Everyone remembers the EPIC Michigan State vs. Indiana State NCAA Championship basketball game.  Of course the Magic vs. Bird rivalry still lives on today.

So when NBA ICON took time last week to talk about the current state of the NBA with ESPN.  He had some high praise about Michigan State.

Here is an interesting part of the exchange:

Q: Do you think there are better all-around players before the current era?

A: I don’t know. There’s some guys I really like to watch play. Draymond Green is fun to watch. All of those [Michigan] State guys are because they defend, and they play, they play together — that’s how I like the game to be played. Move the ball, cut, pass; if you do the right things, you’ll get it right back. I don’t know, I hate to compare eras. It’s been so long since I played, but I liked to play the total game. Magic liked to play the total game. Some guys are just scorers. Some guys just defend and rebound. But the guys that are playing now are just as good as what we were when we played.

 

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