Elite sports stars are in a never-ending battle to enhance their legacies. The best way to do this is to win trophies and set new records. Even if they play for weaker teams like Shohei Ohtani, they can still stand out as individuals. Today we’re going to look at games where fans saw their heroes break long-standing records.
From Steph Curry’s unbelievable accuracy to Tom Brady’s longevity, this list of achievements is seriously inspiring. The craziest aspect is that most of these athletes are still active and breaking their records. Check them out below via Bleacher Report.
30. Lakers vs. Warriors (2021)
It feels like James has a chance of breaking records in every game he plays. Many regard him as the greatest NBA star in history. He scored the most postseason points ever and is the only player to win rings with three franchises. ‘The King’ is one of the most famous athletes on the planet because he’s unstoppable. Even as he ages, he still delivers on the court.
In 2021, he added another record to his list of achievements. The Lakers played Golden State on Opening Night. Before the game, Karl Malone held the record for most opening night points (463). However, James put up 18 on the board to claim this one for himself. Meanwhile, Michael Jordan sat in third place with 431 points across 14 seasons. But fans should remember he took a season off to play baseball (via Clutchpoints).