LeBron James career points tracker: When will he pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA scoring record?

James is 63 points from setting the record; Lakers' next game is Saturday at Pelicans

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 63 points from claiming the record. At this season’s 30.1 ppg pace, James would set the record on Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks 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.

James and the Lakers next play at the New Orleans Pelicans at 6 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPN2). He scored 26 points in the Lakers' win over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. His career points total is now 38,325.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is chasing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time regular season scoring record. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is chasing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time regular season scoring record. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

When will LeBron James set the scoring record?

Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming schedule

Saturday: at New Orleans Pelicans, 6 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Tuesday: vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)

Thursday: 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

Feb. 2: Lakers 112, Pacers 111 — 26 points

Jan. 31: Lakers 129, Knicks 123 (OT) — 28 points

Jan. 28: Celtics 125, Lakers 121 (OT) — 41 points

Jan. 25: Lakers 113, Spurs 104 — 20 points

Jan. 24: Clippers 133, Lakers 115 — 46 points