Lou Williams was recently crowned as the NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the second consecutive season, concluding his 14th campaign in the league posting some good numbers and helping the Los Angeles Clippers to qualify to the playoffs. Playing since 2005, Williams have racked up some experience and learned how the league changes in a certain period of time and how it has evolved while he's been an active player.
He recently had an appearance on former NBA star Gilbert Arenas’ ‘No Chill Podcast’ to talk about various topics. Williams appeared as a guest host on the show and expressed his opinion on how the league has changed and how players are way better today than they were in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.
"I'm starting to hate everyone in the '90s that played basketball," Arenas begins. "They think their shit don't stink."
The former Washington Wizards players then proceeded to call out Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman for their recent comments about hypothetical matchups against current NBA players.
"Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman both 6'7 both weigh 210, talking about how they're going to stop somebody in today's game," he continued. "6'7, 210, you are a little guard in today's game."
This all started when Dennis Rodman appeared on ESPN's First Take and said that in a hypothetical matchup between the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls and 2017-2018 Golden State Warriors, the Warriors’ players would have a hard time facing the Bulls.
Williams then took his chance to talk and kind of backed Arenas' comments.
"Every 10 years the game changes," he explained. "I always have these debates with my friends, I was like 'can you imagine dropping LeBron in '75?' and I was like 'bro he'd win 15 championships in a row.'" The host then added, "It's like dropping Superman in Metropolis."
He then added that if you took the worst player in the NBA today and dropped him in '68, he'd be a lot better than in today's game.
If LeBron actually landed in the 70s, he would have faced some of the best centers the game has seen in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton and Moses Malone, for example. Of course, LeBron would have been great against those guys, not to win 15 championships in a row, but the King would have had a great time facing all these legends.