I love this tidbit from the Boston Herald’s Saturday notebook:
The addition of Finley puts the Celtics in an interesting position. Nine players in the league have played 1,000 or more games, and four (Finley, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace) play for the Celtics.
Pierce, who played his 861st game last night, isn’t far behind.
“Yeah, so we’re old,” said Rivers. “We don’t mind. We could be young (and stupid) or old and dignified, like us.”
Without looking it up, can you name the other five guys in the league who have played more than 1,000 games? The answer will be after the jump. We believe in the honor code, so you if you claim 5/5 in the comments, we will believe you. Winner gets a cookie.
Courtesy of Basketball Reference:
1) Shaquille O’Neal: 1,170 games
2) Jason Kidd: 1,168 games
3) Juwan Howard: 1,099 games (!)
4) Derek Fisher: 1,009 games
5) Kobe Bryant: 1,006 games
Of note: Steve Nash (997) and Joe Smith (996) are about to join this club.