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LeBron James reaches uncharted territory in Game 1 of NBA Finals

He passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the conference semifinals against the Raptors and became the new #2.

He dethroned Michael Jordan inBoston's TD Garden in the conference finals to become the NBA's all-time leading postseason scorer.

Wasthere anywhere else for LeBron James to go?

There may not be anylegends ahead of him on the hallowed list, but there are still notablemilestones to hit. Case in point: Game 1 of the NBA Finals in which LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to reach 6,000 playoff points.

The first to 6K. #StriveForGreatness pic.twitter.com/8WeJKaYoY1

— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 2, 2017

It should also come as no surprise that LeBron, now playing in his 7th consecutive NBA Finals, is making moves up another high-profile leaderboard.

Congrats to @KingJames of the @cavs for moving up to 7th on the #NBAFinals Field Goals Made list! #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/7949h1DLLY

— NBA (@NBA) June 2, 2017

It's not just field goals in general, either. LeBron's excellentthree-point shooting during these playoffs (42% entering Game 1, by far a career high) has lifted him intoanother lofty position.

@KingJames just passed @ReggieMillerTNT for 2nd place on the #NBAPlayoffs Three-Pointers Made list. #StriveForGreatness pic.twitter.com/na7DLbINRE

— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 2, 2017

And, of course, for someone who contributes to every part of the box score, it's never just about the scoring.

Congrats to @KingJames of the @cavs for moving up to 8th on the #NBAFinals Rebounds list! #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/dp1Gk9I9mn

— NBA (@NBA) June 2, 2017