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Ridiculous LeBron James facts that prove he's second-best ever

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It feels like the legacy of LeBron James will be that he will go down as the second-best player in NBA history.

And that's... pretty good.

The Cleveland Cavaliers megastar added another notch to his belt on Wednesday night, as he became the second-best scorer in postseason history, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The only guy he's behind now? Some guy named Mike.

Is LeBron already the second-best player in NBA history?

That could be up for debate, but how about these statistics from Tommy Beer of Basketballinsiders.com?

That right there is what you call elite company.

LeBron indeed has more career postseason assists than Jason Kidd, more career postseason rebounds than Hakeem Olajuwon and more career postseason steals than John Stockton.

Here's a closer look at where LeBron ranks on those career lists.

James is seventh all-time in career playoff rebounds with 1,813. Next up in his sights in sixth-place Karl Malone, who has 2,062.

Karl Malone (R) of the Utah Jazz and Dennis Rodman

(In addition to Olajuwon - who is 13th on the list - James leads Rodman, who is 12th on the all-time list.)

As for assists, LeBron is third all-time with 1,392 dimes, leading Kidd who is fourth with 1,263. James trails only Magic Johnson (2,346) and Stockton (1,839) on this list.

In steals, LeBron is currently sitting in third all-time with 370.

He leads Stockton, Kobe Bryant and Kidd and everyone else except for a pair of famous teammates: Scottie Pippen leads the list with 395, and Michael Jordan is second with 376.

Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls

To put a bow on the main counting stats, LeBron is 21st all-time with 197 career postseason blocked shots. He has a ways to go until he tops that list, which is headed by Tim Duncan's 568 career playoff blocked shots.

After passing Kareem for second on the all-time scoring list on Wednesday night, it was obvious that LeBron was profoundly touched.

Those around him know that they are witnessing history and are enjoying the ride.

"I mean, it proves that you're a winner," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said after the game. "Proves that you're always in the playoffs and you're always giving your team a chance or an opportunity to win, so. The more points you have in the playoffs, the further you've been and the more times you've been to the playoffs, so it's a great achievement.”

LeBron will go down, by any measure, as in the handful of best players to ever play.

How high he goes on that list is up to you.

Topics:
Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
John Stockton
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
LeBron James
NBA Playoffs
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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