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NBA Team Scoring Leaders Quiz

Name the career scoring leader for each NBA team.
Through 2018-19
Bold = player currently active with team
Last updated: April 13, 2019
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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
23,665
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
21,556
Heat
Dwyane Wade
Points
Team
Player
19,201
Timberwolves
Kevin Garnett
18,859
Thunder
Russell Westbrook
18,822
Pistons
Isiah Thomas
18,040
Trail Blazers
Clyde Drexler
17,783
Warriors
Wilt Chamberlain
15,666
Suns
Walter Davis
15,551
Wizards/Bullets
Elvin Hayes
14,211
Bucks
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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
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level 44
May 3, 2012
So, I got Hal Greer and Elvin Hayes. But I missed Chamberlain, Lebron James, and Ewing. Pitiful...
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level 4
Dec 21, 2016
me to
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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 66
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 28
Jun 22, 2015
Yeet.
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level 24
Dec 21, 2015
yes he does
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level 43
Apr 15, 2017
lol
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level 24
May 3, 2017
Oh Yes he does
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level 12
Jun 4, 2012
how did I miss Kobe!
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level 73
Jul 18, 2013
Hal Greer > Dr. J.? Was Dr. J in the ABA?
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level 70
Aug 18, 2013
His best years were in the ABA, where hardly anyone saw him.
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level 57
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 67
Apr 23, 2014
The man has a point...
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level ∞
Apr 16, 2015
Fixed that.
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level 7
May 4, 2014
12/30. i forgot dwyane wade and reggie miller
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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 34
Jun 26, 2015
I can't believe I missed LeBron
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level 61
Feb 4, 2016
When I got to the Nets, I tried Williams for either Jason or Deron...I got pretty lucky on that one.
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level 4
Aug 7, 2016
I knew the Wizards was a power forward but forgot the name David west was my first one I put I forgot bosh Greer smith Hayes and Williams
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level 29
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 16
Apr 11, 2017
brook lopez is now the leader for the Nets
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level 25
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 66
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 29
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 73
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 59
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 59
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 29
May 23, 2017
Very small update: Duncan has more points than Havlicek
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level 66
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 35
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 78
Oct 18, 2017
Brook Lopez got traded. Shouldn't he not be bold?
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level ∞
Oct 19, 2017
Fixed
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level 55
Feb 3, 2018
Update for Anthony Davis passing West on Pelicans
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level 42
Feb 12, 2018
Need to update D-Wade being active with the Heat again now that he is back in Miami.
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2018
Ok
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level 54
Feb 20, 2018
Need to update, Anthony Davis is now number 1 for Pelicans
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level 52
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 84
Apr 12, 2018
Things to bold/unbold: Hal Greer (pretty sure he hasn't played for almost half a century), Marc Gasol (still playing with the Grizzlies), Brook Lopez (traded to Lakers, no longer with Nets)
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level ∞
Apr 13, 2018
Fixed, thanks
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level 77
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 53
Aug 11, 2018
Dwight Howard is still playing
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level ∞
Oct 10, 2018
Not with the Magic though
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level 61
Oct 10, 2018
Ya better "unbold" LeBron.
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level 59
Dec 2, 2018
Until he decides to return again in 4 years. Then he'll be bolded again.
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level 43
Feb 23, 2019
Gasol's now with the Raptors and Westbrook passed Gary Payton
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level 68
Apr 13, 2019
The Clippers and Raptors are out of order
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level ∞
Apr 13, 2019
This important issue has been dealt with
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