On Tuesday night, LeBron James once again wrote his name higher up in the record books with another fantastic performance on the court for the Cleveland Cavaliers. This time, he moves past his old rival in Kobe Bryant in the standings.
The Cavaliers managed to defeat the Eastern Conference leaders in the Toronto Raptors 112-106 last night at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland with James having a great night, scoring 27 points with 10 rebounds, six assists while being 8-of-14 in shooting from the field.
The Cavs star's 27-point performance meant it was the 942nd 20-point game he had had in his career, the third most in league history. He surpassed Bryant on that same list as well.
It wasn't too long ago as well that LeBron passed Michael Jordan for most consecutive games with 10 or more points, so it's fair to say it's been another historical season for him on the court.
Despite the fact that James and Bryant never got to play against one another in a playoff series, it's hard to argue now who is the greater player. With this most recent accomplishment for the Cavaliers star, he has now passed the Lakers icon in a lot of statistical categories.
With James getting more and more statistical accomplishments over Bryant, many NBA fans would say that James is higher than Bryant on the 'greatest players of all-time list', however, there will always be those fans that will remember who has more championships.
Kobe, of course, finished his career with five titles to his name, but LeBron still only has three. However, LeBron still has plenty of time left in his career to change that, although many might argue he won't win another one while he is still playing his basketball in Cleveland.
With this most recent accomplishment, James continues to rise in the record books. This won't be the last time we hear LeBron breaking another record, and he will be looking to continue his fine form when the Cavaliers host the Washington Wizards at the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night.
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