Seimone Augustus came into Tuesday night’s game against the Dream needing six points to pass Becky Hammon and become the 10th leading scorer in WNBA history. In the third quarter she scored her five, six and seventh points on a three-pointer off a pass from Lexie Brown and accomplished that task, moving up in the WNBA record books.
Augustus now has 5,844 points on her career. Next on the WNBA scoring list are a pair of Seattle Storm greats in Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird with 6,007 and 6,154 career points, respectively.
Of course, Augustus doesn’t play for individual accomplishments—she plays for wins.
“I don’t ever think about it. In 14 seasons all the accolades I’ve got I’ve been thankful and appreciative for, but it just came, it just happened, I just played,” she said. “That’s never been a focal point as far as I was concerned. I would rather hold up another trophy than talk about [being] in the top ten of scoring in the league.”
Nevertheless, cracking the top 10 in all-time WNBA scoring is an extremely impressive accomplishment and one that Lynx fans shouldn’t take for granted. Augustus, the longest-tenured Lynx player, has been with Minnesota through thick and thin and has become the ever-present face of the franchise. It is a great thing to see her put her name where it belongs among all-time greats.