I was in college in 1990, and the group of guys I hung out with all loved basketball. We played ever day, and we watched both college and NBA hoops. Michael Jordan was a young player who’d not yet won a ring, Magic Johnson was still leading the Lakers to NBA Finals, and everyone I knew played basketball. But it was especially a great time to be a 6′ guard, I think. The 3-pointer was fairly new at the college level, and teams were utilizing it but not relying on it, so the game was still a mixture of speed and shooting; because the shot was new, there weren’t a stable of 7’ers who could shoot 3-pointers – most of the long-range shooters were guards. So it was kind of the hey-day for 6’ers. Additionally, the college game had a plethora of “little” (i.e. not 6’5″) guards leading their teams: Kenny Anderson, Chris Jackson and (my favorite) Bobby Hurley to name a few. This was inspiring, and I think created some enthusiasm for us average guys who watched college ball… I like the game a lot less now – it is a *lot* more stationary, where players sit in spots and wait for a 3-point shot. I was a fan of the run-and-gun where the 3-pointer was used as a Plan B – much more exciting to watch and play.