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godolphins
03-18-2011, 10:41 PM
LeBron James becomes the youngest player in NBA history to reach 17,000 points, achieving the feat more than two years faster than the previous record-setter Kobe Bryant.

Saw it on the news found this random link:
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=11971032036&story_fbid=201732126518009&ref=bf

Baller1
03-18-2011, 10:49 PM
Durant will beat it... ;)

D1JM
03-18-2011, 10:51 PM
Congrats mr Akron

DROSE4MVP
03-18-2011, 10:52 PM
Good for LeBron. Never really liked how he handled the whole Decision thing, but I've always liked LeBron and I won't stop. Congrats to him.

knightstemplar
03-18-2011, 10:53 PM
:clap:

210Don
03-18-2011, 10:53 PM
cool

king4day
03-18-2011, 10:56 PM
Good for him. I'm sure we'll see more of these types of things in the future. He's ahead of the curve in every aspect.

marlinsfan24
03-18-2011, 11:00 PM
Great accomplishment. People need to put away the hatred for him and celebrate a great accomplishment. I'm back to a dislike of him after this post ;)

shizzle09
03-18-2011, 11:05 PM
2 years faster?? Damn

Cubs Win
03-18-2011, 11:06 PM
Congrats LeBron! He'll certainly have a shot at the all-time scoring record. It'll be interesting to see how his game ages.

Flash3
03-18-2011, 11:07 PM
wait so no one bashes lebron yet ? do i see some compliments aswell :speechless:

:o

knightstemplar
03-18-2011, 11:10 PM
Congrats LeBron! He'll certainly have a shot at the all-time scoring record. It'll be interesting to see how his game ages.

once lebron loses that athletism, he aint gonna be great

Mr. Baller
03-18-2011, 11:20 PM
Congrats LeBron, just an absolute beast.

Cubs Win
03-18-2011, 11:21 PM
once lebron loses that athletism, he aint gonna be great

We'll see. He has the size and strength to add a post game if he works at it. And his jumper could obviously be improved with work too. We'll see how much work he's willing to do.

gatkins11
03-18-2011, 11:27 PM
Great accomplishment.

NBAfan4life
03-18-2011, 11:33 PM
Its a testiment to how NBA ready he was right out of high school.

More-Than-Most
03-18-2011, 11:46 PM
Wow 2 years faster. Holy ****

5ass
03-18-2011, 11:53 PM
lebron will probably have more career points than kobe when everything is said and done

bledrules
03-18-2011, 11:54 PM
Yay he's a legend in his own mind !!!

Dallas Tx4Life
03-18-2011, 11:57 PM
once lebron loses that athletism, he aint gonna be great

:laugh:
Now that ******* was funny as hell!!!

Arch Stanton
03-18-2011, 11:57 PM
Big deal! He was drafted from high school right. He's already got an unfair advantage.

Dallas Tx4Life
03-19-2011, 12:00 AM
Big deal! He was drafted from high school right. He's already got an unfair advantage.

Yeah!!! Because Kobe went to college!!!

Arch Stanton
03-19-2011, 12:03 AM
Yeah!!! Because Kobe went to college!!!

I agree! It's a dumb stat! Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe players used to have to play 3 years in college before NBA. No a days it's 1 year. Uneven playing field.

Dallas Tx4Life
03-19-2011, 12:06 AM
I agree! It's a dumb stat! Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe players used to have to play 3 years in college before NBA. No a days it's 1 year. Uneven playing field.

I was making fun of you... Kobe didn't go to college... Nice try at talking down on The King

stlbest5in2013
03-19-2011, 12:06 AM
who?

Arch Stanton
03-19-2011, 12:08 AM
I was making fun of you... Kobe didn't go to college... Nice try at talking down on The King

Yeah I got your sarcasm and also made my point. Sorry that your unable to comprehend that!

Dallas Tx4Life
03-19-2011, 12:10 AM
Yeah I got your sarcasm and also made my point. Sorry that your unable to comprehend that!

You made no point. You said he has an unfair advantage in beating Kobe's record to 17,000 points because he didn't go to college... That's quite the false statement my friend.

azamat
03-19-2011, 12:12 AM
Lebron is the KING!!!

azamat
03-19-2011, 12:14 AM
I agree! It's a dumb stat! Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe players used to have to play 3 years in college before NBA. No a days it's 1 year. Uneven playing field.

HAHAHA, I just had to laugh at you

Dallas Tx4Life
03-19-2011, 12:15 AM
Lebron is the KING!!!

