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I couldn't find this compiled anywhere, so I did it myself. You're welcome!

From Basketball-reference.com, I found 23 players older than 35 still in the Association as I type this:

23. Jermaine O'Neal (C, Warriors) born October 13, 1978 (35 years, 35 days as of 11/17/2013)
22. Shane Battier (PF, Heat) September 9, 1978 (35 years, 69 days)
21. Kobe Bryant (SG, Lakers) August 23, 1978 (35 years, 86 days) (injured)
20. Chris Andersen (C, Heat) July 7, 1978 (35 years, 133 days)
19. Dirk Nowitzki (PF, Mavericks) June 19, 1978 (35 years, 151 days)
18. Shawn Marion (PF, Mavericks) May 7, 1978 (35 years, 194 days)
17. Jamaal Tinsley (PG, Jazz) February 28, 1978 (35 years, 262 days)
16. Kenyon Martin (PF, Knicks) December 30, 1977 (35 years, 322 days)
15. Paul Pierce (SF, Nets) October 13, 1977 (36 years, 35 days)
14. Jason Terry (SG, Nets) September 15, 1977 (36 years, 63 days)
13. Nazr Mohammed (C, Bulls) September 5, 1977 (36 years, 73 days)
12. Manu Ginóbili (SG, Spurs) July 28, 1977 (36 years, 112 days)
11. Pablo Prigioni (PG, Knicks) May 17, 1977 (36 years, 184 days)
10. Vince Carter (SF, Mavericks) January 26, 1977 (36 years, 295 days)
9. Chauncey Billups (SG, Pistons) September 25, 1976 (37 years, 53 days)
8. Antawn Jamison (PF, Clippers) June 12, 1976 (37 years, 158 days)
7. Kevin Garnett (PF, Nets) May 19, 1976 (37 years, 182 days)
6. Tim Duncan (PF, Spurs) April 25, 1976 (37 years, 206 days
5. Andre Miller (SG, Nuggets) March 19, 1976 (37 years, 243 days)
4. Ray Allen (SG, Heat) July 20, 1975 (38 years, 120 days)
3. Mike James (PG, Bulls) June 23, 1975 (38 years, 147 days)
2. Derek Fisher (PG, Thunder) August 9, 1974 (39 years, 100 days)
1. Steve Nash (PG, Lakers) February 7, 1974 (39 years, 283 days)

The reason I wanted to find this in the first place was that there was a supposition that the reason Jason Collins (born December 2, 1978 - 34 years, 350 days) hadn't been signed somewhere in the Association as a free agent didn't have anything to do with the fact that he's old and not good enough at basketball to earn a new contract (an argument which would usually work against Jarron Collins, by the way). I'm not sure this list is going to win anyone over who has already made up their minds, but I thought it was worth placing on the Internet somewhere where I could find it.

(edited by CRZ on 17.11.13 1854)


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Kurt Thomas isn't kicking around anymore? I really enjoyed watching his old man game last year with The Knicks. Heck, they could still use him and he has more game left than poor A'mare.
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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    Kurt Thomas isn't kicking around anymore? I really enjoyed watching his old man game last year with The Knicks. Heck, they could still use him and he has more game left than poor A'mare.
He was injured and waived late last year. I only know this because it bumped the title of oldest man in the Association from him to Grant Hill (now retired).



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23 players seems pretty low, how does it compare to the other "Big 4 sports"?

I guess since Steve Nash is 39 then the most you'd sign Collins for is 4 years? Is that too long of a contract in the NBA?
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    Originally posted by Dawg
    23 players seems pretty low, how does it compare to the other "Big 4 sports"?

    I guess since Steve Nash is 39 then the most you'd sign Collins for is 4 years? Is that too long of a contract in the NBA?


Injury problems Steve Nash has suffered thru this year (and last) means he may no longer "active" at any moment, so he's probably not the benchmark to use here.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
    Originally posted by Dawg
    23 players seems pretty low, how does it compare to the other "Big 4 sports"?

    I guess since Steve Nash is 39 then the most you'd sign Collins for is 4 years? Is that too long of a contract in the NBA?


Yes four years is a very long commitment in the NBA
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.55
    Originally posted by Dawg
    23 players seems pretty low, how does it compare to the other "Big 4 sports"?

    I guess since Steve Nash is 39 then the most you'd sign Collins for is 4 years? Is that too long of a contract in the NBA?


I bet one could get 23 NFL players easy just from the pool of kickers and punters.



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Jason Collins hasn't played more than 49 games in a season since 2007-08. He has career averages of 3.6 PPG, 3.8 RPG, and 0.9 APG, and even that PPG average is deceiving, because his season-high was 6.4, back in '04-'05.

I'm pretty sure the reason no one's given him a contract is because he frankly isn't very good, and is kinda old. Which won't stop some people from saying that it's because he's gay.

In fact, I can't recall who it was exactly, but during the offseason at least one NBA player said that Collins should be guaranteed a contract for 2013-14, which is a fairly straightforward case of reverse discrimination in my humble opinion.

If, for example, Samuel Dalembert (career averages 7.9/8.0/0.5) were to come out as gay, I don't think anyone would have thought twice about offering him a contract, because it's clear from his current season's contributions (7.5/6.6/0.5) that he still has plenty to offer.

At least, I hope that's the case. I'm fully willing to admit to naivete about these sorts of things.

(edited by ekedolphin on 18.11.13 1718)


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All that is true, but when you have a team like the Knicks who need a big man and have Chris Smith on the roster simply because of his brother it makes you wonder what teams are thinking. Or maybe just what are the Knicks thinking.

What are the Knicks thinking?

(And no I don't think Collins is the big man they need, but still)
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