Should Ray Allen make a successful comeback and find himself on an NBA team, how much scoring output would he be able to contribute? If he takes after another legendary former Buck, he could still pack quite a punch.
The age-proof Kareem Abdul Jabbar has the highest points per game in a season at age 40 or older. He managed to add 14.6 points to the 1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers–not too shabby for a 40-year-old!
Kareem, Malone, Parish and Stockton are the only players to ever score 10 points per game in a season after turning 40. Again, the same group of former superstars makes up the club here. No role players are making it to their 40s and having a solid season.
Nobody outside of those four legends has ever surpassed 4.2 points per game in a season at age 40 or older. The fact that just four players have managed to have decent seasons over some 70 years of NBA basketball shows how difficult it is to succeed at that age.
There have been lots and lots of players to grow old in the NBA, but just four have managed to contribute much of anything to their teams once they hit the big 4-0.
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