Aging Gracefully in the NBA

Aging Gracefully in the NBA

Chris Bosh made sure to correctly answer the question.

He recently was asked what it was like being a teenager the first time he watched Tim Duncan play in the NBA.

Bosh, the Miami Heat center, remembered it differently. He had yet to reach his teenage years.

"Not to make him feel old, I might not have been a teenager," Bosh said. "I might have been a preteen."

When the Heat play the San Antonio Spurs and the 36-year-old Duncan Thursday, it will mark yet another vintage yet still effective player they will face.

If last season was the year of the lockout, then this season belongs to the aging veteran. Duncan and the Heat's Ray Allen are among those still playing at a high level despite being in the twilight of their careers.

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