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Old 02-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #18
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Default Re: How old do you think you can carry on playing basketball til?

Originally Posted by TylerOO
It has nothing to do with age, its all about your body. Im gonna play until I physically cant.

Well, it has something to do with age, but essentially I agree.

With age typically comes more responsibility at home and on the job. Those things cut into time previously spent playing ball or exercising. The body is slower to recover and quicker to atrophy. It's a vicious cycle.

For most serious players, it's when your feet go. As Barkley has said "Most players have bad knees. ALL players have bad feet."

Agree with some of the "older" (all probably 20 years younger than me) posters who say that it reaches a point where the game isn't fun anymore. It's tough to go from competing athletically with all comers to being happy jogging for jumpers.
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