The NBA has been around for 76 seasons at this point, so it has understandably undergone a significant amount of change over the years. The rules are different, the style of play is different and so are the athletes. This in turn would make it clear that comparisons of teams and players different eras doesn’t make a whole lot of sense but that doesn’t stop people from doing it all the time.
Kyle Kuzma was on the ‘Draymond Green Show’ where they discussed why players from different eras shouldn’t be compared, as you shouldn’t have to minimize the greatness of one individual to prop up another. Kuzma also spoke about how rule changes and style of play make it difficult to compare teams from different times but did shower praise on the Showtime Lakers of the 1980s, as he said they would dominate in this era because of the way they played back then.
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