LeBron James just added another tick to the list of his career records as the Cavs beat the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs on Sunday night. He ended the game with 45 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. The four steals made him the all-time leader in playoffs steals. This made us go back and check out the top 3 NBA playoffs steals leaders.
3. Michael Jordan – 376 steals
Michael Jordan is regarded as the GREATEST basketball player of all time. He holds numerous records under his name and some of them are too hard to be broken. MJ stays third on the steals leaders’ list with 376.
2. Scottie Pippen – 395 steals
It took the Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen 208 postseason games to record 395 steals. Pip is most remembered for his time with the Chicago Bulls, the team with whom he won six NBA titles. His playoff steals record has been on top until last Sunday when King James broke it.
1. LeBron James – 396 steals
According to the reports, this is the best season LeBron James has ever had in his whole career. The Cavs’ backbone had to grab only 4 steals in order to surpass the Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen on the all-time postseason steals list. Doing so, James broke the record in his 237th game.
It’s very tough to take James from this position as he is the ONLY active player in the to 9. Manu Ginobili (10th overall) is second among active players at 292. And Dwayne Wade (13th) is third among active ones with 273.