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

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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PlayerGameAgePoints
Michael JordanFeb. 21, 2003: WAS-NJN40 years, 4 days43
Michael JordanFeb. 1, 2003: WAS-NOH39 years, 349 days45
Michael JordanJan. 4, 2003: WAS-IND39 years, 321 days41
Karl MaloneMarch 12, 2003: UTA-ORL39 years, 231 days40
Michael JordanJan. 26, 2002: WAS-PHO38 years, 343 days41
Michael JordanJan. 24, 2002: WAS-CLE38 years, 341 days40
Kareem Abdul-JabbarMarch 16, 1986: LAL-HOU38 years, 334 days43
Michael JordanDec. 31, 2001: WAS-NJN38 years, 317 days45
Michael JordanDec. 29, 2001: WAS-CHH38 years, 315 days51
Kareem Abdul-JabbarFeb. 6, 1986: LAL-HOU38 years, 296 days46
Kareem Abdul-JabbarFeb. 2, 1986: LAL-NYK38 years, 292 days40
Michael JordanNov. 16, 2001: WAS-UTA38 years, 272 days44
Karl MaloneDec. 8, 2001: UTA-GSW38 years, 137 days39
Kareem Abdul-JabbarFeb. 24, 1985: LAL-NYK37 years, 314 days39
Kareem Abdul-JabbarFeb. 5, 1985: LAL-HOU37 years, 295 days40
Kobe BryantFeb. 2, 2016: LAL-MIN37 years, 163 days38
Karl MaloneDec. 20, 2000: UTA-PHI37 years, 149 days41
Julius ErvingApril 17, 1987: PHI-IND37 years, 54 days38
Johnny GreenDec. 20, 1970: CIN-DET37 years, 12 days39
Shaquille O’NealFeb. 27, 2009: PHO-TOR36 years, 358 days45
Patrick EwingMarch 30, 1999: NYK-IND36 years, 237 days37
Karl MaloneNov. 20, 1999: UTA-MIL36 years, 119 days40
Robert ParishDec. 8, 1989: BOS-DEN36 years, 100 days38
Dale EllisNov. 11, 1996: DEN-TOR36 years, 97 days37
Kobe BryantNov. 16, 2014: LAL-GSW36 years, 85 days44
Kobe BryantNov. 4, 2014: LAL-PHO36 years, 73 days39
Walter DavisNov. 9, 1990: DEN-SEA36 years, 61 days41
Alex EnglishFeb. 17, 1990: DEN-NJN36 years, 43 days38
John HavlicekApril 11, 1976: BOS-WSB36 years, 3 days38
Kareem Abdul-JabbarApril 13, 1983: LAL-SAS35 years, 362 days38
Steve NashDec. 26, 2009: PHO-GSW35 years, 322 days36
Karl MaloneApril 8, 1999: UTA-GSW35 years, 258 days38
Jamal CrawfordNov. 14, 2015: LAC-DET35 years, 239 days37
Dirk NowitzkiJan. 29, 2014: DAL-HOU35 years, 224 days38
Sam JonesJan. 29, 1969: BOS-SEA35 years, 219 days39
Dirk NowitzkiJan. 11, 2014: DAL-NOP35 years, 206 days40
Elgin BaylorFeb. 27, 1970: LAL-CHI35 years, 164 days42
Elgin BaylorFeb. 22, 1970: LAL-BOS35 years, 159 days39
Elgin BaylorFeb. 11, 1970: LAL-SFW35 years, 148 days43
Elgin BaylorFeb. 7, 1970: LAL-PHO35 years, 144 days41
Clyde DrexlerNov. 5, 1997: HOU-LAC35 years, 136 days43
Dan IsselFeb. 22, 1984: DEN-SAS35 years, 120 days36
Walter DavisJan. 6, 1990: DEN-UTA35 years, 119 days36
Larry BirdMarch 15, 1992: BOS-POR35 years, 99 days49
Dan IsselJan. 26, 1984: DEN-CHI35 years, 93 days37
Elgin BaylorDec. 14, 1969: LAL-SEA35 years, 89 days37
Elgin BaylorDec. 7, 1969: LAL-ATL35 years, 82 days36
Reggie MillerNov. 8, 2000: IND-MIL35 years, 76 days41
Alex EnglishMarch 21, 1989: DEN-HOU35 years, 75 days37
Lenny WilkensJan. 6, 1973: CLE-LAL35 years, 70 days36
Paul PierceDec. 19, 2012: BOS-CLE35 years, 67 days40
Alex EnglishMarch 10, 1989: DEN-MIA35 years, 64 days51
Michael JordanApril 18, 1998: CHI-NYK35 years, 60 days44
Michael JordanApril 11, 1998: CHI-ORL35 years, 53 days37
Michael JordanApril 5, 1998: CHI-HOU35 years, 47 days40
Michael JordanApril 3, 1998: CHI-MIN35 years, 45 days41
Alex EnglishFeb. 2, 1989: DEN-ATL35 years, 28 days36
Michael JordanMarch 10, 1998: CHI-MIA35 years, 21 days37
Alex EnglishJan. 24, 1989: DEN-NJN35 years, 19 days43
Michael JordanMarch 8, 1998: CHI-NYK35 years, 19 days42
Alex EnglishJan. 5, 1989: DEN-GSW35 years, 0 days37