Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is only 158 points away from making history as NBA’s all-time leading scorer as per NBA’s Scoring Tracker‘s latest update.
The 38-year old recently set the record this year for becoming the second player in NBA history to surpass 38,000 points after earning 35 points during a match against the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 15.
As of writing, LeBron now has 38,230 career points, while Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who retired at 42 years old in 1989, holds the No. 1 spot in NBA’s All-time Scoring List with 38,387 points.
The NBA estimated that based on James’ career scoring average of 27.2 points per game, the player would need 6 more games to break the record.
In January 2006, LeBron became the youngest-ever NBA player to reach 5,000 career points.
The 6’9″ player added yet another milestone to his almost two-decade long career on Tuesday as he became the first player to score 40 against all 30 NBA teams with his 46-point performance against the Clippers.
LeBron had won 2 Gold Olympic medals as he led the United States to victory during the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics.
In 2004, he launched the LeBron James Family Foundation, which commits to redefining community and building stronger families. It focuses on education and co-curricular educational initiatives to create generational change for families and kids in his hometown in Akron, Ohio.