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NBA Team Scoring Leaders

Try to name the all-time scoring leader for each NBA franchise.
Through 2023–24
Players active with their team in gold
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Last updated: April 15, 2024
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First submittedApril 28, 2012
Times taken198,813
Average score63.3%
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Points
Team
Player
36,374
Jazz
Karl Malone
33,643
Lakers
Kobe Bryant
31,560
Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki
29,277
Bulls
Michael Jordan
26,511
Rockets
Hakeem Olajuwon
26,496
Spurs
Tim Duncan
26,395
Celtics
John Havlicek
25,279
Pacers
Reggie Miller
23,668
Warriors
Stephen Curry
23,665
Knicks
Patrick Ewing
23,292
Hawks
Dominique Wilkins
23,119
Cavaliers
LeBron James
22,009
Kings/Royals
Oscar Robertson
21,645
Nuggets
Alex English
21,586
76ers
Hal Greer
Points
Team
Player
21,556
Heat
Dwyane Wade
19,376
Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard
19,201
Timberwolves
Kevin Garnett
18,859
Thunder
Russell Westbrook
18,822
Pistons
Isiah Thomas
18,502
Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo
15,666
Suns
Walter Davis
15,551
Wizards/Bullets
Elvin Hayes
13,296
Raptors
DeMar DeRozan
12,735
Clippers
Randy Smith
12,009
Hornets
Kemba Walker
11,435
Magic
Dwight Howard
11,733
Grizzlies
Mike Conley
11,059
Pelicans
Anthony Davis
10,444
Nets
Brook Lopez
57 Comments
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Level 1
May 24, 2012
I'm pretty sure that Kobe doesn't have more points the MICHAEL JORDAN
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Level 69
Apr 19, 2013
He's close, only 600 away.
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Level 22
Apr 18, 2015
He does, MJ isn't the best in scoring, he's just usually qualified as the best because of total stats and how he played, not just because of scoring.
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Level 71
Feb 22, 2021
so? he is better at scoring than lebron, kobe, kareem, and malone. It is not close at all.
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2021
MJ is the best in scoring by a mile
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Level 22
Jun 22, 2015
Yeet.
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Level 39
Apr 15, 2017
lol
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Level 24
May 3, 2017
Oh Yes he does
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Level 71
Oct 16, 2019
Though Jordan and Lebron both show up lower on this list than would be expected, because this is points for one team. Jordan scored another 3,000 with the Wizards, and Lebron scored another 8,000 with the Heat plus 1,500 with the Lakers.
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Level 10
Jun 4, 2012
how did I miss Kobe!
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Level 77
Jul 18, 2013
Hal Greer > Dr. J.? Was Dr. J in the ABA?
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2013
His best years were in the ABA, where hardly anyone saw him.
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2014
If you are going to make such a point to say Thunder/Sonics, shouldn't you do the same with Wizards/Bullets, Royals/Kings and Hornets/Pelicans? Elvin Hayes never played for the Wizards, and the Hornets are officially the Pelicans. Oscar Robertson never played for a Kings team, he played for the Royals. ... Be consistent.
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Level 72
Apr 23, 2014
The man has a point...
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Level ∞
Apr 16, 2015
Fixed that.
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Level 84
Apr 8, 2020
In that case, it should also be...

