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Preseason Mock Draft2:43 pm Sat Nov 2 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

OC Christmas comes early Santa hands out lottery picks to deserving fan boys and girls12:53 pm Thu Dec 19 EDT 0 ups @ 0.50 Deleted

Does anyone know how to quickly make a graph 10:27 pm Thu Jan 17 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

An Immodest Proposal Replace the Skills Challenge with a 2-on-2 tournament10:57 am Wed Jan 30 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

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Lakers could start season 1-510:37 am Sun Oct 27 EDTDeleted

Don t think the Rondo suspension will hurt much 5

Preseason Mock Draft2:43 pm Sat Nov 2 EDTDeleted

Shit I forgot that part! I really need a fact checker before I post this crap. 1

Lakers could start season 1-510:37 am Sun Oct 27 EDTDeleted

True. And 4 games may be light. They dont fuck around with punches. 1

Name a current player and somebody reply with a former player who you think they resemble the most stylistically7:16 pm Sun Oct 27 EDTDeleted

Huh 6

Name a current player and somebody reply with a former player who you think they resemble the most stylistically7:16 pm Sun Oct 27 EDTDeleted

I dont see the Iguodala one. Iggy was an elite athlete/defender and good passer but never the jump shooter that Tatum is. That said, I cant think of a great one for Tatum either. Maybe skinny Paul Pierce? 3

Alabama is about to win their 3rd championship in 4 years Why dont people say they are ruining college football 12:02 pm Mon Nov 4 EDTDeleted

Obvious knock against Golden State haters. And hell get downvoted by the Golden State haters as a result. But hes right. Anyone who whines its not fair!! about the Warriors comes from a place of blameshifting and entitlement. Let the best teams/fran 2

Danny Green is shooting a career best 47 from 3PT Range in his first 8 games 9:05 pm Tue Nov 5 EDTDeleted

Nick Nurse is a really, really good coach. I dont want to call him great yet because theres still a lot to prove, but hes one of the better modern coaches out there already. 5

If I Did It by Sam Hinkie9:46 pm Mon Nov 11 EDTDeleted

Ooook. I know its a jokey tone , but presuming Hinkie would have taken Tatum or presuming he could have traded up for Doncic (with a worse trade package) is a stretch. If anything, his history suggested he saw the lottery as a little bit of a crapshoot a 2

Could Derrick Rose be the NBAs Carson Palmer 11:06 am Thu Nov 14 EDTDeleted

Theres almost no chance Rose gets into the MVP conversation. 1

Could Derrick Rose be the NBAs Carson Palmer 11:06 am Thu Nov 14 EDTDeleted

He may get most improved if he keeps it up, but MVP is just crazy talk. You dont get MVP for averaging 20 points on a fringe playoff team. 2

Could Derrick Rose be the NBAs Carson Palmer 11:06 am Thu Nov 14 EDTDeleted

And I was agreeing. Relax. 2

Is there any playoff bound team that would benefit from adding Melo 9:25 pm Sun Nov 17 EDTDeleted

I always thought Portland in the past, but theyve got a nice groove to their rotation right now. No need to muck it up. Maybe New Orleans? Maybe Washington? Maybe...? 1

Is there any playoff bound team that would benefit from adding Melo 9:25 pm Sun Nov 17 EDTDeleted

Depends if hes better than Jeff Green. Debatable. Jeff Green is supposed to be a nice guy though, so thats a check in his favor. 1

Does LeVert Have A Nickname 3:09 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTDeleted

Faster than Jesus too. Lazy ass Jesus taking his time with his resurrection. 1

Does the KD Draymond drama show how important Steph is to the Warriors 6:26 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTDeleted

Leadership is overrated. Shooting is (somehow) still underrated. Its like peanut butter. It goes with everything. Put a shooter on any team, and itll work. -1

Does the KD Draymond drama show how important Steph is to the Warriors 6:26 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTDeleted

Trying so hard not to troll a Sixers fan about the concept of "shooting"... please... please give me the strength... -1

Does the KD Draymond drama show how important Steph is to the Warriors 6:26 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTDeleted

Yet Ive never seen a bad team do well just because theyve had good leaders. How well did Phoenix do lately with guys like Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley around? 0

If Steph is able to win a third MVP and another championship or even two by 2020 would he be the greatest player of the decade 6:28 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTDeleted

Steph is the *signature* player of this decade. He represents where basketball is right now. As far as the "best" player of the decade? Id still go 1) LeBron 2) KD 3) Curry. 1

Does the KD Draymond drama show how important Steph is to the Warriors 6:26 pm Tue Nov 19 EDTDeleted

Your team (Golden State) won because they were the most talented. Id say their player leadership isnt much better than other playoff teams; theyre just better on the court. 0

Serious How r nba needs to change to be once again about basketball3:22 pm Wed Nov 20 EDTDeleted

