Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action
July 16, 2021 By Sourav
The National Basketball Association or NBA is internationally famed for bringing together the most talented basketball players and displaying their skills to the world. The oldest player ever was Nat Hickey who was 45 years old when he played in the 1947-48 season for the last time. Let’s now take a look at the countdown of the Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action.
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Players as young as 18 years old are selected to be part of this world-class basketball organization. Many of the players have worked extremely hard to stay fit, and have also worked on their skills to be part of the NBA at an age when most players choose to retire from the game completely or move into coaching, presentation, management, etc.
10. Dirk Nowitzki
In the 10th place on our list of Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action, is Dirk Nowitzki. Born on June 19, 1978, he has recently turned 42.
Milwaukee Bucks picked him as the 9th pick in the 1998 NBA draft and later traded him to the Dallas Mavericks.
He has been a part of the Mavericks ever since and is considered one of the greatest power forwards in the history of the sport. Besides his success in the NBA, he has been part of the German team since 1997 and retired in early 2016.
9. Paul Pierce
In the 9th place on our list of Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action, is Paul Pierce. Born on October 13, 1977, the 42-year old will turn 43 in a few months.
Boston Celtics chose him as the 10th pick in the 1998 NBA draft. Since 2013, he has played for the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, and Los Angeles Clippers in three seasons, now playing with the Los Angeles Clippers.
He was part of the US National Team in 2002, and though selected in 2006, he could not play due to surgery.
8. Jason Terry
In the 8th place on our list of Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action, is Jason Terry. Born on September 15, 1977, the 42-year old will turn 43 about a month before Pierce.
Atlanta Hawks drafted him as the 10th pick in the 1999 NBA draft. Since 2004, he has played for the Dallas Mavericks till 2012, and then shifted to the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, and Houston Rockets.
He’s playing with the Rockets since 2014. Besides his colorful NBA career, he was part of the US squad in 2001.
7. Nazr Mohammed
In the 7th place on our list of Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action, is Nazr Mohammed. Born on September 5, 1977, the 42-year old will turn 43 just 10 days before Terry.
He played for Africa in 2015. Philadelphia 76ers picked him as the 29th pick in the 1998 NBA draft.
Since 2001, he has played for the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Chicago Bulls. He joined the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016.
6. Manu Ginóbili
In the 6th place on our list of Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action, is Manu Ginóbili.
Born on July 28, 1977, the 42-year old is on the verge of turning 43, with less than a month to go. He started his NBA career as the 57th pick in the 1998 NBA draft. Since 2002, he has played for the San Antonio Spurs.
He is from a basketball family. His father Jorge was a coach at a Bahia Blanca club; his brothers Leandro and Sebastian have also been note-worthy players. He is one of the best players on the Argentine national team.
5. Pablo Prigioni
In the 5th place on our list of Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action, is Pablo Prigioni. Born on May 17, 1977, has turned 43 just about a month ago.
This undrafted player signed a contract with the New York Knicks in 2014; he was 35 then and was the oldest NBA rookie. He is one of the greatest NBA players of all time.
Pablo has also been part of the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers, being associated with the latter since 2015 till now. Pablo has also been part of the Argentinian national team that won the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic tournament.
4. Vince Carter
In the 4th place on our list of Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action, is Vince Carter.
Born on January 26, 1977, he turned 43 in January this year. Golden State Warriors chose him as the 5th pick in the 1998 NBA draft and later traded him to the Toronto Raptors.
He has represented the New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Memphis Grizzlies, whom he plays for now. Besides being noted for his performances in the NBA, he has also performed well for the US team.
3. Kevin Garnett
In the 3rd place on our list of Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action, is Kevin Garnett. Born on May 19, 1976, he turned 44 in May this year. Minnesota Timberwolves first drafted him as the 5th pick in the 1995 NBA draft.
He was the first NBA player in 20 years to be drafted straight out of high school.
Kevin then represented the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, before moving back to the Timberwolves in 2016, whom he plays for now. He was part of the US team that won the 2000 Olympics gold. Garnett is the oldest NBA player to win MVP which he achieved in 2004.
2. Tim Duncan
In the 2nd place on our list of top 10 oldest NBA players in 2020 is Tim Duncan. Born on April 25, 1976, he turned 44 in April, a month before Garnett.
San Antonio Spurs got him on their side as the 1st pick in the 1997 NBA draft. He has represented the team ever since. Duncan has also been part of the United States national basketball team.
He is considered the greatest power forward of all time. Off the court, he is noted for creating the Tim Duncan Foundation that is associated with welfare works.
1. Andre Miller
In the 1st place on our list of Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action, is Andre Miller. Born on March 19, 1976, he turned 44 this year, about a month before Duncan.
Cleveland Cavaliers first picked him as the 8th pick in the 1999 NBA draft.
He then played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, and San Antonio Spurs, playing for the Spurs in the current season, besides the US national team.
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So, that’s our Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Currently In Action in the 2015-16 season, as of June 2016. These players, for several years of being associated with the NBA, have made great contributions to the sport of basketball, and have meanwhile made their own personal records, too. Their experiences have made them capable of gifting the fans with some of the best moments in the NBA, and let’s hope that they continue to make the game better for many more years to come!