Video: 5 significant records that have been broken so far in the 2015-16 NBA season
This season might be the Mamba’s lastBasketball is an exponentially popular sport with a massive global following. It’s foremost professional league, the NBA, has basked in that popularity for a long time and will continue to do so. The league has been bringing together the best basketball players from across the globe for over six decades and given its longevity, it isn’t surprising that the stars leave colossal legacies.But if history has taught us anything, it’s that it repeats itself. Records are meant to be broken and every season, more than a handful are surpassed. Past gives way to present as the incumbent etch their names in NBA history. The 2015-16 NBA season has gathered steam and every night is packed with excitement. Quite a few records have been broken already and we pick the top five amongst them:
#1 Kobe Bryant - 20 seasons with the Lakers
Kobe Bryant will be remembered as one of the greatest of all time. Skills and numbers aside, the “Black Mamba” also showcased his uniqueness with another rare quality this season – loyalty. The 5-time champion became the first player in NBA history to spend 20 seasons with the same franchise and only the 5th player in NBA history to play 20 seasons.
Said Kobe,”That's probably the most special one to me. I've always dreamed about being with one organization and being with this organization as a kid. I've been in this jersey for more than half my life. That's crazy.” (quote courtesy of ESPN)