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.

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Martin Johnson writes about music for the Wall Street Journal, basketball for Slate and beer for Eater, and he blogs at both the Joy of Cheese and Rotations. Follow him on Twitter.

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