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Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 4-0 defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 2-3 123 - 10612:10 am Thu Oct 28 EDTRemoved

Fuck Jason Kidd 10

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 4-0 defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 2-3 123 - 10612:10 am Thu Oct 28 EDTRemoved

Were better than the Sixers and we will be at least the 3 seed. 0

NBA most hated loved fans amp subreddit10:18 am Thu Oct 28 EDTRemoved

Some 76ers fans are the most pompous, thinking they should be handed the 3 seed. Nuggets fans seem pretty cool. 5

NBA most hated loved fans amp subreddit10:18 am Thu Oct 28 EDTRemoved

If you think Fultz will become a knock down shooter, then I would agree. But theres a fair chance he never becomes that, and if that is the case then he should the sub when Simmons is out. 1

Soooo We Just Gonna Pretend 3 Months Ago R NBA Wasn t OUTRAGED That the Raptors Traded Derozan 10:53 pm Fri Oct 29 EDTRemoved

It was still a shitty thing to do to Demar , and I unless they Raptors win it all this year its likely a failure because I think Lahwi is going to LA or NY. 1

NBA most hated loved fans amp subreddit10:18 am Thu Oct 28 EDTRemoved

I respect Pelicans fans. I feel like we are mirror images of each other. 3

NBA most hated loved fans amp subreddit10:18 am Thu Oct 28 EDTRemoved

Thats a clear overreaction, but what isnt is that Redick should be starting. 1

NBA most hated loved fans amp subreddit10:18 am Thu Oct 28 EDTRemoved

Thats because they are trying to force him into a shooter role next to Simmons, but their skills clash on the court. Hed be much better as your 6th man. 1

NBA most hated loved fans amp subreddit10:18 am Thu Oct 28 EDTRemoved

Thanks, I do think you guys have an insane amount of talent and Simmons/Embiid are awesome. I think our new coach is our secret sauce this year. 1

Could this team matchup with the warriors10:21 pm Mon Nov 1 EDTRemoved

I mean do you really need any players other than Milwaukee players? Probably, but that doesnt seem completely insane to say anymore. 5

Has Fultz lived up to the first pick 1:39 pm Tue Nov 2 EDTRemoved

I think you are delusional if you think he was the best pick in last years draft. 18

Has Fultz lived up to the first pick 1:39 pm Tue Nov 2 EDTRemoved

OP said he was the best rookie of his draft class, and he definitely wasnt. He was supposed to be a game changer, and hes not. Hes a serviceable role player at best right now. He might pan out, but acting like its clear he will be a star is insanity 8

I consistently get the players Ilyasova and Iguodala mixed up despite having no similarities between the two except for the first and last letter3:34 pm Tue Nov 2 EDTRemoved

Well, one is a former 6th Man of the year, and one is a future 6th Man of the year. 0

Serious Why is Kawhi Leonard allowed to be in MVP discussions when he gets a rest day every 3rd game 9:33 am Wed Nov 3 EDTRemoved

I mean, Im not a huge fan of Kawhi after the garbage he pulled last season, but this is his first time playing in nearly a year due to his "injury". It make sense that they are going to ease back in. I think the bigger questions is why didnt they play h -2

Serious Why is Kawhi Leonard allowed to be in MVP discussions when he gets a rest day every 3rd game 9:33 am Wed Nov 3 EDTRemoved

I get that 100% from a logistics standpoint. From a team standpoint Im not a fan of that. 0

They need to suspend Patrick Beverley s ass 3:26 pm Wed Nov 3 EDTRemoved

This is what we call "The Delly Paradox". 2

I just got out of prison5:21 pm Wed Nov 3 EDTRemoved

Listen, I am as big of a Bucks home as there is but you need to knock this shit off man. 3

Ok so I know the Kings and Buck get a lot of love but I m just wondering5:19 pm Wed Nov 3 EDTRemoved

I think people arent talking about you because it was assumed youd be good. The Bucks and Kings are exceeding expectations, you are living up to them. 2

Wait hold up Kings are 5-3 and the 6th seed 10:25 am Thu Nov 4 EDTRemoved

Do you have a brain injury or something? 6

Why wasn t there any complaints about parity for 2015 Atlanta Hawks like the Warriors 4:17 pm Thu Nov 4 EDTRemoved

I remember the unholy Juggernaut of... Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, Al Horford, Paul Millsap, and DeMarre Carroll. ​ Holy crap, Bud is such a good coach. 10

Why wasn t there any complaints about parity for 2015 Atlanta Hawks like the Warriors 4:17 pm Thu Nov 4 EDTRemoved

I didnt mean to shit on the individual players, but to lead a team to 60 wins without a single top 20 player is an amazing feat. 3

Why wasn t there any complaints about parity for 2015 Atlanta Hawks like the Warriors 4:17 pm Thu Nov 4 EDTRemoved

There was no real star on those Hawks team, and getting 60 wins in such a situation is super hard. That shows strong coaching at work. Kind of like what Stevens did with Boston last year. 1

Why wasn t there any complaints about parity for 2015 Atlanta Hawks like the Warriors 4:17 pm Thu Nov 4 EDTRemoved

By star I meant superstar. 60 win season almost never happen without a top 10 player, let alone a top 20 player. Millsap and Horford were not top 20 players. 1

Regarding the anti-LeBron bias on this sub2:32 pm Mon Nov 8 EDTRemoved

Dude, LeBron gets more than appropriate love in here. How many LeBron threads are there every day even though he is on a middling at best team, a team that could easily miss the playoffs in the West? The issue is that his love comes at the expense of ot 1

Any team interested in Number 1 Draft pick Markelle Fultz 2:53 pm Mon Nov 8 EDTRemoved

At this point, Philly will be lucky to use him to offset salaries in a trade. 3

Any team interested in Number 1 Draft pick Markelle Fultz 2:53 pm Mon Nov 8 EDTRemoved

No, hes our salary-filler superstar we grifted out of Detroit. No one else gets him. 4

Any team interested in Number 1 Draft pick Markelle Fultz 2:53 pm Mon Nov 8 EDTRemoved

Khris is the most obviously example of the luck it takes to become a contender. We had it with Khris, we didnt have it we turned down a Steph in a trade before he became a true star. 1

Luka Doncic is the best young player EVER produced in Europe We love him here in Europe 12:00 pm Sat Nov 13 EDTRemoved

Obviously I love Giannis, but he was super raw when he came over here. He played in Greeces 2nd league and was a very rough player. I wouldnt say Europe produced him but rather he was found in Greece. Luka was fully developed by the best Europe has t 4

Luka Doncic is the best young player EVER produced in Europe We love him here in Europe 12:00 pm Sat Nov 13 EDTRemoved

Umm, Giannis may not be great because of coaches. I think Giannis became great because hes a smart dude who worked really hard, despite having some awful coaches before this year (no disrespect to Larry Drew who had him for only a season). 1

Does Jimmy Butler Make The Philadelphia 76ers Title Contenders 1:20 pm Mon Nov 15 EDTRemoved

The biggest issue is that the 76ers have a huge issue they need to address to even have a shot at winning the East: Shooting. And thats not factoring in the Warriors. 1

Both AD and Giannis havent incrementally improved their play since last year so why are they getting the credit for theirs teams success 11:50 am Tue Nov 16 EDTRemoved

Bud is definately the biggest move, but Bledsoe buying in is a big reason the system is working so well, and the free agent additions of Lopez/Illysova/Connaughton have added true depth to a team that had no depth last year. 4

Joel Embiid or Nikola Jokic 4:25 pm Tue Nov 16 EDTRemoved

If I had zero other players and got to sign others to fit the system? Embiid because hes more athletically gifted and can create his own scoring more efficiently. The funny part is Simmons would fit much nicer with Jokic than Embiid. 2

Reminder Warriors play again today against the Hawks4:50 pm Tue Nov 16 EDTRemoved

I think it may affect which people stay/resign with the Warriors, but the team is so talented I doubt this will effect their record/championship chances. 2

This locker room drama is the beginning of the end of the Warriors 4:56 pm Tue Nov 16 EDTRemoved

The luxury tax repeater is more the end of the Warriors. 3

Giannis Antetokounmpo is shooting 7 7 from 3 this season 9:30 am Wed Nov 17 EDTRemoved

Pasted from the thread about this like 16 hours ago... ​ " Thats unsustainably bad and will revert back to pretty bad (25-30%). " 8

Why does this sub act as a cheerleader sub for Fultz 2:34 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

People get very angry when you say he isnt worth more than a conditional second, but if any other player had as many questions surrounding them as Fultz right now, they wouldnt even be able to be traded. 2

Why does this sub act as a cheerleader sub for Fultz 2:34 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

He does get a lot of people who value him way more highly than they should based on his on-court performance.. 8

Why does this sub act as a cheerleader sub for Fultz 2:34 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

Well, I think some people guinely feel bad for the dude. Theres also a huge Sixers fan contingent on here, and obviously they have a reason to root for Fultz. 17

The 14th seed in the West would be tied the 9th seed in the East 5:30 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

Its almost like the East is top heavy and the West is much more competitive. 3

Why do people call me a bandwagon11:15 am Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Is this a parody or are you 10 years old? 6

Who s had a better season so far Embiid or Giannis 12:45 pm Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Giannis, but Embiid has been amazing so far. 1

Who s had a better season so far Embiid or Giannis 12:45 pm Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

And more assists. 3

Who s had a better season so far Embiid or Giannis 12:45 pm Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Just for a comparison on each players per 36 numbers: Points: **Embiid 28.8** Giannis 21.8 Rebounds: Embid 13.5 **Giannis 13.8** Assists: Embiid 3.7 **Giannis 6.0** Steals: Embiid .5 **Giannis 1.4** Blocks: **Embiid 2.2** Giannis 1.5 ​ E 0

If KD kills himself because of reddit bullying him you all are fucked2:16 pm Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Junior Seau also had significant brain trauma. Not exactly the same. 6

Would Kwame Brown Be An MVP Caliber Player in Todays League 2:41 pm Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Prepare to be down-voted to hell by all the Sixers fans. 3

Can Gonzaga beat the Hawks 7:11 pm Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Jay Williams should be embarrassed after what he said right before this. Proved how idiotic a comment it was. 2

Can Gonzaga beat the Hawks 7:11 pm Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

This is referencing Jay Williams earlier today saying Duke could beat the Cavs. 4

Why isn t Kawhi the front runner for MVP 8:57 pm Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

He’s also has stats that aren’t as good as players like Embiid, AD, Giannis. 6

What would it take for a major international team to lure Giannis away 9:16 pm Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Giannnis wants to be the best so he would only play with the best. So obviously he’s joining Jimmer on the Shanghai Sharks for 10 million Yuan. 7

The League Owes the Nets an apology8:30 pm Sun Nov 28 EDTRemoved

You must have missed all the threads about it then. -4

The League Owes the Nets an apology8:30 pm Sun Nov 28 EDTRemoved

True. Bad officiating needs to be called out though. If you don’t it will be ignored. 1

The League Owes the Nets an apology8:30 pm Sun Nov 28 EDTRemoved

Giannis usually gets a travel call every couple games, but I’d say about 75% of what people think are travels are gather step and legal. 25% are probably not called because the refs have gotten used to not calling travels on Giannis. 2

Do you think the raptors would be able to beat warriors in the finals if they got that far 8:56 pm Sun Nov 28 EDTRemoved

There’s no reason at this point to think the Raptors or my Bucks team could do it. However, if any 2 teams have a shot at the Warriors this year it the top two East teams. 1

Do you think the raptors would be able to beat warriors in the finals if they got that far 8:56 pm Sun Nov 28 EDTRemoved

I don’t get why people say Toronto can easily get by the Bucks. The stats give us an edge, we’ve played a tougher schedule, and we have a superstar. I’m not saying we’d automatically win, but we shouldn’t be assumed to lose. 1

Do you think the raptors would be able to beat warriors in the finals if they got that far 8:56 pm Sun Nov 28 EDTRemoved

Bucks have one of the deepest benches in the league. Connaughton, Donte, Snell, Ersan, Henson (when healthy) is about as good a second unit as you will see. People disrespect the leap in depth the Bucks made this year. And Giannis has been outstanding 1

Do you think the raptors would be able to beat warriors in the finals if they got that far 8:56 pm Sun Nov 28 EDTRemoved

Yeah, you can’t use choking to defend the Raptors. And the Bucks can’t choke if they were the 7 seed. They just had really bad coaching last year. 1

If prime Michael Redd replaced Kris Middleton how much better would the bucks be 11:17 pm Sun Nov 28 EDTRemoved

Not much better if better at all. Khris is the perfect Giannis compliment, and he is a better than average defender. 6

Lonzo Ball is averaging a whopping 8 3 points 4 3 assists on 40 shooting in 28 minutes per game this season2:49 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

People seem to think every top 5 pick should be a home run. The reason the Sixers tanked for a half decade is because your rarely get a star even with a top pick, its all a percentage chance of getting a star. 10

Lonzo Ball is averaging a whopping 8 3 points 4 3 assists on 40 shooting in 28 minutes per game this season2:49 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

Parker is not a question mark. Hes such a liability defensively thats hes just a bust. 3

Lonzo Ball is averaging a whopping 8 3 points 4 3 assists on 40 shooting in 28 minutes per game this season2:49 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

Overall picks end up a lot worse than Lonzo. In fact, since Kevin Durant in 2007 the only other star #2 pick is Victor Oladipo. Everyone else has ranged from solid NBA player to huge bust. Lonzo is on track to be a very average #2 pick. 2

Who s the best looking guy on your team 3:47 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

Giannis or Brogdon? We have a lot of Butterfaces on our team. 3

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 17-8 defeat the Toronto Raptors 21-7 104-998:20 pm Sun Dec 12 EDTRemoved

There’s a reason we traded for Cap Space. 50

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 17-8 defeat the Toronto Raptors 21-7 104-998:20 pm Sun Dec 12 EDTRemoved

It doesn’t count because Lowry didn’t play tonight. 4

Giannis vs Carmelo Who you got for their whole career 10:42 am Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

I dont even think its really close when you compare current Giannis and prime Melo. Melo could score from anywhere, but Giannis can defend anywhere and is close to prime Shaq at the rim. 7

Giannis vs Carmelo Who you got for their whole career 10:42 am Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

Its Giannis 6th season. 3

Giannis vs Carmelo Who you got for their whole career 10:42 am Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

If Giannis is in the league for 4 more years, it will 100% be Giannis. Both are great offensive talents, but Giannis is also a top defender in this league. He affects both sides of a game in a way Carmelo never did. 2

Lebron should be MVP every year 11:36 am Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

Nope. Theres a reason its called Most Valuable Player, not Best Player. There are times where the best player in the world isnt as valuable as another player on a team. Its also a regular season award, and LeBron is known to coast at certain points of 0

Why is this team so bad 12:42 pm Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

This is a dumb post but Ill give you an all-encompassing answer: The owner is cheap so he squanders any talent the team has. 5

Warriors have experienced a freak accident to their star player every year of their championship run12:49 pm Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

*16-17: Zaza Pachulia fell on Durant’s knee and injures his mcl.* ​ Man, Zazas a legend at injuring Finals MVPs legs... 6

Should OKC try to make a move for KCP 2:35 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

What does OKC have to offer? Theyve had to make a lot of moves just to limit how much of the repeater tax they have to pay. 13

Whats a partially beneficial semi plausible trade scenario for Courtney Lee 2:47 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

The trade scenario is probably some trades for him next year. Unless you think you are somehow 1 Courtney Lee away from a title, taking on two years of his deal doesnt seem like a move where its worth it. Next year when hes an expiring, that seems a lot 2

If Cousins comes back 80 of himself should the lakers sign him 3:14 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

As with anything, it all depends on his cost. Also, if hes at 80% and less mobile, what does that mean for his game? What does he become? If hes an immobile big who can hit a 3, hes basically... Brook Lopez. 1

People are using Stephs moon landing to give an excuse to hate him4:23 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

It plays into the dumb athlete trope, which can be especially noxious in the NBA because of racists who will use it as "proof" of way more gross thoughts. 0

People are using Stephs moon landing to give an excuse to hate him4:23 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

I dont hate him, I just think hes ignorant. 9

People are using Stephs moon landing to give an excuse to hate him4:23 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

I wouldnt say that, but I would say idolizing pro athlete usually doesnt end well for people. Prime example: My unabashed love for Brett Favre growing up. 1

Better in-game Dunker 1:34 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

Either him or Giannis (obviously biased), but they have both had the best type of in-game dunk: over another NBA-sized player. -5

Better in-game Dunker 1:34 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

I meant second and corrected it. 1

Better in-game Dunker 1:34 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

There are literally tens of us 30+ year olds here on r/nba. 6

Why are the Pacers so good 1:55 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

That and they have two good bigs they can play at the same time and arent huge liabilities on switches. This is an awesome asset in a league where teams arent being designed to go after talented bigs as much. 6

Should there be VAR Video Assistant Referee in Basketball 3:18 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

I think this guy is proposing an official at every game whose job it is to review the tape as the game happens and overrule the other refs in certain situations. 2

Yao Ming absolutely does NOT deserve to be a HOF player3:34 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

Its not just because of his birth in China. He made the sport in China, ***and*** he was an excellent NBA player. Theres a reason Christian Laettner is in the HOF, and it aint his because of his NBA career. 2

Yao Ming absolutely does NOT deserve to be a HOF player3:34 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

I mean, the basketball hall of fame isnt the NBA hall of fame. So while Yao may not qualify as a simple NBA player, his influence in developing the sport in China absolutely will count towards him getting in the HOF. And he was no slouch as a 5x All-NBA 6

Yao Ming absolutely does NOT deserve to be a HOF player3:34 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

He has career win share over 65, and averaged 19/9 for his career. Even if that alone is not enough to make him a HOF, calling that below average is idiotic. 1

Yao Ming absolutely does NOT deserve to be a HOF player3:34 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

Averaged 19/9 for a career, 5x All-NBA, grew the sport of basketball in China by leaps and bounds. Pretty simple actually. 2

Yao Ming absolutely does NOT deserve to be a HOF player3:34 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

Players who VORP is around 0 may not be a perfect answer, but its a better answer than the guy whos career VORP was 17.1 3

Yao Ming absolutely does NOT deserve to be a HOF player3:34 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

The fact that you are comparing Yao Ming, a 5x All-NBA with who played 586 games and average 19/9, to a guy who played 46 games and averaged 1.5/1.5, really shows youre just trolling. 2

Who among guys who have been rotation players at some point will not be in the NBA next year 4:19 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

I dont think Jabari will be in China because he ego wont be able to handle it. I think he will be out of professional basketball. The other answer is JR Smith. 2

Who among guys who have been rotation players at some point will not be in the NBA next year 4:19 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

Hes a shoo-in for the Big 3 tourney next year. 2

Reminder The NBA is mostly an North American league rather than international4:37 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

League whose teams are all in North America is mostly a North American league. More at 11. 1

The team making the finals this year doesn t have a Christmas day game 11:17 am Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

Toronto fans have this weird little brother syndrome when they have no excuses for it. Everyone genuinely thinks they are good, but the Raps fans always complain on here about being disrespected when it makes no sense. 2

The team making the finals this year doesn t have a Christmas day game 11:17 am Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

They are in the largest city in the country and people still watch the Knicks even if they are bad. 1

The team making the finals this year doesn t have a Christmas day game 11:17 am Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

Its 100% about the match-ups the TV partners want. 1

The team making the finals this year doesn t have a Christmas day game 11:17 am Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

You post is contradictory. You say the team making the finals this year but the Bucks are playing on Christmas. ​ Seriously though, I would have rather had Raptors/Bucks. But the NBA is a business and Giannis in Ney York with its Greek popu 0

The team making the finals this year doesn t have a Christmas day game 11:17 am Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

That may be true, but Im talking about why ESPN might want the New York game. Knicks have a much bigger media market than Toronto, and the Bucks feed into that market. I can guarantee you its 100% Giannis dragging the Bucks to a Christmas game because w 1

Was there ever a defender that could guard 1-5 as effectively as Westbrook 4:49 pm Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

Giannis could too in a pinch, though Im not super happy with him on a 1. 1

Which modern player do you think resembles MJs style of play the most 4:42 pm Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

Jimmy Buckets reminds me of MJ, but that might just be the damn hoop earring and weird aggression. 9

Which modern player do you think resembles MJs style of play the most 4:42 pm Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

Definitely. Jimmy wants to be MJ, but he aint MJ. 3

To this point who impressed you more Kings or Grizzlies 5:16 pm Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

Kings. The Grizzlies had veterans who were out last year, so it make sense theyd be better (though they are better than I expected). The fact the Kings are competent is something completely bewildering but very enjoyable.+ ​ Edit: Grammar 7

It has now been exactly a month since JR Smith left the Cavs5:23 pm Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

Theres no reason to trade for him until the deadline. Anyone who trades for him is waving him because he cant really play anymore, and theyll just use him to gain cap space for next year. 1

In response to liking a white player reddit users are now hating on white players specifically 10:42 am Fri Dec 24 EDTRemoved

I would argue its more prevalent internationally, where there are literal racist chant in soccer stadiums all over Europe and people gets banned for Nazi iconography. 1

In response to liking a white player reddit users are now hating on white players specifically 10:42 am Fri Dec 24 EDTRemoved

The Plumlees, Zellers, and Hansboroughs of the world only wish this was true. 2

In response to liking a white player reddit users are now hating on white players specifically 10:42 am Fri Dec 24 EDTRemoved

Trolls on the internet exist. Trolls are shitty. Race Trolls are a particular kind of stupid. However I dont think validating them helps. ​ The actual internet race issues I am concerned about are the subreddits where racists get each othe 1

Is tatum an all star in the east this year 4:55 pm Fri Dec 24 EDTRemoved

If they are going to put an all star in with numbers like that, it will be from the 1 or 2 seed, not the 5 seed. 2

What was your NBA favourite play of the calender year 2018 1:59 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

Giannis dunk over Hardaway Jr. 3

When he retires where will Chris Paul be most remembered 1:47 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

Hell be remembered as one of the faces of the Clippers, but hell also be remembered as being an underachiever whether he deserves it or not. 11

When he retires where will Chris Paul be most remembered 1:47 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

They were straight up the laughingstock of the league before CP3, Blake, and Deandre. 9

When he retires where will Chris Paul be most remembered 1:47 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

And yet still miles better than what the Clippers were before them. If the Lob City team was never there, the Clippers would still probably be a laughingstock team. 2

When he retires where will Chris Paul be most remembered 1:47 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

Im not even that big a Chris Paul fan, but the fact you discount how important he was to making the Clippers no longer be a joke is insane. They were literally the perennial joke team before he was traded to them. For all his faults, he along with Griff 1

Is there a worse 1 2 draft pick combo than Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker 2:18 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

1998 draft is probably there. Wiggins is overpaid but that shouldnt factor into the assessment of his draft position. 21

Is there a worse 1 2 draft pick combo than Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker 2:18 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

The only people who should receive grief for a bad contract is the team that signed the player to the bad contract unless the player drastically changes. 3

Is there a worse 1 2 draft pick combo than Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker 2:18 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

As a Bucks fan, I just want to say that Bogut was on his way to becoming an All-Star Center until Amaré Stoudemire took out his legs on a dunk and destroyed one of his arms. He never recovered from that to be the same offensive player. 7

Who is better - Embiid or Jokic Why 10:00 am Thu Dec 30 EDTRemoved

To start, they are both excellent players. Embiid is the best iso big man in the league, and it isnt really close. However, I think Jokic is more important (not necessarily better) as a player because he is the moving force behind his team. He is the f 2

Who is better - Embiid or Jokic Why 10:00 am Thu Dec 30 EDTRemoved

This is really why I think Jokic is the a totally different animal than any Center in the league. It not really saying hes more talented than Embiid (Embiid probably is more gifted), but the unique talents Jokic has for a Center totally change the game. 1

Klay and Green playing like crap is actually the worse thing for the rest of the NBA12:26 pm Thu Dec 30 EDTRemoved

Your argument only matters if they regain their form. Most likely they cut ties with Draymond because hes declining. If this is Klays new normal and he sign a deal with them, that could be terrible for the Warriors. 3

Do some of ESPNs hosts even watch the NBA 4:51 pm Thu Dec 30 EDTRemoved

My feeling is most of them watch less football and basketball than the average redditor, and they base most of their views on what they read from others online. Thats why ESPNs views on teams are at best a week behind the actual situation for the team. 1

Giannis is shooting 12 from 39:56 pm Thu Dec 30 EDTRemoved

The Bucks are designed to reduce that issue, and Giannis isn’t a PG. 26

Jordan is overrated9:25 am Fri Dec 31 EDTRemoved

I’m not going to wade into the waters with you because you are wrong on a lot of stuff, but I do think people really do discount the talent Jordan had around him. Popped normally gets treated like he was some sort of just better than average player, bu -1

Jordan is overrated9:25 am Fri Dec 31 EDTRemoved

Autocorrect is not my friend. 1

What is with certain users on here thinking Doncic is only being hyped up as much as he is because hes white Serious 12:22 pm Fri Dec 31 EDTRemoved

Stereotypes can be believed by all ethnicities. 3

What is with certain users on here thinking Doncic is only being hyped up as much as he is because hes white Serious 12:22 pm Fri Dec 31 EDTRemoved

The telling sign of someone being hyped based on race is when their stats arent anything remarkable yet people go crazy for them. That is certainly not the case with Doncic. The reason Luka is being hyped is because hes not only good, but he has a huge 1

What is with certain users on here thinking Doncic is only being hyped up as much as he is because hes white Serious 12:22 pm Fri Dec 31 EDTRemoved

Its because he has a catchy first name that no one else in the NBA has, and is playing well. 5

What NBA opinion did you have that people ridiculed you for having 7:46 pm Fri Dec 31 EDTRemoved

I said Milwaukee would be a top 2 seed in the East this season. Still a long way to go, but people have stopped treating me like I am crazy. 3

What NBA opinion did you have that people ridiculed you for having 7:46 pm Fri Dec 31 EDTRemoved

It’s more people don’t want that to be true. 2

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 25-10 defeat the Brooklyn Nets 17-21 129-115 7:22 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

League fucked. 1

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 25-10 defeat the Brooklyn Nets 17-21 129-115 7:22 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

The Nets played hard and the Bucks got it done, but that game was nearly ruined by that awful officiating. 1

If the Lakers keep losing games without LeBron how much will it help his MVP chances 7:47 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

It only helps you if you miss a game or two in a row. Anything more and people start saying that not being available is a knock against you. 1

For this season which team has BEST home court advantage 8:05 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

The new arena is so nice. It’s a world-class facility. 2

For this season which team has BEST home court advantage 8:05 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

Bucks have the best home record and the arena is super nice and loud. 5

Which New York team will be relevant again first Knicks or Nets8:25 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

It all depends which one has a true superstar first. Knicks seem the most likely because of Porzingis, but who knows how his injury will affect his ceiling. 0

For this season which team has BEST home court advantage 8:05 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

It’ll be awesome. Wish I could go to the meetup, but having a kid makes plans like that very difficult 1

In your opinion is James Harden a better player than Lebron 9:45 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

How many championships has he won? How many finals has he been to? And how many times has LeBron dragged absolutely awful teams to the Finals? 1

In your opinion is James Harden a better player than Lebron 9:45 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

Harden’s game is all about his stepback game and drawing contact in the lane. The cheap fouls he always draws during the regular season don’t get called in the playoffs, and he becomes a much worse player because of it. 1

Serious Now that John Wall is out for the season which guard from the East do you think will take his spot in the All Star Game 9:52 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

Lowry deserves to be in before a couple of those guys. 1

Serious Now that John Wall is out for the season which guard from the East do you think will take his spot in the All Star Game 9:52 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

Eric Bledsoe should get in before either of those guys. Look at his stats, he’s worthy and on the 1 seed. https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/bledser01.html 2

Serious Now that John Wall is out for the season which guard from the East do you think will take his spot in the All Star Game 9:52 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

So are we somehow going to put 1 Bucks player on the All-Star team if they are still a 1 or 2 seed? 1

Why doesnt Kemba Walkers moves out of charlotte 9:55 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

Because he’s under contract until the end of the year 2

Lakers on pace to win 11 more games this year 10:58 am Mon Jan 3 EDTRemoved

Bucks are on pace to win 14 more this year, just wanted to add to the list. 3

Did you guys hear that Siakam and Kawhi both had career highs tonight 10:19 pm Tue Jan 5 EDTRemoved

Giannis did not have a career high... because he played 26 minutes and his team won by 20. -4

Most annoying fan base12:03 pm Wed Jan 6 EDTRemoved

One of them was arguing about how they had three All Star player out for stretches so far this season. Lowry and Leonard sure, but that 3rd player the guy was talking about? Valanciunas 2

Most annoying fan base12:03 pm Wed Jan 6 EDTRemoved

On this sub? Probably the Raptors fans because they are so rabid. Though I totally get why. 3

Most annoying fan base12:03 pm Wed Jan 6 EDTRemoved

Basically unless you think every one of their players could turn into an All Star, then you are being hugely disrespectful. 2

Record breaking Bullsh t2:29 pm Wed Jan 6 EDTRemoved

And why did the add the 3 point line?!?!?!?! /s 0

Why do casual fans hate Free Throws so much 1:55 pm Wed Jan 6 EDTRemoved

They are the least interactive part of the game. 16

Serious Where does Ben Simmons rank in the mvp race 2:54 pm Wed Jan 6 EDTRemoved

*Can someone give me a reasonable explanation as to why Jokic is 7 and/or why Simmons isn’t on the list?* ​ Jokic as a Center averaging 7.5 assists is insane, and his advance stats are off the charts. In addition, his team is exceeding exp 4

How did the Warriors go down 3-1 to OKC in the 2016 Western Conference Finals 4:29 pm Wed Jan 6 EDTRemoved

Math checks out. 2

How did the Warriors go down 3-1 to OKC in the 2016 Western Conference Finals 4:29 pm Wed Jan 6 EDTRemoved

Because KD and Westbrook were both top 10 players at the time. 2

Wade at 2 in the All-Star voting for the East is a joke2:39 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

I mean, I understand the Bucks arent going to get more than Giannis in, but when husk of Vince Carter and the remnants of Dwayne Wade are getting into the Top 10, it become pretty pointless to even do All-Star voting. 1

Unpopular Opinion People should stop being all up in arms about the fan vote 2:58 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

I just dont get the point of voting for people who arent enjoyable to actually watch. The NBA viewer base isnt going to tune in the watch the husk of Vince Carter or 3 minutes of Lonzo. Lets reward the guys who worked hard to be elite players this year. 1

If You Are Reading This GO VOTE Devin Booker to the All Star Game3:39 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

Just because he deserves it more than some of those guys doesnt mean he deserves it. Especially not on the garbage fire that is the Suns. 1

Why are Spurs fans gonna boo Kawhi when they only have their medical staff to blame 4:18 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

I swear in 3 months the Raptors fans are going to talk about when Pop took the pipe to Kawhi’s leg right before last season started. 21

Why are Spurs fans gonna boo Kawhi when they only have their medical staff to blame 4:18 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

I think there isn’t a 100% consensus since neither side actually will talk about it, but I think part of it is Kawhi wasn’t being open with the staff about his concerns, and Kawhi got pissed when the other Spurs like Parker questioned his toughness. 5

The Bucks have a 29 point lead over the Hawks after 1 quarter9:06 pm Fri Jan 8 EDTRemoved

We put some of our 11-13 guys in the middle of the 1st quarter. 7

Serious Trade WAS OKC MIL6:47 pm Sat Jan 9 EDTRemoved

We don’t have a 1st round pick we can trade until 2023. 1

Serious Trade WAS OKC MIL6:47 pm Sat Jan 9 EDTRemoved

Washington won’t be able to be competitive until Wall’s Supermax is done. The deal isn’t for Schroeder, it’s for future picks. 1

Zach Lowe advocates for JJ Redick to make the All Star Game 1:28 pm Tue Jan 12 EDTRemoved

Redicks value is super high on his team, but that doesnt mean hes All-Star material. I could make the same argument for Bucks players like Bledsoe on defense or Middleton for spacing, but just like Redick their seasons havent been All-Star worthy. 6

Zach Lowe advocates for JJ Redick to make the All Star Game 1:28 pm Tue Jan 12 EDTRemoved

Its a real dumb take. No team in the East deserves 4 All Stars, and thats what you are doing if you put Redick in, because hes at best the 4th best player on his team. 6

Zach Lowe advocates for JJ Redick to make the All Star Game 1:28 pm Tue Jan 12 EDTRemoved

Im not saying he is, but I am saying he would be one before JJ. 1

Zach Lowe advocates for JJ Redick to make the All Star Game 1:28 pm Tue Jan 12 EDTRemoved

They would be the clear 1 seed in the East, which is what you need to be to have a chance at 4 All-Stars. 2

Zach Lowe advocates for JJ Redick to make the All Star Game 1:28 pm Tue Jan 12 EDTRemoved

So youd put 4 players from the 4 seed as All-Stars and maybe 3 total from the 1-2 seeds? That makes zero sense. 5

Zach Lowe advocates for JJ Redick to make the All Star Game 1:28 pm Tue Jan 12 EDTRemoved

The crazy thing is I think Brogdon at this point might actually be the Bucks player (not named Giannis) who deserves a slot purely based on play, but I dont ever even bring him up because hes not going to sniff it. 2

Markelle Fultz is shooting a better free throw percentage than Lonzo Ball despite having a debilitating injury 5:35 pm Tue Jan 12 EDTRemoved

Hey, were talking about free throws. Big Baller Brand does not care about free throws. 2

What is the most hated fan base in the NBA 1:54 pm Thu Jan 14 EDTRemoved

Probably Lakers fans, because if you lived anywhere other than LA, the Lakers fans you knew were assholes, and they always wore Lakers gear to non-Lakers games. The Dallas Cowboys have the same issue (and were usually the same people). 12

What is the most hated fan base in the NBA 1:54 pm Thu Jan 14 EDTRemoved

I think its that and most people realize that it wont be the same once the current team is gone. Kind of like the Seahawks in the NFL. They fans were despised for a while, then they came back to Earth, and every stopped hating the fans. 1

Which player do you think is better Giannis or Anthony Davis 3:48 pm Thu Jan 14 EDTRemoved

Giannis. Absolutely no bias at all... 1

Which player do you think is better Giannis or Anthony Davis 3:48 pm Thu Jan 14 EDTRemoved

Giannis can play and defend all 5 positions. AD can’t do that. 1

Which player do you think is better Giannis or Anthony Davis 3:48 pm Thu Jan 14 EDTRemoved

He’s excellent, but he can’t play as a PG. 2

Request for examples of quick passes back to the same player 11:11 am Fri Jan 15 EDTRemoved

Giannis to Hardens head back to Giannis. 11

Does Denver have the best young core in the league 11:15 am Fri Jan 15 EDTRemoved

I think they probably do. Every other team with young talent usually has a couple older talents mixed in with the young core. Millsap the only talent on the team that is a core player on their current team that isnt young. 0

Top 10 Players at this moment 11:18 am Fri Jan 15 EDTRemoved

I think you have to put Jokic in there. In no particular order Bron, KD, Harden, Steph, AD, Giannis, Kawhi, Jokic, Embiid, PG 14

Top 10 Players at this moment 11:18 am Fri Jan 15 EDTRemoved

Embiid doesnt have a sexy game but it is effective as hell. 4

What do you feel is the worst your team has been screwed by the refs this season 2:22 pm Fri Jan 15 EDTRemoved

Probably the Memphis game when Bud just said something akin to "What?" about a bad call to a non-staff official and got thrown out of the game. 5

The fact Luka Doncic has more votes than Steph Curry shows the flaws of the All Star voting system10:36 am Mon Jan 18 EDTRemoved

