LeBron James, the name is a legend within itself, let alone the records & statistics. The Los Angeles Lakers ace is still cherishing the NBA-named cherry, even at the age of 37 (about to get a year older in just two days). After witnessing so many years of highs and lows, victories and losses, the star player is now on the edge of breaking many records. This year, one of the highlights of the NBA season is going to be King James breaking legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar\’s record for most points ever in NBA history. However, this is not the only feat James is set to acquire this year. On Christmas night\’s game this year, LeBron James passed the late and the great Kobe Bryant\’s record. But what is that? Keep reading to find out.
LeBron James Passed Kobe Bryant For Most Holiday Sparkles
This year on Christmas night, Lakers star player LeBron James equaled legend Kobe Bryant aka Black Mamba, for playing the most games on Christmas Day. Reportedly, James has played 17 games on the occasion of the biggest holiday of the year, the same as Bryant. Back in the time, it was Black Mamba whose presence on the big holiday was usually confirmed. On the day, he was obliged to win the game despite following the slump in the squad. And looks like King James is continuing the legacy of providing the ultimate fun to the Lakers fans.
Sadly, this year\’s Christmas eve was not as celebratory as expected. The Los Angeles Lakers once again fell on the ground hard against the Dallas Mavericks. Initially, the team was going well in the game. However, they fell back in the third quarter against Mavericks and gave away as many as 51 points to the opponents. Even though LeBron James scored game-high 38 points, the lakers lagged in their defense (obviously) and lost on the big day.
How Close Is James To Breaking Kareem Abdul Jabbar\’s Record?
Last night, after a good amount of time, the Lakers once again saw a ray of sunshine in the form of a good win against the Orlando Magic. After facing a huge blow against the Dallas Mavericks on Christmas night, LeBron James once again came out hard and strong to make sure that his squad went to the other side of the court to celebrate. On Tuesday night, the Akron Hammer scored a game-high 28 points to bring the lead to 129-110 against the Magic. However, the question arises is, how far is LeBron James from breaking Kareem Abdul Jabbar\’s record in NBA history?
After his 28 points leading the Lakers\’ last night, LeBron James is at a whooping sum of 37,786 points. However, he is still 601 points behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar\’s record of 38,387 points, the most in NBA history ever. Apparently, the Lakers\’ ace still has 46 games to achieve the feat. And undoubtedly, King James will clearly sweep the record under the rug.