LeBron James has established himself as one of the greatest in basketball. From the championships he has one to his individual accomplishments, there’s no question he’ll be in the Hall of Fame when his career is over.
In the LA Lakers recent playoff win over the Houston Rockets, James took sole possession in all-time playoff wins.
LeBron James is no stranger to the playoffs
James made the playoffs for the first time during his third NBA season. The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 50-32 record and were the No. 4 seed going into the playoffs. This was the time the world got a chance to see James in the playoffs. In his first playoff game, he had 32 points, and 11 rebounds as the Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 97-86. James led the Cavaliers to a first-round win over the Wizards, and in the next round, they lost in seven to the Detroit Pistons.
The Akron, Ohio native, got a chance to experience the playoffs for the first time in his early career. As his career went on, James continued to lead his team to the playoffs. James led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in his second playoff appearance, where they took on the San Antonio Spurs. Even though the Spurs swept the Cavaliers, James put together an impressive playoff performance. He led all players in points (501) and assists (159) during the playoffs.
James put on a show during his second trip to the playoffs, and he was determined to get back to the playoffs every year. Now that he has made the playoffs with the Lakers, he has made the playoffs with every team that he’s played for.
LeBron James’ impressive streak of making the playoffs
In 2006 James made his playoff debut. He would go on to play in the playoffs for the next 12 seasons. James had a streak of making the playoffs 13 consecutive years before that ended in 2019 when he joined the Lakers. During that streak, he also had another streak, making it to the finals eight straight years from 2011 to 2018.
James owned the Eastern Conference, and there was no question that he would make it to the finals. He was racking up playoff wins during that time and was climbing up that all-time playoff wins list. Now that he’s in the Western Conference, he’s looking to dominate like he did when he played in the Eastern Conference.
LeBron James passing Derek Fisher for most playoff wins
Now James is in sole possession of the all-time playoff wins. The Lakers Game 3 win over the Rockets gave James his 162nd postseason victory. Going into the game, he was tied with Derek Fisher, with 161 wins. Even though James has the most playoff wins, that’s not his main focus.
The future Hall of Famer wants to win as many championships as he can. He currently has three as he won two with the Miami Heat and one with the Cavaliers. James will look to put the Lakers in a good position to win this year, and he knows it will not be an easy thing to do. But James is always up for the challenge, and he wants to bring a title back to LA.