James breaks NBA's career scoring record

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LeBron James got the first official statistic of his NBA career on a rebound. His next entry on the stat sheet was an assist.

Even then, points weren't the priority. They never were.

Somehow, he became the most prolific scorer in NBA history anyway. It finally happened Tuesday night, the kid from Akron, Ohio, connecting on a stepback jumper to push his career total to 38,388 points and break the record that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held for nearly 39 years.


Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 T. Haliburton, IND10.3
2 N. Jokic, DEN10.2
3 T. Young, ATL10.0
4 J. Morant, MEM8.3
5 L. Doncic, DAL8.2
6 D. Garland, CLE8.1
7 M. Conley, UTA7.7
8 R. Westbrook, LAL7.5
9 D. Lillard, POR7.2
10 M. Smart, BOS7.2
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 J. Butler, MIA2.10
2 O. Anunoby, TOR2.07
3 D. Melton, PHI1.84
4 T. Haliburton, IND1.74
5 H. Jones, NOP1.70
6 A. Caruso, CHI1.70
7 S. Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC1.68
8 A. Edwards, MIN1.67
9 G. Trent Jr., TOR1.63
10 D. Murray, ATL1.62
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