Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What Difference A Couple Years Make

What happened?
I grew up following the NBA during the 80's and 90's when the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, and Pistons were successful franchises. As a teenager I never thought the day would come when young kids in my area would be excited to wear NBA gear from teams like the Wizards (then Bullets), Warriors, Clippers, Bucks, or Mavericks.

It is interesting to see how some teams who were really struggling a couple years ago are now leading their conference. As of today, Atlanta, Washington, and Toronto have the best records in the East and Golden State, Portland, and Memphis are the top 3 teams in the West.

It is equally surprising to see teams like the Lakers, Nicks, and Celtics struggling so bad. It just goes to show how much difference a couple trades, draft picks, and time can make.

I used to have no desire to watch Golden State but now I love watching the Splash Brothers put up their numbers. The Clippers used to be a boring team but I have now been conditioned to expect amazing highlights whenever I see them play.

It is amazing what time can do in the NBA. Maybe 20 years down the road I might warm up to watching the WNBA too.

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