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 |
|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)
|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||Karl Malone||PF||Utah Jazz (1986–2003) |
Los Angeles Lakers (2004)
|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.