Twitter Explodes as LeBron James Becomes Youngest to Score 20,000 Career Points

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Twitter Explodes as LeBron James Becomes Youngest to Score 20,000 Career Points
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You know, that LeBron James guy is pretty good at basketball. 

Just 17 days after his 28th birthday, the former No. 1 pick hit the 20,000-point mark for his career, making him the 38th player—and youngest ever—to accomplish the feat. 

As it tends to do these days, Twitter exploded.

 

Twitter Reaction

One milestone on the night clearly wasn't enough for LeBron, and Chris Paul was quick to congratulate him:

I'll give you one guess as to which record Paul—a true point guard—thinks is more impressive. 

Here's an idea of what the two numbers look like next to each other (via ESPN Stats & Info):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. But we want POINTS! With a mid-range pull-up jumper in the second quarter, James reached the coveted mark (via Bleacher Report):

Numbers Never Lie also commemorated the occasion with a fancy picture:

Will LeBron finish his career as the greatest scorer ever?

As you can see, this achievement will undoubtedly further fuel a LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate, but this Kevin Hart parody account (there's a Kevin Hart parody account?!) noted that Jordan has a very, very important step up on the Heat superstar:

But this was LeBron's day. He deserves the attention, so here's a congratulatory tweet from Heat owner Micky Arison:

Meanwhile, NBA blogger Sean Highkin had this...stat:

Don't worry, it checks out. Just 5,000 assists and a little less than 5,000 rebounds to go!

Then there was this (via ESPN's Chris Palmer):

Not Bill Walton, of course, had to make a hair joke:

But he ended it with "hashtag Congrats Bron," so it's OK. 

Finally, FOX Sports Florida offers this intriguing question for thought:

What do you think?

 

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