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.”