(LeBron) James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 27,000 points in a career. That shouldn’t be a surprise. He has eclipsed Kobe Bryant at every milestone; this one is just the latest. James is 31 years, 317 days. Bryant was 32 years, 160 days. Provided James stays healthy, he’ll chase down Bryant’s mark for 28,000 later this year and should make a run at 29,000 and 30,000 next season.
Source: Jason Lloyd of The Plain Dealer
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN