Hall of Fame Boston Celtics forward Dino Radja recently discussed why he believes Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is one of the best in the game today in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Eric Jay Santos, But he also explained why all-time greatest player lists are, in his opinion, inherently faulted.
“Nikola (Jokic) is a great player with (a) huge basketball IQ,” related Radja of the newly-crowned champion. “(He’s) fun to watch. Any (greatest of all time) list is unfair because you can’t compare different generations and – as the NBA has progressed — (there are) different rules to the game.”
The implication made by the former Boston forward on another Balkan big man is that Jokic’s rightful place among the basketball greats cannot be accurately determined within the context of such lists, and we’re inclined to agree.
While the fixation on ranking players will never go away, the gradual evolution of the game makes such cross-era comps inherently fraught — but few would argue that the Joker is not among the game’s greats of today.
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Source: Yahoo Sports