Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Career Points
One of the top players in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has racked up an impressive number of career points. As of the end of the 2019-20 season, Kareem had a total of 38,387 career points. This total is the highest of all time, and it is unlikely that any other player will surpass it.
A Prodigious Scorer
Kareem played for five different teams over the course of his 20-year career, and he averaged 24.6 points per game. This puts him at number seven on the all-time career scoring list, behind the likes of LeBron James and Michael Jordan. In addition to his impressive point totals, Kareem also holds the record for most field goals made in a career, most field goals attempted in a career, and most points scored in a season.
Career High Points
Kareem had two season where he scored over 3,000 points. The first was the 1971–72 season, when he scored 3,093 points and was dubbed the “Most Valuable Player.” The second was the 1975–76 season, when he scored 3,111 points. In both of these seasons, Kareem made over 64% of the field goals he attempted.
Post-Career Point Totals
Kareem’s impressive point totals have transitioned over into post-career success. In the years since he retired, he has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, had his number retired by the Lakers, and was even chosen as one of the top 50 players in NBA history. He is also the only player in the NBA with six Most Valuable Player awards.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA, and his career point total reflects that. With 38,387 career points, Kareem has solidified his spot as the all-time leader in that category and one of the most prolific scorers in the league.