Golden Era Of Point Guards, Renewing Of a Classic Rivalry Help Rejuvenate NBA

January 12th, 2011 by Jeremy Brown Leave a reply »
Chances are you prefer college basketball over professional basketball. And I wouldn’t blame you for having that opinion. However, I’m here to tell you the NBA is relevant again.

Growing up I was an avid Pacers fan. After long days of school as a youngster, I’d come home and couldn’t wait to watch Reggie Miller make it rain from downtown all night long. Mark Jackson, Reggie, Jalen Rose, Rik Smits, Dale/Antonio Davis, and, my favorite white player ever, Austin Croshere entertained me night in night out. The first sporting event that brought this guy to tears? 2000 NBA Finals when the Lakers knocked off the Pacers in Game 6. I, along with the world, used to be enamored with the professional basketball world.

You knew the post-MJ era was headed for a downward spiral when the season after Jordan’s retirement the league had a lockout and didn’t play a single game until late January. That season was capped off by second-year sensation Tim Duncan winning the first of his four titles. The association appeared to be regaining some steam in the early 2000’s with the Lakers establishing a dynasty and winning three straight champ ...

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