“Pistol would be today better than he was then,” Grevey tells USA TODAY Sports. “He’s about the only player I could say would be better in this era than he was in his own. And we know how great he was in his own era. Oh my God, he’d be phenomenal now.”
It’s not a bully game like it was 30, 40 years ago,” Grevey says. “You always had a hand on your hip. The defender was guiding you, telling you where to go. Now the offensive man tells the defensive player: ‘You can’t touch me.’ They can get to the rim, get into the paint so much more easily now.
Pistol is the primary athlete I wish I could have seen play
Pistol Pete averaged 24 ppg for his career and 31 in the year he won the scoring title.
I'm not entirely sure he'd be an NBA basketball player if he was born 25 years ago instead of back in the day.
am birds biggest fan but on the inside lebron would over power larry.
Larry shooting, moving
Larry better open court defender.
Rebounds even or bird by a shade
quote:I agree, as far as titles go. Hell he might not win many games either. Have you ever heard him coach? Doesn't exactly come across as an X's and O's guru. No way he'd be a legend if he coached today.
I know, man. I feel the same way about Bear Bryant. Doubt he could win many games in today's athletic environment.