The Los Angeles Clippers may be getting sued for $5 million by a crazed fan, but that’s not raining on the parade tonight for one of the team’s veterans. Antawn Jamison scored his 20,000th career point on Wednesday night which put him with a class of players who are either all in the Hall of Fame or will soon be there one day.
Jamison’s 20,000th point puts him in the same group as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, Moses Malone, Elvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Havlicek, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Robert Parish, Elgin Baylor, Larry Bird, Walt Bellamy, Bob Pettit and David Robinson as well as Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan and Paul Pierce.
Aside from Shaq, Duncan and Pierce, all of the players Jamison joins in the 20,000 point club are in the Hall of Fame which bodes very well for his chances of getting their one day. He’s had an illustrious career that has taken him all across the NBA over the last 15 years. There’s no saying he has much left int he tank but we clearly know where all the milage took Jamison over the years.
20,000 points in the NBA is nothing to sneeze at and Jamison joining elite, Hall of Fame company tonight will be an event neither he nor anyone who saw it live will ever forget.