NBA world congratulates LeBron James for reaching 30,000-point milestone
LeBron James on Tuesday night, at the age of 33 years and 24 days, became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points. James hit the mark late in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 114-102 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
#LeBronJames hits the jump shot to become the first player in @NBAHistory to reach 30,000 points, 7,000 assists, and 7,000 rebounds!#ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/MNKMTyo4sl
— NBA (@NBA) January 24, 2018
Fittingly, some of the biggest and brightest names from the NBA world congratulated him on reaching such a significant personal milestone. Among them? NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
“Congratulations to LeBron on reaching 30,000 points — yet another milestone in an extraordinary career that continues to inspire,” Silver said in a statement.
Two members of the 30K fraternity, Kobe Bryant — whom James surpassed to become the youngest player ever to hit that point plateau — and Dirk Nowitzki.
The two NBA icons offered their congratulatory messages via Twitter.
Congrats @KingJames. Welcome to the club!!!
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) January 24, 2018
From #Akron to #30k @KingJames well done my brotha
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 24, 2018
Other luminaries from the league weighed in on the feat as well.
Congratulations on 30,000, @KingJames! pic.twitter.com/mR7xMlMmLx
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 24, 2018
Congrats @KingJames 30k!! Hell of accomplishment wow!! Elite club !! Congrats!!
— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) January 24, 2018
FOX Sports Ohio compiled a video in which other NBA names gave King James his well-earned shout out, including former teammate Richard Jefferson and longtime pal Chris Paul.
RJ, @Swish41, @CP3 & other members of the @NBA family congratulate #LeBron on his big career milestone | @Wayside_Akron pic.twitter.com/Ne3btejR1Z
— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) January 24, 2018
James of course got the congratulatory ball rolling earlier Tuesday when he submitted a social media dispatch in which he weighed in on what was to come later that night.
Wanna be one of the first to Congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement tonight that you’ll reach! Only a handful has reach/seen it too and while I know it’s never been a goal of yours from the beginning try(please try) to take a moment for yourself on how you’ve done it! The House you’re about to be apart of has only 6 seats in it(as of now) but 1 more will be added and you should be very proud and honored to be invited inside. There’s so many people to thank who has help this even become possible(so thank them all) and when u finally get your moment(alone) to yourself smile, look up to the higher skies and say THANK YOU! So with that said, Congrats again Young King ! 1 Love! #striveforgreatness#thekidfromakron
James on Wednesday morning returned to Instagram to express appreciation for all the love.