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FaceDown91
08-05-2009, 11:49 PM
Which player do u think in the nba right now would still be really good at age 35+?

madiaz3
08-05-2009, 11:50 PM
No brainer: Kobe

JordansBulls
08-05-2009, 11:52 PM
Pretty good as in top 5 in the league?

loufor2
08-05-2009, 11:55 PM
Nash.... LOL.How old is he now??? like 33 or so??

Bashna
08-05-2009, 11:56 PM
Lebron, kobe, wade, rose, cp3, williams, basically any all-star that is currently playing? It's not like when you turn 35 your legs wither away and such. Look at nash, kidd, shaq, and grant hill, and many others. as for what Jordansbulls said, top 5? My only guess would be Lebron, and possibly kobe, pending on his jump-shot consistency as his age increases. There could be a correlation.

Streaky4Life
08-05-2009, 11:57 PM
Pretty good as in top 5 in the league?

well just almost or even as good as a certain player was when he is younger. For example, like could odom still play good at age 35 or more?

i think thats what he means

Bashna
08-05-2009, 11:57 PM
Nash.... LOL.How old is he now??? like 33 or so??

turns 36 in feb.

thapharcyd
08-05-2009, 11:58 PM
Yeah I would say Shaq obviously since he is like 37, lol, Nash, Kobe, Lebron, D12, Wade, CP3

J$mo0th_3o5
08-06-2009, 12:05 AM
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still1ballin
08-06-2009, 12:12 AM
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SanAntonioSpurs23
08-06-2009, 12:14 AM
If he stays healthy I would say Duncan. He does not rely on athleticism and is very fundamentaly sound.

Hellcrooner
08-06-2009, 12:15 AM
Those who dont relay on athleticism like Duncan, Dirk, Pau..

harlequin018
08-06-2009, 12:21 AM
Its going to be a smooth finesse type of player. Guys who play aggressively tend to get injured and really fall off in their early to mid 30s. Whoever said Dwayne Wade.... I dont think Wade even lasts til 35 in the league.

A guy like Ray Allen will have the least amount of fall off by 35. CP3 should still be solid, although I doubt he scores over 13-14 points per game as he loses speed. I think JR Smith of the Nuggest will have virtually no decline if he manages to keep his minutes at that age.

GSW fan
08-06-2009, 12:24 AM
Brandon Roy

*Superman*
08-06-2009, 12:34 AM
Robert Horry...

vash9
08-06-2009, 12:35 AM
Steve Nash.
Jason Kidd
Likely, Kobe Bryant
Shaq is still pretty dominant in the paint at age 37 or however old he is.
Tim Duncan
Kevin Garnett (If healthy, but if at this injured state, he's gone)
Dwight Howard
Chris Paul
Brandon Roy
Dirk Nowitzki
I still think Vince Carter can do it at age 35.
Rober Horry
Deron Williams

*Superman*
08-06-2009, 12:39 AM
Dikembe Mutumbo!!! too bad he retired.

_KB24_
08-06-2009, 12:40 AM
You have to either be dominant or fundamentally sound. Shaq is still dominant and look how old he is. Kobe is going to be great after 35. The problem I have with Lebron and Wade is they rely more on athleticism than skill, mostly Lebron. If they can develop that deadly jumper, than you could put them up their.

Zefflin
08-06-2009, 12:48 AM
Pretty good as in top 5 in the league?

I'll go with this top 5 thingy and say that right now if we plucked them from their homes, the players that will still be top five in the nba at age 35 will be Kobe, Duncan, and Dirk. I hate to say it but The 4 New Big C's (Cun+s) will be too...but it'll be fun to get revenge back. Umm, any other realistic around 30 year olds that will still be good are...Bosh, Odom, Big Shot Chaunce and Melo, Raja and Diaw, AP is money, Gasol and Redd, Peja and R Lewis, Turks, Arenas and Jamison will all probably still be good at that age. Basically anyone who doesn't constantly rely on their athletism.

Mavrix
08-06-2009, 12:48 AM
Dirk Nowitzki

He's 31 and his numbers havn't skipped a beat

J$mo0th_3o5
08-06-2009, 01:03 AM
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nbaguy123
08-06-2009, 01:03 AM
any superstar

Zefflin
08-06-2009, 01:14 AM
^^^ Wrong.

Raps18-19 Champ
08-06-2009, 01:16 AM
Mike james is up there.

BigEric
08-06-2009, 01:16 AM
Kenny Thomas.

But seriously, those who aren't the most psysically gifted but use craftiness and other aspects.

QuaLiThADoN
08-06-2009, 02:23 AM
No brainer: Kobe

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~ShOrTy~
08-06-2009, 02:37 AM
Robert horry is washed up, Kobe bryant will be in the league in till he's in his early 40z

ko8e24
08-06-2009, 02:38 AM
Lebron, kobe, wade, rose, cp3, williams, basically any all-star that is currently playing? It's not like when you turn 35 your legs wither away and such. Look at nash, kidd, shaq, and grant hill, and many others. as for what Jordansbulls said, top 5? My only guess would be Lebron, and possibly kobe, pending on his jump-shot consistency as his age increases. There could be a correlation.

ok, how the **** did derrick rose come into this conversation?? Are you kidding me? Dude's played 1 yr, there is no indication that he'd be good at 35 when dude's right now only 22. lol

azkarraga
08-06-2009, 02:38 AM
duncan.

