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LeBron James becomes youngest member of 30,000-point club

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James joined an exclusive club on Tuesday night.

Cleveland Cavaliers v San Antonio Spurs Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images

LeBron James has crossed the 30,000 point mark with a first quarter basket on Tuesday when the Cavs have played the Spurs.

Here is James’ basket (h/t r/nba)

James is only the seventh player ever to score 30,000 career points, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643) Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and Dirk Nowitzki (30,837 and counting). James is the youngest to ever score at least 30,000 career points with him having beat Bryant to the mark by exactly 100 days.

The Cavs congratulated James on his accomplished with a tweet:

For the season, James is averaging 26.8 points per game and 27.1 points per game over the course of his career.

“It’s not up there in, I guess, the goals I set out for myself to be in this league,” James said of approaching the milestone, per ESPN. “I definitely looked at the list, and saw the list, and seen -- of all the guys that have played in this league and the number of guys that have played in this league -- it’s definitely a select few. It’s a select company. So in that right, it’s special. But I can honestly sit here and say that I’ve never set out to set scoring records or be a part of a scoring club.”