LeBron James added yet another career accomplishment to his personal record book during Monday night’s Game 4 against the Boston Celtics.
With 3:11 to go in the first half, James knocked down a 22-foot jumper on a J.R. Smith assist to record his 2,357th playoff field goal. With the bucket, James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most made field goals in NBA postseason history.
James is now the NBA’s career leader in both postseason made field goals and points, as he passed Michael Jordan in last year’s playoffs to top the scoring list. He also posted his 106th career playoff game with 30 more points on Monday, putting him just three behind Jordan for that NBA record.
Throughout 15 games in the playoffs, James is averaging an NBA-leading 33.7 points, 9.0 assists and 8.7 rebounds.
After the game, James talked about what the accomplishment means to him.
“Anytime I’m in the same breath with the greats, I know you guys hear me say it over and over, it’s just humbling,” James said. “To know where I come from, small city 35 miles south of here, and to hear I’m in the same category or talked about and jumping these greats in the playoffs— it’s like I was a kid and I watched the playoffs so much, and I was like, ‘I would love to be a part of that, that moment, that atmosphere.’
“I think it’s pretty cool. You hear the scoring, the field goals made, and for a kid that really doesn’t care that much about scoring.”