Renaldo Major has reclaimed his spot in the record books.
With his bucket in the third quarter of Friday’s game against the Reno Bighorns, the Bakersfield Jam forward surpassed longtime Mad Ants guard Ron Howard as the NBA D-League’s all-time leading scorer — eight months after Howard bested Major.
On his 18th point of the night, Major reached 4,325 for his eight-year NBA D-League career. The first 2,903 of those points came during four seasons with the Dakota Wizards (2006-07, 2008-11) — now the Santa Cruz Warriors — before Major joined the Jam for the 2011-12 season.
The 32-year-old played collegiately at South Plains College (JC) and Fresno State before beginning his pro career in the International Basketball League (IBL). He reached the NBA in 2007 and played one game during a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors, scoring five points in 27 minutes on January 17, 2007 against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Diagnosed with a heart murmur later that year, Major missed the entire 2007-08 season after undergoing open heart surgery, then re-joined the Dakota Wizards.