rockets swinging for the fences.
- 3 Shades Of Blue goes behind the arc with the Grizzlies.
- Hoops Addict likes the edge that Kevin Durant is showing.
- Blazer's Edge educates us on Damian Lillard's Oakland roots.
- NBA247365 had a tough time doling out Thursday's award.
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