Honestly, a lot of basketball fans don’t actually watch basketball until the playoffs. They just see box scores, highlights, and hot takes and join in on that. I’m not bashing that either; not everyone has time for actual on-court analysis. 2

Did you see that team Zion played against 10:58 am Thu Nov 21 EDTDeleted

If "International basketball" forms one team, then Ill be worried. Until then, Id bet on the U.S. 1

Will Skip Bayless be inducted in the basketball hall of fame one day 6:41 pm Sat Nov 23 EDTDeleted

No. He’s a blight on the business. His success should be an embarrassment for everyone. That’d be like giving McDonald’s a Michelin star because it’s popular. 1

Whats your favorite advanced stat 5:35 pm Sun Nov 24 EDTDeleted

I cite ESPNs real plus/minus all the time (especially on defense) but the more I do that, the more you realize how team-dependent it is. Very hard for an individual to grade well on a bad team. 2

Whats your favorite advanced stat 5:35 pm Sun Nov 24 EDTDeleted

Not a very "advanced" stat, but it still amazes me that we use raw rebounds over rebound rate. 2

Whats your favorite advanced stat 5:35 pm Sun Nov 24 EDTDeleted

Totally agree re: offensive rebounds. I believe theres some advanced stat that counts "contested" rebounds, which is key. If youre just grabbing an uncontested rebound against 3 of your fellow teammates, who gives a shit. Fighting for a rebound over someo 1

Hypothetical Kevin Durant says he wants out of the Warriors ASAP However he says he wont be re-signing with any team next year and will be taking his talents to Guangzhou How much would your team offer for him 1:37 pm Mon Nov 25 EDTDeleted

Jimmy Butler is on the move again! 13

Could Zion hold off until next year 7:32 pm Tue Nov 26 EDTDeleted

Cavs have a “chance” at the # 1 pick but not necessarily a good chance. New rules give the worst team just a 14 % chance of landing # 1. There’s a pretty decent chance he can land in a major market like NY or CHI too, and I’m sure his reps would 1

What re you thankful for on this holiday In terms of NBA relations 10:45 am Thu Nov 28 EDTDeleted

Cheesy, but Im thankful that the modern NBA stars are all good role models when it comes to their off-the-court behavior. Theyre good citizens, good family men, good advocates for social justice, etc. You can root against them on the court, but if their b 2

Worst Top 5 1 Overall Picks10:33 am Fri Nov 29 EDTDeleted

I’d put Bennett at 1. Oden had the most disappointing career but that was injury related. Fultz‘s is injury related, I guess?, but more like a third cousin type of related. 2

Just like we predicted at the start of the season the LA Clippers are first in the Western Conference 12:51 pm Sat Nov 30 EDTDeleted

Really great story. Theyre zigging while everyone else is zagging. 1

Fultz to Pistons trade ideas11:58 am Sun Dec 1 EDTDeleted

Reggie Bullock’s shooting is more “real” than not. 39.9% career from there, even 36.8% in a mini slump this year. The only trouble is he’s going to be a free agent so he wouldn’t be cheap. 2

Sixers fans how would you redo the 2017 NBA Draft 1:25 pm Mon Dec 2 EDTDeleted

Mitchell and Fox are great prospects, but I still think Jayson Tatum makes the most sense as a third banana to Simmons and Embiid. I dont fully buy that the Celtics would have taken Tatum at # 1 as they claim, so Id sit at 3 and hope it works out. Altho 1

Through the first quarter of the 2018 season Zach LaVine is averaging 25 6ppg He s the 9th highest scorer in the NBA and he s the youngest player in the top 10 12:07 pm Fri Dec 6 EDTDeleted

Still skeptical about him as a winning player, but hes getting to the line quite a bit (7.1 FTA) to his credit. Thats his road to efficiency. 2

Jaren Jackson Jr is Proto Anthony Davis Part 2 Quarter season update 10:15 pm Mon Dec 9 EDTDeleted

Really appreciate the full analysis. That’s a fairly sizable rebounding difference though for big men. That, coupled with the disparity in college success (AD led the team to the title whereas Izzo didn’t seem to trust JJJ in the tournament loss) spea 1

Jaren Jackson Jr is Proto Anthony Davis Part 2 Quarter season update 10:15 pm Mon Dec 9 EDTDeleted

Yeah that’s true. I suspect Izzo was secretly hoping JJJ would come back as a sophomore like Bridges did. 1

If Lakers face anyone besides the Warriors does anyone actually think they will lose 10:33 pm Mon Dec 9 EDTDeleted

Really surprised to see so many people saying the Clippers would win a series. They very well may have more regular season wins, but depth doesn’t help as much in the playoffs when rotations shrink. 3

Why arent the Pelicans playing AD Randle and Mirotic regularly at the same time 11:19 pm Mon Dec 9 EDTDeleted

