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Giannis Antetokounmpo (26) is only a year older than Donovan Mitchell (25). What are some other crazy age gaps in the NBA?

Giannis Antetokounmpo (26) is only a year older than Donovan Mitchell (25). What are some other crazy age gaps in the NBA?

Wolvesin7

Jaesean Tate and DLo were both freshman at Ohio State at the same time. Russell is entering his 7th season in the NBA and Tate is entering his second season.


Fuck_Billionaires_

I don’t care if facts can certify this. I don’t believe it.


safewhey

Played overseas for a few years after not getting drafted.


Crookz_O

*He doesn’t care*


BlueHundred

DLo entering his 7th season is actually really surprising to me


imafixwoofs

And think of all he has accomplished in those seven years.


FlyLikeMcFly

He got that sweet sweet max. Most important accomplishment for a NBA player.


rediraim

Fr. I think it's all the time off from injuries or maybe it's that he went viral as a high school kid but he still just seems so young to me lol, even though he's on like his 4th team now at this point.


ThatCosmicPanda

Just the fact that DLo’s already entering his 7th year is crazy to me. He still feels like a 2nd year player to me lmfao


goldengodrangerover

He feels like a second year player that’s been in the league for 12 years


Depixelate_me

I had a manager who once said: There are people with 20 years of experience. And there are people with 20 times one year of experience.


aresman

lmao that's a great line


Hershey49

I’m using this line from now on


BBallHunter

Holy shit.


Salty_Minnesota

2014 recruiting class!


KEMBAtheMETEOR

Malcolm Brogdon and Buddy Hield are only a couple months younger than Bismack Biyombo


Kirk_Hinrich

Evan Fournier is only 2 months older than Hield.


willsmath

Okay now this one is crazy af


here_for_the_lols

Weird you put Brogdon and heild together when one of them is 22 while Brogdon is 42


jacksontysonjordanG6

Joke is on you bc Biyombo is 42 😎


MySilverBurrito

I feel like Bam will be Bismack in a couple of years. Dude is only 24 and I reckon he'll look hella old before 30. Hell, Bam and Bismack are only 5 years apart.


tkc123

Wow, I thought Bismack is at least in his mid 30's and about to be out of the league.


MelancholicPikachu

One of those statements is true


NakedSalamander

[Greg Oden](https://imgur.com/a/WjNBlCY) is only 33 years old.


Gamesgtd

This guy got the short end of the sticks in terms of aging genetics.


kimchitacoman

And short end of one leg


leatherbacc

Greg does have a third leg though tbf


Cunt_Bucket_

Man, his story always bums me out. Shame he couldn't overcome his injuries.


Huckleberry_Sin

dude started out his career looking 33 yrs old


JmsGrrDsNtUndrstnd

Always looked like he could be Lebron's dad


gmills87

If Lebron and R Kelly could conceive a child, i'm positive that it would resemble Oden by the time he reached 45.


TheLastSaiyanPrince

Even at 33 those are some city miles


Huckleberry_Sin

Lmfaoooo city miles


Vordeo

The Arn Anderson of basketball.


Napkin-Man

*Armed Anderson


liquorniquor

Black dont crack* *except greg oden


ELNCHOPPA

It’s not even like he cracked, dude just has a grown man face. You got baby faces and then you got dudes like Greg oden.


NakedSalamander

He going to look great when he's 80.


dantagonize

He already does look great for 80


JMEEKER86

Hasn't aged a day in 15 years.


10woodenchairs

I think you mean he ages 15 years every day. He looks like he fought in WW2


skipchestday

Yeah but he’s looked like that since he was drafted. So the original statement holds true, looked 82 at 19, still looks 82 at 33.


kinzer13

Greg Oden needs to go on Queer Eye. They can find a haircut and look that works for him, so the internet leaves him alone.


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Or... He is the host of a show called 'Straight Eye' where he gives fashion tips that will allow a fay, scene gay guy to attend a family hog-roast in Minnesota.


Prestig33

We don't do hog roasts in Minnesota. We do fish fries.


[deleted]

I took a punt, and twisted my ankle.


