On May 25th in 2017, during a series-clinching Game 5 win against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James passed Michael Jordan to be the all-time leading scorer in NBA playoffs history.
James achieved the feat in his 212th postseason game, while Jordan had recorded his tally of 5,987 in 179 games. Since then, James has kept increasing his lead at the top of this chart.
Here are the top 10 players with the most playoff points ever:
|Rank||Player||Playoff Games Played||Playoff Career Points||Playoff Career average|
As you can see above, James isn't the only active player in the top 10. Kevin Durant is 10th on the leaderboard, thus, ranking the duo far ahead of any other active players.
Prior to the 2020 playoffs, there are three other active players in the top 40 - Stephen Curry (2968, 27th), James Harden (2654, 35th), and Russell Westbrook (2489, 39th).
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