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. Dirk Nowitzki 31187
7. LeBron James 31038
8. Julius Erving* 30026
9. Moses Malone* 29580
10. Shaquille O'Neal* 28596
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. Paul Pierce 26397
19. John Havlicek* 26395
20. Kevin Garnett 26071
21. Alex English* 25613
22. Carmelo Anthony 25417
23. Rick Barry* 25279
  Reggie Miller* 25279
25. Jerry West* 25192
26. Artis Gilmore* 24941
27. Vince Carter 24868
28. Patrick Ewing* 24815
29. Ray Allen* 24505
30. Allen Iverson* 24368
31. Charles Barkley* 23757
32. Robert Parish* 23334
33. Adrian Dantley* 23177
34. Elgin Baylor* 23149
35. Clyde Drexler* 22195
36. Dwyane Wade 22082
37. Gary Payton* 21813
38. Larry Bird* 21791
39. Hal Greer* 21586
40. Walt Bellamy* 20941
41. Kevin Durant 20913
42. Bob Pettit* 20880
43. David Robinson* 20790
44. Pau Gasol 20776
45. Mitch Richmond* 20497
46. Joe Johnson 20405
47. Tom Chambers 20049
48. Antawn Jamison 20042
49. John Stockton* 19711
50. Bernard King* 19655
51. Clifford Robinson 19591
52. Walter Davis 19521
53. Terry Cummings 19460
54. Bob Lanier* 19248
55. Eddie Johnson 19202
56. Gail Goodrich* 19181
57. Reggie Theus 19015
58. Dale Ellis 19004
59. Tony Parker 18943
60. Scottie Pippen* 18940
61. Jamal Crawford 18906
62. Jason Terry 18881
63. Chet Walker* 18831
64. Isiah Thomas* 18822
65. Bob McAdoo* 18787
66. Zach Randolph 18578
67. Mark Aguirre 18458
68. Dolph Schayes* 18438
69. Tracy McGrady* 18381
70. Glen Rice 18336
71. Dave Bing* 18327
72. Dwight Howard 17999
73. World B. Free 17955
74. Calvin Murphy* 17949
75. Lou Hudson 17940
76. Chris Mullin* 17911
77. Lenny Wilkens* 17772
78. Bailey Howell* 17770
79. Magic Johnson* 17707
80. Shawn Marion 17700
81. Rolando Blackman 17623
82. Otis Thorpe 17600
83. Jason Kidd* 17529
84. Earl Monroe* 17454
85. Ron Boone 17437
86. Steve Nash* 17387
87. Kevin McHale* 17335
88. Michael Finley 17306
89. Jack Sikma 17287
90. Kevin Willis 17253
91. Jeff Malone 17231
92. Chris Bosh 17189
93. Russell Westbrook 17184
94. Chris Webber 17182
95. Grant Hill* 17137
96. Spencer Haywood* 17111
97. George McGinnis* 17009
98. Bob Cousy* 16960
99. LaMarcus Aldridge 16871
100. Elton Brand 16827
101. Buck Williams 16784
102. Latrell Sprewell 16712
103. Chris Paul 16691
104. Tiny Archibald* 16481
105. Jerry Stackhouse 16409
106. Joe Dumars* 16401
107. James Worthy* 16320
108. Billy Cunningham* 16310
109. Stephon Marbury 16297
110. Andre Miller 16278
111. Paul Arizin* 16266
112. Randy Smith 16262
113. Juwan Howard 16159
114. Derek Harper 16006
  Rasheed Wallace 16006
116. Amar'e Stoudemire 15994
117. Kiki Vandeweghe 15980
118. Pete Maravich* 15948
119. Jack Twyman* 15840
120. James Harden 15809
121. Chauncey Billups 15802
122. Detlef Schrempf 15761
123. Richard Hamilton 15708
124. Larry Nance 15687
125. Jeff Hornacek 15659
126. Antoine Walker 15647
127. Sam Cassell 15635
128. Terry Porter 15586
129. Walt Frazier* 15581
130. Rashard Lewis 15579
131. Dennis Johnson* 15535
132. Bob Dandridge 15530
133. Sam Jones* 15411
134. Tim Hardaway 15373
