When Miami’s Udonis Haslem appeared on the Complex Sports Podcast earlier this week, the topic of James Harden’s trade came up. Haslem knew Miami wasn’t going land Harden, adding, “I would’ve aged 15 years trying to be his OG. He would have had to move into the guest house to keep a close eye on him.”
Indeed, Haslem may not have his youthful exuberance anymore. At 40 years old, he is the oldest player in the NBA. His teammate, Andre Iguodala, is the second-oldest. And while it seems superstar players are entering the league younger and younger, the NBA betting favorite to win the championship — the LA Lakers — have four players ages 34 or older.
For the diehard fans who have been watching the NBA for years, if you want to feel old, check out the list below of the oldest players in the league.
Oldest NBA Players
As of Jan. 19, 2021
|Udonis Haslem||Miami Heat||40|
|Andre Iguodala||Miami Heat||36|
|Carmelo Anthony||Portland Trail Blazers||36|
|JJ Redick||New Orleans Pelicans||36|
|LeBron James||Los Angeles Lakers||36|
|Marc Gasol||Los Angeles Lakers||35|
|Paul Millsap||Denver Nuggets||35|
|P. J. Tucker||Houston Rockets||35|
|Chris Paul||Phoenix Suns||35|
|Taj Gibson||New York Knicks||35|
|Trevor Ariza||Oklahoma City Thunder||35|
|Jared Dudley||Los Angeles Lakers||35|
|LaMarcus Aldridge||San Antonio Spurs||35|
|Dwight Howard||Philadelphia 76ers||35|
|Rajon Rondo||Atlanta Hawks||34|
|Kyle Lowry||Toronto Raptors||34|
|George Hill||Oklahoma City Thunder||34|
|Goran Dragić||Miami Heat||34|
|Garrett Temple||Chicago Bulls||34|
|Al Horford||Oklahoma City Thunder||34|
|Rudy Gay||San Antonio Spurs||34|
|Jeff Green||Brooklyn Nets||34|
|Wesley Matthews||Los Angeles Lakers||34|
|Lou Williams||Los Angeles Clippers||34|
|Aron Baynes||Toronto Raptors||34|
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