‘LeBron James has more playoff points than 7 entire NBA franchises’: How the Lakers superstar has outstripped entire franchises in playoff success
LeBron James currently has more points scored in the NBA Playoffs than 7 entire franchises, including the Kings and Grizzlies.
There isn’t enough to say about the success LeBron James has had in his 19 years as an NBA player. Everything from regular season accolades like MVP, All-Star, and All-NBA, to playoff success like 4 Finals MVPs and becoming the Playoffs all-time leading scorer.
7,631 is the number of points James has scored in the playoffs, with Michael Jordan a distant second at 5,987. The only active player in the top 10 for most playoff points is Kevin Durant who has far more 3000 points behind the “King”.
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The combination of those 7,631 points with his regular season point total led LeBron James last night to become the all-time leading scorer in the history of the game, passing Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Kareem finished with 44,149 points in total and James had 44,152 after hitting a three in the 3rd trimester.
LeBron James has scored more points in the Playoffs than 7 NBA franchises.
It should be noted that the list of franchises noted here dates from the 1999-00 season. Although LeBron James joined the NBA 4 years later, he still leads in playoff points scored than 7 entire NBA franchises from the 2000 season and beyond.
These franchises include the Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Charlotte Hornets.
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Admittedly, the Grizzlies will definitely not be on this list after this 2022 NBA season as they are only 11 points behind LeBron James in points scored in the playoffs.
Kobe Bryant is another player on this list, but he hasn’t beaten the Grizz, Wizards and Kings. The same goes for Tim Duncan, but add the pelicans to that list. KD, Tony Parker and Dwyane Wade all scored more in the Playoffs than the T-Wolves and Hornets while Dirk scored more than the Hornets.