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Did AB just pull off a bigger power move than anyone in the NBA has 6:02 pm Sat Sep 11 EDT 3 ups @ 0.57 Removed

What non-Hawks team could McMillan end up on for next season 4:51 pm Wed Jun 16 EDT 0 ups @ 0.20 Deleted

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If this loss to Nigeria is a sign of things to come is Popovich the worst US coach ever at putting together coaching international teams 10:16 pm Sat Jul 10 EDT 0 ups @ 0.22 Removed

Is Simmons Harris picks for Trae lets say he signs his extension first if thats needed to balance the cap even close to a reasonable trade 12:47 am Wed Jul 14 EDT 0 ups @ 0.50 Removed

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Who do you think is most skilled big men Kevin Durant or Hakeem Olajuwon 11:12 am Sat Sep 11 EDTDeleted

KDs probably the greatest offensive player ever, so him. 2

Did AB just pull off a bigger power move than anyone in the NBA has 6:02 pm Sat Sep 11 EDTDeleted

Who knows, hell probably have a career year and get a ring, and who knows what contracts will look like after the next CBA negotiations. 6

So the Knicks got fleeced right 12:13 am Mon Nov 1 EDTDeleted

I mean, Id heard KP was upset with management and was gonna leave anyway, so its pretty whatever, but yeah, considering most of their motivation was to free cap space for big-name FAs, and they got none, it looks pretty bad atm. 1

Lebron8:53 pm Tue Dec 7 EDTDeleted

Durant got heat for joining a championship team. No one cares if you join a team with another superstar. Its not even like the Lakers are that stacked, its LeBron+AD and a good supporting cast. 1

Genuine question what exactly are r NBA clowning Steph about 2:38 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTDeleted

You quite obviously do. 7

It s crazy how Pheonix is bad year after year despite always picking in the lottery12:49 am Tue Feb 16 EDTDeleted

You say that like the Knicks think theyre good or something. 1

Who would you rather have Prime Wade or Prime Kevin Durant 2:04 am Tue Feb 16 EDTDeleted

Wade was an absolute beast, but gotta go with KD on this one. 1

Russell Westbrook in his first 20 games this season 0 thirty point games In his last 25 games 17 thirty point games 11:44 pm Wed Feb 17 EDTDeleted

Yep, almost like he was playing through an injury on a new team. 1

Lakers right now is a contender but their Championship window is 1-2 years Did Anthony Davis make the right decision to join the Lakers rather than stay with Pelicans for the longer run Zion and Anthony Davis could have dominate the league for years 7:17 pm Thu Feb 18 EDTDeleted

Who knows what his potential would be with Zion, AD had been there long enough and had been on multiple rosters that seemed promising only to not amount to anything. If you actually care about winning a ring you always take the surest thing possible. 2

Serious Can someone explain to me how RJ Barrett who posted a 27 6 5 statline for team world last night got a F for his grade according to ESPN 12:11 pm Sat Feb 20 EDTDeleted

Why are you acting like this is an actual report card, this is an article to entertain people, you can throw silly stuff like that in there. 12

Serious Can someone explain to me how RJ Barrett who posted a 27 6 5 statline for team world last night got a F for his grade according to ESPN 12:11 pm Sat Feb 20 EDTDeleted

You can do whatever you want, it just doesnt make sense to make a thread complaining about a joke. 1

Tonight could be Lebrons last game as 239:17 pm Sun Oct 17 EDTDeleted

No. 1

Tonight could be Lebrons last game as 239:17 pm Sun Oct 17 EDTDeleted

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Is James capable of winning a ring on a team that wasnt put together as a super team 9:20 pm Sun Oct 17 EDTDeleted

2 great players =/= superteam 3

Skip Bayless on Twitter This was LeBrons easiest path to a ring 10:32 pm Sun Oct 17 EDTDeleted

LeBron was in great form when the season stopped. Im pretty sure he wouldve preferred to just play it out from there. He came into the bubble playing bad as fuck. 1

TheHoopCentral Hypothetical trade idea from BillSimmons on Zach Lowe s podcast Smart for 2 and 14 7:53 pm Mon Oct 25 EDTDeleted

If Wisemans still there, I do this instantly. 1

What happened to Deandre Ayton 1:32 pm Mon Nov 29 EDTDeleted

Why not just Google him before posting this lol, you would immediately see that hes a good player. 2

Would you like to implement any of these North Korean basketball rules into the NBA1:11 am Thu Dec 16 EDTDeleted

Id be down for the dunk and free throw changes. 2

Serious I think Kyrie always had mental health issues and no one quiet takes him seriously 1:36 am Sun Dec 19 EDTDeleted

Not every asshole has a mental illness, some people are just assholes. 1

Did D Wade making Derrick Jones JR the dunk contest champion impact his legacy at all 9:17 pm Sun Dec 26 EDTDeleted

Unironically, DJJ shouldve won the contest. He shouldnt have won at the specific point that Wade made him the winner, but Aaron Gordon was getting 50s for basically repeating dunks leading up to that. It was just a case of bad process, correct result. 2

Portland Warriors should look into trading for Blake Griffin2:50 pm Mon Jan 3 EDTDeleted

No, he isnt. 1

Why isn t the season postponed 8:53 pm Fri Jan 15 EDTDeleted

Because everyone involved wants to make money, and fans want to watch games. 2

Time to ask this question again Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum 10:03 pm Fri Jan 22 EDTDeleted

Ive always been a Brown guy. 1

LeBron has slowed down considerably he just has one of the deepest bags in the league11:07 pm Mon Jan 25 EDTDeleted

I straight up disagree, his acceleration is ridiculous still, and he got up to reject a shot at its literal peak in the 4th. He cant sustain those levels of athleticism the way he used to, but in bursts, he can activate like 80% of his old athleticism. 5

