LeBron James Passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring Leader

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LeBron James Passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring Leader

And people went off about it.

Published May 26, 2017

On the same night that saw LeBron James punching his ticket to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals, he also passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader.

In scoring 35 points to lead his Cleveland Cavaliers to a 135-102 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals, James jumped over the GOAT's mark of 5,987 playoff points to become the league's all-time postseason scoring leader.

"For my name to come up in the discussion with the greatest basketball player of all time," James told ESPN after the game, "it's like, 'Wow.'"

And fans were there for it, pulling up on Twitter with a wave of reactions.

  1. Here's How King James Jumped Over Jumpman

    Bow down to the King.

  2. Passing MJ Had LeBron Feeling Like ...

    He could put this further out of reach for years to come. And that's downright scary.

  3. Salute to the King!

    Incredible feat.

  4. Bron is looking in the mirror like ...

    GOAT or nah?

  5. One fan used this picture to put it all in perspective

    Hmm ...

  6. And then there was this ...

    Was LeBron trolling MJ after passing him?

  7. Jordan Fans Weren't Trying to hear all the LeBron Talk, Coming Up With All Sorts of Reasons Why He'll Never Surpass Mike as the GOAT

    As great as becoming the new playoff scoring leader is, James has a lot more to do to surpass MJ — namely catching up to Jordan's six rings. He'll have his chance for four titles, if he could lead his Cavs over the Golden State Warriors in their NBA Finals trilogy beginning next week.

  8. But LeBron fans were quick to clap back with reasons of their own

    Hard to argue against any of these facts, either.

  9. Whatever your position is on this, it's likely the LeBron-Jordan debate will only continue

    For now, though, congrats to King James.

Written by BET Staff

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