The NBA's all-time scoring leaders are a who's who of the game's greatest players. From Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to LeBron James, the list is filled with legends.
Bryant, who retired in 2016 after 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, currently has 33,643 career points. That puts him ahead of Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928), LeBron James (34,241), and Michael Jordan (32,292).
When it comes to scoring points in the NBA, there are a select few players that have been able to separate themselves from the pack. These are the players that have been able to average the most points per game over the course of their careers.
Topping the list is none other than Michael Jordan. During his time in the NBA, Jordan was a scoring machine, averaging an incredible 30.1 points per game. He was able to maintain this high level of play throughout his entire career, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.
Next on the list is Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged an impressive 30.0 points per game over his career. Chamberlain was a dominant force in the NBA, and is one of only a handful of players to ever average more than 30 points per game.
Rounding out the top three is Kobe Bryant, who averaged 25.0 points per game over the course of his 20-year NBA career. Bryant was one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time.
Other notable players on the list include LeBron James (27.1), Karl Malone (25.0), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24.6). These are just a few of the many great players who have been able to average over 20 points per game throughout their careers.
The shooting percentage is an important statistic because it measures a player's ability to score points. The higher the shooting percentage, the more efficient a player is at scoring points.
The top five NBA players with the highest shooting percentage are: