I love watching the Los Angeles Lakers as much as the next guy, but their attempts to get back to the NBA Finals the past two seasons have exposed their greatest flaw: age. Once fluid and consistent, the team now seems stagnant and rickety.
Then again, such a thing is bound to happen to any one-time championship team. The sad truth of the matter is that top players start to slow down with age and at one point or another, their skills just aren't the same anymore.
With a handful of current NBA teams, that cruel reality is just starting to set in, even though one team is in the midst of a great run. Here are six over-the-hill teams that would be wise to start planning for an imminent rebuilding mode.