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LeBron James is a better scorer than Larry Bird

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LeBron James took his career post season tally to 3,898 points during the Miami Heat's 99-88 win against the Charlotte Bobcats, in the Miami Heat’s first game of the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

The significance of that number is that it now puts him in sole possession of the eighth spot on the NBA’s All-time scoring list, ahead of Hall-of-Famer Larry Bird.

So how did he do it then? Was it a long range bomb from 3-point range, a ludicrous lay-up in traffic, or a powerful slam that will send shivers down your spine? Nope. It was a good old fashioned free-throw with two minutes to go in the fourth quarter, on his way to a game high 27 points.

(You can watch highlights of his other "more exciting" baskets here)

What makes the feat even more impressive is the fact that he did in 139 games at the age of 29, while Bird scored his last point in his 164th game at 36 years of age. Thus giving LeBron enough time to break the record 5,897 the all-time record held by,you guessed it, Michael Jordan by the time he is 34.

That is if he maintains his 28 point a game average however.

I guess King James really wasn’t kidding when he said he would one of the four best players to play the game when it’s all said and done. 

Next up on the list, Jerry West - 'The Logo' - with 4,457 points.

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