Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond grabbed his 8,104th career board in their 121-111 overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Well, what does it mean that he grabbed his 8,104th rebound in his career?
That means the Pistons big man passed the late Wilt Chamberlain for most career rebounds through his age-26 season, per Fox Sports Detroit.
History was made tonight as Andre Drummond surpassed Wilt Chamberlain for most career rebounds through age-26 season with 8,104 total rebounds. Congratulations, @AndreDrummond! pic.twitter.com/XFjXpuvTZD
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) January 26, 2020
Usually statistics or records like these are a stretch. But surpassing an all-time legend like Wilt Chamberlain on any kind of list has to mean something, right?
Drummond, who amassed 21 rebounds to go along with 20 points on Saturday night, did take nearly twice as many seasons to surpass The Big Dipper, who had the record of 8,088 total rebounds in just four seasons. Still, this shouldn’t discredit how much of a monster the Pistons All-Star is on the glass.
Chamberlain holds the record for most total boards in NBA history with 23,924. Drummond, meanwhile, is currently at 68th and still ways away from even touching the Hall of Famer’s all-time record.
Nevertheless, at least he has this particular one over Chamberlain. The 6-foot-10 big man can still add to his record of rebounds through his age-26 season with still around half a season to go in 2019-20. Drummond does not turn 27 until the 2020 off-season.
Drummond currently leads the NBA in rebounds, hauling in 15.8 per game. He has led the league in rebounding in three seasons and is set to make it a third straight (fourth overall) this year.
Andre Drummond has been in the trade rumor mill for basically the entire season. Talks between the Pistons and teams interested in acquiring the All-Star center should heat up further as the February 6th trade deadline looms around the corner.