It has been a common debate for a long time now that the ’90s was better than that of today’s NBA league, current players, etcetera, etcetera. Comparing two different eras is very complicating and difficult. Needless to say, the talents featured in these two separate timelines vary from skill to skill.
The NBA, or the game itself, has changed so much that old guns could not recognize it anymore, or can’t they? There’s probably a universe out there where these three present-day NBA players played during the ’90s, and what they could have looked like during that time.
1. DeMar Derozan (Chicago Bulls)
DeRozan is a master of shooting mid-range jumpers. It was only recently that he started jacking up threes in games. Just 20 years ago, most shots inside the court came from either the paint or from mid-range. More so, the mid-range jump shot was a weapon commonly used by guards for an easy bucket. Heck, Jordan uses this most of the time. MJ even made 550 mid-range jump shots in one season (1996-1997)!
This season, DeMar is once again an All-Star. He is even a starter. But we have to admit that the midrange shot is dying. But during the ’90s, DeMar would surely thrive with his most beloved weapon.
2. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
Actually, LBJ can fit in any era. Haters are gonna hate on this guy, but his greatness would translate in any era, especially the ’90s.
James is a 250 pound, 6 foot 8 forward who can play all positions. His physical stats look similar to that of the prime Karl Malone. He’s got everything a player needs to be. Shooting, playmaking, rebounding, blocking, and all other fundamentals. Skill-wise, he’s likely to dominate and might go head-to-head against Michael Jordan and the Bulls. Two of the Greatest. Huh, neat!
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
Even today, Giannis is already a dominant force. The guy is almost unstoppable every night. There’s probably no one who can guard this man one-on-one. A two-time MVP, a defensive player of the year, and an NBA Champion? You’ll never go wrong with this guy.
The ’90s was an era dominated by big men who were so humongous, you’ll get terrified just by their presence. The Greek Freak would thrive in the paint and his defense would greatly impact his play during this era.
Giannis is bigger, stronger, and quicker than most forwards in the ’90s. He even is more skilled than most of them. His work ethic is off the charts, and he is willing to work hard just to win. He does not shy away from physicality. He loves the physicality and lives by it.
Which current NBA player do you think would have dominated the 90s? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. For more content, stay with us, here at Spiel Times.
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