LeBron James becomes the youngest basketball player to hit 29,000 career points.
The athlete beat Kobe Bryant’s record in the first quarter of the Cavaliers vs Wizards game.
LeBron James set yet another record.
During the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizard matchup on Friday, LeBron become the youngest player to reach 29,000 career points in the NBA— surpassing Kobe Bryant's record.
During the match, James took a pass from Derrick Rose and scored the two points that lead up to the landmark feat. Including Friday's game, LeBron scored 10+ points in 800 consecutive regular-season games, making his the second-longest streak in NBA history, just behind Michael Jordan's 866.
LeBron scored the 29,000 points in 32 years and 308 days, while it took Bryant 33 years and 199 days. After Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, and Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James is now the seventh basketball player in history to pass the milestone.
James is roughly 9,000 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record of 38,387 points. According to a report in CBS, if he's able to maintain a career average of around 2,000 points per season, LeBron would be on track to become the all-time leader in points during the 2021-22 season.