Twitter has some opinions.
The current LeBron vs MJ debate being held between basketball fans worldwide is only rivaled by the Tupac vs Biggie discussion hip hop heads have on the regular. Last night, LeBron added another point to his already sterling resume by passing Jordan for all-time playoff points scorer with 5,995 points. Check out the highlight below, along with LeBron’s post-game comments (plus some A1 Tristan Thompson trolling):
People from around the NBA were quick to congratulate ‘Bron, who’s now headed to his seventh straight NBA Finals appearance. There were surprisingly few congratulations from current and former NBA players, but that’s to be expected when you ruthlessly ruin your competition and have a monopoly on the eastern conference for the better part of a decade.
Congratulations to @KingJames for passing Michael Jordan to become the all time playoff scoring leader!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 26, 2017
Michael Jordan is a scorer. LeBron James is a pass first player. So he passed MJ to become the all-time leading playoff scorer.— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) May 26, 2017
Most playoff points in history.. great accomplishment by Lebron James— Michael Carter-Willi (@MCW1) May 26, 2017
That's big time. @KingJames congrats bro— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) May 26, 2017
In addition to the praise, analysts and fans alike were quick begin discussions on how this changes the comparison of LeBron vs MJ. Check out a few of the stats below – who do you think deserves the title of NBA GOAT?
Something to consider if anyone ever decides to debate LeBron vs. Michael Jordan. pic.twitter.com/hMJh7ro7Pz— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) May 26, 2017
LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for most career playoff points. He is still chasing MJ in titles. pic.twitter.com/SvnUcTDgJx— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 26, 2017
When LeBron passes MJ in playoff points, folks are gonna say, "But he played more games!" It's true. Also true: He did it on 120 fewer shots— nick wright (@getnickwright) May 26, 2017