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Top 10 NBA career scoring leaders

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Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates a basket against the Suns during the second half of a game on Oct. 24 in Phoenix. Photo Credit: AP/Matt York

A look at the top 10 NBA career scoring leaders (stats as of Dec. 16):

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Points: 38,387
Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers
Years: 1969-89

2. Karl Malone

Points: 36,928
Teams: Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers
Years: 1985-2004

3. Kobe Bryant

Points: 33,643
Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
Years: 1996-2016

4. Michael Jordan

Points: 32,292
Teams: Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards
Years: 1984-93, 1994-98, 2001-03

5. LeBron James

Points: 31,869
Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers
Years: 2003-present

6. Wilt Chamberlain

Points: 31,419
Teams: Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers
Years: 1959-73

7. Dirk Nowitzki

Points: 31,187
Teams: Dallas Mavericks
Years: 1998-present

8. Shaquille O'Neal

Points: 28,596
Teams: Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics
Years: 1992-2011

9. Moses Malone

Points: 27,409
Teams: Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs
Years: 1976-95

10. Elvin Hayes

Points: 27,313
Teams: San Diego/Houston Rockets, Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets
Years: 1968-84

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