LeBron James Youngest Player To Score 20K

LeBron James of the Miami Heat became the youngest player to score 20,000 points on January 16 against the Golden State Warriors.

Rocco DiMatteo, Staff Writer

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When people think of great NBA players people think of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and most recently LeBron James of the Miami Heat.

On the January 16 game against the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James became the youngest player to score 20,000 career points. Bryant was the next youngest: he was 29 when he reached 20,000 points.

People often try to compare James to Jordan, yet it’s important to remember that James went straight to the NBA after high school. Jordan actually played in college for three years at the University of North Carolina and helped them win a National Championship before being drafted into the NBA his junior year.

This is LeBron’s 10th season and in Jordan’s 10th season he was up to 21,998 points.

Yet, LeBron’s teammate Dwayne Wade has said that LeBron is an unselfish player and could have reached 20,000 points when he was younger. To date, LeBron has reached 5,000 assists: another impressive record that he surpassed that night against the Golden State Warriors.

The next record LeBron is set to break is 1,000 three pointers. At the time of publication, Lebron only needed 33 more points to accomplish this. So, barring any injuries, he should have no problem breaking that record as well.

Even though LeBron James is bound to break two records this year he’s arguably still not at Michael Jordan’s level.

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