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Warriors news: David West played his 1000th career game against the Nuggets

David West

Now in his 15th season in the NBA, David West continues to be one of the better role players in the league today. He has been the epitome of what a consummate professional is and leads by example in showing how to play with a lot of passion night in and night out.

The former two-time All-Star has also been able to take care of his body well, allowing him to only miss a few games in the past few years. This season is no exception as he has appeared in all but two games for the Golden State Warriors so far. That includes Monday’s game versus the Denver Nuggets which is not just any ordinary one for him as it marked the 1000th game of his career.

That is by no means a simple feat as not a lot of players have had successful careers as long as what West is having. He is now ranked 126th on the all-time list on the career leaders and record for games played along with Glen Rice. He has the opportunity to move up the ladder as the season progresses and possibly even make the top-50 depending on how many more years he plans to play at the highest level. On top of those, West is also quietly having a good shooting season from the perimeter.

It was a double celebration for West as his 1000th career NBA game also ended on a high note as they won against the visiting team. 124-114. It was the Dubs’ fifth straight victory and improved their league-best record to 33-8 for the season, allowing them to send another strong message to the rest of the competition that they are more than ready to defend their title.