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The average NBA player retires at the age of 36-37. They usually start at the age of 21-22 and have had high school and 1-2 years in College Hoops experience. Therefore, the usual Basketball shelf life of an average NBA player is 20 years.

There are, however, a few exceptions. As they are not really considered “normal” or average. Kevin Willis plays till now, but they are not significant minutes anymore.

The talk is about Jason Kidd. Drafted in 1994 as the #2 over-all next only to Glen “big dog” Robinson by the Mavericks. He was age 21 then. After mesmerizing everyone with his triple doubles, Kidd has cemented his name on the future Hall of Fame. He was technically league MVP in 2003 when he transformed the cellar-dwelling NJ Nets to the NBA Finals in back-to-back seasons.

Now at age 34, Kidd has displayed awesome abilities to STILL perform at the highest level. Not to mention that being PG is the most draining job of all, he and fellow future Hall of Famer Steve Nash seem to defy the Laws of Aging. As he has averaged a triple double in this year’s play-offs, he has shown there is much left from this guy. A hundred injuries and a divorce later, Jason Kidd is still the best PG in the NBA today. Pardon me Steve, you are a very close 2nd.

As early as this summer, the NJ Nets are bound to be disbanded. Vince Carter is likely to go to the Knicks or the Magic and Kidd, who has a 19M price tag is likely to be moved as well. Much to every fan’s dismay, a ring is highly unlikely. There will be a good 2 years left until we see the last of Jason Kidd.

Meanwhile, in Hollywood, an uprising has just been staged.

His name – General Kobe Bryant.
Deputy – Capt. Lamar Odom
Deputy – Lt. Col. Luke Walton
Militrary Adviser – Phil Jackson
Secretary of Defense – Kurt Rambis
Specialized Offense Tactician – Tex Winter
His cause – to win now more than ever or he will be bolting the team. Sounds like a reality check for management.
The Villain – Commander Mitch Kupchak and Crown Prince Jim Buss
The Kingdom – El Segundo, LA, California.
The Army – Los Angeles Lakers

Plot: Kobe demands another general to orchestrate the plan. He call for Gen. Jason Kidd to play side-by-side along with the deputies to salvage the team’s present demise. He calls Commander Kupchak a useless POS that does not secure enough ammunition to their army. Jimmy Buss is relying on Neophite Bazookaman Andrew Bynum to prevent nightmares of a once great Bazooka legend named Shaq. Kupchak assigns the marksman Vladimir Radmanovic as an assassin but was later immobilized due to an unforeseen avalanche in Salt Lake City around the ALL-STAR ceasefire.

Deputies Odom and Walton are often hurt in battle as the lack of crew help is provided. Yet the Strategists continue to watch the Squadron get hurt at the expense of the Greatest General in New History by providing a mediocre army.

The tale soon ends with a successful coup and Senator Jerry West is reinstalled as the Army’s new leader. He will then signal the GO on the acquisition of General Kidd as glory may be on the horizon. Another Warrior from the Nearby tribe is inkling for a win too. Perhaps he can join us a year after General Kidd enters camp. The Warrior said is Kevin Garnett.

  • Ouch

    My oh my … is Kobe that egotistical? …. does he not understand how he broke up his championship team? … does not understand how special that was? … does he really think that he can recreate a championship team… by demanding changes??? …. does he not realize that the team has no bargaining chips (thanks mostly to him)…true hollywood entertainment… I can’t wait to see how it ends, although I must be honest … I think that it will end disastrously for him, but hopefully not the lakers … stay tuned !!!

  • http://getgarnett.com ray

    to the dumbass that said kobe broke up a championship team. do u not remember that even when the lakers had kobe and shaq they lost two years in a row and i know iit was because we lost malone but if you have not noticed shaq is done. the first year with the heat shaq did not even make it to the finals so they had to go get an all star team to win a title and the next year when they needed shaq most they got swept and he has lenty of help. if you read the news today its clearly states that ric bucher misunderstood kobe and that he never said he would ask for a trade. he just said that if your not going to try and win then you might as well trade me. so get off our sight this is only for true lakers fans you bitch.

