Was Magic really a point guard? I know he ran the show in LA, but he was so big. In fact in one championship series when Kareem was injured Magic played center, and dominated.
I think in today’s game there are fewer and fewer players that fit into the classic basketball positions. Centers are probably still the big men, but so many of them can also shoot that they don’t have to play close to the hoop all of the time. Look at Dirk.
As for everyone who is not 7 feet tall, they can all shoot and they can all pass. Lebron is a small forward? Kobe is a shooting guard? These players start the offenses for each of their teams, so they act like point guards. Everyone plays above the rim and everyone must rebound.
I think positions are becoming blurred, or maybe less relevant.