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Did the Golden State Warriors ruin basketball?

Iso ball in the NBA is gonna die soon, at least on winning teams
Iso ball is dying and the game is becoming oriented around ball movement and complex defensive strategy. The pace is quicker and the stars are more unselfish. I'd say the game has gotten better, and the amount of attention it's getting is proof of that. Steph is a gobal superstar. There might be a lot of elite teams, but there is elite talent all over the league now.

If you want to talk about a sport declining, look at football.
[ Edited by binarythird on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:22 PM ]
without a doubt
The Warriors didnt ruin anything. Theyve just played the new version of the game far better than everyone else.
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I haven't heard one analyst say the warriors ruined basketball.

The real discussion is has the game changed for the better or for worse. Many people think today's game is worse for a lot of reasons. The people who think iso basketball is dying are pretty much wrong. NBA analysts said the other day that only like 6-7 teams run something other than an iso type system (GS is one that doesn't run it). Nobody knows the impact this will have on younger generation players yet. Will they copy Steph Curry? Can't say. But not many people could if they wanted to.

All I know is there is only about 5 teams worth watching right now. That sucks. That is why a lot of old timers are talking s**t. There isnt much to watch outside GS and a handful of other teams.
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
I haven't heard one analyst say the warriors ruined basketball.

The real discussion is has the game changed for the better or for worse. Many people think today's game is worse for a lot of reasons. The people who think iso basketball is dying are pretty much wrong. NBA analysts said the other day that only like 6-7 teams run something other than an iso type system (GS is one that doesn't run it). Nobody knows the impact this will have on younger generation players yet. Will they copy Steph Curry? Can't say. But not many people could if they wanted to.

All I know is there is only about 5 teams worth watching right now. That sucks. That is why a lot of old timers are talking s**t. There isnt much to watch outside GS and a handful of other teams.

Many people? Those old-timers are usually dumb ones though. If you listen to smart ones like Kareem or Walton or people with intelligence, they will usually tell you different. What we are seeing is amazing team ball. People want to glorify the Jordan era, but the Jordan era was a crappy expansion league with also only about 6 teams worth watching lol. If you go back and watch those games, they are slow, plodding, and full of iso ball. Those players simply would get ran off the court in today's game, and they weren't nearly as skilled . People say that era had real defense, but those Knicks were dirty and cheap, and those Pistons from back then were totally out of line and out to injure.

The teams that are good are playing good team ball right now, and that's where the league is going. Dinosaurs will get left in the dust, and the world. The league is in a really great place right now. The WORST era was the post-Jordan era, which was full of wannabe Jordan's and iso balls and Iversons, and other such garbage; the league was unwatchable then and it's a great thing that we've broken out of that.

Again, if you want to talk about a league with declining quality, talk football or baseball. Baseball is straight up zzzzzzzzz to most of the younger generation.
[ Edited by binarythird on Mar 8, 2016 at 9:50 AM ]
the fact this is even a discussion...

he didnt ruin the game, hes revolutionizing it, just the way jordan did.

the hate is real.
They took what the Suns were doing years ago and actually added defense to the equation. All this will do is start forcing players to play faster, smarter and move the ball around more. Right now the Warriors and Spurs are leading the way on how basketball should be played as far as I'm concerned. They play fun basketball, smart basketball, I would LOVE for it to catch on and to see more players trying to emulate Curry, not just chucking up shots but playing within the framework of a team, playing intelligently and unselfishly.


The ball-stopping, team momentum killing players out there are simply going to have to adapt.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Mar 8, 2016 at 10:47 AM ]
dude doesn't miss. It will take an injury or getting paid and lazy to stop him. Even if Ciry

Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Iso ball in the NBA is gonna die soon, at least on winning teams

This. If anything, I think the Warriors may have saved basketball. Im not even a fan but there isn't anything about that team that I can dislike.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Iso ball in the NBA is gonna die soon, at least on winning teams

This. If anything, I think the Warriors may have saved basketball. Im not even a fan but there isn't anything about that team that I can dislike.

trust me.. you wouldnt like their turnovers. That is their one achilles heel.
How are they ruining basketball? Sure Curry launches moon shots but he is a one of a kind player. The rest is beautiful ball movement and tough defense. Isn't that a coaches dream?
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Originally posted by binarythird:
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
I haven't heard one analyst say the warriors ruined basketball.

The real discussion is has the game changed for the better or for worse. Many people think today's game is worse for a lot of reasons. The people who think iso basketball is dying are pretty much wrong. NBA analysts said the other day that only like 6-7 teams run something other than an iso type system (GS is one that doesn't run it). Nobody knows the impact this will have on younger generation players yet. Will they copy Steph Curry? Can't say. But not many people could if they wanted to.

All I know is there is only about 5 teams worth watching right now. That sucks. That is why a lot of old timers are talking s**t. There isnt much to watch outside GS and a handful of other teams.

Many people? Those old-timers are usually dumb ones though. If you listen to smart ones like Kareem or Walton or people with intelligence, they will usually tell you different. What we are seeing is amazing team ball. People want to glorify the Jordan era, but the Jordan era was a crappy expansion league with also only about 6 teams worth watching lol. If you go back and watch those games, they are slow, plodding, and full of iso ball. Those players simply would get ran off the court in today's game, and they weren't nearly as skilled . People say that era had real defense, but those Knicks were dirty and cheap, and those Pistons from back then were totally out of line and out to injure.

The teams that are good are playing good team ball right now, and that's where the league is going. Dinosaurs will get left in the dust, and the world. The league is in a really great place right now. The WORST era was the post-Jordan era, which was full of wannabe Jordan's and iso balls and Iversons, and other such garbage; the league was unwatchable then and it's a great thing that we've broken out of that.

Again, if you want to talk about a league with declining quality, talk football or baseball. Baseball is straight up zzzzzzzzz to most of the younger generation.

Agreed! Warriors are just downright fun to watch! A lot of teams just put a snoozefest out on the court, whereas ball movement and sound defensive strategy have prevailed for the warriors. If anything, I think it may help basketball. You may see more people playing the sport when they are younger because if they have great moves and a great shot, they won't just give up because they are not over 6'5". Basketball is one of those sports which is mostly limited to extremely tall individuals.

The warriors emphasis on "small ball" may encourage more people that are closer to 6' to play the sport. With more people playing, more will have an interest in watching the NBA. Couple that with the violence and greed of the NFL, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the NBA pass the NFL one day.
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