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joshhorvath
08-13-2013, 12:10 AM
imagine you got to pick when you were born.. in what NBA era would you wanna be in.

the 70's-80's, with the likes of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson etc.. while the Celtics and Lakers run the show.

the 90's, with superstars such as Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone, Pippen etc.. while the Bulls run the show

or the 2000's, with the likes of Shaq, Kobe, Lebron, Anthony, Bosh, Garnett, Duncun etc.. while the Celtics/Lakers/Heat/Spurs run the show.

i know theres alot of player v player... but which era of basketball do you wish you were around to see.

dhopisthename
08-13-2013, 12:21 AM
this one for sure. I can watch any game at any time I want. I can find out standings, injury reports, and hear about trades the moment they happen. I know this isn't the spirit of the question, but its just my take.

rockets-fan
08-13-2013, 12:23 AM
90's, none of this, hey lets team up b.s....

BIG worm
08-13-2013, 12:28 AM
this one for sure. I can watch any game at any time I want. I can find out standings, injury reports, and hear about trades the moment they happen. I know this isn't the spirit of the question, but its just my take.

i voted 90s but you are very right about the access we have to the game now.

BIG worm
08-13-2013, 12:31 AM
....but yea 90s, the D was nasty and i love defensive ball. being a Bulls fan is another huge reason.

cmellofan15
08-13-2013, 12:33 AM
I feel like the league is more equivalent now than it used to be. The league has been top heavy with its superstars and dominant teams in the past and in this most recent era it seems to be more equally dispersed. Of course there have been the teams that have been consistently great teams but many teams have given them a run for their money. The Nets, Pistons, Celtics, Cavaliers, Magic, Sixers, Heat, Knicks, and Pacers have all had their moments to shine at the top of the eastern conference. And in the west there's been the Spurs, Lakers, Mavericks, Suns, Kings, Nuggets, and Thunder/Supersonics who've all been at the top of the west. I'm sure i'm leaving out a few teams, but you get the point. this era has seen a great deal of diversity as far as winning goes.

stawka
08-13-2013, 12:44 AM
Loved the 90's, it seemed like almost every team had at least one superstar

Shaq/Penny/Grant Hill/MJ/Pip/Hakeem/Clyde/Nique/LJ/Zo/Robinson/Reggie/Kemp/Payton/Tim Hardaway/Barkley/Ewing/Malone etc etc etc (and that's just off the top of my head)

Most of those guys, if not all were elite players

**** was just crazy back then. But then again, it's so much easier to watch games nowadays, especially with league pass and all the other easy access - with me being from Australia and all

valade16
08-13-2013, 12:56 AM
I feel like the league is more equivalent now than it used to be. The league has been top heavy with its superstars and dominant teams in the past and in this most recent era it seems to be more equally dispersed. Of course there have been the teams that have been consistently great teams but many teams have given them a run for their money. The Nets, Pistons, Celtics, Cavaliers, Magic, Sixers, Heat, Knicks, and Pacers have all had their moments to shine at the top of the eastern conference. And in the west there's been the Spurs, Lakers, Mavericks, Suns, Kings, Nuggets, and Thunder/Supersonics who've all been at the top of the west. I'm sure i'm leaving out a few teams, but you get the point. this era has seen a great deal of diversity as far as winning goes.

Parity? There have been literally 3 teams from the Western Conference in the finals EVERY year but 1 since 2000. Additionally the Heat have been to the last 3 finals.

The biggest diversity in Champions was the 70's. 60's all Celtics, 80's Celtics/Lakers, 90's Bulls, 00's Lakers/Spurs 2010's Heat.

jerellh528
08-13-2013, 12:58 AM
95-2005

Dade County
08-13-2013, 01:05 AM
Parity? There have been literally 3 teams from the Western Conference in the finals EVERY year but 1 since 2000. Additionally the Heat have been to the last 3 finals.

The biggest diversity in Champions was the 70's. 60's all Celtics, 80's Celtics/Lakers, 90's Bulls, 00's Lakers/Spurs 2010's Heat.

:layup::cheer:

bucketss
08-13-2013, 01:07 AM
im from canada, basketball wasn't really important back than, and access to it would be even harder, i guess i would choose 2000's, wanna skip kobes years and just enjoy the kings dominance tho.

Dade County
08-13-2013, 01:11 AM
90's, none of this, hey lets team up b.s....

I know right... Magic said he wouldn't have come out of college if the bulls had the 1st pick; and those stack Celtic teams, you are right the 80's was crazy.

And the 90's OMG... Stern, Air Jordan, Refs, man let me tale you... Thats when the super star foul calling treatment began.

bucketss
08-13-2013, 01:17 AM
90's, none of this, hey lets team up b.s....

coming from a rockets fan, gold :")

asandhu23
08-13-2013, 02:25 AM
not the 90s for me. Cohan Era in Warriors' history sucks balls.

