Kobe Bryant oldest player since Michael Jordan to outscore his age in game

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At age 37, Kobe Bryant scored 38 points in the Lakers’ win over the Timberwolves last night.

That made Kobe the oldest player to outscore his age in a game since Michael Jordan, who scored 43 points at age 40 in 2003.

Jordan’s 43, with the Wizards, also made him the oldest player ever to outscore his age. Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only other players to accomplish the feat at an older age than Kobe

Here’s every time someone at least 35 outscored his age. Jordan is red, Abdul Jabbar green, Malone blue and Kobe purple – his game last night larger. Everyone else is gold.

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Player Game Age Points
Michael Jordan Feb. 21, 2003: WAS-NJN 40 years, 4 days 43
Michael Jordan Feb. 1, 2003: WAS-NOH 39 years, 349 days 45
Michael Jordan Jan. 4, 2003: WAS-IND 39 years, 321 days 41
Karl Malone March 12, 2003: UTA-ORL 39 years, 231 days 40
Michael Jordan Jan. 26, 2002: WAS-PHO 38 years, 343 days 41
Michael Jordan Jan. 24, 2002: WAS-CLE 38 years, 341 days 40
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar March 16, 1986: LAL-HOU 38 years, 334 days 43
Michael Jordan Dec. 31, 2001: WAS-NJN 38 years, 317 days 45
Michael Jordan Dec. 29, 2001: WAS-CHH 38 years, 315 days 51
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Feb. 6, 1986: LAL-HOU 38 years, 296 days 46
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Feb. 2, 1986: LAL-NYK 38 years, 292 days 40
Michael Jordan Nov. 16, 2001: WAS-UTA 38 years, 272 days 44
Karl Malone Dec. 8, 2001: UTA-GSW 38 years, 137 days 39
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Feb. 24, 1985: LAL-NYK 37 years, 314 days 39
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Feb. 5, 1985: LAL-HOU 37 years, 295 days 40
Kobe Bryant Feb. 2, 2016: LAL-MIN 37 years, 163 days 38
Karl Malone Dec. 20, 2000: UTA-PHI 37 years, 149 days 41
Julius Erving April 17, 1987: PHI-IND 37 years, 54 days 38
Johnny Green Dec. 20, 1970: CIN-DET 37 years, 12 days 39
Shaquille O’Neal Feb. 27, 2009: PHO-TOR 36 years, 358 days 45
Patrick Ewing March 30, 1999: NYK-IND 36 years, 237 days 37
Karl Malone Nov. 20, 1999: UTA-MIL 36 years, 119 days 40
Robert Parish Dec. 8, 1989: BOS-DEN 36 years, 100 days 38
Dale Ellis Nov. 11, 1996: DEN-TOR 36 years, 97 days 37
Kobe Bryant Nov. 16, 2014: LAL-GSW 36 years, 85 days 44
Kobe Bryant Nov. 4, 2014: LAL-PHO 36 years, 73 days 39
Walter Davis Nov. 9, 1990: DEN-SEA 36 years, 61 days 41
Alex English Feb. 17, 1990: DEN-NJN 36 years, 43 days 38
John Havlicek April 11, 1976: BOS-WSB 36 years, 3 days 38
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar April 13, 1983: LAL-SAS 35 years, 362 days 38
Steve Nash Dec. 26, 2009: PHO-GSW 35 years, 322 days 36
Karl Malone April 8, 1999: UTA-GSW 35 years, 258 days 38
Jamal Crawford Nov. 14, 2015: LAC-DET 35 years, 239 days 37
Dirk Nowitzki Jan. 29, 2014: DAL-HOU 35 years, 224 days 38
Sam Jones Jan. 29, 1969: BOS-SEA 35 years, 219 days 39
Dirk Nowitzki Jan. 11, 2014: DAL-NOP 35 years, 206 days 40
Elgin Baylor Feb. 27, 1970: LAL-CHI 35 years, 164 days 42
Elgin Baylor Feb. 22, 1970: LAL-BOS 35 years, 159 days 39
Elgin Baylor Feb. 11, 1970: LAL-SFW 35 years, 148 days 43
Elgin Baylor Feb. 7, 1970: LAL-PHO 35 years, 144 days 41
Clyde Drexler Nov. 5, 1997: HOU-LAC 35 years, 136 days 43
Dan Issel Feb. 22, 1984: DEN-SAS 35 years, 120 days 36
Walter Davis Jan. 6, 1990: DEN-UTA 35 years, 119 days 36
Larry Bird March 15, 1992: BOS-POR 35 years, 99 days 49
Dan Issel Jan. 26, 1984: DEN-CHI 35 years, 93 days 37
Elgin Baylor Dec. 14, 1969: LAL-SEA 35 years, 89 days 37
Elgin Baylor Dec. 7, 1969: LAL-ATL 35 years, 82 days 36
Reggie Miller Nov. 8, 2000: IND-MIL 35 years, 76 days 41
Alex English March 21, 1989: DEN-HOU 35 years, 75 days 37
Lenny Wilkens Jan. 6, 1973: CLE-LAL 35 years, 70 days 36
Paul Pierce Dec. 19, 2012: BOS-CLE 35 years, 67 days 40
Alex English March 10, 1989: DEN-MIA 35 years, 64 days 51
Michael Jordan April 18, 1998: CHI-NYK 35 years, 60 days 44
Michael Jordan April 11, 1998: CHI-ORL 35 years, 53 days 37
Michael Jordan April 5, 1998: CHI-HOU 35 years, 47 days 40
Michael Jordan April 3, 1998: CHI-MIN 35 years, 45 days 41
Alex English Feb. 2, 1989: DEN-ATL 35 years, 28 days 36
Michael Jordan March 10, 1998: CHI-MIA 35 years, 21 days 37
Alex English Jan. 24, 1989: DEN-NJN 35 years, 19 days 43
Michael Jordan March 8, 1998: CHI-NYK 35 years, 19 days 42
Alex English Jan. 5, 1989: DEN-GSW 35 years, 0 days 37