Kobe Bryant is one of the most legendary players the NBA has ever had. He is often considered the king of the Christmas day games as he is the highest scorer in the history of the tournament on Christmas. However, his record was broken by none other than LeBron James in the game against the Brooklynn Nets.
Records that Kobe Bryant still holds to this day
Black Mamba still holds a lot of records in league history as the youngest player ever to participate in the NBA All-star Game, when he was only 19 years old. He is also the oldest player ever to score 60 points in a single game at the age of 37 and even to score the most points in a single game at 80.
Bryant had the record for most points in Christmas Day games. He’s scored a total of 395 points over his entire career and there are only 3 more players in the league who can pass the 300 mark which is an achievement in itself.
Twitter Goes Crazy After LeBron James Breaks Bryant’s Record
In his 16th Christmas appearance against the Brooklynn Nets the King broke Black Mamba’s record and currently stands at 396 points total and it is still counting. James averages around 25.5 points per game and has a shooting rate of about 48.4% in games that take place over the Christmas holidays.
People took to the internet to pay tribute to the king and congratulate him on breaking this record. The Los Angeles Lakers on their twitter account tweeted about LeBron’s record-breaking achievement.
Another interesting coincidence between James and Bryant
Besides scoring on Christmas Days, both of these players have now made the most appearances in Christmas Day games. Both these legends have appeared a total of 16 times. We can expect the King to break this record by making his 17th appearance next year.
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