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Here are the top 35 NBA scoring leaders of all time

Here are the top 35 NBA scoring leaders of all time originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

A new NBA scoring king took the crown in 2023.

The title went from one Los Angeles Laker to another, as LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in February to become the league’s all-time leader in points.

James showed in Year 20 that he is still going strong, so he will add some distance between himself and the rest of the pack before he retires.

Who else is close to James, and who could move up the rankings in the coming years? Let’s take a look:

Who are the NBA’s all-time scoring leaders?

In addition to James, there are three other active players who are in the top 35 of the NBA’s all-time scorers: Kevin Durant (15th), James Harden (25th) and Russell Westbrook (27th).

Here’s a look at the top 35 scorers of all time (active players in bold):

  1. LeBron James: 38,652

  2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar : 38,387

  3. Karl Malone: 36,928

  4. Kobe Bryant: 33,643

  5. Michael Jordan: 32,292

  6. Dirk Nowitzki: 31,560

  7. Wilt Chamberlain: 31,419

  8. Shaquille O'Neal: 28,596

  9. Carmelo Anthony: 28,289

  10. Moses Malone : 27,409

  11. Elvin Hayes: 27,313

  12. Hakeem Olajuwon: 26,946

  13. Kevin Durant: 26,892

  14. Oscar Robertson: 26,710

  15. Dominique Wilkins: 26,668

  16. Tim Duncan: 26,496

  17. Paul Pierce: 26,397

  18. John Havlicek: 26,395

  19. Kevin Garnett: 26,071

  20. Vince Carter: 25,728

  21. Alex English: 25,613

  22. Reggie Miller: 25,279

  23. Jerry West: 25,192

  24. Patrick Ewing: 24,815

  25. James Harden: 24693

  26. Ray Allen: 24,505

  27. Russell Westbrook: 24,457

  28. Allen Iverson: 24,368

  29. Charles Barkley: 23,757

  30. Robert Parish: 23,334

  31. Adrian Dantley: 23,177

  32. Dwyane Wade: 23,165

  33. Elgin Baylor: 23,149

  34. Clyde Drexler: 22,195

  35. Gary Payton: 21,813