This definitely only helps his case.

Arch Stanton
03-19-2011, 12:15 AM
You made no point. You said he has an unfair advantage in beating Kobe's record to 17,000 points because he didn't go to college... That's quite the false statement my friend.

No. I never said anything about Kobe. Pay attention! It's not a big deal for those drafted from HS including LeBron and Kobe because other players had to spend at least 1-3 years in college before becoming eligible. Understand!

Bruno
03-19-2011, 12:18 AM
Congrats to LBJ, it's a cool accomplishment. I'll be more interested to see if he becomes the youngest to 25K.

Bryant held this record previously, right?

Like others have said, I expect Durant to break all of Kobes/LBJs "first to this number" scoring records.

Arch Stanton
03-19-2011, 12:19 AM
HAHAHA, I just had to laugh at you

Well you're easily amused!

Lake_Show2416
03-19-2011, 12:20 AM
This is gonna happen a lot in the future

Dallas Tx4Life
03-19-2011, 12:24 AM
This is gonna happen a lot in the future

Yep.. Every time Lebron scores another 1,000... Durant might start breaking them but after that... There's no one close...

Evolution23
03-19-2011, 12:30 AM
Hes still the best player in the world

AKAYaReal
03-19-2011, 12:33 AM
Always a good thing to see old records being broken in the league. I mean that is what they are there for no matter when they were drafted.

Its called the evolution of the game!

Congrats the to the man

Hustlenomics
03-19-2011, 12:58 AM
but he left Cleveland on ESPN :rolleyes:
congrats to Lebron

pastrecedes
03-19-2011, 01:14 AM
Lebron James = GOAT
end of story.

Arch Stanton
03-19-2011, 01:20 AM
Lebron James = GOAT
end of story.

A GOAT without a ring. Maybe he could hang out at Rigley field.

Lim
03-19-2011, 01:34 AM
wow. hes ALREADY at 17k points? holy **** kareem is prob shook

Sadds The Gr8
03-19-2011, 01:36 AM
pretty scary how he got to 17000 so ****in fast


A GOAT without a ring. Maybe he could hang out at Rigley field.

:laugh2:

whitemamba33
03-19-2011, 01:38 AM
Great accomplishment for him.

But I don't think KAJ needs to worry until LeBron gets a steady jump shot. His athleticism won't last forever. If you want to see what happens when a player loses his athleticism and doesn't have a solid J to fall back on, just look at Vince Carter.

championships
03-19-2011, 01:45 AM
great acclomplishment. I believe being in MIA with Wade will slow down his scoring out put though.

Lim
03-19-2011, 01:47 AM
Great accomplishment for him.

But I don't think KAJ needs to worry until LeBron gets a steady jump shot. His athleticism won't last forever. If you want to see what happens when a player loses his athleticism and doesn't have a solid J to fall back on, just look at Vince Carter.

good points. allen iverson is a great example too. i am sure lebron will work on his jumper since he wants to be the GOAT but if he hasn't got it down by now i doubt he will have a good jumper. kobe has lost a lot of athleticism but is still great because of his post work/footwork/shooting ability. kareem really should be worried about Kevin Durant

Lake_Show2416
03-19-2011, 01:48 AM
Lebron James = GOAT
end of story.

1. Lebron James
2. Karl Malone

Avenged
03-19-2011, 01:50 AM
He was asked to lead a below average team from the get-go, and given his God given talent, this comes to no surprise. Kobe is passing all-time greats right now in points, Lebron will make the top 10 sooner rather than later.

Cano4prez
03-19-2011, 01:52 AM
LeBrons shot isn't bad, and it will only get better as the years pass by

Cub_StuckinSTL
03-19-2011, 01:53 AM
I've never liked him but you cant discount how good he is. Congrats

NBAfan4life
03-19-2011, 02:10 AM
You guys do realise that Kobe started 7 games in his first two seasons. In his third season there was a lockout knocking 32 games out of the season.

Point being he would of still beat Kobe by a fair margin, but even so I believe wilt has the record for amount of games it took to get 17000 points.

Lakers + Giants
03-19-2011, 02:16 AM
Props to Lebron on this. 2 years faster is a shitload of time. He will end up in top 5 scoring no doubt.

