CLEVELAND, OHIO – Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James moved ahead of Shaquille O’Neal and into fourth place on the all-time NBA playoff scoring list in the third quarter Thursday night. And he appears well on his way to eventually moving ahead of Michael Jordan at No. 1.
O’Neal had 5,250 points. Next up for James are a pair of former Los Angeles Lakers, No. 3 Kobe Bryant and No. 4, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was at the game on Thursday.
James needs about 25 to 30 more playoff games to catch Jordan, something that appears well within reach.
Jordan, however, has a far superior scoring average.