Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James once again got himself on the record books by becoming the league’s all-time leader in playoff games played. The King achieved the marvelous feat in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, where he suited up for his 260th career postseason game.
Entering Sunday’s match, James was tied with former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Derek Fisher.
LeBron James has now played more playoff games than any other player in NBA history.
Tonight marks his 260th appearance, passing Derek Fisher for most all-time. pic.twitter.com/75tHcXILa6
— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) October 12, 2020
LeBron James, of course, has been a staple in the postseason since taking the league by storm in 2003. The 4-time NBA MVP has only missed the playoffs thrice in 17 seasons so far.
He failed to qualify during his early years with the Cleveland Cavaliers and also missed out on last season’s playoffs in his first year in LA after being limited to just 55 games due to a groin injury.
The 2019-20 campaign, of course, was a whole different story for LeBron as he led the Lakers back to the promised land. This is James’ 10th career Finals appearance. The 6-foot-8 megastar went to the Finals eight consecutive times from 2011–2018.
The King’s latest feat, meanwhile, just speaks to his godlike longevity and success over the course of his storied career. Now 35 years old, the 3-time NBA champion continues to be one of the best players on the planet. Remarkably, he doesn’t look like he will slow down anytime soon.
The Lakers have built quite a formidable unit this year and appear like they will remain contenders for quite some time. James will certainly pad that record up in the coming years and continue making his case as the game’s all-time great.