And then you had the Boston Celtics, my team, winning 2 Championships in 73-74 & 75-76. That came after their dominance in the 1960's! As a kid in my sports card collecting prime and worshiping my sports heros as gods in the 1960's, the Celtics were truly something to behold. But as I got into this "sim gaming" hobby, it kind of got boring playing with those Celtics teams and having them win all the time. I did a 1965-1966 NBA stock season replay a few years ago with Action PC, and the Baltimore Bullets won it all! It was kind of refreshing but a bit disappointing as well. But what I found out was that the players performed just as they did in real life! Their same IRL strengths & weaknesses were so accurately protrayed in Dave's Pro Game.
The 1970's NBA Decade 50% Sale a few weeks ago was way too good to pass up! So I started brainstorming on how I could deploy as many of those seasons as possible. And that's how this porject got its start. The NBA 1970's Project is a "what if" type project. The rosters have been populated with some of the best scoring seasons that a player had in their career - in some cases, I go out of the 70's Decade to populate the teams. However, the fabric of the teams are based on one of their 70's individual seasons. No team has any overlap players!
Get ready for some high scoring shootouts that are not caused by era settings, or flaws in the game engine, or too many shots, or because players are hoisting shots too early on the shot clock, or the new "hot/cold" feature. The scoring is up because the rosters have been populated for high octane scoring fuel - period! In fact, I wasn't going to even post this project because of the irrational mayhem that may ensue, but the teams I put together have been really fun to play with & the results so far (thru 10 GP per 22 teams) have been neat.
I'm currently posting Team Previews, Rosters, Pics etc. etc. at So Many DKS Sales = So Many Projects. This "replay" thread will be used for the posting the project boxscores & game write-ups. One thing that I'm going to do differently & probabbly from now on in all my dks endeavors is to attach the write-up to the boxscore itself. I've spent time recently going back over all my dks projects, those posted & those uposted, and I wish I had saved the brief 1 or 2 write-up with the boxscore on my hard drive and back-up drive. I remember the replay & individual games a lot better when I look at the write-ups.
The Atlanta Hawks tip off against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antone soon & I'll continue to post team previews at the link above until all 22 are done. Divisons/Conferences/Schdule will follow.