Many teams still relying on old-timers to contribute 2008-09-22 :: Site Title
Many teams still relying on old-timers to contribute 2008-09-22
The accepted wisdom is that in the absence of any debilitating injuries, the peak of an NBA player's career usually lasts only four years, between his 28th and his 32nd birthdays. That's when his body is still sprightly and he's presumably learned what the game is all about.
Of course, several players have stretched their peak seasons far beyond these boundaries Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Robert Parish, Kevin Willis, Karl Malone, Reggie Miller and John Stockton just to name a few.