The fact Zaza almost was a starter for an All Star game shows the real issue with the voting. I think the bigger issue is that we let a popularity vote account for how we view players talents, and that All-Star voting can effect their contract numbers. 1

All of us who didnt see MJ play are biased in favor of Lebron being the GOAT Everyone wants to say and feel like theyre watching the GOAT 11:38 am Mon Jan 18 EDTRemoved

I mean, I saw MJ play and thats how I feel when people completely ignoring anyone before the 1980s. How the heck does Wilt regularly get left out of the GOAT discussion by people? 10

All of us who didnt see MJ play are biased in favor of Lebron being the GOAT Everyone wants to say and feel like theyre watching the GOAT 11:38 am Mon Jan 18 EDTRemoved

Its not like Wilt had special training or elite facilities. He played in the era, the same as everyone else and dominated. Can you imagine how great Wilt might have been with modern (or even 90s) training regimens? 6

Do you think all of talk about the Lakers getting a big free agent AD KD Kawhi is more so the media narrative more about fans 2:34 pm Mon Jan 18 EDTRemoved

Really, if I were a young NBA player, theres no way I would want to play with LeBron if I had another opportunity with a contender. Half the stars hes played with end up as the scapegoats when the team isnt performing, and you are guaranteed LeBron is go 0

Bucks need to make a big trade now if they want to compete for a title this year4:33 pm Mon Jan 18 EDTRemoved

Id rather have Middleton and Bledsoe than Beal by himself. 1

Bucks need to make a big trade now if they want to compete for a title this year4:33 pm Mon Jan 18 EDTRemoved

Why do they need another big time scorer? Four of their starters are averaging over 15 points a game, and one is averaging 12. Thats a well-balanced offense where any starter could have a big night. 1

What two players on a team would you fuse together to form the ultimate player 3:06 pm Tue Jan 19 EDTRemoved

I would fuse Giannis and Brogdon. A 50/40/90 guy mixed with Giannis athleticism and ability would be the best player ever in the league. 17

What two players on a team would you fuse together to form the ultimate player 3:06 pm Tue Jan 19 EDTRemoved

We already have Brook Lopez 3

The Red Sox already won the WS Patriots are going to win the SB and the Celtics are going to face the Warriors in the Finals7:51 pm Sun Jan 24 EDTRemoved

And people wonder why Boston fans are considered insufferable. Dude, it’s halftime... of the AFC Championship game. Remember the Eagles last year? And the Celtics are the 5th best team in East for Chrissakes. 0

If Lebron fails to make the playoffs Does it tarnish his 8 straight Eastern Conference Titles 11:28 am Mon Jan 25 EDTRemoved

I dont think the Lakers will coast to the playoffs, but I think its been shown that if LeBron was healthy, the Lakers were a playoff team (and probably would have had home court). Without him theyre just a bad team. 3

How are the Pelicans 12th in the West 11:41 am Tue Jan 26 EDTRemoved

They have almost no bench depth. 1

Kawhi disqualified from MVP DPOTY 1st Team All NBA 1st Team Defense 2:33 pm Tue Jan 26 EDTRemoved

Thatll be hard with Giannis being the Easts Superstar in the finals. 1

Do you think Lebron will be All NBA First Team this year 2:46 pm Tue Jan 26 EDTRemoved

I think hell miss it purely of how many games hes been out, and the fact KD and Giannis have both been Top 5 players this year. 19

Beal will be an All Star Starter and KD wont 10:40 am Wed Jan 27 EDTRemoved

Who from the East frontcourt shouldn’t make it out of curiosity? 1

LeBron has a season-ending injury4:20 pm Wed Jan 27 EDTRemoved

I have it on great authority they amputated his groin and he has an implant now. 1

This Harden Hate9:43 am Thu Jan 28 EDTRemoved

Im so glad you made another post about it rather than commenting on an actual Harden hate post. 6

AD trade idea4:23 pm Mon Feb 1 EDTRemoved

Don’t blame us all please 1

If the Raptors win battle for AD how likely is that Giannis requests trade 2:12 pm Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

Giannis is also on the team with the best record on the NBA. Its not like the Bucks are going to be the 7th seed for another year. 1

If the Raptors win battle for AD how likely is that Giannis requests trade 2:12 pm Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

Considering Giannis agent is still his original agent, my feeling is that Giannis is a pretty loyal guy. He also doesnt have a guy in his ear trying to lure him to specific places. 1

Lebron essentially groomed Anthony Davis3:00 pm Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

The fact some people are taking this seriously is funny, and also speaks to how this rings with just a hint of truth. 1

Is there any way to know how many NBA ratings are lost due to r NBAStreams 4:06 pm Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

My guess is much less than you would think, mostly because the people using r/nba streams werent going to pay for league pass anyways. The bigger issue is that with Netflix and Hulu, less people are going to turn on an NBA game while bored. Its the casu 6

Big Jah is alive9:45 am Wed Feb 3 EDTRemoved

It always felt like he got written off too early. Obviously he wasnt the right fit with Philly having Embiid and like 3 other Centers, but his talent can still be useful. 2

Wojnarowski The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed in principle to trade Anthony Davis to the Toronto Raptors in a package centered around Pascal Siakam league sources tell ESPN Trade call with league office is soon 2:43 pm Wed Feb 3 EDTRemoved

Thats interesting, I dont see this on his twitter. 1

Would the Rockets be willing to trade Brandon Knight and a first for Bazemore or Hardaway Jr 2:28 pm Wed Feb 3 EDTRemoved

EDIT: Youre right, ESPN is messing me up 1

Would the Rockets be willing to trade Brandon Knight and a first for Bazemore or Hardaway Jr 2:28 pm Wed Feb 3 EDTRemoved

Apparently different sites have it different ways, but its essentially neutral on years. Still, I dont think that difference is worth 2 1sts 2

Why did Nowitzki take so many mid-range shots in 2011 Finals 10:54 pm Wed Feb 3 EDTRemoved

Its almost like the game has changed over time. 2

AD and Hill for Embiid and Fultz 11:27 am Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

The only swap worth anything to both teams is going to be Simmons & filler for Davis, and I dont know if the Sixers would do that. 1

Knicks brass must be SUPER confident about nailing these next few offseasons4:57 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

Thats very possible with the Knicks, but I dont think you make this move unless the agent for the leagues best ophidian has told you he wants to sign. 1

Cowherd Best day for nyknicks in over a decade and the fan base is complaining Huh You now have a future star Knox room for two FA stars and a shot at potential mega star Zion And you re unhappy Did you really want to sign the brittle Porzi5:13 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

Im not saying the Knicks arent going to f*ck this up, but Porzingis seemed like he was out the door anyways. And I genuinely think think the Knicks have been told by KDs agents he wants to sign with them. The only really dumb thing about this is that Kn -2

Will Kawhi be traded at the deadline 10:31 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

Raptors fans having mental breaks losing to the team with best record in the NBA. 25

Will Kawhi be traded at the deadline 10:31 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

VC was something special in his Toronto days. Kawhi could end up better, but he still has to prove it. 1

Andrews Khris Middleton Giannis has been here his whole career and he hasn t told us or made us think he wanted to leave Crime everything I ve heard he wants to be here his whole career and I feel the same way 11:33 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

I think Khris knows hes never going to have it better than playing next to Giannis. 1

Andrews Khris Middleton Giannis has been here his whole career and he hasn t told us or made us think he wanted to leave Crime everything I ve heard he wants to be here his whole career and I feel the same way 11:33 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

If you cant see the difference between denying something and exclaiming something, I dont know what to say. 1

What this subreddit apparently doesnt understand about Kyrie and the Celtics11:21 am Fri Feb 5 EDTRemoved

I think he’s refusing to comment now because he’s willing to say crazy things from time to time, like the world is flat. 1

What is Rich Pauls game 1:20 pm Fri Feb 5 EDTRemoved

Scott Boras always tries to do whats best for his clients. Rich Paul is trying to do whats best for a client. 3

The Warriors now have only 3 all stars1:47 pm Fri Feb 5 EDTRemoved

He shouldnt if the All-Star game is about this seasons play. Just like Khris Middleton shouldnt be, but I am glad is. 6

Ive said it before and I will say it again Dell Demps is playing with fire if he does not move Anthony Davis y the trade deadline 2:39 pm Fri Feb 5 EDTRemoved

He can still get quality assets from a lot of teams this deadline even if its not Boston. Lakers will still trade for AD. Raptors probably would. New York would give away their new draft picks. Hell still have a ton of options. 1

TEAMS WITH BEST RECORD AGAINST ABOVE 500 TEAMS11:01 am Mon Feb 8 EDTRemoved

This is the biggest reason that people shouldnt be writing off the Nuggets and Bucks as flukes 1 seeds. Theyve proven themselves to be very successful against top teams. Obviously the Warriors are the elephant in the room, but both teams play a brand of 1

The Lakers were offering an extortionate amount before the 4 first round picks were mentioned Nick Wright explains it perfectly11:56 am Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

It is, but its used incorrectly here from what I can tell. 0

Jim Rome The Pelicans already have Julius Randle the Lakers offer for AD is basically reuniting the 2017 Lakers who went 35-47 and finished 11th in the West12:31 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

That improvement is what, the 8 seed? Because we know what this core is without LeBron this year... and its a non-playoff team. Unless one of these players take a giant leap (and there arent real signs any of them would) youre trading for the privilege 2

Odds that John Wall retires 1:52 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

If you retire you don’t get paid that money 17

Odds that John Wall retires 1:52 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

Ruptured Achilles would not fall under that. The injury/condition has to prevent you from playing basketball, not just not playing being worse than expected. 6

Odds that John Wall retires 1:52 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

No, but Demarcus Cousins literally just came back from that. It’s not an injury that is a career ended unless there’s a unique circumstance. You might just come back as a bad player. 1

Odds that John Wall retires 1:52 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

He was bought out by the Bucks. Different situation, though I guess Wall could do that. 3

Odds that John Wall retires 1:52 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

And they only do that for life threatening injuries, not debilitating ones. 0

Odds that John Wall retires 1:52 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

He’s owed like 200 million dollars. He loses that if he retires. Zero chance he does that. 0

How would you describe the reaction to New Orleans not taking the Lakers offer 3:17 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

Smart, even if thats not the narrative. The combination of players you received would have made you contend for a 6-8 seed in the West at best, and they totally take you out of a chance to get a top 5 picks. Those Lakers picks would have been in the 20s 1

Why are Lakers fans brigading the Pelicans sub like Dell Demps and ownership are on there 4:17 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

Isnt the Venn Diagram of Lakers fans and trolls pretty close to a single circle? 0

Should the Lakers be wary of trading Hart Lonzo Kuzma Ingram Zubac picks for AD because of the potential of a dynasty starting in New Orleans 4:20 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

I like this post because it really does cut to the absurdity of the hype the young Lakers have gotten because they were on the Lakers. If these guys were on the Pelicans, youd have maybe heard of Kuzma as a future 3rd piece on a team, and thats it. 6

An open letter to Jabari Parker Come Home 4:27 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

If dont like defense, Jabari is your man. 13

Are the Toronto Raptors on the verge of imploding 5:02 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

No. I dont know what Kawhi is going to do, but buying a house in his college town is not a concern. And right now the Raptors have enough to compete in the East. 4

Lonzos Father He s a better fit in Phoenix because they got some young athletes they ve been losing they need a winning attitude The Lakers gave my boy that losing attitude x-post r suns 5:36 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

Lavar is straight up delusional. He is going to tank any chance of Lonzo having a career if he doesnt become an All-Star level talent, because role players arent worth the grief Lavar will bring. 11

Is Maginka or Walton more to blame for the lack of effort on the Lakers 8:57 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

But LeBron didn’t get the new toy he really wanted! 1

Is Maginka or Walton more to blame for the lack of effort on the Lakers 8:57 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

I would say it’s probably the person who made it apparent that he didn’t really care about half the team. So LeBron. 1

Shouldnt the Pelicans be punished for tampering 7:22 am Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

Deadspin is just a place people are paid to write r/nba threads. 4

Shouldnt the Pelicans be punished for tampering 7:22 am Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

I don’t think you understand what the word tampering means. Also, if I had to wager a guess, I think you are 12 or younger. 16

Shouldnt the Pelicans be punished for tampering 7:22 am Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

Why didn’t The Pelicans negotiate in good faith with us after we acted in bad faith to try and force them to trade their Superstar to us?! 16

Serious If Im Masai lets take the Lakers AD offer and ship out Kawhi11:31 am Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

I for one am with OP! SHIP OUT KAWHI! I HAVE NO VESTED INTEREST! 1

Westley Matthews is going to end up on Toronto since they only have 11 players2:18 pm Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

You know the Knicks have a say in this, right. And so does Wes. Maybe he wants to play back in his college town. 3

So no one actually knows what the All-Star Draft will look like tonight 3:51 pm Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

The only pick I will guarantee is that Giannis will take Middleton 1st when reserves are picked. 4

Worst Fans9:33 am Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Thats what happens with every dynasty team. I remember all the 90s Bull fans who suddenly stopped wearing their gear the second the team parted broke up. 1

Worst Fans9:33 am Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Raptors fans are for sure the most rabid fans. I get the excitement, but theyre relentless in the way they wont accept any analysis of team shortcomings/issues. 2

Worst Fans9:33 am Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Lakers fans are the most annoyingly delusional. Theyre the Cowboys fans of the NBA. 9

Worst Fans9:33 am Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Im just glad they no longer have to pretend that Fultz is really going to turn it around and become a core piece of the future. I could feel the anguish in their voice when they tried talk themselves into it. 0

Whos better the Raptors or the Bucks 3:27 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Our net rating is crazy. Didnt think itd still be this high at this point in the season. 1

Whos better the Raptors or the Bucks 3:27 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Donte has been out our rotation for months. ​ At this point the bench rotation is Mirotic, George Hill, Snell, DJ Wilson,Sterling Brown 2

Whos better the Raptors or the Bucks 3:27 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

And I doubt Ersan even regularly cracks the court anymore unless Bud is resting DJ or Mirotic. 1

Whos better the Raptors or the Bucks 3:27 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Kawhi is an excellent player, but being able to hit a 3 doesnt make him better than Giannis. Giannis is flirting with elite top 3 status the way hes been playing this year. 1

Why do people think Bud deserves COTY over Malone4:19 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

The Nuggets also won 46 games last year and are on pace to win 56 games, a 10 game improvement. Bucks won 44 games last year and are on pace to win 62 games, an 18 game improvement. That right there is the main reason people are looking at Bud for COTY. 5

Why do people think Bud deserves COTY over Malone4:19 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

I mean you could use net rating... which the Bucks are #1 in. Or you could use defensive rating... which the Bucks are #1 in. You can use offensive rating, which the Nuggets are #3 in... and the Bucks are #4 in. 1

Why do people think Bud deserves COTY over Malone4:19 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

The Bucks also have the 5th easiest schedule left, and have been playing their best ball recently. What else are you supposed to base the predictions on at this time? 3

Why do people think Bud deserves COTY over Malone4:19 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Yeah, hes the only other guy I think has made a serious case. 2

Why do people think Bud deserves COTY over Malone4:19 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

I think hell get some love. 1

What happened to Rose5:11 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

He fell off that hard because he didnt deserve it as much as the Western guards who made it. Harden and Curry have had much better seasons. 7

Phan Net Rating differential on and off the court this season- Harden 4 0 Giannis 7 0 Paul George 19 33:14 pm Tue Feb 16 EDTRemoved

PG is an amazing player, and at the same time Giannis is on the team with the highest net rating in the league. I’m shocked his net rating on off is actually that high. It speaks to how impactful he is as the leader of the team. 3

Phan Net Rating differential on and off the court this season- Harden 4 0 Giannis 7 0 Paul George 19 33:14 pm Tue Feb 16 EDTRemoved

And also how bad of a coach Kidd was. 3

How are white Americans so bad at basketball 6:39 am Wed Feb 17 EDTRemoved

They also have basketball academies, which train those whose height make them most suited to basketball. 4

How are white Americans so bad at basketball 6:39 am Wed Feb 17 EDTRemoved

That’s different than basketball academies that have elite coaches teaching young kids. American high schools very rarely have high level coaching. 3

How are white Americans so bad at basketball 6:39 am Wed Feb 17 EDTRemoved

In general I don’t think white men are bad at basketball, but it’s certainly less of a part of white culture in general. In general there isn’t a focus on a single sport unless you really excel at it, and if there is for white kids it’s usually -1

How are white Americans so bad at basketball 6:39 am Wed Feb 17 EDTRemoved

The problem is you’re separating by race. There certainly areas of the world where advantageous mutations occur for certain sporting events. Certain sunsets of African populations have longer limbs which makes them better at certain sports. But that 2

How are white Americans so bad at basketball 6:39 am Wed Feb 17 EDTRemoved

My point was there no such thing as races. Race is societal construct. Ethnic groups share certain advantageous (and disadvantageous) mutations, but those differences are not racial, because each of those ethnic groups are different than other people th 1

Giannis is easily the best defender in the league1:40 pm Wed Feb 17 EDTRemoved

OP post is clearly confrontational, but its not like hes saying Jabari Parker is the best defender in the league. Giannis has a legitimate argument based on both stats and the eye test to be the best defensive player in the league. Its just hard to dire 1

Giannis is easily the best defender in the league1:40 pm Wed Feb 17 EDTRemoved

Also statistics and actually watching him play. Im not defending how OP went about this, but Giannis is the best defender on the best defensive team in the NBA. Its not a crazy claim. 1

James Harden s Defense and the MVP race4:44 pm Thu Feb 18 EDTRemoved

Hes not bad at defense. PG and Giannis are both top 5 defensive players in the league. Thats the real separation on the defensive end. 3

Who wins MVP in a world where Harden doesn t exists 4:33 pm Thu Feb 18 EDTRemoved

I think Giannis has taken the lead back after Hardens most crazy point outputs have tapered off. Giannis has similar historical stats but is on a better team and a DPOY candidate. 0

Who wins MVP in a world where Harden doesn t exists 4:33 pm Thu Feb 18 EDTRemoved

Giannis is averaging 27.2/12.7/6 right now. No one in the modern era of the NBA has put of those kind of stats up. 2

Serious Why wasn t there more backlash from conservative media about Spencer Hawes 9:44 pm Thu Feb 18 EDTRemoved

We literally stretched his contract because he was worth less than 3.5 million in cap space. 14

Serious Why wasn t there more backlash from conservative media about Spencer Hawes 9:44 pm Thu Feb 18 EDTRemoved

He was still better than 2/3 of the QBs in the NFL. You can’t tell me Nathan Peterman deserves to be on a roster and Kap didn’t. 3

Who s your choice 2:39 pm Fri Feb 19 EDTRemoved

Giannis has taken it to another level this past month. The only player I can remember being so dominant on both sides of the floor is 99-00 Shaq. 4

Luka Appears Overweight10:39 am Sun Feb 21 EDTRemoved

He’s already in better shape than he was last year. Body changes take time to be sustainable. 3

The Making Fun of Kwahis Personality Shows Yalls Ignorance11:37 am Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

Public figures will get judged by everyone because they are in the public consciousness. And its not like Kawhi is judged much harsher than other NBA players, and a lot of them have gone through some serious stuff too. The real issue with Kawhi being ju 5

Team dRTG oRTG2:21 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

I dont think people realize quite how elite the Bucks have been on D this year. Always hear it about the Pacers, but people seem to not notice the Bucks are a better defensive team than offensive team. 6

Team dRTG oRTG2:21 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

I think they’ll have another level. They’ve flashed it a few times this year, like when they had 50 points in a quarter. That and they had another level on defense when they shifted schemes. 1

Team dRTG oRTG2:21 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

It was actually a lot of inability to stop cutting in the lane, and defensive plays turning into transition. Also the Bucks actually hitting open shots. We’ve been really bad at wide open 3s (worst in the league). If Mirotic makes us even slightly be 1

My top 5 players of all time3:14 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

What is with this sub and overrating Kobe? He’s not even the best Laker to ever play. And Kyrie is 10x worse than that. -2

My top 5 players of all time3:14 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

He might be the best “Laker” in terms of only ever played with the Lakers, but Shaq and Kareem had better NBA careers. 1

My top 5 players of all time3:14 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

No, this is a best player list, and he wasn’t the best player in the NBA who played for the Lakers. 1

a lot of lakers hate lately they still have 4 legit starters under 23 a top 15 pick 3 years of lebron and max cap space 2:39 pm Tue Feb 23 EDTRemoved

The issue is I think theres a fairly healthy debate whether the Lakers have a good young core, or a middling young core. I still hold the view that if their young core were in Orlando or New Orleans, no one would think this was a team with a ton of upsid 3

KD dropped 34 points 5 assists and 3 blocks on 67 TS to win a game 7 on the road to get to the finals How is that easy 5:33 pm Tue Feb 23 EDTRemoved

The general point is that when you have Steph and Klay warping the defense on the outside, it just makes every shot you take easier than other players would have. Which is fine, but it colors how impressive stats are. 1

Oram LeBron said after Lakers first practice back from All-Star that he was going to be a little different with LA a game under 500 amp 25 games left Essentially Playoff LeBron 4:32 pm Wed Feb 24 EDTRemoved

I have no doubt LeBron is going to carry this team hard during this stretch. Plenty of doubts he can win enough of those games to get into the 7 seed, which is the only real chance of even getting out of the 1st round. 1

Why is PG13 an mvp candidate when he has another top 10 player recent mvp winner as a teammate 12:26 pm Thu Feb 25 EDTRemoved

Because hes putting up elite offensive and defensive numbers, and the team has very limited depth. ​ Obviously Im all in for Giannis, but PG is making a very legitimate case to be in the MVP discussion. 4

21 Savage lied that hes not from UK Is someone in NBA doing the same 2:53 pm Thu Feb 25 EDTRemoved

Sam Cassell from Alpha Centuri VI. 4

How many years will Zion play in the NBA before he gets too fat and isnt a quality starter 4:50 pm Thu Feb 25 EDTRemoved

Might even happen quicker considering Zion is going to be playing at full speed on both ends of the court. 2

Swap Giannis for LeBron and put the Bucks in the West How well do they do in the playoffs Including Coach Bud11:10 am Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

Current LeBron? Not as well because LeBrons game is much more jump shot based and he has to pace his driving to the hoop. Prime LeBron would be a different team but similarly successful. 1

Swap Giannis for LeBron and put the Bucks in the West How well do they do in the playoffs Including Coach Bud11:10 am Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

The fit wouldnt be nearly as good though. And I think the difference between the two is not as much as people might think. LeBron was better but not that much better. LeBron was just better much earlier than Giannis. 0

Swap Giannis for LeBron and put the Bucks in the West How well do they do in the playoffs Including Coach Bud11:10 am Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

I think Giannis is the better defender and driver right now, but not by huge margins. LeBron was a better passer and shooter at this point by a fair margin. Giannis restricted area scoring and unassisted dunks are basically historic. He’s playing DPO 1

Swap Giannis for LeBron and put the Bucks in the West How well do they do in the playoffs Including Coach Bud11:10 am Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

Yeah, the fit simply wouldnt be as good because all the players the Bucks currently have compliment Giannis so well. Through some shrewd signings (and good luck), the Bucks have a ton of talent catered specifically to Giannis. 1

Via Crumpled Jumper NylonCalculus Why the Bucks and other top teams defense works even though they allow a lot of 3s11:09 am Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

Above the break 3s are much tougher shots, so the Bucks are willing to give those up versus shots at rim versus corner 3s. It makes sense. ​ However, watching the game I keep getting irrationally mad at the Bucks when they give up a ton of 3 5

Via Crumpled Jumper NylonCalculus Why the Bucks and other top teams defense works even though they allow a lot of 3s11:09 am Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

The Bucks essentially allow nothing at the rim. Theyre 1st in both shots allowed in the restricted area and opponents FG% in the restricted area. So basically they lock down the rim and challenge opponents to shoot their way to victory. 3

Is it crazy to think the NBA would not allow LeBron to miss the playoffs 2:16 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

I mean officiating can only do so much. And if the NBA were really doing whatever it took to make the Lakers get to the playoffs, why did they let the Lakers get in such a perilous position? 14

Is it crazy to think the NBA would not allow LeBron to miss the playoffs 2:16 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

If the NBA was part of the conspiracy, they wouldve fixed some of those games when he was out so he had a real shot of making the playoffs. 6

Is it crazy to think the NBA would not allow LeBron to miss the playoffs 2:16 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

People want to believe it so they do, even though the actual game footage shows those fouls were all correct (maybe 1 questionable call). 0

Lakers go into Bonus 48 seconds into the 4th quarter vs the Clippers on January 31st 20192:49 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

Today feels like instead of going onto r/nba I was redirected to the Youtube comments for Loose Change. 8

I really hate DeRozan 9:45 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

You sound like a tool. 20

Would every team in the league except the bucks trade their best player for Doncic 10:07 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

No. He’s going to be good but anyone with top 5 player isn’t trading him, and probably most with a top 10 player. 1

Is the Lakers season already over 11:42 pm Sat Feb 27 EDTRemoved

Im pretty sure this is a requirement in any Lakers thread. 19

Is the Lakers season already over 11:42 pm Sat Feb 27 EDTRemoved

No, but but its going to be really tough for them to do it. 1

Paul George is not an MVP candidate11:27 pm Sat Feb 27 EDTRemoved

No, he is. He isnt the favorite but hes definitely a candidate. 2

Which NBA team would be the equivalent of the pre-2018 Cleveland Browns 2:30 pm Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

Being a Kristaps stan is punishment enough. 7

Is Luka Doncic already a HoF 9:48 am Mon Mar 1 EDTRemoved

This is not as ridiculous a question as some people on here will claim because of his standout years in the Euroleague, but the answer is no. Theres a lot of guys who have dominated in the NBA as long as Lukas entire professional career and not gotten a 10

Is Luka Doncic already a HoF 9:48 am Mon Mar 1 EDTRemoved

Do remember it is the basketball hall of fame, there are some guys who were awful/middling NBA players who made it in purely on their college/overseas years. That said, Lukas career wasnt that long in Euroleague. 2

Is this the most this sub will hate on Lebron ever 11:15 pm Mon Mar 1 EDTRemoved

Its not reactionary. People who have always had a problem with him (justified or not) just feel more emboldened to speak now that success isnt covering up any warts. 1

The Lakers are now 25-22 with Healthy Lonzo9:25 am Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

Every team this year has had injuries. My Bucks have only one starter whose has played every game (Lopez). Denver has been running a triage unit for most of the year. Houston has had to replace like half its lineup. The Lakers issue is they built a cr 1

Lebron vs KD KD is better 3-point shooter Mid range At the Rim In the Post Off Ball Better Perimeter defender Better Team defender Better Rim protector Better Free throw shooter Better clutch closer 10:02 am Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

Yeah, but its not shocking that a guy whos just at the end of his prime is better than a guy 4 years older than him. And neither LeBron nor KD are even the top 2 players in the league today. They are better historically, but Harden and Giannis are both 1

Lebron vs KD KD is better 3-point shooter Mid range At the Rim In the Post Off Ball Better Perimeter defender Better Team defender Better Rim protector Better Free throw shooter Better clutch closer 10:02 am Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

KD is debatable, but at this point in their careers, both Harden and Giannis are better in nearly every aspect of the game, and they both provide more to winning basketball than LeBron does. 1

Lebron vs KD KD is better 3-point shooter Mid range At the Rim In the Post Off Ball Better Perimeter defender Better Team defender Better Rim protector Better Free throw shooter Better clutch closer 10:02 am Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

Taking the 2 seed to 7 games in a series most people didnt expect to be competitive is apparently jack shit. As is taking the best team in NBA history (or second best) to 7 games. ​ The reason both those players havent succeeded is because t 2

Lebron vs KD KD is better 3-point shooter Mid range At the Rim In the Post Off Ball Better Perimeter defender Better Team defender Better Rim protector Better Free throw shooter Better clutch closer 10:02 am Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

Im not saying KD is bad, Im saying hes still a top 3 player in the world. The issue is its hard to tell if hes actually the best because hes on a team that was historically great even without him. 2

Lebron vs KD KD is better 3-point shooter Mid range At the Rim In the Post Off Ball Better Perimeter defender Better Team defender Better Rim protector Better Free throw shooter Better clutch closer 10:02 am Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

It’s easy to win the Finals when you join a 73 win team. 2

Lebron vs KD KD is better 3-point shooter Mid range At the Rim In the Post Off Ball Better Perimeter defender Better Team defender Better Rim protector Better Free throw shooter Better clutch closer 10:02 am Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

It’s like people don’t understand context. The Bucks didn’t even have a permanent head coach last season. They’re interim coach is with the team with the worst record in the league. They took a team the went to the ECF to 7 games, not losing a 1

I m a Laker fan and have given up on making the playoffs this season what playoff team should I cheer for 11:56 am Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

We rode the suicide bus for the last 18 years to get into this position. Dont bail on your team before theyre even officially eliminated from playoff contention. 1

Giannis will be EXPOSED in the playoffs 2:38 pm Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

Your argument lacks knowledge of the Bucks roster and common sense. EXPOSED. 3

Giannis will be EXPOSED in the playoffs 2:38 pm Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

No one person can force Giannis to the perimeter. It takes 3 guys to wall off his driving lanes. And that leaves other guys wide open. 3

Giannis will be EXPOSED in the playoffs 2:38 pm Tue Mar 2 EDTRemoved

Connaughton is the 5th guard in our rotation and played 81 games for the Trailblazers last year. Thats kind of my point. Our worst player this year is average or slightly below average. last year, we played Jason Terry meaningful playoff minutes at lik 1

Harden is the first player in NBA to go 0-10 from 10 times in a season12:42 pm Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

Rockets fans will tell you Im not exactly the biggest Harden fan, but he had to carry that team for so long hes bound to have some tough shooting nights. The fact he can go 0-10 from 3 and still have 52%TS is pretty crazy. 1

Harden is the first player in NBA to go 0-10 from 10 times in a season12:42 pm Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

That was a bad decision. 1

If the Lakers and the Celtics are both hated on here12:33 pm Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

Its a combination of the Lakers haters and the Lebron haters, perhaps the two largest groups of haters there is. 12

Kyle Korver has a realistic chance to become the highest scoring player career points to have a lt 10 ppg average2:37 pm Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

This is a very fitting title for Mark Jackson to hold. 9

Why did the Lakers trade Zubac 3:08 pm Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

Magic is bad at his job. 29

Odds Lakers fans boo LeBron tonight 3:36 pm Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

It seems like school just let out. 0

Why are most step back 3s not called for travelling 11:55 am Thu Mar 4 EDTRemoved

Because this is a constant post and every time its wrong. Harden travels very rarely on step backs. 2

Serious How close is Luka to a HOF career with his European accolades and potential ROY award 3:57 pm Thu Mar 4 EDTRemoved

Probably 2-3 extremely good NBA seasons. And by good I mean All Stars and 1 or 2 All NBA nods. 10

Giannis is a better defender rebounder and facilitator than Kevin Durant Scoring wise Giannis puts up 27ppg on 64 TS while KD puts up 27 5ppg on 63 TS So if Giannis is better at everything but scoring and is only slightly behind in scoring why is8:50 pm Thu Mar 4 EDTRemoved

I’ve argued in a couple of these threads today, but this needs to stop man. 8

Lowe The Lakers have no excuses9:44 am Fri Mar 5 EDTRemoved

The Lakers have no excuses because they build dogshit roster around a generational talent. Whether it was to save cap space or not, there were obvious personality issues and glaring holes throughout the team, and their best player is 34. It was foreseea 2

Serious In 2016-2017 the record argument was used for Harden in regards to MVP and the historic numbers argument was dismissed for Westbrook In 2018-2019 the historic argument is used for Harden and the record argument is dismissed for other MVP cand3:11 pm Fri Mar 5 EDTRemoved

Westbrooks triple-double was the real reason he got the MVP, and that was a stat line that hadnt been done in like 55 years and was kind of mythical at that point. Harden is doing something done more recently, and pertaining to one stat category. Thats 3

Serious In 2016-2017 the record argument was used for Harden in regards to MVP and the historic numbers argument was dismissed for Westbrook In 2018-2019 the historic argument is used for Harden and the record argument is dismissed for other MVP cand3:11 pm Fri Mar 5 EDTRemoved

Really? Because Westbrook and Oscar Robertson are the only players to ever do it. 3

Serious In 2016-2017 the record argument was used for Harden in regards to MVP and the historic numbers argument was dismissed for Westbrook In 2018-2019 the historic argument is used for Harden and the record argument is dismissed for other MVP cand3:11 pm Fri Mar 5 EDTRemoved

Only 2 people have ever done both things being discussed. Thats equal in rarity. 2

Serious In 2016-2017 the record argument was used for Harden in regards to MVP and the historic numbers argument was dismissed for Westbrook In 2018-2019 the historic argument is used for Harden and the record argument is dismissed for other MVP cand3:11 pm Fri Mar 5 EDTRemoved

Giannis was at 6 assists before his minutes restriction game on Wednesday, and if hes over 6 I think that makes his statline look very different historically. 0

Serious In 2016-2017 the record argument was used for Harden in regards to MVP and the historic numbers argument was dismissed for Westbrook In 2018-2019 the historic argument is used for Harden and the record argument is dismissed for other MVP cand3:11 pm Fri Mar 5 EDTRemoved

And then the question becomes the whole point of this thread: do you give the MVP for a specific statline, do you give it to the player who has played the best, do you give it to the player that most improved their team, or is it a a combination of all 3? 1

Serious In 2016-2017 the record argument was used for Harden in regards to MVP and the historic numbers argument was dismissed for Westbrook In 2018-2019 the historic argument is used for Harden and the record argument is dismissed for other MVP cand3:11 pm Fri Mar 5 EDTRemoved

And thats certainly a major factor in the MVP conversation. Hardens narrative is his streak. Giannis is taking a perennial underachiever to the best record in the NBA. It all depends which one the voters care more about at the end of the season. But y 1

Is Magic Johnson really have all the blame in the Lakers struggles 1:05 am Sat Mar 6 EDTRemoved

Firing Luke midseason wouldnt fix this. Especially if the rumors of bringing in Mark Jacson or Jason Goddamn Kidd were accurate. 1

Hottest Take out there 4:01 pm Sat Mar 6 EDTRemoved

Most fans on here of contending team downvote anything slightly critical of their team regardless if the point is valid or not. /sorry thought you said obvious take, not hottest take 0

Hottest Take out there 4:01 pm Sat Mar 6 EDTRemoved

I assumed the OP’s text is his hottest take, not the guidelines for the thread. 1

Switch 2019 Giannis with 2016 KD on the Thunder roster Does OKC beat GS in a 7 game series 4:55 pm Sat Mar 6 EDTRemoved

Westbrook and Giannis on a team together would be the worst superstar pairing ever. They lose in 5 games. 4

Switch 2019 Giannis with 2016 KD on the Thunder roster Does OKC beat GS in a 7 game series 4:55 pm Sat Mar 6 EDTRemoved

We lost as a 7 seed, not as the 1 seed. 3

The NBA should donate all the money it earns from fining NBA players to a local community in need i e Boys and Girls club ect 3:28 pm Sun Mar 7 EDTRemoved

I’m like 99% sure all fines go to charities. 100% sure now: https://money.cnn.com/2017/02/24/news/nba-fines-charity/index.html 3

Why the Celtics will never lose to the 76ers in the playoffs 11:12 am Mon Mar 8 EDTRemoved

7. The Celtics will fall into the 6 seed and lose to the Pacers in the 1st Round. 25

OConnor Two sources peg Irving s change in demeanor to early February around the time he was asked about the possibility of joining the New York Knicks next season That s when Irving infamously said he d make the best decision for his family and1:56 pm Mon Mar 8 EDTRemoved

