The youngest to 1,000: How LeBron and Kobe reached a scoring milestone in their teens
- Published: 12 July 2019
- How do you score 1,000 NBA points before your 20th birthday? Well, it helps to come into the league really young, which hasn't been possible since 2006. And it also helps to be on a very bad team that *needs* you to score tons of points. These are the stories of the players who checked one of those two boxes, and of course the story of the one player who most emphatically checked both: LeBron James.
LeBron's got basically every record for youngest player to score X number of points, but the exact circumstances of his 1,000-point achievement are worth a deeper dive. That story involves Ricky Davis.
Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
Shot and edited by Alex Hawley and Jiazhen Zhang
Motion graphics by Michael Das and Phil Pasternak
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