Don Wiberg can’t run, jump, or shoot, but he’s hoping to earn a spot on the Golden State Warriors. The 76-year-old attended an NBA tryout for the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s D-League affiliate team last weekend.
Wiberg, obviously, was the oldest person at the tryout.
“I can’t say that I can run, jump or shoot because I can’t. But for a guy who can’t run, jump or shoot I’m a decent passer and I’ll get in there and mix it up.”
Wiberg played one year of basketball at Cal Tech during college and hasn’t played much since then. According to Larry Brown Sports, the 76-year-old NBA hopeful gave up basketball 20-years ago to play beach volleyball.
Still, Wiberg has always dreamed of being in the NBA. And, at 76, well, time’s running out.
“I’m 76 years old and this is the only thing left on my bucket list — to try out for the Santa Cruz Warriors … It’s on my bucket list. You know, what the hell.”
Here’s a video about 76-year-old Don Wiberg’s NBA tryout.
Yahoo Sports reports that the Golden State Warriors can invite as many as 5 players from their D-league team to their training camp in November. Do you think Wiberg will make the cut? Maybe he’d have a chance if he could, you know, run, jump, or shoot.