The 2020/21 NBA season will bring a lot of emotions for fans with all the players that returned and the teams that are ready to fight for the championship. We've seen some of these players ball for quite some time now and they're not ready to call it quits in the NBA. However, if you take a look at the ages of our favorite NBA players, you'll realize than they're closer to retirement than to their prime.
Starting from the biggest name in the league, LeBron James. He's 16 days away from turning 36 years old and even though he's still playing at a high level, the King isn't getting any younger and we could be seen one of his last season playing at the highest level.
Carmelo Anthony, now playing with the Portland Trail Blazers, is 36 already. Just like Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, who are sitting at 35 right now. Some big names that aren't there yet but are getting closer are Stephen Curry (32), Kevin Durant (32), James Harden (31), Russell Westbrook (32), Jimmy Butler (31), Damian Lillard (30) and more players are reaching the 30s, which means their window to win a title is closing and their level is starting to decrease.
The end of an era is coming to an end and we can't do nothing to avoid that. We just have to appreciate these players while they're still around and don't take them for granted. We have celebrated them, cheered against them and more. These players have given us plenty of emotions and this season won't be the exception. It's time to appreciate that before it's too late.
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