And you are incorrect. 2

The Boston Celtics need to change something heres a trade idea that might help all sides involved3:01 pm Wed Dec 11 EDTDeleted

You know when both fanbases criticize your proposal you probably came up with something that’s reasonably fair to non-biased fans. Also like your reasons for both, although I don’t think it moves the needle for either really. -3

The Boston Celtics need to change something heres a trade idea that might help all sides involved3:01 pm Wed Dec 11 EDTDeleted

They’re still asleep and still a little high. Boston fans are much quicker on the trigger. 1

The Boston Celtics need to change something heres a trade idea that might help all sides involved3:01 pm Wed Dec 11 EDTDeleted

Guess I’m not as high on Jaylen as most people. Nor Zach Collins really, to be honest. Both fanbases overrate them in my mind. 1

The Boston Celtics need to change something heres a trade idea that might help all sides involved3:01 pm Wed Dec 11 EDTDeleted

Yeah I thought Harkless had better numbers recently than he does. He always impresses me when I watch him play. Love his length at SF. 1

In contrast to popular opinion Steph Curry has been the best player in the NBA for the last 4 years and not LeBron10:46 am Thu Dec 12 EDTDeleted

I know NBA fans may have burned down the bay, but LeBron joining the Warriors this summer would have been basketball nirvana. It may have honestly been better than the Dream Team in terms of 1-5 (because the Dream Team was kinda old at the time.) LeBron + 3

How about this trade for a Rockets solution 2:57 pm Fri Dec 13 EDTDeleted

I like the idea of the Rockets using Knight+Chriss to take on some big contracts, but not sure they want to downgrade on Eric Gordon. 1

With Millsap feared to have sustained a broken toe how far do yall think the Nuggets will drop 11:16 pm Fri Dec 13 EDTDeleted

They have one of the best backup PFs in the league in Trey Lyles. 5

Should the Rockets sign Corey Brewer 10:38 am Sun Dec 15 EDTDeleted

I don’t think he’s as good of a spacer as you’re suggesting. 28% career shooter from three. 1

What if scenario11:07 am Mon Dec 16 EDTDeleted

Itd be close. And the fact that a good team in the West is still one top 3 player away from winning the title is a little scary in terms of parity. 1

Its often repeated on this sub that Karl Malone impregnated a 13 year old girl Thats not true 8:11 pm Mon Dec 16 EDTDeleted

Seems like 20 according to Wikipedia. 3

Can a player be ineligible for Most Improved Players by playing less than a certain amount of a games the previous season 9:03 pm Mon Dec 16 EDTDeleted

Zach LaVines going to have a hard time winning this year regardless. The points are there, but the efficiency is still an issue. I dont think voters will love his Spartacus routine either. 1

Drose fans are getting on my nerves 10:59 pm Mon Dec 16 EDTDeleted

*"Drose MVP??" "Drose should be All-NBA". Hell, Ive seen people call him a better three-point shooter than Curry.* Ive never read any of those personally. The most Ive seen is MIP. 1

What could a package of Ingram Kuzma and a 1st yield for the Lakers 11:42 pm Mon Dec 16 EDTDeleted

Thats a good package for any team. I dont think the Hornets are desperate to move Kemba any more, but theyd probably do that since Kemba is expiring and it would bolster the cupboard. Not sure the Wizards would do it for Beal. Personally, I would not, b 2

So if Steph Curry is an idiot for believing in the moon landings being faked what does that make all the NBA players who believe in god 6:18 pm Tue Dec 17 EDTDeleted

Im not religious at all, but its harder to prove/disprove something that (allegedly) happened centuries ago versus decades ago. 5

Where do you think KD will end up in All Time Rankings when his career is finished1:22 pm Wed Dec 18 EDTDeleted

Too soon to tell. But not sure how prime Kobe is better than prime Durant on the court. The KD decision may affect his reputation but not his skill set. 0

OC Christmas comes early Santa hands out lottery picks to deserving fan boys and girls12:53 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTDeleted

I originally went up to 14, but honestly I dont have strong opinions on the prospects in the 10-15 range yet. 1

OC Christmas comes early Santa hands out lottery picks to deserving fan boys and girls12:53 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTDeleted

Holy shit can’t believe I forgot them! Will have to redo this whole thing 1

Jabari Parker 1st round pick for Otto Porter 9:19 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTDeleted

The Bulls would be getting rid of their own pick this year? That may be a top 5 spot. 11

Jabari Parker 1st round pick for Otto Porter 9:19 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTDeleted

Oh gotcha. I still say the Wiz say no. They still wouldn’t have enough cap room to add someone of Porter’s caliber, so it’d be a step back talent wise. 2

If Lonzo Ball misses his next 3pt shot he will be under 30 on 3s for the season10:52 pm Thu Dec 19 EDTDeleted

