Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James’ pursuit of NBA record
A look at LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s all-time scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984:
Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387.
James points: 37,965.
Difference: 422 points.
James’ latest game: He scored 37 points on Saturday in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 136-134 win over Sacramento.
James’ scoring average this season: 29.1 points per game.
Potential record-breaker: At his current rate of 29.1 points per game, with 423 points needed to pass Abdul-Jabbar, it would take James 15 games to become the NBA’s scoring leader. That makes the potential record-breaking game Feb. 9 at home against Milwaukee.
Next Lakers game: James was ruled out of Monday’s game at Denver. The next possible game for James is Thursday at home against Dallas.
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