Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers line-up on Tuesday (Dec. 30), after sitting out a few games, to lead his team to a 111-103 win over the Denver Nuggets.
The NBA superstar also earned his 21st career triple-double with 23 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds… and ended the Lakers’ three-game losing streak.
According to ESPN.com, Kobe is the second-oldest among active players to record a triple-double at 36 years, 129 days, trailing only Tim Duncan, who was 38 years, 224 days when he had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Memphis on Dec. 5.
Bryant also shot 6 of 11 from the floor, giving him 25,000 field goal attempts for his career. The only players who’ve attempted more shots in NBA history are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (28,307) and Karl Malone (26,210), according to STATS.
Despite the win, it’s going to be an uphill battle for the Lakers this season, who sit at the bottom of their division with a 10-22 record.