1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38,387 Points
2. LeBron James – 37,062 Points
3. Karl Malone – 36,928 Points
For now, Abdul-Jabbar owns this record, but he will likely see the same fall by the end of the upcoming season. The first three years of his career saw Abdul-Jabbar lead the league with total points. That included five straight seasons of at least 2,000 points or more. His career-high of 2,822 points came during the 1971-72 season. That was part of nine total seasons that featured at least 2,000 points or more.
LeBron James is coming for that record. Last year, James scored 1,695 total points. If he can be around that total, he will have no problem passing Abdul-Jabbar in 2023. James owns 10 seasons of scoring at least 2,000 points. His career-high of 2,251 total points came with the Cavaliers during the 2017-18 season.