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NBA All Time Points Per Game Leaders

Michael Jordan is ranked 3rd in all time NBA scoring, but is tops for the NBA all time points per game list just ahead of Wilt Chamberlain. Over Jordan’s 15-year NBA career, and Chamberlain’s 14 year career, they are the only two players in NBA history to average over 30 points per game.

There are two active players in the Top 10 career PPG leaders: LeBron James (27.69) and Kobe Bryant (25.41).

 

NBA Career PPG Leaders
Rk. Player Team(s)
PPG
# of Yrs
1 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls (1984/85 – 1992/93)
Chicago Bulls (1994/95 – 1997/98)
Washington Wizards (2001/02 – 2002/03)
30.12
15
2 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors (1959/60 – 1961/62)
San Francisco Warriors (1962/63 – 1964/65)
Philadelphia 76ers (1964/65 – 1967/68)
Los Angeles Lakers (1968/69 – 1972/73)
30.07
14
3 * LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers (2003/04 – 2009/10)
Miami Heat (2010/11 – present)
27.64
9
4 Elgin Baylor Minneapolis Lakers (1958/59 – 1959/60)
Los Angeles Lakers (1960/61 – 1971/72)
27.36
14
5 Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers (1960/61 – 1973/74)
27.03
14
6 Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers (1996/97 – 2006/07)
Denver Nuggets (2006/07 – 2008/09)
Detroit Pistons (2008/09)
Memphis Grizzlies (2009/10)
Philadelphia 76ers (2009/10)
26.66
14
7 Bob Pettit Milwaukee Hawks (1954/55)
St. Louis Hawks (1955/56 – 1964/65)
26.36
11
8 George Gervin San Antonio Spurs (1976/77 – 1984/85)
Chicago Bulls (1985/86)
26.18
10
9 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals (1960/01 – 1969/70)
Milwaukee Bucks (1970/71 – 1973/74)
25.68
14
10 * Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers (1996/97 – present)
25.40
16
11 * Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (2003/04 – present)
25.15
9
12 Karl Malone Utah Jazz (1985/86 – 2002/03)
Los Angeles Lakers (2003/04)
25.02
19
13 Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks (1982/83 – 1993/94)
Los Angeles Clippers (1993/94)
Boston Celtics (1994/95)
San Antonio Spurs (1995/96)
Orlando Magic (1996/97)
24.83
15
14 * Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets (2003/04 – 2010/11)
New York Knicks (2010/11 – present)
24.65
9
15 Kareem Abdul-jabbar Milwaukee Bucks (1969/70 – 1974/75)
Los Angeles Lakers (1975/76 – 1988/89)
24.61
20
16 Larry Bird Boston Celtics (1979/80 – 1991/92)
24.29
13
17 Adrian Dantley Buffalo Braves (1976/77)
Indiana Pacers (1977/78)
Los Angeles Lakers (1977/78 – 1978/79)
Utah Jazz (1979/80 – 1985/86)
Detroit Pistons (1986/87 – 1988/89)
Dallas Mavericks (1988/89 – 1989/90)
Milwaukee Bucks (1990/91)
24.27
15
18 Pete Maravich Atlanta Hawks (1070/71 – 1973/74)
New Orleans Jazz (1974/75 – 1978/79)
Utah Jazz (1979/80)
Boston Celtics (1979/80)
24.24
10
19 Shaquille O’neal Orlando Magic (1992/93 – 1995/96)
Los Angeles Lakers (1996/97 – 2003/04)
Miami Heat (2004/05 – 2007/08)
Phoenix Suns (2007/08 – 2008/09)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2009/10)
Boston Celtics (2010/11)
23.69
19
20 Rick Barry San Francisco Warriors (1965/66 – 1966/67)
Golden State Warriors (1972/73 – 1977/78)
Houston Rockets (1978/79 – 1979/80)
23.17
10
21 George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers (1948/49 – 1955/56)
23.13
7
22 * Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks (1998/99 – present)
22.88
14
23 Paul Arizin Philadelphia Warriors (1950/51 – 1961/62)
22.81
10
24 Bernard King New Jersey Nets (1077/78 – 1978/79)
Utah Jazz (1979/80)
Golden State Warriors (1980/81 – 1981/82)
New York Knicks (1982/83 – 1986/87)
Washington Bullets (1988/89 – 1990/91)
New Jersey Nets (1992/93)
22.49
14
25 Charles Barkley Philadelphia 76ers (1984/85 – 1991/92)
Phoenix Suns (1992/93 – 1995/96)
Houston Rockets (1996/97 – 1999/00)
22.14
16
26 David Thompson Denver Nuggets (1976/77 – 1981/82)
Seattle Supersonics (1982/83 – 1983/14)
22.13
9
27 Bob McAdoo Buffalo Braves (1972/73 – 1976/77)
New York Knicks (1976/77 – 1978/79)
Boston Celtics (1978/79)
Detroit Pistons (1979/80 – 1980/81)
New Jersey Nets (1980/81)
Los Angeles Lakers (1981/82 – 1984/85)
Philadelphia 76ers (1985/86)
22.05
14
28 * Paul Pierce Boston Celtics (1998/99 – present)
22.04
14

 

* Denotes active player
Updated: August 14th 2012

Sources:
basketball-reference.com
databasebasketball.com
wikipedia.org

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  • kevin

    where the fuck is durant?

  • KD4MVP

    Durant is 5th with 27.35, where’s he? you fuckin bandwagons riding lebron’s dick

    • alltimebigtime

      who dafuq told u he averaged 27.35 dickwat thunder bandwagon

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