With his last pair of free throws in the Lakers’ 132-123 win at Houston, LeBron James passed another milestone.
Those final two points helped the King reach and exceed 36,000 career points, making him the youngest to reach that milestone at 36 years and 363 days.
– NBA (@NBA) December 29, 2021
James is the top-ranked active player on the all-time goalscorer list and could rise to the top of the rankings at the end of his career. At the top of the list is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a position he has held since 1984, whose 38,387 points are the most in NBA history.
LeBron’s historic achievement comes in a game in which he finished with his third triple-double of the season. The stat extends his record for the most triple-doubles in NBA history for a player over the age of 35.
LeBron James tonight:
It’s his fifth 30-point triple-double since he turned 35. The rest of NBA history has 2. pic.twitter.com/lyp3NfMOE1
– StatMuse (@statmuse) December 29, 2021
Take a look at the full list of the NBA’s top 25 all-time scorers below.
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Which players are in the top 25 on the NBA’s all-time goalscorer list?
* Bold italics indicate active players.