2023-01-25 23:33:38

LeBron James Scoring Tracker: How Close Is He to Kareem Abdul-Jabbars Record?

Logo The New York Times
The New York Times
By Tania Ganguli

James is fewer than 200 points away from breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbars N.B.A. career scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar set the record before James was born.

Since his early days playing basketball, LeBron James has considered himself more of a passer than a scorer. But he has always been dynamic at the rim, and later in his N.B.A. career he developed a shooting touch that made him even more dangerous offensively.

Twenty years of perfecting exactly how to attack N.B.A. defenses have brought James to the cusp of a historic achievement that had once seemed almost impossible for anyone to reach.

James, the Los Angeles Lakers star, is 178 points away from eclipsing Kareem Abdul-Jabbars career total of 38,387. Abdul-Jabbar has been the N.B.A.s career scoring leader since April 5, 1984 more than eight months before James was born. Abdul-Jabbar played five more seasons for the Lakers after passing Wilt Chamberlain for that title.

As James has approached the record, he has increased his scoring output to 35 points per game in January, up from 28.5 points per game in the seasons first three months. This season and 2021-22 have been two of the highest-scoring of his career. Though it would be difficult, it is possible he could break the record against the Knicks on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, one of his favorite arenas. Four games later, the Lakers will host the Milwaukee Bucks in a game between the two N.B.A. teams for which Abdul-Jabbar played.

Continue read on nytimes.com

Logo Daily Mail
FootballBy Alastair Talbot2023-01-25 06:35:15
Lebron James has made NBA history yet again, by becoming the first ever player to drop 40 points against all 30 teams in the league, as the Lakers star...

Logo Marca
BasketballBy Eugenio Muoz2023-01-25 12:51:05
Just 178 points left. The countdown to LeBron James becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer is entering its final stretch. The goal is first to equal and...

Logo Marca
BasketballBy David Snchez R 2023-01-25 17:41:22
LeBron James continues to make history even as the Los Angeles Lakers continue to rack up losses that keep them away from the playoffs. Against the Clippers,...

Logo Daily Mail
FootballBy Jake Fenner2023-01-25 22:12:57
Fans eager to get their hands on tickets to witness history will need to fork out over $300 on some resale sites to see LeBron James and the Los Angeles...

Logo Marca
BasketballBy Lw2023-01-25 06:41:27
LeBron James became the first player in history to score at least once 40 or more points against all 30 NBA franchises on Tuesday when he scored 46 points...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-25 05:28:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) LeBron James hit a career-high nine 3-pointers while scoring 46 points, but the Los Angeles Clippers hit 19 3-pointers of their own on the...

Logo Marca
BasketballBy Efe2023-01-25 11:13:40
LeBron James, who blitzed the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday with 46 points, adding two more records to his splendid collection, admitted to the media that...

BasketballBy Ohm Youngmisuk2023-01-25 07:58:37
LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James scored 13 points and threw down two thunderous dunks in the span of four-plus minutes to cut a 21-point Clippers lead down to 10...

Logo Marca
BasketballBy Eugenio Muoz Fernndez2023-01-23 11:37:10
LeBron James continues to write history. He is 38 years old and seeking to be the NBA's all-time leading scorer by beating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 's record, but...

BasketballBy Dave Mc Menamin2023-01-23 12:43:39
Somewhere along his path toward becoming the NBA's all-time scoring leader, LeBron James reached the ultimate state of being as an offensive force:...

Logo EIN Presswire
SportPress Release2023-01-24 00:00:00
The NBA scorer’s sheet with handwritten notations made during Michael Jordan’s career-best 69-point game on March 28, 1990. (Photo credit: Certified Sports...

Logo Marca
BasketballBy Eugenio Muoz Fernndez2023-01-16 14:12:53
LeBron James has been standing out in the NBA for two decades in which he has won four titles. His next objective is to become the NBA's all-time top scorer...

Logo Daily Mail
FootballBy Tyrell Feaster2023-01-25 01:06:59
Bronny James was one of 24 high school elite basketball athletes selected for McDonald's famous All-American game on Tuesday, much like his father LeBron...

Logo Marca
BasketballBy Enrique Corbella2023-01-16 10:52:13
LeBron James, who turned 38 on December 30, has become only the second player in NBA history to score 38,000 career points. King James reached that milestone...

Logo Marca
BasketballBy Lw2023-01-25 20:06:23
On January 26. it will be three years since Kobe Bryant tragically passed away in a helicopter accident. His daughter Gigi was also with him at the time of...

Logo Daily Mail
FootballBy Isabel Baldwin2023-01-25 21:16:57
Recruiting Bronny James has proven to be a challenge for some colleges interested in luring him to their programs. The six-foot-three guard and eldest son of...

Logo Daily Mail
FootballBy Tyrell Feaster2023-01-25 05:25:07
The NBA All-Star rosters will not be known until the night of the game on February 19. The team captains - probably LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers...

BasketballBy Nick Friedell2023-01-25 12:41:54
Kyrie Irving does not lack confidence. It's his defining characteristic. It's also the reason that, after losing four straight, the Brooklyn Nets have...

BasketballBy Tim Bontemps2023-01-25 04:25:53
NEW YORK -- Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell was unsure about his status moving forward after his groin tightened up on the final play of Cleveland's 105-103...

BasketballBy Tim Mac Mahon2023-01-12 12:04:34
LEBRON JAMES HAS shown no signs of slowing down as he rapidly approaches the NBA's all-time scoring record long held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It seems like a...