Move over, Kobe. The King is coming!
LeBron James continued to gun down legendary names in the NBA records, this time surpassing Bryant for third overall in the playoffs all-time scoring list. James finished with 41 points (with 13 rebounds and 12 assists). This basket gave him 5,641 playoff points for his career, enough to overtake the Black Mamba.
Milestone alert: LeBron James just passed Kobe Bryant on the NBA’s all-time postseason scoring list. That’s 5,641 points… and counting! pic.twitter.com/06ss5ZRtlO
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) April 20, 2017
Sitting atop the all-time scoring list are No. 2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) and No. 1 Michael Jordan (5,987 points). Bron now sits at 5,670, which means he can pass Kareem in three to five games (very doable) and may catch MJ at the tail end of the NBA finals if the Cavs can make it.
That is legendary.
Anyway, in case you missed it, LeBron lead the Cavs to a 26-point comeback, winning against the Pacers in Game 3, 119-114, to take a 3-0 lead.