NBA rankings: Top scorers by age (featuring LeBron James at No. 1 every time)

Although many claim scoring is not even his best attribute, LeBron James is sweeping through the record books for points scored, as the four-time league MVP is on his way to becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer this very season.

Looking back, according to our research, James has already passed Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant for being the top scorer at every age to this point. Now, he’s just missing passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbarwhich will happen as James plays into his early 40s.

Below, check out the top five scorers in NBA history at every age, a group of lists James is at the top of every year.

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1. LeBron James: 625 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 539 points
3. Tracy McGrady: 451 points
4. Bill Willoughby: 292 points
5. Jermaine O’Neal: 185 points

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1. LeBron James: 2,362 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 1,759 points
3. Carmelo Anthony: 1,725 ​​points
4. Kevin Durant: 1,624 points
5. Anthony Edwards: 1,392 points

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1. LeBron James: 4,649 points
2. Kevin Durant: 3,495 points
3. Carmelo Anthony: 3,283 points
4.Anthony Edwards: 2,925 points
5. Devin Booker: 2,897 points

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1. LeBron James: 7,067 points
2. Kevin Durant: 5,967 points
3. Carmelo Anthony: 5,405 points
4.Andrew Wiggins: 4,384 points
5. Kobe Bryant: 4,240 points

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1. LeBron James: 9,188 points
2. Kevin Durant: 8,128 points
3. Carmelo Anthony: 7,286 points
4. Luka Doncic: 6,384 points
5. Kobe Bryant: 6,178 points

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1. LeBron James: 11,514 points
2. Kevin Durant: 9,978 points
3. Carmelo Anthony: 9,264 points
4. Tracy McGrady: 8,542 points
5. Kobe Bryant: 8,197 points

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1. LeBron James: 13,927 points
2. Kevin Durant: 12,258 points
3. Carmelo Anthony: 10,768 points
4. Kobe Bryant: 10,658 points
5. Tracy McGrady: 10,420 points

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1. LeBron James: 16,081 points
2. Kevin Durant: 14,851 points
3. Carmelo Anthony: 12,711 points
4. Tracy McGrady: 12,423 points
5. Kobe Bryant: 12,215 points

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1. LeBron James: 17,460 points
2. Kevin Durant: 15,537 points
3. Carmelo Anthony: 14,681 points
4. Kobe Bryant: 14,034 points
5. Tracy McGrady: 13,570 points

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1. LeBron James: 19,771 points
2. Kevin Durant: 17,566 points
3. Kobe Bryant: 16,866 points
4. Wilt Chamberlain: 16,303 points
5. Carmelo Anthony: 15,926 points

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1. LeBron James: 21,819 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 19,296 points
3. Kevin Durant: 19,121 points
4. Wilt Chamberlain: 18,837 points
5. Michael Jordan: 18,073 points

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1. LeBron James: 23,901 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 21,619 points
3. Wilt Chamberlain: 21,486 points
4. Kevin Durant: 20,913 points
5. Michael Jordan: 20,589 points

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1. LeBron James: 25,657 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 23,820 points
3. Wilt Chamberlain: 23,440 points
4. Kevin Durant: 22,940 points
5. Michael Jordan: 21,541 points

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1. LeBron James: 27,544 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 25,790 points
3. Wilt Chamberlain: 25,434 points
4. Kevin Durant: 22,940 points
5. Carmelo Anthony: 22,497 points

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1. LeBron James: 29,759 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 27,868 points
3. Wilt Chamberlain: 27,098 points
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 24,175 points
5. Carmelo Anthony: 24,156 points

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1. LeBron James: 31,966 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 29,484 points
3. Wilt Chamberlain: 27,426 points
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 26,270 points
5. Michael Jordan: 26,057 points

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1. LeBron James: 33,347 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 31,617 points
3. Wilt Chamberlain: 29,122 points
4. Michael Jordan: 28,441 points
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 28,028 points

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1. LeBron James: 34,332 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 31,700 points
3. Wilt Chamberlain: 30,335 points
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 29,779 points
5. Michael Jordan: 29,277 points

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1. LeBron James: 36,038 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 32,482 points
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 31,527 points
4. Wilt Chamberlain: 31,417 points
5. Karl Malone: ​​31,041 points

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1. LeBron James: 37,813 points
2. Kobe Bryant: 33,643 points
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 33,262 points
4. Karl Malone: ​​32,919 points
5. Wilt Chamberlain: 31,417 points

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1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 35,108 points
2. Karl Malone: ​​34,707 points
3. Kobe Bryant: 33,643 points
4. Wilt Chamberlain: 31,417 points
5. Michael Jordan: 30,492 points

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1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 36,446 points
2. Karl Malone: ​​36,374 points
3. Kobe Bryant: 33,643 points
4. Michael Jordan: 31,621 points
5. Wilt Chamberlain: 31,417 points

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1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 37,575 points
2. Karl Malone: ​​36,928 points
3. Kobe Bryant: 33,643 points
4. Michael Jordan: 32,292 points
5. Dirk Nowitzki: 31,560 points

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1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 38,340 points
2. Karl Malone: ​​36,928 points
3. Kobe Bryant: 33,643 points
4. Michael Jordan: 32,292 points
5. Dirk Nowitzki: 31,560 points


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