Dallas Tx4Life
03-19-2011, 02:16 AM
LeBrons shot isn't bad, and it will only get better as the years pass by

This^


Lebron was 5-7 from 3-point range tonight... How many times has he done that before in his career? The answer is probably zero and no greater than 3... His shot has gotten tremendously better over the last few years, regardless of what the stats say. Watch him shoot the ball. He has a better shot. And he hits some ridiculous fadeaways, along with a very unguardable step back jumper. His game is only progressing and it will continue to do so.

towlsmoke420
03-19-2011, 02:22 AM
I am not a Lebron fan, but I must give kudos 2 this. Lebron is 2 years earlier than kobe to reach 17,000..... wow

Lebron will have 27,000 points when he is 31

for his whole career(besides rookie) he is averaging at least 2,000 a year.

towlsmoke420
03-19-2011, 02:24 AM
This^


Lebron was 5-7 from 3-point range tonight... How many times has he done that before in his career? The answer is probably zero and no greater than 3... His shot has gotten tremendously better over the last few years, regardless of what the stats say. Watch him shoot the ball. He has a better shot. And he hits some ridiculous fadeaways, along with a very unguardable step back jumper. His game is only progressing and it will continue to do so.



as much as I hate to say it, lebrons shot did get much better.... I mean, when his playing my teams, I always think his gonna make everyshot

Cano4prez
03-19-2011, 02:26 AM
This^


Lebron was 5-7 from 3-point range tonight... How many times has he done that before in his career? The answer is probably zero and no greater than 3... His shot has gotten tremendously better over the last few years, regardless of what the stats say. Watch him shoot the ball. He has a better shot. And he hits some ridiculous fadeaways, along with a very unguardable step back jumper. His game is only progressing and it will continue to do so.

Stats do show he's a good shooter, people fail to realize it. I say it alot but LeBron is an underrated shooter.

towlsmoke420
03-19-2011, 02:27 AM
Stats do show he's a good shooter, people fail to realize it. I say it alot but LeBron is an underrated shooter.

isnt lebron all ways around the .490 mark if im not mistaken

Cano4prez
03-19-2011, 02:29 AM
isnt lebron all ways around the .490 mark if im not mistaken

http://hoopdata.com/player.aspx?name=LeBron%20James

stawka
03-19-2011, 03:18 AM
Well done LeBron. If only you worked on your shots and were 100% from 3/FT and FG, you would have sooooooo much more points :rolleyes:

NBA_Starter
03-19-2011, 03:45 AM
Congrats Bron :clap:

checkit
03-19-2011, 06:13 AM
good for him

ldawg
03-19-2011, 08:48 AM
Lebron is very talented and was doing fine as the leader of his team. this is why i don't get why he chose to play with a similar tantalizing talent in Wade. I mean these two guys just shares the duty. Some other Market could have benefit because Miami don't need both of them to win. Each work for half the game and we are not seeing the best years from three all-star players. I think this is a issue for the nba and one of the big reason they would love a hard cap to keep thing competitive. Lebron has taking the easy road and if you see pass greats the stats don't mean much it's how you get there not how many. Kobe can win 7 rings but he will never be great like Jordan in the end the same will hold for Lebron. The road was paved different for each player so getting to 17000 pts first would vary Kobe and Lebron skip college so they had a jump on Jordon don' make them better. Lebron was drafted to a sorry team and was given the ball on every play playing pg, sg, sf, he had the green light. Kobe was on the Lakers a winning club who just got a beast in Shaq no way he gets the ball on every play or play for the matter of fact, red light. Some stats really don't tell the journey and don't have that much importance but it is a great accomplishment for a very talented player.

Gram
03-19-2011, 09:40 AM
once lebron loses that athletism, he aint gonna be great

This!

kingkobe
03-19-2011, 09:48 AM
You guys do realise that Kobe started 7 games in his first two seasons. In his third season there was a lockout knocking 32 games out of the season.

Point being he would of still beat Kobe by a fair margin, but even so I believe wilt has the record for amount of games it took to get 17000 points.

Exactly...and Kobe had Shaq scoring 30ppg with him unlike Lebron playing at Cleveland...

Also, who had 3 championships to go with the 17000 pts? Hmmm let me think...

mttwlsn16
03-19-2011, 10:48 AM
Great accomplishment. People need to put away the hatred for him and celebrate a great accomplishment. I'm back to a dislike of him after this post ;)

this

BigCityofDreams
03-19-2011, 10:49 AM
You guys do realise that Kobe started 7 games in his first two seasons. In his third season there was a lockout knocking 32 games out of the season.

Point being he would of still beat Kobe by a fair margin, but even so I believe wilt has the record for amount of games it took to get 17000 points.

this.

