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LeBron James Scoring Tracker: Lakers star approaching 40,000 career points

The NBA's all-time leading scorer is closing in on another milestone.

LeBron James, already the NBA’s all-time scoring leader, is closing in on 40,000 career points. Follow along as he zeroes in on this historic milestone.

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Scoring Tracker

LeBron James is currently 132 points away from 40,000 career points. Considering his career average of 27.2 points per game, James is projected to reach the milestone near the end of February.

Upcoming schedule

James scored 25 points Tuesday night in the Lakers’ 125-111 victory over the Pistons in Los Angeles and then sat out on Wednesday due to injury. Here’s a quick look at the Lakers’ next five games:

LeBron’s overall statistical ranking

James will be all over the NBA record books when all is said and done. As he seeks to become the first player to ever score 40,000 points, here’s a quick look at where he stands in several other prominent statistical categories:

  • Minutes played (2nd)
  • Assists (4th)
  • Steals (8th)
  • Games played (7th)
  • Rebounds (31st)

NBA’s all-time points leaderboard

1 LeBron James  39,868 1,470 55,803 14,608 28,921 50.5
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387 1,560 57,446 15,837 28,307 55.9
3 Karl Malone 36,928 1,476 54,852 13,528 26,210 51.6
4 Kobe Bryant 33,643 1,346 48,643 11,719 26,200 44.7
5 Michael Jordan 32,292 1,072 41,010 12,192 24,537 49.7