Heat's LeBron James 1 Assist Shy of 4,000 Points, 1,000 Rebounds & 1,000 Assists

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJune 3, 2014

Miami Heat forward LeBron James, left, talks with referee John Goble during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The Heat defeated the Pacers 87-83 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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Miami Heat forward LeBron James needs just one assist to join Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant as the only players in NBA history to have 4,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in the playoffs, per NBA.com/Stats.

James enters Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday with 4,278 points, 1,293 rebounds and 999 assists in his playoff career. He is already the eighth-highest scorer in NBA playoff history, while also ranking 27th in total rebounds and 11th in assists, needing only eight assists to pass Hall of Famer Dennis Johnson to move into the top 10.

Of the top 10 postseason scorers in league history, all but Hall of Famer Jerry West have played in more playoff games than James, with both the King and the Logo at 153.

James' career mark of 28 points per game in the playoffs is the fifth-highest in league history, trailing only Jordan (33.4), Allen Iverson (29.7), West (29.1) and Kevin Durant (28.9).

All of the prolific numbers have clearly paid off, as the Heat have made the NBA Finals in all four seasons with James on the team, and are looking for their third consecutive title.