In context theres no reason to think hes specifically referring to the media. 2

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 49-16 beat the v Indiana Pacers 42-24 117 - 9810:31 pm Thu Mar 11 EDTRemoved

Bucks did not take kindly to losing 2 in a row. 2

LeBron bandwagoner here Who do I root for in the playoffs 10:06 am Fri Mar 12 EDTRemoved

I mean if you are all for rooting for the best player in the league who is a dominant finisher, you’ve got to go with Giannis and the Bucks. 0

How good would current Kobe be on a minor role on the Lakers11:54 am Sat Mar 13 EDTRemoved

He’s an all-time great, but he couldn’t even really play anymore when he retired. 6

How good would current Kobe be on a minor role on the Lakers11:54 am Sat Mar 13 EDTRemoved

Kobe wouldn’t ever want to play role player minutes. And even if he did, he’s a few years older. 6

Why the ticket for the Bucks game today so cheap 2:48 pm Sat Mar 13 EDTRemoved

The Bucks are playing the Hornets today which don’t have a huge Superstar people want to see (sorry Kemba) raising the prices. Our next two home games are the Sixers and Lakers, which do have big name Superstars. 0

Jimmy Kimmels use of Guillermo as a laughingstock is hypocritical11:17 am Sun Mar 14 EDTRemoved

You don’t know about NBA icon Jimmy Kimmel? 1

Why is Giannis playoff resume never held against him 2:20 pm Sun Mar 14 EDTRemoved

That was also because of some really big flaws in his game he’s corrected for the most part. 1

Why is Giannis playoff resume never held against him 2:20 pm Sun Mar 14 EDTRemoved

Because Giannis has played really well in these series. He shouldn’t get criticism for playing well in the playoffs on what were middling to bad teams. We played Jason Terry at 40 for 20 minutes in game 7 last year. 4

Why is Giannis playoff resume never held against him 2:20 pm Sun Mar 14 EDTRemoved

He’s criticized for it all the time on here. And it’s usually without the context of the seeding of his teams. He’s never lost a playoff series they were favored in. 1

Why is Giannis playoff resume never held against him 2:20 pm Sun Mar 14 EDTRemoved

They were not favored. They were the 7 seed and were not expected to win. Some people gave them a chance , but most people though they wouldn’t get it to 7 games. 1

I m just gonna say it I m sorry if this is unpopular the golden state warriors are too good and they make the Nba less fun watching them win every year3:28 pm Sun Mar 14 EDTRemoved

You’re such a rebel. And I doubt this will be an issue next year. 3

I m just gonna say it I m sorry if this is unpopular the golden state warriors are too good and they make the Nba less fun watching them win every year3:28 pm Sun Mar 14 EDTRemoved

It’s posted multiple times a day on here. It’s not that unpopular. 1

What do we take out of the Raptors meltdown vs Cleveland 9:27 pm Mon Mar 15 EDTRemoved

Same thing that you learned from the Bucks last night: good teams have bad games, especially when the schedule works against them. 7

Why does Antetokounmpo take 2 6 3 pointers a game 1:18 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

Its because it benefits Giannis post game and will help open up the lane for his teammates making cuts. And the fact Giannis has been around the league average in 3 for the past 2 1/2 months means its not a bad play to take when players are sagging and h 1

Serious Does Gordon Hayward still belong in the NBA after his injury 1:54 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

Yes. And theres a very good chance he is close to his old form next year once hes had proper time to recover. 1

Serious Does Gordon Hayward still belong in the NBA after his injury 1:54 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

Similar injuries have taken more than a year to return to form. A good example is Paul George, and he had extra time to get back on the court compared to Hayward. 1

Athleticism between sports1:52 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

This is stupid. Each sport requires different types of athleticism. Anthony Davis is one of the most athletic people on the planet, but hed look like a fool doing a 3 cone drill. 4

Athleticism between sports1:52 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

People feel the need to think their favorite sport is superior for some reason, rather than just enjoying the sport for what it is and letting others enjoy their favorite sport. 2

Serious If the alleged insult to Westbrook had only homophobic connotations would he or other people have been as outraged 4:08 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

Who knows? What I do know is that either type of comment in Utah is going to seem a lot worse than other arenas due to situational context. 6

Steven Adams is the most overrated player on this sub8:18 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

That’s 9 2

Thunder dominate Pacers at half time PG already 20 points and Russ close to a triple-double 8:19 pm Thu Mar 18 EDTRemoved

They are up 13. They are playing really well but dominating is being up by like 25 at half time. 35

Harden lock for MVP11:18 pm Fri Mar 19 EDTRemoved

Its pretty consistent in Giannis v Harden MVP threads. 4

Why is there even a conversation about Giannis becoming the face of the league when Curry still exists 12:05 pm Wed Mar 24 EDTRemoved

Giannis has an extremely inspirational story (poor immigrant with nothing who climbed his way to the top). Hes uniquely gifted athletically and a notoriously hard worker. Hes pretty funny, and has a pretty squeaky clean image. Hes also young enough to 3

Hypothetical If the Rockets go for 6-8 wins out of their last 8 games pull on the 1 seed in the West who wins MVP Harden or Giannis 10:25 am Mon Mar 29 EDTRemoved

I think more important than this is Tuesdays match-up. 1

Why are Bucks fans bitching about Tim Bontemps article 4:00 pm Mon Mar 29 EDTRemoved

I literally dont know the article you are talking about, and didnt see it posted on the Bucks sub. So my assumption is a single Bucks fan made a comment about it, and you made a post right after that. 15

Why are Bucks fans bitching about Tim Bontemps article 4:00 pm Mon Mar 29 EDTRemoved

The reveal is going to be that OP is Tim Bontemps. 2

META Stop responding to u DeathStarLineup4:47 pm Mon Mar 29 EDTRemoved

This is going to get deleted. Honestly, Im perfectly happy to argue with him and let him get all the downvotes he seems to desire. In the grand scheme of things his comments mean nothing. 1

META Stop responding to u DeathStarLineup4:47 pm Mon Mar 29 EDTRemoved

Thats a really complicated question my friend. My only advice: Dont take the red pill. 1

META Stop responding to u DeathStarLineup4:47 pm Mon Mar 29 EDTRemoved

It seems there is some fatigue with Bucks fandom because he trolls in every Giannis thread. Personally I find it funny because his takes are so bad. 2

How come that Hardens Hitler nickname havent spread from this sub 11:14 pm Mon Mar 29 EDTRemoved

This sub doesnt really affect the NBA narrative overall. 16

I was watching the Nurkic video and why did all his teammates walk away and leave him like that 10:19 am Tue Mar 30 EDTRemoved

Probably some shock, but itd be real stupid for them to try and help them. The last thing you want to do is move a guy with a compound fracture and make it worse. 5

I was watching the Nurkic video and why did all his teammates walk away and leave him like that 10:19 am Tue Mar 30 EDTRemoved

Does that help him? No. And more than likely you get in the way of medical professionals. The best thing they could do for him is not get in the way. 5

Jimmer Fredette should stay in China4:53 pm Tue Mar 30 EDTRemoved

He will. Hes on a 2 year contract with a non-guaranteed second year. He was signed to sell some extra tickets. He plays for the 2nd worst team in the league. WTF really cares? 3

If KD leaves and the Warriors sign a half-decent wing are they still title favorites 2:20 pm Wed Mar 31 EDTRemoved

Yes. Most people forget the cap holds when looking at cap space. 6

If KD leaves and the Warriors sign a half-decent wing are they still title favorites 2:20 pm Wed Mar 31 EDTRemoved

Probably not. Their bench isnt very good, theyll have very little money to sign depth, and Curry is starting to hit the age where you might see some drop off. Theyll certainly still be contenders though. 3

If KD leaves and the Warriors sign a half-decent wing are they still title favorites 2:20 pm Wed Mar 31 EDTRemoved

The Bucks could be if they re-sign their starters, Raptors if they re-sign Kawhi, Denver has a chance depending on how the playoffs play out. Clippers if they got Kawhi and Kemba would be a really, really good team. 1

Kobe Bryant Im the best Michaels second best LeBrons third best 5:13 pm Wed Mar 31 EDTRemoved

Kobes actual order: 1. Kobe 2. Kobe 3. Kobe 14

If the Bucks and Warriors meet in the NBA Finals Mark Jackson and Jason Kidd should call the game7:56 am Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

Kidd gave the Bucks their best record in 15 years two years ago, but he still was the worst coach in the league. Record doesn’t matter if it doesn’t match talent level. 5

Am I Crazy 9:54 am Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

Both get away with some, but a lot of people think they travel even when by the letter of the law they dont. 1

Am I Crazy 9:54 am Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

I think its fair both of the guys are in the conversation. I think the history on how the MVP has been voted on in the past would tend to lead toward Giannis getting the award. I also get why that would upset Harden fans, because the only time in rec 2

Why do you think KD is going to the Knicks 1:01 pm Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

Legacy and wanting to lead a team. People i trust in the media say people they trust say it’s a done deal. 7

Why do you think KD is going to the Knicks 1:01 pm Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

Did I say it’s a done deal? I just think where there’s smoke there’s usually fire. I don’t think Lowe’s trusted sources are messing with him. KD may stay with the Warriors, but I feel he’s at least seriously considering the Knicks. 5

According to PIPM Devin Booker has been the worst defender in the NBA this season1:26 pm Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

You are going to get a lot of Booker fans saying defensive stats dont mean anything (mostly because Booker is bad in every defensive stat). 15

According to PIPM Devin Booker has been the worst defender in the NBA this season1:26 pm Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

Theres certainly some of that, but I think the frustrating thing is he has the talent to be an perennial All Star if he plays passable defense. -1

According to PIPM Devin Booker has been the worst defender in the NBA this season1:26 pm Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

To be better than Klay Thompson, Oladipo, & Butler he has to become a much better defender. He can become better than Beal and Mitchell with passable defense. 5

According to PIPM Devin Booker has been the worst defender in the NBA this season1:26 pm Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

That is not totally unfair. He has zero help around him. Theres no one to cover his flaws. 2

According to PIPM Devin Booker has been the worst defender in the NBA this season1:26 pm Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

The eye test and the stats dont tell a very different story. The eye test might be slightly nicer to him, but hes still one of the worst defensive player in the league either way. 8

According to PIPM Devin Booker has been the worst defender in the NBA this season1:26 pm Thu Apr 1 EDTRemoved

I think its definitely an effort issue. He has the tools to be a good defender, and he was actually a good defender in the Bucks games when he went against Bledsoe. So I think its about how much he cares to play D. 1

Heres why the Devin Booker quote about Im going for 50 matters12:21 pm Fri Apr 2 EDTRemoved

A large portion of this sub cares more about box scores than anything else. I wonder if its theyre fans of the specific player and highlights rather than the teams themselves. 1

ESPN Jerry West Clippers Brass Reportedly Laughed at Lakers After Ivica Zubac Trade1:55 pm Fri Apr 2 EDTRemoved

Oof. 1

Alex Abrines who was waived by the Thunder for personal reasons is now a Fortnite streamer3:15 pm Wed Apr 7 EDTRemoved

Why is that bogus? He asked to be waived. 2

Serious Who are the most polarizing players in the NBA 4:48 pm Wed Apr 7 EDTRemoved

Its hard to be part of an MVP debate because Harden is clearly an awesome player, but you get down-voted to Hell if you talk about any deficiencies in his game. Which you kind of have to do to have an MVP debate. 3

Serious Who are the most polarizing players in the NBA 4:48 pm Wed Apr 7 EDTRemoved

Kobe is one. But mostly because half this sub thinks hes in the Top 10 player all-time range, and half this sub considers that a grave insult to Kobe. 1

Does Giannis have a case for GOAT 5:16 pm Wed Apr 7 EDTRemoved

Personally Im just annoyed that people seem to care so much about MVP now because no one will care once the playoffs start, and by July when its announced no one will use the regular season as the way they analyze who should have been MVP. 1

Does Giannis have a case for GOAT 5:16 pm Wed Apr 7 EDTRemoved

No way. And I love the dude. He was much rawer coming into the league than LeBron, and hes accomplished less so far. For him to end up the GOAT in peoples eyes, he probably has to play at his current level for at least 10 years and win at least as many 1

If Steph or LeBron were in the exact same situation as Harden is right now would it be even a debate who is mvp 5:05 pm Wed Apr 7 EDTRemoved

Considering the number of times LeBron lost MVP when he had better stats than the winner, theres at least a decent chance it would have happened. 8

If Steph or LeBron were in the exact same situation as Harden is right now would it be even a debate who is mvp 5:05 pm Wed Apr 7 EDTRemoved

I think in general people need to get over feeling like they need to put down the other guy to stump for their favorite player. I had to do that myself. Theres no reason to be disrespectful to Harden or Giannis. They both have solid cases. Just explai 2

Is Giannis guaranteed an MVP 1:51 pm Thu Apr 8 EDTRemoved

No, but based on the NBA writers who have talked about who they are voting for, I think Giannis will win a very contested MVP. 1

I asked my girlfriend who she thought was the hottest player on each NBA team Here are the results 2:24 pm Thu Apr 8 EDTRemoved

I mean I hope for her that she does. 21

I asked my girlfriend who she thought was the hottest player on each NBA team Here are the results 2:24 pm Thu Apr 8 EDTRemoved

Tony Snell may be the ugliest dude in the NBA (I still love you Tony). 3

Rockets Fans of Reddit - Do you ENJOY watching Harden play 2:18 pm Thu Apr 8 EDTRemoved

If Harden were on my team, Id be ecstatic to watch him play. 20

Zion Williamson needs to lose 30-40 pounds to last in the NBA4:28 pm Thu Apr 8 EDTRemoved

I doubt 30-40, but he probably should lose 10 and tone up. ​ Also, yes, I would kill to be in as good as shape as Zion is right now. 2

Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight 45 13 6 with 5 blocks to seal the 1 seed in the NBA 10:41 pm Thu Apr 8 EDTRemoved

But then he gets fouled. If he didn’t he’d just dunk it. 4

Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight 45 13 6 with 5 blocks to seal the 1 seed in the NBA 10:41 pm Thu Apr 8 EDTRemoved

And he was the best defender on the floor. That’s also a huge part of the story. 51

Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight 45 13 6 with 5 blocks to seal the 1 seed in the NBA 10:41 pm Thu Apr 8 EDTRemoved

I would say Giannis is the most unstoppable player in the league... 1

Would you rather be hated like OKCs old Big 3 or universally loved like Giannis Curry Dirk Doncic etc 4:01 pm Fri Apr 9 EDTRemoved

Yeah. I think everyone loved that OKC team. I know I rooted for them hard in the Finals. 14

Would you rather be hated like OKCs old Big 3 or universally loved like Giannis Curry Dirk Doncic etc 4:01 pm Fri Apr 9 EDTRemoved

Dirk was a big punching bag until that title. He was going to go down as a Patrick Ewing type player in his generation. 1

Would you rather be hated like OKCs old Big 3 or universally loved like Giannis Curry Dirk Doncic etc 4:01 pm Fri Apr 9 EDTRemoved

Yeah. Theres really not a single NBA player who is universally loved during his playing days. Jordan was the closest, and he was constantly criticized for being an asshole. 1

Would you rather be hated like OKCs old Big 3 or universally loved like Giannis Curry Dirk Doncic etc 4:01 pm Fri Apr 9 EDTRemoved

Are you actually comparing the hate theyre receiving right now to the stuff players dealt with during the Civil Rights movement and league integration? I think your perspective is way off base. -1

Would you rather be hated like OKCs old Big 3 or universally loved like Giannis Curry Dirk Doncic etc 4:01 pm Fri Apr 9 EDTRemoved

You are in a bubble my friend. 1

Serious I can t understand how Giannis can be the MVP this year4:35 pm Fri Apr 9 EDTRemoved

Heres some of the relevant Giannis arguments: * Best WS/48 (Giannis .292 v Harden .253) * Averaging a never before statline of 27.7/12.5/5.9 * Has a better net rating per 100 possessions (Giannis +22 v Harden +10) * Leads the team with the best record * 2

Giannis Antentenkounpo get used to hearing his name8:02 pm Fri Apr 9 EDTRemoved

I think I might be sick about talking about him today. I didn’t think that would ever happen. 3

Giannis Antentenkounpo get used to hearing his name8:02 pm Fri Apr 9 EDTRemoved

Rock Lee for life. 1

Do people not appreciate Giannis greatness this season 11:28 am Sat Apr 10 EDTRemoved

I’d have to assume so based on the comment history. 3

Do people not appreciate Giannis greatness this season 11:28 am Sat Apr 10 EDTRemoved

This is not the way to get him respect if you feel he deserves it. 2

Pure Kobe Disrespect2:18 pm Sat Apr 10 EDTRemoved

Yeah, the fact OP is mad about Kobe but not Kareem betrays his lack of knowledge of the history of the game. 3

Harden strengthening his MVP chances 9:36 pm Sun Apr 11 EDTRemoved

Giannis had 30-9-3 in 25 minutes. They are both playing great to close out the season. I don’t think either is doing anything to change the vote at this point. 11

Would you trade Lebron for Zion RJ and Ja Morant 2:18 pm Mon Apr 12 EDTRemoved

I can think of 3 right off the top of my head. The reason you make that trade for LeBron is his age. If he were 28, Id say no. 3

Would you trade Lebron for Zion RJ and Ja Morant 2:18 pm Mon Apr 12 EDTRemoved

Basically all the at 45+ win teams. Zion likely will be a star, but its still projection at this point. Even if you hit with Zion, RJ and Morant could be busts, and then you could be stuck in mediocrity. 1

What NBA player has the hottest girlfriend wife mom sister ect 10:02 am Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

Delonte West says Gloria James. 3

Since the All Star Break Who is really depending on free throws 11:17 am Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

Le me start off by saying I think Harden gets a bad rap for his FT attempts. ​ With that said, Giannis has gotten so many FT attempts because other teams have decided fouling him once he enters the paint is a better option than anything else. 8

Giannis will join Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to put up over 27PPG over 12 RPG and over 5 5 APG 3:17 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

I dont think hes top 5, but he is certainly underrated as a lot of guys of his era are. 3

Giannis will join Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to put up over 27PPG over 12 RPG and over 5 5 APG 3:17 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

Giannis does technically also have a chance for 27/12/6. Hed need 14 assists in his last game. So super unlikely, but possible. 1

Why do people care so much who sports writers media personalities believe is the MVP4:00 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

Probably because they vote for the award. 23

What are some of the things you read on this subreddit that make you cringe 4:06 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

"Giannis isnt a good player because he shoots 32.5% from outside the restricted area." 2

What are some of the things you read on this subreddit that make you cringe 4:06 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

Its actually one specific person who says it. he says it about 25 times a day. 1

A question to anyone from the US4:23 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

I love Milwaukee but Id totally get why someone would feel that way. ​ Personally, you couldnt pay me to live in Cleveland, so I say Cleveland. 5

A question to anyone from the US4:23 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

Its really nice in some ways, and has major issues in others. Summers are super nice, we have a lake thats like an ocean, great restaurants, music festivals and cultural festivals. Downtown is up and coming. Lots of growth. We also are one of (maybe m 2

Since starting the season 15-7 the Milwaukee Bucks have gone 45-154:33 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

I mean, I think thats kind of the point. People are just posting basically every stat possible at this point. 1

Since starting the season 15-7 the Milwaukee Bucks have gone 45-154:33 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

It was really 7-0 the first 7 games, and then 8-7 in the next 15 games. So Id say that 8-7 stretch was a really slow start. 3

Would NBA players accept me as a person 4:52 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

I dont know you, but I just want to say its OK to feel that way. Ive had some real rough patches in my life where I felt alienated, and things can get better. I hope you can get through this patch and thing get better. 5

How does Magic stepping down impact Lebron s legacy 9:32 pm Tue Apr 13 EDTRemoved

Honestly, I think it makes him look better. Lakers were a shit show before he got there. I don’t blame him for not fixing this mess. 1

If r NBA mods delete one more of my posts that doesnt violate the rules Im going to kill myself2:15 pm Wed Apr 14 EDTRemoved

If you actually feel that way, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline. 1

Serious Whats to stop Magic from stumping tampering for the Lakers now that hes not on their payroll 12:22 pm Fri Apr 16 EDTRemoved

Well, its not tampering if they dont employ them. And I assume he will. 1

Why Giannis won MVP12:12 pm Fri Apr 16 EDTRemoved

Who are you trying to convince? The voters have voted, and no one on here is changing their mind at this point. 5

Why Giannis won MVP12:12 pm Fri Apr 16 EDTRemoved

I think people are just burned out because the discussions got so toxic towards the end, thats all. 3

Why is Ryan Hollins given a platform 12:25 pm Fri Apr 16 EDTRemoved

He says insanely stupid stuff and then gets punked by the regular hosts making them look better. hes the perfect NBA analyst punching bag, just like he was the perfect NBA player punching bag. 1

So what does Giannis do better than KD to be crowned better 1:57 pm Fri Apr 16 EDTRemoved

I was going to actually try to do a break down of what each one does better, but anyone who ends their post with lmfao doesnt really deserve anyone spending any effort on their comments lmfao. 12

So what does Giannis do better than KD to be crowned better 1:57 pm Fri Apr 16 EDTRemoved

I think it really depends on your definition of best player in the world. Like I could make a decent argument Giannis is more impactful right now than KD on the court, but obviously the historical greatness of KD is so much more compared to Giannis that 1

Why James Harden is my MVP2:01 pm Fri Apr 16 EDTRemoved

These are certainly your opinions. 14

Why do so many guys really hate Russ 4:09 pm Fri Apr 16 EDTRemoved

Hes kind of a jerk to other players on the court. He initiates unnecessary contact against guys, and gets mad they give it back to him. 6

Why everyone calling out the Sixers and Raptors like the series is already done10:47 pm Sat Apr 17 EDTRemoved

Of course it’s not over, but it’s a bad sign for both. Those teams shouldn’t be able to touch them. 2

After next season the only contract on the books for the Raptors will be Powells 10M Greens 10M hes basically said hes re-signing already and Kawhis potential 30M if he re-signs12:27 pm Sun Apr 18 EDTRemoved

We shit on his playoff performance for years, but he’ll totally want to come to the place that lied about trading him! 1

After next season the only contract on the books for the Raptors will be Powells 10M Greens 10M hes basically said hes re-signing already and Kawhis potential 30M if he re-signs12:27 pm Sun Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Giannis won’t be a FA. Even if he weren’t willing to re-sign with Milwaukee, he would be traded to a team he’s willing to take the Supermax from. 0

After next season the only contract on the books for the Raptors will be Powells 10M Greens 10M hes basically said hes re-signing already and Kawhis potential 30M if he re-signs12:27 pm Sun Apr 18 EDTRemoved

Extension and trade would almost certainly happen in that situation. The other team would want the 5th year on him. 1

After next season the only contract on the books for the Raptors will be Powells 10M Greens 10M hes basically said hes re-signing already and Kawhis potential 30M if he re-signs12:27 pm Sun Apr 18 EDTRemoved

I mean even if does decide to leave, why would he go to a place like Toronto where Siakam is already? He’d pick somewhere that’ll have good fits around him. 1

Should Casey let Drummond play point center 2:48 pm Mon Apr 19 EDTRemoved

Though is that really worse than guy who holds the ball at the elbow for 5 seconds until he hands it off/passes back out? 1

If Giannis leads the Bucks to the finals similar to a LeBron 2012 playoffs will he be the best player in the league heading into next season 2:50 pm Mon Apr 19 EDTRemoved

It all depends on the criteria used to define best player: Will he be the player that currently elevates his team the most and dominates the game? Yes. Will he be better in terms of overall career? Absolutely not. 1

What should Pacer fans chant vs Celtics and next potential opponents2:57 pm Mon Apr 19 EDTRemoved

This sounds like a great question... for r/Pavers. 10

What if we misunderstood Brandon Jennings Bucks in 6 comment What if he didnt mean 6 games 4:01 pm Mon Apr 19 EDTRemoved

I think this was pretty obvious to all of the Cleromancers out there. 4

76ers fans are toxic10:17 pm Mon Apr 19 EDTRemoved

To be fair, they are certainly not the only team with fans who do that. And anyone who does that is an idiot. 1

When why did the first round of the playoffs change from best-of-5 to best-of-7 Also interesting look at the 1998 playoffs 9:39 am Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

2 extra games of revenue is always going to be the answer. 3

Is Lou Williams underrated 9:44 am Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

Hes going to win 6th man of the year two years in a row. I think hes perfectly rated. 2

Yesterday I said Ben Simmons was basically Giannis on a poorly constructed team Proven right 10:31 am Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

Oh, Lord, this is a bad take. 11

Yesterday I said Ben Simmons was basically Giannis on a poorly constructed team Proven right 10:31 am Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

Ben certainly has some similar traits to Giannis, but he is not like Giannis. Giannis took massive leaps every year hes been in the league. Simmons is essentially the same player he was in college. He started better than Giannis but hasnt gotten better 2

Yesterday I said Ben Simmons was basically Giannis on a poorly constructed team Proven right 10:31 am Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

Every time one of his posts come up I write a response, realize it was him after I do it, and go "Goddammit." 4

Serious Do you think the Magic will win the series against the Raptors 10:25 am Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

No, but they have a much better chance than I expected going in. 1

If the Clippers take it to 6 and the Raptors dont make the finals or lose in 5 or less is that Kawhi gone 11:07 am Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

I think we can for sure say no one actually knows what Kawhi is going to do. 7

NBA All Darkest Team vs NBA Somali Pirates Team3:54 pm Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

Really Dude? Racist shit posts are the worst. 7

Should we crowdsource Boogies max contract with gofundme page 3:43 pm Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

I know you barely made rent, but Boogie needs the max! 18

Should we crowdsource Boogies max contract with gofundme page 3:43 pm Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

For many, more money than they will in the next 50 years. 5

Should we crowdsource Boogies max contract with gofundme page 3:43 pm Tue Apr 20 EDTRemoved

While I feel bad for him about the injury, I think itd be super odd for people who are not millionaires to be donating millions to a millionaire for non-charitable reasons. 6

How to beat James Harden in the playoffs 3:44 pm Wed Apr 21 EDTRemoved

**How to beat James Harden in the playoffs.** ​ The formula is pretty easy. Score more points than his team. 17

When will NBA have the level of emotion of football or soccer 5:00 pm Wed Apr 21 EDTRemoved

I sure as hell care more about the NBA than soccer. -2

Does this sub hate on Ben Simmons because hes not American 7:48 pm Wed Apr 21 EDTRemoved

Evidence: Crocodile Dundee/ That one episode of the Simpsons that referenced Crocodile Dundee/ ???/ Matthew Dellavadova 1

Why don t we ever see NBA players yawn on the court 8:00 pm Wed Apr 21 EDTRemoved

My guess would be you have a ton of adrenaline running through you. 9

Lets compare these two playoff performances10:51 pm Wed Apr 21 EDTRemoved

Man, you guys are killing it in the playoffs and you still won’t shut up about this. I thought Little Brother syndrome was supposed to come from the team with less past success. 2

Why are people using the first round to shift Narratives 10:55 pm Wed Apr 21 EDTRemoved

Luke Kennard: greatest shooter of this generation? 19

What FO Move would cause this sub to implode 8:57 am Thu Apr 22 EDTRemoved

Bucks renounce Middleton and Brogdon to sign Kawhi/KD (I know this is not going to happen). 8

What FO Move would cause this sub to implode 8:57 am Thu Apr 22 EDTRemoved

I could easily see that in the final year of his deal. 2

How much does Giannis weigh 11:07 am Thu Apr 22 EDTRemoved

Hes around 242 as they said. Hes usually already moving when he comes into contact with Centers and they are standing still/moving slower, giving him more force because physics is a thing. 3

How much does Giannis weigh 11:07 am Thu Apr 22 EDTRemoved

And both of them use leverage to their advantage. if you watch a LeBron or Giannis drive, they lower their shoulder right at the point of contact. It throws the defender off-balance, but isnt enough to usually get a foul call. 1

This sub is unreadable during playoffs11:47 am Thu Apr 22 EDTRemoved

Youre totally right. BRB, got to post "Is Luke Kennard a better shooter than Steph Curry?". 1

Bucks in 6 was a prophecy12:15 pm Thu Apr 22 EDTRemoved

Im kind of glad it wasnt a Bucks fan who posted this. 7

WHO WINS 1V1 JORDAN OR LEBRON NOT A GOAT DEBATE 11:54 am Thu Apr 22 EDTRemoved

Jordan was a better iso scorer than LeBron, so Jordan. 14

If you could order a Mueller Report for something NBA-related what would it be 12:11 pm Thu Apr 22 EDTRemoved

1985 Draft lottery 2

The Spurs are a lot better than the Nuggets11:36 am Fri Apr 23 EDTRemoved

I would argue the Spurs have talent more suited to the playoffs right now, but I wouldnt say they are necessarily a lot better. I think next year Denver will be a fair bit better even in the playoffs. 1

Giannis peak is better than Tim Duncans1:56 pm Fri Apr 23 EDTRemoved

I mean he will in a couple games, but even as a a Bucks fan theres no way you can say this about Giannis right now. My guess this is more a troll than anything. 6

Giannis peak is better than Tim Duncans1:56 pm Fri Apr 23 EDTRemoved

I think you are correct, but you can only beat the people you are matched up against. 2

Giannis peak is better than Tim Duncans1:56 pm Fri Apr 23 EDTRemoved

Thats what I dont quite get right now. I am happy to talk about what Giannis has become, and his current place in the league, but theres no reason to talk about his legacy at this point. Hes only 24. He hasnt had enough time to truly understand where h 2

Seth Curry as a secret weapon against the Warriors4:23 pm Fri Apr 23 EDTRemoved

The only way Seth Curry is the secret weapon against the Warriors is by knocking out Steph, stealing his jersey, and convincing everyone hes actually his brother. 7

The Bucks-Pistons series is a good example of why the league should do playoff reform5:12 pm Fri Apr 23 EDTRemoved

Thats really the issue here. The Pistons with a healthy Blake Griffin dont lose by more than 20 in both games with the Bucks resting our players. The Bucks would still win, but itd be like any other 1-8 matchup. 1

Is Pascal Siakam is better than Paul George ever was 12:33 pm Sat Apr 24 EDTRemoved

No. Just no. 1

Why did Dlo not get in any trouble for what he did during the fight 4:34 pm Sat Apr 24 EDTRemoved

If you watch that was actually mostly the ref who caused that by accident 0

Why did Dlo not get in any trouble for what he did during the fight 4:34 pm Sat Apr 24 EDTRemoved

You could ask the same for Simmons. The reason is they wanted to limit the players tossed. 5

Why did Dlo not get in any trouble for what he did during the fight 4:34 pm Sat Apr 24 EDTRemoved

Simmons went towards a skirmish. Honestly based on the rules they probably both should have gotten techs. 2

Switch Russ with Giannis Bucks make ECF easy OKC losses in the 1st round 9:11 am Mon Apr 26 EDTRemoved

Lol, no. Bucks are a solid 8 seed with a Russ/Bledsoe backcourt. And the Thunder are a 2/3 seed with PG and Giannis. 9

Switch Russ with Giannis Bucks make ECF easy OKC losses in the 1st round 9:11 am Mon Apr 26 EDTRemoved

The issue is that Bledsoe and Westbrook would be the worst shooting backcourt in the league. There would be bad spacing on that team even with Brook and Khris. 4

Switch Russ with Giannis Bucks make ECF easy OKC losses in the 1st round 9:11 am Mon Apr 26 EDTRemoved

Not out of the realm of possibility. Its just a team that would struggle a lot. Lack of shooting for a guard like Westbrook is so much worse than Giannis lacking a shot. 2

Switch Russ with Giannis Bucks make ECF easy OKC losses in the 1st round 9:11 am Mon Apr 26 EDTRemoved

Superior is a stretch. Hes been marginally better from 3. Hes much worse from 2. As a defense, I would stick my guard on Brook and plunk my Center down in the paint and let Westbrook brick 3s. 3

Switch Russ with Giannis Bucks make ECF easy OKC losses in the 1st round 9:11 am Mon Apr 26 EDTRemoved

You cant be far superior if you are shooting under 30% from 3. Especially when Giannis shot 32% from 3 since the beginning of the year. Giannis is bad, Westbrook is bad. If I were a defense Id let either one take any jumpshot they choose to shoot. &am 4

Giannis put up the lowest TS on the Bucks in Round 18:49 am Tue Apr 27 EDTRemoved

I kind of miss DeathStarLineup. Whatever happened to that guy? 5

Giannis put up the lowest TS on the Bucks in Round 18:49 am Tue Apr 27 EDTRemoved

This is DeathStarLineups new alt. This has been his shtick all season. 5

Giannis put up the lowest TS on the Bucks in Round 18:49 am Tue Apr 27 EDTRemoved

Listen, if Brown and Pat want to stay shooting over 70% TS, Brook stays at 68%, Middleton at 63%, and Bledsoe at 60% for the rest of the playoffs, Ill happily take Giannis putting up 58.4% on our title run. Because thats what would happen. 4

Giannis put up the lowest TS on the Bucks in Round 18:49 am Tue Apr 27 EDTRemoved

This is straight up sad Dude. You need some help. ​ /BTW, Giannis had a WS of .314 in this playoff series 7

Giannis put up the lowest TS on the Bucks in Round 18:49 am Tue Apr 27 EDTRemoved

LeBron had a .399 playoff run once, so not quite. But it is better than all but 2 of LeBron and MJs combined WS/48 playoff runs. ​ /No, I dont expect it to be quite that high after the Celtics playoff series 1

Best player that hasnt won a ring hasnt won any yearly awards e g MVP MIP etc never made all star and never made an all nba team First second third rookie defensive 5:08 pm Tue Apr 27 EDTRemoved

Dont know who downvoted you. Two excellent choices. 6

Best player that hasnt won a ring hasnt won any yearly awards e g MVP MIP etc never made all star and never made an all nba team First second third rookie defensive 5:08 pm Tue Apr 27 EDTRemoved

I dont know if thats fair, Luka is a rookie and will be ROY. 2

Theres a good chance Boston upsets people and wins in 6 or less games9:04 pm Wed Apr 28 EDTRemoved

I assumed this a troll with peak Hayward, but the dead giveaway was peak Horford, who’s a year older than aging Brook Lopez. 5

Theres a good chance Boston upsets people and wins in 6 or less games9:04 pm Wed Apr 28 EDTRemoved

People always talk about playoff experience being important, but the most consistent indicator of playoff success is net rating. Bucks had the best net rating in the league, and it wasn’t close. 3

Rockets are 21-6 in the playoffs over the last 3 seasons Except for games reffed By Scott Foster where they are 0-6 8:59 am Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

It was 100% not true when people looked into it. 7

How viable would an Anthony Davis to the Suns trade be 9:13 am Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

Sarver is always going to be the factor holding them back. 0

The referees are against Draymond Green9:28 am Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

Draymond gets away with so much awful behavior towards the refs that no one else would. And then he pushes the envelope even more. This may the dumbest post Ive seen in a long time. 56

Taking into consideration contract age skill would you rather have Lou Williams or Russell Westbrook 11:28 am Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

Lou Williams for sure. That Westbrook contract is going to be an albatross on any competitive team until it expires. 1

Underrated Markelle Fultz has never missed the playoffs1:58 pm Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

Thon Maker has also never missed the playoffs. Future GOATs? 1

Does everyone else hate the celtics too 2:00 pm Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

Well, how can you not hate a team that went 67-15, theyre just too goo... wait, they were 49-33? And their fans think they should still be favored in this series? 1

Does DAngelo Russell get the max 3:58 pm Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

He had a playoff WS/48 of -0.093, and his regular season WS/48 was .097. Hes the most overhyped average player there is. Levert is their best player. ​ EDIT: WS to WS/48 15

