Three-time NBA Finals MVP LeBron James continued to make major inroads among the greatest of the great in NBA Playoff history. .
A brief listing of LBJ’s headline accomplishments during the Cavs’ 2017 Playoff run:
**Became the all-time leading career scorer in NBA Playoff history (6,163), passing Kobe Bryant (5,640), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762) and prior all-time leader Michael Jordan (5,987) in 2017.
**Joined Bill Russell (10), Tom Heinsohn (9), Sam Jones (9), K.C. Jones (8), Frank Ramsey (8) and Bob Cousy (7) as the only players in NBA history to appear in as many as seven consecutive NBA Finals (and the first non-member of the Celtics’ 1950s-60s dynasty).
**Moved into third place on the all-time Finals scoring list (1,247), trailing only Jerry West (1,679) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,317). . .During the 2017 Finals, LeBron leapfrogged over Sam Jones (1,143), Bill Russell (1,151), Elgin Baylor (1,161) and Michael Jordan (1,176) on the Finals scoring list. . .Moved into tenth place all-time with 45 career Finals games played.
**Became the all-time NBA career Playoff leader with 1,468 FTM, passing Michael Jordan (1,463). . .LBJ is second in career Playoff FTA (1,978) to Shaquille O’Neal (2,317). . .Solidified his position in third place on the all-time Playoff list in assists (1,489), trailing only Magic Johnson (2,346) and John Stockton (1,839).
**Recorded his eighth and ninth career Finals triple-doubles in Games Two (29 pts, 11 reb, 14 ast) and Four (31 pts, 10 reb, 11 ast), breaking Magic Johnson’s all-time Finals record (8).
**Moved into second place on the all-time NBA Playoff list in 3PT FGM (331), trailing only Ray Allen (385), , ,Became the all-time NBA Playoff leader in 3PT FGA (1,002), passing Ray Allen (959). . .Solidified his position as the all-time NBA Finals leader in 3PT FGM (80).
**Ended The 2017 Finals with his 19th career 40+ Playoff scoring game (41 points on 19-30 FGA), and second this postseason. . .It was his sixth career 40+ scoring game in The Finals.