James, 30, became the 20th player in NBA history to achieve the feat. He is also the youngest player in league history to reach the 25,000-point total.
Kobe Bryant previously became the fastest player to 25,000 points in 2010, when he did so at age 31.
“For me, winning basketball games and then reaching milestones individually is a pretty cool thing, but obviously the team aspect comes first,” James said before Monday’s game. “But anytime along that line you’re able to reach a milestone, it’s very humbling.”
Entering Monday’s game, James was averaging 22 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists through three games this season.
- Kayla Lombardo