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Frank Costanza
02-11-2009, 09:40 AM
With the way the Nba is, some players enter at the tender age of 18-20 then there are others who do a full 4 extra yrs after high school b4 being rookies in this mans league, question at what age is player entering his prime? and is it more of yrs experience or striaght age giving the edge to the younger entries

laker1000
02-11-2009, 09:46 AM
It depends, but 29-30 seems about right.

Faneik
02-11-2009, 09:47 AM
28-31. voted 29-30...

MooseWithFleas
02-11-2009, 09:53 AM
How is 25-26 not there... Thats when most players have their statistically best seasons

hotdogbun
02-11-2009, 10:17 AM
so lebron isnt in his prime yet???!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!??

MTone8788
02-11-2009, 10:30 AM
A player enters his prime when he enters his prime haha. At the end of his career you look back and can point out his prime.

This thread and poll is so stupid and rediculous, sorry, but at the end of the day do you really care what age people chose a player is most likely to enter his prime?

Frank Costanza
02-11-2009, 10:32 AM
A player enters his prime when he enters his prime haha. At the end of his career you look back and can point out his prime.

This thread and poll is so stupid and rediculous, sorry, but at the end of the day do you really care what age people chose a player is most likely to enter his prime?

hey dikwad no one asked you to reply, why do you care if this thread exists, we here in the main room ask any and every possible question that can relate to this game, we have debates on such things , age and primacy is one of the topics , and ****face post more than 126 b4 you trying calling out threads bumbafoo

FaceDown91
02-11-2009, 10:36 AM
its not up there but i would go with 28-29. that one seems more right to me. but i voted 29-30.

JordansBulls
02-11-2009, 10:36 AM
Between 24-30

DrDEADalready
02-11-2009, 11:00 AM
I think its diffent for everybody. Some will with there prime earlier or later than others. there's no correct answer.

cHi8DaL5LA420
02-11-2009, 11:01 AM
yyou have really high number there... i think they are all wrong it happens before that...**** guys now are dominating right out of college get your facts straight this isnt 1980's

lakers4sho
02-11-2009, 11:03 AM
By age 29 to 31 you should be on your peak...

IRUAM #21
02-11-2009, 12:38 PM
26-29

what54!?
02-11-2009, 12:39 PM
25-32

kingjanjic
02-11-2009, 12:46 PM
How is 25-26 not there... Thats when most players have their statistically best seasons

not really, look at jordans, kobes, iversons, best seasons, which is when they r 27-32, n they r the best we have seen so id say thats the prime years

but when ur kobe n jordan, ur prime is till like 35 n ur a allstar till u retire point blank period

still1ballin
02-11-2009, 12:53 PM
29-30

JJ81
02-11-2009, 01:08 PM
It's different for every player, there is no set age.

MJ-BULLS
02-11-2009, 01:26 PM
29-30

Tom81
02-11-2009, 02:10 PM
26-30

DerekRE_3
02-11-2009, 02:13 PM
Depends on the player. Look at T-Mac, he's 29, yet is already on the way down.

mitch91
02-11-2009, 02:27 PM
i went with 27-28, but as many other have said people hit their peaks at different stages. though imo the average peak age would be around 27-30

mitch91
02-11-2009, 02:32 PM
sorry wrong thred

chicagowhitesox
02-11-2009, 02:45 PM
depends a lot on the player, but i'd estimate around 27-28.

MTone8788
02-11-2009, 03:34 PM
hey dikwad no one asked you to reply, why do you care if this thread exists, we here in the main room ask any and every possible question that can relate to this game, we have debates on such things , age and primacy is one of the topics , and ****face post more than 126 b4 you trying calling out threads bumbafoo


Awww me sowwie Frankie boy did I hit a soft spot? Oooh! YOU HAVE MORE POSTS THAN ME!! Aww you must be something special, hail Frankie hail frankie.

Maybe I'd post more if there were less pointless stupid meaningless threads like this haha.


And what I said is true, they enter there prime when they do, you analyze after their career or when its winding down. Sometimes players don't even reach their prime because of injuries (example: Grant Hill). Or, you never get to see a player in his prime (example: Arvydas Sabonis). There's some input, happy?

Frank Costanza
02-11-2009, 04:27 PM
Awww me sowwie Frankie boy did I hit a soft spot? Oooh! YOU HAVE MORE POSTS THAN ME!! Aww you must be something special, hail Frankie hail frankie.

Maybe I'd post more if there were less pointless stupid meaningless threads like this haha.


And what I said is true, they enter there prime when they do, you analyze after their career or when its winding down. Sometimes players don't even reach their prime because of injuries (example: Grant Hill). Or, you never get to see a player in his prime (example: Arvydas Sabonis). There's some input, happy?

bumbafoo ill be happy when your post count hits 500,

VCaintdead17
02-11-2009, 04:31 PM
also, ramon is just hitting his prime.

22 apparently

lol

L@ker4Life
02-11-2009, 04:53 PM
bumbafoo ill be happy when your post count hits 500,

WTH does post count have to do with anything? You dont base the validity of someones opinions based on post count. Some people on here think they have some sort of seniority because they have posted more. I have been a member since 07 and only have like 500 posts or something. That doesn't make my opinion matter less or diminish my basketball knowledge, does it? I personnaly choose not to post much because there are a lot of people on here trying to be internet tough guys and no it alls and or what not. Plus only about 30% of posters on here have any idea what they are talking about.

MTone8788
02-12-2009, 12:18 AM
WTH does post count have to do with anything? You dont base the validity of someones opinions based on post count. Some people on here think they have some sort of seniority because they have posted more. I have been a member since 07 and only have like 500 posts or something. That doesn't make my opinion matter less or diminish my basketball knowledge, does it? I personnaly choose not to post much because there are a lot of people on here trying to be internet tough guys and no it alls and or what not. Plus only about 30% of posters on here have any idea what they are talking about.


Bullseye.

Only 30% though? That's kind of high.

Frankie keep worrying about your post count and your desire to learn what the average age users of prosportsdaily.com believe a basketball player is in his prime. Really. It's pretty interesting. I'm glad you made this thread because I have been curious myself. Chalk me down for 27-28! Those sure are the glory years! All two of the them. Thanks Frankie, thanks.

Lost Art
02-12-2009, 12:23 AM
Its different for every player. I'd say most players reach their highest level at about 25-26 and that can either last just a couple years.........or all of the way to their mid 30's. It really depends on the player :shrug:

Chronz
02-12-2009, 01:01 AM
It used to be ages 25-33 now there are alot of 22-29's, if you were to ask me Id say its a result of the athletic evolution of the sport, either players are getting smarter at a younger age making the need for athletic ability more pressing, or players are getting dumber and unable to continue their longevity with the athletic loss. I see different examples of each so its hard to say with certainty but it truly does depend on the player and his health.

albertc86
02-12-2009, 01:02 AM
I have to go with 27-28. That's when the wisdom starts to be applied more. In superstars, that's when they attack the rim less and start mastering the fundamentals.

greg_ory_2005
02-12-2009, 01:04 AM
I'd say around 27.

oldenpolynice
02-12-2009, 01:37 AM
Can I vote "none of the above"? Most NBA players have their best years between 25 and 27.

LakerzDQ
02-12-2009, 07:51 AM
a player enters his prime at about 25.

27-29 is their mid prime, and they fall out at around 31-33.

there's not choice for 25...