EliteSmarts wrote:You can tell me your age and when you started to watch the NBA so people can understand your perspective better.
Tell me what you miss about the OLD NBA
Tell me what you like that has changed & evolved in the new NBA
I always like to hear from OG perspectives
I casually watched Warrior games in early 90s and knew who the players were. At recess we would pretend to be RUNTMC etc.
I can say I really got into the NBA in 1997 season especially the playoffs and NBA Finals. Jordans Bulls and the Utah Jazz were mesmerizing for me. Stockton & Malone pick n roll seemed unstoppable and Jordan was a wizard.
What I miss about the 'old NBA'. Defense was allowed to be physical. Hand checking and physical post play was fun to watch for me. No touch fouls and no flopping.
I like that offenses have become more complex as well as offensive players and their skillset. Toni Kukoc was KD before KD for me. 6'11 PF who could handle and shoot. That was nuts. I like that the league has become more skilled overall. 3point shooting, dribbling, passing, and IQ have all gotten better and a natural rise overtime.