Does DAngelo Russell get the max 3:58 pm Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

He could end up a good player, but stats and the eye test say hes an average player right now. You dont give a max to an average player. 3

Does DAngelo Russell get the max 3:58 pm Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

Hes overrated because he has bad shot selection and he never gets himself to the line. 3

Does DAngelo Russell get the max 3:58 pm Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

If any GM gives him the max, they should be fired. -1

Does DAngelo Russell get the max 3:58 pm Thu Apr 29 EDTRemoved

His shooting is inefficient & his shot selection is questionable, and he cant get himself to the line (a necessity for a Star when their shot isnt falling). That means even though his FG% kind of corresponds to a young Harden, hes a way less producti 3

GAME THREAD Boston Celtics 49-33 Milwaukee Bucks 60-22 - April 28 2019 12:00 pm Sun May 2 EDTRemoved

Who knows? I have been told he is facing Giannis stopper Semi Ojeleye. 2

Giannis getting clamped rn1:34 pm Sun May 2 EDTRemoved

The Bucks haven’t adjusted yet. This is not a shocking outcome for the 1st quarter of a playoff series. 2

Aron Baynes2:02 pm Sun May 2 EDTRemoved

Didn’t he go 0-15 to start a playoff game? 7

Rockets are 0-9 in losses reffed by Scott Foster 9:34 am Wed May 5 EDTRemoved

That would be the most impressive stat ever, if you think about it. 11

Why are technical fouls a thing 12:38 pm Thu May 6 EDTRemoved

Because if you dont have an effective way to punish outburst that go over the line, than you cant control out of line conduct. I mean weve literally seen players go into the stands and fight people, and another player end a guys career by punching him in 1

Comparing the 10 best players from the 2016 and 2017 draft What order would they go in a redraft We only judge young players by what they did recently so this is only looking at 2018-2019 12:08 pm Fri May 7 EDTRemoved

I am curious if Brogdon should be included. i feel like he should, but Im not sure whose place he would take. 3

Do the Raptors fire knick nurse after this series loss 12:38 pm Fri May 7 EDTRemoved

You are right, but I think the reason people are talking like this is it was clear Nurse was in way over his head last game. not just with the adjustments, but the fact he wasnt calling timeouts during big Sixers runs, or when Lowry got a nutshot and was 4

Do the Raptors fire knick nurse after this series loss 12:38 pm Fri May 7 EDTRemoved

I mean, thats kind of a knock on Masai for entrusting his one guaranteed year of Kawhi to an unproven coach likely to make mistakes in the playoffs. ​ EDIT: And yes, I know the Kawhi trade happened after. 13

Will Toronto trade Kyle Lowry this off-season and sign a PG who isn t afraid of the heightened pressure of the playoffs and plays for more than just the paycheck 12:51 pm Fri May 7 EDTRemoved

Who is going to trade for that Lowry contract if he doesnt pull it together in this series? 14

Is giannis clearly the best player on earth 10:47 pm Fri May 7 EDTRemoved

Not yet, but he could get it depending how the playoffs end. 1

The Bucks switching on defense has swung the series11:18 pm Fri May 7 EDTRemoved

It was extremely successful the little they did it in the regular season. And they switched last year. This was the series they really needed it most because of Horford. 4

The Bucks switching on defense has swung the series11:18 pm Fri May 7 EDTRemoved

He just wasn’t ready. 5

The Bucks switching on defense has swung the series11:18 pm Fri May 7 EDTRemoved

He made bad decisions regularly on drives. It got worse in the playoffs. He’s young though so it’s not unexpected. 10

I do NOT understand why Celtics fans are complaining about last nights game 2:17 pm Sat May 8 EDTRemoved

https://mobile.twitter.com/nateduncannba/status/1124507914872344576?s=21 This is the story of last night’s game. Bucks didn’t settle for midrange shots like the Celtics and went to the restricted area time after time. The Celtics couldn’t stop Gi -1

Giannis cant close Antetokounmpo finishes with 39 16 4 1 1 with a 75 TS including 17 points in the 4th quarter9:29 pm Mon May 10 EDTRemoved

Bryan Hollins or whatever his name is in shambles. 2

Does it take a genius to realize that Boston isnt a good fit for Kyrie 9:32 pm Mon May 10 EDTRemoved

Maybe Kyrie isn’t a good fit for being a number 1 option anywhere? 6

Should the Celtics rest Tatum for the rest of the playoffs to protect a potential AD trade 10:06 pm Mon May 10 EDTRemoved

No, but I’d be more than happy if they do. 1

This sub confuses and disturbs me12:40 pm Tue May 11 EDTRemoved

Honestly, I kind of like all the bandwagon fans that are upvoting all the stuff Ive been saying about the Bucks for months. 5

Hypothetical If a Team Went Up 3-1 and Then Got Blown Out In Their Next 3 Games Would It Be Considered Choking1:37 pm Tue May 11 EDTRemoved

I think the answer is no, that just means the better team stopped playing below their abilities, or the worse team stopped playing above their own talent level. 2

Hypothetical If a Team Went Up 3-1 and Then Got Blown Out In Their Next 3 Games Would It Be Considered Choking1:37 pm Tue May 11 EDTRemoved

Celtics arent doing it. 2

Goodwill Terry Rozier to Yahoo Sports I dont give a f k what nobody say I sacrificed the most out of anybody 8:32 am Thu May 13 EDTRemoved

His best role is starting PG on a tanking team. 6

Giannis will rule the NBA because true Power Fowards have gone extinct 1:36 pm Fri May 14 EDTRemoved

He played Gobert off the court in a game this year. Drummond literally got himself ejected in the playoffs because Giannis schooled him so bad. After one game Giannis figured out scoring on Horford, probably his most difficult match-up in the league. S 2

Giannis will rule the NBA because true Power Fowards have gone extinct 1:36 pm Fri May 14 EDTRemoved

I think its probably the best plan someone can come up with, I just dont think itll be able to be consistently effective. 1

Can a team reacquire a player they just waived 5:36 pm Fri May 14 EDTRemoved

i believe they can waive and re-sign him, its just very rare a player will agree to that. Though if I were the Bucks, I would do everything I could, including trade the player taken with this years 1st rounder, to get Snell (who is decent but overpaid) o 1

Morey Ball will never win a championship 11:11 am Sat May 15 EDTRemoved

Bud ball will though... 1

Damian Lillard is scoreless in elimination game 0 6 from the field 4:20 pm Sun May 16 EDTRemoved

The hottest of hot takes are player bashing threads during the 2nd quarter of an in-progress game. 1

serious Why is Brown playing Monroe After his previous seven man rotation was successful 8:06 pm Sun May 16 EDTRemoved

He probably wanted to get a couple minutes from Monroe so he can play everyone else only in the second half. And at this point of the series, everyone is gassed. 1

In the first half the Sixers are plus 5 in the 22 18 Embiid has been on the court and minus 9 in the 1 42 Embiid has been off the court 8:09 pm Sun May 16 EDTRemoved

They don’t have 4 All Stars. 2

Mad props to this community not destroying the Sixers Embiid and Philly fans2:47 pm Mon May 17 EDTRemoved

Philly played hard and the biggest difference was the fact they didnt have a backup Center who could let Embiid get any time off the court. I think itll be difficult to figure out how to improve the talent around their stars, but Philly has the most impo 1

Do you think Kawhi Leonard is definitely the best player in NBA this season 3:56 pm Mon May 17 EDTRemoved

But thats because Kawhi has to do more. Giannis has averaged less than 32 minutes a game in these playoffs because theyve blown out their opponents, and Durant has two of the best shooters ever on his team. 2

Do you think Kawhi Leonard is definitely the best player in NBA this season 3:56 pm Mon May 17 EDTRemoved

I mean, we still had KD, Harden, & Giannis. ​ What I will say is that Kawhi has been the player that has carried his team far more than any other this playoff series. Everyone else either hasnt needed to or couldnt the way he did. 1

Do you think Kawhi Leonard is definitely the best player in NBA this season 3:56 pm Mon May 17 EDTRemoved

I mean down 0-1 was a critical game, even if it seems funny now. 1

Should there be an Offensive Player of the Year Award 5:48 pm Tue May 18 EDTRemoved

I mean if its purely offensive based, then Giannis would be the likely winner based off the known votes. 0

Can Zion request a different team like Eli Manning did 9:13 pm Tue May 18 EDTRemoved

I mean, he has a competent GM who has a huge trade piece to bring in young assets to surround him and an All-Star level PG. He’s in a lot better position than most #1 picks right now. 1

Can Zion request a different team like Eli Manning did 9:13 pm Tue May 18 EDTRemoved

The Pelicans will refuse to trade him, and they’ll wait him out. They have his draft rights for like 5 years. He’d lose tens of millions if he refused. 1

Anthony Davis NOLA situation9:19 pm Tue May 18 EDTRemoved

Boston has the best trade assets to create an instant young core around Zion. You can have a competitive team immediately if you get Brown and Tatum as part of the deal. 2

NBA Draft Rigged ESPN showing results before they were announced9:29 pm Tue May 18 EDTRemoved

They do the draft earlier but don’t announce it to everyone until the TV time. How do you think they get the cards in the envelope? 1

Zion needs to pull an Eli Manning10:21 pm Tue May 18 EDTRemoved

They just hired one of the best GMs out there. Hes got the ability to trade AD for young talent to build around Zion. They have an All Star PG. How is this worse thanthe the pick going to Phoenix or New York? 1

Unpopular opinion Zion going to a team like New Orleans is the worst case scenario for the NBA11:03 am Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

Didnt trade AD to the Lakers for LeBron. 22

Unpopular opinion Zion going to a team like New Orleans is the worst case scenario for the NBA11:03 am Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

Well, some people did. Lakers fans and LeBron fans didnt, and they are a large % of this sub. 4

Unpopular opinion Zion going to a team like New Orleans is the worst case scenario for the NBA11:03 am Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

Im still not used to seeing my organization used as a positive example. Its so nice to see! 25

Unpopular opinion Zion going to a team like New Orleans is the worst case scenario for the NBA11:03 am Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

And Zion actually has a marketable personality (already better than AD and not even a pro). Hell break through in the market in a way AD never would have been able to. AD needs a major market. Zion doesnt. 5

Unpopular opinion Zion going to a team like New Orleans is the worst case scenario for the NBA11:03 am Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

Honestly, ESPN has already invested so heavily for them, it probably doesnt matter. Hell get media coverage anywhere, and ESPN still get to talk about the Knicks and Lakers. 7

Zion going to the Pelicans is a huge waste of talent and 4years of this mans life Should he demand a trade 1:26 pm Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

Flair up so we can judge if he would rather be on your team or not. 1

Is it me or are the Bucks equivalent to the 2015 Warriors 11:03 pm Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

We’re not there, but we could end up with similar results. 1

Does Kyle Lowry need to go nuclear like that every game for the raptors to have a chance 11:07 pm Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

Most likely. We shot like crap and won by 8. 8

Does Kyle Lowry need to go nuclear like that every game for the raptors to have a chance 11:07 pm Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

Yup. And they needed all of Lowry’s shots plus other people. Lowry wen like 8/10 from 3. If Lowry has an average game game and everyone else hits their shots, it’s the same result. 0

Raptors should fire Nick Nurse11:21 pm Wed May 19 EDTRemoved

He has to to have a chance. 0

Out of all the starters that played in the Eastern and Western conference finals only ONE was drafted top 5 10:41 am Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

And who drafted him? The Milwaukee Bucks. Bucks in 5. 4

Unpopular opinion Kawhi needs to stop shooting so much 10:38 am Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

I mean who else are the Raptors going to go to? Lowry had his best game of the playoffs last night, but no one else was making a shot in the 2nd half. 3

Raps shot 37 FG Kawhi Siakam went 16-46 they got out rebounded by 14 yet held a lead for 3 quarters on the road against the Bucks 11:00 am Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

I dont know what were worse, the Lopez or Brogdon one just not even hitting rim, or the Ersan one where the ball got stuck for like a full half second. 2

Raps shot 37 FG Kawhi Siakam went 16-46 they got out rebounded by 14 yet held a lead for 3 quarters on the road against the Bucks 11:00 am Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

They also lost every quarter but the first, and had a better 3P% for the game. The biggest difference despite Milwaukee coming back with Lopez 3s was that the Bucks won scoring in the paint 44-26. Bucks got easier shots than the Raptors. 2

Raps shot 37 FG Kawhi Siakam went 16-46 they got out rebounded by 14 yet held a lead for 3 quarters on the road against the Bucks 11:00 am Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

Thats part of why we hung in there, but they shot 38% from 2, and we shot 51% from 2. Some were because of those offensive rebounds, but if our 3s were going in at a normal rate we also would have been fine. 1

Its not about small market New Orleans vs big market New York with Zion was about which place has the better chance to win now 12:28 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

Yes, New York. The well-run franchise that has been consistently excellent. The franchise that deserves the #1 pick because... reasons. 58

Its not about small market New Orleans vs big market New York with Zion was about which place has the better chance to win now 12:28 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

But thats the point of a draft system in pro sports. Give the worst teams a chance to get young talent and get better. ​ I would also get the hate if NO handt completely turned around their FO, but it should be one of the better FO in the le 2

Its not about small market New Orleans vs big market New York with Zion was about which place has the better chance to win now 12:28 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

Just because KD may sign somewhere doesnt mean they deserve to be handed a star. 5

Its not about small market New Orleans vs big market New York with Zion was about which place has the better chance to win now 12:28 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

Except at this point thats no guarantee. And its not like NY deserved the #1 pick. 7

Its not about small market New Orleans vs big market New York with Zion was about which place has the better chance to win now 12:28 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

Thats the craziest thing about these defenses. Everyone (and ESPN) was OK with Zion going to NO... if it meant AD in New York. Theyre really mad because now there will be no Big 3 in New York for them to slobber over. 7

How exactly did the Raptors play well They shot 37 from the field 24 4 from 3PT minus Lowry Kawhi and Siakam combined for 16 46 They got outrebounded by 14 1:48 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

I think the main point is both teams played below their peaks, but the big difference is: * Milwaukee has greater depth on their team, meaning they have a much better chance of getting better performance from at least a couple players. * Toronto had Lowr 1

If hard evidence surfaced stating that the NBA draft has been rigged for years 1:49 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

They run the actual lottery process itself. 7

Why is Steph Curry so much better than Seth Curry 2:56 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

He was the one that found the seven leaf clover. 3

All the Zion buzz imagine if LeBron was getting drafted in the age of social media 2:33 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

There were a ton of rumors for LeBron. I know this was back in the stone ages of the early 2000s, but we still had the internet. 20

All the Zion buzz imagine if LeBron was getting drafted in the age of social media 2:33 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

Casuals in general still arent invested in it. 12

All the Zion buzz imagine if LeBron was getting drafted in the age of social media 2:33 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

He was on ESPN like twice as much as Zion as a high school senior. It was nuts. 11

Berman We were waiting for Scott Perry and Steve Mills and they chatted with David Griffin for a good 10 minutes They re being very careful in the media The feeling is that the Knicks don t want to build up RJ Barrett in the media because he 2:32 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

Thatd be a ton of fun to have both of them on the same NBA team. 25

Would you rather have Giannis and Wardell or KD and Kyrie as your core when building a team 2:53 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

As Wardell is an indie rock band, I would take KD and Kyrie. Though its closer than you might think. 7

Meta Can we please stop with this media is trash narrative 3:23 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

I mean I’ve only been trashing ESPN and Fox. One of the reasons I pay for the Athletic is so I can get some actual sports analysis once in a while. 1

The Memphis Grizzlies have the best trade package for AD5:06 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

AD in Memphis would be no better than AD in New Orleans. End Thought. 3

A case for Kobe over Lebron5:34 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

Also he was never good as LeBron ​ /some guy who watched prime Jordan 3

If the Grizzlies draft Ja Morant which teams would be the best fit for Mike Conley Also which teams are most likely to pull the trigger 5:10 pm Thu May 20 EDTRemoved

* Utah * Detroit * Orlando 5

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

God, if he leaves, that basically forces Philly to go all in on Tobias and build around the core of Simmons, Tobias, & Jimmy. Theyll be in the top half of the East, but that does not feel like a championship core. ​ And if Harris were to 4

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

Brogdon seems to love our coaching staff. My hope is that the Bucks offer him a contract like Bledsoes and he immediately signs. Maybe not likely, but not impossible the way he raves about them. ​ EDIT: Also, might be interesting if Brogdon 4

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

Apparently most smart NBA people seem to think he wont get the contract fans expect because of his foot issues. He dropped in the draft because of his possible foot issues, and has missed large chunks of two season and playoff games because of them. Tha 4

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

For sure. It wasnt just to mess with Brogdon. But it was a story that made the papers in Milwaukee because of the plan to mess with Brogdon over the ROTY selection. 2

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

Dont remember, but that was more a joke comment than anything. That will have zero to do with where he goes. 4

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

You certainly will, but I dont know which Superstar want to go to Philly to be the 3rd piece. Or if there is one, who would be the best fit. 1

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

I think Philly is still a good team, but I just dont know if you get that kind of star talent you had before. It feels like you end up signing someone like Bojan Bogdanović as the third piece and then fill out the roster with more role player pieces. 0

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

I mean your outlook goes up a ton if Ben can just enough start hitting normal jump shots. Him adding that shot over the Summer would be probably just as big for the team as adding another star. 1

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

Yeah, but hes still a good talent overall, and you gave up a ton of future assets for him, including the Redick replacement of the future. If you let him walk for nothing you lost way too many assets for a team that needs to contend in a window with Embi 1

Jimmy Butler thanks Philly teammates on Instagram10:32 am Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

If Butler wants to re-sign you obviously take him over Harris after these playoffs. Just talking about the scenario if Jimmy decides he wants to go somewhere else. 2

Siakam is better than Giannis8:26 am Sat May 22 EDTRemoved

I can’t even get mad at something so wrong. 39

Draymond Green can stop Giannis in his tracks11:34 pm Sat May 22 EDTRemoved

No one can stop Giannis. Thats the point. 1

Why is it so hard to accept that Zion doesn t really wanna be in NO over NY1:47 pm Tue May 25 EDTRemoved

Obviously I have some bias, but Id much rather live in Milwaukee over New York. Though New York is awesome to visit. 1

Why is it so hard to accept that Zion doesn t really wanna be in NO over NY1:47 pm Tue May 25 EDTRemoved

My guess is that he picked the flair to try and avoid criticism. 5

Why everyone are so concerned about millionaires losing money 4:31 pm Thu May 27 EDTRemoved

if Ive learned anything on r/nba, its you should never suggest a player will take a team discount (even though there is plenty of precedent). 1

Why everyone are so concerned about millionaires losing money 4:31 pm Thu May 27 EDTRemoved

But they likely werent Top 6 in the world, which is why they didnt make All-NBA. Plus if they got on the list, then other great players lose out on huge amounts of money. Basically were arguing over which millionaire makes more millions. 3

Why everyone are so concerned about millionaires losing money 4:31 pm Thu May 27 EDTRemoved

People cheer when their favorite star gets the big contract because thats who they care about, even though those millions could really help out the role players in the league a lot more. 2

The Bucks have a 73 chance of winning this series according to espn BPI 11:04 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

I mean we had a 16 win improvement over last season, went farther than anyone predicted this season, and are getting shit from Wizards fans of all people to losing to a team that had a bunch of players overachieve likeFVV. It stings, but it’s redivisio 1

The Bucks have a 73 chance of winning this series according to espn BPI 11:04 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

Your team isn’t making the playoffs as long as you have Wall on your team, so I’m still much happier being a Bucks fan than having to deal with that shot show, Bud. 0

The Bucks have a 73 chance of winning this series according to espn BPI 11:04 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

Well good thing he’s going to the Clippers this offseason and your team is going to the bottom of the standings. 1

The Bucks have a 73 chance of winning this series according to espn BPI 11:04 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

Lol, sure dude. Enjoy that Wall Supermax. 1

The Bucks have a 73 chance of winning this series according to espn BPI 11:04 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

I mean at least we participate. The Wizards don’t even do that. 1

THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED FROM CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENTION11:13 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

He was the real difference. He went from a huge liability to something like 80% from 3 after game 2. 3

THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED FROM CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENTION11:13 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

It hurts so much but we came so far in 1 year. I felt sick but proud of my team. We’ll come back better next year. 2

THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED FROM CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENTION11:13 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

First time we lost 3 in a row. Kawhi obviously the MVP of the series but FVV was the difference. We probably win if he played like he did against Philly. 1

Hypothetical Klay Thompson to the Milwaukee Bucks3:38 pm Thu Jul 1 EDTRemoved

As a Milwaukee Bucks fan, this is never happening. 2

So is DWade coming back now that Jimmy is signing in Miami 11:43 am Mon Jul 5 EDTRemoved

Hes not. Though it seems Miami is required to have at least one Marquette guard on the roster at all times. 1

Unpopular opinion The Knicks could push for 50 wins next year11:50 am Mon Jul 5 EDTRemoved

Youre right. That is an unpopular opinion. 53

THE NEW YORK KNICKS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED FROM PLAYOFF CONTENTION1:44 pm Tue Jul 6 EDTRemoved

Young fans dont really understand the plague of 90s Lakers and Cowboys fans (normally the same people) and their Starter jackets. 2

Never forget Jason Kidd was hired to mentor lonzo and then lonzo was promptly traded 8:44 pm Tue Jul 6 EDTRemoved

I think he’s the perfect coach for the Lakers. He will stop every 4 pt play and tell Kawhi not to shoot the 3. 1

Why does it no longer matter HOW a player wins it all 2:21 pm Wed Jul 7 EDTRemoved

A lot of people are fans of the players, not the teams. That changes perspectives on the whole game. 1

Eberley Imagine how lame itd be if Kawhi like -- quit basketball right now tried his hand at like baseball or something like that 2:49 pm Wed Jul 7 EDTRemoved

Kawhi is not close to MJ. Hes a great player, but his impact on pop culture is minuscule compared to how Jordan ruled the 90s. 17

Eberley Imagine how lame itd be if Kawhi like -- quit basketball right now tried his hand at like baseball or something like that 2:49 pm Wed Jul 7 EDTRemoved

You clearly have no idea how impactful Jordan truly was. 11

Eberley Imagine how lame itd be if Kawhi like -- quit basketball right now tried his hand at like baseball or something like that 2:49 pm Wed Jul 7 EDTRemoved

So is every star for a team that just won the title after a long drought. My guess is you do not remember the 90s, but I grew up in it. Jordan was everywhere. Imagine LeBron if he were like 3x more well-known, and he showed up in major ads all the time. 3

Eberley Imagine how lame itd be if Kawhi like -- quit basketball right now tried his hand at like baseball or something like that 2:49 pm Wed Jul 7 EDTRemoved

See, Ive never gotten the logic for this one. If he was under "secret suspension", why didnt they just cover up the whole thing and let him play? 1

Raptors fans are unbearable Is it weird that I want Kawhi to go to LA just so that franchise becomes irrelevant again 3:57 pm Wed Jul 7 EDTRemoved

Personally I want him to go to the Clippers because theyve been a model franchise the last couple years and I really want him out of the East. 1

Whos the Worst Teammate 5:32 pm Wed Jul 7 EDTRemoved

Kyrie is the worse teammate. CP3 is the bigger d-bag on the court. 1

According to MLSE Media Room availability Toronto Raptors has booked the time slots from 2 45 to 5 45pm EST on July 5th Announcements may be coming soon KawhiWatch1:42 pm Fri Jul 9 EDTRemoved

Im pretty sure he cant do that at a team press conference. If he had scheduled his own he sure could. 3

Is Kawhi truly a snake 9:38 am Sat Jul 10 EDTRemoved

No. He owed the Lakers nothing. And the obvious answer is that he would have gone to them if the Clippers couldn’t make this deal work. As for the Raptors, he was traded there. He fulfilled his obligation to them and got them a title. 1

Raptors fans welcome back to irrelevancy9:48 am Sat Jul 10 EDTRemoved

They won a title. They lived the dream. 27

Raptors fans welcome back to irrelevancy9:48 am Sat Jul 10 EDTRemoved

I swear if Raptors fans act like Knicks fans about Giannis now I am going to lose my mind. 2

Not Westbrooks FAULT OKC never built correctly 11:47 am Mon Jul 12 EDTRemoved

Westbrook did everything you could ask of him. I just have no clue how his talents could be so wasted, and as it looks like hes starting to decline, hell be one of the great "What if?" players. 0

Unpopular Opinion Russell Westbrook is the only player in the league with potential to single handidly win a championship12:36 pm Mon Jul 12 EDTRemoved

Wow, this is the worst take I have seen in a very long time. 1

Basketball will never reach the popularity of Soccer2:27 pm Mon Jul 12 EDTRemoved

Thats great for soccer. Soccer fans should enjoy their sport. Seems weird to post this to r/nba though. 1

Russel Westbrook is the biggest chucker in the last 2 decades arguably of all time has less to show for it yet it is Kobe who was and is criticized nonstop for his selfish play10:38 am Tue Jul 13 EDTRemoved

The biggest Kobe "haters" are people who think hes a Top 15 all-time player and not a Top 5 all-time player. 19

Russel Westbrook is the biggest chucker in the last 2 decades arguably of all time has less to show for it yet it is Kobe who was and is criticized nonstop for his selfish play10:38 am Tue Jul 13 EDTRemoved

Westbrook as a player is still a star. The issue is when talking about team makeup, you cant separate a player from his contract. Westbrook is paid like a top 3 player and that contract severely prohibits his worth on the market. 2

Kyrie Irving teamed up with Alex Jones for Hermetic friends Inc11:16 am Tue Jul 13 EDTRemoved

It would not at all be shocking for him to somehow end up in business with that Alex Jones. 2

Kyrie Irving teamed up with Alex Jones for Hermetic friends Inc11:16 am Tue Jul 13 EDTRemoved

Also, Hermetic Friend Inc. might be the most pretentious "Look at me, Im a smart guy" business name ever. 1

Why is Kyrie such a conspiracy theorist 12:07 pm Tue Jul 13 EDTRemoved

Some peoples mind are just built that way. I do think Kyrie is intelligent- and yet extremely lacking in common sense. Those are the people who really seem to hone in on conspiracy theories. 4

How screwed are the Lakers if Anthony Davis leaves next year 5:14 pm Tue Jul 13 EDTRemoved

If AD left next year, the NBA might actually step in about the FO. They cant have that. 3

Should the Raptors target international players 3:39 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTRemoved

How dare you disrespect both Splash Mountain and Roco... 4

Im sorry but the current GOAT rankings are 1 Kareem 2 Kobe 3 Jordan 4 Magic 5 Shaq 6 Lebron9:45 am Fri Jul 16 EDTRemoved

Kobe at 2 is so bad. 2

RJ Barrett is a potential bust10:18 am Fri Jul 16 EDTRemoved

Summer League success is about the worst way to judge the future trajectory of a player. 2

RJ Barrett is a potential bust10:18 am Fri Jul 16 EDTRemoved

Summer League MVP Randy Foye disagrees. 2

Bucks need to accept the inevitable and give Giannis to the Clippers4:33 pm Fri Jul 16 EDTRemoved

If you are going to do a parody thread, at least make it fun. This is just stupid. 5

Net Rating should stop being used to gauge a players effectiveness The top 13 net ratings last year were not even all stars yet nephews on this sub swear by it Last years top 10 12:05 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

I actually did >10 GP and >10 minutes a game. It was: 1. Raul Neto (UTA) 2. Steph 3. Danny Green 4. Donte DiVincenzo 5. Giannis 6. Brook Lopez 7. Kevin Durant 8. Eric Bledsoe 9. Draymond 10. Brogdon So basically other than one outlier, all player 1

Net Rating should stop being used to gauge a players effectiveness The top 13 net ratings last year were not even all stars yet nephews on this sub swear by it Last years top 10 12:05 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

Hmmm... do you understand small sample size? 6

Net Rating should stop being used to gauge a players effectiveness The top 13 net ratings last year were not even all stars yet nephews on this sub swear by it Last years top 10 12:05 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

And what do those guys have in common? They were all on teams that were awful. Mavs/Knicks, Suns/Wizards, Suns, Suns. What it should tell you is that if a guy is a starter on a losing team, his net rating is going to suck. 2

Net Rating should stop being used to gauge a players effectiveness The top 13 net ratings last year were not even all stars yet nephews on this sub swear by it Last years top 10 12:05 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

Yes, but those teams were objectively bad in every facet of the game (save DeAndres time with the Mavs). But in general the Knicks, Suns, & Wizards roster were so poorly constructed last year no player on their rosters was going to do well because of 1

Who d you think is the most likely to score a 100 12:42 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

Realistically its Booker, because his team is the only one that would allow him to play offense in such a way to cater to that. For all the scoring Harden did last year, he is a willing passer. In a game where the Suns are down a lot, Booker will just c 1

Charania The Rockets are not comfortable going into the luxury tax for Iguodala12:39 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

He’s one of the targets that I think will get a lot of play at the trade deadline. 1

James Harden choked in the 2012 Finals1:31 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

[Why is Harden not in discussions for the best player in the world?](https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/ccnv66/why_is_harden_not_in_discussions_for_the_best/) ​ You posted this 2 days ago. Do you have a split personality? 9

James Harden choked in the 2012 Finals1:31 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

Yeah, except hes doing the reverse right now. His last few posts have been down-vote parades. 1

If the Knicks offered the Bucks 4 unprotected 1rsts 3 first round pick swaps 7 second rounders Dennis Smith Jr Mitchell Robinson RJ Barrett and Kevin Knox for Giannis do the Bucks do the deal 8:25 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

No way in hell. The Bucks at this point are Giannis. He’s a major reason we have a new arena, a real place in the new NBA, and a growing fan base. He’s priceless. 1

Should elite NBA prospects go pro at age 16-17 overseas 9:36 am Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

Even then, such a kid would likely experience a lot of culture shock and likely become homesick. Moving to another country like that for a job is not easy as an adult, much less a 16 year old. 4

Which franchise do you associate Kevin Durant most OKC or GSW 1:55 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

OKC. Thats when everyone loved him and he was a NBA golden boy. 3

Which teams are you most excited to watch next season 1:43 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

Bucks (obviously)- I want to see if Giannis can get even better. Hawks- I want to see if they take a step Philly- I want to see how our competition is doing Nets- I want to see how the teams fares with Kyrie as the solo on-court star 2

If JR Smith signs with the Bucks do they become the favorites to win the 2020 Chip 8:46 pm Thu Jul 22 EDTRemoved

I have serious questions about JR on the team. I have it as a 50/50 that he’s waived before the end of the season if they sign him. 6

If LeBron played on a superteam back in 2016 why was he the Cavs only All--Star 12:00 pm Fri Jul 23 EDTRemoved

I dont think anyone actually thought it was a classic Superteam. But a good reason why no one else was an All-Star Kyrie only played in 53 games that year, missing the first 24 games. Almost certainly an All-Star if he didnt miss that much time. 2

Assuming Ben Simmons increase his 3P to 45 next season will he be the league MVP 10:22 am Sun Jul 25 EDTRemoved

Assuming Thon Maker increases his PPG to 50 next season, will he be the league MVP? 23

Who is the best stretch 4 in the league9:16 am Mon Jul 26 EDTRemoved

3Pr is the stats most often ignored when people talk about shooting. If guys only take 1 3P a game and its always wide open, then I much less worried about him even if hes a 40% 3P shooter than the guy who takes 6 a game and is a 37% 3P shooter. 1

Who is the best stretch 4 in the league9:16 am Mon Jul 26 EDTRemoved

KD plays almost all his time at SF and plays like a 7 foot wing. 3

Who is the best stretch 4 in the league9:16 am Mon Jul 26 EDTRemoved

His 19% 3P shooting in the ECF makes me feel that may not be true. 1

Who is the best stretch 4 in the league9:16 am Mon Jul 26 EDTRemoved

Im actually the one talking about how 3Pr is a really important stat. I just was really upset at Mirotic after that series. He was our worst player on the court for long stretches. 1

Giannis is already better than KD ever was5:34 pm Tue Jul 27 EDTRemoved

Uhhh... theres no reason to do this. Not yet at least. 1

Giannis is already better than KD ever was5:34 pm Tue Jul 27 EDTRemoved

I may think he has the potential to reach Kevin Durants accomplishments, but even if you believe it others wont until Giannis reaches the Finals. Ill let Giannis prove it to everyone else. 1

Serious If the Clippers are renamed whats the best choice 1:21 pm Mon Aug 2 EDTRemoved

LA Traffic A nightmare to opposing teams. 3

If Carmelo Anthony could find a team he would need to average only 10 8 ppg to break into the top 10 all time points leaders1:43 pm Tue Aug 3 EDTRemoved

Carmelo is a sure-fire Hall of Fame player, but I just dont get the people who want to see him come back and play after what happened the last couple years. Its very unlikely that it would have a good ending. 1

With the Clippers potentially changing their name and logo do you have any serious suggestions for both 2:02 pm Thu Aug 5 EDTRemoved

People think I was being funny, but LA Traffic is a better name than the Clippers. -1

PSA Melvin Gordon Los Angeles Chargers star running back during contract extension negotiations requested a trade this week The chargers told his agent no we won t trade him 5:13 pm Thu Aug 5 EDTRemoved

Its a very different situation in the NFL versus NBA. In a way completely different. 1

What makes Stephen Curry better than Giannis without counting any accomplishments that have something to do with having a better team5:09 pm Tue Aug 24 EDTRemoved

Yup. Its amazing hes so salty hes trying to do everything he can to turn people against Bucks fans. I cant even imagine having that much free time to waste. 1

Do you think Kevin Durant is actually a household name even outside NBA 9:52 am Mon Aug 30 EDTRemoved

Theres no one outside of LeBron that is even close to a household name. And LeBron doesnt register with a large part of the population. The only NBA player like that was Jordan (and Kareem a generation prior). Unless you were around when Jordan was pla 1

What team is farthest away from making the playoffs 2:51 pm Tue Oct 5 EDTRemoved

I mean Ive heard that for the last few years. 3

What team is farthest away from making the playoffs 2:51 pm Tue Oct 5 EDTRemoved

Hornets. At least the Knicks have financial flexibility in the next few years. The Hornets dont even have that with the Rozier deal. 8

What team is farthest away from making the playoffs 2:51 pm Tue Oct 5 EDTRemoved

Paying a mediocre player $20 million is way worse than overpaying a pretty good player when it comes to reaching the playoffs. 1

What team is farthest away from making the playoffs 2:51 pm Tue Oct 5 EDTRemoved

No, but cap issues and not a ton of potential stars means that Charlotte is in the worst position. Knicks could still sign a star in 2 years or the Suns could have a huge jump from young players. Neither of those look remotely possible for the Hornets. 1

What team is farthest away from making the playoffs 2:51 pm Tue Oct 5 EDTRemoved

So do the Knicks. And even then they are by far the team with the least talent. 2

Why isnt Jeremy Lin getting criticism for not responding to Moreygate 11:08 am Tue Oct 12 EDTRemoved

I may have agreed with that before our current President, who has been traded a promise to not support the protesters for continuing to work on a trade deal with China. 1

Why isnt Jeremy Lin getting criticism for not responding to Moreygate 11:08 am Tue Oct 12 EDTRemoved

Im guessing like most Americans, he did not have a full grasp on the Hong Kong situation until recently. Most Americans still dont seem to know about it. 2

Why isnt Jeremy Lin getting criticism for not responding to Moreygate 11:08 am Tue Oct 12 EDTRemoved

Hes also living there right now, which means he could be arrested. Very different than others. Much harder to condemn. 3

ESPN acknowledges Chinas claims to South China Sea live on SportsCenter with graphic2:13 pm Thu Oct 14 EDTRemoved

