LeBron James accomplished it at last. He chose to go against the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and now leads all NBA players in points scored. There may be many haters among his supporters. But it’s difficult to suppose that even they would have much to say about this. And, to be honest, that’s exactly how it ought to be.
There is a limitation here, though. With this accomplishment, many have resorted to referring to James as the undisputed king of basketball scoring. And while the individual undoubtedly has a point, we scarcely would describe it as indisputable.
In light of this, we made the decision to investigate points per game. We didn’t only focus on his, either. We didn’t limit our analysis to Michael Jordan’s. No, in order to put this situation in context, we also looked at the all-time leaderboard.
Let’s get started.
Does Le Bron James Have a Higher Points-Per-Game Average than Michael Jordan?
Michael Jordan played a total of 1072 games during his NBA career. LeBron James, who has played an amazing 1410 games, is far ahead of him.
Contrary to total career points, the quantity of games doesn’t really matter for points per game. No, this represents an average of the points scored by each player in a given game.
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Michael Jordan wins this one with 30.1 points per game, much to the chagrin of LeBron James supporters.
The King scores little less than 27.2 points per game on average.
In other words, James loses this direct confrontation. Does the larger battlefield, though, fully eclipse them? Or do these two also seem to be in charge there?
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Where do Michael Jordan’s and LeBron James’s Points Per Game averages rank all time?
This one will be especially enjoyable for Michael Jordan fans.
His Airness is ranked first overall in the all-time standings for points scored per game. Wilt Chamberlain (30.1), Elgin Baylor (27.4), Kevin Durant (27.3), and LeBron James, who comes in fourth, are all listed after him.
Therefore, LeBron James cannot be considered the undisputed king of scoring.