Ranking the Best NBA Players at Least 30 Years Old

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Ranking the Best NBA Players at Least 30 Years Old
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Who said this is a young man's game?

As far as I can see, from this top-10 list of the league's best players 30 years of age or older, the NBA has some wily veterans that aren't yet convinced that their respective careers are on the decline.

In fact, five of the past six Finals MVPs are on this list, and a few of them won their first Finals MVP when they were already in their 30s. Even though their physical regression begins around the age of 30, these players begin to use their mental capacity in order to prolong their careers. Michael Jordan went to work on improving his jump shot when he hit the proverbial age of decline.

Kobe Bryant has taken a similar approach. His ability to get to the rim isn't nearly the same as it used to be, so he's taken the approach of shooting jumpers at a higher volume. Eventually, Dwyane Wade will need to do the same once his body starts to disobey him.

We take the time to celebrate the league's great veterans with a top-10 list dedicated to what they have accomplished since turning 30 and their influence on the court from a physical and mental standpoint.

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