Pippen, who is in the Hall of Fame, recorded 395 steals in 208 playoff games, while James was playing in his 224th postseason game.
The start to the seventh Game 7 of James' storied career couldn't have gone any better, as he went 7-for-7 from the field.
He became the first player over the last 20 seasons to start a Game 7 with that many consecutive makes, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He finished Sunday's game with 45 points, the second-most points scored by any player in a Game 7 victory.
The Cavaliers led the Pacers 54-43 at the half, with James providing 26 of those points. It was his highest-scoring effort in any half of a Game 7 in his career, eclipsing the 23 he had in a loss to the Boston Celtics in 2008, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
James is now 5-2 in Game 7s in his career.