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NBA Finals: Lakers' LeBron James makes history

By Sports Desk October 11, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James set another NBA playoff record, appearing in his 260th postseason game.

Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Miami Heat on Sunday saw James move into first place on the all-time list for playoff appearances, surpassing Derek Fisher.

Of the 4,489 players to have participated in an NBA regular-season contest, 63 per cent have not reached 260 games.

The sixth showdown at Walt Disney World Resort is also James' 55th NBA Finals clash – tying Jerry West for fourth in league history as Bill Russell (70) tops the list.

The Lakers lead the Heat 3-2 in the best-of-seven series as the storied franchise stand on the cusp of their first championship since 2010, while James nears a fourth title.

James posted 40 points and 13 rebounds in Friday's Game 5 loss in Orlando, where the 35-year-old became the first player to post 40-plus points in a loss with a chance to clinch in the NBA Finals since Michael Jordan in Game 5 in 1993, per Stats Perform.

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