LeBron James all set to surpass Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer

The star player LeBron James of LA Lakers had 37,062 points at the start of season 2022-23. He is just 1,325 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record of 38,387.

Lebron James Abdul Jabbar
Lebron James Abdul Jabbar

The star player LeBron James of LA Lakers had 37,062 points at the start of season 2022-23. He is just 1,325 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record of 38,387. LeBron is rapidly approaching Abdul-Jabbar’s record with an average of 29.7 points per game this season. He has scored 30 or more points in 14 games, which includes 40 or more points in three games. Among all of these, his feats are capped by a 48-point performance against Houston on Jan 16th.

At his current pace, James is expected to surpass Abdul-Jabbar and become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer in early February.

Here are the latest stats of LeBron’s NBA Scoring Record –

7th Jan – 37,965 career points – In this game LeBron scored 37 points which helped Lakers win the match by 136-134 against Sacramento Kings.

12th Jan – 37,989 career points – In this game against Dallas Mavericks, LeBron could score only 24 points. The match was won by Mavs by 119-115.

15th Jan – 38,024 career points – While playing in this game LeBron crossed the 38,000-point mark. He scored 35 points in this game against Philadelphia 76ers, which the Sixers won by 113-112.

16th Jan – 38,072 career points – LeBron scored a soaring 48 points vs. Houston Rockets. Lakers emerged victorious with 140-132. LeBron had 9 assists and 8 rebounds in this season-high performance. LeBron even made a 17-foot jumper along with 4 free throws in the closing minute.

18th Jan – 38,104 career points – LeBron scored 32 points but could not evade losing to Sacramento Kings by 116-111. LeBron played for only 36 minutes. Lakers were leading the match but in the last couple of minutes Kings turned the match around.

20th Jan – 38,127 career points – In a very spectacular yet action-packed match LeBron scored 23 points. The Lakers won against Memphis Grizzlies with a score line of 122-121. The Lakers were trailing by 114-107. But, in the last 3 minutes they outscored the Grizzlies.

22th Jan – 38,164 career points – James LeBron scored 37 points and 11 rebounds and went on to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers by 121-112. By halftime Lakers had a deficit of 25 points. When 4:36 minutes were left, LeBron completed 2 free throws which helped Lakers to take the lead.

24th Jan – 38,210 career points – In the match against L.A. Clippers, LeBron scored 46 points. But the Clippers defeated Lakers with a score of 133-115. After this match James LeBron became the 1st player in the history of NBA to score 40 points against all of the 30 teams.

25th Jan – 38,230 career points – LeBron scored 20 points, which was one of his lowest scoring games, against San Antonio Spurs. But, the Lakers went on to win the game 113-104. LeBron also had nine rebounds and 11 assists.

28th Jan – 38,271 career points – LeBron came up with a great 41 point attempt but wasn’t enough to beat the Boston Celtics. LeBron’s effort comprised 9 rebounds and 8 assists. However, the Lakers lost 125-121 to Celtics.

31st Jan – 38,299 career points – With James LeBron scoring 28 points along with 10 rebounds and 11 assists, the Lakers gained victory over the New York Knicks. LeBron recorded his 106th career triple-double and on the all-time assists list he is at fourth place now.

2nd Feb – 38,325 career points – In this match against Indiana Pacers, LeBron scored 26 points along with 7 assists and 7 rebounds. The Lakers were trailing behind but won the game 112-111. In the second half LeBron scored 15 points.

4th Feb – 38,352 career points – LeBron scores 27 points together with 9 rebounds and 6 assists. However, the Lakers lost the match to New Orleans Pelicans 131-126.

As of now, the star sportsman –James LeBron is 35 points away from getting the world record in his name.