In what is portrayed as a beautiful chronicle, LeBron James is now NBA’s all-time top scorer. He broke the late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s record with a free toss on the next possession on a special day (Christmas).
James’ thirteenth point of the first half coming on a free throw with 3 minutes, 52 seconds staying in the subsequent quarter, gave him 396 career points on the occasion, overshadowing Kobe Bryant’s 395. James would finish with 39 points for the Lakers in Saturday’s 122-115 loss to the visiting Brooklyn Nets.
Nets forward Kevin Durant, who was out for Saturday’s standoff due to the league’s wellbeing and safety conventions, is the next nearest active player on the list with 299 places, good for fifth spot.
James, playing on Christmas for the fifteenth consecutive year, began the day tied for first in complete 3-pointers made and tied for first in quite a while. He also positioned second in all out assists, second in total games played and second in field goals made; tied for third in total steals; fourth in free throws made; tied for ninth in total blocks; and 10th in total rebounds.
Also, with his second of three 3-pointers in the final quarter, James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most points scored on a solitary date in NBA history. Abdul-Jabbar’s 413 points on December 26 was outperformed by James, who completed Christmas Day with 422 points scored on the date.
James would advance one record he already owns on Christmas, as Saturday’s contest marked the 13th time he has scored 20 or more points in a contest on the holiday. Bryant, Durant and Oscar Robertson are tied for second with 10 such games.