NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Combined (Regular Season + Playoffs) Leaders and Records for Points

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

Table
Season Lg Player Tot PTS Reg PTS Play PTS Tm
2021-22 NBA Jayson Tatum 2661 2046 615 BOS
2020-21 NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo 2351 1717 634 MIL
2019-20 NBA James Harden 2690 2335 355 HOU
2018-19 NBA James Harden 3166 2818 348 HOU
2017-18 NBA LeBron James 2999 2251 748 CLE
2016-17 NBA Russell Westbrook 2745 2558 187 OKC
2015-16 NBA Stephen Curry 2827 2375 452 GSW
2014-15 NBA James Harden 2679 2217 462 HOU
2013-14 NBA Kevin Durant 3156 2593 563 OKC
2012-13 NBA LeBron James 2632 2036 596 MIA
2011-12 NBA Kevin Durant 2420 1850 570 OKC
2010-11 NBA Kevin Durant 2648 2161 487 OKC
2009-10 NBA Kobe Bryant* 2641 1970 671 LAL
2008-09 NBA Kobe Bryant* 2896 2201 695 LAL
2007-08 NBA Kobe Bryant* 2956 2323 633 LAL
2006-07 NBA LeBron James 2633 2132 501 CLE
2005-06 NBA Kobe Bryant* 3027 2832 195 LAL
2004-05 NBA Amar'e Stoudemire 2529 2080 449 PHO
2003-04 NBA Kevin Garnett* 2425 1987 438 MIN
2002-03 NBA Kobe Bryant* 2846 2461 385 LAL
2001-02 NBA Paul Pierce* 2538 2144 394 BOS
2000-01 NBA Allen Iverson* 2930 2207 723 PHI
1999-00 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 3051 2344 707 LAL
1998-99 NBA Allen Iverson* 1512 1284 228 PHI
1997-98 NBA Michael Jordan* 3037 2357 680 CHI
1996-97 NBA Michael Jordan* 3021 2431 590 CHI
1995-96 NBA Michael Jordan* 3043 2491 552 CHI
1994-95 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 2854 2315 539 ORL
1993-94 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon* 2848 2184 664 HOU
1992-93 NBA Michael Jordan* 3207 2541 666 CHI
1991-92 NBA Michael Jordan* 3163 2404 759 CHI
1990-91 NBA Michael Jordan* 3109 2580 529 CHI
1989-90 NBA Michael Jordan* 3340 2753 587 CHI
1988-89 NBA Michael Jordan* 3224 2633 591 CHI
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 3231 2868 363 CHI
1986-87 NBA Michael Jordan* 3148 3041 107 CHI
1985-86 NBA Alex English* 2687 2414 273 DEN
1984-85 NBA Larry Bird* 2815 2295 520 BOS
1983-84 NBA Adrian Dantley* 2772 2418 354 UTA
1982-83 NBA Alex English* 2507 2326 181 DEN
1981-82 NBA George Gervin* 2816 2551 265 SAS
1980-81 NBA Moses Malone* 2784 2222 562 HOU
1979-80 NBA George Gervin* 2685 2585 100 SAS
1978-79 NBA George Gervin* 2765 2365 400 SAS
1977-78 NBA David Thompson* 2500 2172 328 DEN
1976-77 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 2533 2152 381 LAL
1975-76 NBA Bob McAdoo* 2679 2427 252 BUF
1975-76 ABA Julius Erving* 2913 2462 451 NYA
1974-75 NBA Bob McAdoo* 3093 2831 262 BUF
1974-75 ABA George McGinnis* 2934 2353 581 INA
1973-74 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 2706 2191 515 MIL
1973-74 ABA Julius Erving* 2689 2299 390 NYA
1972-73 NBA Tiny Archibald* 2719 2719 0 KCO
1972-73 ABA Dan Issel* 2813 2292 521 KEN
1971-72 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 3138 2822 316 MIL
1971-72 ABA Rick Barry* 3072 2518 554 NYA
1970-71 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 2968 2596 372 MIL
1970-71 ABA Dan Issel* 3014 2480 534 KEN
1969-70 NBA Jerry West* 2871 2309 562 LAL
1969-70 ABA Spencer Haywood* 2959 2519 440 DNR
1968-69 NBA Elvin Hayes* 2482 2327 155 SDR
1968-69 ABA Jimmy Jones 2382 2050 332 NOB
1967-68 NBA Elgin Baylor* 2430 2002 428 LAL
1967-68 ABA Connie Hawkins* 2294 1875 419 PTP
1966-67 NBA Rick Barry* 3296 2775 521 SFW
1965-66 NBA Jerry West* 2955 2476 479 LAL
1964-65 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 2856 2534 322 TOT
1963-64 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3364 2948 416 SFW
1962-63 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3586 3586 0 SFW
1961-62 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 4449 4029 420 PHW
1960-61 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3144 3033 111 PHW
1959-60 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3006 2707 299 PHW
1958-59 NBA Bob Pettit* 2272 2105 167 STL
1957-58 NBA George Yardley* 2165 2001 164 DET
1956-57 NBA Bob Pettit* 2053 1755 298 STL
1955-56 NBA Paul Arizin* 2030 1741 289 PHW
1954-55 NBA Bob Cousy* 1656 1504 152 BOS
1953-54 NBA Neil Johnston* 1759 1759 0 PHW
1952-53 NBA George Mikan* 1680 1442 238 MNL
1951-52 NBA George Mikan* 1830 1523 307 MNL
1950-51 NBA George Mikan* 2100 1932 168 MNL
1949-50 NBA George Mikan* 2241 1865 376 MNL
1948-49 BAA George Mikan* 2001 1698 303 MNL
1947-48 BAA Joe Fulks* 1231 949 282 PHW
1946-47 BAA Joe Fulks* 1611 1389 222 PHW