Zefflin
08-06-2009, 02:40 AM
Very good friend, that listed already...you no see?

jazzfan4life
08-06-2009, 02:42 AM
shaq

Zefflin
08-06-2009, 02:48 AM
Haha, jesus man you're first post? Shaq and Duncan have been listed like 2 dozen times now. Shaq's even way over 35 so obviously he's proven...

:bang:

BkOriginalOne
08-06-2009, 02:53 AM
Kobe.

Zefflin
08-06-2009, 02:55 AM
One could only exspect an original joke from you OriginalOne.

Hellcrooner
08-06-2009, 03:00 AM
Kidd


oh wait

im playing with marked deck....

Reddd
08-06-2009, 03:05 AM
Dikembe will be back some day:cool:

SeoulBeatz
08-06-2009, 03:10 AM
the players that dont rely on athleticism will still be effective at 35.

my list would have to be

Tim Duncan
Dirk Nowitzki (that jumper will always be there, its not like he plays defense now anyway)
Al Jefferson (hes not that athletic to beginning with, but his array of postmoves will stay with him forever)
Deron Williams
Steve Nash
Hedo Turkoglu
Danny Granger
Kobe
Boozer

thats just a few names that come to mind

D1JM
08-06-2009, 03:19 AM
Aaron Gray, Since he hardly plays he will not have that much mileage in his knees. Dont underestimate the great White Panther!!!!!!!

ElGuapoIsKing
08-06-2009, 03:30 AM
antoine walker....

salimstoudamire
08-06-2009, 03:40 AM
KB24. He doesnt need athleticism like LeBron does to create his shots. His footwork is outstanding. He has so many different moves that require intelligence instead of his athleticism. Kobe is a smart player, which translates him into being a quality player at the age of 35.

bigsams50
08-06-2009, 03:47 AM
rip

Zefflin
08-06-2009, 03:53 AM
That's the first smart post I've seen you make. Haha, no offense sammyboy.

bigsams50
08-06-2009, 03:56 AM
hahaha, to each his own

Zefflin
08-06-2009, 03:58 AM
:rimshot:

BUCSFORLIFE123
08-06-2009, 03:59 AM
i doubt lebron would be able to keep it up, hes a driver and hes going to get hurt and its going to take a toll on his body.. kobe on the other hand is a shooter and last for years.
garnett and duncan are soon to be 35? i say theyre still pretty goood lol
nash is 35? i think and still playing at an elite lvl.
chris paul, dirk, bosh off top of my head

BUCSFORLIFE123
08-06-2009, 04:01 AM
KB24. He doesnt need athleticism like LeBron does to create his shots. His footwork is outstanding. He has so many different moves that require intelligence instead of his athleticism. Kobe is a smart player, which translates him into being a quality player at the age of 35.

exactly

LakeShowRaider
08-06-2009, 04:12 AM
LeBron cannot be on this list unless that fool develops a legit jumper.

With that said Kobe will the the best of the 35+ if that makes sense. I also expect him to stay on top til he retires.

BUCSFORLIFE123
08-06-2009, 04:14 AM
LeBron cannot be on this list unless that fool develops a legit jumper.

With that said Kobe will the the best of the 35+ if that makes sense. I also expect him to stay on top til he retires.

exactly haha lebron needs to work on his jump shot otherwise, past 35+ hes done

Tom81
08-06-2009, 04:37 AM
nash no doubt

JJ_JKidd
08-06-2009, 05:56 AM
Which player do u think in the nba right now would still be really good at age 35+?

Define really please? Like playing at the same level as now? Maybe Kobe, or any of those players that takes care of their body well.

DMOB23
08-06-2009, 06:23 AM
Kobe will retire , the year he averages under 24 points

mitch91
08-06-2009, 07:44 AM
somebody i dont think anybody has mentioned yet and will be 33 in september.....billups possibly?

i agree with kobe, nash, shaq is already past 35, duncan, ray allen, i think deron williams aswell

basically anybody who has a good shot and doesnt rely on bein athletic.

magichatnumber9
08-06-2009, 07:54 AM
i am not picking Lebron because I think his body is gonna start breaking down soon. Yeah I will go with Kobe

JayW_1023
08-06-2009, 08:12 AM
Jump shooters usually last pretty long...Reggie was still lighting people up at age 38. I think guys with great jump shots last the longest...because they don't per se have to get too physical to dominate as opposed to slashers or big men.

