Scoring on a jumper in Game 3 of Cleveland‘s first-round series against Indiana, James officially passed Bryant for third on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list.
With this bucket, LeBron passed Kobe for third all-time in career playoff scoring. Incredible achievement. pic.twitter.com/Glf7Uf4BxP
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 21, 2017
Passing Bryant’s mark of 5640 points, James now has 5642 points (and counting). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5762 points) and Michael Jordan (5987 points) are the only other players ahead of James on the list.
Remarkably, James reached this mark in just 202 playoff games. Meanwhile, it took Bryant 220 games to get to 5640 points.
Quite the achievement for James, who is trying to lead the Cavs to the NBA Finals for the third straight year. And if he is able to so, James will surely gain some ground on Abdul-Jabbar for second on the all-time playoff scoring list.