After the NBA season has concluded (by the way, congratulations, GSW!), here is the NBA All-Time scoring list update as of June 2022.
10. #24 Moses Malone
- First is the Houston Rockets’ Center, Moses Malone bags the tenth with 27,409 total scored points in the NBA history.
- Towering at 6’10ft, the Hall of Famer, and an MVP thrice, he tops the Offensive Rebound category with 6,731.
9. #7 Carmelo Anthony
- The next on the list is Los Angeles Lakers Forward, Carmelo Anthony. Still playing for the LAL, he ranks ninth on the NBA All-Time scoring list with 28,289 points.
- At the age of 38, he is also part of the top 10 in the Field Goals Attempted category in NBA history.
8. #34 Shaquille O’Neal
- Coming in eighth place is another LAL icon, Shaquille O’Neal, racking 28,596 points in his NBA stint.
- The LAL 7’1ft Center ranks sixth on Offensive Rebounds, tallying 4,209 rebounds in NBA All-Time statistics.
7. #13 Wilt Chamberlain
- A legend in the Golden State Warriors, formerly San Francisco Warriors, Wilt Chamberlain grabs the seventh seed in the all-time scoring points with 31,419.
- The 7’1ft Center, drafted in 1959, front-runs the Rebound category making 23,924 in his NBA league experience.
- Also, the only player who scored 100-points in a game making history 60 years ago, while he was with the Philadelphia 76ers.
6. #41 Dirk Nowitzki
- The 2007 MVP and 2011 champion in Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki places sixth in the all-time scoring list of the NBA league producing 31,560 points.
- The 7-footer Forward is part of the top ten of the Defensive Rebound, Field Goals Attempted and Made, and Free Throws Made.
- He got his career-high 53 points during a 2004 match against the Houston Rockets.
5. #23 Michael Jordan
- Chicago Bulls’ Guard, Michael Jordan, gets the fifth place after tallying 32,292 points in his whole NBA career.
- Wait, who doesn’t know MJ? The guy wearing the Air-Jordan kicks in “Space Jam”. Also, the one who won six championship titles during his stint in the Bulls.
4. #24 Kobe Bryant
- The late Black Mamba, LAL’s Forward-Guard, Kobe Bryant joins the list and ranks fourth in the all-time scoring in the NBA league with a total scored points of 33,643.
- An iconic NBA player, and legend next to Chamberlain with his career-high 81 points during a 2006 match-up against the Raptors (which the LAL won).
- The Black Mamba finished his NBA career with a glaring 60 points and a win against the Utah Jazz last 2016.
3. #32 Karl Malone
- The 6’9ft Utah Jazz’ Forward, Karl Malone takes the third in the all-time scoring doing 36,928 points.
- Karl “The Mailman” Malone enters the top ten in Defensive Rebounds, Field Goals Attempted and Made, and leads in Free Throws Attempted and Made categories, respectively.
- Malone, an MVP twice, a 14-time All-Star, and an 11-time All-NBA first team. Another legend too!
2. #6 LeBron James
- Of course, he’s here! LAL’s Forward, LeBron James secures second on the list with 37,062 points in his NBA career.
- King James started with the Cavaliers, got his first two rings with Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013, and is currently with the Lakers.
- Lastly, LBJ enters the top ten in the NBA all-time statistics in the categories of Points, Assists, Steals, Field Goals Attempted and Made, Three-Pointers Attempted, Free Throws Attempted and Made, and Turnovers. Literally a king in the court!
Oh, we are not going to be shocked by the player with the all-time points, you know who is it, NBA fans!
1. #33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Nonetheless, this legend, leading this list is no other than Lakers’ Center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who produced 38,387, and still the highest number of career points in NBA history!
- Moreover, the Big A played 70 games in which he made 40+ points in those match-ups.
- Lastly, this legend lists in the top ten of Defensive Rebounds, Rebounds, Blocks, Personal Fouls, Free Throws Attempted and tops the Field Goals Attempted and Made categories, respectively.
A Big Possibility in the NBA All-Time Scorers’ List
Whoops! But, we’re not just done yet!
- With just around a thousand and three hundred difference from the top all-time scorer, Kareem, in the NBA history in this list, LBJ is quite near to snatching the top spot.
- Let’s do quick math for this one! Say, there are 82 games in an NBA league season, while James’ average points per game in NBA 2022 is 30.3.
- If LBJ (let’s assume, although he can actually do it) continues to stick to his average PPG of 30.3 next season, there’s no doubt that King James can take the all-time scorer title here in the NBA history!
Maybe we should hear it from one of the most respected and best players in the NBA, Shaq. As he shared in an interview on what ‘maybe LeBron’s plan is.’ Shaq mentioned that LBJ’s plan is to probably pass up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
LBJ passed up Bryant and Jordan on the list, and he holds four championship titles (rings!) as of this time. And O’Neal stated “If that don’t make him a great basketball player is… I don’t know you know what we’re talking about.”
Shaq even mentioned that James made his own mark in the basketball world (he sure did!), and surely does not want to be compared to other superstars in the leagues.
In addition, the NBA world would definitely be in awe and will really shut up when King James is NBA’s All-Time Scorer in the next season!
So there you have it, NBA fans! Any thoughts on the NBA’s All-Time Scoring List, and the possibility of a new All-Time scorer? Also, you may view NBA’s All-Time Categories Ranking here!
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