With LeBron James breaking the all-time scoring record, where do Boston Celtics alumni stack up behind him?
After flirting with the record for some time, Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James finally broke the all-time scoring record of combined playoff and regular-season points scored with 44,157 total scored as of this writing in the Lakers’ recent 117 – 115 road loss to the Golden State Warriors this past Saturday.
Given how storied the Boston Celtics organization has been through its three-quarters of a century of existence, there are plenty of Celtics alumni below James on that list — but where in relation to each other, and how many in total make up the top 40 scorers in all games in NBA history? Building off of a comprehensive list of all top 40 scorers in league history put together by our sister site HoopsHype, we’ve identified nine Boston alumni.
See if you can suss them all out on your own — and better yet, in order — before scrolling down to check.
No. 37 - Gary Payton: 23,968 points
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No. 32 - Larry Bird
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No. 31 - Robert Parish: 26,154 points
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No. 25 - Ray Allen: 27,254 points
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No. 21 - Dominique Wilkins: 28,091 points
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No. 18 - Kevin Garnett: 28,672 points
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No. 14 - Paul Pierce: 29,577 points
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No. 11 - John Havlicek: 30,171 points
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No. 8 - Shaquille O'Neal: 33,846 points
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