Is Tyler Herro overrated 11:00 am Tue Feb 2 EDTDeleted

I mean, I feel like no one really talks about him anymore, so I wouldnt say so. 2

Giannis actually has a higher True Shooting than last year is getting more assists steals blocks per game and is scoring at almost the same rate as his first MVP season 38 7 per 100 poss and yet a lot of people are acting as if he has taken a big ste11:23 pm Fri Feb 5 EDTDeleted

His PER is down, REB% is down, AST% is down, TOV% is up, win shares/48 down, OBPM and DBPM down, and his Offensive and Defensive RAPTOR ratings are both down as well. 1

The Thunder with their highest first half in OKC history Leading the Timberwolves 83-62 at HT 9:12 pm Sat Feb 6 EDTDeleted

Tbf, its also against the Timberwolves without KAT or DAngelo Russell. Looking at their roster, Im not sure anyone on their team would start on an actually good team. 3

Draymond Green in the loss to Dallas 6 reb 15 asst 4 blk 6 stl 2 pts on 0 2 field goals 11:12 pm Sat Feb 6 EDTDeleted

Balanced it out with 6 steals on the other end. 7

Draymond Green in the loss to Dallas 6 reb 15 asst 4 blk 6 stl 2 pts on 0 2 field goals 11:12 pm Sat Feb 6 EDTDeleted

Draymond is the mega evolution of Kuroko. 7

Should the Nuggets try to trade for Bradley Beal 11:24 pm Sat Feb 6 EDTDeleted

Im not banking on Bubble Murray coming back if Im the Nuggets. 1

Jokic was in a super bowl commercial for doordash Do you think Jokics defense is underrated 1:08 pm Mon Feb 8 EDTDeleted

Nah, his defense is pretty bad. Having a center that isnt good at defense puts a lot of strain on the rest of your teammates, its a disproportionately impactful skill at his position. 5

Jokic was in a super bowl commercial for doordash Do you think Jokics defense is underrated 1:08 pm Mon Feb 8 EDTDeleted

I do watch them, he isnt. By RAPTOR, hes the 26th best defensive center in the league thats played 400+ minutes. 5

If the Lakers offered a 10 Billion bonus to Lebron if he were to average 100 points per game for an entire season what would be the best long term strategy from opposing teams in order to try to bankrupt the Lakers 4:32 pm Mon Feb 8 EDTDeleted

Ive browsed by new in a lot of subreddits, and this might be the dumbest post Ive ever seen. 5

The Warriors should have drafted Lamelo 8:02 pm Mon Feb 8 EDTDeleted

Edwards and Wiseman could literally turn into the next Kobe and Duncan for all we know, these guys are all 20 games into their rookie seasons. LaMelos beasting right now, but making statements like this is silly. Even just by the end of this season we cou 2

Zach Lavine Tonight 35 Points on 12 26 shooting including 3 8 from 3 and 8 11 from the line10:32 pm Mon Feb 8 EDTDeleted

And he choked the game away. 1

If Hakeem played in todays social media highlight era how would commenters feel about his defense if he had to spend a playoff series guarding Jokic one on one 11:50 pm Mon Feb 8 EDTDeleted

I think Hakeem would shut Jokic down. Hakeem was arguably the most nimble big man that has ever played this game, and his reaction speed to shots was absurd. I think its insane recency bias to think Jokic would just go off on him. 1

How does Stephen A Smith deliver so much information at once 12:43 am Tue Feb 9 EDTDeleted

Best in the business. Some people might not like his business, but hes the king of it. 8

Do you think Cade Cunningham will be the best player in the NBA one day 1:53 pm Tue Feb 9 EDTDeleted

I dont even think hell be the best from his draft class, but hes the safest while having an all-NBA ceiling. 1

ESPN Which player has the early lead in the NBAs MVP race 10:33 am Wed Feb 10 EDTDeleted

I mean, theres absolutely a logical way to explain it, you could see them both as the most impactful, and LeBrons impact+better support has him as the 2 seed, whereas Stephs impact+worse support has him at the 8 seed. 2

ESPN Which player has the early lead in the NBAs MVP race 10:33 am Wed Feb 10 EDTDeleted

And who knows how they wouldve done in those, the Lakers were firmly in the playoffs before LeBron got hurt is all Im saying. 1

what is the craziest NBA rumor that your actually believe is true 2:25 pm Thu Feb 11 EDTDeleted

You think every sport is or just the NBA? 1

What do you think would happen if an NBA player legally changed his name to Lebron James 2:59 pm Sat Feb 13 EDTDeleted

Theyd probably give the other guy a nickname and use that instead, like how LeBrons son goes by Bronny. 1

I really hope yall keep the same energy for every bench guy that gets dunked on like you do for Yuta Watanabe12:56 pm Thu Mar 4 EDTDeleted

You really dont have to acknowledge both. What Anthony Edwards did was literally one of the craziest in-game dunks weve ever seen. What Yuta did was something that happens every night. 4

I really hope yall keep the same energy for every bench guy that gets dunked on like you do for Yuta Watanabe12:56 pm Thu Mar 4 EDTDeleted

Youre equating normal reactions to what prompted this thread, which is a super abnormal overreaction. 1

Why did Barkley keep saying Sabonis was 6 2 5:16 pm Sat Mar 6 EDTDeleted

I mean, he called Gobert 75 too lol, it was a joke. The point was that LeBron said he needed size then proceeded to pick Sabonis who is shorter than Gobert. 3

Can we finally admit RJ Barrett is a better prospect than Tyler Herro 5:34 pm Sat Mar 13 EDTDeleted

I dont think theres much of a difference between the two offensively. Herro better shooter, ball handler, and passer. Barrett better athlete and finisher. Barrett has the edge with defense, but overall, theyre very similar caliber players imo. 5

