Originally Posted by plowking
Yet facts still state that players shoot a lower % and score less today. So I guess the defenses have gotten better, since that is a large indication of what defense goes by.
Why is it that rules are constantly being shifted to allow more freedom on offense? Its called counteracting a shift. Know why? Because the advantage has shifted to the defensive side with more advanced and sophisticated defenses.
Its as if you don't have any common sense and simply let your hard on for me spew out senseless shit as you have.
Nobody is arguing against the stats themselves, we just don't buy your B.S. 'explanation' as to why the stats today are different. We're all waiting for you to provide a single shred of evidence that supports your claim. Field goal percentages are lower - well - whoopy ****ing doo basketball isn't played on a stat sheet it is played on a court with 10 people at a time. Provide some video clips, where you can showcase some routine offensive plays like pick and roll, backdoor cuts etc from say the 80's or 90's, than provide video clips of those exact same offensive plays being run today and show how differently defenses react. Make sure that if you provide an example, we can't go back and see that exact same type of defense from the past because then we will disprove you. Once you find a clip of present-era defense reacting in a way never before done or seen in the 90's than maybe we can buy into your theory that defenses became more 'sophisticated'.
Until that time, your full of shit. Good luck.