Welcome to the Endzone: Old Souls

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: December 1, 2009

“Time wounds all heels”.

— Michael Pritchard.

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — Nets partial owner Shawn Carter (aka “Jay-Z”) has said that “30 is the new 20”.

But most athletes despite their aching ankles, sore knees, broken-down backs, banged-up bodies, and rescending hairlines deny that they are getting older like former beauty queens with wrinkled up faces and sagging breasts.

As a result, today in the “Endzone”, we take a look at the new 30-something club in the NBA.

1. Kobe Bryant (31)

It seems just like yesterday when he was going to the prom with R&B singer Brandy.

2. Derek Fisher (35)

He was drafted 22nd overall the same year as Kobe. This old fish can still can swim with the sharks in the tank.

3. Shaquille O’Neal (37)

The Shaq Diesel is slowing down and running out of gas.

4. Jason Kidd (36)

He is not a kid anymore!!

5. Tim Duncan (32)

Duncan always played like an old man.

6. Antonio McDyess (35)

Even with two bad knees, he still will dunk on you.

7. Steve Nash (35)

The fast breaker is starting to pump his breaks.

8. Allen Iverson (34)

He’s too young and too good to retire.

9. Vince Carter (32)

He does more layups than dunks these days.

10. Tracy McGrady (30)

He is still a baby! A cry baby.

11. Richard Hamilton (31)

Give him an oxygen mask.

12. Ray Allen (34)

They say the hair is the first thing to go when you get older, but his jump shot is still wet.

13. Kevin Garnett (33)

He is starting to have growing pains. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

14. Paul Pierce (32)

He is a little older but still fierce.

15. Rasheed Wallace (35)

H e’s going to be a grumpy old man with hair like Bill Russell.