Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (center) celebrates with center Chris Bosh (right) and guard Dwyane Wade (left) against the Charlotte Bobcats in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James becomes youngest player to score 4,000 points in the NBA playoffs


LeBron James is one of the best players to ever step foot on an NBA court, whether anyone wants to admit it or not, and he continues to add to his list of records every season. On Tuesday night, James set another all-time NBA record by becoming the youngest player to reach 4,000 points in his playoff career.

James currently ranks No. 8 on the all-time postseason scoring list behind the likes of Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal.

Here are how the top eight scorers in NBA playoff history currently rank:

Rank Player Position(s) Team(s) played for (years)
Total points Games played Points per game
average
1 Michael Jordan SG Chicago Bulls (1985–1993, 1995–1998) 5,987 179 33.4
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
C Milwaukee Bucks (1970–1974)
Los Angeles Lakers (1977–1989)
5,762 237 24.3
3 Kobe Bryant SG Los Angeles Lakers (1997–2004, 2006–2012) 5,640 220 25.6
4 Shaquille O’Neal
C Orlando Magic (1994–1996)
Los Angeles Lakers (1997–2004)
Miami Heat (2005–2007)
Phoenix Suns (2008)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2010)
Boston Celtics (2011)
5,250 216 24.3
5 Karl Malone PF Utah Jazz (1986–2003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2004)
4,761 193 24.7
6 Tim Duncan PF/C San Antonio Spurs (1998–1999, 2001–2014) 4,735 and counting 218 21.7
7 Jerry West SG Los Angeles Lakers (1961–1970, 1972–1974) 4,457 153 29.1
8 LeBron James SF Cleveland Cavaliers (2006–2010)
Miami Heat (2011–2014)
4,000 and counting 142 28.1

Congratulations to LeBron for reaching yet another milestone.

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