6:47 AM ET
With a win on Friday night against the Miami Heat, LeBron James would secure his fourth NBA championship and add yet another accolade to his already amazing resume. But while a potential Los Angeles Lakers title will undoubtedly awaken the take monsters in GOAT arguments about James vs. Michael Jordan, let’s leave MJ out of it for a minute. It’s worth taking some time to appreciate what James has accomplished so far, because it’s remarkable.
Here are six stats that demonstrate just how special and singular James’ postseason career has been.
1. Playoff games played: 259
Game 5 will be James’ 259th playoff game, tying Derek Fisher for most all-time.
That’s incredible on its own. But when you consider how hard James plays and how central he has been in every single postseason game he has played, the fact becomes even more impressive.
Among the top 10 in career playoff games, James is No. 1 in usage rate at 32.1%, per Basketball-Reference.com.
2. Missed playoff games: 0
Since making his postseason debut on April 22, 2006, James has never missed a single