Trump is the one who apparently agreed to not support the Hong Kongs peoples right to Free Speech as long as China agreed to negotiate a trade deal with him, which only needs to happen because Trump imposed tariffs with no plan against China. So I really 1

ESPN acknowledges Chinas claims to South China Sea live on SportsCenter with graphic2:13 pm Thu Oct 14 EDTRemoved

Thats just as likely due to poor google ~~maps~~ image* searching as anything. However, another good reason to call China out for their bullshit. Creating fake island and then declaring the surrounding water you territory is super-villain-level shit. 1

ESPN acknowledges Chinas claims to South China Sea live on SportsCenter with graphic2:13 pm Thu Oct 14 EDTRemoved

Meant to say google image search. my error. 1

NY Times After three days of fanning nationalistic outrage the Chinese government abruptly moved on Thursday to tamp down public anger at the N B A as concerns spread in Beijing that the rhetoric was damaging China s interests and image around the w4:13 pm Thu Oct 14 EDTRemoved

Yup. And they picked a bad target in the NBA, because there is nothing more that NBA players and fans like than drama.They thought the NBA would immediately cave and serve as a warning to other businesses. They had no clue how much NBA fans would cling t 5

NY Times After three days of fanning nationalistic outrage the Chinese government abruptly moved on Thursday to tamp down public anger at the N B A as concerns spread in Beijing that the rhetoric was damaging China s interests and image around the w4:13 pm Thu Oct 14 EDTRemoved

A lot of the politics wonks knew about it, but if theres one thing that makes something stick out to the general public, its tying it to pro sports. 4

NY Times After three days of fanning nationalistic outrage the Chinese government abruptly moved on Thursday to tamp down public anger at the N B A as concerns spread in Beijing that the rhetoric was damaging China s interests and image around the w4:13 pm Thu Oct 14 EDTRemoved

Remember- China doesnt allow access to Twitter in the mainland. The only reason people saw that tweet was because the government wanted to craft a narrative for it. Also, their media is not actually telling them the truth about Hong Kong. 2

NY Times After three days of fanning nationalistic outrage the Chinese government abruptly moved on Thursday to tamp down public anger at the N B A as concerns spread in Beijing that the rhetoric was damaging China s interests and image around the w4:13 pm Thu Oct 14 EDTRemoved

The Chinese cover up those abuses so the average citizen in China doesnt know about them. Its hard to hide the issue now that they tied it to the most popular foreign sport in China. 1

NY Times After three days of fanning nationalistic outrage the Chinese government abruptly moved on Thursday to tamp down public anger at the N B A as concerns spread in Beijing that the rhetoric was damaging China s interests and image around the w4:13 pm Thu Oct 14 EDTRemoved

Thats not what I was saying. All Im saying is that China shapes its media, so unless you are looking for the alternative information, you will never get it. Heck, we have free press and most of this sub didnt know about what was happening in Hong Kong. 1

Peoples Daily official newspaper of China support Lebron James and mock US in their weibo Chinas Twitter Basketball teaches us what is Double Standard 1:59 pm Thu Oct 21 EDTRemoved

I am shocked, just shocked, that China would use LeBrons comments against us, especially since he used specific terminology that seemed to be pulled directly from CCP talking points on Hong Kong. 36

If NBA power players are upset with Morey for messing this up for them NBA power players might be a lot dumber than we thought4:19 pm Thu Oct 21 EDTRemoved

I wouldnt say that, as they were not consistent at all with their behavior. They never reacted like this in similar situation about speaking against their Human Rights abuses. They chose to inflict maximum damage against the tweet as a signal to all bus 2

How did the rockets lose 10:59 pm Thu Oct 28 EDTRemoved

The Bucks are pretty good too. 1

Giannis Antetokounmpo gets away with a lot of offensive fouls 5:24 pm Sun Nov 7 EDTRemoved

He gets called by far more than anyone else and at times when opposing players don’t meet the criteria. If anything, he doesn’t get the star calls that other MVPs usually get. 1

Giannis Antetokounmpo gets away with a lot of offensive fouls 5:24 pm Sun Nov 7 EDTRemoved

You didn’t read this sub because that happens all the time. -2

Giannis Antetokounmpo gets away with a lot of offensive fouls 5:24 pm Sun Nov 7 EDTRemoved

Yup. And Giannis does not get a lot of the calls smaller players get with reach ins, basically because it’s assumed they didn’t affect his drive because he finishes at such a high rate. 2

Post-Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 5-2 trample the Minnesota Timberwolves 4-2 134-10611:21 pm Mon Nov 8 EDTRemoved

Hes forcing them to give it to him. 1

Serious How has Wiggins been 10:15 am Tue Nov 9 EDTRemoved

He had a great 1st half against us last night. He may have played in the 2nd half but I sure didnt see him on the court. Its like he just stopped caring after trying for a while. 1

Brook Lopez attempted just 31 threes over his first 8 seasons Since the start of last season 2 3 of his shots are 3s 12:38 pm Tue Nov 9 EDTRemoved

You also have to factor in the FTr and FT% to get the full picture on efficiency. However, Lopezs also had dynamic shift on the defensive end, where he went from being considered a liability to a core part of a #1 defense last year. Thats been just as 2

Realistically how close is Giannis as a defender to Dennis Rodman 1:33 pm Tue Nov 9 EDTRemoved

Hes a DPOY-caliber player (though he hasnt won it yet), but I dont think he compares in any way to Rodman. 2

If Kawhi wins one more ring he should be over Lebron on the all-time list12:47 pm Wed Nov 10 EDTRemoved

Dude, no. 1

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 6-2 defeat the LA Clippers 5-3 129-124 behind Giannis 38 15 912:49 am Thu Nov 11 EDTRemoved

He got hit in the face. Lou did a worse version of it in the final 2 minutes and didnt get called so I wouldnt complain. 1

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 6-2 defeat the LA Clippers 5-3 129-124 behind Giannis 38 15 912:49 am Thu Nov 11 EDTRemoved

I would say some of those were lucky but sometimes you have to be good to get lucky. 1

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 6-2 defeat the LA Clippers 5-3 129-124 behind Giannis 38 15 912:49 am Thu Nov 11 EDTRemoved

Lots of made 3s by the Clippers late, including one that should have been an offensive foul on Lou Williams. 1

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 6-2 defeat the LA Clippers 5-3 129-124 behind Giannis 38 15 912:49 am Thu Nov 11 EDTRemoved

By far his worst game of the season. Must have partied in LA. 1

Middleton Ended with 13 points on 3 13 shooting and 0 5 from three12:53 am Thu Nov 11 EDTRemoved

He was bad today but hes been great overall this year. 1

Which human being is the best at playing basketball today 1:21 pm Thu Nov 11 EDTRemoved

Yes, Giannis is allowed. 1

Would you sacrifice your body and family time to play basketball for 82 games and make 35 million a year 2:15 pm Thu Nov 11 EDTRemoved

I would find a way to pull through for my family. 1

Contradictory to popular belief Dwight Howard has NOT been that good this season He s averaging career lows in PPG and Points per 36 minutes 3:39 pm Thu Nov 11 EDTRemoved

Good as in "Actually contributing to winning basketball." No one cares about his stats on that team. 5

What is your honest opinion about Stephen A 5:40 pm Thu Nov 11 EDTRemoved

Hes not really an analyst. Hes an entertainer. And he seems to do well at what a lot of people want. Personally Im not a fan of his act, and the few times Ive heard him talk about non-sports topics Ive cringed. 5

Why is Kawhi Leonard being villainized for taking load management unlike last season 2:31 pm Fri Nov 12 EDTRemoved

And said in October he wouldnt be following the same plan as last year. 3

LeBron James is on pace to average the most assists per game ever for a non-guard player11:07 am Mon Nov 15 EDTRemoved

I mean, thats the most solid and logical reasoning Ive seen on r/nba in a long time. 4

Should Warriors move Currys contract to create cap space 10:33 am Mon Nov 15 EDTRemoved

I mean I guess wed be willing to trade Bledsoe for him. Were happy to help out the Warriors. 2

Last night when Pascal Siakam waa guarded by Kyle Kuzma he shot 7-7 and guarded by AD shot 0-711:20 am Mon Nov 15 EDTRemoved

Will Kuzma even be playable in the playoffs? 4

Is James Harden the best leader in the league 12:41 pm Sun Nov 21 EDTRemoved

Harden excels at a lot of stuff, but I’ve never heard anyone call him a leader. 1

The Nuggets new rainbow skyline jersey has leaked3:26 pm Mon Nov 22 EDTRemoved

I have no idea what you are talking about. The Bucks new Statement jerseys are not just their City edition jerseys from 2 years ago colored black. 1

Kyle Kuzma is shooting 47 from three within the last 5 games5:39 pm Mon Nov 22 EDTRemoved

And Giannis is shooting 45% over the last five games. That doesnt mean its sustainable. 1

What do you think of the Bucks new Cream City Jerseys 12:17 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

Just feel the need to reiterate the "Cream City" moniker comes from the Cream City brick- a uniquely colored brick used in Milwaukee buildings. Its not associated with anything gross here. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream\_City\_brick](https://en.wi 5

With Kawhi sitting out his third game in a row last night was this degree of load management expected or is he just a bit more banged up than usual 2:41 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

Hes was clearly having issues in his last few games. Hopefully its something other than his known knee issue because otherwise this could be real bad news. 4

If you thought the new Mavs jerseys are the worst take a look at the 1996 ASG jersey 3:39 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

These are much more a product of their time then the Mavs jersey, which is bad retro. ​ Made me remember those old Vancouver Grizzlies jerseys. [https://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productimages/\_2956000/altimages/ff\_ 5

Why is conference being a non factor in MVP race 11:58 am Wed Nov 24 EDTRemoved

Lets take a look at lat years SOS. Memphis had the hardest schedule last year at .506. Milwaukee was tied for the easiest at .491. Makes your point seem pretty valid. That is until you extrapolate that out. Memphis SOS means the average wins for oppo 1

Richard Jefferson on Get Up speaking about Luka Don i Hes not Giannis Hes not a person at one point in time hes just going to be bigger longer more African than you 9:23 am Thu Nov 25 EDTRemoved

I mean I didnt think it was a joke, and Im getting a lot of responses on here who also didnt think that. If Im wrong, awesome. Also, not calling for RJ to be strung up, just using it as an opportunity to educate. -2

Richard Jefferson on Get Up speaking about Luka Don i Hes not Giannis Hes not a person at one point in time hes just going to be bigger longer more African than you 9:23 am Thu Nov 25 EDTRemoved

Just want to use this post as an opportunity that all studies that account for environment and equal opportunities show no difference in intelligence between races. Any difference is based on environment and opportunities. 1

Richard Jefferson on Get Up speaking about Luka Don i Hes not Giannis Hes not a person at one point in time hes just going to be bigger longer more African than you 9:23 am Thu Nov 25 EDTRemoved

Its not biology. For one, theres no such thing as a single definition of athletic. Theres lots of guys who do triathlons who are probably as equally athletic as Giannis but would suck at basketball, and Giannis would probably be a terrible swiimer. Se 5

Richard Jefferson on Get Up speaking about Luka Don i Hes not Giannis Hes not a person at one point in time hes just going to be bigger longer more African than you 9:23 am Thu Nov 25 EDTRemoved

But Luka is hyper-athletic. Like top percentage of the world athletic. He just wasnt as conditioned last year. The very fact we look at him now as say he isnt athletic is a subtle racism ingrained in our society. If a white person is good at a sport, 4

Richard Jefferson on Get Up speaking about Luka Don i Hes not Giannis Hes not a person at one point in time hes just going to be bigger longer more African than you 9:23 am Thu Nov 25 EDTRemoved

And he could make a somewhat fair argument that people whose ancestors are from the portion of Africa encompassing Nigeria tend to have longer limbs in comparison to their height, his implication is still problematic, because height alone doesnt make you 3

Richard Jefferson on Get Up speaking about Luka Don i Hes not Giannis Hes not a person at one point in time hes just going to be bigger longer more African than you 9:23 am Thu Nov 25 EDTRemoved

I would say that the US does not have relatively similar development. I mean the life between a black person and white person in America on average is about as different as you can get. 1

What is a bigger contributor to the Luka hype his race or his age 4:08 pm Thu Nov 25 EDTRemoved

Id say the fact hes putting up numbers we havent seen since Young LeBron. 1

Did you know you can discuss any player in the league You not every post needs to be about Luka Doncic 9:39 am Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

But did you know Luka Doncic has a dog? 1

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 14-4 move past the Utah Jazz 11-6 behind 50 14 6 2 from Giannis Antetokounmpo10:25 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

Did Bud fuck his wife or something? 2

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 14-4 move past the Utah Jazz 11-6 behind 50 14 6 2 from Giannis Antetokounmpo10:25 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

Those refs were awful on both sides. It ruined a lot of the fun... until Giannis went for 50 and 14. 1

Why is nobody talking about the fact that Kyrie Irving has pretty much ghosted the Nets 10:58 am Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

Kyrie is never going to be happy until hes done in the league and owns a grow farm in the mountains of Colorado. 1

How can Melo be 00 and Dame be 0 on the same team 1:14 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

Mathematically they are not, but they are visually. Thats all the NBA cares about. 1

How can Melo be 00 and Dame be 0 on the same team 1:14 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

0 and 00 are considered different numbers in this instance, similar to roulette. 2

With his 3rd 3 pointer last night Giannis tied Malcolm Brogdon for 16th in 3 pointers made all time for the Bucks2:21 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

This says a lot about Brogdons 3PAr while he was here (though he did it in like half the time of Giannis). 1

How come Lebron isn t doing load management this year 2:46 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

He is much more invested because he got the player he wanted in AD, and he feels his legacy was attacked after all the criticism he got last year. However, he will likely get some rest days later in the season at some point. Hes playing a lot of minutes 5

Thanks Adam silver for everything3:44 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

It was really the other owners who forced it, Silver was just listening to them. You cant blatantly tank so hard that you negatively affect everyones ticket sales like that. 1

Haven t seen anybody who shat on LeBron talking about H ng K ng lately They must be too busy ending c mmunism to tweet or maybe it was just fake outrage Not sure 5:08 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

I mean hes still wrong for his comments on it. Its just its no longer a major league story. however, Im more than happy to discuss it with you over on r/politics or r/worldnews if you want. 5

I believe there s a racial component to all this That a black agent telling not asking a team that they should trade him AD did not go over well Especially in the South Aaron Mintz did the same thing with Paul George amp it wasn t as bad 7:42 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

Her 30 for 30 podcast was really good but in general she seems like a gossip blogger who specified in sports rather than a reporter. 7

I believe there s a racial component to all this That a black agent telling not asking a team that they should trade him AD did not go over well Especially in the South Aaron Mintz did the same thing with Paul George amp it wasn t as bad 7:42 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

Yeah, that’s not at all the same circumstances. Could it be racist? Sure. But that logic from Ramona doesn’t follow. Also, Dell Demps sounds like a major reason that trade didn’t happen, which would add some odd wrinkles if it was racist. 20

I believe there s a racial component to all this That a black agent telling not asking a team that they should trade him AD did not go over well Especially in the South Aaron Mintz did the same thing with Paul George amp it wasn t as bad 7:42 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

Yes, Ramona’s comment insinuates it was a major factor, which is why it’s problematic to me. 2

I believe there s a racial component to all this That a black agent telling not asking a team that they should trade him AD did not go over well Especially in the South Aaron Mintz did the same thing with Paul George amp it wasn t as bad 7:42 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

This is also a time to mention that she is personal friends with Jeanie Buss, and it seems fairly obvious she carries water for her regularly. -3

Is it possible to discuss Karl Malone s career here without Hearing the same comments over and over 11:46 am Wed Dec 1 EDTRemoved

I don’t get upset people bring it up, but it wasn’t an uncommon occurrence all the way up until the 80s. I’m more shocked it doesn’t come up more for other famous people. 1

Harden shot more FTs in 3Q than half the teams total last night9:13 am Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

He reminds me of someone who found a glitch in Madden and keeps spamming the glitch. Totally legal, smart, and annoying as hell if you are playing against them. 2

Is the Lakers success legit or a product of a weak schedule 11:44 am Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

It’s both. They are a very legit title contender. 2

Is the Lakers success legit or a product of a weak schedule 11:44 am Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

Though I think the Walton is trash argument is getting blown up a little with Sacramento this year. He’s probably just average. 0

Harden is serverly Under-ratted12:44 pm Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

Did you run this through google translate back and forth 5 times? 3

The toxicity on this sub makes the basketball stuff not as fun6:40 pm Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

Last year was worse for me, but that may have just been because it was the first year the Bucks were good. People would constantly DM me from here with abusive and harassing messages. It’s stupid. 2

The Utah Jazz are down by more points 40 then they have scored 37 7:05 pm Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

Man, it’s like a worse version of our game versus the Jazz last month. Hopefully they can at least come back and make it not an embarrassment. 1

The defending champs are up 79-39 over the Utah Jazz 12-7 at halftime Quietly on their way to their 7th straight win and a 15-4 record 7:19 pm Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

There’s a reason Open Floor calls them the termites. 1

After being held to just 37 points in the first half the Jazz scored a franchise record 49 points in the 3rd quarter7:50 pm Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

Obviously I don’t believe they aren’t regulation, but can you imagine the repercussions if they found out the rims were not regulation? 6

After being held to just 37 points in the first half the Jazz scored a franchise record 49 points in the 3rd quarter7:50 pm Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

If they weren’t regulation, that’d be intentional tampering. It’d be near impossible to accidentally find a non-regulation rim and put it onto a NBA court. 8

Why is this NBA season so boring 4:50 pm Mon Dec 6 EDTRemoved

I honestly find it much more interesting. It feels like there are legitimately 10 teams that could win a title if things fall right. 0

Odds Fizdale is tired after Knicks lose by 50 9:00 pm Mon Dec 6 EDTRemoved

The refs are doing their best to keep this from a massacre right now. 1

McCarthy ESPN will show 15 high school basketball games this season featuring the sons of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade 5:24 pm Tue Dec 7 EDTRemoved

Can you imagine if Bronny isnt a 1st round pick? LeBron would straight up go crazy. 1

McCarthy ESPN will show 15 high school basketball games this season featuring the sons of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade 5:24 pm Tue Dec 7 EDTRemoved

I mean college sports is still exploitation, but you can at least argue those kids get an free education from their labor. High School kids dont really get anything. 0

McCarthy ESPN will show 15 high school basketball games this season featuring the sons of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade 5:24 pm Tue Dec 7 EDTRemoved

LeBron has talked about it before too. Remember he got suspended from his high school team for a few games for selling some jerseys/shoes to an autograph shop. 2

Not a Fan of the Sixers at all but Comparing Simmons to Giannis is Unfair11:43 am Thu Dec 9 EDTRemoved

A lot of times I see this when people discuss trading and building around Simmons- they say hed thrive in a Giannis role (i.e. Giannis & 4 shooters). Hes a better passer than Giannis, but lacks the gravity on drives that Giannis has to build a system 1

James Harden is averaging close to 15 FTA per game 1:44 pm Thu Dec 9 EDTRemoved

I mean its the main reason hes scored more. Most efficient shot for a star not named Giannis or LeBron is a FT. 1

Would you rather have Alex Caruso or Russell Westbrook on your team 3:43 pm Thu Dec 9 EDTRemoved

If were talking with their current salaries, its easily Caruso. 4

The Milwaukee Bucks 20-3 obliterate the Los Angeles Clippers 16-7 119-91 behind a Giannis double double 10:53 pm Fri Dec 10 EDTRemoved

I mean we are. 1

The Milwaukee Bucks 20-3 obliterate the Los Angeles Clippers 16-7 119-91 behind a Giannis double double 10:53 pm Fri Dec 10 EDTRemoved

I got to say, I think we’re better than last year. A significant amount better. 1

Why didnt Morey try to trade for PG instead of Westbrook 2:40 pm Sat Dec 11 EDTRemoved

Because no one thought PG was available. The reason he got traded is because he quietly went to his FO and asked for the trade after Kawhi convinced him to ask. Before that, everyone thought he was still going to be on a Thunder team trying to compete. 7

Why didnt Karl Malone having sex with a 13yo girl when he was in college be a bigger thing recently 2:06 pm Sun Dec 12 EDTRemoved

It’s been a really big thing the last couple years. The pretty messed up part is that what Malone did wasn’t that abnormal back in the day. May-September romances used to be the sanitized term for an old guy committing statutory rape. 0

Stein NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in his ruling that he agreed with Houstons contention that the referees working the game misapplied the rules but Silver ruled that Houston had sufficient time to overcome the error during the remainder of 4:23 pm Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

Yup. There was zero chance the NBA was going to overturn this game due to referee error. There was a time Giannis stepped on the baseline with a second left and then dunked to get the win. If that doesnt get overturned, this certainly wasnt going to 1

NBA Offseason Executive GM Questions What move from the summer did you like the most 5:14 pm Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

They made a lot of moves and people thought they might make the playoffs. Obviously that is not the case. 1

Stupid Question Time - How can we call Jordan the GOAT if Kobe was able to come in a few years later and basically copy all his moves to a similar degree of success 5:30 pm Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

Because Jordan did all the moves better and had a better overall career. 2

The Bucks have won 15 games in a row 5 and a half years ago the Bucks finished the 13-14 season with 15 wins total10:31 pm Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

And our 2 best players were on that team. We’ve come such a long way. 1

The Lakers have held the Magic to 9 points in the first quarter7:40 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

I know we had a 7 point quarter last year against the heat. I think we had the Miami flu. Almost won that game which was even crazier. 1

Wow the Bucks are really good now Is Giannis Antetokounmpo the best player in the NBA 2:30 pm Fri Dec 17 EDTRemoved

Thats a pretty crazy thing to say about DJ Wilsons Bucks. 2

Wow the Bucks are really good now Is Giannis Antetokounmpo the best player in the NBA 2:30 pm Fri Dec 17 EDTRemoved

With absolutely no bias at all, I am going to say yes he is. 1

NBA isn t that fun this year I can understand why Ratings are dropping1:30 pm Sun Dec 19 EDTRemoved

Bucks for sure making the Western Finals. 2

Is JJ Redick a third scoring option on an NBA team3:04 pm Sun Dec 19 EDTRemoved

You are technically correct, the best kind of correct. 1

When a player leaves the game due to an injury their stat line for that game shouldn t go into their season stats 3:45 pm Sun Dec 19 EDTRemoved

Except they played. It’s literally a game they played in. What if a guy is just bad and gets pulled after 5 minutes? 1

Draymond Green is NOT a hall of famer11:59 am Mon Dec 20 EDTRemoved

I mean Ben isnt in the hall of fame... 2

Ironic Lebron just released a new More Than an Athlete colorway for his signature shoe 4:30 pm Mon Dec 20 EDTRemoved

I mean hes more than an athlete. Hes a Father, an entrepreneur, a mouthpiece for the Chinese government. Hes more than just basketball. 4

Ironic Lebron just released a new More Than an Athlete colorway for his signature shoe 4:30 pm Mon Dec 20 EDTRemoved

Saying it was shitty to use his platform to denigrate support of a human rights movement isnt being woke or fake woke. Its just saying that human rights matter. I can appreciate LeBrons talent and this alone doesnt define him, but he lost some of his po 3

ESPN Being in the NBA is extra credit There is so much more to life especially when youre raising a family LeBron James on if he and Bronny will be the first father-son to play in the league at the same time 4:44 pm Mon Dec 20 EDTRemoved

Of course the thing is Griffey Jr. was one of the best players of his time. Bronny could be too but hes still a Freshman. Theres no guarantee hell be a NBA-level player. Jeffery and Marcus Jordan certainly werent. 3

ESPN Being in the NBA is extra credit There is so much more to life especially when youre raising a family LeBron James on if he and Bronny will be the first father-son to play in the league at the same time 4:44 pm Mon Dec 20 EDTRemoved

Im going to feel very bad for Bronny if he doesnt develop like everyone expects. 3

Your bench is arguably just as important as your starters 3:34 pm Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

In general they arent because your starters play many more minutes. Key bench players can determine a series if the starters production is pretty close. 1

Top 5 white American players7:43 pm Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

White Donte my friend 0

How many people actually believe Giannis is the best player in the league right now 7:26 am Fri Dec 24 EDTRemoved

Giannis is scoring a point per possession like Harden and is a top 3 defensive player. He’s the best. 7

Giannis Percentage within 4 Feet of the Rim Over his Career 9:41 am Fri Dec 24 EDTRemoved

People last year were upset when you compared Giannis to Shaq, but if you look at Shaq 09-00 MVP season and Giannis this year, its pretty apparent Giannis is playing better than Shaq (even moreso when you use per 36 or per 100 possessions). [Giannis v. 6

Serious Why is Giannis getting nearly unanimous praise as the best player when Steph Curry was doing more all while performing better in the playoffs winning a championship in 2015 1:31 pm Sat Dec 25 EDTRemoved

People only focus on the stars. Giannis was getting triple teamed in the paint and their big trade acquisition shot 19% on 3s, along with Ersan and Brook shooting sub-30%. And of course Bledsoe. Giannis teammates failed him more than Giannis not showin 3

Serious Why is Giannis getting nearly unanimous praise as the best player when Steph Curry was doing more all while performing better in the playoffs winning a championship in 2015 1:31 pm Sat Dec 25 EDTRemoved

Giannis has clearly taken a step over his MVP season last season, which is why he’s getting more buzz. His offensive numbers (which haven’t been achieved since Wilt) along with a top 3 defense is even better so far than that Curry season- which you c -1

Serious Why is Giannis getting nearly unanimous praise as the best player when Steph Curry was doing more all while performing better in the playoffs winning a championship in 2015 1:31 pm Sat Dec 25 EDTRemoved

Yeah, Kawhi is a better defender and elite, but that was still with active double or triple-teams. It wasn’t Kawhai alone shutting him down, it was Kawhai, Gasol, and another help guy. Which was smart work by your team. But a major reason it worked w 1

Drummond to the bucks 5:05 pm Sat Dec 25 EDTRemoved

Bucks would not want him. We have the Lopez brothers to play solid D, and Brook (even without his 3 falling) is a better compliment to Giannis. And to make salaries match would mean giving up multiple rotation players. 11

Drummond to the bucks 5:05 pm Sat Dec 25 EDTRemoved

We are already the number 1 D in the league. I don’t think replacing Brook with Drummond makes it better. 2

Giannis has the most dunks for one season in nba history Is this surprising Who would have been your first guess 10:48 am Sun Dec 26 EDTRemoved

I think that would be what most people would assume but a lot of his scoring can more from his well-diversified post game. 2

Giannis has the most dunks for one season in nba history Is this surprising Who would have been your first guess 10:48 am Sun Dec 26 EDTRemoved

Didn’t Gobert bear Giannis in total dunks but Giannis had most unassisted? 3

Giannis11:08 am Mon Dec 27 EDTRemoved

Giannis has everything you’d bake into any inspirational story. And add on that a sense of humor and a killer instinct on the court, the only reason I think anyone could hate him is because he’s a rival of your favorite team. He’d no doubt be my f 1

Serious How come this sub and media looked at GSW as villains the last 5 years 2015-2019 but not Lebron 4:13 pm Mon Dec 27 EDTRemoved

I would say casual NBA fans didn’t do that. They were the juggernaut but not villains. People may have rooted for the underdog Cabs but didn’t hate the Warriors. It wasn’t until KD people didn’t like them. 1

A Better In-season Tournament Proposal3:32 pm Tue Dec 28 EDTRemoved

Guaranteed top 4 seed in the playoffs based on 2 games isn’t an incentive? That’s basically what you fight for the entire season. 1

A Better In-season Tournament Proposal3:32 pm Tue Dec 28 EDTRemoved

I gave you a TL;DR 3

Why did Kawhi not join Lakers with James and AD 10:31 am Tue Jan 4 EDTRemoved

I mean, Kawhi hates being in the media spotlight when its not on his terms. Good or bad, the Lakers are a media circus even before you throw in the LeBron factor. I doubt he wanted any of that if he could find another way to win. 4

A career 38 1 three point shooter Matthew Dellavedova is a shocking 6 51 11 7 from behind the arc in 2019-20 7:26 pm Tue Jan 5 EDTRemoved

iirc, they said he changed his shooting form to be more conventional this year. May have been a bad choice. 7

Tacko Fall is now 6th in All-Star voting for the Eastern Conference frontcourt behind Giannis Antetokunmpo Joel Embiid Pascal Siakam Jimmy Butler and Jayson Tatum This is amazing 3:13 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

Its not amazing, it happens every year where some player gets memed into the voting. 2

How likely is it for Giannis to leave the Bucks if they choke in the playoffs 3:24 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

Those people are all national media though, people who dont interact with Giannis. The local reporters all seem to think the chance is slim he leaves. 1

How likely is it for Giannis to leave the Bucks if they choke in the playoffs 3:24 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

The Bucks have done better in the playoffs than the Pelicans ever did, and put a much better roster around Giannis than AD got in his years in NO. 1

How likely is it for Giannis to leave the Bucks if they choke in the playoffs 3:24 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

Giannis has specifically said he doesnt like Miami as a city. [Giannis Says “Flashy Cities” Aren’t for Him](https://www.theringer.com/nba/2017/11/3/16604228/giannis-antetokounmpo-milwaukee-bucks-lebron-james-free-agency) 1

How likely is it for Giannis to leave the Bucks if they choke in the playoffs 3:24 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

Bledsoe is paid about league average for a PG and is All-Defense 1st team. He has a troubling track record in the playoffs but its not a bad contract, maybe just not a good one. Lopez is a steal. He is #1 in opp. FG% at the rim and the reason our defen 1

How likely is it for Giannis to leave the Bucks if they choke in the playoffs 3:24 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

Everyone knew before that he was looking to play with his Team USA friends beforehand. The question was more was LeBron going to leave or was someone going to join him in Cleveland. 2

Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden were just named East and West Player of the Month for December4:46 pm Thu Jan 7 EDTRemoved

6 out of 7 times for Giannis; 4 out of 7 for Harden 2

Why is it that players and Coaches all have Kobe top 10 to top 3 but to everyone on this Sub kobe wasnt that good 10:54 am Fri Jan 8 EDTRemoved

I think even most people who say Kobe isn’t Top 10 have him just out of the Top 10. What really affects rankings that I see is how much credit you give players from the 50s/60s. Like I think the Big O is a top 10 all-time player, but he won’t even m 10

Why is it that players and Coaches all have Kobe top 10 to top 3 but to everyone on this Sub kobe wasnt that good 10:54 am Fri Jan 8 EDTRemoved

Yeah, but all of those guys would have had better diets and not done those things if they had played in this era. Its always going to be somewhat of a fools errand to compare eras, but I think the best way to do it is to compare players based on their le 1

Should the Sixers have kept Fultz 2:33 pm Fri Jan 8 EDTRemoved

They traded him for cap space and picks so they could make moves. That was the right call. You may question what they did after that, but the trade was good for both them and Fultz. 3

The MVP defensive plays was actually as impressive as his scoring playmaking last night9:18 am Sat Jan 9 EDTRemoved

I honestly don’t care if Harden wins MVP over Giannis this year. I’m just annoyed by the victim complex Harden fans have even though he’s already won an MVP. -1

If the Sixers had a GM like West or Ujiri do you think Simmons would have been gone already 1:16 pm Sat Jan 9 EDTRemoved

I think a good GM and coach would have told Simmons he’s not an actual point guard and made a roster and offensive scheme that features him as a power forward. 1

Why is Kevin Love unhappy 11:31 am Sun Jan 10 EDTRemoved

That and I think the fact that his guards (particularly Sexton) don’t even try to actually run the offense. Watching their offense was like looking at a Walmart brand of hero ball. 6

Why is Kevin Love unhappy 11:31 am Sun Jan 10 EDTRemoved

It depends if he thought competing for the playoffs or titles. Because if you look at how well the players who were traded away from that team the last 2 seasons have done, they could have made the 8 seed. 0

Why is Kevin Love unhappy 11:31 am Sun Jan 10 EDTRemoved

I’m not saying a rebuild wasn’t the right move. But don’t sell your vets on competing and blow it up like 3 weeks in. They should have committed to the rebuild right away. -1

Why is Kevin Love unhappy 11:31 am Sun Jan 10 EDTRemoved

More like 2 weeks. 2

Why is Kevin Love unhappy 11:31 am Sun Jan 10 EDTRemoved

They had talent on their roster: Korver and Hill are both rotation players on the best team in the league (and Hill is a 6MOTY candidate). Clarkson has done very well for the Jazz since being traded. I’m not a huge JR Smith fan but people here still 0

Why does it seem like kevin love is the only player to get sympathy in a situation like this 11:47 am Sun Jan 10 EDTRemoved

I think he has so legitimate gripes, but I don’t think anyone is defending his actions, especially on the court. He should be fined and probably suspended for a while. 1

The whole Kawhi is the best player now narrative has to be the most pathetic thing Ive ever seen3:33 pm Sun Jan 10 EDTRemoved

He’s not the only reason the Raptors won, but the Bucks win the ECF without him. He put them over the top. He’s definitely a Superstar. 2

since everyone has them what are some big or small trade ideas that you think could help both teams 4:38 pm Mon Jan 11 EDTRemoved

Joe Harris to the Bucks for the Indiana 1st and filler. Nets arent likely to re-sign him because of their wing depth once Kyrie & Durant are back plus the cap situation. Harris would be a perfect fit in the Bucks system. Nets get cheap controllable 0

since everyone has them what are some big or small trade ideas that you think could help both teams 4:38 pm Mon Jan 11 EDTRemoved

DJ, Sterling, and Bender would be the ones in my view. Trade out three guys who might be rotation players on other teams but cant crack ours. 1

If a fan continues to root for a terribly run organization are they loyal or stupid 5:08 pm Sun Jan 17 EDTRemoved

Loyal and maybe a tad stupid. But I’d rather be a fan of a bad team that switch to whatever team is good right now. Part of fandom is the community of your team and fans. And it’s so much sweeter when you become good. 2

Why is Sexton getting so much criticism for his lack of assists when Shai basically has the same averages 5:12 pm Sun Jan 17 EDTRemoved

Who is the main PG then? 0

Why is Sexton getting so much criticism for his lack of assists when Shai basically has the same averages 5:12 pm Sun Jan 17 EDTRemoved

He’s also an undersized SG. Maybe their problem is they have no PGs. 1

since zach lowe is a know it all why doesnt he work for an NBA team 5:26 pm Sun Jan 17 EDTRemoved

And it’s perfectly true. Caruso averages 5.8 points a game and got a highlights video on the front page of ESPN two days ago. 5

since zach lowe is a know it all why doesnt he work for an NBA team 5:26 pm Sun Jan 17 EDTRemoved

His highly accurate comments on Kuzma. 4

Is the Western Conference too even keeled for Kawhi and the Clippers to care about playoff seeding 8:06 pm Wed Jan 20 EDTRemoved

Wouldn’t home court matter a lot more if teams are so even? It’s when teams aren’t as even that seeding doesn’t matter as much because home court wouldn’t be likely to swing a series. 1

Giannis just shot 10-20 from the FT line10:49 pm Thu Jan 21 EDTRemoved

It’s not. 7

Looking at Lebrons hair is like looking at a meteor storm 8:04 pm Mon Jan 25 EDTRemoved

People only care because he obviously cares so much. He should be like Caruso and own that shit. 8

Why does it take so long for Marv Albert to finish a thought 8:19 pm Mon Jan 25 EDTRemoved

Marv is old and has lost a lot. He used to be one of the best announcers in the game. He’s just awful now. 1

Kuzma looks unplayable right now 8:45 pm Mon Jan 25 EDTRemoved

He didn’t look great but he certainly wasn’t unplayable. 5

Why does Harden get hate for shooting his team out of games when Kobe did the same 8:10 pm Mon Jan 25 EDTRemoved

