Don't know why I didn't realize it before... but he hit 28,000 last night. **Edit - Cbuswolverine caught my early morning math error - adjustment follows...
He's 5th now, behind only Abdul-Jabbar, Malone, Jordan, and Chamberlain.
Maybe I'm just not enough of an NBA guy, but I feel like I've missed something. I clearly remember (age tell here) him at LSU, destroying rims, raw-as-crap. Now he's near the top of one of the great records of all-times (NBA socring), and I didn't even realize it.
I feel like I've missed experiencing it... like I'll never have that Bill Simmons moment, recalling watching a legend in action. I'd be able to say that about having seen Magic, Bird, and Jordan; but for some reason, not Shaq. Wonder why?