LeBron James becomes youngest NBA player to reach 27,000 points
WASHINGTON– LeBron James continues to make NBA history.
On Friday, the power forward became the youngest player to score 27,000 points during the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Washington Wizard. Before tipoff, he needed just 7 points to break the record. He put up 11 in just the first quarter.
James is 31 years and 317 days old. The previous record was held by Kobe Bryant, who reached the milestone at 32 years and 160 days.
Kyrie Irving added a record of his own. He passed Campy Russell for ninth in scoring in Cavs history.
It’s been a busy week for King James. On Thursday, the NBA Champions met with President Barack Obama at the White House. They presented the President with his own Cavs jersey, took photos on the front lawn and snapped selfies with First Lady Michelle Obama.
The FLOTUS even joined LeBron and company for the mannequin challenge.
James holds a lengthy list of records, including first place all-time in career assists by a forward; only player with at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in a single season for at least seven seasons; and first place all-time for triple-doubles with at least 30 points in the NBA Finals.