Sport LeBron James surpasses Kobe Bryant on the NBA playoff scoring list

06:24  21 april  2017
06:24  21 april  2017 Source:   FOXSports

Playoff LeBron is back, and he’s as glorious as usual

  Playoff LeBron is back, and he’s as glorious as usual LeBron James averaged 26.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game this season while shooting 54.8 percent from the field. And somehow it still kind of felt like he was coasting. Now the playoffs are here, which means it’s time for LeBron to kick it into high gear. And somehow it still kind of felt like he was coasting.

LeBron James has a good chance to become the all-time leading scorer in NBA playoff history if the Cavaliers advance in the postseason. In honor of James moving past Bryant on the scoring list , the NBA compiled a nice highlight video of the two greats' playoff highlights.

With his 24th point against the Bulls on Thursday night, LeBron James surpassed Shaquille O’Neal for seventh on the NBA ’s all-time regular-season scoring list (and ninth on the combined NBA /ABA leaderboard).

  LeBron James surpasses Kobe Bryant on the NBA playoff scoring list © NBAE/Getty Images

LeBron James has moved past Kobe Bryant on one of the NBA’s all time leaderboards — and in 18 fewer games.

Midway through the second quarter of Game 3 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, James surpassed Bryant for third on the playoff scoring list with 5,641 career postseason points. Kobe scored 5,640 points in 220 career playoff games, while Wednesday was LeBron’s 202nd.

The King now trails just Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points in 237 games) and Michael Jordan (5,987 points in just 179 games).

LeBron entered Game 3 fifth on the all-time playoff points per game leaderboard at 28.00 points per game, behind Kevin Durant (28.83), Jerry West (29.13), Allen Iverson (29.73) and Jordan (33.45).

Unfortunately for LeBron, the milestone came as the Cavaliers fell behind by 20 points to the energized Pacers and Lance Stephenson.

NBA playoffs 2017: LeBron, with Cavs on his back, marching toward crowning achievement .
<p>What LeBron James did against the Indiana Pacers in the third game of their first-round NBA playoff series would be the stuff of legend if America were inclined to fully appreciate what he delivers on a regular basis.</p>“The question is: Can he ever amaze you guys?” Irving said Thursday night. “Every time he does something amazing, he’s always compared to someone else or other performances. But tonight, that was unbelievable.

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