Originally Posted by flipogb
agreed ,constant comparison to old timers is way too much in the NBA. just talk about match ups between current players instead and focus on the games being played
But even comparisons of current players is really just a sub-discussion to how they fit in all time. "If Kobe is better than LeBron now, he will be higher in the all time rankings." That is why people are treating individual games or small runs as evidence of being greater. Any little thing builds to that players legacy (at least in these peoples minds).