Shocking Stat Proves LeBron James Outclasses 50 Percent NBA Playoffs Teams

Published 08/21/2021, 11:55 PM EDT
Jun 1, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts against the Phoenix Suns in the second half during game five in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The playoffs are the main show of the NBA season. The true potential of the player comes to the fore in these times. Only the top 8 teams of each conference go on to make the playoffs. However, despite being on different teams, LeBron James seems to always find a way in.

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LeBron has been in the playoffs for almost his entire career. Likewise, he holds some impressive records to show for this incredible feat. But, this stat shows him competing with entire NBA organizations. Moreover, he trumps most of them.

LeBron James with yet Another Incredible Record

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During the 2020 season, James took Derek Fisher’s crown for the most playoff games played. Now, the ‘King’ is sitting at a whopping 266 playoff games. However, how does he compare to an entire organization?

Shockingly, LeBron beats half the teams in playoff games played. He beats teams such as Miami Heat, Cleveland, and Dallas.

LeBron James has more playoff games played than 50% of NBA teams from nba

Moreover, James will have a chance to surpass Portland this season. Currently, he sits 9 games off the Trailblazers. However, if the Lakers have a successful playoff run, he will trump them as well.

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A more impressive feat of LeBron is that he has the best winning percentage of all time-65%. He has won 174 of his 266 playoff games so far. The number is only bound to grow as the Los Angeles Lakers look like serious contenders this season.

Can any player catch the ‘King’?

When it comes to playoff games, James sits in a league of his own among active players. He is the only player with over 200 playoff games as of now.

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The next best is Andre Iguodala, who has appeared in 170 playoff games. However, it is most likely that he will retire soon. So, is there anyone who can beat LeBron?

Jun 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3), forward LeBron James (23) and coach Frank Vogel react in the second half during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It is highly unlikely that anyone gets even close to James’ record. LeBron is going to add to the number as he keeps playing. Moreover, the current players will need to play almost 7 games every series for 4 seasons to just catch up to LeBron.

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To sum it up, it is safe to say that this record has LeBron James written all over it. His dominance in terms of taking his teams to the playoff remains unmatched. Do you think James can play in 300 playoff games by the end of his career? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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