NBA 2020-21: Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard moved into sole possession of 13th place on the NBA’s all-time rebounds list, surpassing Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon’s final tally of 13,748.
Howard, sure to play big minutes in the short-handed 76ers’ matchup with Denver Nuggets on Saturday afternoon, achieved the milestone in the first quarter with three rebounds.
— NBA (@NBA) January 9, 2021
Howard, playing in his 17th season, is one of seven 76ers playing vs. the Nuggets. The team has been hit by injuries and players in the Health and Safety Protocol because of COVID-19 exposure.
The 35-year-old is averaging 6.3 boards this season.
Next up on the all-time list is Bullets great Wes Unseld, who grabbed 13,769 rebounds and who Howard probably will pass in the next few games.
NBA All-Time Rebounds Leaders: