Trivia: Active Players in Top 100 of Career Scoring
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Steph Curry scored 1,881 points in 2018-19 and entered 2019-20, his 11th NBA season, with 16,315 career points. He was just five points shy of reaching James Worthy for 110th on the all-time career scoring list and 695 points shy of cracking the top 100.
Curry passed Worthy last year but, with only 104 points in five games of an injury-shortened season, he didn't reach the top 100. Barring another lost season, he will reach the top 100 this season, where seven active players sit.
Don't cheat: Can you name the seven active players in the current top 100 on the NBA (and ABA) career scoring list (as of Jan. 8, 2021)?
The seven players:
No. 3: 34,459 points
In his 18th season, LeBron James is only active player anywhere near all-time scoring leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who scored 38,387 points over 20 seasons.
No. 17: 26,530 points
Carmelo Anthony's march toward 30,000 points dramatically slowed with only 134 points in 10 games in 2018-19 but he still ranks 17th overall, ahead of Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and other legends.
No. 41: 21,109 points
James Harden didn't have a 1,000-point season until his third year. Since then, he's scored at least 1,000 points in all nine seasons, including seven seasons with at least 2,000 points.
No. 46: 20,535 points
Last year, Russell Westbrook became the 50th 20,000-point player ever and is on pace to pass David Robinson, Paul Gasol, and Larry Bird, among others, this season.
No. 52: 19,677 points
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 565 points in 2006-07, his rookie season. Since then, he has 13 straight 1,000-point year, including 1,001 points in 53 games last year.
No. 65: 18,935 points
With six more points, Chris Paul will pass Scottie Pippen on his march toward 20,000 points. He has three seasons with at least 1,500 points in his career.
No. 70: 18,684 points
Dwight Howard has averaged at least 15 points in a season only once since 2015 and crawling toward 20,000 points if he can play a couple more seasons.