Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James already holds many NBA playoff records with his 20-year career. Tonight, however, he added another with a feat that would have been difficult for anyone else to surpass.
By defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 and winning the series 4 to 2, James officially broke Derek Fisher’s tie for the most postseason wins in NBA history. The win over the Dubs is the 41st if the series for LeBron in the postseason.
No current active player is even at 30. Andre Iguodala is the closest player with 26. For reference, the late Kobe Bryant won 33 series in his entire career, while the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar totaled 37, per Hoops Hype.
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It’s certainly an incredible milestone for LeBron James to reach in the NBA playoffs, and it’s something that probably won’t be beaten anytime soon. It is also another testament not only to LeBron’s longevity, but also to his endless dominance. How many players can continue to lead a team and dominate in the NBA at age 38?
LeBron James has another chance to add to his wins in the postseason series when the Lakers face the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. But it won’t be easy at all.