Veggamattic wrote: alebaba wrote:
Today's defense is better than it's ever been and your list is comical. Stop romanticizing the past.
I can't take your post seriously, when teams are taking turn breaking scoring records. Games are much more physical back then. Try going to the park and have a guy that is real physical on defense to guard you and see how tired and sore body is. Now, do that for 82 games and see how your body feel. The game is more free now, compare to back then.
ps. Cavs literally drop 85 points at the freaking half in the finals and you're saying defense has is better than it's ever been.
When I watch today's game I see more contact than ever before. Especially on ball handlers. The way the game is played goes in waves when it comes to offence. Certain years teams score more and certain years less depending on what the style of play du jour is at the time and this is not based on physicality it is based mostly on coaching style.
One of the reasons that game was so high scoring was that there was a lot of trips to the line due to it being so physicalbut also a ton of 3's that add extra points to the total.
The game back then may have been dirtier due to the new flagrant rules but not more physical and not nearly as good overall defense.
You probably never watched any games back then, you can argue about the defensive scheme is more complicated now , but more physical ? No, it's not even close and it's not debatable.
As you said, they're shooting tons of 3's now but still getting a lot of FT too. Back then , players banging inside the paint for FT, we just got Harden broke the record of most 3 point foul shot by a distant margin.
The ref allowed much more contact back then, i don't know how you can say otherwise.