Jan 23, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring his 30,000 career point during a time out against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center.  Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James achieved another prestigious milestone during Tuesday’s game against the Spurs.

James calmly pulled up and drained a long jumper at the end of the first quarter, which resulted in him reaching the 30,000-point mark for his career. LeBron needed only seven points to hit the 30,000-point milestone heading into the game, and it didn’t take him long to do so.

Here’s the shot he made in the waning seconds of the quarter to enter the 30,000-point club.

James is the youngest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, doing so at just 33 years and 24 days of age. Kobe Bryant was previously the youngest.

He also made his way into an elite club that no other player — past or present — is in.

There isn’t much James hasn’t accomplished in his 15-year career, and this milestone just adds to a long list of feats that few others in NBA history have been able to pull off.

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CLUE: TEAM / POINTS / YEAR

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates that the player set the record while the franchise was located in a different city. 

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ATL / 57 / 1969
Lou Hudson
ATL / 57 / 1986
Dominique Wilkins
BK / 57 / 2012*
Deron Williams
BOS / 60 / 1985
Larry Bird
CHA / 52 / 2016
Kemba Walker
CHI / 69 / 1990
Michael Jordan
CLE / 57 / 2015
Kyrie Irving
CLE / 57 / 2017
LeBron James
DAL / 53 / 2004
Dirk Nowitzki
DEN / 73 / 1978
David Thompson
DET / 57 / 2001
Jerry Stackhouse
GSW / 100 / 1962*
Wilt Chamberlain
HOU / 57 / 1978
Calvin Murphy
IND / 57 / 1992
Reggie Miller
LAC / 52 / 1974,76*
Bob McAdoo
LAC / 52 / 1990
Charles Smith
LAL / 81 / 2006
Kobe Bryant
MEM / 45 / 2007
Mike Miller
MIA / 61 / 2014
LeBron James
MIL / 57 / 2006
Michael Redd
MIN / 52 / 2015
Mo Williams
NO / 59 / 2016
Anthony Davis
NYK / 62 / 2014
Carmelo Anthony
OKC / 58 / 1974*
Fred Brown
OKC / 58 / 2017
Russell Westbrook
ORL / 62 / 2004
Tracy McGrady
PHI / 62 / 1968
Wilt Chamberlain
PHX / 70 / 2017
Devin Booker
POR / 59 / 2017
Damian Lillard
SA / 71 / 1994
David Robinson
SAC / 56 / 1964*
Oscar Robertson
SAC / 56 / 2016
DeMarcus Cousins
TOR / 52 / 2018
DeMar DeRozan
UTAH / 68 / 1977*
Pete Maravich
WAS / 60 / 2006
Gilbert Arenas
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