Brook Lopez is celebrating the swish smell of success…
The 29-year-old half-Cuban American NBA player has passed Buck Williams to become Brooklyn Nets‘ career leading scorer.
Lopez, the team’s center, surpassed Williams with a jumper late in the fourth quarter of a 114-105 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Lopez, who finished with 25 points, started slowly but passed Williams with a turnaround jumper on the baseline with just over 4 minutes left in the game.
Williams’ career spanned 17 seasons from 1981 to ’98, the first eight of which were with the New Jersey Nets.
Lopez, was drafted by the then-New Jersey Nets in the first round in 2008, said he didn’t take moving to the top of the Nets’ record books with his 10,441st point lightly.
“It’s a great honor, obviously a lot of amazing players have played here,” Lopez said. “I’m just proud to have my name up there with those guys.”
Lopez, the NBA All-Rookie First Team selection in 2009, was an NBA All-Star in 2013.