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Dwight Howard youngest player in history to collect 9,000 rebounds

April 17, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Dwight Howard became the youngest player in NBA history to record 9,000 rebounds during the Lakers' matchup with the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
Dwight Howard became the youngest player in NBA history to record 9,000… (Wally Sklaij / Los Angeles…)

On Wednesday night, Dwight Howard became the youngest player in NBA history to collect 9,000 rebounds.

Just 16 seconds into the Lakers battle against the Houston Rockets, Howard collected his own miss to hit the milestone.

Howard hit 9,000 at 27 years and 130 days old. Wilt Chamberlain accomplished the same feat at the age of 27 and 144 days. Bill Russell did it in 27 years 357 days.

Heading into the game Wednesday, Howard had 927 rebounds on the season at 12.4 a game.

Howard is in his ninth season after spending his first eight in Orlando with the Magic.

His career high on the glass was during the 2011-12 season, when he averaged 14.5 rebounds a game.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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