With a second quarter basket against the Milwaukee Bucks, Kyrie Irving entered an exclusive club.
Irving is now one of ninth player in Cleveland Cavaliers history to score 7,000 career points. Some of the other names on the list include franchise greats like LeBron James, Austin Carr and Mark Price.
Irving already was among the Cavs’ top-10 leading scorers prior to Wednesday’s game and he currently is in ninth place. Next up on the list is Larry Nane, who score 7,257 during his time with the Cavs per basketball-reference. From there, Irving could next look to pass the lat Hot Rod Williams (8,504), followed by Bingo Smith (9,513) and Price (9,543).
Eventually, it’s not hard to see Irving end up near or at the top of the Cavs’ all-time list. He’s still only 24, is locked up for the longterm and, barring an injury that limits his effectiveness or him switching teams, he should be consistently one of the Cavs’ top scorers for a long time.