Well my point was I never watched anything from the 60's except clips...but the 70's were full of athletes from top to bottom so I can't imagine the 60's being that different.
I mean come on, Gervin, Mcadoo, Mcginnis, Elvin Hayes, Bernard King, David Thompson, The Doc, Dawkins, Moses Malone, Marcus johnson, Larry Nance, Gus williams Earl the pearl, Wes unseld, Artis gilmore...and these are just a handful of guys at the top of my head. If any of yall say any of them wouldn't be effective today then I don't understand why yall would be basketball fans.
Even Dennis johnson had a 42" vertical when he played for seattle. By the time he got to the Celts, I never saw him dunk one time though. lol
But I mean the Iceman averaged like 36 points a game multiple times. And to put it in perspective both Magic and Bird were playing for their college championship in what...78-79 I believe?
So yall are saying 15 years before that players were running around dribbling with one hand looking incompetent and unathletic?
Could it be those were just the "Zellers" of the league you saw? Another thing, we all know how effective Alonzo mourning was right? Just from clips alone I can tell Russell was on a different level than him.
But hey...if that's what yall need to tell yourselves, then ok
And speaking of David thompson...find me a guy today that is 6'4 and can touch the top of the backboard.
Something yall were talking about to guage Williams athleticism at 6'10