Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James’ pursuit of NBA record
A look at LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984:
Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387.
James points: 38,072.
Difference: 315 points.
James’ latest game: He scored 48 points Monday in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 140-132 win over Houston.
James’ scoring average this season: 29.7.
Potential record-breaker: At his current rate of 29.7 points per game, with 316 points needed to pass Abdul-Jabbar, it would take James 11 more games to become the NBA’s scoring leader. Assuming he does not miss any games, that makes the potential record-breaking game Feb. 7 at home against Oklahoma City.
Next Lakers game: Wednesday at home against Sacramento.
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