LeBron James is about to add another record to his already impressive resume. James is about to own the youngest player to score 20,000 points record. LeBron became the youngest player to ever score 10,000 points and the youngest player to record a triple-double, and his accolades and awards show no signs of slowing down.
LeBron needs only 18 points to become the 38th NBA player in history to break the 20,000 career points milestone, and that feat will likely occur on Wednesday when the Miami Heat take on the Golden State Warriors. James has scored at least 18 points in 74 of his last 75 games including the playoffs.
What might be most amazing is that Lebron James will be nearly a year younger than anyone else who has reached the 20,000 points milestone.
Speaking of his upcoming 20,000 points milestone, James said:
”You look at how many players have come through this league, the history of the game. That 20K mark is very limited. How many guys have done that? It’s very, very limited.
‘It’ll be big-time. I’m not going to shy away from that. I’m not a big stats guy as far as individual, but that’ll be pretty cool.”
To put LeBron James’ scoring record in perspective, he will likely score 20,000 points at just 28 years and 17 days old. Kobe Bryant was 29 years and 122 days old, and Michael Jordan was 29 years, 326 days old.
James, a fan of passing off the ball when he sees a fellow player in better scoring position, could have reached the goal even faster had he perhaps held onto the ball and took more selfish shots. In fact, LeBron James has only taken 25 shots in a single outing during one game this season.