Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is chasing the all-time regular season 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 224 points of claiming the record. His career average score is 27.2 ppg and his 2022–23 season average is 29.8 ppg. At the pace of this season, James would set the record February 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena. He is on track to become the all-time leading scorer before the All-Star break, which begins February 17.
James has missed 10 games this season and the Lakers have back-to-back games on January 24-25 (home) and January 30-31 (away). He missed the second game of three back-to-back sets this season. The last game he missed was the Lakers’ 122–109 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Denver on January 9.
James and the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers on TNT on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET. In his final game, James scored 37 points in a 121-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
When will LeBron James set the scoring record?
Tuesday: vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)
Wednesday: against San Antonio Spurs, 10:30 p.m. ET
Saturday: at Boston Celtics, 8:30 p.m. ET (UKTN)
January 30: at Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
January 31st: at New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
February 2: at Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. ET
February 4: at New Orleans Pelicans, 8 p.m. ET
February 7: against Oklahoma City Thunder, 10:30 p.m. ET
February 9th: vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)
February 11: at Golden State Warriors, 8:30 p.m. ET (UKTN)
February 13: at Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET
15 February: vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
LeBron James’ recent scoring performance
January 22: Lakers 121, Trail Blazers 112 – 37 points
January 20: Lakers 122, Grizzlies 121 – 23 points
January 18: Kings 116, Lakers 111 – 32 points
January 16: Lakers 140, Rockets 132 – 48 points
January 15: 76ers 113, Lakers 112 – 35 points