Lakers News: LeBron James Passes Ray Allen In All-Time Playoff 3-Pointers

LeBron James seemingly makes history every time he steps on the court these days and Game 2 against the Houston Rockets was no different. In the midst of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-109 victory to even their second-round series, James surpassed former teammate Ray Allen for second in 3-pointers made in the playoffs.

James’ lone 3-pointer in Game 2 gave him 386 for his playoff career and now he trails only Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. With 470 made 3-pointers in the playoffs, Curry has a major lead on LeBron and everyone else on the list.

And with Curry having many more years left in his career than James does, it is unlikely that he will be overtaken by the Lakers’ All-Star. In fact, James is more likely to drop a spot or two before his career is over.

Curry’s ‘Splash Brother’ teammate Klay Thompson sits fourth on the list at 374 made threes while a couple other current superstars in Kevin Durant and James Harden are lurking a little further down the list as well.

The Lakers are also represented on the list by JR Smith, who is tied with the the late legend Kobe Bryant at ninth on with 292 made 3-pointers in the playoffs. Fan-favorite role player Derek Fisher just behind them with 285.

Speaking of Fisher, he now has some company at the top of another list. The Lakers’ win in Game 2 was LeBron’s 161st of his playoff career, moving him into a tie with Fisher atop the all-time playoff wins list.

James was able to accomplish this in fewer games than Fisher, however, as he has played in only 246 playoff games compared to Fisher’s 259 — which is also a record.

The all-time playoff wins list is another that is full of former Lakers. Robert Horry sits fourth on the list while Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is right behind him in fifth. And a little further down sits Kobe at ninth and Shaquille O’Neal is 10th.

LeBron confident Lakers adjusted to Rockets’ speed

Following the Lakers’ loss in Game 1 the main thing James spoke about was adjusting to the speed of the Rockets. He compared it to the St. Louis Rams ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ era in the NFL, and acknowledged the Rockets gave the Lakers fits in the first contest. But Game 2 was a different story.

Head coach Frank Vogel made some adjustments and LeBron did the same on the court as the Lakers evened the series. “Like I said after Game 1, sometimes you need one game to be able to understand the speed that they play with,” James said.

“I think we adjusted from Game 1 to Game 2. An extremely fast team. Everyone keeps talking about the small ball, but their speed and activity offensively and defensively, it’s something that can catch you off guard.

“We got a feel for that and we understand how much scrambling, how much running, how much pace, how physical the game is going to be versus this team. They’re very good. Extremely good. No matter who’s on the floor.”

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? It’s the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events, participate in live shows, and more!

You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…