LeBron overtakes Jordan for 3rd all time in Finals scoring
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He caught the ghost. At least in career Finals scoring and free throws made during the playoffs.

With his first made basket in Friday's Game 4, LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for third all time in scoring in the NBA Finals.

Rank Player Points
1 Jerry West 1679
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1317
3 LeBron James* 1178
4 Michael Jordan 1176


The Cleveland Cavaliers icon, who entered the contest with 1,175 career Finals points, accomplished the feat two minutes into the game when he was fouled on a drive by Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia, getting the layup to drop and converting the and-1 opportunity.

Later in the opening frame, James knocked down his third foul shot to pass MJ for No. 1 all time in playoff free throws made.

King James can't seem to stop claiming His Heirness' records, having already eclipsed Jordan to become the all-time NBA postseason scoring leader in the previous round.

Related: LeBron says passing Jordan 'a personal goal'

It's not just Mike, either. Just one game prior, James leapfrogged three Hall of Famers on the Finals scoring list in Elgin Baylor, Bill Russell, and Sam Jones.

LeBron overtakes Jordan for 3rd all time in Finals scoring
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