Smekledorf1996

Lebron is older than OKC’s head coach rn


dimmyfarm

But what about next year?


S0PES

Nah the space-time continuum will fluctuate next year so this crazy fact only works right now


Dangerous_Ad8562

Fun fact, lebron is the same age as the coach, and GM, of the Lakers.


EdwEd1

Cameron Johnson (2019 Draft Class) is 8 months older than his teammate Devin Booker (2015 Draft Class)


Few_Mulberry7175

Chris Paul (2004 Draft Class) is also older than his teammate Devin Booker (2015 Draft Class)


jack64467

Additionally, LeBron James (2003 Draft Class) is older than his teammate Talen Horton-Tucker (2020 Draft Class)


Few_Mulberry7175

He's also older than Luol Deng (2005 Draft Class) who is still on the Lakers payroll


OGG2SEA

Thanks Mitch/Jim…


NotClayMerritt

ONLY ONE MORE YEAR!


mnbnd

lmfao


J_rd_nn

Didn't have to do then like that man...


kinzer13

Still? STILL? What the fuck man.


youplayed

How and why? Is this some Detroit/Josh Smith type agreement?


lulzorg

Yes, they stretched his contract to sign Lebron in 2018, this is the last season they’ll have to pay him


The_Franklinator

/r/YourJokeButWorse


altnumberfour

As a UNC fan (and student at the time) I forget that people on this sub didn’t know him as the grad student who wasn’t remotely expected to go pro. Dude might have been the oldest guy on our team when he came here, and then stayed another year after that


Complete_Beach_2583

Okay that one is also crazy damn


justin-meyer

Andrew Bynum is 33


the_khak

Ow my brain wtf


The_Sign_of_Zeta

Duncan Robinson is older than Giannis


KDhairequalsJMpubes

I mean yeah Duncan is 45 and Robinson is 56


JoJonesy

amazing that he can still play in the NBA at 101 years old


klobucharzard

pretty admiralble


Devourer_of_chiIdren

Did you have that one planned or was it more spur of the moment?


sumdue

I think it just kind of Pops up in his head.


BigBlitz

Manu guys good at this


Milith

Tony Parker.


Hesho95

Shooters tend to age more gracefully. I can see him still contributing even when he's 170


ginja_ninja

Why bring legendary YouTuber Duncan Robinson into this


tripleyothreat

Holy shit lol


Awkward-Speech7375

Kendrick Perkins and LeBron James are the same age


KEMBAtheMETEOR

and Taj Gibson


Delanorix

And my axe


shakenblake9

Classic


Few_Mulberry7175

And Deron Williams is only a couple months older


callmearookie

In the 2021 NBA Draft the age gap between Joshua Primo and Chris Duarte is more than 5 and a half year. To be precise, it's 5 years, 6 months, 11 days so exactly 2020 days.


LawlersLawyer

Josh Primo: Born December 24th, 2002 Nat Hickey: Born January 30th, 1902 100 years, 10 months, 24 days For those who are unfamiliar, Nat Hickey was the coach of the '47-'48 Providence Steamrollers, and after some injuries, he activated himself for one game at age 46 and was terrible. For comparison, this would be like if Tim Duncan activated himself. Nat's record won't be touched except for some sort of stunt. Maybe Dick DeVos signs himself to a 10-day? I dunno.


willsmath

Lmao I wanna see Stan van gundy check himself into garbage time and show off the handles one time


x_Trip

Hell yeah. That clip of him is actually kinda nuts 😂


banjocoyote

If Tim Duncan activated himself for one game this season he's as old as Derrick White & Josh Primo combined and honestly I'm here for it, fucking GSG


BucksIn6ix9ine

Sam Merrill is 25 (2020 draft) Nikola Jokic is 26 (2014 draft)


PowerVeg

Merrill played 4 years at Utah State and I believe took two years off to do Mormon stuff.


Aaronrigunay

He went to Nicaragua.


gorlax52

To do Mormon stuff.


Papa_Joe_Yakavetta

In Nicaragua.


disconnectedmadafaka

To do what now?


keuralan

Mormon stuff


mellidrone

Yes, but where?


distributedpandaman

Nicaragua


Intl_Duck

Merrill played 4 years at Utah State and I believe took two years off to do Mormon stuff.


