Most points in NBA history: Who can surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
Making and breaking of history has always been a hot talking point in each and every sport. That is same for the NBA and especially about one of its most if not the most important stats, that is Most points scored in a career. Being seen as a scorer means that you’re one of the most dominant and prominent figures in the league.
Right now, the record for most points scored in a career belongs to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Who is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time. In his illustrious career, he amassed 38,387 points on an average of 24.6 points per game. To add to such impressive numbers he has also won 6 MVPs which is an NBA record of its own and 5 NBA Championships.
Now, even thinking that anyone could match up to such impressive stats of Jabbar would be a folly. But, when it just comes to scoring, combined with some luck, there are three players who have some chance of breaking that record.
Let’s have a look at them.
#3 Devin Booker
Often being referred to as the next Kobe Bryant, Booker in his early career has been nothing short of spectacular. He’s averaging 20.1 points per contest and the 3rd youngest player to reach the 4,000 point mark, behind only to Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Now, that’s some pretty interesting company to be in.
He’s also a part of the 70 point or more club which is thought of as an elite category of shooters and scorers. Legends like Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor are a part of that club.
Plus the fact that he has achieved so much at only 22 years is scary. He is only going to improve from here and is probably going to become one of the greatest scorers of all time, if not the greatest.