In Tuesday’s blowout win over the Boston Celtics, Cavs star LeBron James collected the 24,506th point of his career. By doing so LeBron passed former Heat teammate and prolific sharpshooter Ray Allen on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, moving up to the 21st spot (per ESPN.com).
Since entering the league directly out of high school as the 1st overall pick in 2003, LeBron has simply been tearing it up. Aside from The King’s 4 MVP’s, 2 NBA Championships, 2 Finals MVP trophies, and 11 all-star appearances, LeBron continues to climb the all-time lists in categories besides scoring. Just last week, LeBron became the all-time leader in assists for a forward when he passed Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen.
Next up for LeBron on the all-time scoring list is Knicks great Patrick Ewing, who has 24,815 points for his career. LeBron should pass him rather easily, likely towards the end of this season.
Given how LeBron’s only 30 years of age and is already this high on the scoring list, it wouldn’t be wrong to assume that The King could be in the top 10 or top 5 all-time before his career is over with, so long as he stays healthy. Coming into this season James never missed more than 7 games in a regular season, so his health certainly shouldn’t be something to worry about.
NBA fans need to continue soaking in each game LeBron plays in…we really are witnessing greatness each and every night he steps on the hardwood.