LeBron James was sitting in second place in the all time NBA playoff scoring list, needing only 28 points to eclipse the GOAT, Michael Jordan, as the all time playoff scoring leader.
In tonight’s Game 6 against the Celtics, LeBron made it quite clear that the only reason they’d be heading back to Cleveland was to play Golden State in the NBA Finals. So with 2:40 left in the third quarter, James drained a three-pointer from the left wing to give him 29 points in the game and 5,989 points in his postseason career, passing Jordan’s record of 5,987 points.
Ive always told you guys, any time Im linked to any of the greats and even the greatest in Mike, its an honor,” James said before Game 5. “Its a tribute to what Ive been able to do with this game.
But the debate surrounding the two players is far from over, as Jordan set the record in 179 games while James needed 212 games.
Regardless, King James now sits alone on top of the list with a total of 5,995 points, and he’s not done yet.