Originally Posted by DCAllAmerican
Not sure who said it but I agree with the idea of you not really knowing a player unless you were alive/conscious during their time of play. Highlights are one thing, but did you live during the era in which he played? Did you UNDERSTAND basketball during that time?
Being 8 when Jordan was playing doesn't count. You did not understand what you were seeing with a developed basketball mind.
So sometimes, arguments vs someone of another generation will just be a waste of words
well, that of course was me. But thats belittling those who were young at the time, apparently.
I'm not the type to say anything about guys like Wilt, Elgin, West, Russell because I've only seen highlights. I can't speak about those players, so when my Dad talks about them, I let him be. Would be dumb of me to argue about a subject i have no real knowledge about.
But with some people, they think their expertise is so massive, that looking at some highlights is enough for them to give an opinion.
You pretty much summed up what I was saying in a more "gentle and positive" way. Arguments vs someone of another generation will just be a waste of words
was exactly what i was trying to say. Thank you