LeBron James career points tracker: When will he pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA scoring record?

James is 89 points from setting the record; Lakers' next game is Thursday vs. Pacers

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is chasing the regular season all-time scoring record held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Abdul-Jabbar scored 38,387 career points and has held the record since April 1984, eight months before James was born.

James is 89 points from claiming the record. At this season’s 30.2 ppg pace, James would set the record on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena.

He is well on his way to becoming the all-time leading scorer before the All-Star break, which starts Feb. 17. James has missed 11 games this season.

James and the Lakers next play at the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. ET Thursday. He scored 28 points in the Lakers' overtime win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday. His career points total is now 38,299.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is chasing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time regular season scoring record. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is chasing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time regular season scoring record. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

When will LeBron James set the scoring record?

Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming schedule

Thursday: at Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. ET

Saturday: at New Orleans Pelicans, 6 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Tuesday: vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 10:30 p.m. ET

Feb. 9: vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)

Feb. 11: at Golden State Warriors, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Feb. 13: at Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET

Feb. 15: vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)

LeBron James’ recent scoring performances

Jan. 31: Lakers 129, Knicks 123 (OT)28 points

Jan. 28: Celtics 125, Lakers 121 (OT) — 41 points

Jan. 25: Lakers 113, Spurs 104 — 20 points

Jan. 24: Clippers 133, Lakers 11546 points

Jan. 22: Lakers 121, Trail Blazers 112 — 37 points