The NBA legend Kevin Garnett had one of the best takes on today’s NBA ever. That tweet above from Sam Cooper is so true. It is refreshing to see a former player outside of Allen Iverson talk good about the modern NBA. All these former players talk about how trash these players are and how the game has changed for the worse. Not all, but a lot. So annoying when those guys say that, aka Charles Barkley and Shaq. The players in the NBA today are more skilled than any group of players before. It is so refreshing to see Garnett give these guys credit.
Not only is it refreshing, but Garnett is also correct. Defense is almost impossible to play nowadays with no hand checking. These guys all much more skilled, shooting insane shots. Doesn’t matter what position you are in, you have to be able to shoot somewhat. Imagine Kevin Durant in the ’80s or ’90s, he would be even more unstoppable of a scorer. The way guys can shoot threes doesn’t even compare to back then.
The point is, this take rules from Kevin Garnett. The NBA is the best basketball in the world, and people still complain about it. I can’t tell you how many people I have heard say, “today’s basketball isn’t as good as it used to be” and continue to say they don’t watch anymore. Those people are missing out.
Watch this and if you don’t appreciate the players now, I don’t know what else to say.