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LeBron James now has more playoff wins than Michael Jordan

<p>CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 9: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Three of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2015 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 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 28: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls looks on against the Sacramento Kings during a game played on February 28, 1998 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. 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 1998 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)</p>

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 9: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Three of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2015 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 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

 

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 28: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls looks on against the Sacramento Kings during a game played on February 28, 1998 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. 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 1998 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James won his 120th career playoff game on Monday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers took down the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. He tallied 25 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and five steals in the victory, which gave him more career playoff wins than Michael Jordan. No big deal:

King James passes His Airness on an impressive list. pic.twitter.com/uwhHqtU9IV

— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) May 3, 2016

Someone needs to throw a party in your honor anytime you pass Jordan in anything related to the postseason. Yes, LeBron has already played in four more playoff games than Jordan ever did; Jordan would have more wins on his resume if: A) He didn't retire for two years in the middle of his prime, and B) the league's playoff format was best-of-seven instead of best-of-five in the first round through his entire career.

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Coincidentally, the NBA made the first round a best-of-seven series in the 2002-03 season, which was Jordan's final year with the Washington Wizards (when his team failed to make the playoffs) and one year before James entered the league.

LeBron James (120) passed Michael Jordan (119) in #NBAPlayoffs career wins last night. pic.twitter.com/stQIsG17Xf

— NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 3, 2016

Anyway, good for LeBron! He passed Jordan in a meaningful team-oriented stat that shows just how consistently great he's been throughout his career. In a world where the playing field is level, it's likely Jordan would still be far ahead. But aside from a faulty jump shot that could easily return next season, James has shown no sign of slowing down anytime soon. He's still one of the two or three best players in the universe, and his team is consistently in a position to make the NBA Finals.

There's a very good chance that before he retires, LeBron will have more playoff wins than anybody who ever lived -- unless Tim Duncan plays until he's 75.