Cleveland wizard player LeBron James beat NBA legend Michael Jordan as the league’s all-time playoff scoring leader on Thursday in the Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference finals match against the Celtics in Boston.
The 32-year-old James, who entered Game Five of the Eastern Conference final versus the host Boston Celtics needed 28 points to outpace Basketball icon (5,987 points). He reached the landmark late in the third quarter.
With a three-pointer in the third, The American, took his total of playoff points to 5,989 -- two more than Micheal Jordan’s 5,987.
The retired Basketball player Jordan is now second on the list, ahead of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762), Kobe Bryant (5,640) and Shaquille O’Neal (5,250).
James moves past Jordan to the top of the list in his 212th career playoff game.Micheal Jordan, who led his team Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s, played 179 post-season games in his career.
The former Miami Heat player James is seeking a fourth NBA title.