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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

NBA's lost era

Walt Frazier was on XM Radio this afternoon discussing his new book. The discussion evolved into the lack of complete teams in the NBA. Frazier and the interviewers talked about how there are no teams with five solid and complete starters focused on one goal. Frazier's Knicks team (right) and his opponents, the Celtics, the Lakers and the Sixers, were all balanced at every position.

The last team they thought that fit the mold of the old Knicks' teams was Detroit's back-to-back championship teams in 1989 and 1990.

Frazier didn't really supply any new theories as to why he thinks the game is in decline. Money, league expansion, ESPN - they were all mentioned as catalysts toward the game's current state.


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