Here is an exciting look at the Top 10 NBA all-time scorers who have defied defense to become the top basketball players in the history of the NBA.
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; 38,387 points
Formerly known as Lew Alcindor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the runaway winner of the top plum with a wide lead of 7,000 to his closest rival for the top spot.
2. Karl Malone, 36,928 points
Karl Malone has earned the moniker of “The Mailman,” and rightly so, as he was able to deliver the goods for the Utah Jazz with his effective team up with top Utah Jazz point guard John Stockton.
3. Michael Jordan, 32,292 points
His “Airness” takes the 4th spot among our top point makers. He is probably the most recognized sports figure in the entire planet.
4. Wilt Chamberlain, 31,419 points
Despite coming in second, Wilt Chamberlain is considered by many as another player who can be hailed as one of the best basketball player ever solely because of his sheer dominance inside the court.
5. Shaquille O’Neal, 27,619 points
Frequently referred to “Shaq” is currently playing for The Phoenix Suns. Throughout his career, O’Neal established himself as a formidable low post presence, putting up career averages of 25 points on .581 field goal accuracy.
6. Moses Malone, 27,409 points
Moses Malone is the first ever basketball player who was drafted to the NBA right out of high school. He is also 3rd in the list of top rebounders of all time.
7. Elvin Hayes, 27,313 points
Elvin Hayes is your finesse power forward who is renowned for his signature turnaround jumpers. He is also a member of the top rebounding list of all time.
8. Hakeem Olajuwon, 26,946 points
Olajuwon played center for the Houston Rockets & Toronto Raptors and gained a reputation of being a great clutch performer and also as one of the greatest centers of his generation based on his performances in the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons.
9. Oscar Robertson, 26,710 points
He is known as the “Big O” of big time basketball. He is even hailed as the greatest player to have ever played the basketball game.
10. Dominique Wilkins, 26,668 points
Dominique Wilkins was able to maintain at least a 20 point clip scoring average for 11 straight NBA seasons. He also won the NBA scoring champion once.