LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader, after scoring 35 points against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed their third consecutive Eastern Conference title and a ticket to the NBA Finals with a 135-102 win over the Celtics. James earned his seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals and reached 5,989 career playoff points—just past Jordan’s 5,987. “I’ve always told you guys, any time I’m linked to any of the greats and even the greatest in Mike, it’s an honor,” James said Thursday morning amid speculation he’d be on par with Jordan. “It’s a tribute to what I’ve been able to do with this game,” he told ESPN.
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