On Wednesday January 16, 2013 in Oracle Arena history was made by 28 year old LeBron James for the Miami Heat. James became the youngest player to reach 20,000 points in a career and he also reached the 5,000 mark for assists. James is now one of 11 people with 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, and 5,000 rebounds. LeBron reached 5,000 rebounds last year. James is one of 38 players to pass 20,000 points including his teammate Ray Allen.
LeBron James was drafted in 2003 first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers right out of high school. He went to St. Vincent St. Mary High School in Ohio. James was a great high school basketball player, and he won many awards. He was named Consensus 2003 National High School Player of the Year. He was also named parade High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the as a Junior and a Senior. LeBron James was the first 2-time winner in the 47-year history of the award. He was also named USA Today boys’ high school basketball Player of the Year junior and senior seasons. Lastly James was named Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior and senior.
This season LeBron is 5th in the ppg (points per game) averaging 26 points and 10th in assists with 6.9 per game. James’ had 20 plus points in the first 33 games of the season the second largest 20 plus points streak from the beginning of a season. LeBron James is arguably the best NBA player ever and he has not even played 10 years yet, he is only 28 years old and is getting better. Lebron James is my favorite sports player because of his determination, resilience and his skill. I believe by the end of LeBron’s career he will have broken almost all the records and will win many more championships and gold medals. I hope everyone will believe that he is as good or better than Michael Jordan. LeBron is a one of a kind player who is 6’8 and can dribble and shoot like a 6’1 point guard but, can still rebound and dunk like a 7 foot center. This is why he is the best player the NBA has and will ever have, and welcome to the 20,000 points and 5,000 assist club.