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Old 06-28-2017, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Dirk has had 1 season over 20 ppg since turning 34.
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I expect LeBron to be a 20-5-10 guy in the 2 last years of his career.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:35 PM
 
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I take that

I expect LeBron to be a 20-5-10 guy in the 2 last years of his career.
But that ain't the Lebron we currently know. A 20 ppg Lebron probably playing 27-28 mpg will need another star to step up and carry the team...sorta like Magic coming along when Kareem was 32-41 yrs old. Kareem was still putting up good numbers in his mid 30s but he didn't have to be the best player on the team. And I'd say Lebron at 34+ will have A LOT more mileage than your typical 70s or 80s star that went to college 4 years. Expecting a player to play well against Father Time is more hope than expectation. I hope all the current stars are playing elite basketball at 35+ but I don't expect it.

Desire is the other thing we can't really get a read on. Lebron might be at a level where he doesn't desire playing unless he's one of the best in the league. I won't be totally surprised if Lebron suddenly calls it quits at 34 or 35...especially with a few more finals runs under his belt.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:43 PM
 
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But that ain't the Lebron we currently know. A 20 ppg Lebron probably playing 27-28 mpg will need another star to step up and carry the team...sorta like Magic coming along when Kareem was 32-41 yrs old. Kareem was still putting up good numbers in his mid 30s but he didn't have to be the best player on the team. And I'd say Lebron at 34+ will have A LOT more mileage than your typical 70s or 80s star that went to college 4 years. Expecting a player to play well against Father Time is more hope than expectation. I hope all the current stars are playing elite basketball at 35+ but I don't expect it.

Exactly since he started playing at the age of 18 he will start to slow down in 2 years.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:44 PM
 
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Exactly since he started playing at the age of 18 he will start to slow down in 2 years.
LeBron is not your typical human.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:48 PM
 
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LeBron is not your typical human.
I thought the same thing about Clyde Drexler and Allen Iverson but father time reminded both of them that the NBA is a young man's game.
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:01 AM
 
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With the all the rest and I assume better training I do hope the current crop of stars can eek out an extra season or two. Granted, I remember hearing about Kobe taking great care of his body and then boom he's basically gone.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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Clippers rebuild mode
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:59 AM
 
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With the all the rest and I assume better training I do hope the current crop of stars can eek out an extra season or two. Granted, I remember hearing about Kobe taking great care of his body and then boom he's basically gone.
Kobe never "took great care of his body"
Dude never rested, played injured constantly, his ego wouldn't allow him to sit. All you ever heard was how tough he was for playing with injury cxxx or injury yyyy
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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Why is nobody talking about Paul Millsap- he's a terrific player. Cleveland would do well to sign him- much better than Love.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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LeBron is not your typical human.
Mileage is real. LeBron has made deep playoff runs for nearly a decade. He was near the top of the league in minutes played last season. Not to mention he plays a very taxing style of basketball. Plus, he's chasing guys around on the perimeter.

I remember 34 year old Kobe well. Yes, he put up great offensive numbers. But I also remember he could no longer defend. That is where age really stings wing players. They have to put so much energy into scoring they really have nothing left for the other side of the ball. And if you look closely you can already see this happening with LeBron.
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