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Tarik One
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The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
...than the players from previous eras.

I get it. It was a more physical game back then. That is because the rules allowed them to play that way.

They didn't make the rules. They are playing in a system that is already in place. It doesn't make them mentally weaker or unable to be effective during those previous eras.

If skinny arse Reggie Miller can pop off against the Knicks, do you really believe that Kevin Durant can't?
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Hester Carries
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
Less tougher, huh?


shel311
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
If today's game had the 90s rules and vice versa, we would be talking about how soft the 90s were and how tough the guys playing today are.


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WildcatMike
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
Damn, the LeBitch fans are triggered.

The GOAT is 6-0 in NBA finals...played against thugs in Detroit and New York...NEVER needed a GAME 7 to win the tittle.

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nicholastiger
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
It’s all about entertainment and product
Rule changes changed the game


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504Voodoo
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
Get ready cuz the MSB is going to downvote you into oblivion


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CaptainPanic
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
NBA players whine more than any other type of athlete. They aren’t tough.


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Cocotheape
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
I don’t really care if the league is tougher or not, something had to be done about the dog shite state of basketball circa 2004. It was terrible to watch and the rule changes around defense have provided a more entertaining era


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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
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Damn, the LeBitch fans are triggered.

The GOAT is 6-0 in NBA finals...played against thugs in Detroit and New York...NEVER needed a GAME 7 to win the tittle.
You clearly are more triggered than OP


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Rep520
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
From 2003-05, there were only 3 Finals games in which a team scored 100 points. The point totals were 100, 101 and 102 points.

There were zero finals games in which both teams scored 100+ points. I love basketball, but the period from 94-05 wasn't the most fun to watch.

On OP's point, players adapt. LeBron and Jordan are both examples. LeBron came in during the dead period for offense, did well there and transitioned just fine to today. MJ came in during a high scoring era in the 80's, and transitioned just fine to the low scoring mid-late 90's.


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Mithridates6
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
Teams didn't play much defense in the 80s or 90s despite being more violent. The 2017 or 18 Warriors would've spanked the 90s Bulls or 80s Lakers


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ironeagle40
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
First time Bron Bron drove the lane of the bad boys he wouldn't have to flop like he always does. Those dudes would of buried the receding hairline wonder into the 3rd row


Boomshockalocka
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
Tough? What about a guy who is 6’5” guarding bigger men than him in the post and putting up # like this.

James Harden is holding players to 32.1 FG% on post-ups and a scoring frequency of 12.8%

That’s tough if I have ever seen tough.


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Rep520
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
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First time Bron Bron drove the lane of the bad boys he wouldn't have to flop like he always does. Those dudes would of buried the receding hairline wonder into the 3rd row


LeBron weighs 260 and the biggest guy on the Bad Boys was 251.

There were hard fouls in those days that would lead to easier ejections these days, but people act like the Bad Boys were all 300 pound monsters who could get away with ECW moves with no calls.


UMRealist
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
With this topic, the biggest difference to me is how much the players complain to the refs now vs then. Sure guys like Jordan, Barkley, Shaq, etc. would complain to the refs but you didn't have most of the starters doing any of that, and certainly not the 4th guy off the bench who plays 8 minutes per game. The complaining now is out of control.


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UMRealist
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
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From 2003-05, there were only 3 Finals games in which a team scored 100 points. The point totals were 100, 101 and 102 points.

There were zero finals games in which both teams scored 100+ points. I love basketball, but the period from 94-05 wasn't the most fun to watch.
The fact that an NBA finals team only scored 54 points is actually ludicrous. If you go back and look at that series a team only broke 90 twice.


Mithridates6
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
Those series with the Cavs, Celtics and Magic in that era were brutal. But the level of defense was like 150x what it was in the 80s and 100x of the 90s


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NFLU7
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
Stop. LeBron would make anyone from the Bad Boys look stupid.


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ironeagle40
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
They still took down bigs bigger than Lebron


Rep520
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re: The NBA being a "softer" league doesn't mean the players are less tough
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They still took down bigs bigger than Lebron


LeBron's beaten bigger guys than the Bad Boys.

One of LeBron's most dominant series ever was vs this guy:



But people think he couldn't handle this guy:



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