135. Dick Barnett 15358
136. Shawn Kemp 15347
137. Sam Perkins 15324
138. John Drew 15291
139. Louie Dampier* 15279
140. Zelmo Beaty* 15207
141. Byron Scott 15097
142. Dick Van Arsdale 15079
143. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 15028
144. Mike Mitchell 15016
145. Richard Jefferson 14904
146. Cliff Hagan* 14870
147. James Edwards 14862
148. Monta Ellis 14858
149. Maurice Lucas 14857
150. Charlie Scott* 14837
151. Mike Bibby 14698
152. Richie Guerin* 14676
153. Jason Richardson 14644
  Jamaal Wilkes* 14644
155. Purvis Short 14607
156. Allan Houston 14551
157. Bill Russell* 14522
158. Rudy Gay 14515
159. Hersey Hawkins 14470
160. Ricky Pierce 14467
161. Rod Strickland 14463
162. Nate Thurmond* 14437
163. Stephen Curry 14434
164. Jo Jo White* 14399
165. Al Jefferson 14343
166. Alonzo Mourning* 14311
167. Glenn Robinson 14234
168. Tom Van Arsdale 14232
169. Eddie Jones 14155
170. Gus Williams 14093
171. Jerry Lucas* 14053
  Dave DeBusschere* 14053
173. Manu Ginobili 14043
174. David West 14034
175. Fred Brown 14018
176. Carlos Boozer 13976
177. Ron Harper 13910
  Alvan Adams 13910
179. Billy Knight 13901
180. Bob Love 13895
181. Marques Johnson 13892
182. Chuck Person 13858
183. Deron Williams 13804
184. Bill Laimbeer 13790
185. Peja Stojakovic 13647
186. Orlando Woolridge 13623
187. Xavier McDaniel 13606
188. Dave Cowens* 13516
189. Baron Davis 13447
190. Steve Smith 13430
191. David Thompson* 13422
192. Vlade Divac 13398
193. Rudy Tomjanovich 13383
194. Jermaine O'Neal 13309
195. DeMar DeRozan 13296
196. Al Harrington 13237
197. Jalen Rose 13220
198. Luol Deng 13204
199. Corey Maggette 13198
200. Kevin Johnson 13127
201. Billy Paultz 13099
202. Andre Iguodala 13067
203. Metta World Peace 13058
204. Jeff Mullins 13017
205. Horace Grant 12996
  Josh Smith 12996
207. Stephen Jackson 12976
208. Bob Boozer 12964
209. Larry Kenon 12954
210. Kendall Gill 12914
211. Derrick Coleman 12884
212. Wayman Tisdale 12878
213. Rik Smits 12871
214. Mychal Thompson 12810
215. Paul Westphal 12809
216. Sidney Wicks 12803
217. Lamar Odom 12781
218. Mickey Johnson 12748
219. Johnny Newman 12740
220. Bill Cartwright 12713
221. Armen Gilliam 12700
222. Jim Jackson 12690
223. Dell Curry 12670
224. Bill Sharman* 12665
225. Nick Van Exel 12658
226. Joe Caldwell 12619
227. Otis Birdsong 12544
228. Jack Marin 12541
229. Mike Newlin 12507
230. Mark Jackson 12489
231. Red Kerr 12480
232. Joe Barry Carroll 12455
233. Paul Millsap 12445
234. Caron Butler 12430
235. Charles Oakley 12417
236. Kevin Martin 12396
237. Darrell Griffith 12391
238. Cazzie Russell 12377
239. Danny Manning 12367
240. A.C. Green 12331
241. Johnny Green 12281
242. Sleepy Floyd 12260
243. Donnie Freeman 12233
244. Antonio McDyess 12227
245. Maurice Cheeks* 12195
246. Tom Heinsohn* 12194
247. Willis Reed* 12183
248. Mack Calvin 12172
249. Kelly Tripucka 12142
250. John Long 12131

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 31187
7. LeBron James 31038
8. Shaquille O'Neal* 28596
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. Paul Pierce 26397
