LeBron James surpasses 29,000 career points

NBA.com Global on Nov 04, 2017 08:18 AM
LeBron James surpasses 29,000 career points
FILE - CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 23: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes for a dunk during the game against the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 23, 2017 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LeBron James continues to churn out milestones in an already historic career.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star passed the 29,000 career points mark on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) at Washington, becoming just the seventh player in NBA history to do so. At 32-years-old, he is the youngest player in league history to reach that milestone, edging Kobe Bryant (33 years, 199 days) by a fair margin.

In the process, James also passed Kevin Garnett for 12th all-time in field goals made. In addition, the four-time Kia MVP needed just two steals to pass former All-Star forward Shawn Marion for 18th place on the NBA all-time steals list.

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