#6: Jamal Crawford posts 50
Jamal Crawford put a relatively positive bookend on arguably the worst the season in Phoenix Suns history when the 39-year-old put up 50 points in the team’s final game.
51 to be exact.
Crawford became the oldest player in NBA history to put up at least 50 points in a game, surpassing the GOAT, Michael Jordan, who previously held the geriatric honor.
That wasn’t the only superlative this performance garnished. Crawford became the first player to put up 50 points in a game with four different franchises.
On top of that, it was also the first time anyone who didn’t start scored 50 points in a game.
While it put a positive cap on the Suns’ wretched season, it also put a nice exclamation mark on a remarkable 19-year Jamal Crawford career.
While he didn’t want to admit it at the time, this was likely Crawford’s last game in the NBA. Although he officially hasn’t retired, no team seems to be interested in picking up someone who will turn 40 this season (save for Atlanta and 43 year-old-Vince Carter, of course).
Regardless of whether or not Crawford plays in the league again, he gave the Phoenix Suns a closing bright spot on an otherwise miserable year.