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Yeah, Dwyane Wade's 34... and among best in history at that age

Where's the time gone? 

It seems like yesterday that Dwyane Wade was driving for a winning playoff basket against the New Orleans Hornets, back when they were the New Orleans Hornets. 

That was 2004, one of the highlights of Wade's rookie season.

Now, in 2016, on January 17, he turns 34.

And he's still productive.

How productive?

You can find that by clicking here. 

Basketball-Reference.com tracks every player by age, using February 1st as the cutoff. So if a player turns 34 by that age, which Wade -- just barely -- does, then that's his "34-year-old season." 

Who was the most prolific scorer among players that age?

Michael Jordan, naturally, at 28.7 points per game. He's followed by Bernard King (28.4), Kobe Bryant (27.3), Karl Malone (27.0) and Dominique Wilkins (26.0). Some of the sport's other greats, from Elgin Baylor to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Hakeem Olajuwon to Julius Erving to Larry Bird, place in the top 20.

And there, at No. 26, is Wade, at 18.4 points per game, just ahead of Reggie Miller and Clyde Drexler, and just behind what Pau Gasol produced last season.

Wade is sixth among 2-guards, behind Jordan, Bryant, Jerry West, Hal Greer and Sam Jones -- if you put West and Greer and Jones there, as they played other positions as well. 

Wade is third among all active players on this list, with only Bryant and Gasol ahead of him.

Of course, there aren't that many active players who are older.

Thirty-four, to be exact. 

And four of those -- Chris Andersen, Udonis Haslem, James Jones, Mike Miller -- played for the Big 3 Heat. 




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