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Is the NBA Becoming Soft?: The Thing I Fear the Most

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

There was a time when big men ruled the NBA courts like Tyrannosaurus Rex controlling his jungle.

A time when pure hard-nosed defenders and street brawlers like Xavier McDaniel, Charles Oakley, Horace Grant, or Rick Mahorn lined NBA rosters because every NBA team knew you needed that kind of toughness to be a championship team.

At least they used to know it. It seems that time is passing us by and it’s a shame.

Remember when Toni Kukoc first came in the league it was widely believed that his style of play was much too "soft" to become the type of player he was in Croatia and that the Euro players as a whole, especially the post, didn&rsq...

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