LeBron James Passes Pippen’s Playoff Steals Record

LeBron James
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LeBron James continues to leave his mark on NBA history, and on Sunday (April 29), he etched himself into the history books… yet again.

Over the weekend, King James recorded his 396th postseason steal, and in the process, passing Scottie Pippen for the most steals in playoff history.

The record-breaking steal came with 6:28 remaining in the second quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 105-101 Game 7 victory, when LeBron snatched the ball from guard Darren Collison.

It did take LeBron longer to reach the mark though, as Pippen recorded 395 steals in 208 playoff games, while James did so in his 224th postseason game.

Following Pippen is Michael Jordan in third, followed by Magic Johnson, John Stockton and Kobe Bryant.

Despite the historic mark, LeBron has more pressing matters to focus on: his fourth NBA title.

The Cavs are now entering the Eastern Conference Semifinals, taking on the 1st place Toronto Raptors.