Professional basketball players cannot play at the highest level for a long time due to the tight schedule of matches and intense training. However, in addition to the individual's physical fitness, genetics is also very important in this case.
When it comes to basketball, at least the elite part of NBA basketball, until recently the story of the oldest player in the league was closely related to Miami Heat player Udonis Haslem, who was more the glue for the ranks in that team than he spent time on the floor.
Of course, he rarely got a chance considering his age, but he was also useful in some important situations for Miami. But last season it was seen that he no longer has the strength or fitness to compete in the most elite basketball competitions in the world.
Shortly after his retirement, things changed a bit and the title of oldest was taken over by someone completely unexpected. One big name well known to everyone is currently officially the oldest player competing in the NBA.
Namely, this year there won't be anyone older than the Lakers wing player and one of the best of all time - LeBron James.
After so many years of top-level play, Lebron James is currently the oldest player in the NBA
He is currently the oldest at 38 years old, and he will turn 39 on December 30.
Behind him is PJ Tucker, then Chris Paul, Taj Gibson, while the fifth position is occupied by Kyle Lauri. Unlike Udonis Haslem, James will be counted on by his team. It really seems incredible that James has been playing basketball at the highest level for almost two decades.
Lately, from some of his statements, it was understood that he might retire soon, but this season we will surely watch him and enjoy his skills. Whether you liked him or not, the great career behind this great player will remain deeply inscribed in the history books.
And we can't wait for the start of the new season to enjoy the game of this surely one of the best basketball players ever born.