LeBron James Becomes Youngest in NBA History to Score 27,000 Career Points

November 12th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

LeBron James passed Hakeem Olajuwon for 10th on the NBA's all-time scoring list Nov. 5, and he made more history Friday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 105-94 win over the Washington Wizards. 

In the first quarter of Friday's Eastern Conference showdown, James rose up over Wizards swingman Otto Porter and drilled a three-pointer to surpass Kobe Bryant as the youngest player in NBA history to score 27,000 points: 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, James recorded the accomplishment at 31 years and 317 days old. Before James, Bryant hit the 27,000-point mark at 32 years and 160 days old. 

ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin provided some staggering context regarding LeBron's achievement: 

James finished the night with 27 points (9-of-18 shooting, 3-of-4 from three), 10 rebounds and five assists to help the Cavs bounce back from their first loss of the season Nov. 8 against the Atlanta Hawks.

He's now topped 20 points in all but two games so far this season and is averaging 23.4 points, 9.3 assists and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 48.6 percent from the field.  ...

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