KillMat99

We talking soaking?


qwertyconsciousness

Just Mormon things


SaladSeltzers

My moms from Nicaragua It’s always fun seeing it pop up in culture


BamsMovingScreens

Sam Merrill looks 18-19


fella05

Still kind of surprising since they were drafted 4 years apart, but Mitchell just turned 25 while Giannis turns 27 in early December, so it's much closer to a full 2 years older than it is to 1 year older. Damian Lillard being 3 years older than guys like Anthony Davis and Bradley Beal is something I find myself forgetting since they were all in the same draft class (Lillard was a 4-year college player while Davis and Beal were both one-and-done).


proerafortyseven

Alternately for me, I’m shocked David and Lillard were in the same draft class. It feels like Dame has been in the NBA forever but I guess I knew about AD in high school from the unibrow and his college success so I perpetually think of him as a young guy


TheVindicator07

If Dame was 1 & done he'd be in the same draft class as Steph, very weird to think about


mansmurf

And Timberwolves probably would've passed up on him too


DoYouEvenDoubleLeg

We’re already dead bro


Mundingburrasaurus

god damn


Fuck_Billionaires_

I feel like people still talk about Davis like he’s barely out of his rookie contract too. The guy is probably closer to retirement than he is is rookie year.


YSLAnunoby

I think it's because Dame came out the gate producing at a high level and he felt like he was mature from the jump.


JohnGabin

Batum is one year older than him but was drafted 4 years before him by Portland.


Awkward-Speech7375

Steph Curry is older than Derrick Rose


Notoriouslydishonest

Rose's last 20ppg season came before Steph's first.


mikeydale007

Despite being the same age and from the same draft class (3 picks apart), the primes of Kyle Lowry and Rajon Rondo never overlapped. They never appeared in the same all-star game.


Notoriouslydishonest

An even crazier one: At the end of the 2012 season, Andrew Bynum had been the Lakers full time starter for 4 years. He had two rings and was coming off a 2nd Team All-NBA season with 19/12 averages. At the same time, Kyle Lowry had fewer than 140 career starts and was competing with Goran Dragic for minutes on a mediocre Rockets team, re-Harden. Since that point, Lowry has made 6 All Star teams and won a championship. Bynum played a total of 26 more games and hasn't played in almost 7 years. Lowry is 19 months older than Bynum.


pizzaboba

We see this happen in sports sometimes. I wonder what suddenly "clicks" for these people and they take their game to another level


Chachimichonga

For Lowry, I think it was just the fact that his game was more suited for a stocky build that comes with age. He settled in when he hit his comfortable muscle mass and then found a role beside a scorer which allowed him to defend and make plays without that burden.


goldengodrangerover

Probably confidence


Laetha

Another Toronto example for this is Jose Bautista. His career high in home runs was 16. He comes to Toronto and makes some adjustments to his approach and swing and hits 54 home runs at age 29.


brandoi

Andrew Bynum is only 6 months older than Steph Curry.


Dr_Disaster

Still crazy to think how brief Bynum's career was he.


Huckleberry_Sin

Ok this one legit threw me off lol


pooker55

One that has blown me away for a while is CJ Miles, a 15 year vet who joined the NBA in 2005 and is no longer in the league, is only 7 months older than Joe Ingles, a 8 year vet that joined the league in 2014.


GettheFLOPoutofhere

Joe was busy Booming in Australia


Overall-Palpitation6

Ingles also spent 5 years playing in Europe before making the NBA, and Miles came straight from HS to the NBA (back when you could still do that).


KJ1017

That mileage the NBA puts on legs is next level.


iwenttocollegeonce

Payton Pritchard is older than Jayson Tatum by a month and change.


rocketsfanforlife

A weird one that sticks out to me is that (from oldest to youngest) Malcolm Brogdon, Buddy Hield, Anthony Davis, and Bradley Beal are all 28 years old. Beal is the youngest of the four? And even moreso, Michael Kidd Gilchrist is younger than ALL OF THEM 😂


Gamesgtd

In the case of Buddy he was for some reason given the wrong age throughout college.


choosesnooze

Brogdon and Hield are the same age right now, but they weren’t born the same year as the other 3. They’re actually a year older and the same age as Tobias Harris. Those two have also played a combined 684 career games, and Tobias has played 680.


