Originally Posted by azbroncfan
College hoops are good to watch but the NBA? Just a bunch of Thug Leon's trying to have the best stats and biggest houses. NBA was awesome in the Bird magic era but now it is fire up a 3, Try to dunk, fire up a 3, try to make sportscenter. I bet you will find a lot of people with the same opinion. Not much strategy in NBA anymore. I'll try to make more threes than you, if not throw it to the tallest guy and let him try to dunk.
I grew up watching the NBA when it "Fantastic" mid to late 80's. I know good basketball when I see it.
I also see how the college game has been degraded by the exodus of young talent to the NBA.
however, the issue I argued was basketball not being exiting. I think it still is when you have a close game regardless of the quality of fundemantal play on the court.
I too am burned out by the lack of fundamentals, blame Jordan for the dumbing down of the NBA at least you are on the same track as me when it comes to Bird and Magic.
Everything changed once Jordan became "the man."