LeBron James is already one of the best players in the history of the NBA and, on Tuesday evening, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward joined a very exclusive club. Though it was a not a surprise given his career trajectory, James became just the seventh player in league history to reach 30,000 points.
On cue, the only other active member of the same club was there to greet him. Dirk Nowitzki, who reached the 30,000-point mark less than a year ago, sent his congratulations to James.
Nowitzki and James are joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain in the group and, obviously, that is phenomenal company. It seems rather clear that James will surpass Nowitzki (who remains No. 6 overall) in the near future and, given his age, the best player in the NBA today still has plenty of time to zoom up the list.