Nationals/76ers

Blackhawks/Hawks

Packers/Zephyrs/Bullets/Wizards

Braves/Clippers

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Level 22
Apr 18, 2015
A weird, but useful to me strategy. All you do is name all of the best NBA players that you can possibly think of. I only ended up missing 1, which was Walt Davis.
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Level 45
Jun 26, 2015
I can't believe I missed LeBron
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Level 65
Feb 4, 2016
When I got to the Nets, I tried Williams for either Jason or Deron...I got pretty lucky on that one.
+1
Level 44
Jan 9, 2017
Update DeRozan passing Bosh
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Level 30
Feb 6, 2017
Mike Conley has 3 more points than Pau Gasol for the Grizzlies
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Level 19
Apr 11, 2017
brook lopez is now the leader for the Nets
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Level 23
Apr 12, 2017
Brook Lopez is the new leading scorer for the Brooklyn Nets. Need to switch Buck Williams out with him.
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Level 69
Apr 18, 2017
The issue for me is that the Hornets listed by themselves is actually the Bobcats/Hornets, which Dell Curry never played for, he played for the franchise that move to New Orleans. Likely leading scorer would be Gerald Wallace or Kemba Walker or something like that. Unless the Hornets and Pelicans have some sort of thing where the new Hornets took over the franchise history of the Pelicans.
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Level 44
May 3, 2017
This confused me as well, but I figured it out. The new Hornets, which were originally the terrible Bobcats, kept the old Hornets' franchise history, while the Hornets/Pelicans have an entirely new history.
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Level 77
Apr 19, 2017
You want to blow someone's mind? Ask them who the 2nd greatest NBA scorer of all time is. After they guess Jordan, Kareem, Chamberlain, and probably a half dozen others, you tell them that it's Karl Malone. Every person that I have told this to, regardless of how much basketball knowledge they have, didn't know, and furthermore were visually shocked. Poor Karl Malone...never getting credit for his insane career only because he never won a ring and because his style of play wasn't "sexy."
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2019
Maybe because he's not a very likable athlete? You know, "fathering" a child with a 13 year old and all...
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Level 63
May 2, 2017
You have all of the still active players in bold, except for Dwight Howard? Granted he is not still on the Magic, but he IS still an active player for the Hawks. I probably would have guessed Howard if the Magic was in bold. Instead I figured Howard wasn't the guy since he IS still active.
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Level 63
May 2, 2017
I realize that it says so in the rules, but who really reads the rules when they are in a rush to get all of the players while the clock is ticking? I think the rule should be changed to bold ALL active players, regardless of if they are still on the team that they lead in points.
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Level 44
May 23, 2017
Very small update: Duncan has more points than Havlicek
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Level 77
Oct 18, 2017
The Sonics/Thunder one is misleading. To me it implies that the individual played for both franchises and Gary Payton did not.
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Level 57
Oct 18, 2017
Can you fix the bold on the Nets answer as Brook Lopez was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and is know longer with the Nets.

https://www.si.com/nba/2017/06/20/lakers-nets-trade-grades-brook-lopez-dangelo-russell-draft-pick

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Level 62
Feb 3, 2018
Update for Anthony Davis passing West on Pelicans
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Level 68
Feb 20, 2018
Need to update, Anthony Davis is now number 1 for Pelicans
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Level 64
Mar 7, 2018
It's bugging me out that Duncan is lower than Havlicek despite having a higher point total. Can you fix that?
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Level 89
Jul 21, 2018
Seems as if every time I do a basketball quiz and David Robinson and Oscar Robertson are both answers, their last names are accepted as type-ins for one another. Seems pretty ridiculous. Entirely separate people, played in different eras, different teams, their last names aren't that obscure and their last names aren't that similar that they would be mistaken very often.
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Level 65
Oct 10, 2018
Ya better "unbold" LeBron.
+1
Level 67
Dec 2, 2018
Until he decides to return again in 4 years. Then he'll be bolded again.
+1
Level 59
Feb 23, 2019
Gasol's now with the Raptors and Westbrook passed Gary Payton
+1
Level 85
Jun 2, 2019
Conley's numbers should put him above Howard now.
+1
Level 46
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 55
Oct 16, 2019
We can now unbold Westbrook. Off to the Rockets he went.
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Level 37
Mar 20, 2020
Kept spelling havlicek havilcek. Made me think I was stupid for the longest time. Could both be acceptable?
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Level 35
May 27, 2020
Shoot me i forgot chamberlin
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2021
If Mr. Air not have pause in '94- '95 and later '98- '01 I am pretty shore he will have today more than 40.000 points
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Level 47
Jan 24, 2022
You should have done Thunder/Sonics - Gary Payton!
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Level 73
Apr 17, 2022
Westbrook still has more than him
+1
Level 62
Apr 7, 2022
update for Giannis
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Level 58
Oct 9, 2022
I put Kyle Lowry, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Chris Bosh, and even Kawhi for the raptors, somehow forgot DeRozan :(
+1
Level 58
Dec 19, 2022
Update. Dame just passed Drexler for leading Blazer scorer
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Level 38
Dec 27, 2022
I believe Lillard has passed Drexler on Trailblazers for most points scored all-time for the franchise.
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2023
Too bad Bradley Beal's leaving the Wizards he was just a hundred points behind Elvin Hayes he would've gotten the record in a few games
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Level 23
Aug 23, 2023
Who the f is randy smith
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Level 68
Jan 5, 2024
My god, I just did this 100% first try. I don't know how but the name Randy Smith was conjured from the deep recesses of my mind. Funnily enough, I actually got Walter Davis before Anthony Davis. I know ball.
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Level 20
Feb 6, 2024
Damian Lillard is on the Milwaukee Bucks now.
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Level 47
Feb 6, 2024
Why would you include the Bullets & Royals, but not the Sonics? Gary Payton has 21,000+ points
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Level ∞
Apr 15, 2024
Gary Payton is not the leading scorer for the Sonics/Thunder franchise.