LeBron James is quickly closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record

LeBron James scoring chart: The Lakers’ star is on pace to set a new record in early February after scoring a season-high 48 points.

LeBron James set a season high with 48 points against the Rockets on Monday night, moving closer to Kareem Abdul-all-time Jabbar’s NBA scoring record. James eclipsed the 38,000-point threshold on Sunday against the 76ers, and now needs only 316 points to become the leading scorer in NBA history.

You can see where LeBron’s quest stands below.

ALL-TIME SCORING LEADER CAREER POINTS POINTS TO PASS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387 ___
LeBron James 38,072 316

James is averaging 29.7 points per game this season. If he continues at this rate, he will need 11 more games to catch Abdul-Jabbar. I

f James does not miss any games between now and then, and if the current pace is maintained, the record would be set against the Oklahoma City Thunder at home on Feb. 7. If LeBron misses any games over the next month, the Lakers will host the Bucks on Feb. 9 and travel to face the Warriors on Feb. 11, both of which could become record-setting dates.

  • LeBron’s last three games: 48 vs. Houston; 35 vs. Philadelphia; 24 vs. Dallas
  • LeBron’s next three games: vs. Sacramento (Jan. 18); vs. Memphis (Jan. 20); at Portland (Jan. 22)

“I’m excited to see it happen. I don’t see records as personal accomplishments, but more as human achievements,” Adbul-Jabbar said ahead of the 2021-22 season about LeBron potentially breaking his record.

“If one person can do something that’s never been done, that means we all have a shot at doing it. It’s a source of hope and inspiration. Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile back in 1954. Since then, not only have 1,400 runners beaten that time, but the new record is 17 seconds less.

We all win when a record is broken and if LeBron breaks mine, I will be right there to cheer him on.”