Lebron Becomes All-Time Leading Playoff Scorer, Dethrones Michael Jordan

May 26, 2017

LeBron James

LeBron James made his NBA playoff debut 11 years ago, and now the fresh NBA legend has managed to dethrone Michael Jordan and become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader.

The shot that brought LeBron the title was a deep 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Cleveland Cavaliers won this game 135-102 and launched themselves into the NBA Finals for the 3rd consecutive year!

As NBA.com reports:

“The shot gave James 29 points for the game and 5,989 points for his postseason career. Jordan’s mark of 5,987 points stood for 19 years. James reached the record in his 212th game, while Jordan played in 179 playoff games.”

It’s An Honor To Be Linked To MJ

Before the 5th game of the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron proved once again that he is a true sportsman:

“I’ve always told you guys, any time I’m linked to any of the greats and even the greatest in Mike, it’s an honor,” said James. “It’s a tribute to what I’ve been able to do with this game.”

After the game, he said the following:

“I wear the number because of Mike. I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish. When you’re watching Michael Jordan it’s almost like a god. So I didn’t think I could be Mike.”

Top Of The Table Of Career Scoring Leaders In NBA Playoffs:

  1. LeBron James              5,995
  2. Michael Jordan     5,987
  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5,762
  4. Kobe Bryant              5,640
  5. Shaquille O’Neal    5,250