16. John Havlicek* 26395
17. Kevin Garnett 26071
18. Alex English* 25613
19. Carmelo Anthony 25417
20. Reggie Miller* 25279
21. Jerry West* 25192
22. Vince Carter 24868
23. Patrick Ewing* 24815
24. Ray Allen* 24505
25. Allen Iverson* 24368
26. Charles Barkley* 23757
27. Robert Parish* 23334
28. Adrian Dantley* 23177
29. Elgin Baylor* 23149
30. Clyde Drexler* 22195
31. Dwyane Wade 22082
32. Gary Payton* 21813
33. Larry Bird* 21791
34. Hal Greer* 21586
35. Walt Bellamy* 20941
36. Kevin Durant 20913
37. Bob Pettit* 20880
38. David Robinson* 20790
39. Pau Gasol 20776
40. George Gervin* 20708
41. Mitch Richmond* 20497
42. Joe Johnson 20405
43. Tom Chambers 20049
44. Antawn Jamison 20042
45. John Stockton* 19711
46. Bernard King* 19655
47. Clifford Robinson 19591
48. Walter Davis 19521
49. Terry Cummings 19460
50. Bob Lanier* 19248
51. Eddie Johnson 19202
52. Gail Goodrich* 19181
53. Reggie Theus 19015
54. Dale Ellis 19004
55. Tony Parker 18943
56. Scottie Pippen* 18940
57. Jamal Crawford 18906
58. Jason Terry 18881
59. Chet Walker* 18831
60. Isiah Thomas* 18822
61. Bob McAdoo* 18787
62. Zach Randolph 18578
63. Mark Aguirre 18458
64. Dolph Schayes* 18438
65. Rick Barry* 18395
66. Tracy McGrady* 18381
67. Julius Erving* 18364
68. Glen Rice 18336
69. Dave Bing* 18327
70. Dwight Howard 17999
71. World B. Free 17955
72. Calvin Murphy* 17949
73. Lou Hudson 17940
74. Chris Mullin* 17911
75. Lenny Wilkens* 17772
76. 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. Steve Nash* 17387
84. Kevin McHale* 17335
85. Michael Finley 17306
86. Jack Sikma 17287
87. Kevin Willis 17253
88. Jeff Malone 17231
89. Chris Bosh 17189
90. Russell Westbrook 17184
91. Chris Webber 17182
92. Grant Hill* 17137
93. Bob Cousy* 16960
94. LaMarcus Aldridge 16871
95. Elton Brand 16827
96. Buck Williams 16784
97. Latrell Sprewell 16712
98. Chris Paul 16691
99. Tiny Archibald* 16481
100. Jerry Stackhouse 16409
101. Joe Dumars* 16401
102. James Worthy* 16320
103. Stephon Marbury 16297
104. Andre Miller 16278
105. Paul Arizin* 16266
106. Randy Smith 16262
107. Juwan Howard 16159
108. Derek Harper 16006
  Rasheed Wallace 16006
110. Amar'e Stoudemire 15994
111. Kiki Vandeweghe 15980
112. Pete Maravich* 15948
113. Jack Twyman* 15840
114. James Harden 15809
115. Chauncey Billups 15802
116. Detlef Schrempf 15761
117. Richard Hamilton 15708
118. Larry Nance 15687
119. Jeff Hornacek 15659
120. Antoine Walker 15647
121. Sam Cassell 15635
122. Terry Porter 15586
123. Walt Frazier* 15581
124. Rashard Lewis 15579
  Artis Gilmore* 15579
126. Dennis Johnson* 15535
127. Bob Dandridge 15530
128. Sam Jones* 15411
129. Tim Hardaway 15373
130. Dick Barnett 15358
131. Shawn Kemp 15347
132. Sam Perkins 15324
133. John Drew 15291
134. Byron Scott 15097
135. Dick Van Arsdale 15079
136. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 15028
137. Mike Mitchell 15016
138. Richard Jefferson 14904
139. James Edwards 14862
140. Monta Ellis 14858
141. Mike Bibby 14698
142. Richie Guerin* 14676
143. Dan Issel* 14659
