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Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  36 responses

Rashard Lewis 3rd NBA Player With 15000 Points, 5000 Boards, 1500 Threes


Rashard Lewis fought through a sore right knee (and a funny heckler in the stands) to reach a notable NBA milestone in Detroit last night. Reports the WaPo: “Rashard Lewis didn’t play in the first half of the Wizards’ 98-77 win over the Detroit Pistons and was heckled for a large portion of a game by a fan seated near the visiting team bench. During a timeout, Lewis stood up and the fan shouted, ‘Hey, Rashard. I came to see you! Who do I need to talk to?’ Lewis, who had missed the previous three games nursing a sore right knee, responded to the heckler, ‘I got a flat tire.’ Lewis didn’t know at the time if he was going to play, or if Coach Randy Wittman would need him. He only dressed in case of an emergency and was hoping to get in at least one more practice before returning to the floor. But not only did Wittman need Lewis, but Lewis found the night to be especially rewarding, as he helped the Wizards (6-22) get their second road win of the season and joined Jason Kidd and Paul Pierce as the only players in NBA history with at least 15,000 points, 5,000 rebounds and 1,500 three-pointers made. ‘It feel good. I’m most definitely happy and excited about it,’ Lewis said. ‘I’ve been playing in the NBA for a long time. This just tells me I’ve had a pretty successful career. Not a lot of people can be on that list.’ When Lewis entered the game late in the third period, the Wizards led 66-63, but the team scored 15 unanswered points over the next four minutes. Shortly after the Lewis entered the game, Wittman called Lewis over to him, and the heckler shouted, ‘Hey, Coach! Leave Rashard alone! He knows what he’s doing. He got it.’ Lewis really did have it. And he now has 15,006 career points, 5,183 rebounds and 1,690 three-pointers.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    i really don’t know what to make of that stat. and how is dirk not in that club?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k1jx3r4y1E dfrance21

    Dirk is about 300 3-pointers short. I just hate stats like these. You can create something like this for every player by throwing a bunch of random stats together. Over the weekend they were making a big deal because Battier has 175 blocks for his 175 career games making him the only player in NBA history to average at least a block and a 3 pointer made a game for his career. Seriously???

  • ibdb

    @dfrance21….AMEN!

  • Frank

    Great achievement!!, Kobe needs 40 more 3′s and he would be on that

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Uh I’m pretty sure Battier has played well over 175 games in his career…..

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Sorry 795 and 795. My point still stands tho! lol

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    For some reason, I thought Rasheed Wallace would have also been in that club…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    He’s also the only one of them making 18 million dollars.

  • misso

    Quit hating on that man. It’s not his fault he has a good agent (Ari Gold) that got him big time money that no one in this world would turn down. Congrats Sweet Lew

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    I don’t see how any true basketball fan could try to disrespect this stat….its an absolutely incredible acheivement. We are talking about the fundamentals of the game here, rebounding/scoring/shooting and for a guy like Rashard Lewis, whose been so hampered by injuries throughout his career, to have a place there among only 2 other names is incredible. Sooooooo much respect for his game….Like a said injuries have really made him a shadow of his potential over the last few years, but an absolutely phenomenal basketball player.

  • Blake O

    Larry Bird isn’t on this list of players..?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    what are you talking about. He’s played less than 60 games twice, and one time was because he wasn’t good enough to get off the bench (his rookie year). And less then 70 games only 3 times. He’s had a very healthy career.

  • VCsuxA$$

    good for Chingy

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Guess I exaggerated that point a bit- BUT, it should be noted that he’s played, but he’s played hobbled very often; you can pretty much count every game he’s played with the Wizards in that regard. But there is also something to be said of getting injured at your peak. With the Sonics he was quickly growing into one the superstars and best players in the league, this is when he was 24-25, he gets injured and then gets traded to a team in Orlando where he is basically told to do nothing on offense but shoot 3′s, completely dampened his potential. I mean he’s no Shaun Livingston of course, but you catch my drift…ending up on this list is no small feat

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    His last season in Seattle he was 27, averaged 22, then got PAID. Which like a lot of players, was the point where he stopped improving. Again, after he got PAID. not injured.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Oh and he was shooting the same % of 2′s in Orlando as he did in Seattle. THe only thing he did less of, was shoot 3′s. For Example, his last year in Seattle he shot 16 shots a game, and 5 threes. His first year in Orlando he shot 14 shots a game, and 3 threes.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    Is that why they never used the amnesty clause on him?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    There was no benefit to using the Amnesty on him this year. He would get paid from Washington regardless. The team has to use a minimum of 80% of their cap space. If they amnestied Rashard, they would have been using something like 60%. They basically had no choice but to keep him.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    How on earth is Ray Allen not on this list?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    he doesn’t rebound

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    facts all wrong, he definitely didn’t get traded. my bad, forgot. He was injuried during one of his years in Seattle if I remember right.

  • ClydeSays

    Worth every penny of that daily $87500.00 dollar salary. Or 3 dollars & 3 cents per minute….

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    he had minor injuries every year. nothing major though.

  • Shifty

    Hmmm surely ray Allen has gotten enough rebounds over 16 years in the L

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    If Ray Allen played every single game of his career he would have 5,510 rebounds. Instead he’s played 1,125 at 4.2RPG, for 4,774 rebounds.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    I’d have to guess that Larry Bird doesn’t have the 3 point makes. His era wasn’t big on jacking up 3 pointers every other possession.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I don’t even think Larry Bird has that many attempts.

  • Shifty

    Thanks for that nbk I had a inkling he was kinda close to the 5000 mark. Hope he makes it. Would be another nice record for Jesus to reach. Can’t believe only three people have made it pass those three statistics.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    the 1,500 threes with 5,000 rebounds really separates everyone. If you think about it, Rashard Lewis is really the first among the group of giant 3pt shooters who also rebound. (except Larry Bird – who didn’t shoot nearly as many 3′s as you’d expect) Before him there were guys like Toni Kukoc, Robert Horry – but none were given the type of scoring & minute responsibilities to get anywhere near those numbers. Rashard is probably the first of his type through the door with many many more to follow.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    This is one of those “played for a long time” stats. Rashard Lewis’ career rebounding average is 7. That is not great for a 6’11″ dude. He’s played for a long time and deserves props for that but he never was a great rebounder at any point. All this stat shows is that most prolific 3 point shooters are guards who are not well equipped to get rebounds.

  • http://anyoldthing Ugh

    7 rebounds a game is great for a guy who never goes inside.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    The thing I got from that list is that NOBODY has ever transformed their game as much as Jason Kidd.

  • Shifty

    Also he mainly averaged those 7 rebounds at the small forward position so that isn’t bad as well as the fact he was a outside shooter meaning he didn’t get much work done in the paint. Meaning he couldn’t really get to the rebounds. And yeah nbk Kidd has def changed his game to match his ongoing change of roll. Still any believe he’s in top 5 for threes made.

  • flight7

    Vince Carter who has 6000 more points will be on this list shortly

  • gusisit

    ^ vince is done in 2 years, no chance he will score 6000

  • Chukaz

    @gusisit nobody said Vince would score 6000 more points. Flight7 said vince has 6000 more points AND will join the list in the furute

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