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Lakers’ LeBron James officially passes Derek Fisher on all-time playoff wins list

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With the Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 3 win over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Semifinals, LeBron James locked in his 162nd playoff win, surpassing Derek Fisher in the all-time wins list.

James now stands alone in the all-time playoff wins list after tallying 162 wins for his career. Fisher stands second place with 161 wins while San Antonio Spurs icon Tim Duncan is third with 157 wins.

This season is LeBron James’ 14th playoff campaign in his illustrious 17-year career. He has missed the playoffs thrice: twice with the Cleveland Cavaliers (first stint) and the other with the Lakers in 2018-19.

James has racked up his playoff victories over the years. Perhaps a chunk of those wins came in his eight straight trips to the NBA Finals from 2010 to 2018 — a record that may never be broken anytime soon. He won three titles in that span. And analysts were convinced that anytime a team has James in the fold, then they have a legitimate shot at winning it all.

This season, James is proving once again that he is still within his prime at 35-years-old. Now up 2-1 in the Western Semis, they are two wins away from moving on to the Western Conference Finals.

However, there are still no guarantees as the Rockets are formidable foes. And even if the Lakers do advance, they will either match up with the Los Angeles Clippers or the Denver Nuggets — two very capable teams. And while James will likely hold on to the crown for quite some time, what matters to him is the actual title itself.