The King has overtaken another throne.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan for the top spot on the NBA postseason all-time scoring list on Thursday night.

James entered the game only needing 28 points to pass Jordan for the career postseason points record, but achieved the record after scoring a three pointer in the third quarter of Game 5 against the Boston Celtics during the Eastern Conference Finals

Jordan set the postseason record with 5,987 points in 179 games in 13 trips to the postseason (1985-93, 95-98) while James played in his 212th career postseason game on Thursday night.

The three-time NBA champion entered Thursday night’s contest averaging 32.3 points, 6.9 assists, 8.0 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.4 blocks in 41.4 minutes per game this season.

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