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Old 11-22-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Consider the best college teams of the past couple years. Could they beat the best NBA Team from 50 years ago? Forty years ago? Thirty years ago?

How far back would you have to go to produce a fairly even matchup?
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:44 AM
 
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Never. They're pro's for a reason. Sure Kentucky might have 6 future NBA players on their roster, but everyone on Utah's roster is a pro no matter how bad they may be. I wish people would stop doing these "can the best college team beat the worst pro team" comparisions. The pro's on a completely different level than college is and no matter how good the college team was and how bad the pro team is, chances are extremely likely the pro team blows out the college team by at least 30 points.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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Never.
So you think today's best college team would lose to the 1948 Baltimore Bullets?



Player Pos. Height Weight
Darrell Brown F 6'2" 175
Walter Budko F-C 6'5" 220
Johnny Ezersky F-G 6'3" 175
Doug Holcomb F 6'4" 200
Buddy Jeannette G 5'11" 175
Dan Kraus G 6'0" 195
Herb Krautblatt G 6'1" 190
Freddie Lewis F-G 6'2" 195
John Mahnken C 6'8" 220
Don Martin C-F 6'7" 210
Leo Mogus F-C 6'4" 190
Jake Pelkington C-F 6'6" 220
Howie Rader G-F 6'1" 190
Ray Ramsey G-F 6'2" 165
Chick Reiser G-F 5'11" 165
Connie Simmons C-F 6'8" 222
Stan Stutz G-F 5'10" 170
Sid Tanenbaum G 6'0" 160
Hal Tidrick F-G 6'1" 190
Jack Toomay C-F 6'6" 215
Irv Torgoff F 6'1" 192


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Old 11-23-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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I would say about 50 years maybe a bit more I think the best NCAA teams could beat the best NBA teams. The game as change a lot. Once you get into the 70s though the game is much more similar to have it is now. Also for those saying the 60s Celtics Bill Russell etc.. Yes Bill Russell is great, and would probably still be good even in todays NBA but these college teams would still be faster and bigger and then we have to put the 3pt shot into the equation. So we play with a 3pt or no 3pt? No 3pt I give the 60s teams advantage, 3pt I think the best, and only the best college teams have a shot.

But this can never happen.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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I would say about 50 years maybe a bit more I think the best NCAA teams could beat the best NBA teams. The game as change a lot. Once you get into the 70s though the game is much more similar to have it is now. Also for those saying the 60s Celtics Bill Russell etc.. Yes Bill Russell is great, and would probably still be good even in todays NBA but these college teams would still be faster and bigger and then we have to put the 3pt shot into the equation. So we play with a 3pt or no 3pt? No 3pt I give the 60s teams advantage, 3pt I think the best, and only the best college teams have a shot.

But this can never happen.
That's the type of answer I was looking for - yes it is a hypothetical. But what it produces is discussion of about what the level of talent teams have today compared to an equivalent era's NBA team.

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Old 11-23-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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I think it depends how the refs call the game. Hopefully the refs would call today's college team for carrying/palming the ball. I hate the way they get away with that nowadays. Also today's game is much more physical than yesteryear's ballgame.

Look at this ball handling about 12:30 to 12:42.


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