NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Points

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player PTS
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 38387
2. Karl Malone* 36928
3. Kobe Bryant 33643
4. Michael Jordan* 32292
5. Wilt Chamberlain* 31419
6. Julius Erving* 30026
7. Dirk Nowitzki 29907
8. Moses Malone* 29580
9. Shaquille O'Neal* 28596
10. LeBron James 28178
11. Dan Issel* 27482
12. Elvin Hayes* 27313
13. Hakeem Olajuwon* 26946
14. Oscar Robertson* 26710
15. Dominique Wilkins* 26668
16. George Gervin* 26595
17. Tim Duncan 26496
18. John Havlicek* 26395
19. Paul Pierce 26364
20. Kevin Garnett 26071
21. Alex English* 25613
22. Rick Barry* 25279
  Reggie Miller* 25279
24. Jerry West* 25192
25. Artis Gilmore* 24941
26. Patrick Ewing* 24815
27. Ray Allen 24505
28. Vince Carter 24371
29. Allen Iverson* 24368
30. Carmelo Anthony 23805
31. Charles Barkley* 23757
32. Robert Parish* 23334
33. Adrian Dantley* 23177
34. Elgin Baylor* 23149
35. Clyde Drexler* 22195
36. Gary Payton* 21813
37. Larry Bird* 21791
38. Hal Greer* 21586
39. Dwyane Wade 21139
40. Walt Bellamy* 20941
41. Bob Pettit* 20880
42. David Robinson* 20790
43. Mitch Richmond* 20497
44. Tom Chambers 20049
45. Antawn Jamison 20042
46. Joe Johnson 19795
47. John Stockton* 19711
48. Pau Gasol 19666
49. Bernard King* 19655
50. Clifford Robinson 19591
51. Walter Davis 19521
52. Terry Cummings 19460
53. Bob Lanier* 19248
54. Eddie Johnson 19202
55. Gail Goodrich* 19181
56. Reggie Theus 19015
57. Kevin Durant 19008
58. Dale Ellis 19004
59. Scottie Pippen* 18940
60. Chet Walker* 18831
61. Isiah Thomas* 18822
62. Bob McAdoo* 18787
63. Jason Terry 18577
64. Mark Aguirre 18458
65. Dolph Schayes* 18438
66. Tracy McGrady 18381
67. Tony Parker 18341
68. Glen Rice 18336
69. Dave Bing* 18327
70. World B. Free 17955
71. Calvin Murphy* 17949
72. Lou Hudson 17940
73. Chris Mullin* 17911
74. Lenny Wilkens* 17772
75. Jamal Crawford 17770
  Bailey Howell* 17770
77. Magic Johnson* 17707
78. Shawn Marion 17700
79. Rolando Blackman 17623
80. Otis Thorpe 17600
81. Jason Kidd 17529
82. Earl Monroe* 17454
83. Ron Boone 17437
84. Zach Randolph 17399
85. Steve Nash 17387
86. Kevin McHale* 17335
87. Michael Finley 17306
88. Jack Sikma 17287
89. Kevin Willis 17253
90. Jeff Malone 17231
91. Chris Bosh 17189
92. Chris Webber 17182
93. Grant Hill 17137
94. Spencer Haywood* 17111
95. George McGinnis 17009
96. Bob Cousy* 16960
97. Elton Brand 16827
98. Buck Williams 16784
99. Latrell Sprewell 16712
100. Tiny Archibald* 16481
101. Jerry Stackhouse 16409
102. Joe Dumars* 16401
103. Dwight Howard 16341
104. James Worthy* 16320
105. Billy Cunningham* 16310
106. Stephon Marbury 16297
107. Andre Miller 16278
108. Paul Arizin* 16266
109. Randy Smith 16262
110. Juwan Howard 16159
111. Rasheed Wallace 16006
  Derek Harper 16006
113. Amar'e Stoudemire 15994
114. Kiki Vandeweghe 15980
115. Pete Maravich* 15948
116. Jack Twyman* 15840
117. Chauncey Billups 15802
118. Detlef Schrempf 15761
119. Richard Hamilton 15708
120. Larry Nance 15687
