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When Will LeBron James Break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA Scoring Record? Here’s What the Odds Say.

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Photos by Focus on Sport/Getty Images and Adam Hagy/NBAE via Getty Images. Left: Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. Right: Lebron James.

  • The countdown has begun as LeBron James approaches the NBA's all-time career points record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  • Here are the odds on when, where and how LeBron's scoring chase will play out.

The countdown has begun as LeBron James approaches the all-time career points record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

James is now 399 points away from obtaining that vaunted record, which the legendary big man set in 1984.

DraftKings has released odds for when James will become the all-time leader in points in the NBA. The sportsbook has also released props related to the record.

The first date for James to break the record is Jan. 28 vs. Boston at +20000 odds.  The most likely occurrence is for James to break the record during a week stretch from Feb. 7 to 15.

The current favorite date for James to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer is Feb. 9 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. Those odds are currently listed at +230. The next closest is Feb. 11 vs. the Golden State Warriors at +245.

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It would take James 15 games at his career rate of 27.2 points per game to reach 399 points. The Feb. 11 matchup against the Warriors is 15 games away.

It would take him 14 games to reach 399 points at this season’s scoring rate of 29 PPG. The Feb. 9 matchup against the Bucks is 14 games away.

The game afterward has the third-best odds at +310. And if James is ahead of pace? Circle Feb. 7 on your calendar for a date against the Thunder in Los Angeles.

Which Game Will LeBron Break Kareem’s All-Time Record?

Odds are according to DraftKings as of Saturday afternoon

DraftKings has released two other related prop markets — first, which type of field goal he’ll break the record with.

A 2-point field goal is currently the favorite at -150, followed by a 3-pointer at+240 and a free throw at +370.

What Type of Field Goal Will LeBron Break Kareem’s Record With?

Odds are according to DraftKings as of Saturday afternoon

The sportsbook is also taking bets on whether he will break the record at home or on the road, which is currently -110 for each side.

It’s important to note that during that aforementioned “most likely week,” the Lakers play three home games (Bucks, Thunder and Pelicans) and two away games (Warriors and Trail Blazers).

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