Once you’re out of college, it is no longer an advantage to have an old team.
Sometimes, it works. Sometimes, having an abundant collection of veterans on one roster comes in handy, particularly in the postseason.
But oftentimes, having a bunch of old players on your roster has the opposite effect. It means guys are more prone to injury or declining statistics or fatigue. Eventually, “veteran” becomes a euphemism for “old and useless.”
And it means that those veteran teams could be more likely to be destroyed by the up-and-coming stars in the league. Look at what happened to the Lakers last year when they ran into the Thunder in the playoffs.
Here’s a look at the sports universe’s wily old teams.