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Dwight Howard becomes youngest player to reach 9000 rebounds, beating Wilt Chamberlain by 14 days

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It’s been an up-and-down year for Dwight Howard, but last night he set a new record.

With his first rebound of the game last night versus the Houston Rockets, Howard became the youngest player to reach 9000 rebounds, beating Wilt Chamberlain by 14 days, per Kevin Ding:

[tweet https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/324305240977469441]

Of course, Howard and the Lakers were more worried about getting a win versus the Rockets and moving onto the playoffs, but this is a pretty cool achievement nonetheless, especially seeing as Dwight calls Chamberlain his idol.

Dwight finished the night with 18 rebounds. He also had 16 points, 4 blocks, 3 steals and 2 assists.

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Written by Ross Pickering

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