Even though it doesn't take away from what Lebron accomplished.

PhillyFaninLA
03-19-2011, 11:00 AM
once lebron loses that athletism, he aint gonna be great



This is true for every single player in NBA history. The game is built on athleticism even the bigs have a ton of it, they just hide it behind mass.

Why not say man my car drives great and will continue to do so until the engine is removed.

kingkenny01
03-19-2011, 11:07 AM
amazing stat but i don't think he will ever reach kareem's record he still needs 21,000 more points

PhillyFaninLA
03-19-2011, 11:14 AM
amazing stat but i don't think he will ever reach kareem's record he still needs 21,000 more points

Kareem - 38,387 total points
Lebron - 17,012 total points

difference of 21,375 total points

82 games in a season

If Lebron averages 25 points a game for the next 10 years thats 20,500 total points, putting him 875 points away. Even if he misses a few games a year he'll have a shot in 11 - 12 years of catching him. I believe Lebron can average at least 25 for the next 10 years so its not unrealistic to say he catches him barring major injury.

whitemamba33
03-19-2011, 11:40 AM
isnt lebron all ways around the .490 mark if im not mistaken

That has very little to do with the strength of his jumpshot. That includes the dunks and drives to the basket that would become far more rare in his later years.

poleandreel
03-19-2011, 11:51 AM
Exactly...and Kobe had Shaq scoring 30ppg with him unlike Lebron playing at Cleveland...

Also, who had 3 championships to go with the 17000 pts? Hmmm let me think...

completely unnecessary. GTFO of this thread. This is about lebron not kobe. Get your homer hat off and respect the man.

Lebron also shoots at a much higher clip than kobe and averaged 7-8 assists per game while doing this scoring. If kobe passed more, he would not have gotten 17,000 as fast.

See I can make stupid claims as well.

Also, you bring up shaq being a reason as to why kobe didnt reach 17000 as fast but then you say he had 3 championships which is better?

well, without shaq he would have no championships in those 3 years and would probably have the same amount of points since he was hoisting up 25 shots a game anyway.

h2r09
03-19-2011, 12:17 PM
how pathetic is it that lakers fans are so on edge about everything lebron that they have to come into this thread and give excuses about why kobe isnt further ahead or why lebron might possibly pass him in the future.

Its really pathetic how the only time excuses are ragged on on this site are when they come from heat fans.

why does this site have to have a constant pissing contest about who is "the best"? why cant we ever just have both of them being incredible and amazing players?

h2r09
03-19-2011, 12:19 PM
That has very little to do with the strength of his jumpshot. That includes the dunks and drives to the basket that would become far more rare in his later years.

hahahahaha. nothing is right in this post. First of all they have not become more rare, you just have become blinded by his dominantness to see just how often he is getting those shots and the fact that you used the phrase later years seriously is pretty funny.

whitemamba33
03-19-2011, 12:36 PM
hahahahaha. nothing is right in this post. First of all they have not become more rare, you just have become blinded by his dominantness to see just how often he is getting those shots and the fact that you used the phrase later years seriously is pretty funny.

Without trying to bait or insult, I would like you to kindly refer to my original post and take notice that there was no "LAST EDITED" message at the bottom, which shows that I did not edit my post at all.

Thanks, and I hope you have a great day.

h2r09
03-19-2011, 12:40 PM
Without trying to bait or insult, I would like you to kindly refer to my original post and take notice that there was no "LAST EDITED" message at the bottom, which shows that I did not edit my post at all.

Thanks, and I hope you have a great day.

you and i both have been here a while and know that there is a way to do that somehow. you clearly might have meant that but at first the way you said it did not truly mean the way you wanted it to. not to mention the fact you went from a paragraph to a sentence.

whitemamba33
03-19-2011, 12:45 PM
you and i both have been here a while and know that there is a way to do that somehow. you clearly might have meant that but at first the way you said it did not truly mean the way you wanted it to. not to mention the fact you went from a paragraph to a sentence.

huh? SO instead of admitting that you made a mistake, you'd rather claim that I somehow hacked PSD and and took out an editing message? You do realize that you quoted my exact post...right? Is there somehow that I can change what you quoted as well? Just curious.

I did make a similar post a few pages ago, sstill shorter than a paragraph...but like i've said and like the posts show, you are wrong.

BTW: As you can see below, this post was edited. I don't think anyone else is surprised that you never came back.

Enjoy your day.

