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5ass
11-21-2011, 08:59 PM
I have to say its steve nash, even jordan wasnt as gd as nash at that age imo. Nash put up 11 apg with 15 ppg at the age of 37.

Bishnoff
11-21-2011, 09:09 PM
Kareem at 37:

22 PPG
7.9 RPG
3.2 APG
2.1 BPG
0.599 FG%

He also won a Championship that year, was Finals MVP, and 4th in MVP regular season voting.

Nash is great for his age, but Kareem was better.

JordansBulls
11-21-2011, 09:13 PM
I have to say its steve nash, even jordan wasnt as gd as nash at that age imo. Nash put up 11 apg with 15 ppg at the age of 37.

Jordan didn't even play at 37. He was 39 when he came back and he had a 20.8 PER the same as Nash had at 37.

still a fan
11-21-2011, 09:15 PM
Shaq, Grant Hill, J. Kidd, Nash, Bowen (Mr Defense), Camby,

Makes a nice list:

How about over 42?

Mutumbo comes to mind!

Bruno
11-21-2011, 09:23 PM
The greatest 37 year old to suit up was KAJ.

He put up regular season numbers of: PER- 22.9, TS% of .628, WS- 11.2 on a WS/48 of 0.204 in 1985.

In the playoffs he put up nearly identical numbers, while leading the Lakers to the championship, where he won Finals MVP. His numbers were nearly identical to Magics for the season and post-season. LA beat Boston, KAJ won he second Finals MVP.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAL/1985.html

Bruno
11-21-2011, 09:25 PM
Kareem at 37:

22 PPG
7.9 RPG
3.2 APG
2.1 BPG
0.599 FG%

He also won a Championship that year, was Finals MVP, and 4th in MVP regular season voting.

Nash is great for his age, but Kareem was better.

x2.

JJ_JKidd
11-21-2011, 09:50 PM
Skyhook

j-bay
11-21-2011, 10:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMU8fSwu5yo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMeJ1fJWOI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye-0ghhY7uw&feature=related

i don't see steve nash scoring 51 points as a 38 yr old!

BuddhaMONK
11-21-2011, 10:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMU8fSwu5yo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMeJ1fJWOI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye-0ghhY7uw&feature=related

i don't see steve nash scoring 51 points as a 38 yr old!

yea, but he lead the league assists at 38

j-bay
11-21-2011, 10:50 PM
yea, but he lead the league assists at 38

still michael was unstoppable even at the age of 38

sep11ie
11-22-2011, 12:07 AM
LeBron. Only cause I still don't believe he's as young as they say. The dude looks 40.

number1nykfan25
11-22-2011, 12:38 AM
maybe not the best dont even know if he played after 37 but sam cassell pretty decent older player.

number1nykfan25
11-22-2011, 12:42 AM
delete

Bruno
11-22-2011, 06:12 PM
still michael was unstoppable even at the age of 38

I don't know if I'd refer to a guy shooting a TS% clip of .468 as being unstoppable. He had some great games with the Wiz, but large in part he struggled to score efficiently once returning the second time.

mightybosstone
11-22-2011, 06:56 PM
I'd easily go with KAJ, but I feel like Robert Parish deserves an honorable mention. He posted 15, 11 and 1 block per game with a .637 TS%, .198 WS/48 and a 20.6 PER at age 37. And his numbers in the postseason were nearly as impressive, although they lost in the second round to the Pistons.

beasted86
11-22-2011, 07:08 PM
Kareem Abdul Jabaar and Karl Malone crap on Steve Nash's accomplishments at age 37. And what makes it worse is both of them were 37 before the season started. Whether using their seasons at 36 or 37, they still crap on Nash. Nash turned 37 mid season.

This is a waste of a thread.

mightybosstone
11-23-2011, 02:10 PM
Kareem Abdul Jabaar and Karl Malone crap on Steve Nash's accomplishments at age 37. And what makes it worse is both of them were 37 before the season started. Whether using their seasons at 36 or 37, they still crap on Nash. Nash turned 37 mid season.

This is a waste of a thread.

Malone and the Jazz also got beat in the first round that season and he posted a .484 TS% and a .048 WS/48 in that five-game series with the Mavs. I bring this up not only because I loathe Karl Malone, but because if you're going to praise a guy for regular season stats you should also rip him for his postseason failures.

And I don't think this is a waste of a thread. I actually think it's interesting to look at the careers of players with excellent longevity. I'll be interested to see how much longer Nash will play, if he'll switch times and get a decent shot at a title run and at one point his game will start to deteriorate.

dodie53
11-23-2011, 07:46 PM
jabbar
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KnicksorBust
11-23-2011, 08:10 PM
It's no fun when someone steals your answer before you get to post it. There's a reason he's the all-time leading scorer. You have to age well to pull that off.


Kareem at 37:

22 PPG
7.9 RPG
3.2 APG
2.1 BPG
0.599 FG%

He also won a Championship that year, was Finals MVP, and 4th in MVP regular season voting.

Nash is great for his age, but Kareem was better.

:clap:

beasted86
11-23-2011, 08:53 PM
Malone and the Jazz also got beat in the first round that season and he posted a .484 TS% and a .048 WS/48 in that five-game series with the Mavs. I bring this up not only because I loathe Karl Malone, but because if you're going to praise a guy for regular season stats you should also rip him for his postseason failures.

And I don't think this is a waste of a thread. I actually think it's interesting to look at the careers of players with excellent longevity. I'll be interested to see how much longer Nash will play, if he'll switch times and get a decent shot at a title run and at one point his game will start to deteriorate.

So what were Steve Nash's playoff stats at 37 yrs old?

:yawn:

For a guy who played like absolute trash the 2nd half of the season when he actually did turn 37 years old in February, this topic is very much a waste. If anything praise Nash for how good he was at age 36, because at 37, he wasn't remotely close to being the best player all time:

10.0 PPG
11.6 AST
3.3 TOV
40.6 FG%
35.9 3PT%
33.2 MIN

Really? That's the best player all time at 37? Not guys who had better stats, impacted both ends of the floor, or lead their team to the playoffs?

Anilyzer
11-24-2011, 02:31 AM
I have to say its steve nash, even jordan wasnt as gd as nash at that age imo. Nash put up 11 apg with 15 ppg at the age of 37.

why don't we just vote Nash as the supreme fanboy superstar super-commander of all time and get it over with