Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan has written his name into the record books after he became the 50th player in the history of the NBA to score 20,000 points.
The Chicago Bulls succumbed to a narrow 129-124 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on Friday night. It was a closely contested affair that either team could have won, but it was the home side that came on top of the visitors by the end of the fourth quarter. However, it did not end as a night to forget for Bulls star DeMar DeRozan.
DeMar DeRozan ended the game as the joint top scorer amongst all the players on the court along with the Spurs’ Keldon Johnson, with a tally of 33 points. The Bulls guard also had an assist and a rebound against his former side, and completed 11 of his 20 field goals – out of which one was special, as it helped him write his name down in the history books.
It was when DeRozan found the bucket with a jump shot from inside the arc for a two pointers, that he completed 20,000 career points in the NBA. By doing so, DeRozan became the 50th player in the history of the NBA to achieve the feat, writing his name alongside some absolute greats of the game as we know it – a glorious achievement for any player to have in their CV.
Who does DeRozan join in the list of players with 20,000 NBA points?
DeRozan joins a prestigious list of players with over 20,000 NBA points.
The legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar famously led the list of players with the most points in NBA history, while LeBron James is closing his tally down with every passing game. Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan make up the top five, while Dirk Nowitzski, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal, Carmelo Anthony and Moses Malone make up the top ten.
Amongst active players in the top 50, DeRozan joins a list of Kevin Durant, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and Steph Curry – making his name a prominent one amongst some of the elite company in the current NBA.