I said developing that talent is different today..... Is English not your first language? This is one of a number of times you have not gotten the content right and then gone on a 1/4 page post basically saying exactly what I was saying.
i don't even know what 1/4 page you are referring to so i don't know where we agree when you completely disagree and insist the skills are worse. i'm sorry i can't read your mind, but thank you for questioning my intellect and going on a tangent that has nothing to do with what we're talking about. why don't you enlighten me with how your educational background is so much more superior to my ownTalent is innate and doesn't change. Developing talent is different.
What I said is that if it were all "developing skill" then there would be a linear progression... which there hasn't been any such thing. In fact, with the sheer number of available players there is little progression at all and in some areas regression.
As for not having basketball camps...... you need to know of what you speak before you speak. I went to 4 basketball and 2 football camps between my JR and SR years in High School....... and that was 1980...... and no, we didn't work out or take care of our bodies or anything..... we just ate Twinkies and drank Coke between pick up games in our short shorts and tube socks..... We'd have been so much better with "Jordan's" and black footies.....
You act as if all the stuff they do now was invented in 2000 or something..... Training hard has always been part of the game. Hell today's players would call for a Union meeting at 3 in a rows on the road like they had in the 70's and 80's. Those games were faster paced and teams ran all night. They played 82 games in a season 4 weeks shorter then.
What's changed since then is PED's and their acceptance by the players...... in the "old days" you had "juice" which was harsh stuff that you couldn't do all the time and was basically a black market commodity... today you have "clinics" outside the country that will put you on a regime of HGH and steroids along with duping agents to get through the joke tests that they give. It's big business now and my guess is that most of the top players are using something.
Getting in a gym and practicing and running, lifting and training hasn't changed much at all...... well..... there is Tybo
V.V.V.V.V. wrote:High-powered analytics don't seem to be doing anything. The success rate for drafting a star is the same as it was 20 years ago.
V.V.V.V.V. wrote:The game has changed, but I wouldn't say that it has evolved. Zone defenses make it easier for teams to stop players, without the individual defenders having to get better. In terms of offense, it's easier to cross someone over if the defender can't touch him.
As for players evolving, the big difference in "training" is PEDs. That's why athletes are bigger and faster and stronger. Taking vitamins and working out on ellipticals won't effect a significant change. And players don't evolve biologically over the course of 50 years. It takes thousands to hundred thousands of years to noticably evolve. These arguments are red herrings hiding the huge PED scandal in the background.
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