Nba All Time Scoring List
The NBA all time scoring list is a group of the greatest players in NBA history. Not everyone makes this list, and some of the greatest players didn’t crack the top ten in scoring. Nevertheless, few will argue that this list includes the cream of the crop, and some of the most revered names in the game’s history.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Abdul-Jabbar is actually number one on the NBA all time scoring list with 38,387 points, over a 20-year career. Playing this long certainly helped him pad this total, but keep in mind that he averaged 24.6 points per game, 12thbest among the leading scorers.
- Karl Malone. Known as The Mailman because he always delivered, this power forward is #2 on the list, with close to 37,000 points. Part of a Utah Jazz team that a perennial contender, he is one of the game’s truly great players.
- Michael Jordan. Jordan is third on the NBA all time scoring list, and is widely regarded as the best player in league history. He scored 30.1 points per game over his career, which ties him for the all-time record with…
- Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain played as though a man among boys, completely dominating the game and famously once scoring 100 points in a game. He also once averaged over 50 points for an entire season!
- Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq has been one of the game’s biggest personalities and has turned into a multi-media force (even on Twitter). With 28,596 points and counting, he is fifth on the all-time list.
- Kobe Bryant. Bryant has been one of the most dynamic players in the NBA in the 2000s, and is currently at number six on the NBA all time scoring list, with 27,868 points.
- Moses Malone. Malone comes in at number seven on the NBA all time scoring list, and made the jump from high school directly to the pros back in the 1970s. He went on to be named the league MVP three times and was named to 13 all star teams, while scoring 29,580 points.
- Elvin Hayes. Hayes scored 27,313 points in a career that put him on the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. A remarkable defender as well as scorer, he followed a college career which saw him earn AP player of the year honors with 12 all-star seasons in the NBA.
- Hakeem Olajuwon. One of the great centers in history, Olajuwon played with the Houston Rockets, leading them to two NBA championships and earning a league MVP award. He finished his career with 26,946 points and in the top 10 in all-time career leaders for points, blocks, rebounding, and steals.
- Oscar Robertson. The Big O is 10 on the NBA all time scoring list and was an all-around threat. He is the only player to ever average a triple double over the course of a full season!