My buddy during the All-Star game was trying to say that stars in the 60s - 80s wouldn't even be in the league if they played today. His first example was Jerry West trying to guard Derrick Rose, and how that just wouldn't work. That's a feasible example, I mean the modern man has become certainly more physical over the last 20-30 years inside the game of basketball, but I still think PGs could still play point the same way.
Then he tried to say that Larry Bird of all people would be a scrub in today's NBA...and I got legit pissed off about it...Bird could hit any jumper on the court...could bank a 20 footer whenever he wanted to just because he could. The dude was 6'9 220...and despite me making the comparison to Durant as far as not being strong and still being able to dominate, he was steadfast in his garbage opinion on the matter.
So what do you guys think...do you think the stars of the 70s and 80s in the NBA could play in the NBA today?