LeBron James becomes NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader

Hazel Gray
May 29, 2017

Durant's only other time in the Finals was in 2012 when he was with Oklahoma City, but the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in a series that made James a champion for the first time.

"I tried to pay him and he wouldn't take the money so he says I always owe him".

"The best team in our league the last three years", James said of the Warriors. "That's all I can give you right now". After opening a 16-point lead in Game 4, the Celtics couldn't sustain it, then faltered in Game 5 at home. There was nearly too much historical context to dissect, and so James did what his instincts told him to do.

LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. Cleveland improved to 35-5 against Eastern teams in the playoffs since 2015. Jordan was in his rearview mirror and still James deflected the attention like a kick-out to an open shooter in the corner.

Let me own this up front: I don't think this is likely.

When pressed, however, he acknowledged Jordan's massive influence and the significance of the milestone.

"I was happy to sit back and watch him".The short media availability session finished with a reporter asking James what the keys would be for Game 4.James did take the bulk of the blame, and he concentrated it on himself.

The incredible statistics put up by James further his legacy as one of the greatest players we have ever seen in this league, and only make the discussion of "who is the all-time greatest" even more heated, as James continues to creep up on Jordan in wins and championships as well. So I'd never believed I could beat Mike.

Irving tossed in 24 on the night and also managed to hand out seven assists, with 13 of those points coming in the third quarter.

Golden State Warriors’ Ja Vale McGee top left Kevin Durant top center Stephen Curry center right and Draymond Green top right join the rest of their team as they pose with the trophy after their 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4

James, with three titles, is still chasing Jordan's six.

Isaiah Thomas, the All-Star point guard, averaged a career-high tally of 28.9 points and 5.9 assists in his sixth National Basketball Association season.

"It has nothing to do with passing him in rings, passing him in points, passing him in MVPs".

"That's what he (Irving) does, those are the shots he takes", Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue said about the third-quarter push.

"The conversations about who's the greatest of all time, things of that nature - it doesn't matter to me".

In addition to leading all scorers he had eight assists and eight rebounds.

The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter.

Eleven years after his National Basketball Association playoff debut, LeBron James is now the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader. He's now third with 1,439. Warriors 2017 NBA Finals scheduleEven if the NBA's top two teams have steamrolled their way right to the place everybody figured they'd be when the season started all those months ago. "Two great teams, great players, and that's what it is".

"And then, if Cleveland comes out of the East, I want to destroy Cleveland", the two-time All-Star said. They'll ask why the Warriors are allowed to be this good, and whether it's healthy for the league, and it'll be bad, but come on, it'll also be kind of amusing.

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