LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 20,000 career points Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. The Miami Heat trounced the Golden State Warriors, 92–75. But if that wasn’t enough, he also achieved his 5,000th career assist in the same game.
James was just 28 years, 17 days old.
James now boasts 20,046 points, 5,016 assists, and 5,251 rebounds in his career making him just 1 of 12 players in history to reach those lofty statistics.
During his 10 seasons in the NBA, James has become one of the most recognizable faces of the league. He is a three-time NBA MVP, has two gold medals, and one NBA championship. His stats put him among some of the greatest players to ever play the game, and he’s not even 29 years old yet.Michael Jordan may be the best to ever play in the NBA. But James may just rewrite the history books by the time his career is finished.
Chris Hunt is a sports writer who resides in Charlotte, N.C.
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