Basketash
03-19-2011, 12:58 PM
Congrats Bron!

FuriousJatt
03-19-2011, 01:31 PM
congrats lechoke. hope you never win rings though.

Sixerlover
03-19-2011, 04:18 PM
Congrats to LeBron!

I'm astonished that I read no hate on this topic. Finally

LA_Raiders
03-19-2011, 04:37 PM
Thats great for a sidekick...

OnslaughtXX6
03-19-2011, 04:58 PM
Congrats to LeBron. Definitely the best in the game.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
03-19-2011, 05:18 PM
attaboy!

Unruly Fan
03-19-2011, 05:19 PM
win.

TylerSL
03-20-2011, 01:18 AM
amazing feat. Kudos Lebron :clap:

Raps08-09 Champ
03-20-2011, 01:22 AM
Goon.

I'm not too sure but Durant might beat it.

Anyone know when Durant will reach 17,000 points if he gets at least 30 PPG the next few years?

rabzouz 96
03-20-2011, 05:27 AM
Goon.

I'm not too sure but Durant might beat it.

Anyone know when Durant will reach 17,000 points if he gets at least 30 PPG the next few years?

dunno, but i think he has scored less points than bron in his first 3 seasons

ldawg
03-20-2011, 08:08 AM
no band wagon fan here.

Steelers23_06
03-20-2011, 01:46 PM
i dont think that will be broken anytime soon unless they are allowed to go out of high school again.

KnicksorBust
03-20-2011, 01:53 PM
Am I the only one who feels like 17,000 is a random threshold to celebrate?

MiamiWadeCounty
03-20-2011, 02:05 PM
Am I the only one who feels like 17,000 is a random threshold to celebrate?

I agree. 17,893 seems more appropriate.

shizzle09
03-20-2011, 02:14 PM
Am I the only one who feels like 17,000 is a random threshold to celebrate?

yeah, pretty random. I'm pretty sure we'll see all kinds of updates at 18,19,20 etc. It's a pretty amazing mark though. 2 years faster. good lord.

Arch Stanton
03-20-2011, 02:47 PM
Finicky Heat fans on the defensive as always.

Minimal
03-20-2011, 03:15 PM
Finicky Heat fans on the defensive as always.
Cavs fans as always mad

shizzle09
03-20-2011, 03:50 PM
Finicky Heat fans on the defensive as always.

Stick to the topic instead of making comments that are directed at heat fans. Majority of those 17,000 points were scored while you probably loved LBJ.

Arch Stanton
03-20-2011, 04:54 PM
Stick to the topic instead of making comments that are directed at heat fans. Majority of those 17,000 points were scored while you probably loved LBJ.

He's got a point though. 17000 is kind of a random number.

Arch Stanton
03-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Cavs fans as always mad

Hey way to steal Stebos sig. Got originalty?

footballer2369
03-20-2011, 05:04 PM
Hey way to steal Stebos sig. Got originalty?

:burn:Epic insult...

Sync
03-20-2011, 05:13 PM
That's cool, now win a ring :D

Raps08-09 Champ
03-20-2011, 05:50 PM
He's got a point though. 17000 is kind of a random number.

Not really.

They usually keep track every 1000 points or so.

It's been that way for a long time.

Arch Stanton
03-20-2011, 05:59 PM
Not really.

They usually keep track every 1000 points or so.

It's been that way for a long time.

Oh yeah. Whose "they"? The Miami Heat? ESPN? I didn't see anything on ESPN. It looks like the source is Facebook.

Raps08-09 Champ
03-20-2011, 06:07 PM
Oh yeah. Whose "they"? The Miami Heat? ESPN? I didn't see anything on ESPN. It looks like the source is Facebook.

The media.

I remember watching Kobe's milestone being discussed when he reached I believe 19000.

It's just that Lebron has been on pace to break every milestone from 1000 since he came in the league. So it seems like he's getting special treatment to getting recognition for a record.


It's the same for other stats too. Howard has been breaking the rebounding milestone. He's been the youngest to get 1000-7000 rebounds and he's getting recognition out of it. He didn't get as much recognition as Lebron though because we all know Lebron gets more media attention either way.

But don't act like other players don't get recognition.

KingPosey
03-20-2011, 06:15 PM
I believe Ihave seen a thread about this now for 10,000, 12,000, 14,000 points, etc. We could just start a thread every time he score for this. "LBJ the youngest to reach 14007 points!" "LBJ the youngest to reach 14009 points!"

sunsfan88
03-20-2011, 07:00 PM
Still the best player in the NBA.