Because most people here were 5 when Kobe did it and won’t admit his errors. Also, we live in a different age of the game. What I will say is Harden doesn’t deserve the hate because he is doing exactly what he is supposed to do based on how his team -1

Capela and filler for Drummond 9:03 pm Wed Jan 27 EDTRemoved

Drummond isn’t actually good. He’s the epitome of empty numbers. 2

Reminder Trades still exist did you know an NBA team can send a player to another team and get something in return 11:30 am Thu Jan 28 EDTRemoved

Theres going to be less movement because teams are going to take on expiring contracts, and teams are locked into a lot of long contracts due to the 2019 FA year having 40% of the league move. Im sure there will be a couple deadline moves, but probably n 1

The Clippers have no excuse for getting smacked by John Collins and the Hawks11:11 am Thu Jan 28 EDTRemoved

The Clippers could figure it all out, but Id be at least a little worried Playoff P isnt going to be able to just turn it on once playoff time comes. 1

NBA most clutch 2:04 pm Thu Jan 28 EDTRemoved

Uh, have you watched the NBA in the last 2 years? 3

Looking at the Kyrie situation are the Knicks vindicated 2:15 pm Fri Jan 29 EDTRemoved

The Knicks didnt sign those two because they were shut out, after making proclamations they would sign them. It could possibly end up being a blessing in disguise, but it certainly wouldnt vindicate them. 1

The nurse stated that there were several lacerations to the victim s posterior fourchette or vaginal area and two of those lacerations were approximately one centimeter in length testified Det Winters And there were many I believe 2 millim9:39 am Mon Feb 1 EDTRemoved

Im not going to disagree with you, but I also think its wrong to try to stop people from following their grieving process. 1

Why is it that so many players play well for the Mavericks 10:27 am Mon Feb 1 EDTRemoved

Players overachieve for really good coaches. Carlisle is a really good coach. 8

Ish Smith received his 6th foul of the night with 4 49 remaining in the 4th quarter He is still on the court with 20 seconds left in the game 10:32 pm Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

Computer error. They assigned a foul incorrectly. 1

Khris Middleton tonight against the wizards 51-10-610:32 pm Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

Middleton is the 3rd best #2 in the league right now. 6

Career high night for Khris literally GOAT Middleton10:34 pm Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

In 33 minutes! 1

Terry Rozier has been Proving The haters wrong all season And I m so Happy About it11:33 am Wed Feb 3 EDTRemoved

42% shooting is not very good in today’s NBA. And 55% TS is OK but not special. 3

The Athletics Week 14 Power Rankings 1 Bucks 2 Lakers 3 Raptors 4 Clippers 5 Jazz2:09 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

Despite what one of our owners said, Bud isn’t going to push to get 70 wins. If we do, it’ll be playing with the end of our rotation at the very end of the season. I’d think we’ll get 68 wins and have a new team record. 6

The Athletics Week 14 Power Rankings 1 Bucks 2 Lakers 3 Raptors 4 Clippers 5 Jazz2:09 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

I think the team from last year was overall underrated because everyone assumed it was all Kawhai. They were an all-around elite team. 22

When it comes to All Star Reserves selection - does it come down to individual success or team success 6:45 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

It’s a combination of both. Which is why Houston and Milwaukee both got 2, despite Milwaukee having won 12 more games than Houston. 1

Devin Booker7:53 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

You know, I said Booker should have made it, but the barrage of these posts makes me want to turn on him again... 2

What team is going into be better the Suns or the Timberwolves 8:10 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

I remember when people asked this about the Wolves and the Bucks. 3

Will Embiid ever reach his ceiling9:00 pm Thu Feb 4 EDTRemoved

The normal prime for a player is still 2 years away, but his injury/heath history has got to be concerning. 0

A meeting is held where every current player on an NBA roster is in attendance Suddenly an all in Royal Rumble fight breaks out What happens in the next few hours 6:41 pm Fri Feb 5 EDTRemoved

Clearly the Bucks stable dominates due to all their experience. 2

In the NBA preseason predictions ESPN experts predicted the Toronto Raptors would end up 45-37 They were also not one of the 12 teams listed in the Who will win the NBA title section12:29 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

Toronto fans are nothing if not consistent. 3

In the NBA preseason predictions ESPN experts predicted the Toronto Raptors would end up 45-37 They were also not one of the 12 teams listed in the Who will win the NBA title section12:29 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

They were a 57 win team with Kawhai sitting out like 1/3 of their games. People really underestimated how good the team would be with W-L, giving way too much credit to Kawhai for their regular season success. As for playoffs, the whole team was really 3

Milwaukee amp Their 1st Rd Pick6:34 pm Wed Feb 10 EDTRemoved

They will if they get a really good rental or a guy they can keep more than a year that can help in the playoffs. But trading it isn’t a great plan if they don’t get a real return. They are an older team and need cheap depth. Plus they can still co 2

Milwaukee amp Their 1st Rd Pick6:34 pm Wed Feb 10 EDTRemoved

Sure, but that’s only if good trade options exist, and that’s not necessarily going to happen. 1

Milwaukee amp Their 1st Rd Pick6:34 pm Wed Feb 10 EDTRemoved

We wouldn’t. Ersan has been a better player and our coach loves him. 2

Does Miami move into contender status with a Gallo trade 11:21 am Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

Then I dont think you are getting Gallo. OKC has a good reason to keep him if they arent getting anything other than your bad players and picks that wont be worth much. 3

What the MIA MEM and OKC full trafe will look like Prediction 11:08 am Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

Yup. Riley wouldnt include young assets and OKC has no reason to take a bad deal when they have a real shot to win their first playoff series in like 4 years. 0

Can we all admit Lebrons team would destroy antetokounmpos team list below 7:55 pm Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

That’s not how the All Star game works. It doesn’t matter. And I bet Giannis’ team win the game because they’ll care more about it. 1

Damn Horford can t even stop Giannis10:08 pm Thu Feb 11 EDTRemoved

He couldn’t last year either. Anyone who watched the Celtics series knew that. 1

Giannis last five games 2:46 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

Greek Man is good. 1

Nikola mrotic8:43 pm Fri Feb 12 EDTRemoved

He did. Something like 6 years. 2

The Wizards are 2 5 GB of the 8th seed7:18 pm Sat Feb 13 EDTRemoved

I can’t wait for the Bucks to score 600 points in a 4 game sweep. 9

If Lebron was drafted in this year s draft would he be a PG instead of a SF 1:29 pm Sun Feb 14 EDTRemoved

No, they used to really matter in a different era of basketball. They are less important now. 7

The Philadelphia 76ers have the best home record in the league with 23-2 However their record away is 9-19 being the 5th best team in the East with 32-214:07 pm Sun Feb 14 EDTRemoved

Can we at least wait until they have another away game to post this? 1

The Athletic Andre Iguodala discusses move to Heat with Sam Amick9:26 am Mon Feb 15 EDTRemoved

He and the trade definitely made the Heat better since it was 3 players not playing for actual rotation guys, but the way ESPN covered it youd think the Heat got some dynamic player in his prime. Iggy will help them in a series, but I dont see him changi 11

The Athletic Andre Iguodala discusses move to Heat with Sam Amick9:26 am Mon Feb 15 EDTRemoved

He drank a little bit too much of the Kool Aid of his GS hype. 8

The Athletic Andre Iguodala discusses move to Heat with Sam Amick9:26 am Mon Feb 15 EDTRemoved

Which is fine. Its expected, but hes still acting like hes Finals MVP Iggy, which he is not. 8

The Athletic Andre Iguodala discusses move to Heat with Sam Amick9:26 am Mon Feb 15 EDTRemoved

They Grizz werent expected to compete. And he didnt want to be in Memphis. 4

Is Trae Young overrated as a 3pt shooter 12:11 pm Mon Feb 15 EDTRemoved

Theres more to it than just his 3P%, but hes probably slightly overrated because his highs are real high when it comes to shooting. He just feels like a guy who getting lauded for what hell be in 3 years rather than what he is now. 1

Legit had this thought in the shower - men don t watch the WNBA is because the only time men eagerly watch lesbians playing with each other is on pornhub12:43 pm Mon Feb 15 EDTRemoved

This feels more like Middle School. 1

Legit had this thought in the shower - men don t watch the WNBA is because the only time men eagerly watch lesbians playing with each other is on pornhub12:43 pm Mon Feb 15 EDTRemoved

Thats a thought that should have remained in the shower. 1

If Milwaukee lose all 4 of their games before facing the Raptors and lose to them The Bucks will still be 2 games ahead of them for the first seed10:54 pm Mon Feb 15 EDTRemoved

The Raptors have me just a little bit anxious. Theyve been so good this year. Though its kind of insane theyve only gained 1 game on us since this win streak started. 1

If Kris Middleton wins the FMVP this year is he a HOFer 10:06 am Tue Feb 16 EDTRemoved

Even as one of the resident Bucks lovers on here, theres really no point about talking about Middleton in that way. Not only is that scenario unlikely, theres a long way to go before that is even a thought. 3

Did Kawhi Leonard potentially ruin an all time great in Joel Embiid 10:42 am Tue Feb 16 EDTRemoved

I would say injuries and conditioning are the thing that will hold Embiid back if he doesnt end up living up to expectations, not a specific player. 0

Raptors fans gotta chill2:17 pm Tue Feb 16 EDTRemoved

Itll calm down once you guy lose a game or All-Star happens. Theres only a few of them that are annoying, and I feel like those guys would have posted something dumb anyways. 2

How many wins would the current Bucks roster get without Giannis Antetokounmpo Khris Middleton Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez 2:13 pm Tue Feb 16 EDTRemoved

Maybe 25-30 wins? We wouldnt be good but we could be not atrocious in the East. 2

Predict 2021 Knicks starting lineup4:20 pm Tue Feb 16 EDTRemoved

Its amazing how Giannis is apparently going to be playing for 4 different teams in 2021. 4

What are the chances Masai is getting ready to build a super African team on the raps by trading for Embiid and signing Giannis 5:31 pm Tue Feb 16 EDTRemoved

This isnt a stat. Its some weird circle-jerk fantasy. ​ Imagine how you would feel if I posted something similar about the Bucks trading for Siakam and Embiid. Youd think I was a dumbass. 5

What are the chances Masai is getting ready to build a super African team on the raps by trading for Embiid and signing Giannis 5:31 pm Tue Feb 16 EDTRemoved

Like .05% 3

Who will have the honor of getting swept in the the first round by Milwaukee 11:06 am Wed Feb 17 EDTRemoved

I’m cool with that as long as it means we win the title. 1

Did Aaron Gordon clear Tacko Fall on the final dunk 11:27 am Sun Feb 21 EDTRemoved

Which is true of every player in every dunk like this unless the other guy is 6’5 7

Personal opinion D-Wade was annoying last night11:26 am Sun Feb 21 EDTRemoved

Hot take: He’s always annoying. And I say this as a Marquette fan. 6

Aaron Gordon did not get robbed because of the judging11:13 am Sun Feb 21 EDTRemoved

Gordon got robbed, just like Pat did on his first dunk (which he got on the first try and may not have deserved a 50, but DWade straight screwed him over). 1

Dwade might have saved the dunk contest 11:22 am Sun Feb 21 EDTRemoved

So why’d he screw over Pat in the 1st round too? Wade was being super biased the whole night. -1

Dwade might have saved the dunk contest 11:22 am Sun Feb 21 EDTRemoved

The 2nd one was, the 1st was good but not great. I don’t think Pat was or should have won, but it’s clear Wade was lowering scores of guys competing against his old teammate. 1

Derrick Jones deserves credit for winning the dunk contest 11:25 am Sun Feb 21 EDTRemoved

If DWade didn’t screw him on dunk 1 he may have made it. 2

Does Giannis have a go to post game 12:24 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

Not really. Hes not a traditional big and most of his moves come from the wing, which is why building a wall worked in the playoffs last year. Hes been trying to work on his mid-range game in the paint and is getting better (but not elite). I really 0

What was the point of the bobcats changing their name to the Hornets a previous franchise that the Pelicans once were2:18 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

I am going to be generous and believe you are young enough to not know that the New Orleans Hornets were originally the Charlotte Hornets. The people of Charlotte loved the Hornets brand so when it was available they wanted it back. If not, stop trolli 30

What was the point of the bobcats changing their name to the Hornets a previous franchise that the Pelicans once were2:18 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

Every teamin in basically every US based league that rebranded that decade had teal or purple in their color scheme. 1

What was the point of the bobcats changing their name to the Hornets a previous franchise that the Pelicans once were2:18 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

They were my hockey team because of the jersey and the movie. 1

Bill Walton was a 2x NBA Champion NBA Finals MVP 2x All Defensive Sixth Man of the Year Rebounding Leader and Blocks Leader How the FUCK was he only a 2x All Star in a 13 year career 3:08 pm Mon Feb 22 EDTRemoved

Injuries cost him a lot of games, and he was never the same as his first few seasons. 2

Who are the Top 5 Shittiest Human Being NBA Players of All Time 4:27 pm Tue Feb 23 EDTRemoved

The fact no one has mentioned Kermit Washington shows how young this sub skews. From Wiki: >Despite Tomjanovichs noteworthy achievements as a player and coach, he is perhaps most remembered for an infamous event near the height of his playing career. 0

Who are the Top 5 Shittiest Human Being NBA Players of All Time 4:27 pm Tue Feb 23 EDTRemoved

Washington almost killed Rudy on the court. Even if I give you Malone was worse overall, Washington is a clear top 5 guy no one else mentioned. 0

How big is the gap between Giannis and prime Larry Bird 2:05 pm Wed Feb 24 EDTRemoved

I dont know why youd even try to compare the two as their games are so different. If you just mean from a top player all time, Giannis isnt there yet because Larry had a longer career. 1

last 13 games for Christian Wood 17 7 on 55 42 78 shooting 667 TS in only 27 mpg2:45 pm Wed Feb 24 EDTRemoved

Hes a good player, but I would say for the future. Hes 24 and will be hitting his prime far earlier than the Pistons rebuild will likely be done. He seems like a player you build up and trade for assets at the right moment. 0

Why is Jordan not a good owner 10:42 am Thu Feb 25 EDTRemoved

Well, he seems really bad at talent evaluation and he hires GMs who dont seem to be any better. And then the one hit theyve really had (Kemba), was good but not good enough alone to be a game changer. So they are stuck in a cycle of just trying to reloa 1

Why do people think the Warriors will be any good next year 5:42 pm Thu Feb 25 EDTRemoved

Theyll be very good next season. Theyll be contenders but not a powerhouse like they were in the past. 0

Westbrook I think the refs the fans media the NBA is put in a position now where I m not really allowed to do much Obviously I m an emotional guy but I m always the one that gets painted to be the bad guy in the whole situation 12:46 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

I dont think Russ is especially bad, but assholes always have an excuse about why they arent the bad guy. 5

Why are people counting out the defending champs 3:32 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

I dont think most people are saying they have zero chance. Theyll be a super tough out for any team in the playoffs. But I cant think of a single team that has repeated after losing their best player. 1

Would you consider James Harden a system player 4:01 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

Yeah. Hes a major reason reason the system can work, not the other way around. 2

who are the lakers cutting for morris 3:48 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

Isnt one of your teams biggest weaknesses lack of guards? Is he so bad cutting him is better than Dudley, who is playing 8 minutes a game when hes on the court? EDIT: I was actually asking a question here. Ill admit Im not watching the Lakers a ton at -7

who are the lakers cutting for morris 3:48 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

I assume Cousins or Dudley. -2

Should Siakam request a trade if the raptors dont make the finals this year 9:07 am Sat Feb 27 EDTRemoved

No. Why would a 25 year old star ever leave a well-run organization that is built for him to succeed? 5

Al 109 million dollar Giannis stopper Horford finishes the game 1-7 from the field and -1311:01 pm Sat Feb 27 EDTRemoved

Horford was never a Giannis stopper. The only Giannis stoppers that have existed was the total Raptors defense last year and Jason Kidd. 1

How bad is Al Horford s contract 11:20 am Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

What I find most interesting about these posts is they are almost exclusively posted by Celtics fans. 6

As Someone who Recently Started Watching Basketball how much Better was Prime Lebron compared to Giannis 12:15 pm Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

To be fair, the East was a lot worse than it is now when LeBron was at his peak. 4

As Someone who Recently Started Watching Basketball how much Better was Prime Lebron compared to Giannis 12:15 pm Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

LeBron’s peak was the best there was outside of Jordan, so I am not going to say Giannis. However, when you look at the stats, Giannis may be the only person even close to reaching those two (if he wins a title). 6

Giannis is insane11:50 am Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

Giannis is my drug of choice. Also acid. 1

Vanessa Bryant has filed wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan3:21 pm Mon Mar 1 EDTRemoved

It’s probably about the insurance rules for a life insurance payout. My guess is their insurance companies (life and flight) will fight this out. 12

At age 31 Stephen Curry has been selected to 6 All-Star games in his career - the same amount as Joe Johnson Jermaine ONeal and Amare Stoudemire3:39 pm Mon Mar 1 EDTRemoved

Curry had a much later jump than the average elite player. In part due to injury, part due to coaching. 1

The Lakers are 1-4 on the Road against Eastern teams with winning records 10:01 am Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

Im pretty sure Ive seen you post discrediting Eastern conference teams W-L records because they play in the East... 3

So proud of Jayson Tatum2:55 pm Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

Hes certainly taken a leap. Hell be a difficult match-up for any team. 2

Why do so many good players have J as the first letter of their first or last name 3:54 pm Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

Jiannis Jantetokounmpo 2

What seed would this team end up with 4:06 pm Wed Mar 3 EDTRemoved

> Let me preface this by saying I am fresh off a joint Only the best and worst of r/nba post begin with this phrase. 12

I really feel like everyone is overreacting to Harden s interview 5:06 pm Fri Mar 5 EDTRemoved

Personally, Im happy Harden said it, because Im sure Giannis will use this to motivate himself. MJ had to usually make up haters to psych himself up, Giannis got it handed to him on a silver platter. 1

What else did Giannis say about Harden APART FROM DURING ALL STAR BREAK 8:49 am Sat Mar 6 EDTRemoved

Literally nothing 4

Whos the G League GOAT 6:18 pm Sat Mar 6 EDTRemoved

Siakam or Middleton, both All-Stars who had real G (D) League stints. 2

Are these the top 5 defensive trios in the NBA right now 8:37 am Sun Mar 7 EDTRemoved

I would say it’s Giannis, Brook, and Bledsoe. Though Matthews has been taking the toughest wing assignment all year. 6

Should James Harden wear a diaper 2:38 pm Mon Mar 8 EDTRemoved

This isnt it. 0

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 53-9 blow out the Indiana Pacers 37-25 by the score of 119-100Post Game Thread9:26 pm Wed Mar 10 EDTRemoved

He and Middleton’s step up are a big reason for the change in this team. Donte just makes special plays every game. And when his offense is clicking he becomes one of the top players on the floor. 2

ESPN MVP conspiracy12:15 pm Fri Mar 12 EDTRemoved

I wouldnt call it a conspiracy. Conspiracies are secretive. ESPN is not hiding it. Also, they are doing it for ratings. If Giannis takes care of his business at this point, he will be MVP no matter what happens. 2

Who should hire Kenny Atkinson 9:33 am Sat Mar 13 EDTRemoved

The Bucks should immediately hiire him as a special advisor and then every team who needs a head coach should try and hire him. 1

Who should hire Kenny Atkinson 9:33 am Sat Mar 13 EDTRemoved

He might be willing to be a special advisor for the rest of the year, but I’d hope he’d come to the Bucks based on his relationship with Bud. 0

In my opinion the season will resume in June-July and the finals will be in August While the next season starts in December similar to the 2011-2012 season9:56 am Thu Mar 18 EDTRemoved

In my opinion we have no idea what they are going to do since we dont know what the long-term effects from the virus are going to be. 3

Lets not forget Michael Jordan played and won an NBA finals game while battling the flu10:24 am Thu Mar 18 EDTRemoved

You are an idiot. 4

This situation is oddly similar to the Plot of Space Jam 4:54 pm Thu Mar 18 EDTRemoved

Ah yes, noted All-Star Shawn Bradley... 5

The NBA suspension of its season set off a major chain reaction causing the stock market to crater and countless other cancellations suspensions11:45 am Fri Mar 19 EDTRemoved

Yeah, the NBA was a component, but much of this is related to large scale closures of many businesses. NBA is just a small piece of the pie. 3

Serious Why are current NBA players not getting a fine for supporting anti Semitic statements 7:38 pm Fri Jul 16 EDTRemoved

He wouldn’t be banned from the league because the NBPA wouldn’t like the precedent, but he would become toxic to every team in the league. No player is good enough to be openly racist to black people. 0

Serious Why are current NBA players not getting a fine for supporting anti Semitic statements 7:38 pm Fri Jul 16 EDTRemoved

He has a contract. Unless it or the NBA rules has a specific clause that allows permanent banning for an offensive statement, they can’t do that. And it doesn’t. 0

Dwayne Wade supports racist and anti-semite Nick Cannon3:39 pm Wed Jul 21 EDTRemoved

Cannons view is also sort of insane view since he was married to Mariah Carey (who Mother was of Irish descent) and had kids with her. 4

First player to win MVP and 6MOTY 2:45 pm Thu Jul 29 EDTRemoved

Any guy who can get MVP doesnt care about 6MOTY, so they wouldnt do this. -1

Family Emergencies11:05 am Fri Jul 30 EDTRemoved

5 out 300 during a pandemic? Doesnt seem crazy to me. Especially when family emergencies are thing people usually dont share unless they are serious. I think my in-laws have had a combined 5 ER trips in the last 18 months. Things just happen. 1

In Canada and the USA it is considered workplace discrimination to not hire someone based on age Is the NBA exempt from these laws 3:29 pm Wed Aug 4 EDTRemoved

Yeah, there are exemptions for a number of careers. ​ EDIT: Found the US Code **§ 1252.201 Exceptions to the rules against** [**age**](https://www.law.cornell.edu/definitions/index.php?width=840&height=800&iframe=true&def_id=aa 5

In Canada and the USA it is considered workplace discrimination to not hire someone based on age Is the NBA exempt from these laws 3:29 pm Wed Aug 4 EDTRemoved

I think it does, and historically the US Government (and I would assume Canada too) have given leagues more discretion that other fields in these situations. 2

Is Marcus Smart a small Rodman 3:32 pm Wed Aug 4 EDTRemoved

No, hes an exact size Marcus Smart. 1

Any player with an MVP or an FMVP should be guaranteed a spot in the HOF5:58 pm Wed Aug 4 EDTRemoved

Iggy will likely get in, even if it takes time. Rose won’t most likely, but he the exception to the rule with injury. Find it hard to be upset by that. 2

Best and Worst Fanbase in the League 11:21 am Fri Aug 6 EDTRemoved

Hard to argue with either of those choices. 3

Best and Worst Fanbase in the League 11:21 am Fri Aug 6 EDTRemoved

In general I think online Bucks fans are a little rabid but we also remember the Suicide Bus days so were always too afraid to go too far with our boasts. Im probably one of the worst Bucks fans. I really like Grizzlies fans. They seem chill yet die-ha 1

Jayson Tatum stats tonight in a close loss to the Bucks 32 minutes 2-17 from the field -13 plus minus9:39 pm Fri Aug 6 EDTRemoved

So we all know Giannis had 8 fouls, but how did Smart only get called for 1? 1

Jayson Tatum stats tonight in a close loss to the Bucks 32 minutes 2-17 from the field -13 plus minus9:39 pm Fri Aug 6 EDTRemoved

They didn’t call a foul initially. You can’t add a foul if nothing was initially called. It should have been a foul, but the only reason it was even reviewed was Thies selling it. It wasnt any worse than a normal no-call. 2

Jayson Tatum stats tonight in a close loss to the Bucks 32 minutes 2-17 from the field -13 plus minus9:39 pm Fri Aug 6 EDTRemoved

As I said, it was a foul. Maybe they should change the review rules. I’m not defending the call, just explaining it. 1

Who was the last white guy who was the face of the NBA 10:57 pm Fri Aug 6 EDTRemoved

The face of the NBA has been three people for the last 25 years: MJ, Kobe, and LeBron. Bird might have an argument, but Magic was just as much then too. Probably the last real time that was the case was someone like Pistol Pete. 0

Who was the last white guy who was the face of the NBA 10:57 pm Fri Aug 6 EDTRemoved

They were stars but never the face of the NBA. Face of the NBA is the person everyone knows, even non-NBA fans. 1

Why is a drive off of the three point line called a travel so often 4:03 pm Sat Aug 7 EDTRemoved

Players are more likely to travel trying to do the fake than in other situations. 2

Calling out u Hotzspot for welching on a flair bet 4:43 pm Sat Aug 7 EDTRemoved

Really not the place. Fight it out in the DMs. 1

Joel Embiid finished a game high 21 in the loss vs the Indiana Pacers Al Horford finished -26 game low A 47 on-off swing 9:42 pm Sat Aug 7 EDTRemoved

How many more years on that Horford contract? 4

Joel Embiid finished a game high 21 in the loss vs the Indiana Pacers Al Horford finished -26 game low A 47 on-off swing 9:42 pm Sat Aug 7 EDTRemoved

Since the game was only on league pass, i have a feeling the story will keep getting more and more embellished. TJ leaping over Embiid and doing a windmill. 1

Same problems for Sixers even after rotation changes and a new point guard Why do people think they can just magically flip a switch still 9:51 pm Sat Aug 7 EDTRemoved

Because they have all the talent in the world, and you can see it. But they lack solid roster construction and lack a coach who can make the mismatched pieces work. 3

The Milwaukee Bucks have clinched the first seed of the Eastern Conference6:49 pm Thu Aug 12 EDTRemoved

Bucks finally played like they actually cared. They’ve been too much on autopilot but the first half got a punch in the mouth. Think it fired them up. 1

Do you think ratings have declined further among the older white American demographic due to the social justice BLM movement 8:53 pm Fri Aug 13 EDTRemoved

The Venn diagram of people who watch NBA basketball and don’t support BLM is so small as to be inconsequential. 6

Do you think ratings have declined further among the older white American demographic due to the social justice BLM movement 8:53 pm Fri Aug 13 EDTRemoved

I’m sure there a number of morons like that: we all see him on here. But they are a vocal minority rather than a large percentage of the viewers. 2

Celtics Vs 76ers11:16 pm Fri Aug 13 EDTRemoved

I think 6 seems reasonable but I could see Embiid dominating some games and making it 7. 0

MVP 19 20 SZN1:16 pm Sat Aug 14 EDTRemoved

Based on the votes people made public, it’s basically impossible for Giannis to lose at this point. 3

Pelicans need to trade Jrue Holliday4:37 pm Sat Aug 14 EDTRemoved

What team is going to give up serious assets for Jrue? 1

The Bucks are not the best defense in the league break down inside 5:29 pm Sat Aug 14 EDTRemoved

Don’t use points per game, use points per 100, where they have been leaps and bound better than everyone else. 24

The Bucks are not the best defense in the league break down inside 5:29 pm Sat Aug 14 EDTRemoved

But the whole reason the Bucks give up so many points per game is their own high pace. That’s basically punishing them for maximizing their own number of possessions on offense. 14

The Bucks are not the best defense in the league break down inside 5:29 pm Sat Aug 14 EDTRemoved

The difference between the toughest and easiest schedule is actually pretty minimal at the end of a regular season. ESPN has Milwaukee with the 8th easiest schedule (not 4th) at .496. Which means the average record of a team they’ve faced this season 2

The Sixers will play the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs 6:35 pm Wed Aug 18 EDTRemoved

Man, going out would be brutal for the Sixers. Celtics would not be awesome but much easier to handle with the age and injury history of their stars. 1

East matchups have been set6:35 pm Wed Aug 18 EDTRemoved

People are way overestimating the bubble records I think. 1

Monetary wise how are Duncan Robinson s future pockets looking like 8:48 pm Wed Aug 18 EDTRemoved

He’s probably going to get an eye-popping contract. His skill set is insanely valuable to contenders. 1

There has to be a reason PG continues to suck in the playoffs6:00 pm Sun Aug 29 EDTRemoved

Doc’s daughter put a curse on him. 3

Will Luka be the best of all time 6:36 pm Sun Aug 29 EDTRemoved

No 4

Paul Playoff P George tonight 9 points on 3-14 FG 1-7 3PT 9 rebounds 3 assists 2 turnovers 1 on the night6:41 pm Sun Aug 29 EDTRemoved

Thunder got the best trade in the history of the league when you factor in the playoffs. 1

If the Clippers lose this series should they fire Doc Rivers 7:30 pm Sun Aug 29 EDTRemoved

Do you think if they lose the series, Rivers finally cusses him out for cheating on his daughter with a stripper? 1

OC James Harden has a True Shooting Percentage of 39 7 when matched up against Luguentz Dort Thats Hardens lowest mark against ANY player that hes been guarded by for at least 75 possessions over the last three seasons9:58 pm Mon Aug 30 EDTRemoved

When irresistible man boobs meet the immovable chunk. 1

Do yall think the season will be cancelled due to the shooting 5:25 pm Tue Aug 31 EDTRemoved

Seven shots in the back is always attempted murder. Thats the issue. Doesnt matter what the person did, doesnt matter if they are good or bad, that behavior is always criminal itself. Police have zero accountability in their use of deadly force. Deadl 2

Luka Don i whines to much 9:41 am Wed Sep 1 EDTRemoved

Every player does this. And they do it because it helps get foul calls. Which helps teams win. 1

Milwaukee Bucks and the Kenosha incident12:37 pm Wed Sep 1 EDTRemoved

The Bucks put out a statement Monday. Bud put out a statement before Mondays game. George Hill spoke at length about the players shouldnt have come to the bubble. The fact it hasnt been talked about is because more high-profile players spoke about it a 2

Kyrie Irving called for the exact same action we re seeing today and a lot of people here clowned him for it 10:16 pm Wed Sep 1 EDTRemoved

That, and the fact he wasn’t joining the bubble either way made it seem like it may not have been acting in good faith. Clearly that was incorrect and he was actually addressing concerns of the players. As a regular Kyrie critic, I and many others wer 1

Boycotts Strikes are normally contingent on demands being met What exactly are the NBA players demanding 9:19 am Thu Sep 2 EDTRemoved

80% of NBA players are black. Many of them have experienced systematic racism at some point in their lives. Sterling Brown on the Bucks was unlawfully detained and assaulted by police 2 years ago. Thabo Sefolosha had his leg broken by police like 6 ye 3

Boycotts Strikes are normally contingent on demands being met What exactly are the NBA players demanding 9:19 am Thu Sep 2 EDTRemoved

I think that was the point of the meeting last night. Its clear though that something has to change. The current situation is untenable. Based on following the Bucks, I think the decision was ultimately made because Hill is one of our team leaders, and 0

Out hero Jacob Blake admitted he had a knife in his possession during the shooting1:39 pm Thu Sep 2 EDTRemoved

Cool. So having a knife means you should be shot 7 times IN THE BACK. Got it, ya dickweed. 1

Molly Beck Breaking Senate Majority Leader SenFitzgerald says the state Senate will convene Monday for the special legislation session called for by GovEvers Governor of Wisconsin 3:26 pm Fri Sep 3 EDTRemoved

Im sure that they are going to try and muck up the bills with some bullshit (based on their track record), but its going to be harder with the public eye on it. 13

Molly Beck Breaking Senate Majority Leader SenFitzgerald says the state Senate will convene Monday for the special legislation session called for by GovEvers Governor of Wisconsin 3:26 pm Fri Sep 3 EDTRemoved

The legislature had told the governor to pound sand before this, so this is actually huge news. 11

Molly Beck Breaking Senate Majority Leader SenFitzgerald says the state Senate will convene Monday for the special legislation session called for by GovEvers Governor of Wisconsin 3:26 pm Fri Sep 3 EDTRemoved

Holy Shit. Im sort of afraid this is some sort of trick/political stunt because Fitzgerald and Vos are the worst, but Im cautiously optimistic that maybe something finally broke through. 10

Trailblazers vs Lakers End of Q19:59 pm Sat Sep 4 EDTRemoved

The ball was on a downward trajectory, so hitting the backboard doesnt matter. 1

Lakers are not winning the title8:28 am Sun Sep 5 EDTRemoved

The Lakers will crush the Rockets on the inside once scheming occurs in the series. Unlike with OKC, they can play with Davis at the 5 and still have effective spacing at let LeBron/AD beat down in the lane. 0

Chris paul to the bucks Does it make sense What will the okc ask for cp3 after this spectacular season from him 6:34 pm Sun Sep 12 EDTRemoved

No, you’d have to trade Middleton or Lopez to make the math work, and then they have other problems. -1

Chris paul to the bucks Does it make sense What will the okc ask for cp3 after this spectacular season from him 6:34 pm Sun Sep 12 EDTRemoved

Rolo is a player option. You could waive Ersan but they’d want more than 1st. 1

Chris paul to the bucks Does it make sense What will the okc ask for cp3 after this spectacular season from him 6:34 pm Sun Sep 12 EDTRemoved

The other team wouldn’t agree to that trade man. Realistically you have to trade one of those 2. 0

If I m Giannis I m trying to go to the Mavs9:53 pm Sun Sep 12 EDTRemoved

If I’m Giannis I’m trying to get the front office to hire an offensive game plan coordinator for Bud. Bud needs someone who will actually create specific game plans for teams and the wall. That’s clearly his biggest Achilles heel. Also, if I were 1

Can someone explain why the Bucks chose Jrue Holiday over CP3 who is better and wouldve cost less 2:36 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

I’ve done the math in the past. It would have taken basically every asset we traded to get our 2 starters for just CP3. 4

Can someone explain why the Bucks chose Jrue Holiday over CP3 who is better and wouldve cost less 2:36 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

CP3 is 5 years older and likely would have also cost us Brook Lopez due to salary matching who is one of the better defensive players in the league right now. It also likely means they could have don’t the sign and trade with Bogi. So this is more Jru 1

Nets should trade for Aaron Gordon2:57 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

He shot nearly as bad as Giannis from 3 last year. 1

Nets should trade for Aaron Gordon2:57 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

My point was OP was saying they needed someone to hit 3s. I was simply commenting he was awful at that. 1

Jrue holliday got traded for 5 first rounders Kawhi Leonard was traded for Demar Derozan and Jakob Poetl Kyrie was traded for IT Jae Crowder and a pick3:43 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

Yeah, the stupidity on this sub gets exposed quite easily. 10

Okay so why is that Starting from 60th pick in the draft post dumb 4:49 pm Tue Nov 23 EDTRemoved

You answered why it’s dumb in you post. Don’t know what else to say. 1

The Celtics made the ECF without Hayward and their two best players are wings Why are they getting clowned for letting Hayward walk 2:59 pm Sat Nov 27 EDTRemoved

Yup. Hayward leaving by itself isn’t the worst, but if they had helped him out they could have gotten some real assets. Instead they get nothing. 27

The Celtics made the ECF without Hayward and their two best players are wings Why are they getting clowned for letting Hayward walk 2:59 pm Sat Nov 27 EDTRemoved

Not necessarily. He’s from Indiana iirc. He may have been willing to play there for a smaller deal. -1

The Celtics made the ECF without Hayward and their two best players are wings Why are they getting clowned for letting Hayward walk 2:59 pm Sat Nov 27 EDTRemoved

I mean we’re getting investigated over a tweet, so I’d say if we take that one seriously we should take this one too. 0

If the Bucks send Pat Wilson and DiVincenzo to the Kings in a sign-and-trade they could pay Bogi about 17 5 million per year which is right around what he s looking for 4:32 pm Sat Nov 27 EDTRemoved

