A History of Aging NBA Stars Piggybacking Their Way to Rings

Steve Smith

Age: 33
Championship season: 2003 San Antonio Spurs
Career statistics: 942 G, 14.3 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.1 APG
Championship season statistics: 53 G, 6.8 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.3 APG

Sometimes winning means everything when compared to playing time. When a player loses their starting role, they can pout, but Steve Smith did make the best of the situation. Despite playing in only nine of a possible 24 playoff games for San Antonio, the one-time All-Star did enjoy the fruits of the 2003 championship San Antonio Spurs.

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