OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) LeBron James has become the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.
James eclipsed the milestone Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors when he made a short jumper with 2:45 left in the second quarter to give him 2,001 career points. He needed 18 points entering the game to be the 38th NBA player to reach the mark.
The previous youngest to score 20,000 points was Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who got there when he was 29 years, 122 days old. James was 28 years, 17 days on Wednesday.
In the first quarter, James also found Dwyane Wade slicing down the lane for his 5,000th career assist. He is the 13th player with 20,000 points and 5,000 assists.
The Wizards' 113-108 loss to the Nuggets Thursday marked Troy Brown's first NBA start. And the Wizards' rookie guard impressed, scoring a career-high 13 points and snagging five rebounds.
How did Brown find out he was starting, you may ask? Through Twitter, of course!
Head coach Scott Brooks told reporters Brown was taking the injured Trevor Ariza's place in the starting five before notifying Brown himself, and like every 19-year old kid, Brown gets his news on Twitter.
And Thursday night, Brown's Twitter timeline brought him some of the biggest news of his basketball career.
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NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller spoke with Washington Valor defensive back Marrio Norman Thursday at the Nuggets-Wizards matchup at Capital One Arena.
Norman, the older brother of Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, was assigned to the Valor on March 6.
"I'm just excited to come and to add my talents to the team," Norman said.
Although the two brothers will be suiting up in different venues in the Nation's Capital, the younger Norman briefed the former on handling the press in Washington.
In 2018 with the Albany Empire, Norman racked up 58 total tackles and three interceptions.
The Valor's season kicks off on April 26 against the Baltimore Brigade at Royal Farms Arena.
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