Respect Your Elders: 10 NBA Veterans Who Will Suffer From The Impending Lockout

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Respect Your Elders: 10 NBA Veterans Who Will Suffer From The Impending Lockout
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I know it’s going to happen.

You know it’s going to happen.

And David Stern knows it’s going to happen.

There will be a lockout in the 2010-2011 NBA season.

While it certainly affects all of us, a potential whole year of basketball gone could signal the end of a few careers of some prominent names around the league.

It could also mean that we won’t get to see Theo Ratliff play for his tenth team; a real shame since I’m sure Phil Jackson would let Ratliff borrow that nifty Roman numeral ‘X’ hat that he wore after winning his tenth championship.

While some players might be thinking that they have one more year left in their legs, the choice may not be left up to them, forcing them to retire a year earlier and enter the real estate business well before they wanted to.

Let’s take a look at the ten oldest players in the NBA and the likelihood that we’ll see them a year and a half from now if no basketball is played next season.

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