The 1970s was the weakest era for basketball talent wise.
so you don't think losing several high level players to a competing league would have hurt at all?
My "bullshit" came as a response to this:The 1970s was the weakest era for basketball talent wise.
which says nothing about the NBA or ABA having less talent. It just says that "the 1970s" had less talent.
You don't say anything about that talent being spread around the league more. That's an entirely different thing. Sure, the talent was more spread out among various teams with the advent of the ABA and expansion, but if you took the top 100 pro players in 1971 they would be much better than the top 100 players of 1961.
ask most people here and they will tell you the 60s were fantastic.
Most people around here were not born until the 1980s.
At the start of the 1960s the NBA was still predominantly white. By the end of the 1970s the NBA was predominantly black. Black players did not become better over those 19 years, the owners just got less racist and started to take the best players regardless of race. A good argument can be made that half of the white guys in the NBA in 1961 would never have made the laegue if not for racsim.