  • Rahil

    THE FUTURE(I HOPE)

    PG: Kidd – 15 ppg, 10 ast, 7 reb

    SG: Bryant – 35 ppg, 10 ast, 9 reb

    SF: Walton – 15 ppg, 5 ast, 5 reb

    PF: Odom – 20 ppg, 5 ast, 12 reb

    C: Garnett – 20 ppg, 3 ast, 15 reb
    ______________________________________

    Turiaf: 10 ppg, 1 ast, 4 reb

    Evans: 8 ppg, 1 ast, 2 reb

  • Ravi

    haha do you realistically expect kobe to get 10 ast a game, and the lakers to average 35 assists a game?

  • http://getgarnett.com jonas joseph

    Rahi ur dumb as fuck besides thats numbers r not possible with the triangle offence now heres da real lakers future 07-08 stats

    C-Pau Gasol-16.6ppg 3.1apg 7.8rpg
    Pf-Gerald Wallace-12.2ppg 2.9apg 6.3rpg
    Sf-Ron Artest-14.2ppg 4.7apg 5.6rpg
    Sg-Kobe Bryant-25.6ppg 6.2apg 5.5rpg
    Pg-Mike Bibby-11.9ppg 6.8apg 2.2rpg
    Bench
    C-Andrew Bynum-7.4ppg 1.3apg 7.7rpg
    Pf-Ronny Turaf-4.5ppg 2.6apg 4.7rpg
    Pf-Vladdameer Radnanovic-5.8ppg 3.1apg 4.7rpg
    Sf-Luke Walton-10.3ppg 4.9apg 4.5rpg
    Sf-Scottie Pippen-3.3ppg 3.5apg 2.4rpg
    Sg-Rodney Stucky(19draft pick 1st round)4.6ppg 3.5apg 2.2rpg
    Pg-Jordan Farmar-6.6ppg 4.7apg 2.2rpg
    hahahaha this are true lakers stats a tell me ehat u think abot this……

  • Umar

    uh…. i dont think they have enough cap space for this do they?

  • http://www.myspace.com/kebbbb KeBin

    to the first reply..”ouch” did you forget that shaq wanted an 80 million dollar extension? and that shaq was fuckin selfish as fuck and didnt want to take a paycut even tho he knows hes gonna be well into his 30s already? yes kobe wanted the extension too but id rather take younger than older wouldnt you? and shaq alone didnt win those championships buddy jus remember that so dont degrade kobe because if it wasnt for him honestly shaq wouldnt have had 3 championships..who would you rely on to be the consistent 2nd scorer at the time..derek fisher? or if kobe wasnt even traded to the lakers..you would rely on vlade divac? think before you post somethin you idiot

  • http://getgarnett.com jonas joseph

    C-Pau Gasol-16.6ppg 3.1apg 7.8rpg
    Pf-Gerald Wallace-12.2ppg 2.9apg 6.3rpg
    Sf-Ron Artest-14.2ppg 4.7apg 5.6rpg
    Sg-Kobe Bryant-25.6ppg 6.2apg 5.5rpg
    Pg-Mike Bibby-11.9ppg 6.8apg 2.2rpg
    Bench
    C-Andrew Bynum-7.4ppg 1.3apg 7.7rpg
    Pf-Ronny Turaf-4.5ppg 2.6apg 4.7rpg
    Pf-Vladdameer Radnanovic-5.8ppg 3.1apg 4.7rpg
    Sf-Luke Walton-10.3ppg 4.9apg 4.5rpg
    Sf-Scottie Pippen-3.3ppg 3.5apg 2.4rpg
    Sg-Rodney Stucky(19draft pick 1st round)4.6ppg 3.5apg 2.2rpg
    Pg-Jordan Farmar-6.6ppg 4.7apg 2.2rpg
    hahahaha this are true lakers stats a tell me ehat u think abot this

    yell this is posible if kobe cuts his contract

  • the man

    all those number are stupid laker are best of trading bynum and odom for garnett bynum is trash he is not the future he is nothing and odom dont cut the muster. i say kobe 30pg/6apg/6rpg and KG 25pg/14rpg and the laker would be pretty good!title contenders.

