LeBron Scores 20,000th Point

Lebron James headerIn last night’s game against Golden State, LeBron James reached two major career milestones. James started the festivities with his 5,000th career assist in the first quarter, hitting a streaking Dwyane Wade for an easy two points. That appetizer set the table for LeBron’s big achievement, his 20,000th point. When James hit an awkward jumper near the end of the first half it game him 19 points for the game, and 20,001 for his career, making him the youngest player to hit that mark.

That record, at 28 years, 17 days, is over a year younger than Kobe Bryant, who held the previous record at 29 years, 122 days. It also makes LeBron the youngest player to every major scoring milestone up to 20,000, as he holds the record at 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 15,000. Next up for LeBron is Kobe’s 31 years, 151 days mark for 25,000 points. With the NBA now keeping players from jumping directly from high school it is unlikely that any of those marks will be beaten any time soon.