LeBron James is closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time NBA scoring record, now 63 points shy.

Abdul-Jabbar scored 38,387 points in his career, while James currently has 38,325 points.

James needs three games to break the record if he continues at his current average of 30.2 points per game.

The Lakers will play against the Indiana Pacers, followed by a weakened team, then the Milwaukee Bucks.

The return of a healthy Anthony Davis is expected to boost the Lakers' scoring.

James may start to press as the record comes within reach, similar to Stephen Curry last season.

The Lakers will play at home after the road trip, where James would prefer to break the record.

The Milwaukee Bucks, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, are a worthy opponent and James has typically succeeded against them.

Milwaukee is even the first team that Abdul-Jabbar played for.

It is expected that LeBron James will become the new all-time scoring king in a home game against Milwaukee.