I don’t see that at all. Lonzo has his issues but instincts are not part of it. 2

With Rivers gone dont the Wizards need a SG more than a SF I wonder if the Wizards are going to turn around and trade Ariza for KCP 10:47 pm Fri Dec 20 EDTDeleted

Nah I love this move for them from a fit perspective. John Wall at PG, Brad Beal at SG, Otto Porter and Trevor Ariza interchangeable at the SF/PF spots. There arent too many dominant PFs who can bully them. 4

The Grizzlies and Suns managed to ruin the Wizards locker room even more10:57 pm Fri Dec 20 EDTDeleted

I think they did, personally (at least compared to Phoenix.) If they werent going to re-sign Kelly Oubre, Ariza is a better fit for the rest of this season. 5

Why are quality posts removed 10:33 am Sat Dec 21 EDTDeleted

Hah just had my post removed so I was wondering the same thing. 2

Pelicans last 11 games9:34 pm Sun Dec 22 EDTDeleted

Consistency is key. 3

The Athletic is a shitshow haha9:39 pm Thu Dec 26 EDTDeleted

They have good writers and strong content. But people always have a natural resistance to paying for something were accustomed to getting for free. 16

Who is the best three point shooter 1:39 pm Fri Dec 27 EDTDeleted

Huh 10

Do you think AD cares more about winning or money 8:13 pm Fri Dec 27 EDTDeleted

I dont think hes desperate to win a championship, but I would bet hes desperate to be a playoff staple. If they continue to miss out, his reputation will start to take a big hit (fair or not). 1

Do you think AD cares more about winning or money 8:13 pm Fri Dec 27 EDTDeleted

He would fit well on the Warriors. -2

Best Logo in the League 8:18 pm Fri Dec 27 EDTDeleted

Bulls by far! So badass. I also like the Hawks. And Spurs. Its not easy to work in a literal spur but they did it. 6

Ive got a confession to make5:00 pm Sat Dec 28 EDTDeleted

Me too. As a kid, my wife used to think that all dogs were boys and all cats were girls, and they’d get married when they were older. 1

16 game season viewership5:32 pm Sat Dec 28 EDTDeleted

It would increase the viewership, yes. A “one and done” playoff tournament would also do the same (per game). But they want more games, of course. 1

You can choose any 5 players current or former in their prime to go 82-0 in 2019 Considering individual talent system fit and chemistry personalities who are your starting 5 5:12 pm Mon Dec 30 EDTDeleted

To me, going 82-0 is all about a tenacity and mental edge/craziness. So give me: PG: Gary Payton SG: Michael Jordan SF: Kevin Durant PF: Kevin Garnett C: Hakeem Olajuwon Defensively they can lock people up. The key would be the fiery Payton, MJ, an 5

You can choose any 5 players current or former in their prime to go 82-0 in 2019 Considering individual talent system fit and chemistry personalities who are your starting 5 5:12 pm Mon Dec 30 EDTDeleted

Yeah I couldn’t think of a better 3+D spacer. Originally had Pippen but need some dead eye shooing. 0

Serious Why are African players almost always good at defense 5:36 pm Mon Dec 30 EDTDeleted

Not PC to say, but we can’t ignore wingspan too when accounting for defensive ability. 1

Serious Ben Simmons trade12:45 pm Thu Jan 2 EDTDeleted

Unless this sub is a bunch of fruit flies we may need to raise the standard of “generational” talent. But yes, obviously this trade is selling him far far too short. 4

Jordan is overrated9:25 am Fri Jan 3 EDTDeleted

You definitely didn’t watch his whole career if you think he was a fade-away only guy (that was the end of the run.) And based on the fact that you called Ron Harper “Derek”, I’m not even sure if you watched back then either. Steve Kerr was also a 10

Jordan is overrated9:25 am Fri Jan 3 EDTDeleted

Ok now I think you’re just being sarcastic with this whole thing ? 8

Does anyone really think that there s a team in the NBA that can beat the Warriors in 4 out of 7 games once Cousins is in the lineup 10:13 am Sat Jan 4 EDTDeleted

I’d say it’d have to be an injury to Curry or KD though. Think they can get by without Klay or Draymond at this point. Their depth is thin but having Cousins back will help there. 2

What players would the Mavs include in a package for AD 4:19 pm Sat Jan 4 EDTDeleted

Luka for AD (if you match salaries) is around "fair" but I dont think either team would do it. 1

Lakers on pace to win 11 more games this year 10:58 am Mon Jan 6 EDTDeleted

The majority of the credit goes to LeBron, but *some* credit goes to the natural improvement of young players. I dont believe the other teams you cited (especially BKN and ORL) are going to sustain their pace. The Lakers probably will. 14

