How many points does LeBron James have left to become the all-time leading scorer?

Just 178 points left. The countdown to LeBron James becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer is entering its final stretch. The goal is first to equal and then surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s 38,387 points to extend his legacy to one of the impossible frontiers in basketball history. The question is: when will LeBron break the record?

James will achieve that mark, if nothing goes wrong, just before the NBA All-Star Game on February 19 in Utah. He will be honoured there after beating the legendary Kareem with the Los Angeles Lakers. All eyes are on the same dates: between February 5 and 10 if he keeps to his averages.

How many points does LeBron James have left?

LeBron James has 178 points left after his 46 points (with a career-high nine three-pointers) against the Los Angeles Clippers. Next up on the schedule is a back-to-back against the San Antonio Spurs and an Eastern tour that will take him to Boston, Brooklyn and Indiana.

If he maintains his career average of 27 points per night, he would likely move ahead of Kareem on February 10 against the Milwaukee Bucks. And if he goes up to 29, which is roughly his average for the season, it would be a couple of nights before against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the former Staples Center.

It could even be earlier, against the New Orleans Pelicans, if he continues to score 36 per game, which he has been doing since he turned 38.