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Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James’ pursuit of NBA record


By The Associated Press

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: 38,299.

Difference: 88 points.

James’ latest game: He scored 28 points Tuesday night in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 129-123 overtime victory at New York.

James’ scoring average this season: 30.2.

Potential record-breaker: At his current rate of 30.2 points per game, with 89 points needed to pass Abdul-Jabbar, it would take James three more games to become the NBA’s scoring leader. Assuming he does not miss any more games, he would be on pace to break the record Feb. 7 at home against Oklahoma City.

Next Lakers game: Thursday night at Indiana.


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