I was on basketball bulletin boards 20 years ago (and then some), none of this was really talked about in the way you guys bring it up LOL. But yes, I know. ISH style humor.
Back then people talked a lot about basketball being the best sport. Instead of comparing players of different eras(which happened, just nowhere near as much as it does here), the comparisons to why basketball was a better sport than baseball or hockey would constantly come up. Why the NBA was run better than any major sport, things like that. If only we knew how bad the refs would get and how manipulative Stern would become! LOL
- David Robinson will go down as the greatest center ever
There was massive David Robinson hype for 2 years, '90 to '92. Then people started to realize that, although he was a great player, he was not the other-wordly player that he was initially thought to be.
Then when people learned that a player named Shaquille O'Neal was on the horizon, Robinson became yesterday's news almost overnight.