Lakers on pace to win 11 more games this year 10:58 am Mon Jan 6 EDTDeleted

The Kings are better because their young players (specifically Fox) took a giant leap, more so than the young Lakers so far. Theyre also shooting red hot, which may regress. You also have to keep in mind that the Lakers had a respectable 35 wins last yea 8

Serious Would Bradley Beal fit on the Bucks 6:01 pm Sat Jan 5 EDTDeleted

Shooters fit anywhere. 35

Someone write me a short story4:42 pm Thu Jan 10 EDTDeleted

That sounds like a fun assignment as far as school work goes. Get to it, kid. 3

For how much attention Zion is getting for his mind blowing combination of size jumping ability and explosiveness its crazy that Lebron was actually just as muscular and had an even higher vertical5:34 pm Fri Jan 11 EDTDeleted

Lot of estimates in that post, my man. I’d estimate myself that Zion is at least 20 pounds heavier than LeBron at the same age. 3

Serious Where do I report a racist incident that happened at a game 12:32 pm Sun Jan 13 EDTDeleted

If this is just BS (which I believe it may be) this deserves a ban. Just extreme trolling on sensitive issues. 3

Serious Where do I report a racist incident that happened at a game 12:32 pm Sun Jan 13 EDTDeleted

Not a legal expert myself but it could qualify as harassment. -2

Realistic way the Knicks land KD this Summer 1:24 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTDeleted

I agree that Zion is the best way to get Anthony Davis. He’s the type of marquee name the Pelicans can sell to fans. The trouble is even the worst team only has a 14% chance at # 1 so it’s hard to plan on. 6

Realistic way the Knicks land KD this Summer 1:24 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTDeleted

My prediction is there will be a conspiracy theory no matter what. New York or Chicago win? Big market conspiracy! Cleveland wins? League fixed it because they lost LeBron! 5

Serious Is Luka Doncic the greatest best 19 year old in NBA History 2:46 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTDeleted

I’d be curious to know the true shooting percentage league wide in each year. It certainly feels like it’s more of an emphasis now. But that said, I do think it took LeBron until year 2 to be dominant. Carmelo had a legit argument for Rookie of the Y 1

Serious Is Luka Doncic the greatest best 19 year old in NBA History 2:46 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTDeleted

I’ve seen it somewhere before but I’m on a phone and too lazy to look for it 1

Who says no to this trade 4:29 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTDeleted

Awful deal for New Orleans. 1

Where does missing 27 straight 3-pointers rank among all time chokes 7:37 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTDeleted

If each game is 50-50, then losing a 3-1 lead is a 12.5% chance. Statistically missing 27 in a row is harder. 4

The Brooklyn Nets have a positive point differential on the year9:54 pm Mon Jan 14 EDTDeleted

They do not . Think about the math. -0.8 over 50 games is -40 points. They’d need to go +40 not +7 3

Why is AD not top 5 for alot of people 10:31 am Thu Jan 17 EDTDeleted

If he was a top 3 seed he’d be a top 3 MVP candidate. Fair or not, it’s hard to get the acclaim when you’re not in the playoff field. 2

Does anyone know how to quickly make a graph 10:27 pm Thu Jan 17 EDTDeleted

Coding ain’t my bag. I am too old and dumb. 0

Does anyone know how to quickly make a graph 10:27 pm Thu Jan 17 EDTDeleted

I’ll DM you 1

Is Kyle Kuzma Top 20 this season 12:17 am Fri Jan 18 EDTDeleted

Whenever I see a strange post like this I think - hm the guy probably had a good game tonight - and sure enough that’s the case. 1

I have a question10:57 am Sun Jan 20 EDTDeleted

What are your “sources?” 5

Kostas Antetokounmpo is set to make his NBA debut for the Mavericks tonight against the bucks 12:17 pm Sun Jan 20 EDTDeleted

It’s very clever strategy to sign Kostas. If I was Dallas I wouldn’t be pushy about it either. Just treat Kostas well and word will trickle back to Giannis that the franchise has their shit together. 0

Markelle fultz vs Ja Morant6:30 pm Sun Jan 20 EDTDeleted

One was sliiightly more obvious. 2

Markelle fultz vs Ja Morant6:30 pm Sun Jan 20 EDTDeleted

I hate for games to end on penalties, but that was one of the worst non-calls Ive ever seen. Strikingly obvious, in a huge defining moment. But hey, its not the Rams fault. They hung in there after going down 13-0. Well done on that front. 3

If Mike DAntoni had the chance to draft his own starting 5 of Warriors level talent players 2 superstars 3 fringe all-stars what starting 5 would he choose for one year with his system assuming health 6:29 pm Tue Jan 22 EDTDeleted

Harden + AD would be sick. 1

Terry Rozier in 1st Quarter 16 points 3 rebounds on 6-6 FG8:18 pm Wed Jan 23 EDTDeleted

Rozier and a R2 pick for Anthony Davis who says no?? 1

Putting Russell Westbrook s horrendous 48 TS into perspective8:13 pm Wed Jan 23 EDTDeleted

