Celtics’ Jaylen Brown tells fun story about watching LeBron James, Kobe Bryant on Christmas
Brown, who’s now in his fourth season of service in the NBA, says he remembers watching the two stars on the television at his grandmother’s house:
“I always loved watching Lebron and Kobe play on Christmas,” Brown wrote in his tweet. “I remember being at my grandmas house and when the game ended my cousins and I would shovel the snow out of the driveway and reenact all the best moves from the game!”
James and Bryant have enjoyed some fantastic Christmas Day games. As a member of the Miami Heat in 2010, The King actually dropped a triple-double on The Mamba, recording 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. In doing so, James joined Oscar Robertson, John Havlicek, Billy Cunningham, Russell Westbrook and Draymond Green as the only other players to record triple-doubles on Christmas:
One of Bryant’s more memorable Christmas Day games came in 2008, when he and the Lakers snapped Boston’s 19-game winning streak and avenged their loss in the previous season’s NBA Finals. Kobe had 27 points in what was Phil Jackson’s 1,000th win as a coach:
This season’s slate of NBA games is impressive. James and the Lakers will face off against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers at Staples Center, while Brown and his Celtics are scheduled to face Kyle Lowry and the Raptors in Toronto. Boston will be looking to extend a three-game winning streak. Toronto, on the other hand, has won five straight.