121. Jeff Hornacek 15659
122. Antoine Walker 15647
123. Sam Cassell 15635
124. Terry Porter 15586
125. Walt Frazier* 15581
126. Rashard Lewis 15579
127. Dennis Johnson* 15535
128. Bob Dandridge 15530
129. Sam Jones* 15411
130. Tim Hardaway 15373
131. Dick Barnett 15358
132. Shawn Kemp 15347
133. Sam Perkins 15324
134. John Drew 15291
135. Louie Dampier* 15279
136. Zelmo Beaty* 15207
137. Chris Paul 15135
138. Byron Scott 15097
139. Dick Van Arsdale 15079
140. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 15028
141. Mike Mitchell 15016
142. Cliff Hagan* 14870
143. James Edwards 14862
144. Maurice Lucas 14857
145. Charlie Scott 14837
146. LaMarcus Aldridge 14786
147. Richard Jefferson 14702
148. Mike Bibby 14698
149. Richie Guerin* 14676
150. Jamaal Wilkes* 14644
  Jason Richardson 14644
152. Monta Ellis 14630
153. Purvis Short 14607
154. Allan Houston 14551
155. Bill Russell* 14522
156. Hersey Hawkins 14470
157. Ricky Pierce 14467
158. Rod Strickland 14463
159. Nate Thurmond* 14437
160. Jo Jo White* 14399
161. Russell Westbrook 14369
162. Alonzo Mourning* 14311
163. Glenn Robinson 14234
164. Tom Van Arsdale 14232
165. Eddie Jones 14155
166. Gus Williams 14093
167. Dave DeBusschere* 14053
  Jerry Lucas* 14053
169. Al Jefferson 14043
170. Fred Brown 14018
171. Carlos Boozer 13976
172. Alvan Adams 13910
  Ron Harper 13910
174. Billy Knight 13901
175. Bob Love 13895
176. Marques Johnson 13892
177. Rudy Gay 13860
178. Chuck Person 13858
179. Bill Laimbeer 13790
180. Peja Stojakovic 13647
181. Deron Williams 13625
182. Orlando Woolridge 13623
183. Xavier McDaniel 13606
184. Dave Cowens* 13516
185. Baron Davis 13447
186. Steve Smith 13430
187. David Thompson* 13422
188. Vlade Divac 13398
189. David West 13397
190. Rudy Tomjanovich 13383
191. Manu Ginobili 13326
192. Jermaine O'Neal 13309
193. Al Harrington 13237
194. Jalen Rose 13220
195. Corey Maggette 13198
196. Luol Deng 13196
197. Kevin Johnson 13127
198. Billy Paultz 13099
199. Metta World Peace 13019
200. Jeff Mullins 13017
201. Horace Grant 12996
202. Josh Smith 12994
203. Stephen Jackson 12976
204. Bob Boozer 12964
205. James Harden 12957
206. Larry Kenon 12954
207. Kendall Gill 12914
208. Derrick Coleman 12884
209. Wayman Tisdale 12878
210. Rik Smits 12871
211. Mychal Thompson 12810
212. Paul Westphal 12809
213. Sidney Wicks 12803
214. Lamar Odom 12781
215. Mickey Johnson 12748
216. Johnny Newman 12740
217. Bill Cartwright 12713
218. Armen Gilliam 12700
219. Jim Jackson 12690
220. Dell Curry 12670
221. Bill Sharman* 12665
222. Nick Van Exel 12658
223. Joe Caldwell 12619
224. Otis Birdsong 12544
225. Jack Marin 12541
226. Mike Newlin 12507
227. Mark Jackson 12489
228. Red Kerr 12480
229. Andre Iguodala 12457
230. Joe Barry Carroll 12455
231. Stephen Curry 12449
232. Caron Butler 12430
233. Charles Oakley 12417
234. Kevin Martin 12396
235. Darrell Griffith 12391
236. Cazzie Russell 12377
237. Danny Manning 12367
238. A.C. Green 12331
239. Johnny Green 12281
240. Sleepy Floyd 12260
241. Donnie Freeman 12233
242. Antonio McDyess 12227
