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.
When will LeBron James set the scoring record?
Saturday: at New Orleans Pelicans, 6 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Thursday: vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)
Feb. 15: vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)