Nothin’ But a Number

A few old geezers are making their point in the NBA.

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And in case you’re wondering, it’s not that games looks slower on your new high-definition TV; the NBA is playing at a more methodical pace this season. In particular, some of the best offensive teams—the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Orlando Magic and the New Orleans Hornets—when healthy—play at a snail’s pace. You’d think their lineup is full of geezers, but as Carter, Ilgauskas, O’Neal and Allen are showing fans, this is not such a bad thing anymore.

Martin Johnson is a regular contributor to The Root.