LeBron James is all set to beat Kobe Bryant record with the Lakers and more

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The Lakers will be against Brooklyn Nets this Christmas day. The game will allow LeBron James to break some of Kobe Bryant records. Let us go through them. 

The NBA and Christmas day mix always has some exhilarating and spicy stories for the fans. Also NBA has special records maintained specifically for the day. NBA has immense emphasis over the fixtures on this particular day, as holidays allow maximum viewership for the league.

Christmas has provided many memorable matches that NBA fans still recall as the best of the lot. Ewing’s Buzzer Beater against Jordan’s Bulls in 1986, Shaq’s Overtime win against the Lakers in 2004, Kyrie’s game-winner against the Warriors in 2016 are a few memorable ones. Please check on many such fun memories on #NBAXMAS

This Christmas day fixtures will also have equally mouthwatering match ups, but the game between Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets will have more attention as some records are already in sight.

LeBron James to Equal Kobe Bryant record for most appearances on Christmas day

NBA purposefully schedules the Christmas fixtures around the teams who are popular among the fans. Of course, it is a strategic adjustment done by the league to beat other giant sporting competitors for the holidays.

Also, the NBA checks for the popularity of players which could attract more audiences to the game. Kobe Bryant was a hugely loved and popular player in the NBA. Also, he was a member of one of the iconic franchises of the league. It certainly helped Kobe to make the most appearances (16) on the most important day in the NBA calendar.

LeBron James has played in 3 different franchises in his 18-year career and 15 Christmas Day appearances in NBA. This will be his 16th and record-equaling appearance when he will take the court on 25th Dec 2021.

LeBron to break Kobe’s record for most points scored

Most appearances provide you to score more points on the given day. LeBron James has scored 383 points in his 15 appearances and will require just 13 points to past Kobe’s scoring record of 395 points on this special day.

LeBron All Set for the Record

LeBron James is averaging around 26 points per game this season and will possibly break the record in 2nd quarter of the game only. Westbrook is yet another Laker player who will be looking to cross 250 points mark in this special game as he has 241 points in 10 appearances.

Member of LeBron’s opponents for the night – Kevin Durant holds a record of most points per game (29.9) on Christmas Day among the active players. KD has played in 10 such fixtures and scored 299 points till now. But Durant might not be available for the fixture due to an ankle injury.     

Possibility of Most Christmas games wins

LeBron has played in 15 Christmas games in the NBA and has 10 wins so far. He is tied with legendary Dwayne Wade for the most wins as a player on Christmas day. If the Lakers beat the Nets tomorrow, it will be yet another record for the king.

Lakers are players struggling with the form right now and the Nets are also without some of their superstars. LeBron’s performance will be a defining factor for all 3 possible records mentioned here. The Lakers fans will be hoping for the 25th Christmas day win – which will extend the Lakers record to 25 wins.   

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