With a third quarter three-pointer Thursday night in Game 5 against the Celtics, LeBron James made history and passed Michael Jordan for first all-time in playoff scoring.
James’ three-pointer gave him 5,989 career points in postseason — one more than Jordan. Soon, James will become the first NBA player in history to score 6,000 career points in playoffs.
An accomplishment like this only adds to James’ already infallible resume. Jordan may have score his points in fewer games, but James did it on fewer shots (4,377 for James vs. 4,497 for Jordan). James, time and time again, has proven himself in the playoffs. He’s made six straight NBA Finals and is on the verge of a seventh. James has won three titles, including last year’s that ended Cleveland’s title drought. He’s near the top of lists in playoff three-pointers made, too.
There is no way to poke a hole in James’ playoff resume and passing Jordan only adds to his legend.