If that’s the plan , that’s great. If not, I still think we’re a better team than last year with what we’ve added. Not sure if it’s enough, but as long as Jrue replaces Bledsoe we’re going to be better. 18

Are we just going to sweep anti-Semitic positions from NBA players under the rug 6:21 pm Sun Nov 28 EDTRemoved

Compared to Deshaun Jackson not much, but mostly because he’s a former player most Americans don’t even know. 0

Rob Pelinka brought a championship to the Lakers in his 3rd year as GM Is he better than Danny Ainge 4:53 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

Pelinka has done way better than expected and is a good GM at this point, but his success is so much tied into LeBron wanting to go to the Lakers and Klutch that he definitely should be graded on a curve. 72

Rob Pelinka brought a championship to the Lakers in his 3rd year as GM Is he better than Danny Ainge 4:53 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

Sure, but Ainge has put together overachieving teams for years and built multiple versions of teams that have contended for ECF and titles. Pelinka has done well with the advantages he has, but he doesnt have the long track record Ainge has. As I said, 8

Rob Pelinka brought a championship to the Lakers in his 3rd year as GM Is he better than Danny Ainge 4:53 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

Listen, when the primary agent in a sports agency is childhood friends with the best player in the league (and travels with that team), its going to help that team. That doesnt invalidate all the work Pelinka did or mean that Klutch screws over its other 18

Rob Pelinka brought a championship to the Lakers in his 3rd year as GM Is he better than Danny Ainge 4:53 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTRemoved

I said hes a good GM. Sorry Im not sucking Pelinkas dick enough for some of you guys. 5

Would you rather have Bam Adebayo on a max deal or DeAndre Jordan on a min 2:54 pm Tue Nov 30 EDTRemoved

Bam on a max and its not even a question. 1

Jackie MacMullan Giannis is expected to sign his supermax contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks8:52 pm Sun Dec 5 EDTRemoved

That was one of those random basketball site stories with no credible insider access. But it plays well to what a lot of people want, so it blew up. 4

Why are people hyping up the Sixers AGAIN for the millionth time even though this same blueprint lost to the Terry Rozier Celtics 5:31 pm Tue Dec 7 EDTRemoved

I mean at least our GM seems to have understood that Giannis and 3 and D guys alone aren’t enough. We’ve switched put a lot of those guys for more offensive versatility. Because in a 7 game series people can gameplan for just those basic philosophie 4

Which fanbase do you guys think is most delusional about their teams success going into the upcoming season 4:09 pm Wed Dec 8 EDTRemoved

Theyll be a playoff team, but I much more expect a 5-6 seed. Some people seem to think 80% Durant is going to be an All-NBA player. Thats not what happens a year after an Achilles injury. 1

Which fanbase do you guys think is most delusional about their teams success going into the upcoming season 4:09 pm Wed Dec 8 EDTRemoved

I think Bucks fans have been pretty cautious in the talk. Weve been burned twice. Excited for Jrue and think well compete, but no one Ive seen says were confirmed for the ECF let alone Finals. 2

Who is the least talented NBA MVP of All Time 1:37 pm Fri Dec 10 EDTRemoved

If Giannis or Shaq are all just size and strength, why is Boban only the MVP in our hearts? And why has AD never won MVP? 1

Who is the least talented NBA MVP of All Time 1:37 pm Fri Dec 10 EDTRemoved

My point is if being big and strong is all it takes to get to MVP level, then a guy like AD with all the strength, size, and skill should have easily done it by now. The fact people say that Giannis has no skill don’t understand how good his footwork i 1

Who is the least talented NBA MVP of All Time 1:37 pm Fri Dec 10 EDTRemoved

As a huge Giannis fan, Shaq had a lot more skill at touch shots and in the post. It’s just those skills are no longer as important in the modern NBA. 2

Serious What is Alex Carusos realistic ceiling 10:59 am Mon Dec 13 EDTRemoved

Yeah, hes already basically utilizing all the talent he has, and hes already 26. Theres not really room for growth. Same for Duncan Robinson. They might have only been in the league for a couple of years, but that doesnt mean they havent been developin 5

Is Trae Young already better than Derrick Rose ever was 1:02 pm Tue Dec 14 EDTRemoved

You have to remember how many 12-year-olds are on here. 6

Could you make two playoff teams East and West from the combined pool of players from the Lakers and the Cavaliers 2:48 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

Definitely. Just put LeBron on the Cavs. Any other person from the Cavs on the Lakers. Boom. Two playoff teams. 6

Could you make two playoff teams East and West from the combined pool of players from the Lakers and the Cavaliers 2:48 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

100%. Not necessarily a good playoff team, but they should get a lower seed. 4

Could you make two playoff teams East and West from the combined pool of players from the Lakers and the Cavaliers 2:48 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

I dont know if AD on the Cavs automatically makes the playoffs. 5

If Giannis leaves due to the Bucks not getting Bogdan Bogdanovi how bad does it look on the Bucks front office 4:51 pm Wed Dec 15 EDTRemoved

If the reporting is true and Bogdan didnt want to come after he heard about the Jrue trade, we would have been much worse with him and no Jrue. 3

The Bucks and Giannis are playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers1:33 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

I doubt they were playing games. Giannis was likely just focusing on camp and trying to get a few last assurances before signing. 1

Now that Giannis resigned1:32 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

I’ve been on here for the last 2 years telling people the signs were clear and they wouldn’t listen. -1

Never forgot Raptors fans thought Giannis was going to Toronto because their GM gave Giannis a passport5:16 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

*He helped him get the passport paperwork pushed through at the behest of the NBA. Any other story you hear about Masai and Giannis family is unsubstantiated reporting that only came from one article in a Toronto paper. 16

Never forgot Raptors fans thought Giannis was going to Toronto because their GM gave Giannis a passport5:16 pm Tue Dec 21 EDTRemoved

You guys should be. The biggest moment any franchise can have. 1

Do you think Milwaukee Bucks will get a superstar as good as Kobe Penny Wade to pair with Giannis 10:09 am Wed Dec 22 EDTRemoved

Yeah. Our biggest issues in the playoffs the last two years are: Lack of coaching adjustments and Bledsoe regressing to a net negative on the court. Jrue as a baseline is a better player than Bledsoe, and he has much less of a chance to regress in the p 2

Rant ESPN can fuck off10:34 am Wed Dec 22 EDTRemoved

For sure, I watched for maybe 30 seconds to it after the Giannis news broke, realized why I never watch anything but the live sports, and turned it off. 2

Rant ESPN can fuck off10:34 am Wed Dec 22 EDTRemoved

I mean he did at least tag it as a rant. 6

Best options for cord-cutters to watch games 4:10 pm Wed Dec 22 EDTRemoved

All I will say is it very much depends on the VPN service. 1

Best options for cord-cutters to watch games 4:10 pm Wed Dec 22 EDTRemoved

Sling works well for me for nationally televised games. Super easy to use, relatively affordable, never had an issue. I have team league pass for the Bucks non-nationally televised games. It averages to like 13 Bucks a month, which is well worth the co 2

Best options for cord-cutters to watch games 4:10 pm Wed Dec 22 EDTRemoved

I like it because I have to check banking information remotely and it protects me, but it all depends on how much of an internet profile you have and what you do. I think I bought 5 years worth for $2 a month. 1

What is the status of LeBrons hair 10:35 am Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

It Gone 5

What is the status of LeBrons hair 10:35 am Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

Its only an obsession because hes desperately been clinging to it for a decade. If he shaved his head literally no one would have cared. 9

Why are fans still going to live NBA games 1:11 pm Thu Dec 23 EDTRemoved

Florida is trying to pretend this isnt an issue, and some people will do dangerous things if you let them. People call Wisconsin the Mississippi of the Midwest but weve been on lockdown with it. Each state will be different with no national leadership. 0

Why dont the Jazz use Gobert more like Giannis 10:23 am Sun Dec 26 EDTRemoved

Because he lacks the skill set to do what Giannis does. Giannis has wing handles which Gobert doesn’t. Giannis has better than average vision (but not PG level). Giannis is much more fluid and flexible, which allows him to pull off his crazy Euro. I 1

Discussion Zach Lowe s NBA preseason rankings for each NBA team9:59 am Mon Dec 27 EDTRemoved

Kemba is the real issue. If he ends up coming back and playing fine with no continued knee issues, they are a real contender. But its likely a chronic issue and Tatum and/or Brown will both have to take another big step otherwise when you lose Hayward a 6

Discussion Zach Lowe s NBA preseason rankings for each NBA team9:59 am Mon Dec 27 EDTRemoved

Yup, I think you got it right. Toronto will still be very good and Id bet them winning a playoff series over losing one. And Brooklyn has so many questions people are completely glossing over. KDs health, will good or bad Kyrie show up, is Nash actuall 3

Discussion Zach Lowe s NBA preseason rankings for each NBA team9:59 am Mon Dec 27 EDTRemoved

Lowe has a hard-on for the Sixers. I think its more an emotional pick than logical. I think theyll be better than last year because the fit is much better, but Seth Curry as a starter is going to be exploited by a lot of opponents. 1

If the Bucks were gonna get fined anyway it should have been for more Are teams really gonna stop tampering over a second round pick 2:34 pm Mon Dec 27 EDTRemoved

1. There was no evidence of anything other than contact with Bogdan. A 2nd round pick is a lot for just contact. 2. The bigger loss was that the league essentially blocked the Bucks from signing him. 3. If the league did more, the Bucks likely protest an 6

If the Bucks were gonna get fined anyway it should have been for more Are teams really gonna stop tampering over a second round pick 2:34 pm Mon Dec 27 EDTRemoved

And I already explained why in that situation itd be overkill. If they found evidence of an actual deal that was reached, they likely would have taken a 1st. But, for example, the Bucks actually needed their 2 second-rounders this year to fill out their 0

James Harden just posted a subtle picture showing him packing bags on Instagram 4:13 pm Mon Dec 27 EDTRemoved

Harden is really being garbage to all the Rockets fans who defended him for years. 14

James Harden just posted a subtle picture showing him packing bags on Instagram 4:13 pm Mon Dec 27 EDTRemoved

As a non-Mavs fan, I literally dont think I could watch that team. I would lose my mind. 2

Why is the media hyping up the Bucks as legit contenders again 4:04 pm Tue Dec 28 EDTRemoved

The current Giannis discussion is all very similar to the LeBron struggles talk that came during his first Clevland stint. Doesnt mean Giannis will evolve his game like LeBron did, but many people were questioning LeBrons ability to win the big one at th 1

Why is the media hyping up the Bucks as legit contenders again 4:04 pm Tue Dec 28 EDTRemoved

Probably because they are likely to have a top seed and have a great player who is still only 26. Giannis still has a lot of time to figure out his faults. And the Bucks were very close to being up 3-0 two years ago against the Raptors: they lost in Dou 1

Steven A Smith appears to be defending Harden on his behavior on Instagram2:12 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

He was getting a fair amount of heat for it, but he was helped by the fact a much less liked QB did something worse at the same time. 4

Steven A Smith appears to be defending Harden on his behavior on Instagram2:12 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

The 3 months to a year is based on what various news articles have said, Im not saying antibodies are the item that gives you immunity. And there are a lot of things that are likely true, but we cant be certain about. Like whether you can spread the vir 1

Steven A Smith appears to be defending Harden on his behavior on Instagram2:12 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

I mean hell literally miss games because of this... and that literally has nothing to do with how inappropriate that behavior is as a member of society, much less how detrimental the behavior is to his team or the league in general. 4

Let s say if LeBron said the complete opposite of his China comments and they lost millions how would the max contracts look 3:16 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

Likely not much. The Chinese government still banned NBA games as a way to punish the league and send a message even with everyone rolling over after Moreys tweet. It was never really about what Morey or James said. It was a show of power by China. 1

James Harden is a person4:52 pm Wed Dec 29 EDTRemoved

Its likely a very serious 12 year old. 3

Serious Why do we have 80 year old commentators 2:46 pm Fri Dec 31 EDTRemoved

He imparts more information that someone like Chris Webber. Prefer him any day of the week. 7

Better redhead NBA player Kevin Huerter or Donte DiVincenzo 5:34 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

Yeah, it’s been two games. But the improvement from year 1 to 2 was very encouraging, and his shooting mechanics are good. He should be able to improve. 1

Better redhead NBA player Kevin Huerter or Donte DiVincenzo 5:34 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

It’s Donte. Not the shooter Huerter is, but better in every other way. 6

Better redhead NBA player Kevin Huerter or Donte DiVincenzo 5:34 pm Sat Jan 1 EDTRemoved

Donte is a great off ball defender, which is what you want next to a guy like Jrue who is lockdown. Donte is tailor-made for the Bucks defensive system. As long as he becomes a league average shooter from 3, he’s a fair amount better. 1

After trailing by 2 points early in the game the Dallas Mavericks went on a 124-71 run to destroy the LA Clippers6:06 pm Sun Jan 2 EDTRemoved

If there’s one thing r/nba is good at, it’s beating a dead horse. 3

Will Bucks protest again Will they have to shut down home games due to protests 5:28 pm Tue Jan 5 EDTRemoved

I mean the main reason they sat out was George Hill decided to, and the rest of the Bucks players sat in solidarity. Hill’s no longer on the team, but I bet there will be some sort of statement regarding it. The owners are relatively liberal and made 3

Free James Harden8:25 am Wed Jan 13 EDTRemoved

Send him to the Knicks. They’d actually be good, and he’d have to play for the cross-town rival of his preferred destination. 0

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis have the same dunk rate10:46 am Wed Jan 13 EDTRemoved

And Giannis is a better playmaker. Both great players. I don’t think this a referendum on AD. More about the reputation of Giannis just being able to drive and dunk which is unfounded. 2

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis have the same dunk rate10:46 am Wed Jan 13 EDTRemoved

I think that’ll be more likely to happen as time goes on. Bledsoe could not lob to save his life, so the main focus was not using Giannis off ball. But the new offense they are running is splitting up ball handling duties between the top 3 guys. Like 1

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis have the same dunk rate10:46 am Wed Jan 13 EDTRemoved

Giannis has great touch at the rim and uses a lot more layups than dunks. This is especially true because he does very little rim-running as he’s a primary ball handler. That’s the biggest difference between Giannis and AD: Giannis is a playmaker a 2

Suggestion on how to prevent stars bailing on teams9:04 pm Thu Jan 14 EDTRemoved

You could always only allow two max contracts on a team. Would really limit a lot of the team up stuff fueling this. But like most things suggested, the NBAPA would never agree to it. 5

Suggestion on how to prevent stars bailing on teams9:04 pm Thu Jan 14 EDTRemoved

Yeah, I figured it be some % or something. Still would never happen. 2

Kawhi to the Lakers 4:48 pm Fri Jan 15 EDTRemoved

These kinds of takes are going to look as bad as the Clippers takes from last year. 1

The Athletic James Harden on his Houston departure I wasnt disrespectful to anyone9:47 am Sat Jan 16 EDTRemoved

He was disrespectful to his new coach and teammates who did nothing wrong. I don’t care if he was disrespectful to Tilman, since Tulane sucks and deserved it, but he was to him too. 1

Are Boston Fans Really Racist 1:49 pm Sat Jan 16 EDTRemoved

Yes, but a lot of northern cities are actually especially segregated because of redlining during the middle of the 20th century, when many Black Southerners migrated North. Prime example is Milwaukee. We don’t have a ton of blatant racism, but there 4

Point Harden could win the nets a championship7:04 pm Sat Jan 16 EDTRemoved

I mean maybe but it does seem an overreaction when they are beating the Magic by 2 at halftime. 31

Point Harden could win the nets a championship7:04 pm Sat Jan 16 EDTRemoved

He asked for a trade because he got sick of being, in his mind, underutilized. 5

Doris Burke as an analyst8:12 am Thu Jan 28 EDTRemoved

She’s actually one of the best color people in the league. Her discussions of players focuses much more on their attributes and gameplan than people like Chris Webber who gives platitudes about “dominance” on basically every take. Van Gundy is abs 4

Doris Burke as an analyst8:12 am Thu Jan 28 EDTRemoved

Uh, have you ever heard Webber or Reggie, or literally every other NBA analyst? 1

Doris Burke as an analyst8:12 am Thu Jan 28 EDTRemoved

I think that’s more a NBA/ESPN/TNT directive than any particular commentator. 0

Why do the Bulls suck 1:58 pm Fri Jan 29 EDTRemoved

Because that starting roster is a bunch of 3-6 best players on a contender. i.e. not actually that good, just not a tanking team. 0

NBA coaches who never played basketball are there any 10:21 am Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

I mean usually if someone loves basketball they played it at some level. I mean Spo from what I can tell never played college ball but he played in high school. 1

NBA coaches who never played basketball are there any 10:21 am Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

There ya go. There’s enough college basketball school that if guys love basketball they likely can play somewhere. 1

Is Tyler Herro overrated 11:00 am Tue Feb 2 EDTRemoved

He was overrated after last year, but he’s still a very good player. People were just acting like he was a sure fire star which he is not. 0

Since the Harden trade the Nets are 6-1 when shooting over 50 FG and 1-5 otherwise9:42 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTRemoved

They aren’t going to be a top team unless they get a couple more defensive pieces. 2

OC The peculiar case of Giannis s 2nd half scoring8:55 am Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

Giannis is a like a big running back in the NFL. He wears defenders down over the course of a game. You don’t want to continuously take contact from him driving in the paint. That’s why the teams that stopped him in the playoffs all had multiple gu 1

OC The peculiar case of Giannis s 2nd half scoring8:55 am Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

Yeah, the Bucks failure in the playoffs was partly Giannis’ fault, but most of it falls on other players not hitting their looks when they got them. If 3 people are guarding 1 guy, another guy on the team needs to score. 3

Former Cleveland Cavalier Lebron James is on pace to finish outside of the top 10 in PER for the first time since his rookie season 1:53 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

But hes #2 on the Kia MVP Ladder! 5

Multiple Sources The Raptors announce that 6 members of the coaching staff including Nick Nurse will not be on the bench beginning with tonights game vs Houston due to the health and safety protocols All of them will continue to work remotely No w2:01 pm Fri Feb 26 EDTRemoved

Do they even have an available coach considering they lost one of their guys to the Wolves? 5

Heat Nation Report Jimmy Butler was chosen to be All-Star but he refused to attend game without Bam Adebayo7:24 pm Sat Feb 27 EDTRemoved

It’s not true. Heat fans on here said the reporter is not trustworthy and a guy that used to beat up his own father. 8

Player A or B- which is the HOF player 9:03 am Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

I mean this guessing game isn’t fun if the better stats are the HOF guy. And obviously if I’m a Bucks fan I’m more likely to post Bucks stuff. Edit: and the HOF guy did also play for the Bucks. 0

Player A or B- which is the HOF player 9:03 am Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

I’m sure that’s certainly the point of some people, but mine is more about how interesting the comparison is. I was a Bucks fan during both eras and I never would have guessed the stats were even close. Allen was a Superstar. Khris is a not at al 1

Player A or B- which is the HOF player 9:03 am Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

Both are their age 29 season. 0

Player A or B- which is the HOF player 9:03 am Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

The point of the player A or B posts is to strip out context. Obviously one of them is better because of his accomplishments. More just a mental exercise about numbers versus context. 1

Player A or B- which is the HOF player 9:03 am Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

Never said he should. 0

Giannis tonight 36 points 14 rebounds 5 assists 4 blocks 1 steal5:55 pm Sun Feb 28 EDTRemoved

Maybe he should be in the MVP conversation... 0

Giannis Antetokounmpo is 1 assist shy of being top 20 in all 5 major categories for the second time in NBA History the first being 2017 Giannis Antetokounmpo12:01 pm Sun Mar 7 EDTRemoved

Middleton’s playmaking is has gotten a lot better this year. Especially with his love to Giannis. 1

The Bucks just won 109-105 while only scoring 31 in the first half9:53 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

Some of that was progression to the mean. Some of it may have been getting settled after losing some teammates right before the game. Some was probably luck. 1

Giannis tonight 32 14 5 on 15 22 shooting and the win against the 76ers9:51 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

That game means nothing when it comes to the playoffs. Wish Embiid a speedy recovery! 3

Giannis locked up by Ben Simmons Antetokounmpo tonight 32 points 15 rebounds 5 assists9:51 pm Wed Mar 17 EDTRemoved

The game was just crazy 2

Should the league do more to punish players who injure other players 7:34 pm Sat Mar 20 EDTRemoved

This is ridiculous. Hill did nothing that doesn’t happen in games every night. Just an unlucky situation. 8

Today is a very very sad day for me8:45 pm Sat Mar 20 EDTRemoved

12 year olds man 16

Today is a very very sad day for me8:45 pm Sat Mar 20 EDTRemoved

I think most people think that it’s overblown and a little odd hero worship, but it’s certainly low on the list of bad things. But as a person who has struggled with my own mental health issues in the past, I would suggest working on ways to not tie 1

Today is a very very sad day for me8:45 pm Sat Mar 20 EDTRemoved

I can understand, he’s one of the GOATs. But he’ll be Ok. This is a life or career threatening injury. He’ll get the best treatment in the world. Try not to let it overwhelm you. 2

Do y all think Kyrie Irving is a Top 10 PG of all time 5:55 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTRemoved

Nope. Westbrook accomplished more as a #1 than Kyrie ever did. 12

Do y all think Kyrie Irving is a Top 10 PG of all time 5:55 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTRemoved

Magic/Oscar Robertson/John Stockton/Isiah Thomas (the first one)/Iverson/Lenny Wilkins/Payton/Kidd/Bob Cousy/Jerry West/Steve Nash/James Harden Like I didn’t even have to think that hard. I’m sure there were a few I forgot. Kyrie is so overrated by -1

Here is why I think the Milwaukee Bucks are different this year and a legit threat to win it all10:20 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTRemoved

I’m bullish on our chances this year but posting this is karma suicide. -1

Two DJs equal a PJ10:57 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTRemoved

You know there’s places where you can pay for all the high quality Ds and Ps you want. 2

Two DJs equal a PJ10:57 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTRemoved

Two Ds turn into a P. Take that however you will. 3

Boston are a terrible team this year and honestly as a lifelong Celtics fan Brad Stevens is making me sick 11:06 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTRemoved

If we lose this year and the Celtics fired Stevens, we’d hire him literally within the hour. 8

Boston are a terrible team this year and honestly as a lifelong Celtics fan Brad Stevens is making me sick 11:06 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTRemoved

Yeah, much of their issue seems to be bad roster construction as much of anything else. 4

Boston are a terrible team this year and honestly as a lifelong Celtics fan Brad Stevens is making me sick 11:06 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTRemoved

What year has Stevens had a championship-quality roster? He’s a guy who has regularly overachieved with his teams. The fact he can’t has more to do with having a broken rotation. 2

Which teams were the biggest losers and winners of this deadline 4:17 pm Thu Mar 25 EDTRemoved

In general, I dont think any move today greatly changed the power balance in the East, the winners were the Sixers, Nets, and Bucks. 1

Is Miami the big winner today They got Oladipo for nothing and are getting Aldridge4:18 pm Thu Mar 25 EDTRemoved

People are trying to convince themselves hes still All-Star caliber since he got traded. happens all the time. 11

Is Miami the big winner today They got Oladipo for nothing and are getting Aldridge4:18 pm Thu Mar 25 EDTRemoved

I mean they didnt pay anything so they did well, but Oliadipo hasnt been an impact player for years. You have to hope he takes a big jump in the new environment, but I dont really expect that to happen. 3

With the Aldridge signing the Nets should be nicknamed the snake pit5:53 pm Sat Mar 27 EDTRemoved

That’s the thing. Aldridge changes nothing about whether they win or not. He doesn’t upgrade anything about this team except depth. 15

Is there a reason why the refs hate Jokic 3:54 pm Mon Apr 5 EDTRemoved

Thats true with most big guys. Giannis gets a ton of FTs but he takes more contact than any player in the league. Embiid is the only big man who seems to get a great whistle, and hes also kind of notorious for his flopping. 2

EMBIID is not the MVP4:32 pm Sat Apr 24 EDTRemoved

Dude was clearly hurt, he’s not ducking anyone. But availability is part of the MVP discussion. It’s why Jokic should win. 0

Bucks vs Nets we have seen 3 games this year thoughts 10:13 pm Tue May 4 EDTRemoved

Jrue. They question is can they limit the Nets Big 3 enough, not if they can stop them. 2

Bucks vs Nets we have seen 3 games this year thoughts 10:13 pm Tue May 4 EDTRemoved

Probably Donte. Which could be problematic at times, but I think the Bucks will be rolling out the carpet for him into the lane in the playoffs. I think the gameplan has to be to try and entice Kyrie into tough paint shots against Brook or Giannis. 1

Bucks vs Nets we have seen 3 games this year thoughts 10:13 pm Tue May 4 EDTRemoved

Lopez is a huge defensive asset whenever a true Center is on the court. Locks down the paint. And we have Tucker for the times Lopez can’t be out there. 0

Bucks vs Nets we have seen 3 games this year thoughts 10:13 pm Tue May 4 EDTRemoved

Bucks are great enough on both sides of the ball to compete with the Nets even though they have better offensive talent. I wouldn’t bet my own money on the Bucks, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they won the series. They have the ability, just need g 6

Post Game Thread The Milwaukee Bucks 41-24 defeat the Brooklyn Nets 43-23 124 - 118 as Giannis puts up 36 4 12 and Kyrie ends with 38 5 310:22 pm Tue May 4 EDTRemoved

Harden will make them better, but their team is still elite offensively without him. Harden will improve team scoring, but probably not by as much as you would think. Every shot he’d take takes one out of the hands of other players, including Durant a 8

Anthony Davis Ask-Me-Anything was a disgrace and he should be ashamed 10:49 pm Tue May 4 EDTRemoved

Dude is the store brand cornflakes of the NBA. Why is anyone shocked his AMA that was a contractual obligation for a chip company was boring? Also I know this a parody. 1

Jokic or Joel or Steph for mvp2:49 pm Fri May 21 EDTRemoved

Jokic and any other vote is honestly insane to me at this point. 3

Post Request The Heat commit yet another dirty play on Giannis and Giannis calmly walks away and shows off the soccer skills9:58 pm Mon May 24 EDTRemoved

Technically that’s the right call. But Portis did exactly what he should for Giannis. 14

Is it realistic to try to get into the NBA as a 5 7 14 year old7:34 pm Tue May 25 EDTRemoved

I mean you should never plan on the NBA as a career unless you’re already talked about on the AAU circuit. And even then there’s no guarantees. Totally keep playing basketball, but think about what you’d love to do if basketball doesn’t work out 5

The Bucks are doomed in a series against the Nets unless they radically change their strategy for defending three pointers they were the 2nd worst team in the NBA at defending 3 pointers this year only behind the Timberwolves 10:18 pm Tue May 25 EDTRemoved

I mean the Bucks have literally been switching like 4x more this year than last year and traded for PJ Tucker because they knew they can’t always play drop like the last couple years. 22

The Bucks are doomed in a series against the Nets unless they radically change their strategy for defending three pointers they were the 2nd worst team in the NBA at defending 3 pointers this year only behind the Timberwolves 10:18 pm Tue May 25 EDTRemoved

I mean statistically they have like a 6.5% chance of winning the series based on past teams who went 0-2. Since it happened to us in 2019 I’m still on guard, but it’s a very uphill battle for them. 4

Are Boston fans downplaying the racism going on in their city fans by saying it happens everywhere 4:26 pm Thu May 27 EDTRemoved

There’s definitely more of a track record of run-ins with fans making racist comments in places like Boston and Utah than other places in the league. There’s also reasons for that. Does that mean it can’t happen in say, Milwaukee? Of course not. 1

Are Boston fans downplaying the racism going on in their city fans by saying it happens everywhere 4:26 pm Thu May 27 EDTRemoved

They are. Doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen other places. Also doesn’t mean that Boston is normal. It has a track record of racist fan incidents for a reason. 8

Are Boston fans downplaying the racism going on in their city fans by saying it happens everywhere 4:26 pm Thu May 27 EDTRemoved

These arguments are never against a whole fan base, rather that subsets of the fan base feel entitled to act in inappropriate ways. 0

Are Boston fans downplaying the racism going on in their city fans by saying it happens everywhere 4:26 pm Thu May 27 EDTRemoved

Except incidents in Boston seem to happen with way more frequency compared to every city except Salt Lake City. 3

Are Boston fans downplaying the racism going on in their city fans by saying it happens everywhere 4:26 pm Thu May 27 EDTRemoved

We’re talking specifically about in-arena incidents, not general racism. Lots of moving goalposts here. 2

Are Boston fans downplaying the racism going on in their city fans by saying it happens everywhere 4:26 pm Thu May 27 EDTRemoved

No one said that. Also doesn’t matter in this discussion. 1

Prediction Bucks will beat the Nets11:43 am Fri May 28 EDTRemoved

I think we actually match up as well as anyone and can make things difficult for the Nets. But I’m sure as shit not going to predict the series win. I want to be able to enjoy playing the role of the underdog. 2

Jimmy Butler in the Bucks Heat series 58 points Brynn Forbes in the series 60 points4:31 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

It’s shit talk, but maybe we should do this with all stars and not condemn players for bad playoff series? 11

Jimmy Butler in the Bucks Heat series 58 points Brynn Forbes in the series 60 points4:31 pm Sat May 29 EDTRemoved

Also I deserve an L for spelling Bryn’s name wrong. 1

highlight request KD stops a 4 on 1 fast break8:35 pm Sun May 30 EDTRemoved

That was more Celtics player stops 4 on 1 break. 4

Ranking the first round series by toxicity10:16 pm Sun May 30 EDTRemoved

A year of pettiness pent up. Locked on Heat got it the worst I think. 2

Ranking the first round series by toxicity10:16 pm Sun May 30 EDTRemoved

I mean Dragic was trying to injure Middleton throughout our series and Bucks fans were brutal to Miami fans. I’d say Bucks/Heat are a little low. 0

AD s groin injury doesn t make sense11:59 am Mon May 31 EDTRemoved

Non-contact injuries are super common when dealing with strains. 2

Heat are officially the team that got swept this post-season9:59 pm Mon May 31 EDTRemoved

Love to see it. 28

Heat are officially the team that got swept this post-season9:59 pm Mon May 31 EDTRemoved

“stupidly locked in” 2

Jay Williams says Portland are failing dame 3:10 pm Wed Jun 2 EDTRemoved

I mean the way the NBA is structured, they kind of had to pay CJ the max. 5

Jay Williams says Portland are failing dame 3:10 pm Wed Jun 2 EDTRemoved

But not right now. The whole point of this discussion is they are wasting Dames prime. Planning for 2-3 years down the road doesnt help even if he pans out to be better than CJ. 3

Does a Ben Simmons for Kemba and Smart make sense for both teams 3:51 pm Wed Jun 2 EDTRemoved

So Im assuming the Sixers believe knee injuries are the secret key to an NBA title? 1

Stephen A right about Black coaches needing more opportunities but uses the wrong examples5:26 pm Wed Jun 2 EDTRemoved

I think you are correct. And as much as Taylor Jenkins has done well in Memphis, I have no idea why he got a head coaching gig over Darvin Ham, the more senior coach on Buds bench that players rave about. Thats a good example of the issue with race in N -1

Sixers vs Bucks5:06 pm Wed Jun 2 EDTRemoved

Bucks in 6. FMD. 6

Heading into next season the Clippers will basically be paying Pat Bev Luke Kennard amp Serge Ibaka 35M annually yet none of them saw the floor in game 5 4:55 pm Thu Jun 3 EDTRemoved

The Kennard signing is still the thing that confuses me the most. It felt like they were betting against themselves the entire time. 5

Where does Solomon Hill rank in the dirtiest players in the league 3:44 pm Fri Jun 4 EDTRemoved

This sub is so fucking stupid sometimes. 9

Vardon Durant s personal bodyguard who is on the Nets payroll charged the court to break them up and shoved Tucker 12:26 pm Fri Jun 11 EDTRemoved

Just think what the comments would be on here if Tuckers bodyguard shoved KD. People would be losing their shit. 8

Vardon Durant s personal bodyguard who is on the Nets payroll charged the court to break them up and shoved Tucker 12:26 pm Fri Jun 11 EDTRemoved

Like, that should be a situation where he is suspended without pay. Completely unacceptable. Wouldnt even be a good look if hes a coach, but team personnel are not supposed to go on the court at all. 5

I cant believe anyone would unironically give out something called the Social Justice Champion award1:59 pm Fri Jun 11 EDTRemoved

I understand this may sound lame to a 12-year-old, but social justice (i.e. helping others who lack the ability to help themselves) is pretty fucking cool. 10

James Harden just posted this on his Instagram3:22 pm Fri Jun 11 EDTRemoved

Thats ridiculous. He wouldnt give up a nights worth of money for the strip club to go on a date with anyone. 5

KDs personal bodyguard ran on court and shoved a player during an altercation The league needs to put their foot down 3:21 pm Fri Jun 11 EDTRemoved

The issue is hes not in a role where he should ever be on the court. Hes got as much reason to be on the basketball court as the ticket takers, especially in an opposing teams arena. 0

KDs personal bodyguard ran on court and shoved a player during an altercation The league needs to put their foot down 3:21 pm Fri Jun 11 EDTRemoved

Thats not true. Players and coaches can all get suspended for leaving the bench to get involved in a fight. No one is asking for criminal charges or anything crazy. Just normal punishment for a frankly crazy circumstance. 2

KDs personal bodyguard ran on court and shoved a player during an altercation The league needs to put their foot down 3:21 pm Fri Jun 11 EDTRemoved

He didnt get in-between them. He literally came in and just shoved PJ from behind. Youre totally rewriting history there. Frankly, if anything he started the fight. KD and PJ were just shit talking. 1

KDs personal bodyguard ran on court and shoved a player during an altercation The league needs to put their foot down 3:21 pm Fri Jun 11 EDTRemoved

The issue there is its the Bucks arena, and he assaulted a Bucks player. Nets should at minimum suspend the guy. 2

Kevin Durant in the 4th quarter 0 points 0-4 shooting 0 assists 2 rebounds 2 turnovers5:53 pm Sun Jun 13 EDTRemoved

He’s always wanted to prove he’s the best. He going to have to be now. 11

Do you think Blake Griffin regrets signing with the Brooklyn Nets 6:17 pm Sun Jun 13 EDTRemoved

I think the aura of the team is perfect for him. 1

Golliver Nets Coach Steve Nash on PJ Tuckers defense on Kevin Durant I thought it was borderline non-basketball physical at times 6:16 pm Sun Jun 13 EDTRemoved

Lol. There were a number of phantom calls out there. It was physical but it was playoff physical. -1

Who has a better chance of coming back and winning their series after being down 0-2 Clippers or Bucks 6:10 pm Sun Jun 13 EDTRemoved

Plus there aren’t quite as many health concerns for the Jazz even with Conley. 2

Why is there no slander on Giannis running under Irving but tons on PG bumping into Don 8:07 pm Sun Jun 13 EDTRemoved

Because it was in the paint, and Giannis was clearly going for the rebound. That’s positioning. 11

Why is there no slander on Giannis running under Irving but tons on PG bumping into Don 8:07 pm Sun Jun 13 EDTRemoved

Yes, players shouldn’t try to go for the rebound in the paint because opposing players never come in if you don’t box out. You’re embarrassing yourself. 2

If James Harden comes back this series do you think the nets are just rotating their stars so they always have 2 on the court and one resting 9:12 am Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

Older players start getting injured more than in the past. Thats the history of sports. 0

If James Harden comes back this series do you think the nets are just rotating their stars so they always have 2 on the court and one resting 9:12 am Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

