Originally Posted by ProfessorMurder
I'm a firm believer that the stats/records should be counted towards all time NBA history.
Some of the greatest players played in the ABA and it's unfair to automatically discount that. Especially since the leagues merged, they're both American, players crossed over between leagues. It's not like it was a minor league.
Do you think the statistics should be considered in the same manner as the NBA statistics during the time?
I say they have to be adjusted downward somewhat for the insane pace of the game, combined with the three-point shot, which the NBA did not use until the 1979-80 season I think.
EDIT: Although now that I look at the pace statistics on basketball reference, there doesn't seem to be much difference between the leagues for pace, at least during the years when the stat was kept.