243. Maurice Cheeks 12195
244. Tom Heinsohn* 12194
245. Willis Reed* 12183
246. Mack Calvin 12172
247. Kelly Tripucka 12142
248. John Long 12131
249. Norm Nixon 12065
250. Freddie Lewis 12033

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player PTS
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 38387
2. Karl Malone* 36928
3. Kobe Bryant 33643
4. Michael Jordan* 32292
5. Wilt Chamberlain* 31419
6. Dirk Nowitzki 29907
7. Shaquille O'Neal* 28596
8. LeBron James 28178
9. Moses Malone* 27409
10. Elvin Hayes* 27313
11. Hakeem Olajuwon* 26946
12. Oscar Robertson* 26710
13. Dominique Wilkins* 26668
14. Tim Duncan 26496
15. John Havlicek* 26395
16. Paul Pierce 26364
17. Kevin Garnett 26071
18. Alex English* 25613
19. Reggie Miller* 25279
20. Jerry West* 25192
21. Patrick Ewing* 24815
22. Ray Allen 24505
23. Vince Carter 24371
24. Allen Iverson* 24368
25. Carmelo Anthony 23805
26. Charles Barkley* 23757
27. Robert Parish* 23334
28. Adrian Dantley* 23177
29. Elgin Baylor* 23149
30. Clyde Drexler* 22195
31. Gary Payton* 21813
32. Larry Bird* 21791
33. Hal Greer* 21586
34. Dwyane Wade 21139
35. Walt Bellamy* 20941
36. Bob Pettit* 20880
37. David Robinson* 20790
38. George Gervin* 20708
39. Mitch Richmond* 20497
40. Tom Chambers 20049
41. Antawn Jamison 20042
42. Joe Johnson 19795
43. John Stockton* 19711
44. Pau Gasol 19666
45. Bernard King* 19655
46. Clifford Robinson 19591
47. Walter Davis 19521
48. Terry Cummings 19460
49. Bob Lanier* 19248
50. Eddie Johnson 19202
51. Gail Goodrich* 19181
52. Reggie Theus 19015
53. Kevin Durant 19008
54. Dale Ellis 19004
55. Scottie Pippen* 18940
56. Chet Walker* 18831
57. Isiah Thomas* 18822
58. Bob McAdoo* 18787
59. Jason Terry 18577
60. Mark Aguirre 18458
61. Dolph Schayes* 18438
62. Rick Barry* 18395
63. Tracy McGrady 18381
64. Julius Erving* 18364
65. Tony Parker 18341
66. Glen Rice 18336
67. Dave Bing* 18327
68. World B. Free 17955
69. Calvin Murphy* 17949
70. Lou Hudson 17940
71. Chris Mullin* 17911
72. Lenny Wilkens* 17772
73. Bailey Howell* 17770
  Jamal Crawford 17770
75. Magic Johnson* 17707
76. Shawn Marion 17700
77. Rolando Blackman 17623
78. Otis Thorpe 17600
79. Jason Kidd 17529
80. Earl Monroe* 17454
81. Zach Randolph 17399
82. Steve Nash 17387
83. Kevin McHale* 17335
84. Michael Finley 17306
85. Jack Sikma 17287
86. Kevin Willis 17253
87. Jeff Malone 17231
88. Chris Bosh 17189
89. Chris Webber 17182
90. Grant Hill 17137
91. Bob Cousy* 16960
92. Elton Brand 16827
93. Buck Williams 16784
94. Latrell Sprewell 16712
95. Tiny Archibald* 16481
96. Jerry Stackhouse 16409
97. Joe Dumars* 16401
98. Dwight Howard 16341
99. James Worthy* 16320
100. Stephon Marbury 16297
101. Andre Miller 16278
102. Paul Arizin* 16266
103. Randy Smith 16262
104. Juwan Howard 16159
105. Rasheed Wallace 16006
  Derek Harper 16006
107. Amar'e Stoudemire 15994
108. Kiki Vandeweghe 15980
109. Pete Maravich* 15948
110. Jack Twyman* 15840
111. Chauncey Billups 15802
112. Detlef Schrempf 15761
113. Richard Hamilton 15708
114. Larry Nance 15687
115. Jeff Hornacek 15659
