NBA Career Leaders – Points – this season

Yesterday Shaquille O’Neal scored 13 points in a win over the Washington Wizards. Not that shaq-tacular itself, but with his last bucket he took the 5th spot on the NBA Career Leaders Points list. He has scored 27.411 points and is 4.008 points shy of the 4th spot (Wilt Chamberlain). No way he can catch him, but being a top 5 scorer in the NBA in some way or another is truly great.

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38.387
  2. Karl Malone – 36.928
  3. Michael Jordan – 32.292
  4. Wilt Chamberlain – 31.419
  5. Shaquille O’Neal – 27.411


Incredible that Kareem is more than 10k points ahead of Shaq. How ridiculous is that?

Are there any other active players in the scoring race? Yes, sir! Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant are in the top 20 right now. A.I. is 16th with 23.960, less than 1.000 points behind Patrick Ewing. Kobe Bryant is 18th with 23.528 points, 200 points shy of Charles Barkley’s 17th spot.

Kobe will definitely overtake Barkley til the end of the season (if he keeps his scoring average of 27.7 points up) and A.I. and Ewing next season. With this scoring average Kobe will finish next season in the 12th or maybe even the 11th spot. In two years he will also overtake Shaq…just keep that in the back of your head when the ESPN guys compare them for their next NBA Christmas game

Boston has it’s own little race going on. Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen are in the top 40. Paul Pierce is 53th, but only 70 points shy of the 50th spot. So, the Big Three will be in the top 50 together. Puts everything in a bit of a new, historic, perspective.

Other active players in the top 50 are Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk is also the only european players in the top 50 (if I have missed somebody, let me know).

Come back later for the Career Leaders of Assists, Rebounds and a mix of all the other important and semi-important stats.

Update: For everybody keeping track of LeBron James. The Chosen One is tied for #175 right now with a points total of 12.658. If he doesn’t sit out any games (probably won’t happen) and keeps this season’s scoring average of his up, he will finish the season in the 154th spot.

If he keeps his career scoring average of 27.5 points up for the next 5 years, he would be somewhere between #18-15 before he is 30 years old.


3 Responses to “NBA Career Leaders – Points – this season”

  1. Dirk Nowitzki…

    Yesterday Shaquille O’Neal scored 13 points in a win over the Washington Wizards. Not that sha […]…

  2. what spot is vince carter in

  3. 57th – 18.237 pts

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