When people talk of generational basketball players, the one name that always comes up is Michael Jordan. In the 1990s, Jordan, who played for the Chicago Bulls, won six championships, multiple MVPs and was the reason many other star athletes did not get rings. He could not only score but also defend and will his team to wins.
When it came to scoring, though, Jordan led the league. Those points added up over the years. On Nov. 30, 1996, Jordan reached a plateau not many others had reached at the time. Jordan amassed 25,000 points in the NBA in a 97-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs. He became the 10th player to do so and he achieved this over 782 games, which was faster than any player except for Wilt Chamberlain, who was able to reach 25,000 points in 691 games.