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20 Athletes Who Are Too Old for Their Own Good

Athletes Who Are Too Old

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Getting older is something that everyone has to deal with. Even athletes. Unfortunately, not all athletes stay in their prime. Some athletes retire when they should and others stick around in their beloved sport for way too long. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 20 athletes who are too old for their own good.

20. Peyton Manning, NFL

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20. Peyton Manning, NFL

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I love Peyton Manning, you love Peyton Manning — everyone loves Peyton Manning. He still has some juice left in the tank, but I would also love to see him have a life after football (those neck surgeries are taking their toll).

19. Kevin Garnett, NBA

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19. Kevin Garnett, NBA

Kevin Garnett
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KG has been in the league for a very, very long time, and his numbers have dropped, dropped and dropped some more.

18. Vince Carter, NBA

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18. Vince Carter, NBA

Vince Carter
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Vince Carter still has some life in him, but he is nowhere near being the player that he used to be, which is sad. Carter used to be a dunking machine. Simply put, he’s not anymore.

17. Andre Miller, NBA

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17. Andre Miller, NBA

Andre Miller
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I swear I am not trying to pick on NBA players. Andre Miller’s minutes have dwindled over the past few years, and so has his production.

16. Ichiro Suzuki, MLB

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16. Ichiro Suzuki, MLB

Ichiro Suzuki
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Ichiro Suzuki will always be remembered for being a hitting machine. The man did have 262 hits in one season, which is a record.

15. Matt Hasselbeck, NFL

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15. Matt Hasselbeck, NFL

Matt Hasselbeck
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Matt Hasselbeck used to be a pretty good starting quarterback in the NFL. That is definitely not the case anymore for the 39-year-old.

14. Charles Woodson, NFL

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14. Charles Woodson, NFL

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Charles Woodson has been in the NFL for a very long time (18 years). It wouldn’t be a surprise if Woodson hung up the cleats after this season or the next.

13. Jaromir Jagr, NHL

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13. Jaromir Jagr, NHL

Jaromir Jagr
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It is amazing to think that Jaromir Jagr is still in the league. Jagr is still relatively productive, but the 43-year-old is not even close to being the same player that he used to be.

12. Jason Terry, NBA

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12. Jason Terry, NBA

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Some people play just a wee bit past their prime. Jason Terry, of course, is one of those players.

11. A.J. Pierzynski, MLB

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11. A.J. Pierzynski, MLB

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A.J. Pierzynski has basically spent half of his life playing in MLB ... and he is 38.

10. Mike Miller, NBA

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10. Mike Miller, NBA

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2.1 points per game just doesn't seem worth it, which is how much Mike Miller put up last season.

9. Jason Richardson, NBA

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9. Jason Richardson, NBA

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This is one athlete who I really wish could turn back the clock.

8. Ray Allen, NBA

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8. Ray Allen, NBA

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Here's a thought: Pick a team already or retire. Nevertheless, Ray Allen is awesome.

7. Ben Gordon, NBA

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7. Ben Gordon, NBA

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Okay, so Ben Gordon might only be 32, but age is just a number in his case — because his stats have done some dropping.

6. Nick Swisher, MLB

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6. Nick Swisher, MLB

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Wait ... Nick Swisher is still playing ball?

5. Reggie Wayne, NFL

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5. Reggie Wayne, NFL

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The great Reggie Wayne can’t even make a team right now.

4. CC Sabathia, MLB

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4. CC Sabathia, MLB

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Understatement of the day: CC Sabathia just isn't the same player he used to be.

3. Kobe Bryant, NBA

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3. Kobe Bryant, NBA

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Injuries suck, and I am sure Kobe Bryant would 100 percent agree with that. They have basically taken over his career, after all.

2. LaTroy Hawkins, MLB

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2. LaTroy Hawkins, MLB

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All you need to know about LaTroy Hawkins: He is 42 years old.

1. Michael Vick, NFL

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1. Michael Vick, NFL

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Michael Vick has had his ups and downs in the NFL — that's for sure. Now, if you can believe it, he is a Pittsburgh Steeler.

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