LeBron passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most playoff field goals made

James is now No. 1 all-time in the playoffs in 5 categories

Daryl Ruiter
May 21, 2018 - 10:22 pm
Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) attempts a basket in front of Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the second quarter in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan – LeBron James added another milestone to this ever growing resume of Hall of Fame records.

James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most field goals made in playoff history in the second quarter of the Cavs' 111-102 victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Monday night.

"Any time I'm in the same breath with the greats, I know you guys hear me say it over and over, it's just humbling," James said. "To know where I come from, you guys know a little bit of the story. But you guys don't know the full story about where I come from and the struggle that I had. You guys know about the single-parent struggle, and y'all done heard that story. But there's a lot more to it, which I'll talk about when I'm done playing ball."

The record-setting bucket came with 3:11 remaining before halftime on a 22-foot jumper for his 2,357th postseason make.

"To know where I come from, small city 35 miles south of here, and to hear I'm in the same category or talked about and jumping these greats in the playoffs -- it's like I was a kid and I watched the playoffs so much and I was like, I would love to be a part of that, that moment, that atmosphere," James said.

James finished with 44 points in the win that tied the series at 2 games apiece heading back to Boston for Game 5 Wednesday night. 

James is now first in NBA playoff history in points, field goals made, steals, free throws made and minutes. He is second in 3-pointers made and third in playoff assists.

"I think it's pretty cool," James said. "You hear the scoring, the field goals made, and for a kid that really doesn't care much about scoring."