Kobe Bryant Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer On Christmas Day

whitlockKobe Bryant broke the record for most points on Christmas Day when he made a foul shot in the fourth quarter. Oscar Robertson held that record previously. The affectionately known Big O had amassed a total of 278 points on Christmas Day.

Coming into the game, Kobe needed 28 points to tie the record Robertson had set. Robertson played from 1960-74.

Kobe has been setting many milestones this season, including reaching his 30,000th career point, passing John Havlicek for 9th place in most field goals made in a career, and becoming the all-time Laker franchise leader in steals.

Kobe’s next target is to become the fourth all-time leading scorer in NBA history. If he stays healthy, he can hit Wilt Chamberlain’s mark of 31,419 points. Kobe also hit his ninth straight 30-point game against the Knicks on Christmas Day.

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