Originally Posted by TMF
Just think about the NBA in the 60s. Despite having a small squad but how many players could make the NBA today? Very few. It's the same for tennis, there's not a whole lot of players in the 60s that can make the atp tour since the standard is a lot higher.
Red Auerbach thought a Dream Team of top players of the 1960's would do quite well against the 1992 Dream Team if memory serves.
The height of the average NBA player in 1970 was 6'6. In the year 2012 it is 6'7".
Wow, one inch.
I think in the year 1986 and 1999 it was 6'7.5 inches. Guess the NBA is going backwards. Players have shrunk.