LeBron Watch 2018: Episode 1
As the Eastern Conference Finals begin to unfold, LeBron Watch returns to chronicle the history that is currently being made by one of the greatest NBA players of all time.
Whether you love him or love to hate him, one thing is indisputable and that is that LeBron James is one of the greatest basketball players that has ever lived. We at Off the Glass invite you to appreciate one of the history being made as it happens as we track LeBron James' ascent into basketball immortality.
Below we list some of the historical feats that James' has already lay claim to in this year's playoff run as well as some milestones that he can potentially hit before the year is over.
Career Playoff Minutes Played James has now passed Tim Duncan as the all-time leader in playoff minutes played. James broke the record during Game 6 in the Cavaliers first round match-up with the Indiana Pacers.
1. LeBron James (9,618) 2. Tim Duncan (9,370)
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (8,851)
4. Kobe Bryant (8,641)
5. Scottie Pippen (8,105)
Career Playoff Steals James passed Scottie Pippen to become the all-time leader in career playoff steals made. James passed Pippen during Game 7 during the Cavaliers first round match-up with the Indiana Pacers.
1. LeBron James (406) 2. Scottie Pippen (395)
3. Michael Jordan (376)
4. Magic Johnson (358)
5. John Stockton (338)
Career Playoff Field Goals Made Current Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) James' Current Position: 2 (2,327) Difference: 29 FGM With a minimum of 3 playoff games left in LeBron James' 2018 playoff run, catching and surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record for the most career playoff field goals is well within reach.
Career Playoff Games Played Current Leader: Derek Fisher (259) James' Current Position: 5 (229) Difference: 30 Games
With a maximum of 13 games ahead of James in the current 2018 playoff run, James can potentially pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the number 4 position in career playoff games played.
Career Playoff 3-point Field Goals Made Current Leader: Ray Allen (385) James' Current Position: 2 (346) Difference: 39 3FGM
James is currently 39 made threes behind the all-time leader Ray Allen and is averaging 1.3 made threes per game during this year's playoffs meaning that James will likely have to wait until next season to claim the number 1 spot. However, with Stephen Curry currently third on this list with 330 made threes, there is a fair chance that he breaks Allen's record before James.
Career Playoff Rebounds Current Leader: Bill Russell (4,104) James' Current Position: 7 (2,032) Difference: 2,072 REB
James is averaging 9.2 REB during the 2018 playoffs giving the James' the potential to climb to number 6 on the all time playoff rebounds list. There is a fair chance that this is as high as James climbs on this list.
Career Playoff Assists Current Leader: Magic Johnson (2,346) James' Current Position: 3 (1,597) Difference: 749 AST
James is averaging 9.0 AST during the 2018 playoffs which means there is very little chance that James' moves up this list this year.
Career Playoff Blocked Shots Current Leader: Tim Duncan (568) James' Current Position: 18 (222) Difference: 346 BLK
Realistically, James could earn a top 15 spot on the all time list by blocking 11 more shots to pass Pau Gasol who is currently sitting with 233 career playoff blocks.