  • http://getgarnett.com jonas joseph

    U A DUMB ASS WHY WOULD U TRADE 18 YEARS OF BYNUM FO 4OR5 YEARS OF gARNETT THINK ABOUT U HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR NOW AND THE FUTURE WHY U THINK IT WILL BE BAD TO GET ONEAL CAUSE HES A INJURY PRONE. CAUSE IF HE MAKES A IMPACT THEN GET INJURED THE LAKERS WILL BE MAD AND ALL THE LAKER FANS WILL. AND IF U WANT THE LAKERS TO BE SOMEWHERE KOBES GONNA HAVE AVERAGE LESS.NOW I’M NOT SAYIN HE CANT SCORE 81POINTS TO HELP HIS TEAM ON A DAILY BASIS BUT IF JERRY WEST COMES BACK AND TAKE FULL POWER MORE PLAYERS ARE GONNA COME.AND ITS NOT ALWAYS BOUT KOBE, KOBE DOES NOT MAKE THE TEAM THE TEAM MAKES THE TEAM. THINK ABOUT IT,WHEN KOBE WAS INJURED IN THE FIRST FEW GAMES IN THE BEGING OF THE SEASON THE LAKERS DOGGED PHEONOX AND OTHER TEAMS AND PEOPLE THOUGHT KOBE WASEN’T THERE SO WHEN HE COMES BACK THIS TEAM WAS GONNA GO UNDEFEATED BUT WHEN HE CAME BACK THE SUNS TOOK PACIFIC TITILE RUN FROM THEN AND THEY NEVER GOT IT BACK,NOW KOBE IS MY FAVORITE I WANT THE BEST FOR HIM AND THE LAKERS OUR FAVORITE TEAM SO I WANT WHATS GOOD FOR THEM.THATS HOW U KNOW IMA TRUE LAKERS FAN CAUSE I KNOW WHATS FANTASY AND I KNOW WHATS REALITY AND THE LAKERS 1MAN SCORING SHOW IS A BAD REALITY.THINK ABOUT IN THE 06PLAYOFFS AGINST THE SUNS IF IT WASENT FOR SMUSH PARKER DETUMANTION TO STEAL THE BALL FROM STEVE NASH KOBE WOULDA NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO SCORE,AND IN OVERTIME IF LUKE WALTON WOULDA NEVER FORCED THE JUMPBALL WITH SMALLER STEVE NASH KOBE WOULDA GOT THE BALL AND IF KOBE WOULDA NEVER HAD THAT FIGHT IN HIM HE WOULDA NEVER MADE THE GAME WINNING SHOT SO EVERY PLAYER WHO HAS A GOLD AND PURPLE JERSY MATTER YES LAKERS FANS EVEN AURON MCKIE SO FOR THAT DUDE WHO SAID THAT I WAS STUPID SUCK MY DICK BITCH

  • nra

    Come on kids… this site is great, they take our dream seious. Don’t pick this kind of sad fight in the comments column on a sports website. The guys who run this site don’t deserve it, and you guys don’t either.

    I really like Kidd in LA, but letting Bynum go for him might be stretching it. Though it might help bringing in KG next summer.

  • Ronnie

    we trade next years First round pick/this years second round pick/sasha vujacic/chris mihms contract to Charolette for the 8th overall pick and a sean may..(they will go after a big name next year) We use Andrew Bynum/8th pick/kwame browns contract to get Ron Artest since they are in rebuild mode. Now we are thin at center, so we trade Lamar Odom/and the 8th overall pick to get Jermaine Oneal. We then sign Steve blake to the mid level or another point guard willing to take the mid level. We then order luke walton to put some bulk on and move him to power so he can start with confidence, and move weak vladi to small foward for spot up purposes. And now we have an athletic lineup, with a spot up shooting bench and the potential of sean mays 11 points 7 rebounds a game.

    Here is the lineup

    pg-Steve blake/Jordan farmar
    sg-Kobe Bryant/Mo evans
    Sf-Ron Artest/Vladamir Radmanovich
    PF-Luke Walton/Sean May
    C-Jermaine Oneal/Roni Turiaf

  • Ronnie