Ranking Oldest NBA Players in 2024

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James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on October 29, 2023 at Golden 1 Center.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Jun 12, 2024, 3:50 PM

While many struggle to stay in the NBA for even one season, some can play in the league for a very long time.

LeBron James is the oldest player in the NBA at 39 years old in his 21st season. He has played in the league since the 2003-04 season when the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him with the first overall pick.

“King James” has since become one of the greatest NBA players of all time and is an annual staple NBA odds betting markets.

Below is a list of the oldest NBA players, with their ages as of June 12, 2024.

Ranking Oldest NBA Players in 2024

RankPlayerTeamAge
1LeBron JamesLakers39 years, 165 days
2P.J. TuckerClippers39 years, 38 days
3Chris PaulWarriors39 years, 37 days
4Taj GibsonPistons38 years, 354 days
5Kyle LowryHeat38 years, 79 days
6Garrett TempleRaptors38 years, 35 days
7Al HorfordCeltics38 years, 9 days
8Jeff GreenRockets37 years, 289 days
9Wesley MatthewsHawks37 years, 242 days
10James JohnsonPacers37 years, 103 days

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.