144. Jamaal Wilkes* 14644
  Jason Richardson 14644
146. Purvis Short 14607
147. Spencer Haywood* 14592
148. Allan Houston 14551
149. Bill Russell* 14522
150. Rudy Gay 14515
151. Hersey Hawkins 14470
152. Ricky Pierce 14467
153. Rod Strickland 14463
154. Nate Thurmond* 14437
155. Stephen Curry 14434
156. Jo Jo White* 14399
157. Al Jefferson 14343
158. Alonzo Mourning* 14311
159. Glenn Robinson 14234
160. Tom Van Arsdale 14232
161. Eddie Jones 14155
162. Gus Williams 14093
163. Jerry Lucas* 14053
  Dave DeBusschere* 14053
165. Manu Ginobili 14043
166. David West 14034
167. Fred Brown 14018
168. Carlos Boozer 13976
169. Ron Harper 13910
  Alvan Adams 13910
171. Bob Love 13895
172. Marques Johnson 13892
173. Chuck Person 13858
174. Deron Williams 13804
175. Bill Laimbeer 13790
176. Peja Stojakovic 13647
177. Billy Cunningham* 13626
178. Orlando Woolridge 13623
179. Xavier McDaniel 13606
180. Dave Cowens* 13516
181. Cliff Hagan* 13447
  Baron Davis 13447
183. Steve Smith 13430
184. Vlade Divac 13398
185. Rudy Tomjanovich 13383
186. Jermaine O'Neal 13309
187. DeMar DeRozan 13296
188. Al Harrington 13237
189. Jalen Rose 13220
190. Luol Deng 13204
191. Corey Maggette 13198
192. Kevin Johnson 13127
193. Andre Iguodala 13067
194. Metta World Peace 13058
195. Jeff Mullins 13017
196. Josh Smith 12996
  Horace Grant 12996
198. Stephen Jackson 12976
199. Bob Boozer 12964
200. Kendall Gill 12914
201. Derrick Coleman 12884
202. Wayman Tisdale 12878
203. Rik Smits 12871
204. Mychal Thompson 12810
205. Paul Westphal 12809
206. Sidney Wicks 12803
207. Lamar Odom 12781
208. Mickey Johnson 12748
209. Johnny Newman 12740
210. Bill Cartwright 12713
211. Armen Gilliam 12700
212. Jim Jackson 12690
213. Dell Curry 12670
214. Bill Sharman* 12665
215. Nick Van Exel 12658
216. Otis Birdsong 12544
217. Jack Marin 12541
218. Mike Newlin 12507
219. Mark Jackson 12489
220. Red Kerr 12480
221. Joe Barry Carroll 12455
222. Paul Millsap 12445
223. Caron Butler 12430
224. Charles Oakley 12417
225. Kevin Martin 12396
226. Darrell Griffith 12391
227. Cazzie Russell 12377
228. Danny Manning 12367
229. Maurice Lucas 12339
230. A.C. Green 12331
231. Johnny Green 12281
232. Sleepy Floyd 12260
233. Antonio McDyess 12227
234. Maurice Cheeks* 12195
235. Tom Heinsohn* 12194
236. Willis Reed* 12183
237. Kelly Tripucka 12142
238. John Long 12131
239. Norm Nixon 12065
240. J.R. Smith 12057
241. Truck Robinson 11988
242. Michael Redd 11972
243. Cuttino Mobley 11964
  Danny Ainge 11964
245. Mookie Blaylock 11962
246. Clyde Lovellette* 11947
247. Herb Williams 11944
248. Sidney Moncrief 11931
249. Scott Wedman 11916
250. David Wesley 11842

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. Willie 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. Billy Shepherd 968
  Jim Caldwell 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. Fly Williams 665
  Tom Workman 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. Scott English 500
  Errol Palmer 500
250. Steve Green 474
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