Originally posted by susweel:Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by susweel:
I agree with Jerry West, the NBA is hard to watch. Many players are just garbage, many cant even make half of there free throws.
Im a die hard Laker fan but the NBA is a very boring game to watch. Most of the teams dont even play hard. Many of the arenas are half empty. There is no energy in many of the games now.
The league's FT% last year was the highest in NBA history. I think most people are remembering a time that never existed.
I agree 100%. THey remember Bird, MJ, Magic, Kareem, etc. and assume everything was perfect. Nope. There were still crappy players in the 80s, 70s, 60s. Guys still missed some free throws. If anything there's more talent because there's more people playing the game. Not to mention plenty of the teams that are horrible are big market teams. Look at the Knicks and Nets. They're not very good, and they play in that area that has millions and millions of people. According to the theory the small market teams have a hard time, the Knicks should be better than Utah or OKC. NJ(soon to be NY) should have more than 3 wins.
Guys could actually shoot the basketball back then. Players actually could make a mid range jumper. Also there wasn't all these wonna be gangsters and thugs with 50 million tattoos all over there body. NBA should look like a professional league not a game played in a ghetto some where.
League average 3 Point % by season
08-09 season - 36.7%
94-95 season - 35.9%
89-90 season - 33.1%
84-85 season - 28.2%
Could be just me, but it seems guys are getting better at "shooting a basketball".