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Kareem's prime was sort of a weird time, though, when the ABA was stealing all of the athletic players, so it's hard to tell exactly; but I agree, he'd definitely still be great today.
I think Wilt's one of the greatest athletes ever, but I wonder if he'd be a fundamentally great center. D12 is as athletic as any center ever, but he's not in their league. I think he could be a good as he wanted to be just due to his size and athleticism alone, but it's hard to tell. Again, it's just impossible to compare players across the merger in my opinion.
I think the only "early" center that would really translate well, just from myself watching film of most of those players, would be Kareem. If you watch Wilt, Russell, Elgin, all those guys, you can tell that they wouldn't be Chris Paul or LeBron today. Kareem, though, I think would definitely transfer. That's the earliest player that I put on my GOAT list.
I know. That's why I just don't bother trying to rank or compare stars from the '60s. You have no idea how they'll transfer to today's game. Who's to say that with Dwight Howard's body, he could've have averaged 50 then. You just don't know.
Yeah, I have read that one. Seems really interesting that LBJ would average 40-10-10, and he's playing better competition now.
Thanks for the links, Colin. Definitely conclusive. I used to look at 82games a lot in the past, but it seemed like they were pretty lax about keeping their numbers current. But those figures are definitely updated through the end of the regular season.
I appreciate the kind note.
Thanks for being a fan, Colin!
You got it, Colin. As a Celtics fan, I hope Ray and Rondo don't go anywhere!
No problem, Colin!
I would do it without any second thoughts.