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  • All – 25 and Under

    Votes: 6 15.8%
  • All – 26-30

    Votes: 30 78.9%
  • All – 31 and Over

    Votes: 2 5.3%

All-Age Teams

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All-Age Teams​


All – 25 and Under

STARTERS:
C - Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) (25)
F - Amare Stoudamire (Phoenix Suns) (23)
F - Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz) (25)
G - Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) (24)
G - LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (21)

BENCH:
Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) (21)
Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards) (24)
Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors) (21)
Pau Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies) (25)
Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls) (25)
Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs) (23)
Jason Richardson (Golden State Warriors) (25)

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All – 26-30

STARTERS:
C - Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) (29)
F - Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) (27)
F - Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves) (29)
G - Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (27)
G - Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) (30)

BENCH:
Ray Allen (Seattle Supersonics) (30)
Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets) (29)
Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers) (27)
Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns) (27)
Tracy McGrady (Houston Rockets) (26)
Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers) (27)
Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) (28)

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All – 31 and Over

STARTERS:
C - Shaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat) (34)
F - Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons) (31)
F - Grant Hill (Orlando Magic) (33)
G - Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets) (32)
G - Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns) (32)

BENCH:
Marcus Camby (Denver Nuggets) (31)
Sam Cassell (Los Angeles Clippers) (36)
Michael Finley (San Antonio Spurs) (33)
Jalen Rose (New York Knicks) (33)
Jerry Stackhouse (Dallas Mavericks) (31)
Rasheed Wallace (Detroit Pistons) (31)
Chris Webber (Philadelphia 76ers) (33)


All ages from ESPN.com as of March 21, 2006
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All 26-30 and it's not even remotely close.
mysterio said:
All 26-30 and it's not even remotely close.
Roger that.
No doubt about it what so ever.
25-under team is the most explosive.

26-30 is VERY talented and better composed

31-over have tons of expirience but not as athletic
^^^oh yeah, my pick is 26-30 team
gio30584 said:
25-under team is the most explosive.

26-30 is VERY talented and better composed

31-over have tons of expirience but not as athletic
I reckon the exact same could be said for pretty much every single era of NBA competition.

Its a given that the younger players will be more athletic, hungrier to make a name for themselves and play a much more uptempo style of game. Chances are that, particularly the younger of this category, havent had much playoff experience due to the fact that they were more than likely high draft picks, therefore playing for a team in its rebuilding stages. Its all about experience, and most of these guys will lack what it really takes to be considered a premium player/All Star

Its also a given that the 26-30 will be the best players in the league, simply because they are still young enough to have athleticism, but also have more of a knowledge of the game of basketball and what it takes to win in the NBA. Chances are these guys will have some good Playoff experience also, which always makes a better player. Ive noticed that every single great player's stats go up 1-2ppg or more in playoff time. I think you'll find there are more All-Stars in this bracket than any other (though I may be wrong as I havent actually researched this).

Once again, with the older players, chances are their career is almost over, they are on a slide and of course, every good thing has to come to an end. Most of these players (of any era) would have been an All-Star at one point in time, but most likely before they turned 30. Of course these are the guys that have the experience and the game head, but dont have the body/fitness to match. Most players retire in their early - mid 30's so usually the last 2-3 seasons of that have been on a slide downwards, as with nearly every physical sport. However, statistically speaking, this is where you are more likely to find rings, but thats only because they have had more years to do so, and I would put money on the fact that of the top 12 players above 30 that have rings (of any era) the majority of them were won in their late 20's.

Obviously everything I have stated above is a generalization, and you're always going to have exceptions to the rule (LeBron for example), but I think its a fair generalization.
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if you add chris paul to the under 25 team(and put him or parker at starting pg) and move lebron to starting forward, the under 25 team has a shot.

but 26-30 is the best team. which is about right. that should be their primes.
magohaydz said:
I reckon the exact same could be said for pretty much every single era of NBA competition.