Overall-Palpitation6

I could have sworn Beal was already like 31, the same age as John Wall. I guess they were a duo for so long, I kind of confused their ages.


GreenFriday

Steven Adams too is 28, and younger than Bradley Beal


Dubstep_Caruso

I was going to write that Steven Adams turned 28 this summer, which still makes him the oldest Grizzly. However, according to Basketball Reference, [Shaq Buchanan](https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MEM/2022.html) is an eternal being.


Yoshieisawsim

Dude looked [like](https://www.odt.co.nz/sites/default/files/styles/odt_landscape_extra_large_4_3/public/story/2020/12/gettyimages-1132543179.jpg?itok=hwmbvpUK) this at just 24


dimmyfarm

Born ready


CyberSmok3

Atlanteans age differently


goldengodrangerover

He’s from Atlanta?


ohverychill

The alpha and the omega


LawlersLawyer

To express Shaq Buchanan's birthday in our own understanding of spatial physics - and therefore expressable by Sports Reference - would cause the curvature of spacetime to rapidly increase, causing a Big Crunch that would cause all matter to revert to a singularity.


Few_Mulberry7175

Andre Drummond is only 1 year older than Giannis And Lottery pick Chris Duarte is only 1 year younger than Mitchell


Forke

Drummond is younger than I thought. Hope he gets it together more after last year.


Few_Mulberry7175

Techincally I lied Drummond is 28 and Giannis is 26 but they're only seperated by like a year and 100 days


Complete_Beach_2583

I don't usually hate but I genuinely don't believe Drummond has a long future left in the league


MyManD

It feels like he’s gonna be the next Roy Hibbert. Has one or two hyped as hell years, league figures him out, and then he kinda just fades into obscurity.


ElonMuskIs_God

Hibbert fell off a cliff over night. Drummond will never fall off that quickly


idontknow_whatever

He trick everyone long enough to secure almost $140m in contract money so far, Drummond's done pretty well in that department for a guy who looks like he has the fundamentals of a JV player


No_Initiative3880

Lol thought he was 30+


cdrizzle5

Drummond somehow went from promising young player straight to aging vet and just skipped the prime years part


freakanature

James Naismith (would be 160 years old) is only three years older than Greg Oden


xxxcoercionxxx

Brandon Roy is only 5 months older than Lebron


kinzer13

Now I'm crying


Askesl

Chris Boucher is older than Andre Drummond.


RunThePnR

Davion Mitchell (Kings rookie) is already 23.


I_Will_One_Up_You

Our rookie, Chris duarte, is 24


Royalewithcheese24

Mitchell fits the Warriors timeline and a Moody fits the Kings. Interesting how it panned out. Loving Mitchell even though I’m dubious about the fit.


LawrenceFunderjerk

Mitchell fits our timeline pretty well, which is just, Fox’s contract. Fox and Mitchell are nearly the same age, and Fox just signed his Max, Tyrese is turning 21. We don’t have much young talent really, some second rounders that are on two-ways (Quetta, Ramsey, Woodard) and we are trying to win now. Moody would’ve been a bad pick for us cause he’s not a true three and needs development and we are NOT known as a good development team. Mitchell is perfect for us really. If we can go forward for the next 5 seasons with Fox, HALIBURTON, Mitchell and Holmes then fill in around all that, we finally have some fucking consistency. If Bagley rounds out a little and wants to stay at a decent deal, he’d be a solid other young player at almost 23 himself.


Mundingburrasaurus

You thought Giannis was a year or two order than Mitchell but you were surprised when you found out that… Giannis was a year or two older than Mitchell?


ButterscotchSorry401

1 year isn't 1 year, I'll explain later


Naptime_wmma

I give it a 5/7, perfect score


Other_Banana_

>TIL that Giannis was only a year older than Donovan, which blew my mind because I thought Donovan was at least a year younger Mind-blowing


RedPringles

man i thought i was the only one to notice


BBallHunter

Bogdan Bogdanovic is older than Beal. The former signed his first non-rookie contract last off-season.


