December 19, 2018

LeBron hits 28,000 points, will be youngest and fastest to 30,000

2017/02/06 2:15 pm 2:15 pm2:15 pm0 3 comments

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 23: LeBron James #23 celebrates with Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after scoring during the second half against the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena

With 28,000 points in the bag at 32 years and 36 days, LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach that point plateau. James was also the youngest player to reach 20,000 career points in the regular season.

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The previous record holder was Kobe Bryant, whom James surpassed by more than one year. Kobe was a relatively-ancient 33 years old and 131 days when he took the record. The next big points milestone for James will be the 30,000 points.

If he continues at his current pace and without any significant injuries, he’ll be the youngest (and fastest) hit 30,000 point mark next season. Without any hiccups, he’ll probably hit the 30K mark toward the end of the 2017-18 NBA season.

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Once he hits 30,000, he’ll be just the sixth player in all of NBA history to surpass 30K. Not bad for a player that’s known for his playmaking and chase down blocks as much as he is for his scoring. To further emphasize how impressive that is, LeBron will join five players that are known scorers: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malon, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.

Related: Dirk Nowitzki is “slowest” to NBA’s 30,000 points club

These youngest to xx,xxx point “records” were all owned by Kobe Bryant until LeBron came a few years after and started gobbling them up. And thanks to the NBA rule barring high school players from jumping directly to the NBA, LeBron will hold these “youngest” records for some time.

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3 Comments

  • Yeah actually he won’t be the fastest. Youngest? Sure, yeah but not Fastest cuz Wilt achieved 30,000 in 941 games and MJ did it in 960 games and LBJ right now has 1,061 games played and isn’t at 30,000. Why the hate on Kobe saying “ancient 33 years and 131 days old”? Like dude its just a year and 75 days more from LBJ (32 years and 36 days) than what it took LeBron to get to 28,000 but that age statistic doesn’t take into account that the first 2 and a half years of Kobe’s career, he came off the bench and didn’t play big minutes so he couldn’t have a high scoring average. He’d have reached 28,000 and even 30,000 at a much younger age if he was a starter right off the bat from the beginning of his career

  • KD actually was drafted at age 18, and being the great scorer he is and with the pace he’s going at, he can actually get to 20,000 and 30,000 at a younger age

  • Langston Cooks

    kevin durant is way too injury prone to reach that goal. also Kobe not being a starter the first two and half season just means he wasn’t good enough.

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