With the 2017 playoffs starting today, the King comes in as fourth all-time in total playoff points behind Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant. He’s needs fewer than 70 points to overtake Bryant and will move past Kareem late in the Eastern SemiFinals or early in the Conference finals. Overall, he needs 415 points to overtake his Airness.
We think LeBron will hit his milestone because of the 11 seasons that his teams have made a playoff run through the NBA bracket, he’s added more than 415 points eight of those postseasons. Take a gander at LeBron’s point totals from 2005 until last season’s championship run.
The question is whether LeBron is able to maintain his scoring velocity or will it dip as a 31 year old that’s been through many regular seasons and postseason battles? Resent history has told us not to underestimate him even as he’s in his early-thirties.
In any case, the fact that LeBron is already topping this special list of playoff-proven Hall of Famers and legends is a sign of his greatness and the burden he’s logged over the last 14 years. And it’s not stopping anytime soon; with the way he’s going, Lebron seems like he has at least another five or six years.
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