Devin Booker Joins The Elite Company Of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant As One Of The Youngest To 10,000 NBA Points

Published 12/30/2021, 1:53 PM EST
Jun 20, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker reacts against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half during game one of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has officially joined the ranks of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Booker became the 7th youngest player to record 10,000 career points.

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The young star achieved this incredible feat against Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Devin Booker enters the top 10 alongside LeBron James

Booker established himself as a threat for defenders ever since he made his NBA debut. He scored 70 points in one game while he was still 20 years old and has now achieved this sensational feat. 

During the Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder game, Devin Booker dropped 38 points and entered the top 10 of the youngest players to score 10,000 points at 25 years and 60 days.

He takes the 7th spot in a list comprising of all the big names in the NBA.

Booker after the game said, “Honestly, this one means a lot. I give thanks to all my teammates, all my coaches who have put me in the situation to be able to make this.”

Devin Booker has been amazing this season. His 38 against the Thunder takes his season average up to 23.7.

The youngest players to get 10,000 career points

With Devin Booker taking 7th place, let’s take a look at the top 3 youngest players to get 10,000 career points.

The ‘Mamba’ Kobe Bryant takes the 3rd spot in the list. Bryant needs no introduction at all. His huge fan following made him one of the most recognizable personalities on the planet. Kobe became the youngest player to score 10,000 points in 2003 at 24 years and 194 days. He left behind the likes of Michael Jordan while taking 1st place in the list during his time.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 16, 2012: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during Lakers vs Mavericks at the Staples Center. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The 2nd spot goes to Kevin Durant. Durant became the second-youngest player to get 10,000 career points in 2012. The second spot in the youngest players to get 20,000 career points also goes to KD. He has been widely considered one of the best players in the past decade with his consistency. Durant is fighting for the MVP award this season and averages 29.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 5.9 assists this season.

The first place in this list is none other than LeBron James. Apart from this milestone, LeBron James is also the youngest ever to reach 20,000 and 30,000 career points. Ever since his debut, LeBron James has averaged 25 points every season. James achieved the milestone of being the youngest player to reach 10,000 points at 23 years and 59 days.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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