LeBron Passes Kareem on the All-Time Scoring List, How Close is he to MJ?

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On Wednesday night, LeBron James passed the all-time overall scoring leader in NBA history and #2 (now #3) in playoff scoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Going into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, LeBron needed just 26 points to surpass Kareem, he scored 39 and then 35 in Game 3 to now have a career playoff total of 5,812 points. Lebron did this in 206 games, shooting just over 48% from the field. Over the 206 games, he averaged 28.2 points per game. LBJ now sits in the 2nd spot behind one of the greatest in Michael Jordan. LeBron is now 176 points away from passing MJ. Here is different scoring breakdowns on how many points LeBron needs to average over the course of 6-10 games, to pass Michael:

If the LeBron averages 35.2 ppg over the next five games, he will pass Michael. LeBron needs to average 25.14 ppg points over the next seven games and 22 ppg for the next eight games to surpass the all-time leader. The easiest path for James to do this over the next nine or 10 games, he will have to average 19.5 and 17.6 respectively over the games to reach 5,988.

LeBron is one of if not the greatest basketball player of all-time (I’m not trying to start anything here). Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest player of all time and for LeBron to pass him on the scoring list, where it really matters, would be one hell of an accomplishment. It would also just further cement his place on the NBA Mount Rushmore. LeBron James should own the number one scoring spot, at some point in the Eastern Conference Finals or the NBA Finals and become the greatest scorer in NBA playoff history!

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