By Paramjit Mahal, Project Spurs.com
In the aftermath of Stephen Curry’s fifty four point out burst at Madison Square Garden, I heard a discussion on whether or not he had entered elite status among NBA guards. Which got me thinking about the difference in what constitutes elite status in today’s NBA as opposed to during the 1980s and 1990s.
Back then, players were given elite status after leading his team to a NBA title or consistently being in the discussion of teams that were expected to contend for the Larry O’Brien trophy.
In today’s NBA elite status is granted based upon either highlight reel appearances or the potential of what player can do in the future. Then a player’s success turns in to validation of him being granted elite status.
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