LeBron becomes youngest player to score 30K regular-season points
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With a fadeaway to end the first quarter of Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points in the regular season.

By doing so, the Cavaliers superstar joined an exclusive group of players who've cracked the 30,000-point threshold.

Rank Player Points
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38 387
2 Karl Malone 36 928
3 Kobe Bryant 33 643
4 Michael Jordan 32 292
5 Wilt Chamberlain 31 419
6 Dirk Nowitzki 30 837
7 LeBron James 30 001

With a scoring average of nearly 26 points per game since rejoining the Cavaliers in 2014, James will have an opportunity to pass the still-active Dirk Nowitzki and all-timers Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan by the end of next season if he keeps up his pace. After that, King James will have more heavy lifting ahead of him in his pursuit of the top three.

In addition to his outstanding regular-season totals, James has scored 6,163 points in the playoffs - more than any other player in NBA history. Jordan trails him with 5,987 career postseason points.

LeBron becomes youngest player to score 30K regular-season points
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