Going into game two of the first round, Cleveland Cavaliers' star #Lebron James was just one steal behind Magic Johnson on the NBA playoffs all-time steals list. King James sat at fourth place with 357 steals, just behind Los Angeles Lakers legend #magic johnson who totaled 358 playoff steals in his illustrious career. So #Monday Night featured a historic milestone, as LeBron passed up Magic on the postseason all-time steals list during the third quarter of game two..
The King finished the game with a brilliant performance that included four steals to go along with his 25 points, ten rebounds, seven assists and four blocks. This was the first game in LeBron James' career that he had recorded at least four blocks and four steals in a playoff game.
LeBron James moves right by Magic Johnson
LeBron James now sits at third place in the NBA playoffs all-time steals list with 361 steals and is on pace to move into second and maybe even first place on the leaderboard at the end of this year's postseason. Magic Johnson finished his career with 358 playoff steals.
Here's how the rankings currently stand:
1. Scottie Pippen (395)
2. Michael Jordan (376)
3. LeBron James (361)
4. Magic Johnson (358)
5. John Stockton (338)
LeBron sits in amongst four Hall of Famers, as he is projected to join them in the legendary hall of fame when his career is over.
But LeBron has the rare chance to move into first place on this list at the end of this year's playoffs. He is on pace to achieve this at the rear end of this year's postseason if the Cavs can go all the way to the finals. He may also be number one on the playoffs all time scoring list also.
How far can LeBron climb on the all-time bills of a playoff?
LeBron James is moving up the NBA playoff all time list (scoring, assists, rebounding, steals, blocks) at a rapid pace. He is currently sitting in fourth in scoring, third in assists, seventh in rebounds, third in steals and 21st in blocks. And will keep on moving up these lists during this year's playoff run. For the King to be ranked top 5 in points and assists is remarkable, any other player hasn't done it, and LBJ has many playoff years left to go in his career in which he can add to this.
Watch out for LeBron to keep making his mark, and setting more records in this year's playoffs. If he continues at the pace he is, he may finish first in a few of the lists, and top 10 or top 5 in the others, something that will be matched by no other player in NBA history.