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Class Of ’96 Runnin’ Shit!

Posted in Uncategorized by ayb984 on November 16, 2008

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Say what you want about the Class of 1984 and the Class of 2003, but the Class of 1996 is just too sick.  During the Lakers/Pistons matchup on Friday, November, 14, 2008, Allen Iverson surpassed Elgin Baylor on the NBA All-Time Scoring List, while Kobe Bryant surpassed both Larry Bird and Gary Payton on the All-Time Scoring List.

So far, it looks like Allen Iverson will stay ahead of Kobe on the list, unless Kobe plays a gang of more playoff games than Allen Iverson or something.  If Iverson stayed in Denver than you could imagine Kobe closing in on A.I. more, but now that Iverson looks to be playing more postseason games in Detroit, it doesn’t seem as likely.  Despite Kobe’s ridiculous couple seasons as scoring champ, most of Iverson’s Sixers career revolved around him scoring most of the points.  Kobe entered the league onto a veteran Laker team as a second option, which is why Kobe is so far behind A.I.  Had Kobe been on the 2005 or 2006 Laker squad for the past 12 years, Kobe would be on par with or ahead of A.I. in this category.  Props to both.  Here is the Top 30…

Player G FG FT PPG PTS
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,560 15,837 6,712 24.6 38,387
2. Karl Malone 1,476 13,528 9,787 25.0 36,928
3. Michael Jordan 1,072 12,192 7,327 30.1 32,292
4. Wilt Chamberlain 1,045 12,681 6,057 30.1 31,419
5. Moses Malone 1,329 9,435 8,531 20.6 27,409
6. Elvin Hayes 1,303 10,976 5,356 21.0 27,313
7. Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238 10,749 5,423 21.8 26,946
8. Oscar Robertson 1,040 9,508 7,694 25.7 26,710
9. Dominique Wilkins 1,074 9,963 6,031 24.8 26,668
10. Shaquille O’Neal 1,051 10,476 5,478 25.1 26,431
11. John Havlicek 1,270 10,513 5,369 20.8 26,395
12. Alex English 1,193 10,659 4,277 21.5 25,613
13. Reggie Miller 1,389 8,241 6,237 18.2 25,279
14. Jerry West 932 9,016 7,160 27.0 25,192
15. Patrick Ewing 1,183 9,702 5,392 21.0 24,815
16. Charles Barkley 1,073 8,435 6,349 22.1 23,757
17. Robert Parish 1,611 9,614 4,106 14.5 23,334
18. Adrian Dantley 955 8,169 6,832 24.3 23,177
19. Allen Iverson 837 8,035 6,056 27.7 23,156
20. Elgin Baylor 846 8,693 5,763 27.4 23,149
21. Clyde Drexler 1,086 8,335 4,698 20.4 22,195
22. Kobe Bryant 874 7,526 5,673 25.0 21,817
23. Gary Payton 1,335 8,708 3,265 16.3 21,813
24. Larry Bird 897 8,591 3,960 24.3 21,791
25. Hal Greer 1,122 8,504 4,578 19.2 21,586
26. Walt Bellamy 1,043 7,914 5,113 20.1 20,941
27. Bob Pettit 792 7,349 6,182 26.4 20,880
28. David Robinson 987 7,365 6,035 21.1 20,790
29. George Gervin 791 8,045 4,541 26.2 20,708
30. Kevin Garnett 1,009 8,188 4,017 20.4 20,557
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