NetsPaint
03-20-2011, 08:00 PM
once lebron loses that athletism, he aint gonna be great
His passing will keep him in it I think. Nash is 37 and look at what he's doing. If LeBron is healthy he'll probably be a lot more athletic than Nash was in his early 20s. Would like to see LeBron as a full-time PG at least one season.

Arch Stanton
03-20-2011, 10:13 PM
The media.

I remember watching Kobe's milestone being discussed when he reached I believe 19000.

It's just that Lebron has been on pace to break every milestone from 1000 since he came in the league. So it seems like he's getting special treatment to getting recognition for a record.


It's the same for other stats too. Howard has been breaking the rebounding milestone. He's been the youngest to get 1000-7000 rebounds and he's getting recognition out of it. He didn't get as much recognition as Lebron though because we all know Lebron gets more media attention either way.

But don't act like other players don't get recognition.

Yeah I don't care who they do it for. It's still a random number. And I'm not acting like other players don't get recognition. It's random numbers for anyone.

SteBO
03-20-2011, 10:15 PM
Yeah I don't care who they do it for. It's still a random number. And I'm not acting like other players don't get recognition. It's random numbers for anyone.
You still got to admit, it's quite an accomplishment, though I do agree with you on the random number aspect. I think 20,000 points at this point is much more notable.

Arch Stanton
03-20-2011, 10:35 PM
You still got to admit, it's quite an accomplishment, though I do agree with you on the random number aspect. I think 20,000 points at this point is much more notable.

It is. I do agree. My thing is you really can only compare it to other guys who were drafted from High School. That's it. Otherwise it's an unfair advantage. But either way it's a big feat.

Raps08-09 Champ
03-20-2011, 10:39 PM
It does seem like a random number but they are going by 1000's.

So it's not like they completely pulled a random number. They are keeping tract systematically by every 1000.

But I do agree that it should probably be a bigger margin every time. Like 5000 or something.

Arch Stanton
03-20-2011, 11:30 PM
It does seem like a random number but they are going by 1000's.

So it's not like they completely pulled a random number. They are keeping tract systematically by every 1000.

But I do agree that it should probably be a bigger margin every time. Like 5000 or something.

I agree.

Arch Stanton
03-21-2011, 02:02 AM
Here's the players LeBron can legitimately compare against:

