LeBron James now youngest NBA player to score 20,000 points at the age of 28 (Video)By Angel Cuala on Jan 17, 2013 in Amazing, Basketball, Sports, United States •
LeBron James of the Miami Heat is now the youngest NBA player to mark 20,000 points. As shown in the video below, James completed his 20,000th point on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 during the Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors game, held at Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California.
LeBron James, after scoring his 20,000th point
Image Credit: ESPN/NBA video
James, who was 28 years and 17 days old that day and 18 points closer to his 20,000-point mark, made a short jumper with 2:45 left in the second quarter of the game; and became the 38th NBA player to have reached that mark. He won the 2012 NBA Finals MVP when his team beat Oklahoma City Thunder last year.
LeBron James, born on December 30, 1984, now joins the likes of Wilt Chamberlain and Kobe Bryant, who was the earlier record-holder of the youngest NBA player to score 20,000 points. That time, Bryant was 29 years and 122 days old. Chamberlain scored his 20,000th point at the age of 29 years and 134 days.
“It’s more than a number. It means I’ve been able to stay healthy, for one. And I’ve been able to, I guess, play at this level at a high level, and been around teammates that allow me to play at a high level, as well. So it is more than a number.” James was quoted telling to reporters before he is being expected to hit his 20,000-point mark.
Interestingly, LeBron James is also the youngest player to be drafted No. 1 overall in 2003 at 18 years and 303 days old, and the youngest to win the NBA Rookie of the Year, which he achieved during the 2003-2004 NBA Season at the age of 19. He is also the youngest NBA player to mark both 1,000 and 10,000 points.
LeBron James, scoring his 20,000-point mark (Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors, January 16, 2013)
Video Credit: NBAVIDEOSS247/YouTube/NBA/ESPN
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