Predicting Which NBA Stars Will Play Until They're 40

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Predicting Which NBA Stars Will Play Until They're 40
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The Big Four-O is a milestone age for all of us.

Few professional athletes get to reach 40 while still in the spotlight. To do so in the NBA takes about a 20-year career, plus loads of good fortune and smart decisions.

There is a crop of star players currently teetering on the edge of their mid-to-late 30s. Whether they make it to 40 depends heavily on their contract situation, as well as team success and personality. 

On top of that, there may be a few younger stars on whom we can take an educated stab in the dark. There may even be one rookie who could make it to 40, when all is said and done. 

It is an impressive feat to be able to play with the best of the best this late in one's career. If they are able to last past their fourth decade on this planet, still playing in the league, it may just be their finest accomplishment.

40 is a lot of candles, so take a deep breath, fellas. 

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