I went to medical school in Boston (back in the 1980’s) and I am still a Celtics fan. They have made the NBA Finals this year and they are OLD…
By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY
Lose, and the Celtics are too old. Win, and they are an experienced team.
“That’s just who we are,” Rivers said. “I think our guys accept that now. It doesn’t bother them. … I tend to lean on the second part of that more than I do the first part.”
“We’re not a young team,” Rivers said. “I can’t say that Ray (Allen) is 29 and lie. He’s not. But it doesn’t affect how we play. I’m just stating a fact we are an older team, but we’re not too old. You know what I mean? … We have great experience, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m fine with that.
“I don’t run from that fact. But we’re not too old.”
The point here is that “old age” is a relative term. Old age for pro-basketball players starts at thirty. Thirty is very young for a novelist. Old age is not an absolute concept because age cannot be understood without reference to society, culture and environment. It is the interaction between all of these elements that creates our understanding of age.