LeBron James Next to 30K Points?
The only other modern NBA player who currently seems likely to be in hot pursuit of 30K before his career is over is Miami HEAT star LeBron James. Now ten years into his career, James has already amassed nearly 20 thousand points, a milestone he will almost certainly surpass before the end of the 2012-13 regular season, as he needs just 527 points to get there. He scored 428 points over the first five weeks of the season. James is as dependable as it comes in terms of staying away from injuries, and his dominant scoring, which is second in the league only to Durant, makes him a prime candidate to reach 30K. Not counting last year’s lockout-shortened season, James has scored more than two thousand points in eight of his nine complete seasons, meaning he would only need to play five more at that pace to get to 30K. At just 27 years of age and in impeccable shape, it’s hard to imagine him not getting there.