Could the top 5 NBA players today still be top 5 in the 80's/early 90's? | Page 2

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  1. MartinGibson86 Green Belt

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    Jordan, Isiah, Bird, Magic, (Olajuwon, Kareem, Ewing)

    Lebron, Westbrook, Harden, Kawhi? Curry? Klay? Boogie, KD

    I'll take the 80s squad. 4-1. Probably a sweep.

    Just imagine what Hakeem would do to to Boogie. Or what 4th/5th year MJ does to any of their guards.

    Steph is mentioned among the best because he's a back to back MVP and the only unanimous ever (laughable).

    But I agree, he's faded and I no longer consider him top 5.
     
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    Steph Curry would absolutely NOT be elite in the handcheck era.

    Elite (IMO): Can make a compelling case for being one of the 2 best at your position or one of the 10 best overall.

    Steph would look like Steve Kerr if they played defense like the 80s. Christ, he even has a similar name.
     
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    Players are better now for the most part even though the league is watered down. Curry would get detroyed though.
     
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    Not a fucking chance. Even drexler would demolish this current league and put up amazing stats. David robinson would average 30/15/5 with ease. Lets not talk about jordan or olajuwan.
     
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    I don't know how many of them could stop Dirk, let alone a top 5 player.
     
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    A tall white guy uses a high arching fadeaway. Never seen that before Dirk.

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    yes of course
     
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    No way. The NBA was much more physical and with less crybabies back then. No way today's players would survive when you've got body-bruising guys like Charles Oakley and Bill Laimbeer.
     
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