Until Monday night, NBA had only three players with a milestone of scoring 3000 points while there were still under 22 years old. Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has become the fourth-youngest player in NBA history to set that record. It is not that easy to score thousands of points in one’s career. It takes a lot of commitment. Well, here are the four youngest players to score 3000 points in NBA history.
Only in his third season and has played 165 games, Devin Booker has set a record, becoming the fourth youngest player in NBA history to reach 3,000 points in his career. The 21-year-old needed six points to reach the mark going into the Phoenix Suns’ game against Brooklyn Nets. He got it in the first quarter with a 19-foot jumper with 7:46 to play.
Carmelo holds numerous NBA records. Oklahoma City Thunder superstar is the third youngest NBA player to score 3000 points. He reached that milestone at the age 20. He was also the first player in NBA history to have a 20-20 game as a small forward.
Kevin Durant is the reigning NBA Finals MVP at the age of 29. When he was only 20 years and 144 days old, Durant set an NBA record, becoming the second youngest NBA player to ever score 3000 points. Last season Durant won his first NBA championship and he is also twice Olympic gold medalist, 2012 and 2016.
1. LeBron James – 20 years, 62 days old
Today LeBron is the best basketball player on the planet. Last week, he scored 57 season-high points in a Cavs game against Wizards. For that, LeBron James Surpassed Kobe Bryant As Youngest To Score 29,000 Career Points. Kobe Bryant achieved his 29,000th career point, and became the youngest to do so, at age 34 while LeBron did it at 32.