LeBron breaks Kobe's record, becomes youngest to score 25,000
Through the first half, it looked like we might have to wait until Wednesday for LeBron James to set another milestone. But with a couple of buckets in the fourth quarter, James reached 22 points for the night -- and 25,001 regular-season points for his career. He becomes the youngest player in NBA history to eclipse the 25,000 mark, passing Kobe Bryant, who set the previous record in 2010. Bryant was 31 years, 151 days old when he scored his 25,000th point; James' age as of Monday night is 30 years, 307 days.
James reached 25,000 in the fourth fewest games in NBA history as well, trailing just Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
LeBron James: 24,979 pts through 914 games Fewest games to 25,000: Chamberlain 691 Jordan 782 Abdul-Jabbar 889 Robertson 917 @EliasSports— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 2, 2015
James set the mark on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers and received a nice round of applause from the Philly crowd at the subsequent timeout.