Pro Basketball's 2000 Points ClubPro basketball's "2000 Points Club" is one of the most elite statistical groupings in sports, as I note in the opening paragraph of my most recent NBCSports.com article:
Scoring 2000 points in an NBA season requires a rare combination of productivity and durability. If a player participates in all 82 games he must average 24.4 ppg to reach this milestone. Every missed game requires an extra .3 ppg to stay on pace for 2000 points. Pro basketball's 2000 point club has operated under these rules for decades, unlike some of the "clubs" in other major sports. For instance, when Jim Brown first rushed for over 1000 yards he did it in a 12 game season, necessitating an average of better than 83 yards per game; today's running backs can crank out 1000 yards in a 16 game season by averaging just 62.5 ypg.
Here is a link to the article:
Pro Basketball's 2000 Points Club
posted by David Friedman @ 1:08 AM