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Old 05-29-2012, 12:32 AM   #5
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Default Re: Anyone noticed that since Jordan retired in 98...

Originally Posted by Derivative
No dominant bigman had been drafted since then The only decent bigman had been Stoudemire, Yao and Howard()


Since Jordan the league had been flooded with extremely talented perimeters, more talent perimeters players had been drafted from 1996-2006 than NBA as a whole prior to that, Iverson, Kobe, Carter, McGrady, Wade, Lebron, Carmelo, etc....

Jordan ended the era of bigman, and ushered in the era of perimeter players

Jordan had a very interesting impact on the sport of basketball. Fiscally speaking he's probably had a bigger impact than any team sport athlete, at least in North America. No one player was more marketed or glamorized, the 90's itself served as little more than a platform for his modernized game. The dump it down back to the basket big man has become all but extinct and there has been a proliferation of face up jump shooting big men. There's certainly an argument to be made that Jordan's extraordinary popularity has impacted the manner in which taller, larger players play the game. There appears to be a rather sizable group of basketball fans that have a conflicting view or lasting image of Jordan's ultimate impact on the sport, a level of ambivalence.
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