SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James has joined the NBA’s 30,000-point club.
James became the seventh player with 30,000 career points when he hit a jumper with one second left in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.
James was recognized by the arena before the second quarter and got a standing ovation from Spurs fans. James patted his heard and said “thank you so much.”
James needed seven points Tuesday to get there. He missed his first two midrange jumpers before making two driving layups and a 20-footer. He hit the milestone jumper over Danny Green from 19 feet out.
The 33-year-old James joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and Dirk Nowitzki (30,808) on the list.
At 33 years and 24 days, James is the youngest to reach the mark. Bryant was 34 years and 104 days when he got there.
The 14-time All-Star has averaged 27.1 points since breaking into the league as an 18-year-old in 2003.
READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM:
- The Nightly Spirit: Smokie Norful Confirms New Music For March, Reconfirms His Ministry To God
- Woman Tries To Burn Down Birth Home Of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Ellen Holly, Groundbreaking “One Life To Live” Star, Dies at 92
GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX:
Rest In Power: Notable Black Folks Who We’ve Lost In 2023
Washed Crooner Aaron Hall Getting Dragged For All The Filth After Rape Accusation With Diddy
25 Best Black Christmas Movies Of All Time
Black Hollywood Showed Up for The Color Purple World Premiere
Keke Palmer Shuts Down Instagram In A Gold Balmain Mini Dress
This Guy: Aaron Hall Song Lyrics That Haven't Aged Well
Tiffany Haddish Arrested For DUI After Falling Asleep Behind The Wheel…Again
Is Ashanti Pregnant? X Users Think Nelly Has ‘Sealed The Deal’