First, the quality of the players is much lower today.
Interesting read: http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2012...s-scoring-1985
Scoring average of "teams" in two completely different eras with completely different players is not disputing anything that I said. Let's keep this apples to apples. If you or anyone else would like to try again, I am still patiently waiting.
But here's a good article that does a good job dispelling a lot of the myth's that it was much harder to score in the 90's than today:
If you need insider access to read it, it's also posted here:
Also this blog has a lot of good links on this topic too
If you can find something that shows it was harder to score in the 80's or 90's than today that isn't just a former player's opinion I would be interested to see it. Players saying the players were better in their era is nothing new. Here's a good article from 1998 talking about the lack of quality in the NBA back then:
I want the Heat to lose as much as anyone but I can see all the Lebron haters being served crow. As far as comparing him to MJ, the only place that's even a relevant argument is off the court as the face of the NBA. Lebron has taken that torch and run with it all the while also becoming exactly what people said he would when he was 15, the greatest bball player on the planet. There's pry never been another athlete with the pressure James has had placed upon him. Most of the LBJ/MJ argument comes from the Lebron haters, they outnumber his fans like 100 to 1.
I enjoyed game 1 but it's only 1 game, and Miami always bounces back from a loss in game 1's. No need to really watch tonight, Miami tonight by 7-10 points.
Leonard just got in the way of Lebron's elbow... Foul!
Good first q. Good to see officiating consistent from game 1 so far.
Ray Allen can't have the ball enough for Miami these 2 first games, he and Duncan both impressing for their age.
Wow! That was quite the acting.
The Miami Floppers