i hate mj. but i'm part of the believers in that guys like kobe and jordan are ageless because of their brain and ability to shoot fades/pump fake/back people down and their footwork will always make up a bit for their lack of speed
especially with todays rules and the 2010's being the weakest era of all time.
now on defense obviously they have to play roaming and off the ball allot.
kobe can still dig in defensively if he wanted. but his offense would suffer. and now he can only pick his spots.
i think kobe takes way better care of his body than jordan
kobe rarely drinks alcohol. he says he doesnt have a big apatite. and he hates partying. all he does is work out
he has zero percent body fat in his 18th season coming up
i always thought the reason guys like vince and tmac started to really slow down was because they looked fat in the face
and if they have fat chins... they probably have a belly or no abs under that jersey
same as mj in 2002 and 2003. he was overweight. its why he sucked. i think if he kept the weight off he woulda made 2nd team all nba atleast
he missed 3rd team all together though..
i think kobe will play 20+ years... easly keep a 25ppg scoring average till his last days as a 39-40 year old
hes that great at keeping his body in great condition.
all jordan can do these days are post up fade aways and "any miss no rebounds auto check 1 on 1's"
jordan still has the talent and the mind. and with germany treatment he could have the knees again. its the fact that hes a slob.
hulk hogan and arnold schwarzenegger at age 50 both had peak bodys with little fat on them...
its not impossible