LeBron James Scoring Title: How Many Points Does the 6ft 9″ Lakers Star Need to Surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

Raahib Singh
|Published December 17, 2022

The Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a huge victory last night against back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. With Anthony Davis having to leave the game early, LeBron James led the team to a 126-108 win at home. This is their second win over the Nuggets this season in three contests.

LBJ led the Purple and Gold with 30 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Russell Westbrook came off the bench with a 15-point triple-double. Along with the two stars, there were five other Lakers in double-digits, helping the team win their 12th game of the season.

With this win, and the thirty points, LeBron inches closer to catching up with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the NBA’s All-Time scoring record. Let us take a look at how far the King is.

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How many points does LeBron James need to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

Playing his 20th season in the league, LBJ is doing something we’ve never seen before. He’s averaging 26.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 6.3 assists so far in his 20th year.

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After his 30 points tonight, LeBron has moved up to 37,622 points in his regular-season career. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar notched 38,387 points in his regular-season career.

1Kareem Abdul-Jabbar38,3871,56057,44615,83728,30755.9
2LeBron James37,6221,38752,89913,77527,27250.4

That means that LeBron James trails the Big ‘A’ by 765 points.

Seeing how the Lakers are playing, there is no indication of LBJ slowing down anytime soon.

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How soon can the Lakers star catch up with KAJ?

Seeing how LBJ is averaging 26.7 points per game, if we take the same as his average for the rest of the season, LBJ would need 28.65, or if we round off, 29 games. If LBJ plays all the games from here on out, the 57th game of the season falls on February 11th, against the Warriors.

However, taking things realistically, and considering time for rest-games, the 6ft 9″ forward should surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar by March, i.e., if he stays healthy.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him toward TSR. He started playing basketball when he was 14, and fell in love with the sport ever since. His interest in the NBA developed at the same time as when Stephen Curry put the entire league on notice. Raahib was spellbound by Steph and the Warriors and has been a fan since. From starting off as a Warriors fan, Raahib has evolved into someone who can never miss a good game of basketball. He converts his love for the game and the knowledge he has gained into the articles he writes. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, going for walks, and murder mysteries.

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