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Where Will Top 5 Active Leaders Finish On NBA All-Time Scoring List?

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Apr 26, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first quarter in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 26, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first quarter in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is No. 1 on the NBA all-time scoring list with 38,387 career points.  It’s highly improbable that any of today’s active leaders will ever catch him, but where might they each finish when it’s all said and done?

There are currently five veteran superstars playing in the league who have amassed more than 25,000 points, all of whom may retire among the top 15 scorers in NBA history.

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Here’s a look at the top five active career scoring leaders, with projections for where they’ll likely end up on the all-time list.

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