The Golden Age: The Rise Of Point Guards

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The Golden Age: The Rise Of Point Guards
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Throughout the history of the NBA, there have been 5 different positions. The center position dominated the early years of the NBA, with monsters like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and George Mikan. The funny thing is, all four center greats were either a Laker or a Celtic. In the 70's, Julius Erving made guards well-known. Then in the 80's, the Laker vs. Celtic war began when forwards Larry Bird and Magic Johnson came along. Yes Magic is listed as a point, but he stands as a forward in size. Then came that UNC G.O.A.T. that revolutionized the game and changed the game into a slasher's game. Even then, the league was pretty much flooded with towers like Shaquille O'Neal, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, etc. The 2000's brought in athletic specimens like LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, and so on. In this age however, where speed and athleticism is taking over, the fastest will only survive. This age promises us young offensive generals that lead their team. Point guards are slowly on the rise. In this league, we have MANY all-star level point guards, and many future stars that twinkle radiantly, and I list them all...

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