Passing Kobe Bryant in all-time scoring
The next great LeBron Laker moment comes from January of 2020. Coincidentally, this moment comes in another Laker loss where the team faced off against the Philadelphia 76ers. This game I assume will be one that LeBron will never forget, and could not be set up more perfect story-wise (outside of the Lakers losing).
The game took place in Philadelphia which is Kobe’s hometown. Passing Kobe put LeBron at third in terms of all-time career scoring, leaving Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being the only two players left in front of James.
LeBron went on to have a stat line of twenty-nine points, eight assists, and seven rebounds in the game. After James broke the record he received a standing ovation from the Philadelphia crowd (which is an astounding feat of its own).
Also, after the game, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter to congratulate LeBron on his record-breaking performance in a tweet saying “Continuing to move the game forward @kingjames. Much respect my brother”.
Sadly, this would be the last game Kobe would attend, and the last tweet he would send out as he tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash the next day.