Oldest NBA Players In 2021

Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat handles the ball against JaKarr Sampson #14 of the Indiana Pacers on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Kim Klement - Pool/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kim Klement – Pool/Getty Images)

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 HaslemMiami Heat40
Andre IguodalaMiami Heat36
Carmelo AnthonyPortland Trail Blazers36
JJ RedickNew Orleans Pelicans36
LeBron JamesLos Angeles Lakers36
Marc GasolLos Angeles Lakers35
Paul MillsapDenver Nuggets35
P. J. TuckerHouston Rockets35
Chris PaulPhoenix Suns35
Taj GibsonNew York Knicks35
Trevor ArizaOklahoma City Thunder35
Jared DudleyLos Angeles Lakers35
LaMarcus AldridgeSan Antonio Spurs35
Dwight HowardPhiladelphia 76ers35
Rajon RondoAtlanta Hawks34
Kyle LowryToronto Raptors34
George HillOklahoma City Thunder34
Goran DragićMiami Heat34
Garrett TempleChicago Bulls34
Al HorfordOklahoma City Thunder34
Rudy GaySan Antonio Spurs34
Jeff GreenBrooklyn Nets34
Wesley MatthewsLos Angeles Lakers34
Lou WilliamsLos Angeles Clippers34
Aron BaynesToronto Raptors34

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Sam Herder is a writer for BetMGM and HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.