With one second remaining in the first quarter of tonight’s matchup with San Antonio, LeBron James scored his 30,000th point. He is officially the youngest player in NBA history to reach the milestone, joining an elite club that includes Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, and Michael Jordan.
James went into tonight’s game just seven points shy of the mark, and preemptively congratulated himself on Instagram earlier today:
Wanna be one of the first to Congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement tonight that you’ll reach! Only a handful has reach/seen it too and while I know it’s never been a goal of yours from the beginning try(please try) to take a moment for yourself on how you’ve done it! The House you’re about to be apart of has only 6 seats in it(as of now) but 1 more will be added and you should be very proud and honored to be invited inside. There’s so many people to thank who has help this even become possible(so thank them all) and when u finally get your moment(alone) to yourself smile, look up to the higher skies and say THANK YOU! So with that said, Congrats again Young King 🤴🏾! 1 Love! #striveforgreatness🚀 #thekidfromakron👑
The milestone comes in the midst of a tumultuous time for the Cavaliers, who held a fiery meeting to address the issues of late. They come into tonight’s game with an 11-12 road record for the season.