Flip side: his shooting (especially FT) should bounce back up. And if they’re this good with him shooting poorly, how good can they be with him shooting well/less poorly? 2

Melo to BIG3 - who says no 11:31 pm Sun Jan 27 EDTDeleted

The Philippines has a big population (100M) but China is a whole different ballgame (1.3B) For those curious, the US is about tree fiddy (actually 325M). 1

Melo to BIG3 - who says no 11:31 pm Sun Jan 27 EDTDeleted

I don’t think he’d be moving there. Just a cash grab. 1

Who says no in a Ben Simmons for Anthony Davis trade 10:03 am Mon Jan 28 EDTDeleted

If AD would actually re-sign there (which is doubtful), you’d take him every time. The talent gap is extreme and overrides fit concerns. 20

Unpopular opinion AD is not that good4:45 pm Mon Jan 28 EDTDeleted

I wouldnt brag about the amount of people telling you that youre wrong. 1

5 seconds left on the game clock trailing by 1 you have to rely on either one to save your life - Kobe Prime or Durant 3:29 pm Tue Jan 29 EDTDeleted

Wasn’t Kobe’s “clutchness” proven to be more of a narrative than a reality? Update: for those downvoting me here is at least [one study](https://www.libertyballers.com/2012/2/29/2832299/lebron-james-kobe-bryant-dwyane-wade-clutch-nba-playoffs-4th -1

5 seconds left on the game clock trailing by 1 you have to rely on either one to save your life - Kobe Prime or Durant 3:29 pm Tue Jan 29 EDTDeleted

Yeah I don’t like stars who try to flex and hit the game winner against tight coverage. No matter how great you are, that’s not the best look. 1

An Immodest Proposal Replace the Skills Challenge with a 2-on-2 tournament10:57 am Wed Jan 30 EDTDeleted

And I imagine their teams would be furious about that risk as well. That said, the "tournament" format works well. You can adjust and have non-current players if need be. Shaq + Kobe vs. Chauncey + Rasheed. 1

If KD didnt leave to go to GSW would the Thunder have been favourites to win the title 7:29 pm Thu Jan 31 EDTDeleted

Think Cleveland - Golden State would have been slight favorites over them (since Oladipo wasn’t as esteemed as he is now, and GS would have retained Harrison Barnes most likely) but it would have been a 3 way race for sure. 1

Who is the NBAs counterpart to Alex Rodriguez 12:01 pm Sat Feb 2 EDTDeleted

That’s a tough one. It’s really hard to compare the impact a single baseball player can have to a basketball player, so it’s hard to blame them for not winning more titles in the same way. 3

Right on Time12:08 am Sun Feb 3 EDTDeleted

He is deceptively strong, but is post defense from guards really that important ? 2

Whos the biggest snake 3:52 pm Tue Feb 5 EDTDeleted

AD is absolutely not allowing the Pelicans the best chance to get value. That would be the offseason after the lottery so they know how the draft and Boston’s roster will shake out. They’re trying to force a trade early because their options are more 2

Whos the biggest snake 3:52 pm Tue Feb 5 EDTDeleted

We know what this sub thinks (KD) but he left as a free agent. Allowing players under contract to sit out games in order to force a trade is more detrimental to the league as a whole. I don’t think that necessarily describes Kawhi or AD either since the 2

Not letting Kevin Durant be normalized6:00 pm Tue Feb 5 EDTDeleted

Huh it’s almost as if one is slightly more harmful than the other. 0

how many cash considerations for LeBron 2:26 pm Wed Feb 6 EDTDeleted

Thats the soccer model. Star players get traded for money. 7

Serious Would the best thing the Clippers could do be to move cities 5:12 pm Wed Feb 6 EDTDeleted

Under Donald Sterling, the Clippers were a horrible cheapskate of a franchise, but ever since they started playing at the Staples Center theyve been making (and spending) a good amount of cash. Steve Ballmer has kicked that up a notch from there. 2

How much direct influence do you think Lebron has on Lakers FO decisions 10:19 am Thu Feb 7 EDTDeleted

That’s like a married guy claiming he isn’t whipped by his wife though. Take that with a grain of salt. Based on Brian Windhorst’s book, LeBron was the major reason David Blatt got fired . 0

How much direct influence do you think Lebron has on Lakers FO decisions 10:19 am Thu Feb 7 EDTDeleted

Yeah it’s weird that Luke was hired for the same. 1

Is it now publicly okay to criticize Magic Johnson 6:48 pm Thu Feb 7 EDTDeleted

Nah. He took a 35 win team and made it a (likely) 45 win team. Not too shabby for Year 1. 0

Sixers have the best OFFENSIVE Starting Lineup in the league7:32 pm Fri Feb 8 EDTDeleted

