Last night, LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points, achieving the milestone at the age of 28 years, 17 days. Kobe Bryant was previously the fastest player to reach that mark at 29 years, 122 days.
LeBron is now 18,380 points behind the all-time record holder, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). If he stays healthy, LeBron should have a decent shot at reaching that number.
We crunched the numbers and learned that if LeBron maintains his career scoring average of 27.6 ppg and doesn't miss any games (unrealistic, obviously), he would reach Kareem's mark just over eight years from now when he is 36 years old. Click "Next" for a graphical look >
If LeBron's scoring average takes a dip and he averages, say, 20 points per game going forward, it would take him over 11 years - when he's about to turn 40 - to break the record.
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