Would you consider Lebron an elitist with his teammates 10:44 am Fri Mar 19 EDTDeleted

I mean, great players in every team sport are like this. Baseballs different because even though its a team sport so much of it is more individual. Im sure Trout holds the people in proximity to him accountable. 1

What merit does Bron have for MVP 6:41 pm Fri Mar 19 EDTDeleted

Its not just the record, its the record and the fact that hes done it without AD while playing elite basketball on offense and defense. 5

What merit does Bron have for MVP 6:41 pm Fri Mar 19 EDTDeleted

Dame doesnt have the defense or the record. 3

What merit does Bron have for MVP 6:41 pm Fri Mar 19 EDTDeleted

So he has a worse record, whats your point? 1

What merit does Bron have for MVP 6:41 pm Fri Mar 19 EDTDeleted

2nd seed in the West with Dennis Schroder as his #2 while playing All-NBA level defense. 5

Ja Morant was never actually good we were just fooled by the hype10:26 am Sat Mar 20 EDTDeleted

Yeah, this is sensationalized and hyperbolic, but I do agree that Morant was and is overhyped. He could absolutely justify the hype in the future, but he isnt a Luka, Trae, Zion, or even Lamelo-level prospect yet. 1

Analyzing the Hawks Win Streak6:10 pm Sat Mar 20 EDTDeleted

>Could Lloyd Pierce have won all these games? Fuck no. 12

After a horrible start to the season from distance Luka Doncic is shooting 40 4 from beyond the arc on over 8 attempts per contest in his last 30 games2:03 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTDeleted

This is literally on the front page right now. 8

Do you think Masai is going to bolt He gave out fat contracts to role players in FVV and Siakam and now they are a bad team4:44 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTDeleted

The Raptors also pretty clearly have a bunch of talented players. Theyre having trouble this year but it shouldnt be hard for them to get back on the right track. 4

Since the Market is dry for John Collins very little offers terrible offers Should the Lakers offer Kuzma THT Draft picks 7:12 pm Mon Mar 22 EDTDeleted

"Since the Hawks are getting shit offers that they arent interested in, should the Lakers throw in another shit offer?" 19

Stephen Curry would unironically go number 1 in an all time draft1:41 pm Tue Mar 23 EDTDeleted

Gimme LeBron or Jordan, but you have fun with Curry. 32

Sylvander The Miami Heat believe Kyle Lowry Jimmy Butler amp Bam Adebayo are up for the challenge against any Big 3 league-wide 3:59 pm Tue Mar 23 EDTDeleted

Cmon man... 13

Fingernails will they ever be regulated 11:15 pm Fri May 28 EDTDeleted

Maybe Im tripping but I swear they do. The regulation might not be low enough for you, but Im pretty sure it exists. 1

Maxwell Great game last night by the Jazz It makes a helluva difference when the home team isn t afraid for their lives bc their fans opt not to wear white sheets to the game 1:43 am Sat May 29 EDTDeleted

I love this dudes tweets lmao. 2

What is with the Lakers 4:25 pm Sun May 30 EDTDeleted

AD falls the most of any player in the league, always has. 1

Discussion Does any guard have a better ability to finish in the paint than Ja Morant 11:00 pm Mon May 31 EDTDeleted

Kyrie, Luka, probably a bunch Im not thinking of. 1

Grayson Allen gets a bad rep5:28 pm Tue Jun 1 EDTDeleted

Probably wait until he has a clean year before trying to pull this card. 2

Super teams ruining the NBA7:18 pm Thu Jun 3 EDTDeleted

Only if youre a casual fan imo. Golden State had a bunch of very entertaining series where they were challenged, Miamis Big 3 was consistently challenged, if Jaylen Brown had been healthy, we mightve been able to make our series vs Brooklyn decently enter 5

Pick one current playoff team replace Luka Doncic with their best player- which team becomes the best in the league 9:14 pm Thu Jun 3 EDTDeleted

But you would be replacing Gobert lol. 2

Anthony Edwards reportedly owes a Madden gamer 22 000 after losing a game of Madden to him but then refused to give him the money and blocked him on instagram twitter 6:28 pm Tue Jun 8 EDTDeleted

Obviously, he should honor the bet, but this isnt really "down bad." 2

Superstar Status Who is currently on that list and what characteristics must a Superstar have 4:19 pm Tue Jun 15 EDTDeleted

You have 2 elite defensive players on the list lol, and both of them are also elite offensively, you might as well take the defensive criteria off the list. 1

Superstar Status Who is currently on that list and what characteristics must a Superstar have 4:19 pm Tue Jun 15 EDTDeleted

Nobody on the list made it because of defense, so why even pretend its a legitimate factor? Most of your list is made up of terrible defenders. 1

Superstar Status Who is currently on that list and what characteristics must a Superstar have 4:19 pm Tue Jun 15 EDTDeleted

Yes, and that doesnt change the fact that not a single player made the list because of defense. If you removed the defensive criteria, the list is the exact same, so why even pretend its an actual consideration. If defense actually matters, then you have 1

Esfandiar KOC just reported Haralabos Voulgaris is also OUT 4:40 pm Wed Jun 16 EDTDeleted

So Cuban attacked that journalists credibility for no reason. 1

Lamelo Ball winning ROTY proves awards are based on absolutely nothing but hype4:20 pm Wed Jun 16 EDTDeleted

Nah, it proves that people dont care about the position your put in or your responsibilities within your team. Also how NBA awards, in general, are trending. At this point, everything just rewards the players on the best teams. Cant even blame players fo 1

