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

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

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  NBA playoffs 2017: LeBron James says Cavs need 'baby steps' to repeat LeBron James wants to get the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals for the third straight year, with a chance to repeat as champions. But the Cavaliers are limping into the playoffs, going 10-14 since March 1 to lose control of the top seed in the Eastern Conference. James says he has the answer to turn things around, but he's not sharing."I'm not giving it to you," James told reporters, via Cleveland.com,following Thursday's practice before the second-seeded Cavs (51-31) face the Pacers (42-40) on Saturday. "But I've got the answer why I feel like we've got a great chance.

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.

Tyronn Lue not worried about LeBron James’ increased playoff workload .
Tyronn Lue goes by a different playbook for LePostseason. Speaking with the media after team practice on Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach said that he wasn’t concerned about LeBron James’ increased playoff workload.“Of course, we’re always cognizant of LeBron’s minutes, but in looking at this situation, we didn’t look at the minutes as an issue,” Lue said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “It makes more sense to close out the series and have the additional rest versus playing potentially even more minutes, potentially 96-144 more minutes.

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