A History of Aging NBA Stars Piggybacking Their Way to Rings

Andy Phillip

Age: 34
Championship season: 1957 Boston Celtics
Career statistics: 609 G, 8.7 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 5.5 APG
Championship season statistics: 67 G, 4.4 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 2.5 APG

Aging gracefully is a hard thing to do. Just ask Andy Phillip. The former five-time All-Star went on to Boston where he won a championship in 1957 with the Celtics after stops in Philadelphia and Fort Wayne. Phillip received the least minutes (9.8 MPG) during the playoffs and shot just 24 percent from the field. Did that matter? Not at all because the Celtics had a few legends dominating in Bill Sharman, Bob Cousy, and Bill Russell.

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