All-Star for the Chicago Bulls, DeMar DeRozan has been one of the best athletes on the basketball court for a long time. For a while, it seemed like he would break records, and now the moment has arrived. The Bulls’ star became the 50th player in NBA history (54th including the ABA) to reach 20,000 points.
On Friday night, with 5:43 left in the first quarter, DeRozan sealed a ticket into the 20,000-point club by scoring a midrange pull-up jumper against his former club, the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs called a timeout to celebrate this star’s achievement.
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Following the game on Wednesday, the All-star was in the limelight for the possibility of reaching the 20,000-point club. He was 7 points behind the milestone against Indiana.
DeMar didn’t forget to crack a joke by saying, “I wanted to save it for Pop. Going back to a place that I spent some time, learned so much from, a place that embraced me, wasn’t nothing but love. And it was definitely a learning curve for me in my career at a critical time in my career — and Pop really helped me a lot in my career. I think it’ll be cool to be able to do it there.”
DeRozan is the newest member of the elite group that also includes James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, and LeBron James.