Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in 237 NBA playoff games across 19 seasons, becoming a six-time NBA Champion and a two-time Finals MVP (a decade apart, which is even more impressive). He is the greatest scoring big man the NBA has ever seen, and he was second in playoff points scored all-time with 5,762.
LeBron James passed him Wednesday night.
With a three off a high screen midway through the third quarter, LeBron moved into second on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list. LeBron did it in his 205th playoff game.
The only guy left on the list above LeBron? Michael Jordan, who has 5,987 career playoff points — in 179 games. Jordan averaged 33.4 points per playoff game, which is ridiculous.
But when it comes to total points, LeBron likely passes Jordan either during the Finals this season (assuming the Cavaliers make it) or early next year in the postseason.