Matt Barnes is 34 years old. This fact wouldn’t be notable except that Barnes got up for a semi-poster on the Greek Freak and then later converted another dunk on a 1-on-0 fast break. At his age, that’s pretty good! He also hit some threes, but anybody can do that. I can do that.
Think about all the people in their thirties that you know in your life. Can you imagine any of them dunking a basketball? I know a few, and I’m pretty sure that none of them have ever dunked, much less dunked while being thirty years old or older. But some of them probably could have in their twenties if they had trained hard enough.
Thirty is like the limit where you stop being young and start being old. Before thirty, you could theoretically learn how to dunk if you really wanted to, but after thirty, no amount of work in the gym is going to reverse the natural aging process. Your muscles just don’t work good anymore, and your knees are like two globs of almond paste for all the integrity they have.
It’s lucky that DownToBuck is an immortal and thus never gets older. I have all the time in the world to do Air Alert in my mom’s basement.