1962 4 29 Harding, ReggieReggie Harding C United States Detroit Pistons Detroit Eastern High School (Detroit, Michigan)1[›] [25]
1975 1 5 Dawkins, DarrylDarryl Dawkins C United States Philadelphia 76ers Maynard Evans High School (Orlando, Florida) [26]
1975 2 19 Willoughby, BillBill Willoughby F/C United States Atlanta Hawks Dwight Morrow High School (Englewood, New Jersey) [27]
1995 1 5 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett* F United States Minnesota Timberwolves Farragut Career Academy (Chicago, Illinois) [28]
1996 1 13 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant* G United States Charlotte Hornets Lower Merion High School (Ardmore, Pennsylvania) [29]
1996 1 17 O'Neal, JermaineJermaine O'Neal* F/C United States Portland Trail Blazers Eau Claire High School (Columbia, South Carolina) [30]
1997 1 9 McGrady, TracyTracy McGrady* F United States Toronto Raptors Mount Zion Christian Academy (Durham, North Carolina) [31]
1998 1 25 Harrington, AlAl Harrington F United States Indiana Pacers St. Patrick High School (Elizabeth, New Jersey) [32]
1998 2 32 Lewis, RashardRashard Lewis+ F United States Seattle SuperSonics Alief Elsik High School (Houston, Texas) [33]
1998 2 40 Young, KorleoneKorleone Young F United States Detroit Pistons Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Virginia) [34]
1999 1 5 Bender, JonathanJonathan Bender F United States Toronto Raptors Picayune Memorial High School (Picayune, Mississippi) [35]
1999 1 25 Smith, LeonLeon Smith C United States Dallas Mavericks Martin Luther King High School (Chicago, Illinois) [36]
2000 1 3 Miles, DariusDarius Miles F United States Los Angeles Clippers East St. Louis High School (East St. Louis, Illinois) [37]
2000 1 23 Stevenson, DeShawnDeShawn Stevenson G United States Utah Jazz Washington Union High School (Fresno, California) [38]
2001 1 1 Brown, KwameKwame Brown F United States Washington Wizards Glynn Academy (Brunswick, Georgia) [39]
2001 1 2 Chandler, TysonTyson Chandler C United States Los Angeles Clippers Dominguez High School (Compton, California) [40]
2001 1 4 Curry, EddyEddy Curry C United States Chicago Bulls Thornwood High School (South Holland, Illinois) [41]
2001 1 8 Diop, DeSaganaDeSagana Diop C Senegal Cleveland Cavaliers Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) [42]
2001 2 46 Cisse, OusmaneOusmane Cisse# F Mali Denver Nuggets St. Jude High School (Montgomery, Alabama) [43]
2002 1 9 Stoudemire, Amar'eAmar'e Stoudemire* F/C United States Phoenix Suns Cypress Creek High School (Orlando, Florida) [44]
2003 1 1 James, LeBronLeBron James* F United States Cleveland Cavaliers St. Vincent – St. Mary High School (Akron, Ohio) [45]
2003 1 23 Outlaw, TravisTravis Outlaw F United States Portland Trail Blazers Starkville High School (Starkville, Mississippi) [46]
2003 1 26 Ebi, NdudiNdudi Ebi F United Kingdom
Nigeria Minnesota Timberwolves Westbury Christian School (Houston, Texas) [47]
2003 1 27 Perkins, KendrickKendrick Perkins C United States Memphis Grizzlies Clifton J. Ozen High School (Beaumont, Texas) [48]
2003 2 48 Lang, JamesJames Lang C United States New Orleans Hornets Central Park Christian High School (Birmingham, Alabama) [49]
2004 1 1 Howard, DwightDwight Howard* F/C United States Orlando Magic Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Atlanta, Georgia) [50]
2004 1 4 Livingston, ShaunShaun Livingston G United States Los Angeles Clippers Peoria High School (Peoria, Illinois) [51]
2004 1 12 Swift, RobertRobert Swift C United States Seattle SuperSonics Bakersfield High School (Bakersfield, California) [52]
2004 1 13 Telfair, SebastianSebastian Telfair G United States Portland Trail Blazers Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, New York) [53]
2004 1 15 Jefferson, AlAl Jefferson F United States Boston Celtics Prentiss High School (Prentiss, Mississippi) [54]
2004 1 17 Smith, JoshJosh Smith F United States Atlanta Hawks Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) [55]
2004 1 18 Smith, J. R.J. R. Smith G United States New Orleans Hornets Saint Benedict's Preparatory School (Newark, New Jersey) [56]
2004 1 19 Wright, DorellDorell Wright G/F United States Miami Heat South Kent Preparatory School (South Kent, Connecticut) [57][58]
2005 1 6 Webster, MartellMartell Webster G/F United States Portland Trail Blazers Seattle Preparatory School (Seattle, Washington) [59]
2005 1 10 Bynum, AndrewAndrew Bynum C United States Los Angeles Lakers St. Joseph High School (Metuchen, New Jersey) [60]
2005 1 18 Green, GeraldGerald Green F United States Boston Celtics Gulf Shores Academy (Houston, Texas) [61]
2005 2 34 Miles, C. J.C. J. Miles G United States Utah Jazz Skyline High School (Dallas, Texas) [62]
2005 2 35 Sánchez, RickyRicky Sánchez# F Puerto Rico Portland Trail Blazers IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) [63]
2005 2 40 Ellis, MontaMonta Ellis G United States Golden State Warriors Lanier High School (Jackson, Mississippi) [64]
2005 2 45 Williams, LouisLouis Williams G United States Philadelphia 76ers South Gwinnett High School (Snellville, Georgia) [65]
2005 2 49 Blatche, AndrayAndray Blatche F United States Washington Wizards South Kent Preparatory School (South Kent, Connecticut) [66]
2005 2 56 Johnson, AmirAmir Johnson F United States Detroit Pistons Westchester High School (Los Angeles, California)

shizzle09
03-21-2011, 02:11 AM
^^^ You never cease to amaze me. I guess baseball should have different records for everytime they changed the length of a season. Same with football, You'll do whatever it takes to downplay what LBJ does. We understand your a bitter cavs fan. Let it go

Giantwarrior
03-21-2011, 02:15 AM
ummm.. great and who cares. since when did they decide to count 17,000 as a milestone or record.

I'll guess that Lebron will be the youngest to score 18,000

xxcubs22xx
03-21-2011, 04:09 AM
ummm.. great and who cares. since when did they decide to count 17,000 as a milestone or record.

