Updated NBA career scoring leaders, with LeBron James now on top

The Lakers’ LeBron James supplanted Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Tuesday night as the new NBA record holder for career points. With his 38-point night against Oklahoma City game, James now has 38,390 points and seems likely to spend at least a few more seasons padding his lead on any future challengers to the throne.

NBA CAREER SCORING LEADERS (through Feb. 7, 2023)

1. LeBron James … 38,390

2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar … 38,387

3. Karl Malone … 36,928

4. Kobe Bryant … 33,643

5. Michael Jordan … 32,292

6. Dirk Nowitzki … 31,560

7. Wilt Chamberlain … 31,419

8. Shaquille O’Neal … 28,596

9. Carmelo Anthony … 28,289

10. Moses Malone … 27,409

In celebration of LeBron James (@KingJames) breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s (@kaj33) scoring record at 38,388 points, here is a progressive timeline of the All-Time leading scorers in @NBA history

Look and see how LeBron shoots up the list through his career! @NBAHistory

— Greg Harvey (@BetweenTheNums) February 8, 2023

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