Tuesday , Oct , 28 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Hope for veterans Allan Houston, Eddie Jones, Adrian Griffin and Dikembe Mutombo

But the NBA’s elder statesmen should keep chasing roster spots regardless of age. After all, love is love. And retiring pre-maturely often leads to regret. Some make a comeback after 53 years off organized ball …


Hope for veterans Allan Houston, Eddie Jones, Adrian Griffin and Dikembe MutomboTraining camp has been tough on veterans. Allan Houston officially retired to the Knicks’ front office after Mike D’Antoni sent him packing. Former star Eddie Jones has been shuffling between teams. Dikembe Mutombo will eventually retire –no matter what age his birth certificate says. And Adrian Griffin just got pink-slipped by Milwaukee.

But the NBA’s elder statesmen should keep chasing roster spots regardless of age. After all, love is love. And retiring pre-maturely often leads to regret. Some make a comeback after 53 years off organized hoops.

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