Trade deadline madness has started. Tobias Harris has been traded to the Pistons for Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova. Both Ilyasova and Vucevic are defensive liabilities, so playing them together will probably have disastrous consequences...
Also, Memphis has traded Courtney Lee to the Hornets.
Good trade for the Pistons.
I love that old footage. Players aren't leaps and bounds more athletic now, though the path to their development has improved, so they are generally more athletic. What has happened is that the selection process and finding of talent has evolved. Lebron would have been found eventually, but he was found at like 11 yrs old, whereas in this era he would have been noticed as a HS senior. The access to talent has improved, so the parody of quality doesn't have the same chasm you see in the 80s. All 12 on aggregate are better players than in the early 80s. This shifted in the mid 90s.
In the future, guys will be found in the womb. For good or bad.