It's tough for those of us who watched the NBA back in the day to get into the style of play currently. Although I think Steph Curry is a phenomenal shooter (perhaps even the best in NBA history) I also think he's a huge part of the reason why the game has changed so much over the past several years.
The game used to be much more physical, much more team-oriented than the fast-paced perimeter game it's become. I've watched a bit of the playoffs this season and shake my head at just how many low percentage 3-point shots have been attempted and missed, by all teams really. Then I see more than a few players who can come off of a pick at the perimeter and drain a long range 3-pointer off balance, yet can't make but half their free-throw attempts at the line while being stationary and unguarded from basically 15 feet away.
Players are more athletic, for sure. It used to be that an NBA team drafted 6'-10" college players to play center. Now there's a lot of these taller players (who would've played center decades ago) bringing the ball up the court in transition and setting up the offense. And they also have the ability to hit long-range jumpers.
The game is perimeter oriented today... I used to bemoan the Stockton-Malone pick-and-roll style of basketball back in the 90's, but again - that was back during an era when role players picked up the slack and it was more of a low-post based offense with the occasional kickout to an open shooter from the perimeter. And guys actually played defense.
But I digress... I guess it's just natural to think that yesteryear was far greater and more enjoyable to watch regarding older sports fans.
Anyway, LeBron continues to enjoy his greatest personal performance playoff season ever, and has helped square the series against Boston 2-2. A team has to win 4 games against LeBron to advance, and that has never been an easy task. But LeBron is playing out of his mind... not getting a lot of help, and it's all on him. He no longer has the luxury of having an off game. He needs help, because as great as he is - he can't sustain this level of play for 3 more games, two of which will be played in Boston.