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With a fadeaway jumper against the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's career leader in points scored. When you think of James scoring, you can probably picture him soaring through the air for a massive one-handed dunk.
But what jersey are you picturing him in?
In his 20 years in the NBA, spent with three teams, James has worn dozens of different jerseys -- 54 to be exact, some of which he wore for just a single game. We broke down James' scoring prowess based on the many different looks he has sported through his career.
Consider this your guide to all the colors of the King's scoring rainbow.
LeBron James has spent his entire 20-year career with three franchises: the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. Still, he's managed to wear dozens of different looks with those teams, a reflection of the ever-changing style of the NBA.
James has worn 54 different primary jerseys in the regular season (not accounting for various patches).
James has scored as many as 6,656 points and as few as 17 in different jerseys. The circle sizes below correspond to his point totals.
Our timeline clearly labels the three teams James has played for over his 20 seasons: the Cleveland Cavaliers,
and Los Angeles Lakers.
Keep scrolling for a detailed breakdown (all stats through games of Feb. 7)
So when LeBron's career is complete, what jersey will you picture him in? That's the question Ros Gold-Onwude posed to ESPN's Nick Friedell and Israel Gutierrez on “Crosscourt.” And while a Cavaliers jersey was the first one mentioned, it might not be the one you're expecting.
Where James takes the scoring record remains to be seen. He's under contract with the Lakers for at least one more season -- which means a new City Edition jersey to add to his collection. And if he changes teams before he retires, he could add a whole new set of jerseys as he shoots for 40,000 points and beyond.
Written by Adam Reisinger
Produced by ESPN Creative Studio: Matthew Becker, Chris DeLisle, Dominique DeMoe, Jarret Gabel, Luke Knox, Rami Moghadam, Jason Potterton, Rachel Weiss.
Hyperlapse by Cole Quigley. Photo illustrations by MASA. Photography credits: AP Photo, Getty Images and IMAGN.