NBA should it be made into ONBA 4:50 pm Wed Jun 16 EDTDeleted

>assfault nice. 9

Rant about Raptors inexperienced assistant coach5:49 pm Wed Jun 16 EDTDeleted

Why does a Suns fans give a shit about some random Raptors assistant coach? 1

why can t 4 Sixers starters lock arms and form a ring around Ben Simmons so he cant be hacked 11:57 pm Wed Jun 16 EDTDeleted

Trae could just run under all their legs and foul him anyway. 1

Ben Simmons for KP Straight up No picks either way Who say no 2:13 pm Thu Jun 17 EDTDeleted

>Mavs dont care that Simmons is allergic to the basketball, Luka will find a way to make it work. By "make it work," do you mean they can play 4 on 5 on offense? Because Luka couldnt make Porzingis work, and Porzingis is about 10x the offensive player 1

The Zion situation is a prime example of why the player power era is harmful to the league3:53 pm Thu Jun 17 EDTDeleted

The Zion situation where literally nothing has happened yet? Literally, the only thing thats happened is the Pelicans front office has pressure on them now, which they should. If Zion actually leaves or tries to force his way out, then this is a legitim 4

Pretty interesting that Carlisle left Luka out of his goodbye letter 4:29 pm Thu Jun 17 EDTDeleted

Even the rumors said that they had gotten past it. On top of the fact that Mark Cuban called them bullshit. Obviously, theyre clearly all true at this point, but I definitely think this is an interesting bit of information in corroborating that. 1

Pretty interesting that Carlisle left Luka out of his goodbye letter 4:29 pm Thu Jun 17 EDTDeleted

Is it still a "narrative" after the guy has already quit? Does that not basically confirm the rumors? 0

Player movement is a fucking joke5:32 pm Thu Jun 17 EDTDeleted

Who has left that upset you? 2

If Hawks win this years but falls off cliff after NBA nerfs foul baiters will that be the ultimate asterisk ring 12:28 am Fri Jun 18 EDTDeleted

The number of "ifs" Ive seen people post on here to try to preemptively discredit Trae is hilarious. Were now at the point where someone is asking if the NBA literally changed the rules somehow to the point that it prevented Trae from winning *a second ri 1

Ben Simmons proved tonight why he was an All-Star 10:45 pm Fri Jun 18 EDTDeleted

You never seen a joke before? 2

Drop your best Gobert trade ideas1:12 am Sat Jun 19 EDTDeleted

There is no trade that the Jazz can make involving Gobert that doesnt make them significantly worse. Gobert was their most important regular-season player by a good margin and wasnt nearly as bad in the playoffs as the reactionaries are making him out to 2

If Ben Simmons skills was put in the body of a regular 5 10 what level of basketball does he reach 1:59 am Sat Jun 19 EDTDeleted

Rondo was a better scorer and passer than current Ben Simmons in his prime, so a 510 version would definitely be way behind. 1

Which playoff outcome was worse among the two The 2015 Hawks or this year s Jazz 2:18 am Sat Jun 19 EDTDeleted

The Jazz got pissed on by a Kawhi-less Clippers, Hawks ran into prime LeBron. The funny thing is all season when I said the Jazz were frauds and would get exposed like that Hawks team did, everyone kept telling me how it wouldnt happen and how much bett 9

Seth Curry vs Bogdan Bogdanovic The barely talked about players in the Sixers vs Hawks matchup 2:14 am Sat Jun 19 EDTDeleted

Imagine being such a loser that you get triggered over a player heating their shoulder. Trae has literally never brought the injury up and downplays it whenever anyone mentions it. 4

Weiss Walker maintained his professionalism throughout the season but his health issues the team s poor performance and boos from TD Garden fans something that particularly pissed him off according to multiple sources12:50 pm Sat Jun 19 EDTDeleted

Yeah, I get that fans can be harsh sometimes, but idk what you expect when youre supposed to be a star and you play consistently terrible over an extended period of time. 1

Kevin Durant in his first playoff run post-Achilles injury 34 9 4 on 51 40 8711:46 pm Sat Jun 19 EDTDeleted

APs was just an ACL wasnt it? 0

Jokic would have beat the bucks if he had the nets current injured team 11:32 am Sun Jun 20 EDTDeleted

What shooters? KD was consistently getting the ball to open guys, they had no good shooters. 1

Is OG Anunoby better than Ben Simmons 5:49 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTDeleted

You cant be a primary playmaker in any meaningful situation without the ability to score. 7

Is OG Anunoby better than Ben Simmons 5:49 pm Sun Jun 20 EDTDeleted

And Trae Young wasnt, and Devin Booker was only an injury replacement. All-Star voting is bad and has been for a long time. 2

Was Vince Carter holding the Hawks back 3:16 pm Mon Jun 21 EDTDeleted

Eh, he played 17.5 minutes a game Traes rookie year and 14.6 his second. Not crazy minutes, but enough to matter. 1

Which side would say no to Lebron for Dame 3:35 pm Tue Jun 22 EDTDeleted

The Lakers. 1

What do you think of the opinion Id rather spend a top 5 lottery pick on a wing or guard as opposed to a big man 7:17 pm Wed Jun 23 EDTDeleted

>youd rather spend it on the most impactful positions: guard or wing. I think Jokic and Embiid were the most impactful players in the league this year, and its harder to find players like them than good wings, so if youre in position to draft a guy th 2

Worst badly-aged takes you ve ever seen 4:30 pm Thu Jun 24 EDTDeleted

I would say the fact that Trae is doing this with the supporting cast that he has now makes it a pretty fair projection that with another All-Star level player or two, which is the standard for Championship teams, he would be there. The fact that he eve 3

Worst badly-aged takes you ve ever seen 4:30 pm Thu Jun 24 EDTDeleted

Skip Bayless said Donte DiVincenzo had a higher NBA ceiling than Trae, Max Kellerman said Trae should go to the G-League for a year or two to develop. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3FYvGAGh9c 1

