Father Time will eventually best everyone currently on an NBA roster, but there are quite a few who have put up a valiant fight so far in the 2012-13 season.
Age is nothing but a number for a select group of veterans this year, most of whom have been All-Star level talents for more than a decade. Simply put, these seemingly ageless wonders are doing things that players in their mid-to-late 30s aren't supposed to do. And more importantly, there's a very good chance that all of them will help lead their respective teams into the playoffs this season.
Players like Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd are reshaping how we think about "older" players. No longer will we assume that someone with 12-plus years in the league is due for a decline; as we've seen this year, there are those who get better with age.
(Note: All statistics are accurate as of Dec. 25)