LeBron James Becomes Youngest Player in NBA History to Score 24K Points

January 17th, 2015 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

LeBron James made history on Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers in a 126-121 win for the Cleveland Cavaliers. James totaled 32 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists on the night, but one of those points was a little more special than the others.

The Cavs forward scored the 24,000th point of his career, becoming the youngest player in the NBA to ever eclipse the total. The Cavs, NBA and Bleacher Report saluted James on Twitter for his accomplishment:

As Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal noted, James is a little over a year younger than Kobe Bryant was when he achieved the record:

Friday's game against the Clippers was LeBron's third one back since he took a couple of weeks off to rest his knee and back. Upon his return, he scored 33 against the Phoenix Suns and then 36 against the Los Angeles Lakers. He dropped 32 on the Clippers Friday.

As CBS Sports NBA joked, James is back to doing LeBron-like things again:

The bigger debate after Friday is where James might wind up on the NBA's all-time scoring list. He currently sits 23rd ...

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