Would you rather your team win two easy rings or one hard ring4:51 pm Wed Jun 30 EDTDeleted

Big if true. 1

Alright I officially hate Patrick Beverly 11:36 pm Wed Jun 30 EDTDeleted

>If he got a reaction out of someone like that everyone would be giving all the credit in the world What? Pat Bev could find the cure to cancer and people on this sub wouldnt give him credit lol. 0

Do you think the Hawks wouldve been able to put away the Bucks easily if Trae Young didnt step on the refs foot 5:29 pm Sat Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Not easily, but yeah, I think they win that game. Pretty impossible to say how the series goes from there with a healthy Giannis too. 1

What makes Nick Nurse such a good coach 5:57 pm Sat Jul 3 EDTDeleted

The fact that all of the Warriors got hurt so he could win a ring. Luck like that can only be greatness. -12

What makes Nick Nurse such a good coach 5:57 pm Sat Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Ah yes, I forgot that the Raptors lost 2 HoFers too. Who were they again? -1

What makes Nick Nurse such a good coach 5:57 pm Sat Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Oh, so they didnt actually lose anybody, while the Warriors lost 2 HoFers? Thats what you were trying to say? >and Kawhi was hobbling around with a knee injury since the Bucks series. You mean the same chronic knee issue that Kawhi has constantly? T 0

What makes Nick Nurse such a good coach 5:57 pm Sat Jul 3 EDTDeleted

What does that have to do with you guys lucking into a ring? 0

Ingram in 2020 When I look at other guys from the 2016 draft Im like This m-----f----- got an extension Oh my god Man we can lace up right now and play one-on-one to 15 and this m-----f----- wont score 2:10 am Mon Jul 5 EDTDeleted

I wish Ingram got more coverage, really enjoy his game and personality. Even though hes been in two decently high-profile situations with the Lakers and now playing with Zion, it feels like the media doesnt cover him that much. 2

Has LeBron mentally checked out 3:42 pm Mon Jul 5 EDTDeleted

>The Lakers had chances to come back but LeBron just kept giving up. This didnt happen lol. He gave up at times, but the games were clearly over when he did. >And he’s skipping the olympics this year. Lol. 3

Why is ESPN doing such a terrible job of marketing these Finals 8:50 pm Mon Jul 5 EDTDeleted

Because everyone knows that injuries played a huge part in these teams getting here, and most people dont actually think these are the two best teams from each conference. Most people are also kind of exhausted with the CP3 and Giannis narratives after h 0

What did everyone think of the Matt Sullivan interview and did it totally just shift your perspective on the inside of the Nets Also how is this piece not getting more recognition 4:53 am Tue Jul 6 EDTDeleted

>Will it warrant investigation? Probably not. >What does everyone think of Kyrie and or KD now? Literally nothing even vaguely different. 3

Slater Devin Booker reiterates that he plans to play for Team USA once the Finals end Next thing smoking to Tokyo Ill be there 4:43 pm Wed Jul 7 EDTDeleted

>Love those guys they are from my area but both sucked in the NBa They werent starting over in him in the NBA. 1

This subs response to KD and Michael Rappaports comments were disappointing and mirror whats happening now7:41 pm Wed Jul 7 EDTDeleted

Did you just realize the overwhelming majority of Reddit users were white today? 3

Bucks fans have been insufferable the last couple of days about the disparity in FT attempts 2:39 pm Thu Jul 8 EDTDeleted

>can see the Suns were way more aggressive than the Bucks. They were almost tied for points in the paint. The Suns were not more aggressive, the refs were just sucking them off, Booker especially. 5

Bucks fans have been insufferable the last couple of days about the disparity in FT attempts 2:39 pm Thu Jul 8 EDTDeleted

Thats why he got to the line 10 times on mostly jumpers. 2

Confession I was so uninterested in game 2 of the NBA Finals that I turned them off to watch the National Spelling Bee Finals instead2:51 am Fri Jul 9 EDTDeleted

Torrey Craig tried to slide and fall down to get a cheap charge called. It was a blatant blocking foul and something that the league needs to start penalizing more harshly specifically because of how dangerous it is to both parties. 1

Most unconventional mock yet Barnes at 3 Ziare at 6 Robinson-Earle at 9 and Ayo D at 111:57 am Sat Jul 10 EDTDeleted

Because its not a mock draft, its just this guy saying who he thinks is going to have the best career, but he called it a "mock draft" and put teams next to the players to get clicks. 1

USA losing to Nigeria kinda confirms everything I was thinking about this past NBA season the hunger and competitiveness just isn t there across the board 10:23 pm Sat Jul 10 EDTDeleted

This US team is just bad. 0

What happens to the Bucks if they get swept 8:51 pm Sun Jul 11 EDTDeleted

Fire Bud, I dont see any meaningful roster changes they can make. 1

The Lakers should trade Davis for lillard5:18 pm Mon Jul 12 EDTDeleted

Indeed, the Lakers should trade a DPOY-quality big man with elite offensive skills for one of the worst defensive players in the NBA with elite offensive skills. Surely that will make them better. 3

The plan with Simmons was the Sixers to improve his jumper THEN shop him1:51 pm Tue Jul 13 EDTDeleted

If they fix his jumper then they have a 25-year-old 611 All-NBA caliber two-way player under contract for multiple years. Why would they move him at that point? 5

It s refreshing to have two teams in the finals led by likable people6:18 pm Tue Jul 13 EDTDeleted

Ayton is the only person I find likable on the Suns. 1

How many games would this team win 6:48 pm Tue Jul 13 EDTDeleted

I wish Bol Bol could go to the Thunder or somewhere he could get actual minutes to develop. Hes such a ridiculously good shooting talent. 1

Is Simmons Harris picks for Trae lets say he signs his extension first if thats needed to balance the cap even close to a reasonable trade 12:47 am Wed Jul 14 EDTDeleted

