- LeBron James
- United States (Salt Lake City,Utah)
The youngest individual to score 5,000 points in an NBA career is LeBron James (b. 30 December 1984, USA), aged 21 years 22 days. While playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers (USA) James scored 51 points against the Utah Jazz (USA) in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA) on 21 January 2006, surpassing the mark previously held by Kobe Bryant (b. 23 August 1978), who was 22 years 116 days when he scored his 5,000th point playing for the Los Angeles Lakers (USA) in 2000.