Time is like a wild donkey, and it keeps running. With only one day left in the second decade of the 21st century, LeBron James, the "son of choice", is celebrating his 35th birthday. On this special day, he also received a special gift: James was elected with an absolute advantage in the selection of the best male athletes of the past decade initiated by the Associated Press. Let's just count, James has been in the basketball world for 16 years, we have witnessed his glory, and he has accompanied us through our youth.
The 35-year-old is approaching the twilight of his career in the sports world. Ronaldo officially retired when he was 35. Beckham missed the World Cup in South Africa at the age of 35 because of his left Achilles tendon rupture, but James remained brave. On the last day of the 34-year-old, James became the first player in the history of the NBA to have rebounds and assists above 9,000.
Sixteen years ago, he was vividly selected by the Cavaliers in the NBA Draft. The original "little fresh meat" has become the "old Zhan" of the fans. It is said that time is cruel, but the person who has been tempered over time and remains sharp may be the real hero. In addition to "Old Zhan", time has left a lot of "wealth" for us. They are tireless and racing people.
Data Map: In the 2019 International Championship Cup Nanjing Station, Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo took the free kick from the left side of the penalty area and scored directly. Cold single photo
A few days ago, Cristiano Ronaldo's god-level shot made him the focus again under the spotlight. At 34 years old, he could not see any "signs of old age". He jumped in the air and stayed in the air for 0.92 seconds before putting the ball to the top. After scoring the goal, it is worth mentioning that the flying record of "Flying Man" Jordan is also 0.92 seconds.
The term "inverse-age growth" is perfectly applicable to Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo's physical examination report when he moved to Juventus showed that his body fat rate was only 7%, and his physical functioning age was at the level of 20 years old. When shooting commercials, he could still reveal his eight-packed abs, without any greasy middle-aged uncle.
After leaving Real Madrid, many people said that Cristiano Ronaldo's era has come to an end, but he still staged a shock barb, a god-level header, he can still complete a hat trick, and scored twice ... Although his physical age is no longer young, But Ronaldo longs to one day fight with his 9-year-old son. If this day really comes, why isn't it another taunt of ruthless years?
Data map: On December 1, in the just-finished 2019 Super League final round, Guangzhou Evergrande defeated Shanghai Shenhua 3: 0 at home and won the Super League championship for the eighth time in team history. Guangzhou Evergrande completed 7 consecutive Super League titles in the 2011-2017 season, and this season it has become a winner in the fierce competition with Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shanghai Port, thus winning the Super League's "eight crowns." The picture shows Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao player Zheng Zhi (left) with a ball breakthrough in the game. Photo by Chen Xin, reporter from China News Agency
In the five major European leagues, there are not a few "veterans" who insist on the field. Looking at Chinese football, the national football captain Zheng Zhi may also be the first person to race against time.
Although nearly 40 years old, as long as he appears on the court, Zheng Zhi will spare no effort to run. Earlier this year, in the Asian Cup eighth finals, he made a tribute to the national football team's 2: 1 reversal in Thailand, but with Zheng Zhi's personal strength, he was not enough to support the national football team to go further. The night of the halt in the quarter-finals, Zheng Zhi lost his control after the game and let his tears spill over his face.
To the camera, Zheng Zhi revealed his voice: "This may be my last national team game, although there are many unwilling, but I put in all my efforts." Tears should not be the label of 39-year-old Zheng Zhi, His more than 20-year career has been accompanied by the ups and downs of Chinese football. Perhaps it was the responsibility on his shoulders that kept him fighting against the years, but no matter how fast Zheng Zhi ran, one day he would be defeated by time. If the younger generation can shoulder the responsibility for him, perhaps it is the best gift for him.
Data map: The picture shows Yi Jianlian (blue) and Lin Shuhao (white) in the game. Photo by Cui Nan of China News Agency
Zheng Zhi's meaning to Chinese football is like Yi Jianlian's meaning to Chinese basketball. In this summer's men's basketball World Cup, the Chinese men's basketball team tasted the taste of failure at their doorsteps. At that time, fans only realized that even in the end of their career, Yi Jianlian was still the team's most trusted person, the one who can compete in the world competition People who play consistently.
Ten years ago, Yi Jianlian was still a fledgling Mune guy. Time took away his gorgeous style of play, but forged his mature skills and strong mentality. Of course, everything he has is not taken for granted. To this day, Yi Jianlian is still the earliest player to reach the arena on the match day. As he himself said: "The good things are not easy to get." This is beyond the talent, Yi Jianlian can move people's hearts.
Perhaps no great athlete can win in the race against time. The NBA will eventually have the next James, the Serie A will have the next Cristiano Ronaldo, the Super League will have the next Zheng Zhi, and the CBA will have the next Yi Jianlian, but we There is no next youth to pursue them. (Chinanews Client Beijing December 30th, by Xing Rui)