116. Antoine Walker 15647
117. Sam Cassell 15635
118. Terry Porter 15586
119. Walt Frazier* 15581
120. Artis Gilmore* 15579
  Rashard Lewis 15579
122. Dennis Johnson* 15535
123. Bob Dandridge 15530
124. Sam Jones* 15411
125. Tim Hardaway 15373
126. Dick Barnett 15358
127. Shawn Kemp 15347
128. Sam Perkins 15324
129. John Drew 15291
130. Chris Paul 15135
131. Byron Scott 15097
132. Dick Van Arsdale 15079
133. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 15028
134. Mike Mitchell 15016
135. James Edwards 14862
136. LaMarcus Aldridge 14786
137. Richard Jefferson 14702
138. Mike Bibby 14698
139. Richie Guerin* 14676
140. Dan Issel* 14659
141. Jason Richardson 14644
  Jamaal Wilkes* 14644
143. Monta Ellis 14630
144. Purvis Short 14607
145. Spencer Haywood* 14592
146. Allan Houston 14551
147. Bill Russell* 14522
148. Hersey Hawkins 14470
149. Ricky Pierce 14467
150. Rod Strickland 14463
151. Nate Thurmond* 14437
152. Jo Jo White* 14399
153. Russell Westbrook 14369
154. Alonzo Mourning* 14311
155. Glenn Robinson 14234
156. Tom Van Arsdale 14232
157. Eddie Jones 14155
158. Gus Williams 14093
159. Dave DeBusschere* 14053
  Jerry Lucas* 14053
161. Al Jefferson 14043
162. Fred Brown 14018
163. Carlos Boozer 13976
164. Alvan Adams 13910
  Ron Harper 13910
166. Bob Love 13895
167. Marques Johnson 13892
168. Rudy Gay 13860
169. Chuck Person 13858
170. Bill Laimbeer 13790
171. Peja Stojakovic 13647
172. Billy Cunningham* 13626
173. Deron Williams 13625
174. Orlando Woolridge 13623
175. Xavier McDaniel 13606
176. Dave Cowens* 13516
177. Baron Davis 13447
  Cliff Hagan* 13447
179. Steve Smith 13430
180. Vlade Divac 13398
181. David West 13397
182. Rudy Tomjanovich 13383
183. Manu Ginobili 13326
184. Jermaine O'Neal 13309
185. Al Harrington 13237
186. Jalen Rose 13220
187. Corey Maggette 13198
188. Luol Deng 13196
189. Kevin Johnson 13127
190. Metta World Peace 13019
191. Jeff Mullins 13017
192. Horace Grant 12996
193. Josh Smith 12994
194. Stephen Jackson 12976
195. Bob Boozer 12964
196. James Harden 12957
197. Kendall Gill 12914
198. Derrick Coleman 12884
199. Wayman Tisdale 12878
200. Rik Smits 12871
201. Mychal Thompson 12810
202. Paul Westphal 12809
203. Sidney Wicks 12803
204. Lamar Odom 12781
205. Mickey Johnson 12748
206. Johnny Newman 12740
207. Bill Cartwright 12713
208. Armen Gilliam 12700
209. Jim Jackson 12690
210. Dell Curry 12670
211. Bill Sharman* 12665
212. Nick Van Exel 12658
213. Otis Birdsong 12544
214. Jack Marin 12541
215. Mike Newlin 12507
216. Mark Jackson 12489
217. Red Kerr 12480
218. Andre Iguodala 12457
219. Joe Barry Carroll 12455
220. Stephen Curry 12449
221. Caron Butler 12430
222. Charles Oakley 12417
223. Kevin Martin 12396
224. Darrell Griffith 12391
225. Cazzie Russell 12377
226. Danny Manning 12367
227. Maurice Lucas 12339
228. A.C. Green 12331
229. Johnny Green 12281
230. Sleepy Floyd 12260
231. Antonio McDyess 12227
232. Maurice Cheeks 12195
233. Tom Heinsohn* 12194
234. Willis Reed* 12183
235. Kelly Tripucka 12142
236. John Long 12131
