LeBron joins NBA's 26,000-point club, moves to 20th on assist list in same night

BY Spencer Davies • January 29, 2016

In another season defined by milestones and historical achievements, LeBron James has once again put his name among the greats of the NBA.

It was not one, but two accolades in the same night for "The King" at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night.

Not only did he become the youngest player in league history to reach 26,000 points at 31 years and 32 days old, but James also surpassed Derek Harper on the NBA's all-time assist list, moving up to 20th place.

"It means a lot," James said following the Cavaliers 114-106 victory in Detroit. "First of all, it happened in a win [Friday], which is most important for me.

"I've been able to stay relatively healthy for the years that I've been in this league. Anytime I'm able to accomplish that, I give all the thanks to all my former teammates and coaches and the two organizations I've played for that have allowed me to get to this point."

LeBron continues to make his mark in the game of basketball, and with plenty of season left to go, it's likely that these won't be his last honors of the year.