Overall-Palpitation6

Bogdan also didn't come to the NBA until 3 years after he was drafted.


GreenFriday

Anthony Davis is older than Steven Adams. AD still seems to me like a young guy coming into his prime while Adams has seemed like a vet presence for years


EvanderSno

Steven was born looking like a vet


Run_PBJ

Jayson Tatum (19) is the same age as he was when he came into the league in 2017 (19)


kimchitacoman

Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris were born on the same exact day.


BlazingBlasian

They also coincidentally have the same parents.


JerHat

Pretty sure Brook and Robin Lopez are in a similar situation.


TheGoldenLance

Christian Wood and Jokic are the same age


zuqkfplmehcuvrjfgu

So what you're saying is that Christian Wood is confirmed MVP this year?


BIizard

Buddy Hield is older than KCP and Beal


WiseguyD

Chris Boucher is 28 years old. 2021/22 will be his 5th year in the NBA. OG Anunoby is 24 years old. 2021/22 will be his 5th year in the NBA.


Dfifty

Andrew Bynum has been out of the league for 7 years,but he's only 33.


JadedButWicked

Gilbert Arenas and Danny Granger wouldn't be the oldest player in the league right now.


Superface919

Udonis Haslem is like 42 so not suprising


FaceMaskYT

Pascal Siakam is older than Giannis


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Complete_Beach_2583

no no no


proerafortyseven

Abort thread


jazzyjo

Sorry I can’t, I live in Texas :/


jack64467

Brittany Renner and PJ Washington


Few_Mulberry7175

Lmao


randy88moss

Anthony Davis is only 2 years older than Kyle Kuzma


kinzer13

I'm sorry wut


suckat3dmath

Kuzma is only 7 months younger than Giannis...


S0PES

[Maybe this is a good time to remind everyone that the Mavs once had 3 PGs all born on the same day of the same year. JJ Barea, Deron Williams and Raymond Felton all born on June 26, 1984 and on the same roster playing the same position.](https://sports.yahoo.com/three-mavericks--point-guards-have-the-same-birthday-in-the-same-year-000122338.html?a20=1)


klobucharzard

Tyler Hansbrough is 2 years older than Andrew Bynum


ggxarmy

Former number one pick Anthony Bennett is only 28


Cunt_Bucket_

Thon Maker is the same age as Gregg Popovic.


Red-Lobsterz

andrew bynum and miles plumlee are the same age being 7 draft classes apart


RandomGuySayHii

"Giannis was only **a year older**" "I thought Donovan was at least **a year or two younger**" Isnt that the same thing then lol?


mnbnd

It's easy to forget that Giannis might not even be in his prime yet. Scary


Gamesgtd

It's pretty safe to assume he's in his prime. I mean he's 26 and going on 27 these next 2 years should be his peak as a player if not last year already. Maybe he improves the mid range shot but it's hard to see how else he gets much better. He's such a fully fleshed out player for who he is as a big man. The handles are pretty good the passing is pretty great and the finishing is phenomenal. Not like he's going to get more athletic as he ages. Maybe he gets more skilled but he's pretty darn skilled as is.


ReevusXL

> TIL that Giannis was only a year older than Donovan, which blew my mind because I thought Donovan was at least a year or two younger This is like saying you thought the sky was blue and your mind was blown because you looked outside and the sky was blue.


prettyboylee

“I thought Donovan was at least a year or two younger than he actually is” was what he meant


wan2tri

The age gap between Jalen Brunson (25yo - 2018 class) and Kristaps Porzingis (26yo - 2015 class) is smaller than the age gap between Jalen Brunson and Luka Doncic (22yo - 2018 class)


comicbooksven

Julius Randle is older than Giannis. only a couple month but still.


WrongStatus

You're amazed to find out he's a year older because you thought he was a "year or 2 older"? Did I really read that?


moldy912

How does that blow your mind when that's what you thought? Giannis is one year older, which means Donovan is at least one year younger....


Kyler1313

Luka (22) is younger than Davion Mitchell (23).