Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James’ pursuit of NBA record

A LOOK at LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s scoring record.

Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984: Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387.

James points: 38,127. Difference: 260 points.

James’ latest game: He scored 23 points Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 122-121 win over Memphis.

James’ scoring average this season: 29.6.

Potential record-breaker: At his current rate of 29.6 points per game, with 261 points needed to pass Abdul-Jabbar, it would take James nine more games to become the NBA’s scoring leader. Assuming he does not miss any games, that makes the potential record-breaking game Feb. 7 at home against Oklahoma City. (AP)