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Who is the all-time leading scorer for NBA Christmas Day?  LeBron James overtakes Kobe Bryant in 2021

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Who is the all-time leading scorer for NBA Christmas Day? LeBron James overtakes Kobe Bryant in 2021

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Save for the final and maybe All-Star Weekend, there isn’t a much bigger stage than NBA Christmas Day.

In the league’s rich history, the biggest stars have spoken repeatedly during the holidays. Kobe Bryant’s 16-game Christmas record will soon be matched by LeBron James, who is set to play at Christmas for the 16th time in his 19-year career.

Rightfully so, Bryant and James are also the two all-time leading scorers in NBA Christmas history. As James continues to add to his tally, take a look at the top 10 all-time scorers on Christmas Day, three of which are still active.

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Best Christmas Day Scorers of All Time

Player Please g
James lebron 396 16
Kobe bryant 395 16
Oscar robertson 377 12
Dwyane Wade 314 13
Kevin Durant 299 ten
Shaquille O’neal 272 13
Russell westbrook 241 ten
Dolph schayes 239 13
Walt bellamy 237 9
Richie Guerin 232 9

Best Christmas Day Scoring Performance

LeBron tops the all-time list, but he’s another king who tops the list for best Christmas performances in one game.

In one of the most legendary individual performances in game history, Bernard King finished with 60 points in a loss to the Nets in 1984. Nine times out of 10, a list of scoring records includes Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 59 points in a loss to the Knicks in 1961.

As it stands, Rick Barry is the only player to score 50 points this Christmas in a win.

Player Points Year Match
Bernard King 60 1984 Knicks vs. Nets
Wilt chamberlain 59 1961 Warriors vs. Knicks
Rick barry 50 1966 Warriors vs. Royals
Jerry west 47 1963 Lakers vs. Knicks
Tracy McGrady 46 2002 Magic against pistons
Wilt chamberlain 45 1959 Warriors vs. Nationals
Tom heinsohn 45 1961 Celtics vs Nationals
Dominique wilkins 45 1987 Hawks vs. 76ers
Kevin Durant 44 2010 Thunder vs. Nuggets
Jerry west 44 1965 Lakers vs. Pistons


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