This has been said a lot in the past, but now it's undeniable: the NBA is in good hands. We have seen many incredible players make their way to the league, improving their level every season until becoming big figures in the association.
We are just a couple of weeks away from the end of the season, and every award has been given, and every honorary list has been revealed. Earlier this week, we learned about the All-NBA Teams, which feature the best players of the season.
As usual, some selections raised eyebrows around the competition, but it's fair to say that most fans were happy with the final results. Some players like Jayson Tatum think that the teams should be positionless, so Joel Embiid would have made it to the first one, while Charles Barkley stated that LeBron James deserved to be on a better team than Kevin Durant.
Well, despite these controversies, the teams are well constructed and their members deserved their spots. The All-NBA First Team is full of talent, and there's one fun fact about them that makes things even more interesting.
Every player on the All-NBA First Team is 27 or younger, which hasn't happened since a long time ago. The Score recently shared a graphic with the stat, explaining that the league hadn't seen anything like it since the 1954-55 season.
Devin Booker (25), Luka Doncic (23), Giannis Antetokounmpo (27), Jayson Tatum (24) and Nikola Jokic (27) aren't older than 27, which is incredible. First, this means that the new generation is already taking over the league. Second, being young doesn't mean you can't be a superstar in the NBA.
In the 1954-55 NBA season, Bob Cousy (27), Larry Foust (27), Neil Johnston (26), Bob Pettit (22), and Dolph Schayes (27) all made it to the All-NBA First Team. We had to wait 67 years to see this happening again, and it's fair to say the wait was worth it.
These players were expected to take over the league in the next couple of years, but it seems like the future is now. More stars like Ja Morant, Trae Young, LaMelo Ball, and more are also knocking on this door, so perhaps we see an even younger team next season. For now, once again we say: the NBA is in good hands.