Ray Allen Ready To Break 3-Pointers Record: His Place In History

Tyler DewdneyCorrespondent IFebruary 10, 2011

Ray Allen Ready To Break 3-Pointers Record: His Place In History

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    Ray Allen is set to surpass Reggie Miller for the all-time three-pointers record Thursday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Ray is just one away from tying the great Miller (who will be at the game) and two from passing him. 

    In a moment of great sportsmanship, Reggie Miller revealed that he is excited to see his record fall. 

    Ray is set to make history that will place him in the record books amongst some of the greats.

    Here are some of those greats and the records they hold.

Most Points: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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    In his 19-year career, Abdul-Jabbar managed to score a record 38,387 points. 

    This record is as much a tribute to his longevity as it is to his sweet touch around the basket.

Highest Average Points Per Game: Michael Jordan

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    This should come of no surprise to basketball fans. 

    Michael Jordan averaged an unbelievable 31.0 points per game over the course of his career (minimum 400 games played).

    Jordan is arguably the most exciting player in NBA history, and it shows in this impressive record.

    Just think what he could have done if he hadn't retired in the middle of his career. 

Most Rebounds: Wilt Chamberlain

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    Wilt Chamberlain had 23,934 rebounds over the course of his 13-year career. 

    For those number crunchers out there, that's an unbelievable average of 1,841 rebounds a season. 

    This record won't fall anytime soon.

Most Assists: John Stockton

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    With 15,806 assists for the Utah Jazz, Stockton earned his Hall of Fame place.

    The most prolific passer in the history of the game made everyone around him better.  Just ask Karl Malone.

Most Assists: John Stockton

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    Stockton made the record books a second time with his career steals mark. 

    With 3,625, John Stockton established himself as one of the best defensive guards in the history of the NBA.

    The man could steal the ball and then get his teammates the points.  Can you think of anything better?

Most Blocked Shots: Hakeem Olajuwon

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    Olajuwon made his presence known under the basket.  Players knew there was no free lane to the hoop as long as Hakeem was on the court.

    His 3,830 career blocks have solidified him in the record books for years to come. 

Games Played: Robert Parish

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    Parish played an amazing 1,611 games over the course of his career that saw him play for four different teams.

    Not everyone can play for 20 years like Parish did.  The man just had unbelievable longevity. 

Most Field Goals: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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    It makes sense that the man who has scored the most points also holds the record for most made field goals. 

    With 15,837, it doesn't look like anyone will surpass Abdul-Jabbar anytime soon.

Other Notables

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    Most seasons leading the league in points: Michael Jordan (10)

    Most points in a season: Wilt Chamberlain (4,029)

    Most seasons with 2,000 points or more: Karl Malone (12)

And Most Three-Pointers In a Season: Ray Allen

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    In 2006, Ray set the mark for most three-pointers in a season with 268.

    Now, just five years later, he is set to make history as the career leader for three-pointers.