Re: Kareem on the NBA
posted at 6/12/2011 7:31 AM EDT
It's just so easy to say anyplyer fromm any era wouldn be as great in the current era. By definition, youre saying this era is the greatest of all time. In ten years, that era will be the greatest of all time, by default.
Ill admit, it would be difficult to imagine any player being able to avg 50 points and 20+ rebounds today. Now, todays centers are garbage imo compared to most other era's. Take a player like DH...most of his career hes been great based upon athleticism... Tall, strong, quick, can jump... pure athlete...not much on the skill side. Outside of DH...who the heck else plays center in the NBA that would sniff top 100 GOAT's??
Wilt was tall also, quick, fast, strong, jumped and possessed many more skills than DH. Wilt went up against much tougher opposition than DH... Wilt had Russell, Thurmond, Bellamy...DH has Perkins, Bynum & I cant think of anyone...
Read an article that most players measured in the old days were wearing socks but todays players get measured in sneakers, adding 1-2 more inches. Anyway, heres an interesting read comparing the era's http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100224214633AAvvebd
Honestly, I cant see Wilt avging 50/25 in this era... but I cant imagine it when he did it in his era either. In his prime, he would statistically dominate this eras NBA...no question in my mind.