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Old 11-30-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default why has the NBA gone pu$$ified over the years?

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?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: why has the NBA gone pu$$ified over the years?

its not just the nba, its society in general.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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Think about the image of the league and the children.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
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lebron james happened. Where teaming up with the best instead of competing with them happened.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: why has the NBA gone pu$$ified over the years?

Fighting just to fight is just stupid. There is a difference between physical play and just being a dumbass and fighting. Rule changes and making the NBA more like the Euroleague has softened the league. Guys in the older days seemed more competitive and weren't friends on the court. Today's game you have opposing teams chatting, joking, and high fiving each other. Very different. I think Stern/NBA just wanted a more fan friendly NBA. So you have what you have now. I like physical play, but not playing dirty or dumbassery. There is a difference.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:34 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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Old 11-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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Default Re: why has the NBA gone pu$$ified over the years?

Techs for staredowns is one the more pu$$yest stupidest new rules out there.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:37 PM   #8
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e3C-LQWF2s

^70's was more hardcore. Infact, there was like a NBA record 40-41 physical fights in the 76-77 season, I believe.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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lebron james happened. Where teaming up with the best instead of competing with them happened.

Repped
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:51 PM   #10
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ron artest went into the stands
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #11
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Advertisement happened. It sells better when perimeter players becomes huge stars. Nobody roots for giants. They killed big men's impact on the game by making everything easier for perimeter players.

Also Lebron James,Bosh,Howard,Paul all hurt NBA by leaving their franchises to team up with other franchise players.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:36 PM   #13
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Revisionist history happened. Where everyone thinks that every foul in the 70s-90s was a hard tough physical foul when in actuality these eras had more foul calls over todays game.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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so in order to be hard you have to get in a fight? how bout just playing hard?
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