Re: The 1980s feature the most underrated era for guards.
Mos of today's guards produce empty stats.
A. Their IQ overall is horrid
B. The rules allow them to be as successful as they are statistically
The game is geared to increase guard production. Most of the players mentioned by the OP would be getting hall of fame numbers if they played in this era, with no touch rules and lack of big men guarding the paint.