You're going to hear it. How do I know? Because I've been watching basketball for a long time and I hear it every year. Fundamentals. FUN-DA-MEN-TALS. More importantly, the loss thereof. When announcers talk about these fargone fundamentals, they do so with a reverence typically reserved for topics like the Bethany beyond the Jordan.
Fans are even worse. They spend more time complaining about the loss of fundamentals than they do bitching about kids rushing the court.
The problem with this premise is that those espousing it, are, for the most part, full of it. They lament the lost fundamentals in today's game. And here, they have a bit of a point. There are an awful lot of players who make really basic mistakes. But - like the baby boomers who long for the purity of their youth - they've completely forgotten that the game has never been pure. There's always been a ton of players getting by on superior physical gifts and little else.
They forget that Hoosiers was a movie.no comments