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 36 dots to claim the record. At the rate of 30 points per game this season, James would set the record for THURSDAY against the Milwaukee Bucks at Crypto.com Arena, assuming he doesn’t miss a game. It’s certainly possible that he does on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James and the Lakers take on the Thunder at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday (TNT). He scored 27 points in the Lakers’ loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. His career point total is now 38,352.
When will LeBron James set the goalscoring record?
Tuesday: vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)
THURSDAY: vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)
SATURDAY: at Golden State Warriors, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
February 13: at Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET
February 15: vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
LeBron James’ recent goalscoring performances
February 4: Pelicans 131, Lakers 126 — 27 points
February 2: Lakers 112, Pacers 111 — 26 points
January 31: Lakers 129, Knicks 123 (OT) – 28 points
January 28: Celtics 125, Lakers 121 (OT) — 41 points
January 25: Lakers 113, Spurs 104 — 20 points
January 24: Clippers 133, Lakers 115 — 46 points