5 Stars Whose 2014 NBA Playoffs Could Be Their Last

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5 Stars Whose 2014 NBA Playoffs Could Be Their Last

Nostalgia is a big part of sports. Fans look back fondly on their favorite players when they competing in their prime, but Father Time catches up to everyone eventually. Is it possible that we’ll be seeing a variety of the NBA’s biggest stars play their final postseason in 2014?

While youth and athleticism have helped guide teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors, squads with proven veterans tend to win consistently based on their basketball IQ and overall experience.

One such example is the San Antonio Spurs, who get counted out by critics year after year for being too old or too slow yet continue dominating. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are clearly in the twilight of their respective careers, but is there a chance one or both of those guys will decide to hang it up at season’s end—especially if the Spurs deliver by winning the Larry O’Brien trophy?

As fans, we need to remind ourselves to appreciate the players we love watching before their ride off into the sunset—often times into the broadcast booth.

The following players may ultimately decide to return, but then again, what if they don’t?

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