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NBA Stars Who Are Exceeding the Hype in 2012-13

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NBA Stars Who Are Exceeding the Hype in 2012-13
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As most NBA players begin to reach a certain age, their overall skills start to slowly decline accordingly. Then you have the rare wonders who continue to produce at a high level in spite of their age. These are the players people remember for years to come and who stand out as special among the rest

This season has been full of players who fit this mold. Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, at age 35, continues to be one of the premier scorers in the NBA. As of late, it's as though nothing can stop him and he will single-handedly carry Boston out of its funk.

Similarly, Kobe Bryant remains among the best offensive threats in the league, and he is 34. Until he gets that sixth championship ring and ties the legendary Michael Jordan, he will refuse to slow down and will continue to produce at a high volume.

Other ageless wonders are not necessarily producing as much as Pierce and Bryant, but are still posting respectable numbers as a whole. In terms of what we anticipated from them this season, they have far exceeded expectations.

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