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Old 11-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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Default Re: why has the NBA gone pu$$ified over the years?

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Originally Posted by swi7ch
I'm watching this vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=180Nf0cE_dI - and you'll see that the 80s were the most physical/violent decade and the NBA had fewer and fewer fights as the decades went on. The last big fight was Malice at the Palace and that was like 8 years ago.

What changed?
what changed was sports media. The vast majority of fans watch most bball as highlights and tend to overhype things like dunks. Well, allowing more offensive freedom/attack has led to better highlight reels for games.
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