LeBron James Breaks NBA Record vs. Pacers for Most Steals in Playoff History

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistApril 29, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 29: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers in Game Seven of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Add another to the ever-growing list of LeBron James playoff records. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward recorded his 396th steal in Sunday's Game 7 matchup against the Indiana Pacers, breaking a tie with Scottie Pippen for the most in NBA postseason history.

James, 33, is playing in his 224th playoff game. It took Pippen 208 games to set his record.

Michael Jordan sits third on the all-time list with 376 steals.

James is quickly working his way to rewriting the entire playoff record book. He's already the all-time leader in points (6,359) and currently sits third in assists (1,536) and seventh in rebounds (1,984). There is no way he's catching Bill Russell (4,104) or Wilt Chamberlain (3,913) in rebounding, but it's possible he winds up being the only player in all three major categories before his career is done.

Catching Magic Johnson (2,346) on the assists list would also be a Herculean task. He could potentially catch John Stockton (1,839), but it would take multiple deep runs into the playoffs.

Still, the fact it's even possible is a testament to James' longevity and continued brilliance in the postseason. We should all be thankful we get to watch him play basketball.

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