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LeBron James
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LeBron James, Youngest 30,000 Scorer

LeBron James, Youngest 30,000 Scorer

For a player who never identified himself as a “scorer,” LeBron James has sure found himself in elite company among the most potent offensive threats in NBA history.
James’ jumper with 1.1 seconds remaining in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday gave him eight points for the game and 30,001 points for his career.
He is the seventh player to enter the 30,000-point club and also the youngest at 33 years and 24 days, besting Kobe Bryant’s previous mark (34 years and 104 days), ESPN reported.
James finished with 28 points on 10-of-23 shooting from the field in the Cavaliers’ 114-102 loss to the Spurs, upping his total to 30,021.
“Just a special moment,” James said after the game. “I just started thinking about everything. My journey from being a kid who first picked up a basketball when I was 5 years old to first playing organized basketball when I was 9 all the way up to this point.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with 38,387 points, leads the 30,000-point club and is followed by Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419), Dirk Nowitzki (30,837 and counting) and LeBron James (30,021 and counting).

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