Literal first line of the post: >Not saying the Hawks would consider it 1

Next season I would like to see the referees letting these guys play more without blowing the whistle for the smallest contact 2:41 pm Wed Jul 14 EDTDeleted

>As a center you can’t be physical anymore without catching 3 fouls in 1st quarter. Yeah, you actually have to be good at defense now. Guys like Gobert/Embiid/Giannis/Capela/Turner/etc. are still monstrously impactful on defense. >Where The ruth 6

A thread on how big of a choker CP3 is and the countless postseason chokes he s been a part of 1:38 am Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

Im here for all the CP3 negativity, lets go. 35

Is a sign-and-trade with a team that could theoretically offer a higher offer sheet not collusion 2:49 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

Sure, but the idea would be that the Spurs are the only team willing to offer him a max, except that they would realize they could avoid having to max him by trading an asset they value less than the cap space in an S&T. 1

Is a sign-and-trade with a team that could theoretically offer a higher offer sheet not collusion 2:49 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

>Why would the Spurs agree to give up assets in a sign and trade for him if they have space to sign him to a max So that they can get him on less than a max and the asset they give up might be somebody they dont mind losing, a la Derrick White. > 0

Is a sign-and-trade with a team that could theoretically offer a higher offer sheet not collusion 2:49 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

Teams cant offer a higher amount after the home team matches? 1

Is a sign-and-trade with a team that could theoretically offer a higher offer sheet not collusion 2:49 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

>Thats not collusion thats compensation for the Hawks not matching I mean, its two teams working together in a way that benefits both of them and suppresses JCs wages. >If the difference is small its definitely cheaper to max him and take the 2-5 1

Is a sign-and-trade with a team that could theoretically offer a higher offer sheet not collusion 2:49 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

Yes. 1

What do you think about teams picking 2 players that cant foul out 8:32 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

Pick PJ Tucker and Pat Bev and just have them send entire teams to the ICU. 1

Does the NBA Finals always make fan-bases seem so terrible 9:55 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

I dont think anyone minds the Bucks? Some people are higher/lower than consensus on Giannis, so theres some friction there, but other than that, I feel like the Bucks are about as unanimously well-liked as any team. 2

Devin Booker is too unlikeable to casual fans10:47 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

>People look at me crazy when I’ll say something like this. People went from not caring about him to immensely overrating him as soon as he started getting Kobe comps. Theres a significant Twitter population calling him a top 15 player. 1

Devin Booker is too unlikeable to casual fans10:47 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

Thats not true, a lot of the greats are hypersensitive to literally every slight. It can serve as some of their best motivation. 2

Devin Booker is too unlikeable to casual fans10:47 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

So what if she did lol, you cant be insecure enough to worry about policing your SOs thoughts. 2

Devin Booker is too unlikeable to casual fans10:47 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

Most casual fans cant name everybody on the all-star team. 0

Devin Booker is too unlikeable to casual fans10:47 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

Well, his post is removed now, so I cant see the body anymore, but at least the title said casual fans. 1

Devin Booker is too unlikeable to casual fans10:47 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

A man of culture. 2

Devin Booker is too unlikeable to casual fans10:47 pm Thu Jul 15 EDTDeleted

>The dude looks like he eats buttons off TV remotes Holy fuck lmao 1

Its ridiculous that Zion isnt getting more talk for the Olympics after 24 7 of him when he first got into the league and even at the start of this season5:53 pm Fri Jul 16 EDTDeleted

People have talked about him a good amount. 2

Its ridiculous that Zion isnt getting more talk for the Olympics after 24 7 of him when he first got into the league and even at the start of this season5:53 pm Fri Jul 16 EDTDeleted

Nah, Twitter talks about him, Pat McAfee talked about him, pretty sure both The Jump and Jalen Rose talked about him. 2

Are KP and Simmons considered negative assets in any trade deal 5:53 pm Fri Jul 16 EDTDeleted

No. Simmons is a very positive asset. Porzingis is a marginally positive asset thats hard to fit both cap-wise and positionally onto a lot of teams. 8

Are KP and Simmons considered negative assets in any trade deal 5:53 pm Fri Jul 16 EDTDeleted

>and-rim protection ability. Well, no, at least not recently. If you mean in a theoretical sense, then sure. 2

Phoenix does not know how to stop Giannis11:09 pm Sat Jul 17 EDTDeleted

No one knows how to stop Giannis, and saying the Suns had a harder road is a joke. 11

Phoenix does not know how to stop Giannis11:09 pm Sat Jul 17 EDTDeleted

>thats a big ass * for milwaukee too This isnt an actual thing, people get injured every year. 4

Why are mods deleting the Holiday foul on that last Booker steal It will also be on the last two minute report might as well keep it up11:48 pm Sat Jul 17 EDTDeleted

It wasnt a foul. 6

Can we address this media bias against the Bucks and Giannis 12:12 pm Sun Jul 18 EDTDeleted

I feel like its hard to sell it as xenophobia when they respect other foreign players like Luka and Jokic. A lot of people just dont respect Giannis game specifically. 5

How does Ben Simmons compare to Jrue Holliday 12:21 am Mon Jul 19 EDTDeleted

>I really dont think Jrue lacks anything defensively. Hes much more abusable by bigger players on switches. You legitimately cant get Ben in a bad matchup. 0

7 Possible Trade Destinations for Ben Simmons IMO3:54 am Mon Jul 19 EDTDeleted

I mean, on our end its Marcus Smart and Horford for Tobias Harris and 2 firsts, I dont hate it that much. Wed just need to find a PG. 1

7 Possible Trade Destinations for Ben Simmons IMO3:54 am Mon Jul 19 EDTDeleted

So the Kings give up DeAaron Fox, Bagley, and their #9 pick just so they can be the worst team in the league with Ben Simmons? 2