KnicksR4Real
08-06-2009, 08:57 AM
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Brooklyn Mets
08-06-2009, 09:10 AM
If he stays healthy I would say Duncan. He does not rely on athleticism and is very fundamentaly sound.

x2

Unruly Fan
08-06-2009, 09:26 AM
Ray Allen

Shahrose
08-06-2009, 09:40 AM
Dwight Howard

Diggy_2
08-06-2009, 09:56 AM
Kobe
Durant
Lebron
CP3
Dwight-he will be a dominant force in the NBA for a long time
Rose
Ray Allen-he will still be dangerous at that 3 point line
Dirk

Hawkeye15
08-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Chris Paul comes to mind. Al jefferson, he doesn't rely on athletic ability at all.

tland22
08-06-2009, 12:17 PM
I doubt D12 makes it that long in the league... he relies SOLELY on his strength and athleticism. I think TMAC will make a comeback and still be playing well...kinda like Grant Hill playing well at his old age. Kobe too.

TheMicrowave
08-06-2009, 12:26 PM
Ray Allen. He is a pure shooting for the most part. I see Ray being a competitor and good player for years to come. I can see Allen putting up 18 points a game at 35, maybe even more.

LBJ Kobe and Wade will all be good at that age, but will decline BIG time. LBJ Kobe and Wade rely heavily on their athleticism, especially LeBron. The older you get the more shooting you do and less driving to the lane.

JayW_1023
08-06-2009, 01:34 PM
I wouldn't really bet on Kobe being as good as MJ was at 36 because Kobe has already had alot of mileage and didn't have a baseball break or anything. Kobe at 37 will be a 20 year veteran...no way he will put up the same numbers MJ had in his comeback...too much milage there.

omen1078
08-06-2009, 02:45 PM
I have to disagree with pretty much all of you. I don't think it's playstyle. I think it's LIFEstyle. If a player eats right, works out/stretches consistently, gets 8-9 hours of sleep at night and not out chasing snatch all the time, he should be able to play until he's 40 or so, no matter who it is. Kobe, as far as I know, embodies these qualities, so he should be effective far past 35.

J$mo0th_3o5
08-06-2009, 02:50 PM
Man I can't imagine seeing Lebron in his 30's.

Raps18-19 Champ
08-06-2009, 02:52 PM
Kobe, Lebron, Wade, Paul, and a couple of others.

Mostly finesse players with the exception of a couple who has enough of a decent finesse game to last.

MiamiHeat
08-06-2009, 03:27 PM
You have to either be dominant or fundamentally sound. Shaq is still dominant and look how old he is. Kobe is going to be great after 35. The problem I have with Lebron and Wade is they rely more on athleticism than skill, mostly Lebron. If they can develop that deadly jumper, than you could put them up their.

Wade is working on it just you wait :cool:

taco917
08-06-2009, 05:14 PM
bruce bowen

jpfunk86
08-06-2009, 05:33 PM
Sean Marion

what54!?
08-06-2009, 05:35 PM
uh looking at players who rely more on a finesse game ray allen, carmelo, dirk, and durant possibly

magichatnumber9
08-06-2009, 05:47 PM
Kobe

Bashna
08-06-2009, 05:49 PM
I agree with Dirk and Durant, they will definitely still be beast at 35, I disagree with people saying Wade and Lebron will be bad/mediocore/suffer a ton, eveyone will suffer a BIT, but just because Lebron won't be as fast/powerful doesn't mean he'll be ineffective, he'll need to develope his jumper a BIT(Like most people do anyway) along with wade, and with his body, aslong as he keeps up a decent workout his Muscle mass won't dwindle, much like d12, i mean, Look at shaq.. Did you watch him last year? THAT MOFO IS HUGE in weight and muscle, but he still played great, fast, and with finesse at 37 so your arguement is nul.

IBleedPurple
08-06-2009, 06:16 PM
Chauncey Billups & Dirk are great choices

GeorgeMcCloud21
08-06-2009, 10:22 PM
Bryant & Nowitzki

JWO35
08-06-2009, 10:28 PM
Ron Artest
Rashard Lewis* (lol)
Devin Harris
Chris Paul
LeBron James

J_M_B
08-07-2009, 12:37 AM
Its a no brainier it's Kobe
He has an all around game that won't put all that wear and tear on his body and keep him going for years to come.

I can't see LeBron playing at the level he his playing at for another decade. He's not going to be 24 years old forever. His knees are going to start wearing down. Though if he can some how develop a consistent mid-range and 3 point shot then yeah I can see him still playing at a high level at the age of 35.

Though guys like Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, and Lebron James abuse their bodies so often with all the driving and dunking. It's going to shorten their careers because their bodies are just going to shut down on them.

the 1 and only!
08-07-2009, 12:56 AM
Kobe

BULLSDROSE1
08-07-2009, 12:58 AM
Lebron,Nash,Kobe,Dwight,Brandon Roy

Ovratd1up
08-07-2009, 01:17 AM
Kevin Durant!

others that haven't been mentioned very much are Pau Gasol, Andrea Bargnani, LaMarcus Aldridge, and possibly Jose Calderon.