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 Feb 28, 2024, 9:23 AM
  • LeBron James (39 years old) is the oldest active player in the NBA.
  • James was drafted as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
  • Other players on the list include P.J. Tucker, Chris Paul, and Kyle Lowry, and Garrett Temple.

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 top 10 oldest NBA players, with their ages as of Feb. 28, 2024.

Ranking Oldest NBA Players in 2024

RankPlayerTeamAge
1LeBron JamesLakers39 years, 61 days
2P.J. TuckerClippers38 years, 300 days
3Chris PaulWarriors38 years, 299 days
4Kyle LowryHeat37 years, 341 days
5Garrett TempleRaptors37 years, 297 days
6Al HorfordCeltics37 years, 271 days
7Jeff GreenRockets37 years, 185 days
8Mike ConleyTimberwolves36 years, 141 days
9Danny GreenSixers36 years, 252 days
10JaVale McGeeKings36 years, 41 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.