Shaq Tops 28,000 Career Points

Published January 20, 2010

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal has become the fifth player in NBA history to score 28,000 points.

With his first basket on Tuesday, a layup in the lane in the opening minute against Toronto, O'Neal joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928), Michael Jordan (32,292) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) as the only players to reach the milestone.

O'Neal, who is in his first season with Cleveland, was saluted by the crowd during a timeout in the first quarter.

Written by <P>By Associated Press</P>

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