(2001) 38-year-old Michael Jordan scores 51 points vs the Hornets, 24 in the 1st quarter!

December 29th of 2001, a 38-year-old Michael Jordan set a franchise record by scoring 24 first-quarter points and finishing the game with a total of 51 against the Charlotte Hornets.

The 50-point game came just two days after the lowest scoring game of his career (6 points) and marked the first 50+ game for him since 1997 when he scored 55 against…Washington!

”I’m pretty sure you guys were saying how old I was,” Jordan said. ”And I wanted certainly to make a statement offensively.”

The GOAT stat line: 51 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 38 minutes (21-38 FG, 9-10 FT)




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