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Are Today's NBA players better than ever?
Today's NBA players are faster and stronger than ever, there is no doubt about that. The NBA has never seen players like Lebron James, a freak athlete, until the past 10 years or so. Now, there are many freak athletes playing the game, just watch the 2016 Dunk Contest and there is no doubt that the NBA is more athletic than ever, however, a lot of these freak athletes lack basic fundamentals. A lot of them are terrible free throw shooters, such as Deandre Jordan. Players also turn the ball over way more in today's NBA, even though the game is much less physical than it used to be. The three point shooting and overall shooting percentage is better with guards today, but much worse with the NBA's forwards. I think the bottom line is that today's NBA guards are better than the guards of the past, but the big men of today are worse than the big men of the past.