Whenever any athlete gets old, you usually realize it all at once, and it becomes a disturbing reminder of how quickly time passes. This happens with superstars in any sport. Did you know Tom Brady is 34 years-old? Whether you were 14 when you first watched him or 24, that probably makes you feel old.
It reminds me of this essay from The Awl, where Shaq wasn't just a retiring Hall-of-Famer last year, but a "THIRTY-NINE YEAR-OLD REMINDER OF DEATH.
Kobe Bryant will be 35 for only three more days, and he already feels twice as old. Sports Illustrated tweeted a photo of its upcoming issue, featuring Kobe Bryant on a regional cover. The pull quote reads: “I’m 70 in basketball yea... Read Post
With his NBA career winding down, the last thing Kobe Bryant wants is some kind of farewell tour. Bryant is the SI cover subject this week and remains as proudly […] The post Kobe Bryant Knows He Won’t Be the Same Player appeared fi... Read Post