Who Has the Most Points in NBA History?

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points. Abdul-Jabbar, who played 20 seasons in the NBA, played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. He was a 19-time All-Star and a six-time NBA champion.

Karl Malone

Karl Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1985 to 2004, primarily with the Utah Jazz. He was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), 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.

Malone spent his first 18 seasons (1985–2003) with the Jazz, helping them qualify for the playoffs in each of his seasons with the team. He played his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he won his second NBA championship before retiring.

Malone holds the NBA records for most free throws attempted and made, and is second on the all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In 2010, Malone was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in recognition of his individual career achievements.

LeBron James

LeBron James currently has the most points in NBA history. He has played in 1,190 games and has accrued 34,241 points, which is an average of 28.7 points per game. He is followed by Karl Malone, who played in 1,476 games and racked up 36,928 points, for an average of 25.0 points per game.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is widely considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time. He played in the NBA for 15 seasons, winning 6 NBA Championships with the Chicago Bulls. He was also a 14-time All-Star and a 5-time MVP. During his career, Jordan averaged 30.1 points per game, which is the highest career average in NBA history.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is an American former professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships with the Lakers. Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He led the NBA in scoring during two seasons and ranks third on both the league’s all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists. He holds numerous NBA records, including most seasons played with one franchise for an entire career, most points scored in a season, most All-Star Game selections, most All-Star Game MVPs, most seasons leading a league in scoring average, and most points scored in a career. Bryant is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

In 2004, he was named by Time Magazine as one of their 100 Most Influential People. In 2008 and 2012 he was named by ESPN as their Male Athlete of the Year. As of February 2019 he ranks fourth on Forbes’ list of Richest Retired Athletes with an estimated net worth of $400 million dollars.

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