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They showed a statistic on TNT in the Wolves-Wizards game where he has played around the same amount of minutes in his career as guys like Dikembe Mutombo, Cliff Robinson, Gary Payton, etc. There were a few more names, but I can't remember who they were, but they were all 35+ years old. Garnett is only 29. When you think about it, it makes plenty of sense. Over a decade of playing 40 minutes per game for 80 games per season without injuries will do that. He has a lot of miles on him and I wonder if he'll slow down earlier than usual because of it? Pretty amazing.
 

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Personally I think he could play til he's in his late 30s.

Considering he isn't carrying alot weight(like Shaq for example) and been pretty damn healthy throughout career. Also while he plays hell of alot of minutes he doesn't "bang"...

..I see no reason (outside of that knee) why couldn't be this genrations Karl Malone. Play at this level or close to it until he's about 34 then have a slow decline where he isn't as athletic but damn productive.
 

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Garnett's absurdly good. That he's also durable and has great endurance is a bit unfair. The very definition of a franchise player.
 

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almost a triple double... 25points 13 reb 9assists... he also said that hes not gonna change teams.. hes twolves for good...
 

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I looked it up, and he's coming up on 30,000 minutes played. He's not that close to GP (over 43K) or Cliffy (about 40K). But he is close to Mutombo and Shaq (both around 33K). Still a lot, especially for a 29 year old.

Another thing that's amazing, is that he's played just over half of Kareems total minutes (57,446). :eek:
 

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Also, Arenas is the underhyped version of Dwyane Wade.

While we're on the subject of great talents and the Minnesota-Washington game.
 

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well he started right out of high school so you gotta factor that into it. if he played into his 40s, he will shatter the record for most minutes played easily
 

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Most durable player in the league and it's not even close. He's having another fantastic season.
 

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DuMa said:
well he started right out of high school so you gotta factor that into it. if he played into his 40s, he will shatter the record for most minutes played easily
:eek8: 40s?! try mid to late 30s.
 

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but Wade is a better defender and more effecient.
 

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Hard not to respect KG and all he has accomplished. Durability has been incredible. He has missed 13 games in 10 years. Wow.

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but Wade is a better defender and more effecient.
:laugh:
 

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KG has time and again proven himself to be a very hardworking and dependable all-star. Its amazing how healthy he has remained considering all the minutes he has been playing in the league. Hope he continues to stay out of injury and he continues his great game. He is truly an awesome player. No matter what team you are a fan of, you gotta admit that he is a spectacular player and any team would love to have him in their team. :clap:
 

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I'm pretty sure KG has had a lot of other injuries but he's just not the kind of guy that makes excuses.

Gotta really respect that.
 

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:eek8: 40s?! try mid to late 30s.
if OLD MAN WILLIS could do it at 42, then i dont see why KG cant at 41 or 42.
 

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if OLD MAN WILLIS could do it at 42, then i dont see why KG cant at 41 or 42.
But then again, Willis came into the league at around 22 or 23 and a lot of those years he really didn't play starter minutes. As a matter of fact he hasnt played a full season in a long time. I don't ever see KG deteriorating to a point where he'll only be playing 5-8 minutes a game. He'll probably retire before he ever becomes a bench warmer.
 

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Also, Arenas is the underhyped version of Dwyane Wade.
Who can shoot.

I love that guy.

And Garnett's durability is almost unparalleled by today's players. Especially among the franchise stars and even more especially the franchise big men.
 
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