LeBron James passes Michael Jordan to become all-time playoff scoring leader
26 May, 2017, 10:01 | Author: Lula Armstrong
Cleveland superstar LeBron James surpassed National Basketball Association icon Michael Jordan as the league's all-time playoff scoring leader on Thursday in the Cavaliers' Eastern Conference finals game against the Celtics in Boston.
Jordan held his high point mark of 5,987 all-time Playoff points though his 179 postseason games played on an average of 33.4 points per game, according to ESPN. "It's a tribute to what I've been able to do with this game".
He said his goal is not about passing Jordan in titles, points or MVP awards. He finished with 35 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and the Cavaliers won in a 135-102 rout. I can put the ball in the hoop. Thursday marked James' 212th playoff game, and he is closing in on 9,000 playoff minutes in his 14th season.
For the seventh-straight year, LeBron James is heading to the NBA Finals. "Put me on the court and I find ways to be successful".
Earlier this series James passed Jordan for second place in all-time playoff steals (Jordan has 376, James entered play Thursday with 379). He already has nearly 2,000 more career playoff points than the next-closest active player, Tony Parker (4,012), so it will be a long time before anyone thinks about knocking James off the top of that list.
"It's never talked about (in the) National Football League, who's the greatest quarterback".
"It's just a personal goal of mine", James said.
"I'll take LeBron James, absolutely", Laimbeer said to Etan Thomas on The Rematch podcast (h/t Marlowe Alter of the Detroit Free Press, via USA Today). At the end of the day, it's so amusing that the conversation is always talked about in the National Basketball Association about who is the greatest but it's never talked about in the NFL about who is the greatest quarterback. It's just like (Dan) Marino, (John) Elway, (Peyton) Manning, (Tom) Brady - all great quarterbacks.
James is a different kind of scorer.
James is seventh in National Basketball Association history in scoring during the regular season with 28,787 points; Jordan is fourth with 32,292 points.
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