These are some great players who scored the most points in NBA history. There is no active player is in the list except Kobe Bryant who is currently placed at the sixth spot.
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tops the list of NBA all time leading scorer with 38,387 points, accumulated over a span of 20 years. No one seems likely to be surpassing such a massive career score in near future.
2. Karl Malone
Karl Malone made 36, 928 points in his entire career which takes him to the second spot in terms of scoring leaders in NBA. There is no championship in his name but still he is regarded as one of the great player in NBA history.
3. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan scored a total of 32, 292 points in his career, with an average 30.1 per game. He topped the NBA scoring for 10 seasons. If he had not retired from the basketball twice, he might have scored more points than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and probably led the list of all time points scorer.
4. Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain piled up to 31,419 points in 1,045 games. He averaged 30.1 points per game, which is similar to the career average of Michael Jordan. He was the only player in NBA history who averaged more than 50 points in a season.
5. Kobe Bryant
So far in his career, Kobe Bryant has scored 30, 000 points and achieved many scoring records in his career. He became the leading scorer during the 2005-6 and 2006-7 seasons and also made 81 points in a single game, setting the record of most points in a single game after the Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points
6. Shaquille O’Neal
Over his 19-year career, Shaquille O’Neal accumulated 28, 596 points, becoming the fifth point leader of all time. He was expected to be ranked much higher in the list but the injuries forced him to miss too many games throughout his career.
7. Moses Malone
Moses Malone jumped direct from the high school to the professional level, initially joined ABA, then played for NBA and produced 27,409 points during 1,329 games. He was named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in 1997.
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