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NYKnickFanatic
11-18-2008, 11:56 PM
James (23 years, 324 days) replaced Kobe Bryant as the youngest player to score 11,000 points when he hit a jump shot late in the first quarter. Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers was 25 years, 99 days when he got 11,000.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=281118017

cmstophe
11-18-2008, 11:57 PM
Grats to him. He is truly a special player (nothing we didnt already know)

NYKnickFanatic
11-18-2008, 11:58 PM
:clap:

philab
11-19-2008, 12:04 AM
If I'm correct, he's been the youngest to every 1k mark so far. It makes you wonder when, if ever, he'll fall behind the pace.

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
11-19-2008, 12:12 AM
He keeps playing very good basketball. I do wonder will he slow down at a younger age? It's an interesting idea me being a Cavalier fan I don't like thinking about it, but you never know.

Jaji
11-19-2008, 12:15 AM
He did enter the league at 18 but it is impressive because he was able to start right away. That's a record that likely will stand forever now with the 19 year age minimum. But the thing is most teenagers aren't ready to play right away while LeBron should have been an All-Star his rookie year.

superkegger
11-19-2008, 02:11 AM
LeBron is going to have all the youngest to scoring stats most likely, unless he gets injured bad. The more interesting stat I'd like to see is the fastest to certain milestones. Like # of games, not age.

GregOden#1
11-19-2008, 02:28 AM
If I'm correct, he's been the youngest to every 1k mark so far. It makes you wonder when, if ever, he'll fall behind the pace.

When Chamberlain was his age he racked up 2700 points, Lebron is at 11 000. Chamberlain had 22 000 at 29, if Lebron can keep up a pace of 2.2-2.3k a year it'l place him at just above that, which is when Chamberlain stopped being a scorer so he'll have a clearway for second or third place behind Kareem, but he'll have to maintain that 2.2k (roughly 30 ppg) average until he's like 36 to beat Kareem. Lebron has a long way to climb, he's not even in the top 250 of all time yet. It's just insane how many points Kareem and Malone racked up.

DODGERS&LAKERS
11-19-2008, 02:43 AM
When Chamberlain was his age he racked up 2700 points, Lebron is at 11 000. Chamberlain had 22 000 at 29, if Lebron can keep up a pace of 2.2-2.3k a year it'l place him at just above that, which is when Chamberlain stopped being a scorer so he'll have a clearway for second or third place behind Kareem, but he'll have to maintain that 2.2k (roughly 30 ppg) average until he's like 36 to beat Kareem. Lebron has a long way to climb, he's not even in the top 250 of all time yet. It's just insane how many points Kareem and Malone racked up.

That seems ridiculous to average 30 points till he is 36. I think if he plays till he is 40 he can do it. And he will need to develop a post game or a more constant jump shot. Once his athleticism leaves him, he will need to find a new way to score. It has to be a lot tougher on guards to be up on that list cause bigs can stay effective much later in their careers

Lakersfan2483
11-19-2008, 02:57 AM
Great milestone for Lebron James. He's on pace to have a brilliant basketball career and he has a chance to go down as one of the greatest to ever play.

CaptainCool79
11-19-2008, 04:52 AM
Great milestone for Lebron James. He's on pace to have a brilliant basketball career and he has a chance to go down as one of the greatest to ever play.

If not thee greatest. I'm just saying...the guys amazing. a lot closer to jordan than kobe can be..considering where kobe is physically and in his career agewise.

cahawk
11-19-2008, 05:12 AM
Lebron obviously was going to shatter all the age records.
So why did LA spend so much hype/publicity on kobe setting records when it was obvious to any real BB fan that Lebron was going to blow him away at every age?

Lebron23
11-19-2008, 06:38 AM
He's the best Individual player in the NBA, and the no.1 candidate for Most Valuable Player of the year this season.

Rome
11-19-2008, 07:42 AM
No suprise here. Kid is special.

philab
11-19-2008, 10:44 AM
When Chamberlain was his age he racked up 2700 points, Lebron is at 11 000. Chamberlain had 22 000 at 29, if Lebron can keep up a pace of 2.2-2.3k a year it'l place him at just above that, which is when Chamberlain stopped being a scorer so he'll have a clearway for second or third place behind Kareem, but he'll have to maintain that 2.2k (roughly 30 ppg) average until he's like 36 to beat Kareem. Lebron has a long way to climb, he's not even in the top 250 of all time yet. It's just insane how many points Kareem and Malone racked up.

Yeah, only Wilt's pace could really catch him in the forseeable future. It's just a question of how much of a head start LeBron got.

At 30 PPG for a 75-80 game season, LeBron would be putting up ~2300/year. LeBron could definitely hold off Wilt, then. Only question would be could he get to 38,083 or whatever Kareem's mark is. It would be pretty sick if he had every 1k record from 1-39 or higher.

JordansBulls
11-19-2008, 11:03 AM
That seems ridiculous to average 30 points till he is 36. I think if he plays till he is 40 he can do it. And he will need to develop a post game or a more constant jump shot. Once his athleticism leaves him, he will need to find a new way to score. It has to be a lot tougher on guards to be up on that list cause bigs can stay effective much later in their careers

For the most part this is true, but in the case of Malone and Jordan they still averaged a lot for guys 35 years old. MJ was the leading scorer while IIRC Malone was 3rd.
So guys can be effective when in their mid 30's.