LeBron James Reaches 36K Points on NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

In Summary

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar is third on the all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.

LeBron James continues to defy Father Time as he reached 36,000 points in his illustrious career and is one step closer to being the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, according to LeBron Wire

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The Los Angeles Lakers superstar scored 32 points in a 132-123 win over the Houston Rockets playing the center position instead of his small forward position, marking his fifth straight 30-point game. 

He is only 928 points behind NBA Hall of Famer and Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone, who is second on the all-time scoring list with 36,928. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is currently number one on the list with 38,387 points

James is averaging 27.6 points per game and is shooting 52% from the field. If he continues this trend for the rest of the regular season, he will add 1,297 to his total and it would put the four-time MVP 1,090 points behind Abdul-Jabbar. 

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“I just feel like I’m in a really good offensive zone right now,” James said at a press conference after the game. 

Reaching that goal of being the league’s all-time leader in points scored is definitely attainable for the 17-time All-Star, according to LeBron Wire. The man known as “King James” will turn 37-years-old on Dec. 30 and it will take at least another season barring any injury. 

The Lakers are off to a disappointing 17-18 start to the 2021-22 season as they have goals of winning their 18th championship, which would surpass their arch rival the Boston Celtics for the most in NBA history. 

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