Kirk Hinrich

Top NBA all-time scorers from each state: Kirk Hinrich is on the list, Michael Jordan isn't


Top NBA all-time scorers from each state: Kirk Hinrich is on the list, Michael Jordan isn't

The NBA schedule will be released later on Monday, but other than that the offseason has come to a screeching halt.

Luckily, the team at HoopsHype (follow them here) put together an awesome graphic to pass the time.

It's a map of the all-time leading NBA scorers from each state (significant note: the team looked at where the player was born, not necessarily where they were raised).

So there's plenty to break down here as far as the Bulls are concerned.

Kicking things off right here in our home state, Dwyane Wade tops the Illinois-born players with 21,317 points (and counting). Hall of Famer Dan Issel scored 27,482 points but scored nearly half of those in six ABA seasons. Terry Cummings, Eddie Johnson and Isiah Thomas round out the top 5 in the Land of Lincoln.

Sioux city native Kirk Hinrich leads the way in Iowa with his 9,594 points. Raef LaFrentz is second with 5,690 points, while Nick Collison and Harrison Barnes round out the top 4. Barnes, at 4,605 points, has a pretty decent shot to catch Hinrich at just 25 years old.

The last Bulls player on the list is Chet Walker, whose 18,831 points lead the way in Mississippi. He could hang on to that distinction for a while, as current players Monta Ellis (17,111 points) and Al Jefferson (14,091) are on the tail ends of their careers.

Phil Jackson, who won six titles with the Bulls, leads the way in Montana with his 5,428 points.

Now, you'll notice a certain player missing from this map. You'll notice that in North Carolina, Walt Bellamy's name appears instead of Michael Jordan's. That, of course, is because Jordan was actually born in Brooklyn. Jordan's family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, when Jordan was a small child, but unfortunately that means he's lumped into the same state as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer.

Thanks to Chris Paul, Kirk Hinrich no longer holds this infamous playoff record

Thanks to Chris Paul, Kirk Hinrich no longer holds this infamous playoff record

There's something to be said for making as many postseason appearances as Chris Paul has. The future Hall of Fame point guard has led his team to the playoffs nine times in his 12-year career, including each of the last six seasons with the Clippers.

But Paul hasn't been able to get over the hump of the Western Conference's second round, bowing out in each playoff apperance before making the conference finals. In fact, Paul's Clippers and former New Orleans Hornets are the only two teams not to make the conference finals since 2000.

Sunday afternoon Paul's Clippers bowed out to the Utah Jazz in seven games, marking the 76th playoff game of Paul's career. And with those games he surpassed former Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich for the most postseason games without ever making the conference finals, per Elias Sports.

Hinrich appeared in 69 playoff games over 11 years, including eight with the Bulls and three with the Hawks. The combo guard lost in the first round in all but two seasons, and lost in the second round in 2007 (to the Pistons) and 2015 (to the Cavs). Paul has advanced to the second round on four different occasions.

Hinrich averaged 10.5 points and 3.9 assists in 28.3 minutes. Paul carried a slightly bigger load, averaging 21.4 points and 9.4 assists in 38.0 minutes. Paul will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.