Shout out to LeBron James who became the youngest player in the history of the NBA to score 20,000 points when he hit a floater during the second quarter against Golden State on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. James is 28.
Teammate Ray Allen is a member of the 20,000+ club with 23,336 points to date in his career
“I’m not really a numbers, milestone guy,” James said to USA TODAY Sports in an interview. “As they come up on me, I live in that moment. (The points mark) came up on my radar when I needed 50 points. That’s when I knew about it.”
“I’m just a complete basketball player. I dominate all facets of the game – rebounding, scoring, passing. I do a little bit of everything – defending. I’m not just a one-dimensional guy. It’s just a testament to how I was brought up in the game, how people taught me the game. I just try to play the right way.”
King James is no stranger to reaching milestones as the youngest player. He was the youngest player to be drafted No. 1 overall in 2003 at 18 years old, the youngest to win Rookie of the Year, and the youngest to score both 1,000 and 10,000 points. This latest feats just adds to a remarkable career that still has a long way to go.
It’s refreshing to see a player so young adhere to some “old school” ways reminiscent of Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Julius Erving just to name a few who were well rounded and multi-faceted players on the court.
We need more athletes playing the right way, let’s hope James continues the legacy.
Congratulations LeBron! We’ll be watching as you take the game a little higher.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,