Last night, in the 106-94 win over the Charlotte Bobcats, NBA journeyman Kurt Thomas currently with the Chicago Bulls and also very recently with the Milwaukee Bucks played in his 1,000th league game.
He is just the 96th player in league history to accomplish the feat. He is only the 12th currently active player to reach this milestone; the players in this club are rather elite (Jason Kidd, Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Garnett, Juwan Howard, Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, Joe Smith and Ben Wallace).
“All my teammates and fans throughout the city have congratulated me. So it’s definitely a greatt accomplishment, something I never really thought about, I never thought I’d play this long in the league. Time just flew by, and it;s been a great run,” Thomas said.
Thomas talked about what’s been the key to his longevity:
“Spending the time here all season, getting my body right, getting my mind right, and finally getting in the gym, getting in the court and spending time with my family- that’s the biggest thing.”
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