LeBron becomes 7th NBA player to reach 29,000 points
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LeBron James is the newest member of the NBA's 29K club.

With his eighth point Friday night against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers star became the seventh player in history to score 29,000 points for his career.

James (32 years and 308 days) is also the youngest player to reach that benchmark, beating out Kobe Bryant (33 years, 199 days).

NBA all-time leading scorers

Rank Player Points
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38387
2 Karl Malone 36928
3 Kobe Bryant 33643
4 Michael Jordan 32292
5 Wilt Chamberlain 31419
6 Dirk Nowitzki 30362
7 LeBron James 29000
8 Shaquille O'Neal 28596
9 Moses Malone 27409
10 Elvin Hayes 27313

(Courtesy: Basketball-Reference.com)

James entered the matchup averaging 25.6 points per game on the season for the struggling Cavaliers, who are in the midst of a four-game losing streak with a 3-5 overall record.

LeBron becomes 7th NBA player to reach 29,000 points
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