Why have 3pts teams been struggling in the NBA finals5:13 pm Mon Jul 19 EDTDeleted

>when it gets late into the postseason and 3 point shot is not falling down your in trouble The Suns have been shooting unbelievably well from 3. 2

Eventually the opportunities that Giannis Devin and other players have to stake their claim on lesser celebrated franchises wont be there anymore 5:05 am Tue Jul 20 EDTDeleted

>Teams wont have such blank histories forever. The Bucks have won a championship, its just been a long time. That will always happen. There will always be teams that go a long time without winning and then generate similar excitement to what you see t 1

10 years ago on this date Yao Ming announced his retirement4:20 pm Tue Jul 20 EDTDeleted

I cant believe that was only 10 years ago, feels longer. 2

Giannis proves why MJ is the goat1:09 am Thu Jul 22 EDTDeleted

>A third of MJs career(...)good enough to be a Hall of Famer. This is true for most/all all-time greats. The bar for the basketball HoF isnt that high, and when you get to most of the top 25-ish guys, most of them have enough accolades to have made th 1

Which team would win the All-Time 1st team or peak Shaq surrounded by shooters 2:47 pm Fri Jul 23 EDTDeleted

Put KAT at the 4. Itd still be a blowout for the all-time team, but at least the other team would make more sense. 1

Top 10 players in the NBA under the age of 305:01 pm Sat Jul 24 EDTDeleted

Tatum and Trae 6 and 7. 4

Slovenia scored 118 points in four 10 minute quarters The Lakers could not even come close to scoring that much in any of their playoff games this season with four 12 minute quarters2:40 am Mon Jul 26 EDTDeleted

There is literally no relevance between these two things. 10

Moore UPDATE Multiple sources including those close to talks said a proposed framework including Raptors guards Kyle Lowry Fred VanVleet OG Anunoby and the 4TH OVERALL PICK in Thursday s draft for Simmons was rejected by Toronto 9:14 pm Mon Jul 26 EDTDeleted

Ive never seen that outside of here. Im not saying that its not true, just that I only know of that from here. 2

Jaxson Hayes new tattoo is misspelled4:17 pm Wed Jul 28 EDTDeleted

Whats it from? 1

Jaxson Hayes new tattoo is misspelled4:17 pm Wed Jul 28 EDTDeleted

Oh, I figured you meant some show that was referencing King of the Hill lol. 1

Dont forget to cancel your subscription 5:33 pm Wed Jul 28 EDTDeleted

A lot of them are. 1

NBA players who are just losers7:18 pm Wed Jul 28 EDTDeleted

Theres probably some dude that was just big but not actually good at any level that just eye tested his way to the NBA at some point. 0

The Onion Kings Concerned About Character Issues After Multiple Prospects Lie About Being Excited To Play For Sacramento11:08 am Thu Jul 29 EDTDeleted

Theyre definitely not out of their prime, a lot of their headlines over the past like 4-6 years have been closer to reality than ever. 4

Why doesnt Westbrook get any flak for forcing his way off 3 teams in 3 years 7:44 pm Thu Jul 29 EDTDeleted

Because he didnt force his way off of any of them? 1

Did raptors take the biggest L 3:25 am Fri Jul 30 EDTDeleted

Im pretty sure almost all of the good players on the Raptors were thought of as mediocre/bad at one point. Probably the worst team you couldve made a post like this about. They develop the fuck out of their guys. 6

Why Hawks fans are so obsessed with Cam Reddish5:50 pm Sat Jul 31 EDTDeleted

Because his potential is nuts. >If he ends up busting or even just an above avg 3&D guy, that trade becomes one of the worst trades in NBA history. The guy they got just took them to the ECF in his 3rd season and dropped one of the highest-scori 9

Why Hawks fans are so obsessed with Cam Reddish5:50 pm Sat Jul 31 EDTDeleted

>How is his potential nuts? Just because of his physical tools? Footwork, handle, fluidity, shotmaking. No ones arguing hes a good player now, hes way more bad than good, but theres no reason he cant be an elite 2-way player. Hes played great defens 4

Why Hawks fans are so obsessed with Cam Reddish5:50 pm Sat Jul 31 EDTDeleted

>Shotmaking as in shooting 37% from the field No, shotmaking as in the variety of shots he shows the ability to hit. Not referring to efficiency. >Was Coach K shit too? He played under Coach K and shot just as bad Like I said, Im pretty sure he 5

Perhaps the New Orleans Herons Would Be A More Fitting Name WARNING GEOMETRIC FORMULAS 5:54 pm Sat Jul 31 EDTDeleted

Just a roundabout way of saying Jazz. 3

Joel Embiids brother posts a story that says Trade Alert 10:33 pm Mon Aug 2 EDTDeleted

Hes probably talking about Josh Hart and screwed it up in Google translate.^/s 2

Did MJ tried to get so many good players on chip contracts to help him to win rings How big of recruiter was he back then Would he do what Lebron is doing and done through all his career 5:33 pm Tue Aug 3 EDTDeleted

Who cares? Does it not get exhausting trying to force everything through this obtuse narrative lens? 5

Not too knowledgeable on contracts - can someone explain to me why Kemba would give up 74 million to sign for an 8m year deal 12:11 pm Wed Aug 4 EDTDeleted

>so Im assuming the buyout + new contract would be roughly equivalent to his old contract This is more or less correct. He gave up some money, but his new contract+what he gets of the old one will give him most of what the old contract was. 2

Am I crazy to think a Ben Simmons for Chris Paul trade works for both teams 1:25 pm Thu Aug 5 EDTDeleted

