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Kobe Bryant's Christmas Day mixtape is the gift that keeps on giving

Dec 22, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) reacts during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Lakers won 111-107. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 22, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) reacts during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Lakers won 111-107. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

It's become a Christmas Day tradition. No player in NBA history has played more Christmas games than Kobe Bryant, who will take part in his 16th such game Friday when the Los Angeles Lakers take on the LA Clippers.

And with the Mamba being the Mamba, he's put up some memorable performances and unbelievable highlights. The NBA decided to give us an early Christmas present, dropping a mixtape of Kobe's best plays on Dec. 25.

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