records relative to age

records relative to age

Postby Mike Goodman » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:52 pm

A Washington Post article mentions that Kobe Bryant carries the highest scoring average ever at such an advanced age.
It's a fact: at age 34, he is currently averaging 29.7 , and next is Jordan at 28.7
For players with at least half a season of games, the highest PPG at advanced ages:
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Age   Old Guys   yr    tm   Pts/G
43   Parish     '97   Chi    3.7
42   Parish     '96   ChH    3.9
41   Kareem     '89   LAL   10.1
40   Kareem     '88   LAL   14.6
39   K Malone   '03   Uta   20.6
38   Kareem     '86   LAL   23.4
37   K Malone   '01   Uta   23.2 *
36   K Malone   '00   Uta   25.5
35   English    '89   Den   26.5
34 - Kobe       '13   LAL   29.7 - 
33   Wilkins    '93   Atl   29.9
32   Jordan     '96   Chi   30.4
31   West       '70   LAL   31.4
30   Iverson    '06   Phl   33.0

* Malone doesn't really have the highest PPG at 37+, since Kareem was higher when a year older.
I guess Jerry West is the oldest player to average his age.
Ages defined by basketball-reference.com
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Re: records relative to age

Postby Mike Goodman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:20 pm

Kobe update: The above was posted Dec. 25. After a few more good games, Kobe topped out at 30.5 ppg through 32 games on Jan. 4
Through 55 games, Feb. 20, he had skidded to a 26.6 ppg season average. He's now back to 27.3, but he'll certainly not match Jordan's 28.7 at the same age.
He now ranks behind also Bernard King's 28.4 at age 34.
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Re: records relative to age

Postby Mike Goodman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:42 pm

Most rebounds per game at a given age:
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old rebounders   tm    year   age   RPG 
Robert Parish    Chi   1997   43    2.1
Dikembe Mutombo  Hou   2009   42    3.7 
Mutombo          Hou   2008   41    5.1
Karl Malone      LAL   2004   40    8.7   
Parish           Bos   1993   39    9.4
Dennis Rodman    Dal   2000   38   14.3 -- for 12 games
Rodman           LAL   1999   37   11.2 -- for 23 games
Parish           Bos   1991   37   10.6
Wilt Chamberlain LAL   1973   36   18.6
Wilt             LAL   1972   35   19.2
Bill Russell     Bos   1969   34   19.3
Wilt             LAL   1969   32   21.1
Wilt             Phl   1968   31   23.8
Wilt             Phl   1967   30   24.2

Wilt last rebounded his age when he had 25.7 rpg at age 25.
Russell only came close, with 22.7 at age 23.
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Re: records relative to age

Postby dsdurany » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:23 pm

Tim Duncan became the oldest player with 20-20 game (December 2013) against Atlanta Hawks.

Oldest player with Triple-Double: Karl Malone
Oldest player with 50-Point game: Michael Jordan
Oldest player with 40-Point game: Michael Jordan
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