Yes, youre crazy. 9

JaVale McGee in the last 5 years 4 NBA Finals 3x NBA Champion and 1 Olympic Gold medal1:54 am Sat Aug 7 EDTDeleted

Nah, he is going to have a crazy resume when he does sporadic media appearances down the line though. Kids that see him on TV in like 30 years are gonna be super impressed. 5

16 out of 30 NBA teams 53 make the playoffs every year At that rate the chances of the Kings missing the playoffs 15 years in a row are 0 001 12:36 pm Fri Aug 13 EDTDeleted

I know its unpopular, but I think they could be a threat to make it if they trade Fox for Simmons. Mitchell, Haliburton, Simmons would be a nasty defensive backcourt, and Richaun Holmes is a legit defensive big. Their offense would be rough, but they cou 0

Jason Kidd really like water parks10:27 am Sat Aug 14 EDTDeleted

Its a fake Twitter story that way too many people didnt pick up on. 14

What s up with all the Korean comments on this De Aaron Fox highlight reel 12:53 am Tue Aug 17 EDTDeleted

Usually means a Korean streamer or youtuber watched the video and shared it with their audience. 1

Since Jalen Green dissed the city of Detroit r DetroitPistons has posted about Jalen 17 times for comparison r Rockets has posted about Green 11 times4:39 pm Tue Aug 17 EDTDeleted

I dont think its sad, I think its pretty cool. It shows the impact that players being willing to talk shit and not just trying to be inoffensive can have. 3

Rank these teams on how well they drafted this year Hornets Pistons Warriors Knicks Rockets Hawks 4:34 pm Tue Aug 17 EDTDeleted

What does this even mean? Obviously, the team with the #2 pick and a shit ton of firsts had the "best" draft. Like, the Rockets picked twice before the Hawks or Knicks picked once, how do you even attempt to compare that? 7

There should be a 1 v 1 tournament in the all star weekend1:26 am Wed Aug 18 EDTDeleted

or 3 on 3 1

Which team do you have winning a 7 Game Series 1:25 am Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

How in the world does Sabonis outplay Rudy? 0

Which team do you have winning a 7 Game Series 1:25 am Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

>Passing and ability to stretch the floor. Are we assuming Sabonis becomes some drastically different player than he actually was? He never even took 2 threes a game in the NBA. Its a massive projection to say hed be able to stretch the floor. Sabon 0

Which team do you have winning a 7 Game Series 1:25 am Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

>he was a much different player when younger. He wasnt a floor stretcher when he was younger either. 1

Which team do you have winning a 7 Game Series 1:25 am Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

Team A for sure. 2

Besides defence hard to fix given his size and getting more efficient from 3 is there realistically any skill Trae Young can to add to his game so he isnt just reliant on quickness 2:27 am Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

>I think Trae has already shown hes got decent decision-making in the P&R Trae is the gold standard for P&R playmaking already. "Decent" is massively underselling him. >Is he capped as a player realistically? He can get drastically bette 7

Besides defence hard to fix given his size and getting more efficient from 3 is there realistically any skill Trae Young can to add to his game so he isnt just reliant on quickness 2:27 am Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

He shot 39.1% on pull-ups, 33.5% on pull-up 3s, 47.9% on drives, all of those are areas for improvement. His % 10-16 feet dropped from 46.7% last year to 42.8% this year, so thats another one. As someone else said he could improve as an off-ball player. 2

Besides defence hard to fix given his size and getting more efficient from 3 is there realistically any skill Trae Young can to add to his game so he isnt just reliant on quickness 2:27 am Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

He played a top 5 defense in the Knicks, 3 All-Defense players/2 DPOY Candidates in Simmons/Thybulle/Embiid, and then 2 more All-Defense/DPOY-caliber guys in Jrue and Giannis. With that slate, as the #1 option on a team without a 2nd star(not counting th 1

Should LeBron be suspended by NBA if Noel wins the court case against Rich Paul 11:01 am Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

If you go by the thread on the front page, that does indeed seem to be the consensus opinion on this sub. 6

If Luka Doncic was a blonde blue eyed American named Lucas Dominic who went to Kentucky for D1 would he be more widely loved 4:50 pm Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

Hes like permanently a top 3 selling jersey and top 10 in All-Star voting in the entire NBA, between both conferences. I dont think theres much more room for him to be more loved. 1

how would the nba change if they implemented this rule players are only allowed to play for the team that drafts them and undrafted players are only allowed to play for the first team that signs them 9:33 pm Wed Aug 25 EDTDeleted

Players would get lowballed to fuck. The salaries in the league go wayyyyy down. 3

Something something Ben Simmons something something Glen Rivers something something Daryl Morey something something mUh sOuRcEs6:47 pm Wed Sep 8 EDTDeleted

I mean, Simmons has basically never spoken out at any point in his career. I also dont see what would motivate him to come out against the rumors even if they were false. Every rumor just weakens Moreys hand and makes him getting traded more likely. 1

If Doncic was named Jaquarious and went to Duke would he have still gone 3 6:17 pm Wed Sep 15 EDTDeleted

I disagree, people were definitely skeptical about Europe after how many top guys busted leading up to Doncic. If he put up an equivalent performance in the NCAA it wouldve swayed way more people. 0

If Doncic was named Jaquarious and went to Duke would he have still gone 3 6:17 pm Wed Sep 15 EDTDeleted

It wouldnt matter what his name was, but if he performed at an equivalent level in college then yeah, he probably goes #1. 2

If Doncic was named Jaquarious and went to Duke would he have still gone 3 6:17 pm Wed Sep 15 EDTDeleted

Dragan Bender, Mario Hezonja, Dante Exum, Dario Saric, Enes Kanter, Jonas Valanciunas, Jan Vesely, Ricky Rubio. Its not that hard to understand. The hit rate on the top international guys leading up to Doncic was very poor, and Luka had worse physical to 4