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Add one other anecdote to LeBron James' sequence of accolades and career milestones.
On Saturday, James grew to alter into the NBA's all-time leading scorer in Christmas Day video games, surpassing Kobe Bryant's previous anecdote of 395 aspects.
James came into Saturday needing 13 aspects to jam the anecdote. He performed the feat with a pair of free throws on the three: 52 designate in the second quarter in the Los Angeles Lakers' showcase sport in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets. He accomplished with 39 aspects in Los Angeles' 122-115 loss.
Right here is the updated listing of career scorers on Christmas Day:
- James: 422 aspects in 16 video games
- Bryant: 395 aspects in 16 video games
- Oscar Robertson: 377 aspects in 12 video games
- Dwyane Wade: 314 aspects in 13 video games
- Kevin Durant: 299 aspects in 11 video games
While positively a groovy accomplishment, it will no longer atrocious that high on James' non-public listing. After all, it be competing alongside with his four titles, four MVP awards, four NBA Finals MVPs, 17 All-Superstar Sport appearances, three All-Superstar Sport MVPs, 13 first-group All-NBA picks and his 2007-08 scoring title, among others.
It be a glorious listing for the long dart Hall of Famer.
Granted, James it would possibly maybe well maybe maybe maybe be more interested by turning the Lakers' season round. The group came into Saturday 16-17 and is attempting to pause a four-sport losing poke.
It be been a tricky season for Los Angeles, with the group seeing a lot of players assign into the NBA's well being and safety protocols amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, while Anthony Davis is sidelined with an MCL sprain.
As for any utterly different Christmas records, one accomplishment James would now not support is the finest-sport scoring designate on the wander. That distinction belongs to Hall of Famer Bernard King, who scored 60 aspects in 1984 for the Unique York Knicks.