1950s: Bob Pettit – George Mikan, Bob Cousy runner ups Yeah I’m going with Pettit over Mikan and Cousy. The reasoning being: Mikan had no competition for his time and it was pre shot clock, pre goaltending era, he was playing in a baby version of the NBA basically. Cousy was a great player but… Continue reading Who would you say was the greatest NBA players of each decade for the past 40 years?
Honestly, I think it’s part ignorance and part denial. First of all, since Wilt played in the 1960s and he’s no longer around to defend himself, and most of the people who watched him play are getting too old themselves, it’s very easy for the typical Gen Z / Millenial fan to point out that:… Continue reading Why do so many casual NBA fans discredit Wilt Chamberlain because he played in a “weak” era?
This is one of the most common myths that perpetuate, that Wilt played in a weak era with 8 teams full of short white unathletic dudes and that’s why he dominated easily and dropped 50 a night. Well, I’m going to name a bunch of HoFers from his era, and tell you their best seasons.… Continue reading Debunking NBA Myths: Did Wilt play in a ‘weak’ era?