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LeBron James Youngest to 23,000 Points

While the sports world was preparing for the Final Four, LeBron James was making some more history in Miami.

On Friday, the Heat hosted the Timberwolves in a game that took two overtimes to decide. Miami ultimately lost a squeaker, 122-121, but all the extra playing time allowed King James to score his 23,000th career point. He was 29 years, 95 days old when he hit the milestone, making LeBron the youngest player to reach 23,000 points. He took over the record from Kobe Bryant, who was 30 years, 171 days old when he set it.

James finished Friday's game with 34 points, then added another 38 Saturday in a 102-91 Heat victory over the Knicks. That gives him 23,041 points for his career, and puts him within striking distance of cracking the top 25 all-time points list. Number 25 is Adrian Dantley with 23,177 points. With the season he's having, LeBron should top that by the end of the season.

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