Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is chasing the regular season all-time scoring record held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Abdul-Jabbar scored 38,387 career points and has held the record since April 1984, eight months before James was born.
James is 89 points from claiming the record. His career scoring average is 27.2 ppg with his 2022-23 season average at 30.2 ppg. At this season's pace, James would set the record on Feb. 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena. He is well on his way to becoming the all-time leading scorer before the All-Star break, which starts Feb. 17.
James has missed 11 games this season after sitting out Monday's 121-104 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
When will LeBron James set the scoring record?
Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming schedule
Thursday: at Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. ET
Saturday: at New Orleans Pelicans, 8 p.m. ET
Feb. 7: vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 10:30 p.m. ET
Feb. 9: vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)
Feb. 11: at Golden State Warriors, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Feb. 13: at Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET
Feb. 15: vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
LeBron James’ recent scoring performances
Jan. 22:Lakers 121, Trail Blazers 112 — 37 points
Jan. 20:Lakers 122, Grizzlies 121 — 23 points