237. Norm Nixon 12065
238. Truck Robinson 11988
239. Michael Redd 11972
240. Danny Ainge 11964
  Cuttino Mobley 11964
242. Mookie Blaylock 11962
243. Clyde Lovellette* 11947
244. Herb Williams 11944
245. Sidney Moncrief 11931
246. Scott Wedman 11916
247. David Wesley 11842
248. Vin Baker 11839
249. Thurl Bailey 11834
250. Jerome Kersey 11825
  Vinnie Johnson 11825

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player PTS
1. Louie Dampier* 13726
2. Dan Issel* 12823
3. Ron Boone 12153
4. Mel Daniels* 11739
5. Julius Erving* 11662
6. Freddie Lewis 11660
7. Donnie Freeman 11544
8. Mack Calvin 10620
9. Stew Johnson 10538
10. Roger Brown* 10498
11. Jimmy Jones 10465
12. Steve Jones 10258
13. Ralph Simpson 9953
14. Bob Netolicky 9876
15. Cincinnatus Powell 9746
16. Larry Jones 9651
17. Artis Gilmore* 9362
18. Willie Wise 9110
19. George Carter 8680
20. Byron Beck 8353
21. George McGinnis 7919
22. Red Robbins 7703
23. Billy Paultz 7667
24. Glen Combs 7666
  Warren Jabali 7666
26. Jim Eakins 7627
27. Rich Jones 7562
28. George Thompson 7334
29. Darel Carrier 7011
30. John Beasley 6909
31. Wil Jones 6904
32. Rick Barry* 6884
33. Bob Verga 6814
34. Larry Miller 6595
35. Bill Keller 6588
36. Walter Simon 6414
37. Bill Melchionni 6230
38. Doug Moe 6161
39. Dave Robisch 6155
40. Chuck Williams 6140
41. Zelmo Beaty* 6100
42. Charles Williams 6020
43. James Silas 5978
44. George Gervin* 5887
45. Les Hunter 5693
46. Gene Moore 5594
47. Goose Ligon 5560
48. Johnny Neumann 5558
49. Joe Caldwell 5492
50. Warren Davis 5449
51. John Brisker 5349
52. Levern Tart 5316
53. Gerald Govan 5251
54. Arthur Becker 5160
55. Charlie Scott 4800
56. Fatty Taylor 4797
57. Ronald Franz 4733
58. Randy Denton 4510
59. Trooper Washington 4499
60. Larry Kenon 4419
61. Ira Harge 4396
62. Bob Warren 4347
63. Tom Owens 4286
64. Donald Sidle 4247
65. George Lehmann 4245
66. Larry Brown* 4229
67. Darnell Hillman 4195
68. Manny Leaks 4188
69. Joe Hamilton 4145
70. Mike Lewis 4081
71. Gene Littles 4066
72. John Roche 3987
73. Bo Lamar 3976
74. Randolph Mahaffey 3815
75. Brian Taylor 3804
76. Wayne Hightower 3720
77. Caldwell Jones 3652
78. Ted McClain 3611
79. Lonnie Wright 3590
80. Julian Hammond 3547
81. George Stone 3530
82. Lee Davis 3511
83. Wendell Ladner 3474
84. Marvin Barnes 3465
85. Larry Cannon 3428
86. Bird Averitt 3349
87. Billy Knight 3340
88. Rick Mount 3330
89. Al Smith 3298
90. Connie Hawkins* 3295
91. Marv Roberts 3287
92. Skeeter Swift 3279
93. Mike Green 3239
94. John Williamson 3215
95. Julius Keye 3161
96. George Irvine 3093
97. Willie Somerset 3084
98. Jackie Moreland 3046
99. Swen Nater 3037
100. Mervin Jackson 3032
101. Willie Murrell 2988
102. Gary Bradds 2962
103. Stephen Chubin 2904
104. Chico Vaughn 2901
105. Frank Card 2894
106. Mike Gale 2831
107. Billy Cunningham* 2684
108. Mike Jackson 2683
109. Goo Kennedy 2674
110. Travis Grant 2639
111. Charles Beasley 2633
112. Oliver Taylor 2539
113. Spencer Haywood* 2519
114. Maurice Lucas 2518
115. Art Heyman 2511
116. George Peeples 2502
117. Mike Barrett 2500
