No one had to tell Billy Thompson how long it had been since he became the first Miami Heat player in franchise history.
His knees, his hips, his back and the extra pounds added over the years told him as he descended from less lofty heights than previously with his dunk in his opening game at the 2018 National Masters Championship Basketball Tournament.
It was as if you could see all 30 years in the grimace and trot back to the defensive end.
And still, three decades after being added by the Heat in the 1988 expansion draft, there also was a smile, a lifelong love affair with the game still there after all these years.
It also was exactly what he said moments...