Re: Lakers universally acclaimed as the NBA'S greatest franchise
posted at 8/26/2011 12:32 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Lakers universally acclaimed as the NBA'S greatest franchise
[QUOTE]Majik.....you really don't think that short list I put up wouldn't be all stars today?....really...? [/QUOTE]
Only all stars today? really?
They were HOFers, now they are relegated to merely all-stars. So that tells how much they have fallen...
Joe Johnson is an all-star today. Deron Williams is an all-star today. And these have been all-stars in recent years: Gilbert Arenas, Baron Davis, Brad Miller, Chris Bosh, David West, David Lee. Don't think anyone of these can get close to the HOF...
And if those HOFers you mentioned are relegated to merely all-stars in today's game, then you are just shutting down your argument.
[QUOTE]how about Sasha? ....Loy Vaught....how about your team's bench? .....Matt Barnes, Steve Blake, Shannon Brown, and Luke Walton........they are taking up spots....Barnes is a 6-7 journeyman who is now playing on his 8th team....with 30 teams it isn't hard making a roster.... again....my point is not that the players were as big or athletic as today's players...they just played better basketball....and if 6-7 guys can play today.....then so could the greats like Baylor!!
Posted by Duke4[/QUOTE]
What about them? Are you telling me that in any era that only 100 people can play basketball? then anyone outside of 100 are merely taking up roster spots? Have you ever heard of "growth"? You mean you don't know the game has grown in popularity? thus more people can earn paychecks in this profession than 40 years ago?
The players of yesteryear were playing better basketball? how do you know? Just because they play 125-123 games that every starter ended up with double digit points and rebounds?
Have you really watched the game for 50 years?