LeperMessiah
08-13-2013, 02:27 AM
coming from a rockets fan, gold :")

I know right :laugh2:

Hellcrooner
08-13-2013, 02:57 AM
if i could start again a million miles away i would keep myself i would find a way

Antipod
08-13-2013, 03:07 AM
`90s for sure

Aapox
08-13-2013, 03:14 AM
This era. I'd get paid the most and as a pro basketball player get with hot 2000s chicks. The only problem I'd have is getting drunk and doing/saying something stupid and then getting owned by social media. Hmm. Maybe 90's afterall :D

LBJ6
08-13-2013, 04:13 AM
Todays era. I've seen glimpse of the 80's and a whole lot of the succeeding era's, by far todays NBA is the best, plus the access we have today.

PurpleLynch
08-13-2013, 04:23 AM
if i could start again a million miles away i would keep myself i would find a way

Nin or Johnny Cash's version?

PurpleLynch
08-13-2013, 04:31 AM
Anyway the '70-'80 for me. Crazy players:Jabbar,Wilt,West,Magic,Bird,McHale,Parish, Dr J,Malone,Worthy,Thomas,Frazier,Walton,Drexler,King ,Moncrief,English,Gervin,Lanier,McAdoo,Havlicek,We s Unseld,Dave Cowens,Hayes,Maravich...The '70-'80 decade was crazy talent.

OlivaThor
08-13-2013, 07:42 AM
if i could start again a million miles away i would keep myself i would find a way

:clap:

ManRam
08-13-2013, 09:47 AM
The 90s and this very present era. I don't find the bulk of the 70s-80s terribly compelling for whatever reason.

NYKnickFanatic
08-13-2013, 10:02 AM
90's with ease.

MrfadeawayJB
08-13-2013, 10:32 AM
90's

BigBlueCrew
08-13-2013, 10:50 AM
The 90's easy.

ManningToTyree
08-13-2013, 11:14 AM
90s

effen5
08-13-2013, 11:23 AM
90s....the rivalry back then OMG...

Bulls Knicks
Knicks Heat
Indy Knicks
Bulls Pistons

LOVED THEM ALL!

Reggie vs Michael
Michael vs the Knicks
Reggie hitting back to back 3's in like 7 seconds....Damn 90s was fun to watch.

bagwell368
08-13-2013, 11:24 AM
imagine you got to pick when you were born.. in what NBA era would you wanna be in.

the 70's-80's, with the likes of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson etc.. while the Celtics and Lakers run the show.

Do you mean 1970-1989? Bird and Magic was the 80's and early 90's. Wilt, West, Havlicek, Cowens was the 1970's. I would break them apart myself, there were very different times/eras from each other.

What about the 1960's and 1950's. I would pick the early 50's - my game in the late 70's through the early 80's was good enough that I would have been a pro (if I was able to go back in time, and yeah, that era was much weaker than what came after which is even more why I would have played. I wasn't that great).

valade16
08-13-2013, 11:25 AM
coming from a rockets fan, gold :")

:laugh:

Lo Porto
08-13-2013, 11:41 AM
Pro's and Con's

80's Pro's - team basketball and no star treatment
80's Con's - not much parody at all

90's Pro's - the sport grew, stars took over, game became more exciting
90's Con's - stars treated differently, money corrupted the game

2000's Pro's - parody increases, more than one star getting the treatment
2000's Con's - money becoming more powerful and stars joining up


I vote for the 80's. I don't like the Lakers or Celtics, but at least that era was won by basketball TEAMS and not individuals given advantages, teams being constructed, or money running everything.

Heatcheck
08-13-2013, 12:17 PM
I am a little partial towards the early and mid 90s. although i do enjoy the style of play more now than anytime before.

Hellcrooner
08-13-2013, 01:19 PM
Nin or Johnny Cash's version?

Mr Cash Stole the song for him forever i cant even fathom listening to the original now.

valade16
08-13-2013, 01:31 PM
Mr Cash Stole the song for him forever i cant even fathom listening to the original now.

Agreed! He did to Hurt what Hendrix did to Watchtower...

All-In
08-13-2013, 05:49 PM
I loved the 90’s. It’s the reason why BBall is my favorite sport. I just remember so many brawls…so many great moments….it was great entrainment. The Heat V Knicks 98 playoffs when Zo and Larry Johnson got into a fist fight was classic….I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw Van Gundy hanging on Zo’s leg lol….even though it cost the heat the series…

PurpleLynch
08-13-2013, 06:44 PM
Agreed! He did to Hurt what Hendrix did to Watchtower...

I cannot agree,I love both versions,but they have different mood in my opinion,but equally beautiful. Agree with the Hendrix's one. Anyway '70-'80.

rockets-fan
08-14-2013, 12:22 AM
coming from a rockets fan, gold :")

Not my fault Howard wanted to team up with Harden...back to the topic please.

joshhorvath
08-14-2013, 05:29 PM
the 90's was a great era, i only remember very little of it.. god dam being only in my early 20's..

RiLoc
08-14-2013, 10:33 PM
I would prefer this era; widened access to media through the internet, synergy, advanced stats availability, Sloan Sports Conference... Those developments make the game far more interesting to me.

SlimKid
08-15-2013, 12:15 PM
As a fan, the 90's.

If I were a player, today's game. Crazy money + medical advancements

Chromehounds
08-15-2013, 12:22 PM
I picked the 90's, and still waiting for another Jordan........

Heatcheck
08-15-2013, 04:51 PM
I picked the 90's, and still waiting for another Jordan........

good luck with that