LeBron James is now only seven points away from claiming another career milestone.
Tonight James can pass Kobe Bryant as the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers head to the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, hoping to come out with a win and a new accomplishment.
LeBron Takes to Instagram
In James’ mind, he’s already reached it. The four-time NBA MVP congratulated himself on Instagram Tuesday morning for reaching the 30,000-point mark
Scoring Doesn’t Define James
Up until his recent Instagram post, James has played it cool to the media. Despite only six players in NBA history achieving the record, James says points really don’t mean that much to him.
According to USA Today, James’ career scoring average is 27.1, and he has averaged at least 25 points a season every year outside of his rookie campaign, while shooting 50.3% from the field and 34.3% on three-pointers for his career.
James assures everyone that he isn’t into record chasing.
The 30,000-point club
The 33-year-old will join 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 select list of scorers.
Not only will he be the youngest to do it, but James will also be the fourth-fastest to do it in games. Following Abdul-Jabbar, Jordan and Chamberlain.
“When I walk into the 30,000-point club they’re going to look at me like, ‘What are you doing here?’ ” James said. “I ain’t supposed to be there.”
James prepares taking on the Spurs tonight at 8 p.m.
"They're going to play the right way every game … and if you don't come in and play the right way, then they'll beat you."@KingJames preps for @spurs → https://t.co/1hxae9D2sk pic.twitter.com/bL6UyxHlfQ
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) January 23, 2018