Moronic! Simply moronic.
The league wasn’t watered down back then. He was double and triple teamed all game.
How many centers in the league right now are better–equal too–even close to Wilt.
You may like to suck Kobe off, but to say that Wilt couldn’t get on the floor right now shows your bias and inability
to even grasp the obvious.
Wilt benefited from narrower lanes, no ball handling responsibilities and an offense that consisted of dumping him the ball. He stood a good 6" over his counterpart and was stronger and faster most of the time. That wouldn’t be the case today. He wouldn’t even be one of the 20 most athletic CENTERS, his 8ft fade would be pushed to 14-16 feet and he wouldn’t know how to play without his physical advantages which would be extinct nowadays. He’d be just another player.
NBA tv just showed the game, and as hard is it is to believe Bryant got his 81 within the flow of the game. He didn’t start forcing things until the last 6 min, and he single handedly brought them back from an 18-point defecit.
I love watching clips of Pistol Pete, but he would be Steve Nash + 2 inches not an elite scorer.
Face it, the game has passed the players of yesteryear by. Todays player is bigger, stronger and faster with the benefit of the games evolution on their side. There have been so many advances in the understanding of the game [not unlike weight training]in the last few decades that it'd be foolish to think that it'd be a fair match.
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Even more silly!!
Pistol would be MUCH more than Nash +2".
Get a clue. The guy averaged 50 a game with NO three. He was a much better ball handler than Nash and was 5x the shooter/scorer.
Yes, todays players are more athletic, but the skills were so much more developed back then. It ain’t football. They aren’t chasing each other down and tackling them.
And still idiotic to think Wilt wouldn’t be a top 20 center. I don’t even have to argue that point. You can’t even name the top 20 centers now because there aren’t 20.