LeBron James Becomes Youngest to Reach 30,000 Career Points
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James shoots and scores over San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James shoots and scores over San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green. (Photo: AP/Eric Gay)

LeBron James Becomes Youngest to Reach 30,000 Career Points

LeBron James became the seventh, and the youngest player to score 30,000 NBA career points when he reached the milestone on Tuesday, 23 January.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star hit an 18-foot jump shot with 1.1 seconds left in the first quarter to give him 30,001 points, eight of them on the night against the San Antonio Spurs.

He joins a club that includes just one other active player, Dirk Nowitzki (30,837 points).

Also ahead of James on the scoring list are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419).

James, 33 years, 24 days old, topped the mark held by Bryant, who scored his 30,000th point when he was 34 years and 104 days old.

James became the fourth fastest to the milestone in terms of number of games played (1,107), trailing Chamberlain (941), Jordan (960) and Abdul-Jabbar (1,101).

James wished himself a preemptive congratulations earlier Tuesday on Instagram, several hours before the game started.

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