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Good post. Reggie was lights out. I honestly think Lebron would be really bothered by the physical nature of the game in the 90's. He would whine a lot. More than he does now. Players like Mourning, Ewing, Robinson, Hakeem, Malone, Rodman, Oakley, Dale Davis, Prime Shaq, MJ, Pippen, and a lot of other great defenders would make Lebron cry. I really believe that. Why do I believe that? Because Lebron is the face of an NBA era where athleticism is more important than pure basketball skills. This wasn't the case in the 90's. You were either a great basketball player, or you didn't play in the NBA. You couldn't just be a great athlete and get minutes.
Lebron would be an all star in any decade. He's a superior athlete.
True, but all star and best in the game are far different. I think MM's post has lots of truth
This post was edited by mpcoan 13 months ago
Very well said man
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Couldn't disagree more. This is exactly why it is so hard to compare in different generations. If LeBron had grown up playing in that era, he may have embraced the physical nature of the late 80s early 90s. He doesnt have to play that physical because that's not how today's game is played. That doesn't mean he couldn't have played like that. LeBron is a great athlete and player. It is ludicrous to say that he would've cried bc of how physical the game was back then.
Someone else mentioned the fact that defense was much more physical back then which is a fact.. But you have to look at the other side of it too. Think of how physical Lebron could have been on defense, he would have locked guys down.
And if you want to bring MJ into the conversation, you can look at him as to why the league is so soft today. Stern changed the rules to protect Jordan. All this Lebron is too soft to have played in Jordan's era is BS. Jordan got all the calls
Oakley has no business being mentioned with those players. He was a thug
This post was edited by PhantasyDr 13 months ago
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