118. Bobby Jones 2480
119. Simmie Hill 2449
120. Collis Jones 2426
121. Willie Long 2418
122. Don Buse 2405
123. Maurice McHartley 2351
124. Dave Twardzik 2311
125. Sonny Dove 2284
126. Bob Bedell 2257
127. Skip Thoren 2239
128. Ron Perry 2228
129. Coby Dietrick 2225
130. Tony Jackson 2190
131. Moses Malone* 2171
132. Gus Gerard 2158
  David Thompson* 2158
  Mike Butler 2158
135. Jim Chones 2157
136. Ed Manning 2123
137. Sam Smith 2097
138. Andrew Anderson 2081
139. Ollie Darden 2047
140. Ed Johnson 2039
141. Jeffrey Congdon 1995
142. Ben Warley 1919
143. Kevin Joyce 1906
144. Willard Sojourner 1868
145. Neil Johnson 1835
146. Jimmy O'Brien 1795
147. Bernie Williams 1732
148. Jim McDaniels 1731
149. Dan Anderson 1707
150. George Adams 1652
151. Claude Terry 1647
152. Len Elmore 1621
153. George Karl 1618
154. Craig Raymond 1603
155. Tim Bassett 1543
156. Mike Barr 1519
157. Arvesta Kelly 1506
158. Will Frazier 1499
159. Bill McGill 1481
160. Walter Piatkowski 1465
161. Ray Scott 1445
162. John Barnhill 1437
163. Wayne Chapman 1432
164. Cliff Hagan* 1423
165. Ticky Burden 1413
166. Dave Lattin 1398
167. Jim Hadnot 1344
168. Hank Whitney 1339
169. Henry Logan 1258
170. Bobby Rascoe 1228
171. Samuel Robinson 1223
172. Johnny Baum 1206
173. Charles Edge 1201
174. Al Skinner 1198
175. Leary Lentz 1179
176. Larry Bunce 1142
177. Jim Ard 1138
178. Tommie Bowens 1132
179. Bobby Lloyd 1127
180. Jimmy Rayl 1125
181. Rich Niemann 1117
182. Al Tucker 1110
183. Larry Finch 1106
184. Lester Selvage 1103
185. Jan Van Breda Kolff 1100
186. Jesse Branson 1086
187. Ronald Thomas 1051
188. Steven Kramer 1048
189. Mel Peterson 1030
190. John Fairchild 1025
191. David Vaughn 998
192. Keith Swagerty 987
193. Barry Parkhill 970
194. Jim Caldwell 968
  Billy Shepherd 968
196. Ervin Inniger 964
197. Tom Hoover 961
198. Patrick McFarland 947
199. M.L. Carr 906
200. Mel Bennett 904
201. Barry Liebowitz 894
202. John Smith 874
203. Chuck Terry 859
204. Grant Simmons 858
205. Bruce Spraggins 852
206. Joe DePre 830
207. Stephen Vacendak 824
208. Mike Pratt 806
209. Billy Schaeffer 802
210. Mark Olberding 795
211. Al Cueto 794
212. Jerry Pettway 792
213. Kendall Rhine 786
214. Joe Hamood 750
215. Jerry Chambers 736
216. Gary Keller 735
217. Riney Lochmann 731
  Mel Nowell 731
219. Jim Jarvis 728
220. Willie Porter 722
221. George Tinsley 704
222. Barry Orms 701
223. Kim Hughes 692
224. Jim Bradley 687
225. Bruce Seals 685
226. Dennis Wuycik 684
227. Tom Workman 665
  Fly Williams 665
229. William Franklin 657
230. Dewitt Menyard 643
231. Don Carlos 628
232. Bill Bunting 623
233. Jay Miller 620
234. Bobby Wilson 616
235. Billy Harris 609
236. Wesley Bialosuknia 608
237. Len Chappell 606
238. Guy Manning 604
239. Lloyd Batts 598
240. Darrell Elston 596
241. Jerry Harkness 589
242. Bobby Edmonds 580
243. Willis Thomas 555
244. Dennis Grey 543
245. Wali Jones 532
246. Joe Kennedy 508
247. Loyd King 506
248. Errol Palmer 500
  Scott English 500
250. Steve Green 474
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