Howard reaches 5,000 career rebounds

Updated: March 31, 2009, 2:21 PM ET
Associated Press

Kid Karom

Magic man Dwight Howard became the youngest player to reach 5,000 career rebounds on Monday night, surpassing a legend.

Player
Year, Days
Dwight Howard 23, 112
Wilt Chamberlain 25, 128
Dave Cowens 25, 153
Walt Bellamy 25, 197
Moses Malone 25, 265
Kevin Garnett 25, 296
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MIAMI -- Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard became the youngest player in NBA history to get 5,000 career rebounds Monday night, when he grabbed his 11th of the game against the Miami Heat.

Howard reached the mark at the age of 23 years, 112 days -- smashing the previous record held by Wilt Chamberlain, who was 25 years, 128 days old when he got his 5,000th rebound.

Howard was already the youngest player in NBA history to reach the 1,000-, 2,000-, 3,000- and 4,000-rebound marks.


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