If basketball worked like that, Michael Jordan wouldn’t have won many titles. 3

Predict your stat line if you were given the green light for 1 game7:04 pm Tue Feb 12 EDTDeleted

Everyone is saying 0/0/0 but I don’t agree. If you attempted to be the “man” and take a bunch of shots, you’d be a total disaster and get stripped or blocked every time. But if you just sat at the three point line, teams would probably ignore you. 4

Predict your stat line if you were given the green light for 1 game7:04 pm Tue Feb 12 EDTDeleted

I’d have to step in because I can’t hit that shot. 1

Predict your stat line if you were given the green light for 1 game7:04 pm Tue Feb 12 EDTDeleted

Don’t tell the other team and give away my scouting report. 1

As Lebron fans WE need to admit KD is better now 9:54 am Tue Feb 19 EDTDeleted

People are still not ready to talk about this. They’re just going to grandfather in LeBron as the unquestioned best player in the league until the Warriors break up apparently. In reality, Durant vs. LeBron has been a legitimate debate for a few years n -5

As Lebron fans WE need to admit KD is better now 9:54 am Tue Feb 19 EDTDeleted

KD hasnt been too shabby in the playoffs himself. He just doesnt have to do as much, so his raw stats wont reflect that. -1

As Lebron fans WE need to admit KD is better now 9:54 am Tue Feb 19 EDTDeleted

People won’t come off their hill until KD wins “on his own.” Which is probably why he’s going to listen to that and go to NY. -3

Adam Silver needs to do the right thing and force the Lakers to vacate the 2002 championship12:05 pm Tue Feb 19 EDTDeleted

The David Stern denial does sound a little Trumpian... -1

Would Zion need to lose some weight in the NBA to reach his full potential 7:52 pm Thu Feb 21 EDTDeleted

Why would he want to gain weight? He’s allegedly 280 pounds. -2

Can LeBron still make MVP 11:55 pm Thu Feb 21 EDTDeleted

More relevant question may be whether he’s legally allowed to be a player/coach, because Luke isn’t lasting the season at this rate. 1

Serious In your opinion is Hardens game reliable enough in the playoffs to win a ring as the 1 option Even if GSW didnt get KD 9:58 am Fri Feb 22 EDTDeleted

More than that, last year’s Houston team was one of the best non-title teams of my lifetime. They would have been a worthy champion in a different circumstance. 3

Lakers interested in signing Zach Randolph9:43 am Sun Feb 24 EDTDeleted

Good thing they let Brook Lopez walk. 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 Feb 26 EDTDeleted

The super stacked Warriors have gone 8-1 against him. I don’t think they fear him anymore. 2

Lowe The Lakers have no excuses9:44 am Fri Mar 1 EDTDeleted

The Lakers have no shot against the Warriors in the playoffs, but if that was the bar for staying competitive, 27-28 teams may as well shut it down right now too. 1

If Lebron had joined the Sixers in free agency how many games does this hypothetical team win 8:01 pm Sat Mar 2 EDTDeleted

The LeBron + Ben Simmons fit isn’t perfect but if you still have JJ, Tobias, and RoCo as spacers then that’s a title contender for sure. 1

It s obvious that Jordan is the GOAT but the real question is- would LeBron beat prime Jordan in a fistfight 5:34 pm Sun Mar 3 EDTDeleted

LeBron is a physical freak but MJ has more toughness and edge. 10

Knicks should relocate to the moon1:25 pm Tue Mar 5 EDTDeleted

(I get the joke) but interestingly Uranus has 27 moons. 3

What NBA franchise do you think you could turn around if you were GM 6:52 pm Tue Mar 5 EDTDeleted

Suns. 4

Serious Kobe has more total points championships All-Defensive selections All Star appearances and scoring champions than LeBron James why is everyone jumping to cf LeBron and Jordan while leaving Kobe Bryant out of the talks 3:37 pm Thu Mar 7 EDTDeleted

I get that but MVP may not be the best metric to use, because it really punishes players who have superstar teammates. Durant and Steph wouldn’t be able to win together, and the only year KD won was when Westbrook was hurt. 3

KD to Lakers9:18 am Fri Mar 8 EDTDeleted

“He has a chance to play and learn with one of the GOATS.” That’s why. Kevin Durant doesn’t think he needs to “learn” from LeBron. He thinks (right or wrong) that he’s better right now. 13

Why is Coach Nick BBallBreakdown not liked in this sub 12:47 pm Fri Mar 8 EDTDeleted

Horton? 2

Do people actually believe that great players from the past are better than todays players 9:20 am Sun Mar 10 EDTDeleted

Clearly a group of All-Stars from the 70s would get walloped by today’s players. But we really should judge everything based on the context of their era. I saw some comments here saying Larry Bird wasn’t that good of a shooter based on how few threes 16

