After reviewing amazing players such as Kobe Bryant and Moses Malone in our previous article, now it is time to list our top five scorers in the history of the NBA, let’s start with Shaq.

Shaquille O’Neal: The Steel has said goodbye to the National Basketball Association, and during his long, amazing career, he managed to score an incredible 28,596 points with an average of 23 points per game and earned four championship rings, maybe Kobe will make it fifth on the list after next season.

Wilt Chamberlain: He is the only player that has managed to average forty points during a single season, though he also has one season in his career in which he averaged 50 points per game. He played for the Warriors, Sixers and the Lakers, and retired with a total of 31,419 points, averaging 30.1 points per game.

Michael Jordan: Considered by some as the best athlete of all time, Jordan played for the Bulls during the first two stints of his career and with the Washington Wizards on his third one. He managed to earn five MVP awards and six NBA titles. Jordan finished his career with an outstanding 32,292 points in a total of 1072 matches with an average of 30.12 points per game.

Karl Malone: Know as the mailman, he was truly a consistent player who wasn’t able to earn a single NBA title, making it to the finals two times, where Jordan and the Chicago Bulls beat them. But on the personal side, Malone managed to score more points than Jordan during his career, with a total of 36,928 points in 1476 matches, averaging 25 points per game in nineteen seasons at the league.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Known as Lew Alcindor when he started his career at the NBA, he is undoubtedly the best scorer of all time. He played for seventeen seasons, in which he managed to score 38,387 points in a total of 1560 games, averaging 24.6 points, the 14th best record of all time. He scored a total of six titles and earned six MVP awards.

This list will surely vary in the spots going from 10 to 6, but the first five will certainly remain for a long time, as just a handful of players such as LeBron James have proven capable of coming close to the numbers of guys like Abdul-Jabbar, Malone and Michael “Air” Jordan.

Author's Bio: 

Michael Hill is an avid sports fan and a sports writer who has been in the betting and price per headindustry for years. Michael writes about his experience and offers tips for other aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to make a living with sports bookmaking.

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