Tamika Catchings has put together a historic career with the Indiana Fever — she’s won an MVP Award and a WNBA championship, appeared in a record 10 All-Star Games and been named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year a record five times.
Now, in the midst of her final campaign, she can add another accolade to her ever-growing list. On Sunday against the Atlanta Dream — her final game in Atlanta — Catchings entered the game needing 11 points to reach 7,000 for her career.
And at the 5:57 mark of the third quarter, Catchings took care of business. Posting up her Olympic teammate, Angel McCoughtry, Catchings faked one way, then spun the other. The deke opened up the lane and Catchings took advantage, driving to her right and finishing at the rim.
The shot gave her 12 points on the night and 7,001 for her career.
In reaching 7,000 points for her career, Catchings joins Tina Thompson as the only players in WNBA history to ever reach the historic milestone.
Tamika Catchings Reaches 7,000 Career Points