This is someone going through the bargaining stage of grief. 1

If James Harden comes back this series do you think the nets are just rotating their stars so they always have 2 on the court and one resting 9:12 am Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

Yup, and weve seen LeBron have 2 significant injuries his last 3 years. Father time stops for no man. 2

well fellow nets fans our season is over10:54 am Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

It belongs on the Nets sub, but I doubt this guy is a Nets fan. 2

The difference between someone who plays basketball the right way Kyrie and a dirty skill-less goon Giannis 11:05 am Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

Giannis has had two dirty plays in his entire career, and both were like classicly dirty: - He straight up tackled Dunleavy for punching MCW in the throat multiple times. - He headbutted Moe Wagner Otherwise, Giannis plays physical as hell, but he does 1

The difference between someone who plays basketball the right way Kyrie and a dirty skill-less goon Giannis 11:05 am Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

Everyone who has posted one of these has said "I played college ball" and Im pretty sure they mean rec league. 2

The difference between someone who plays basketball the right way Kyrie and a dirty skill-less goon Giannis 11:05 am Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

This is just getting sad... 1

Quinn Former Celtic Glen Big Baby Davis tweets then deletes apparent joy at Kyrie Irving injury That s the same ankle Irving stomp on Lucky with Lucky got his get back 12:36 pm Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

Lucky & friends vs. Kyrie may be one of the dumbest feuds ever. 15

What were Some of the Dumbest Stuff A NBA or Basketball Fan has said 1:26 pm Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

I mean it might be the "Giannis should have been ejected for intentionally injuring Kyrie" which has gotten a surprising number of posts on here removed. 1

Mark Cubans response to The Athletic article about the shadow GM Bob Voulgaris Thats bullshit 1:26 pm Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

If theres Mark Cuban has a good history of its making sure there are no issues in the Mavericks front office... -1

Could this player make it in the NBA 2:59 pm Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

I think the better questioning is why dont most r/nba threads turn into Jason Kidd roasts? 7

Can we please talk about how Giannis completely clamped Durant after Durant and Harden talked down about him not knowing how to play and all of that 3:11 pm Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

Giannis outplayed him in 3 of the 4 games, both overall and in the counting stats. EDIT: Fun fact is they have the exact same PPG through the first 4 games, and Giannis TS% is only .5% less despite his awful FT%. 1

Can we please talk about how Giannis completely clamped Durant after Durant and Harden talked down about him not knowing how to play and all of that 3:11 pm Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

Game 2 was the 1 game out of the 4 where Giannis played worse. Game 1 he scored more points (34 vs 29), had a higher 2P% (66% vs 48%), had a higher 3P% (40% vs 25%). The Bucks just were awful around him and the Nets as a team were much better. Narrativ 4

Can we please talk about how Giannis completely clamped Durant after Durant and Harden talked down about him not knowing how to play and all of that 3:11 pm Mon Jun 14 EDTRemoved

When Giannis looks bad, he looks really bad. And those plays stick in peoples minds. But hes been better in this series than in the Heat series the Bucks swept. He just had to do a lot more of the work himself so he looks worse when it goes wrong. Thi 3

Yesterday Coach Bud was asked how theyre going to prepare knowing Harden and Kyrie were out He said Theres certain things teams do defensively regardless of the other teams personnel and thats why the Bucks need to move on from him 1:52 pm Tue Jun 15 EDTRemoved

I think what hes saying is they arent going to remake their whole offense overnight. And if you play too much to the opponent, you will lose what has been working. Also, since Harden is apparently playing, probably good he didnt try to fundamentally cha 2

Shoutout to Kevin Durant for not flopping despite facing very physical defense2:17 pm Tue Jun 15 EDTRemoved

And the crazy part about it was that he was definitely flopping game 4. 4

Shoutout to Kevin Durant for not flopping despite facing very physical defense2:17 pm Tue Jun 15 EDTRemoved

Did you miss all the flopping in the 2nd half of game 4? 3

Shoutout to Kevin Durant for not flopping despite facing very physical defense2:17 pm Tue Jun 15 EDTRemoved

I heard he was whispering "Lana Rhodes" into his ear the entire time. 1

Kevin Durant says Joe Harris is right up there with Stephen Curry Klay Thompson as a shooter11:29 pm Thu Jun 17 EDTRemoved

Joe Harris is doing a good impression of Buck’s playoff shooters not named Middleton over the last 3 years. 3

What did you think of todays match 11:52 pm Thu Jun 17 EDTRemoved

I do not know how every year our bench can turn to garbage. I pray for a Forbes game where he hits 4 3s. 3

What did you think of todays match 11:52 pm Thu Jun 17 EDTRemoved

Who do you play other than Joe Harris? Tyler Johnson? There’s not really anyone worth playing. 2

Serious Should Bucks fire coach Bud even if they win it all 12:34 am Fri Jun 18 EDTRemoved

It would be our first title in over 50 years. You sign Bud to an extension if it happens. This is a stupid question. 7

Serious Should Bucks fire coach Bud even if they win it all 12:34 am Fri Jun 18 EDTRemoved

The issue is the players would almost certainly revolt because they love Bud, and you look like a trash organization to coaches/players if you fire a guy in that situation. You can’t simply factor Xs and Os when someone wins a title. 2

Serious Should Bucks fire coach Bud even if they win it all 12:34 am Fri Jun 18 EDTRemoved

I mean if we a title for the first time in my lifetime, I’m fine rolling the dice again. No reason to assume we’ll find someone who will win a title either in that case. Like this is a fun thought exercise, but Bud will instantly go from maligned to 1

If Giannis hadn t been allowed to shoot any threes this series would the Bucks have wrapped this up in 5 or 6 12:54 pm Fri Jun 18 EDTRemoved

Maybe, but I think he was shooting 3 because he was understanding how to manipulate the defense. I think it took watching the opposing D through the series to figure it out. 2

How are Milwaukee Philly laughing stocks when they about to meet in the ECF 6:44 pm Sat Jun 19 EDTRemoved

Most people did pick the Nets even before Harden to start the season. It’s not like most people thought the Bucks were a juggernaut. 0

How are Milwaukee Philly laughing stocks when they about to meet in the ECF 6:44 pm Sat Jun 19 EDTRemoved

There’s no guarantee for the Bucks. But we’ve underachieved two seasons in a row. Though I would argue based on most people’s expectations this year, we haven’t underachieved. We’re at expectations, have a chance of surpassing. 2

Elimination Game Harden Strikes Again11:29 pm Sat Jun 19 EDTRemoved

I mean he was elite at flopping tonight 6

Pj tucker is a free agent at 36 this off season what type of contract does he get 11:30 pm Sat Jun 19 EDTRemoved

He getting a nice contract for us. We have his bird rights, and we’re over the cap. He’s going to get overpaid so we have him. 1

More fans should count up when players are on the free throw line12:14 am Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

He missed his first 4 of 5 when they didn’t count. He was better when they did. 1

In terms of parity where do the Milwaukee Bucks stand 12:39 am Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

Brook was sensational in his paint prescience. You can’t stop every shot, but he didn’t let people get to the rim. 3

If KD was the best player in the world he wouldnt have lost1:06 am Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

He’s the best scorer in the world. Best player is wide open right now. 2

While this win is still fresh in the minds of some of the more reactionary fans can we all agree that giannis is skilled 1:11 am Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

I mean sure. We can all agree on that. But Giannis showed he can bring it as a Superstar when it mattered, which was always the knock against him. 2

How many in NBA history became from a role player to a superstar like Kawhi 1:53 am Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

Giannis was certainly a role player. Weird project guy who started as a SG. 7

Things that fans of every NBA semis team needs to admit to themselves8:25 am Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

Yeah seriously, they were going to lose that series until AD goes down, zero question in my mind. 1

Things that fans of every NBA semis team needs to admit to themselves8:25 am Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

Don’t give a shit! We’re in the ECF! 13

Things that fans of every NBA semis team needs to admit to themselves8:25 am Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

Thanks! 1

There are people out there who simultaneously praise KDs series as a legacy builder due to a depleted team while also counting Lebrons Finals losses 2007 2018 as a blemish on his resume8:54 am Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

Logical inconsistencies are the bread and butter of internet commentary 6

Did PG13 choke again 6:05 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

Not every loss means a guy choked. 2

Is OG Anunoby better than Ben Simmons 5:49 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

Lol -4

Ben Simmons 1st Half Stats 2 points 5 rebounds 8 assists9:08 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

That’s 3x All-Star Ben Simmons 1

What will the Sixers do from here 10:42 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

The issue with trading Ben is you are getting the worst value possible for him right now. 6

Which contract do you prefer Ben simmons or P J Tucker 10:48 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

PJ no doubt in my mind. 2

Ben Simmons finishes the 2021 playoffs going 25 of 72 34 7 on free-throw shots10:46 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

He should ask Giannis for some pointers. 1

End of the Process11:18 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

"Guys in Philly want to talk about the process, Id rather talk about the results." - Bucks Owner Wes Edens 3

The 76ers look ridiculous for not doing the Harden trade now11:25 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTRemoved

Hard to do a trade that is refused 3

why has this sub always been so obsessed with Ben Simmons 3:58 pm Mon Jun 21 EDTRemoved

Also part of a team that the NBA FO and the national media pushes a lot. The more stories about players, the more likely you are to have them show up on the sub. 2

Has a player ever been defended as vigorously as KD was against the Bucks 12:12 pm Tue Jun 22 EDTRemoved

Just since you admit youre newer to basketball, that would have been normal defense like 25 years ago. Also, I would argue Giannis also got similarly tough defense the last 3 seasons, just not specifically 1-on-1 defense like KD got. 1

What team would you like to see get the 1 pick tonight 4:55 pm Tue Jun 22 EDTRemoved

Rockets. I want their fans to have a future Superstar after everything that went down. 13

Do you guys think Carusos obvious drug problem will hurt his opportunities in free agency 11:26 am Wed Jun 23 EDTRemoved

I heard he came down with a case of Reefer Madness. 3

The problem with the league is more the officiating rather than Giannis FTs3:35 pm Fri Jun 25 EDTRemoved

I’m fine with them enforcing the rule as long as they enforce it consistently throughout the season. And if they want to limit his ability to hold off receiving the ball, that’s fine for next season. But people demanding the NBA do that in the ECF is 0

After watching the first half you can see that the hawks rely on trae too much9:49 pm Fri Jun 25 EDTRemoved

I want to see if they can adjust to how the Bucks are playing the pick n roll. If they can’t I don’t know how they are going to generate enough offense to stay with the Bucks in any game. 4

Is Chauncey and Kidd being hired an example of black privilege11:25 am Sat Jun 26 EDTRemoved

You’re so dumb you couldn’t even figure out how to write the joke properly. 1

What could be Seth Currys excuse at family gatherings when he has to explain why he isnt as good as his brother Steph 4:34 pm Sat Jun 26 EDTRemoved

Im sure he’s feeling just fine with his millions. 6

Kevin Durant is a bad leader why doesnt he have to deal with the bullshit Kawhi does when it comes to leadership 3:16 pm Sun Jun 27 EDTRemoved

And on top of that, I think he was leading the Nets pretty well in Round 2. Or, if he wasn’t leading, he certainly wasn’t making the team rudderless. 9

Why is there backlash towards Chauncey and not kidd5:06 pm Sun Jun 27 EDTRemoved

I think it’s because the Portland fans seem to care more. 1

Every Team gets injured against Bucks this offseason11:07 pm Sun Jun 27 EDTRemoved

That was intentional by the ref. Completely disgusting. 0

Can we stop with the BS about injury luck 11:11 pm Sun Jun 27 EDTRemoved

I don’t think so. Bud needed to learn how shit his playoff coaching was. He coached a very good game tonight. He kept the Bucks in this game despite awful play until the 4th. 1

Theres a clear bias in Hawks related Post-Game Threads and its annoying11:47 pm Sun Jun 27 EDTRemoved

Lol. You brought the receipts 16

Stop the Anger Towards the Ref12:04 am Mon Jun 28 EDTRemoved

Literally the ref was in the normal position refs take on that side of the court, and he never moved his feet. Trae stepped back and caught his foot. Really unfortunate but no one’s fault. 5

Stop the Anger Towards the Ref12:04 am Mon Jun 28 EDTRemoved

Trae was driving and had the ball stripped. The refs sty in the same position on the court in drives. Just really unlucky Trae stepped back exactly where the red stays. 2

What NBA player do you despise the most 4:35 pm Wed Jun 30 EDTRemoved

So are you a Bucks fan or a Pelicans fan? 1

What NBA player do you despise the most 4:35 pm Wed Jun 30 EDTRemoved

Clint Capella. /not really, not his fault 1

The Bucks still have two max players without Giannis There is zero excuse for them to lose to the hawks4:58 pm Wed Jun 30 EDTRemoved

Middletons stats and play deserve the max. Jrue is an overpay because of our cap situation. 5

Bobby Portis starting in place of Giannis in crucial Game 5 22 8 3 3 steals11:01 pm Thu Jul 1 EDTRemoved

So proud of Bobby. Took the DNPs in the Brooklyn series like a pro and now he’s balling out in the ECF 7

Bobby Portis starting in place of Giannis in crucial Game 5 22 8 3 3 steals11:01 pm Thu Jul 1 EDTRemoved

That’s a bad take. I think the actual question is do they lack a sense of urgency at times because they expect him to solve everything 15

Bobby Portis starting in place of Giannis in crucial Game 5 22 8 3 3 steals11:01 pm Thu Jul 1 EDTRemoved

I love the team. But Giannis can’t force guys to step up. You never heard this shit the games LeBron’s teammates didn’t show up for him. The Giannis hate on here is pathological. 2

Suns vs bucks without Giannis who wins11:14 pm Thu Jul 1 EDTRemoved

Probably Suns, but once you’re in the Finals anything can happen 1

Has Brook Lopez entered the GOAT conversation 10:46 am Fri Jul 2 EDTRemoved

Obviously, this is a shit post, but Brook rarely gets the credit he should for a great career. If he gets a title this year I hope that changes. 5

Ticketmaster already knows who is going to be in the finals apparently10:45 am Fri Jul 2 EDTRemoved

We are definitely doing conditional presales, so that would be the likely reason. 3

CANADA HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED FROM OLYMPIC CONTENTION6:01 pm Sat Jul 3 EDTRemoved

Considering the talk was this was the best non-USA basketball roster ever, seems like a pretty big upset. 0

The Milwaukee Bucks are in the finals for the first time in 47 years10:56 pm Sat Jul 3 EDTRemoved

Without Giannis. Never thought that’d be possible against any team 5

Is Giannis healthy enough to play in the finals 11:01 pm Sat Jul 3 EDTRemoved

He’s going to play, the question is how effective will he be 3

Bucks in the NBA FINALS11:20 pm Sat Jul 3 EDTRemoved

No one cares you loser 1

Am I crazy for giving the Bucks a puncher s chance without Giannis 10:39 am Sun Jul 4 EDTRemoved

No, that’s not what it means. A puncher’s chance is a small but realistic chance. Not every team has a realistic chance. 1

Am I crazy for giving the Bucks a puncher s chance without Giannis 10:39 am Sun Jul 4 EDTRemoved

He’s playing in this series. Question is really what game does it happen. 2

Am I crazy for giving the Bucks a puncher s chance without Giannis 10:39 am Sun Jul 4 EDTRemoved

I think we can win a game or 2 if Giannis doesn’t play. The Suns aren’t a Superteam. They’re great but not unbeatable. -1

Mike Budenholzer may very well be the best coach in basketball right now10:51 am Sun Jul 4 EDTRemoved

You’ll get downvoted, but I actually can’t think of anyone who coached better in these playoffs. 0

Mike Budenholzer may very well be the best coach in basketball right now10:51 am Sun Jul 4 EDTRemoved

He out coached McMillan easy. Monty and Lue both coached well but I don’t see anything they did that pits them head and shoulders above Bud. 0

Can we bring up the Luka and Trae trade now 11:44 am Sun Jul 4 EDTRemoved

I think Dallas still won that trade, but that could easily flip if Reddish can consistently be even half the player he was last night. 1

Rachel Nichols didn t say anything wrong7:16 pm Sun Jul 4 EDTRemoved

Yeah. People saying she did nothing wrong either didn’t read the article, or think that this statement is not wrong. 2

Rachel Nichols didn t say anything wrong7:16 pm Sun Jul 4 EDTRemoved

Yeah, whenever you call someone a diversity hire in the way Rachel did, you are diminishing all their hard work, their credentials, and their skills. You’re saying the reason they got hired is because they are a minority, when basically all good divers 2

Rachel Nichols didn t say anything wrong7:16 pm Sun Jul 4 EDTRemoved

We would actually have to see that contract to know whether what they did was unfair or not. Because I’m sure they had language baked into said contract about what penalties there were if they pulled her off those duties. 1

Why is what Rachel Nichols said any worse than Stephen A 7:33 pm Mon Jul 5 EDTRemoved

The only who use the phrase “toxic cancel culture” are people who never have to deal with the consequences of their own behavior. And Stephen A got a ton of shit, but his comment was about viewing a situation as a 3rd Party source. Nichols was dispa 2

Why is ESPN doing such a terrible job of marketing these Finals 8:50 pm Mon Jul 5 EDTRemoved

And then they’ll use lower ratings to justify their position that it’s the teams’ fault. 4

Before the finals starts who is better all time Chris Paul or Giannis 5:23 pm Tue Jul 6 EDTRemoved

I mean Giannis is like 10 years younger than Paul. Thats just an unfair comparison even with Giannis 2 MVPs. 3

Giannis has now put up more 40 point games in the Finals than Kobe who appeared in 7 Finals and played a total of 37 finals games 10:55 pm Sun Jul 11 EDTRemoved

Yeah, I haven’t seen any Bucks fans calling Giannis better than Kobe but some people can’t handle the literal stats. 2

Jrue Holiday deserves better11:20 pm Sun Jul 11 EDTRemoved

He’s been really poor shooting the ball at the time. He’s also been great on defense. But the scrutiny gets more intense the further you go. He’s getting over 30 million next year. He needs to play like he did tonight every night. 1

Statmuse Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo combined for 41 points in Game 3 the most by a pair of brothers in NBA Finals history Family 11:43 pm Sun Jul 11 EDTRemoved

Lol, that’s a great terrible stat 1

If Giannis wins a ring this year is he higher than Harden all-time 1:00 pm Mon Jul 12 EDTRemoved

Fax 0

Stephen A Smith apologizes for ranting and being accused of xenophobia against baseball star Shohei Ohtani in tweet full apology link in description 7:02 pm Mon Jul 12 EDTRemoved

“As punishment, I will be leaving Milwaukee effective immediately.” 4

Stephen A Smith apologizes for ranting and being accused of xenophobia against baseball star Shohei Ohtani in tweet full apology link in description 7:02 pm Mon Jul 12 EDTRemoved

Yup. His history of comments make it clear he’s xenophobic. 2

Jamal Murray is better than Devin Booker10:53 am Tue Jul 13 EDTRemoved

The funnier part to me is that Khris Middleton and Devin booker have had near-identical stats for the last 2 series, but no one is (rightfully) calling Khris Middleton a Superstar or the next Kobe. Just goes to show the media narrative at play. 1

NBA Finals rigged 2:52 pm Tue Jul 13 EDTRemoved

Then why did they only give him 2 days between game 6 of the Hawks series and game 1 when they said they were going to start on the 8th? 1

Is Uncle Drew the only movie starring an NBA player that doesn t have a rotten score 5:40 pm Wed Jul 14 EDTRemoved

Marques Johnson in White Men Can’t Jump is awesome. 3

Is Uncle Drew the only movie starring an NBA player that doesn t have a rotten score 5:40 pm Wed Jul 14 EDTRemoved

I guess it depends what you consider starring. KAJ is great in that, but he’s more a supporting role. 7

Is Uncle Drew the only movie starring an NBA player that doesn t have a rotten score 5:40 pm Wed Jul 14 EDTRemoved

He was on his way to being Dr J 2.0 before injuries took that chance away. 2

Are the Suns the new villains 11:39 pm Wed Jul 14 EDTRemoved

Always were 39

Why is everyone upset about the Booker no-call 12:40 am Thu Jul 15 EDTRemoved

Because if Khris and Giannis didn’t go off in the 4th, the Bucks could have easily went down 3-1 because of that call, and likely have no shot of a title. The NBA is lucky that the Bucks won because the storyline would have been all about that awful ca 3

Booker No Call Is the NBA rigged 12:17 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTRemoved

Not rigged like Silver told the officials not to foul out Booker. But its an egregious foul call that shows the refs feel they are expected to swallow the whistle for certain stars. The NBA should really be thanking Khris Middleton because if the Suns h 33

Lets Give Giannis his flowers1:08 am Sun Jul 18 EDTRemoved

I think this Giannis guy might be good. 1

Whos more beloved in Wisconsin Giannis Antetokounmpo or Aaron Rodgers 7:21 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTRemoved

Yes, but Giannis might take the spot as most beloved athlete if Rodgers doesn’t show up to camp 1

Former WNBA player Cappie Pondexter accuses Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James of human trafficking 1:50 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

I mean the reason it’s not likely real is because there’s zero actual evidence, and without that the average person is not involved in human trafficking. The person accusing LeBron also has a long list of her own issues that do not make her very cred 6

If Prime Jordan replaced Lebron James in 2016 3-1 down would he really be able to overcome Warriors 3:12 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

That is definitely true 5

If Prime Jordan replaced Lebron James in 2016 3-1 down would he really be able to overcome Warriors 3:12 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

No, because he would have beaten the shit out of Draymond for kicking him in the balls and been suspended too 8

No team which has lost three NBA finals games in a row ended up winning the NBA finals6:56 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

You can always say that the other way. Suns also had a historically great offensive night and still lost. 1

ProCity Hoops Derrick Rose on Jimmy s infamous Timberwolves practice W Scored one time in that practice they were all writing about Yes one basket Right hand up to god What s so exciting about that 7:36 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

The whole thing was a setup anyways. It was pretty obvious with how Rachel was at his beck and call. 7

Coach Bud is now an NBA Champion 11:50 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

He’s a fucking great coach and anyone who says otherwise can suck eggs! 8

After 50 years since the Bucks first championship Giannis fittingly scores 50 in the deciding game to get their second 11:58 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

Giannis proved he’s the best guy in the league right now. 2

Giannis got it all From MIP to back-to-back MVP DPOY to Finals MVP and a ring all at 26 Is he the youngest and probably the only one to have all of these 11:58 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTRemoved

Best player in the league 9

Chris Paul s career12:17 am Wed Jul 21 EDTRemoved

For all the CP3 hate, he was good this game. Giannis was just the best player in the world tonight. 3

How surprised by the Bucks Finals win are you all on a scale of 1-10 12:18 am Wed Jul 21 EDTRemoved

2 1

Will Giannis play for Nigeria in the Olympics 12:58 am Wed Jul 21 EDTRemoved

He’s a Greek citizen and plays for them. Not eligible for Nigeria 3

Will Giannis play for Nigeria in the Olympics 12:58 am Wed Jul 21 EDTRemoved

He’s already played for a national team. They don’t let you switch once you pick one 1

Does this ring that Giannis won mean more then any of the Durants Warriors rings 12:57 am Wed Jul 21 EDTRemoved

Yes no bias 0

50 points in a closeout game in front of your home fans that havent won a title in 50 years 8:44 am Wed Jul 21 EDTRemoved

And he did it playing his game, while hitting 90%+ FTs. Breaking down every talking point against him. 5

Giannis gt Lebron all time4:53 pm Wed Jul 21 EDTRemoved

lol, no, please dont do this. 11

Is Giannis a better player than Steph Curry right now 10:18 pm Wed Jul 21 EDTRemoved

Because he just scored more points and played better defense than Curry ever did in any Finals game when everyone knew exactly what he was going to do. Giannis scored 20 points in a quarter and 30 points in a half. Only other guy to ever do that in a Fi -4

Do you consider Giannis the best player in the game right now 3:09 pm Thu Jul 22 EDTRemoved

Theres a lot of factors that play into that: Do you mean historically great? Because the answer is an obvious no. Do you mean right this second after he won the title? Do you mean for next season? Why dont we stop trying to rank the top 5 and just put 1

So is Giannis the 2nd best power forward of all time now 4:27 pm Thu Jul 22 EDTRemoved

You have. Im tired of them, and all I’ve done for 48 hours is read about Giannis and the Bucks. 4

Steph Curry has played in a total of 28 games in the NBA Finals Can you find 6 of them that would equal Giannis 2021 finals 7:33 pm Thu Jul 22 EDTRemoved

I appreciate the Giannis love but Giannis is get so much hate because there have been like 50 of these posts today. 1

If you replace Giannis with 2009 LeBron do the Bucks go 16-2 in the Playoffs 11:59 am Fri Jul 23 EDTRemoved

No, but I don’t know how much of that is Giannis>LeBron or vice versa. It’s about the fact that Giannis was a better fit with our players than 2009 LeBron would be, specifically on defense. 5

If you replace Giannis with 2009 LeBron do the Bucks go 16-2 in the Playoffs 11:59 am Fri Jul 23 EDTRemoved

I meant with the team fit, which I think I made pretty clear. The Bucks without being able to play Giannis at the 5 would be sunk, and you could not play 2009 LeBron at 3-5 like Giannis. 3

If you replace Joshua Jackson with Giannis do the Ducks still win the Junior Goodwill Games vs Iceland 12:22 pm Fri Jul 23 EDTRemoved

She was my second crush after Alex Mack 2

If you replace Joshua Jackson with Giannis do the Ducks still win the Junior Goodwill Games vs Iceland 12:22 pm Fri Jul 23 EDTRemoved

Of course, Charlie didn’t even play. Giannis goes through a montage learning how to skate with Mr. Knucklepuck and he becomes the GOAT. 2

Would Lebron be less polarizing if he won a title like Giannis instead of making a new mercenary squad every couple of years 2:41 pm Fri Jul 23 EDTRemoved

LeBeon didn’t get the hate at the time for leaving. He got hate for the Decision. That was what turned him into the villain. -1

Shower Taught Why do we call LeBron king 6:58 pm Fri Jul 23 EDTRemoved

Because his last name is James, and the most popular edition of the Bible is the King James Version. So someone thought that’s be a good nickname for a basketball player. And so did LeBron. 14

Could Philly end up with Beal and Lowry2:04 pm Sat Jul 24 EDTRemoved

No. They have a pretty good chance of landing one guy. 1

Who was the last All-Star who played his entire prime with your team 3:07 pm Sun Jul 25 EDTRemoved

I legitimately can’t think of someone. I think basically every good player before Khris/Giannis left us before the end of their prime. Maybe Michael Redd? His prime got short due to injuries. 1

Ben Simmons is 100 in LA as of 11 hours ago At his new mansion 10:51 am Mon Jul 26 EDTRemoved

Something something mansion something bricks 6

Could Zion amp Lowry be the thickest duo in NBA history 9:27 pm Mon Jul 26 EDTRemoved

You can have your thickness. I’ll take Thon Maker and John Henson- the Flatass Brigade. 1

How much did Milwaukee Bucks winning this year influence QB Aaron Rodgers to stay with Packers not retire 10:52 pm Mon Jul 26 EDTRemoved

None. Dude got the concessions he wanted from the Packers (who were likely happy to give them to as they can still trade him after this year). This was all about him and the Packers. 16

How much did Milwaukee Bucks winning this year influence QB Aaron Rodgers to stay with Packers not retire 10:52 pm Mon Jul 26 EDTRemoved

This is the truth that neither Rodgers nor Brady fans want to here. 1

Michael The Lakers did in fact offer Kyle Kuzma and the No 22 pick to Indiana for No 13 and TJ Warren The trade was rejected due to Warrens improved health The Lakers have been trying to trade into the lottery to get ahead of the Wizards 3:46 pm Tue Jul 27 EDTRemoved

So apparently the Laker FO is as delusional as Lakers fans about Kuz -4

Is Ogugua OG Anunoby the best 3 amp D player in the league 11:46 pm Sun Aug 1 EDTRemoved

No 0

Ramona Shelburne Dennis Schroder is still seeking a contract north of 20 million per season10:45 am Mon Aug 2 EDTRemoved

Im much more practical. Im seeking Samara Weaving instead. 4

Besides Kevin Durant joining Golden State Which NBA player had the biggest heel turn of all time 11:06 am Mon Aug 2 EDTRemoved

As someone who was around then, I think Magic fans were, but no one else was. 1

Sylvander Victor Oladipo has signed with the Miami Heat on a one-year veteran minimum deal 2:06 pm Wed Aug 4 EDTRemoved

Its worse in my mind because he should have known he wasnt getting a big deal and still declined. 9

If Lebron wins the ring next year how close is he to passing Jordan 4:38 pm Wed Aug 4 EDTRemoved

At this point, LeBron has played more years with top talent than Jordan did and has less to show for it. Simple truth. 0

If Lebron wins the ring next year how close is he to passing Jordan 4:38 pm Wed Aug 4 EDTRemoved

Its closer than some believe, but anyone who actually watched Jordan knows the answer to this one. 4

Frances Evan Fournier after beating USA Basketball in Tokyo Olympic opener They are better individually but they can be beaten as a team 12:31 am Sat Aug 7 EDTRemoved

I mean he wasn’t wrong. We were beaten by them once, and we are better individually 18

Why is the NBA soft 11:22 am Sat Aug 7 EDTRemoved

Giannis actually gets the right amount or less calls than he should, since the NBA calls less fouls in the paint than in international competition. Smaller guys are just allowed to hack in the paint as many times. The NBA is soft in allow guys to flop i 1

If the NBA is so gong-ho about tempering why not have a deal moratorium of 48 hours after free agency starts So everybody can talk to any player starting July 6th but only sign them after July 8th 3:20 pm Sat Aug 7 EDTRemoved

Uh, what do you think the period from the 2nd to the 6th was? 1

Why does the NBA keep rules like the 5 second back to basket 3 second violation etc if they never call them 12:05 am Sun Aug 8 EDTRemoved

Regarding the 3 second violation: It’s not simply if a guy is in the paint for 3 seconds, he broke the rule. There’s lots of exceptions. Like if you are the primary defender on the guy with the ball, no def 3 sec. if you tag a guy crossing the pain 3

Liangelo Ball needs to be signedd1:55 pm Mon Aug 9 EDTRemoved

Thanasis may have been on our team due to nepotism, but he is 100% a bench guy in the NBA. There’s still a lot of reason to doubt that with LiAngelo. 2

Liangelo Ball needs to be signedd1:55 pm Mon Aug 9 EDTRemoved

Yes. By a fair amount. Thanasis outplayed Torrey Craig when Craig was on the Bucks. 1

The Dennis Shroder jokes are lazy and not even funny I get it is r NBA and you guys think you guys are comedians but you re just laughing at a guy who will make more than you ll ever think about in one year than our entire life s 11:12 am Thu Aug 12 EDTRemoved

Imagine being someone who feels the need to defend a strangers wealth on here. And not even a competent stranger. A stranger who cost himself tens of millions of dollars for no good reason. 21

The Dennis Shroder jokes are lazy and not even funny I get it is r NBA and you guys think you guys are comedians but you re just laughing at a guy who will make more than you ll ever think about in one year than our entire life s 11:12 am Thu Aug 12 EDTRemoved

I mean if anyone could have made 3.5 times what they are making now by just understanding their own position, Ill clown them too. Just because Dennis is good at basketball doesnt mean hes good at anything else. 4

The Dennis Shroder jokes are lazy and not even funny I get it is r NBA and you guys think you guys are comedians but you re just laughing at a guy who will make more than you ll ever think about in one year than our entire life s 11:12 am Thu Aug 12 EDTRemoved

I went by year rather than total contract to be more fair than I needed to be, since theoretically he could earn some of that back. 1

Another selection from the new Giannis book about Jason Kidd11:03 am Thu Aug 12 EDTRemoved

This is dumb, but still not dumber than Kidd telling Middleton to intentionally miss a FT to avoid the opponents getting a 4 point play. 79

Another selection from the new Giannis book about Jason Kidd11:03 am Thu Aug 12 EDTRemoved

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thescore.com/nba/news/1450422/amp And no, there’s no way to have it make sense. 16

Jason Kidd really like water parks10:27 am Sat Aug 14 EDTRemoved

It’s a pasta 3

Right now who is the better player Luka or Nikola 7:49 pm Tue Aug 17 EDTRemoved

The one with the MVP who got his team out of the first round 12

Dragic to the Celtics 8:21 pm Tue Aug 17 EDTRemoved

The Clippers are punting on this year while Kawhi rehabs 5

LeBron Janes is overrated4:10 pm Thu Aug 19 EDTRemoved

All-Time he is correctly rated as 2nd best ever. Currently, he is overrated because people cant admit that hes not at the same level he used to be, and they listen to media narratives trying to prop him up. 3

Kyrie Prime gt Durant Prime10:35 am Fri Aug 20 EDTRemoved

lol, no its not at all. 1

Giannis will likely make the biggest jump this season8:20 pm Sun Aug 22 EDTRemoved

I’m less worried about his jumpshot and care more about his post moves. He gets a little more efficient with his post game and he’s a different kind of unstoppable 5

Who s more shady Rich Paul or Saul Goodman 7:22 pm Tue Aug 24 EDTRemoved

Holy dogwhistles Batman! 2

Kendrick Perkins The Tyrese Maxey news is FALSE Rich Paul never said he wanted him out of Philly but if he s involved in a trade because of his value now that s another story Don t Carry on because I m not done 11:34 am Wed Sep 1 EDTRemoved

Man, I wonder why Perkins is spouting off on this! Carry on! 2

It won t happen but just for basketball fit would the Nets trade Kyrie for Ben Simmons 10:04 am Thu Sep 2 EDTRemoved

It would be a better team fit but Id always take three actual stars versus two stars and a guy who cant score when it matters. 1

Why is Lakers-Nets a rivalry despite the fact that theyve never played a single meaningful game against each other 9:04 pm Thu Sep 2 EDTRemoved

It’s not except for the media trying to hype it up. 12

How many players are better than your favorite player 9:48 am Mon Sep 6 EDTRemoved

I think it’s fair to leave Kawhi out of conversations this year, unless you are talking long-term. But if OP is talking long-term he’s 100% wrong. 1

How many players are better than your favorite player 9:48 am Mon Sep 6 EDTRemoved

I seen ranking for Khris everywhere from top 15 to top 40. He’s a very polarizing player because he lacks the athleticism to be able to score if his jumpsuit isn’t falling. But I’d say he’s comfortably top 25, closer towards top 20 because shot- 1

How many players are better than your favorite player 9:48 am Mon Sep 6 EDTRemoved

I mean in FIBA ball you might be right 1

How many players are better than your favorite player 9:48 am Mon Sep 6 EDTRemoved

I think zero, but I get the argument for one guy. 0

Did the Sixers fail to protect Simmons and devalue his whole trade value10:11 am Mon Sep 6 EDTRemoved

I think they should have known they were on a timer. They took a chance because they wanted to get Dame, but by waiting they now have lost significant value for a Simmons trade. I think the only way you get decent assets is to trade him to situation lik 3

LeBron James game-winning shot against the Golden State Warriors last May resulted in dozens of concession workers at the Warriors home arena Chase Center losing their health care for a month 8:05 pm Sun Sep 12 EDTRemoved

We can blame LeBron James but that’s stupid. We can blame the owner, which is fine. But the real villain is our lack of a social safety net that provides health care to all citizens. This shouldn’t even be a possibility. 2

LeBron James game-winning shot against the Golden State Warriors last May resulted in dozens of concession workers at the Warriors home arena Chase Center losing their health care for a month 8:05 pm Sun Sep 12 EDTRemoved

My comment was saying it’s stupid to blame on LeBron. Can means it’s technically possible. We definitely shouldn’t blame LeBron. 1