At the time of his retirement in 1989, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA’s top player in points scored (38,387), games played (1,560), minutes played (57,446), goals scored (15,837). ), goal attempt (28,307), shots blocked (3,189), defensive rebound (9,394), career win (1,074), and personal foul (4,657).
LeBron James takes his time to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record
And now, LeBron James needs another 630 points to surpass Abdul-Jabbar’s career total of 38,387.
With a career average of 27.1, LeBron James will need 24 games to reach that total. If everything goes right, LeBron James will break Abdul-Jabbar’s record on February 11 against the Golden State Warriors.
If he continues to miss games at the same rate as last season, the record-breaking game will be on March 12 against the New York Knicks.
Although James has missed eight games this season, he has significantly surpassed the pace that Abdul-Jabbar set in his 20th and final season in 1988-89. James has scored 696 points in 25 games between 2022-23, just 52 points behind Abdul-Jabbar’s all-season tally.