Its a given that the younger players will be more athletic, hungrier to make a name for themselves and play a much more uptempo style of game. Chances are that, particularly the younger of this category, havent had much playoff experience due to the fact that they were more than likely high draft picks, therefore playing for a team in its rebuilding stages. Its all about experience, and most of these guys will lack what it really takes to be considered a premium player/All Star

Its also a given that the 26-30 will be the best players in the league, simply because they are still young enough to have athleticism, but also have more of a knowledge of the game of basketball and what it takes to win in the NBA. Chances are these guys will have some good Playoff experience also, which always makes a better player. Ive noticed that every single great player's stats go up 1-2ppg or more in playoff time. I think you'll find there are more All-Stars in this bracket than any other (though I may be wrong as I havent actually researched this).

Once again, with the older players, chances are their career is almost over, they are on a slide and of course, every good thing has to come to an end. Most of these players (of any era) would have been an All-Star at one point in time, but most likely before they turned 30. Of course these are the guys that have the experience and the game head, but dont have the body/fitness to match. Most players retire in their early - mid 30's so usually the last 2-3 seasons of that have been on a slide downwards, as with nearly every physical sport. However, statistically speaking, this is where you are more likely to find rings, but thats only because they have had more years to do so, and I would put money on the fact that of the top 12 players above 30 that have rings (of any era) the majority of them were won in their late 20's.

Obviously everything I have stated above is a generalization, and you're always going to have exceptions to the rule (LeBron for example), but I think its a fair generalization.
I hear you, but the draft classes in the late 90s were really strong regardless of age. Possibly more HOFers are going to be produced by the those born from 1975-1979 than any other 5 year period with exception to those born in the early 60s.
tdizzle said:
All-Age Teams​


All – 25 and Under

STARTERS:
C - Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) (25)
F - Amare Stoudamire (Phoenix Suns) (23)
F - Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz) (25)
G - Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) (24)
G - LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (21)

BENCH:
Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) (21)
Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards) (24)
Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors) (21)
Pau Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies) (25)
Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls) (25)
Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs) (23)
Jason Richardson (Golden State Warriors) (25)

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All – 26-30

STARTERS:
C - Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) (29)
F - Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) (27)
F - Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves) (29)
G - Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (27)
G - Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) (30)

BENCH:
Ray Allen (Seattle Supersonics) (30)
Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets) (29)
Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers) (27)
Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns) (27)
Tracy McGrady (Houston Rockets) (26)
Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers) (27)
Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) (28)

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All – 31 and Over

STARTERS:
C - Shaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat) (34)
F - Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons) (31)
F - Grant Hill (Orlando Magic) (33)
G - Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets) (32)
G - Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns) (32)

BENCH:
Marcus Camby (Denver Nuggets) (31)
Sam Cassell (Los Angeles Clippers) (36)
Michael Finley (San Antonio Spurs) (33)
Jalen Rose (New York Knicks) (33)
Jerry Stackhouse (Dallas Mavericks) (31)
Rasheed Wallace (Detroit Pistons) (31)
Chris Webber (Philadelphia 76ers) (33)


All ages from ESPN.com as of March 21, 2006
old players suck compared to other ages :cry:
Some of the starting slots should be redone. For instance it's sort of strange to start both Nash and Kidd; their starting five should have another outside threat- or take out Grant Hill and start Sheed.

Anyways, can't fight time... the 30+ team is too riddled with injuries and age.

26-30 in any era should be the ideal range, with most players still atheletic enough and have enough experience.
tdizzle said:
All-Age Teams​


All – 25 and Under

STARTERS:
C - Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) (25)
F - Amare Stoudamire (Phoenix Suns) (23)
F - Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz) (25)
G - Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) (24)
G - LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (21)

BENCH:
Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) (21)
Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards) (24)
Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors) (21)
Pau Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies) (25)
Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls) (25)
Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs) (23)
Jason Richardson (Golden State Warriors) (25)

Not a Howard fan, huh? :raised_ey
Looking at these teams it is obvious the league is full of young stars.
just a quick question: is t-mac only 2 years older than d-wade
You should split up the U-25 into U-21 and U-25

U-21
Paul
Lebron
Carmello
Bosh
Dwight

That's a pretty sick team.
Lebbron said:
You should split up the U-25 into U-21 and U-25

U-21
Paul
Lebron
Carmello
Bosh
Dwight

That's a pretty sick team.
With good bench player, he can play for title..
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