NBA players start declining at age 25
"NBA players peak at 24 years old and basically stay at that level until they turn 25, at which point they start declining, according to a study by Dave Berri, a professor of economics at Southern Utah University. Mr. Berri's research, which examined every player from 1977-2008, says the statistical output of the average 24-year-old is equal in value to six wins per season for his team if he plays 35 minutes a night. From then on, the average player keeps getting worse each year until age 35, at which point he begins costing his team wins."
Apparently, LeBron James is already down a bit from last year. Does this really mean that LeBron is already on the decline, despite the fact that he'll be one of the league's elite players for the next 5-10 years?
It's a bit crazy to think that LeBron's best days could be behind him.