Top Ten All-Time NBA Points Leaders

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38,387 Points
Games: 1560, PPG: 24.6
Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers
Career: 1969 to 1989 (Championships: 6)
Rookie of the Year when he entered the league in 1969, Abdul-Jabbar would go on to win 6 NBA Championships.

2. Karl Malone – 36,928 Points
Games: 1476, PPG: 25.0
Teams: Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers
Career: 1985 to 2004 (Championships: 0)
Malone played in the NBA finals twice against the Chicago Bulls in 1997 and 1998.

3. Michael Jordan – 32,292 Points
Games: 1072, PPG: 30.1
Teams: Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards
Career: 1984 to 2003 (Championships: 6)
Five times named the league’s MVP, Jordan won 6 NBA Championships with the Chicago Bulls.

4. Wilt Chamberlain – 31,419 Points
Games: 1045, PPG: 30.1
Teams: Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers
Career: 1959 to 1973 (Championships: 2)
Chamberlain holds many NBA records, including a 100 point four quarter game in 1962.

5. Shaquille O’Neal – 27,721 Points
Games: 1126, PPG: 24.6
Teams: Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers
Career: 1992 to Present (Championships: 4)
First overall draft pick and Rookie of the Year in 1993, Shaq was also the 2000 NBA MVP.

6. Moses Malone – 27,409 Points
Games: 1329, PPG: 20.6
Teams: Buffalo, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Milwaukee, San Antonio
Career: 1976 to 1995 (Championships: 1)
Malone holds the league record for most games without fouling out at 1212 games.

7. Elvin Hayes – 27,313 Points
Games: 1303, PPG: 21.0
Teams: San Diego/Houston Rockets, Baltimore/Washington Bullets, Houston Rockets
Career: 1968 to 1984 (Championships: 1)
An All Star in his first 12 seasons, Hayes missed only 9 games in his 16 year career.

8. Hakeem Olajuwon – 26,946 Points
Games: 1238, PPG: 21.8
Teams: Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors
Career: 1984 to 2002 (Championships: 2)
Olajuwon is the career leader for blocked shots and holds a number of other shot block records.

9. Oscar Robertson – 26,710 Points
Games: 1040, PPG: 25.7
Teams: Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks
Career: 1960 to 1974 (Championships: 1)
Robertson played 14 years in the NBA and co-captained the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team to gold.

10. Dominique Wilkins – 26,668 Points
Games: 1074, PPG: 24.8
Teams: Atlanta Hawks, L.A. Clippers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic
Career: 1982 to 1999 (Championships: 0)
Wilkins set a single game NBA record by hitting 23 free throws in a row.