I'll guess that Lebron will be the youngest to score 18,000

This

And we all know the points have yet a long time to accumulate even more.

And with how many rings? <--- That's what I want to see

TylerSL
03-21-2011, 08:32 AM
I love how people try to say "he came into the league right out of high school", or "its a random number" or "he doesnt have a ring" to take away from Lebron's accomplishment. I LOL to that. 1st thing, Kobe joined right out of High School as well, yet nobody who say these things have stated that. 2nd thing, you do relize that Jordan didnt win a ring til his 8th season, Lebron is also in his 8th season, and Lebron is also 26 years old........ Who cares when he joined the league, he was averaging 30+ PPG when he was 21 years old. He has also averaged 30 PPG 3 times already (accually 1 year was 29.7, but that is practically 30). You can be bitter or a hater, but you cant take away from that.

JordansBulls
03-21-2011, 08:39 AM
Damn that was quick. I'd imagine he'd get to 30K within another 5-6 years.

BigCityofDreams
03-21-2011, 09:28 AM
I love how people try to say "he came into the league right out of high school", or "its a random number" or "he doesnt have a ring" to take away from Lebron's accomplishment. I LOL to that. 1st thing, Kobe joined right out of High School as well, yet nobody who say these things have stated that. 2nd thing, you do relize that Jordan didnt win a ring til his 8th season, Lebron is also in his 8th season, and Lebron is also 26 years old........ Who cares when he joined the league, he was averaging 30+ PPG when he was 21 years old. He has also averaged 30 PPG 3 times already (accually 1 year was 29.7, but that is practically 30). You can be bitter or a hater, but you cant take away from that.

Kobe joined a veteran team and came off the bench his first two yrs in the league. Lebron went to his home state playing for a team dying for a superstar.

Cubs Win
03-21-2011, 10:10 AM
I love how people try to say "he came into the league right out of high school", or "its a random number" or "he doesnt have a ring" to take away from Lebron's accomplishment. I LOL to that. 1st thing, Kobe joined right out of High School as well, yet nobody who say these things have stated that. 2nd thing, you do relize that Jordan didnt win a ring til his 8th season, Lebron is also in his 8th season, and Lebron is also 26 years old........ Who cares when he joined the league, he was averaging 30+ PPG when he was 21 years old. He has also averaged 30 PPG 3 times already (accually 1 year was 29.7, but that is practically 30). You can be bitter or a hater, but you cant take away from that.

I'm not hating, you can go look at my post on the first page of this thread, but all of these are true.

Arch Stanton
03-21-2011, 01:00 PM
^^^ You never cease to amaze me. I guess baseball should have different records for everytime they changed the length of a season. Same with football, You'll do whatever it takes to downplay what LBJ does. We understand your a bitter cavs fan. Let it go

Well this is an open forum not the Miami Heat forum. Don't get upset just because you want everyone to agree with you. If you like chocolate do you want everyone to like chocolate? You must eat and like chocolate. You must agree with me. And I'm not a bitter Cavs fan. And I have let it go. I'm actually excited for the Cavs future and this upcoming draft.

Dallas Tx4Life
03-21-2011, 01:05 PM
Lebron can't shoot, Lebron can't pass, Lebron can't play defense.

















Don't you haters see how incredibly stupid that sounds???

TragicallyHip
03-21-2011, 01:11 PM
Awesome. What has he won though?

Dallas Tx4Life
03-21-2011, 01:14 PM
Awesome. What has he won though?

Nothing... YET! You guys act like he's 35, not 25. He will win a championship, no doubt about it. Maybe not this year, maybe not next year.. But you're dreaming if you think he'll never win one.

Klivlend
03-21-2011, 01:46 PM
Anyone have the information for the number of games it took LBJ to reach 17,000 points? Maybe comparing the number of games it took him to reach this number vs. other players could help cease some of thise pointless hate.

Arch Stanton
03-21-2011, 05:51 PM
Anyone have the information for the number of games it took LBJ to reach 17,000 points? Maybe comparing the number of games it took him to reach this number vs. other players could help cease some of thise pointless hate.

Or maybe we could even look at the number of minutes played. Then we have a fair playing ground.

rabzouz 96
03-21-2011, 06:59 PM
Awesome. What has he won though?

a conference title, mvp awards, scoring titles, rookie of the year award, etc.

ldawg
03-21-2011, 09:11 PM
a talented band wagon who form the heatles because he could not do it solo. todays standard for a great player.