In hindsight it s a travesty Nate McMillan didn t win COTY last year3:51 pm Sun Mar 10 EDTDeleted

100% agree. If a team has some decent vets (like Darren Collison) and puts in effort, it can get close to .500. There are quite a few bad teams that are either tanking or just too young to compete with veterans. 1

Adam For Life Silver should ban James Dolan and force a sale of the New York Knicks9:38 pm Mon Mar 11 EDTDeleted

He is absolutely not worse than Donald Sterling. Sterling was a racist slumlord. 2

How good would Larry Krystkowiak be in the current NBA 10:52 am Tue Mar 12 EDTDeleted

Definitely expected this to be about him as a coach, so props for swerving. But the answer is no clue on my end. 1

Completing a college presentation I need r NBA s help11:22 pm Tue Mar 12 EDTDeleted

I would look at demographic and population trends too. Some cities are growing, some are declining. Along with Seattle, Vegas also has to be a contender too. They have a growing population but also a ridiculous amount of tourists/money coming in. 2

If you gave Bill Belichick a year to study basketball do you think he would be a good NBA coach 11:30 pm Tue Mar 12 EDTDeleted

No. And I’ll go a step further; if you only gave him a year to study rugby (a closer cousin) he wouldn’t be good at that either. It took him 20-30 years to get this good at football. -2

If you gave Bill Belichick a year to study basketball do you think he would be a good NBA coach 11:30 pm Tue Mar 12 EDTDeleted

He had a losing season in each of his first three years in the league despite decades as an assistant/coordinator prior. All told, he spent 20 years in football before he had a winning season as a head coach and 27 before he won the title. 0

The Celtics are 31-25 when Kyrie plays 45 win pace 9:30 am Wed Mar 13 EDTDeleted

It’s really hard to figure out. Offensively, his numbers are better than ever. And his advanced defensive stats are actually not bad either (+0.8 on ESPN’s real plus minus) 5

OKC not the Rockets are the second best team in the West 11:28 pm Wed Mar 13 EDTDeleted

PG is having an excellent season. But Harden has been historically efficient on offense for about 4-5 years now. 2

Add Lebron James to the Detroit Pistons How many games would they beat the Raptors in 3:27 pm Thu Mar 14 EDTDeleted

There’s a lot of duplicate skill between LeBron and Blake. But I’d still take those Pistons in 6. Think the Pistons would be better with a purer shooter like KD though. 3

Could anyone help double checking the jersey to make sure its fake 9:25 am Fri Mar 15 EDTDeleted

Could shrink in the wash? 1

Are NCAA players allowed to create a twitch channel and profit from it 1:26 pm Wed Mar 20 EDTDeleted

Seems like a good compromise to me. Allow Zion Williamson to be a social influencer and profit off his image. Hell, Lori Loughlin’s daughter was going to USC and making money that way. 1

Why are people on the other post about mj struggling before 1990 saying its just a few games but constantly shit on LeBron for 6 games vs Dallas 7:18 pm Wed Mar 20 EDTDeleted

Michael Jordan lost in the playoffs plenty of times but he never flopped or quit. His averages per playoff appearance pre 1990: 29.3 PPG, 43.7 PPG, 35.7 PPG, 36.3 PPG, 34.8 PPG, 36.7 PPG. His teams were outmanned but he played his heart out and did extrem 1

Hows Zion getting buckets in NBA 1:27 pm Fri Mar 22 EDTDeleted

I just see him as a PF. I know that position may not exist as it did in the past, but he seems an easy fit there, ideally next to a shooting center. 1

Hows Zion getting buckets in NBA 1:27 pm Fri Mar 22 EDTDeleted

Eh there aren’t too many big post up PFs (like Tim Duncan) around anymore. I feel like he has enough strength to hang with those big boys and enough athleticism to chase around stretch 4s. Some tall shooters like Durant may he trouble but they are for 2

Just curious could JR Smith be inducted in the basketball Hall of Fame 11:13 am Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

He’s not even Hall of Very Good. He’s Hall of Starting Caliber player. 3

anyone agree that dirks one ring is more meaningful than KDs 2 1:45 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

You could argue that, and that LeBron’s ring in Cleveland means more than the 2 in Miami. But in 50 years, fans probably won’t remember all this. They’ll just count rings like we all do. 3

anyone agree that dirks one ring is more meaningful than KDs 2 1:45 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Everything is recorded but our brains are getting overcrowded and our attention spans get reduced. I remember people saying the Kings should be viewed as the true champions (after the refs screwed them against the Lakers) or the Mavs over the Heat (first 2

Luka Doncic for ROTY and Trae Young for Post All Star ROTY3:52 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

I don’t get the “give everyone a trophy” generation. Some choices are easy, some are hard, but they need to be made either way. 4

Luka Doncic for ROTY and Trae Young for Post All Star ROTY3:52 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Go get a haircut! 4