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Experience: 14 years
The Lakers are 1-4 in their last five games and a lot of people are pointing the finger of blame at Kobe Bryant. People can say whatever they want about these Lakers during the regular season, but everyone knows this is a different team, and Kobe is a different player when it truly matters.
They've won the last two NBA titles, and Kobe owns the MVP trophies for those series.
Each year he gets older, and people start to wonder if he's lost a step or slowed down in any way. If he has, he makes up for it in other ways.
He doesn't just score, he is the leader of the most successful franchise in NBA history. He is such a leader, he's almost an assistant to Phil Jackson, the greatest coach in NBA history.
He can rebound, pass and defend as well as any shooting guard in the league. He can take over any game, and is one of the most clutch performers of all-time.
This season he's averaging 26.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
He's not only the best player over the age of 30, he's one of the best players in the NBA, no matter what the age.