Newest Los Angeles Laker recently was asked about what he thought about the media’s recent chatter on the age of the Lakers players. The future Hall of Famer stated he isn’t worried about it, comparing the team to a 900-year-old Italian grandmother cooking delicious Italian food.
In a recent interview with Ebony Magazine about his new book, Anthony was asked about his thoughts on the age of his new team. The 10-time All-Star didn’t hold back with his feelings on the matter.
This is what Anthony had to say on the matter of age being an issue for the Lakers.
“We knew that. We expected people to say those things; they have to. They have to start a debate, get engagement from people; that’s what it is. This is the only industry where you can be too old. After you reach a certain age, it’s like you’re supposed to lose everything. After 32 years old, it’s a wrap. Like, no. We’re getting older, we’re getting wiser. We know how to move differently, we know how to think differently. We know how to pick our spots and we know what we need to do when we need to do it and how we need to do it. It’s like .. you go to an Italian restaurant, you got the grandmother in there who’s 900 years old cooking the food. The food comes out amazing, though. You’re not gonna say she’s too old to be cooking. You’re gonna taste and enjoy that food. It’s the same situation with us. We’re the cooks in the kitchen. When you taste the food, you’re gonna love the food. That’s how I look at it.”
Anthony and the Lakers do not believe the team’s age is a weakness but rather a strength. When it comes to handling the grueling schedule of the NBA, it is nice to have veterans who have dealt with the grind before.
The Lakers will be the oldest team in the NBA when the season tips off. Hard to tell if they compare to a delicious four-course meal prepared by an ancient Italian grandmother, but it seems the team is excited about the challenge.