Sports analysts often tend to compare players who have played in different eras throughout history. Whether it's the NBA with Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant or the NHL with Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby, there are always comparisons.
In this article I will be focusing on how you can compare current players in the NBA and NHL to players of the past.
There are many differences that several NBA greats may not want to admit to. Technology has massively improved in the 21st century. Training techniques have developed as well and there is much more information available to the public. The internet didn't even exist back then! Now you can look up on Youtube to find out how you to increase your vertical and basketball skills. You could argue that in this era, the game is a lot more polished. If you were to look at a basketball game from 20 years ago, you would realize three things.
1. The game seemed a lot slower.
2. There were a lot more white players playing.
3. They all wore short shorts.
In all seriousness though, I'm thankful that Michigan's fab five made longer shorts popular.