NBA Points Leaders

The Top 20 most NBA Points Leaders

3. LeBron James – 33,655 Points

LeBron James
Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA, LeBron James (31944491583), CC BY-SA 2.0

LeBron James (born December 30, 1984), plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. He is often considered the best basketball player in the world and regarded by some as the greatest player of all time. His accomplishments include four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. James has appeared in fifteen NBA All-Star Games and been named NBA All-Star MVP three times. He won the 2008 NBA scoring title, is the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader, and is fourth in all-time career points scored. He has been voted onto the All-NBA First Team twelve times and the All-Defensive First Team five times.

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2. Karl Malone – 36,928 Points

Karl Malone
United States Forest Service, Karl Malone 1988-89, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Karl Malone (born July 24, 1963), nicknamed “The Mailman”, played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons (1985–2003) in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton. Malone also played one season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Malone was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 14-time NBA All-Star, and an 11-time member of the All-NBA first team. He is considered one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history.

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1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38,387 Points

Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Unknown, Wes Unseld and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947) played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. A member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two more as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP.

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