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No player in NBA history has ever been worth more than 25 wins to their team12:15 pm Sun Mar 24 EDT 0 ups @ 0.50 Removed

True or False If James Harden doesnt win the MVP award this season no player should EVER win the award again without being the 1 seed11:49 pm Mon Mar 25 EDT 0 ups @ 0.37 Removed

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDT 0 ups @ 0.36 Removed

The spread for tonights Spurs-Nuggets game 7 was Denver -6 speculate away12:58 am Sun Apr 28 EDT 0 ups @ 0.38 Removed

Given the recent developments that the league produces full 48 minute reports would you like these to be released 11:02 am Mon Apr 29 EDT 1 ups @ 0.60 Deleted

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDT 0 ups @ 0.34 Deleted

The Lakers now have LeBron James Brandon Ingram Lonzo Ball Kyle Kuzma Josh Hart the 4 overall pick and 40M in cap space9:07 pm Tue May 14 EDT 20 ups @ 0.84 Removed

If the Bucks make the Finals Giannis will have faced zero All-NBA first or second team players throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs8:14 pm Sat May 18 EDT 0 ups @ 0.38 Deleted

Magic Johnson full comments on Brook Lopez and Ivica Zubac1:29 pm Mon May 20 EDT 1 ups @ 0.60 Deleted

Magic Johnsons full comments on Brook Lopez and Ivica Zubac1:32 pm Mon May 20 EDT 7 ups @ 0.89 Removed

Look no further than all this talk about box-and-one to see how much announcers influence opinions and discourse9:36 am Mon Jun 3 EDT 0 ups @ 0.50 Deleted

Could you imagine the comments on here if a teammate was answering a question about LeBron Harden or KD and they said I m trying to do whatever it takes to protect his legacy 3:14 pm Tue Jun 4 EDT 1 ups @ 0.54 Removed

Re Raptors Fans Cheering Injury The Outrage of NBA Fans is Disproportionate 10:17 am Tue Jun 11 EDT 0 ups @ 0.20 Removed

The Outrage of NBA Fans is Disproportionate 10:27 am Tue Jun 11 EDT 2 ups @ 0.58 Removed

Paul George could have been part of a big 3 with LeBron and AD6:44 pm Sat Jun 15 EDT 0 ups @ 0.39 Removed

For the Lakers to sign AD outright next summer we would have had to renounce our rights to Ingram From LAs perspective this deal was actually Lonzo Hart no 4 2 future firsts to get AD in the building a year earlier with the Warriors weakened7:20 pm Sat Jun 15 EDT 0 ups @ 0.42 Deleted

If DLo proves last season wasnt a fluke and Beal asks out next summer do the Wizards accept a swap 12:33 am Mon Jul 1 EDT 0 ups @ 0.38 Deleted

A real insider wouldnt use a pseudonym and someone whose proximity to the situation is so sensitive that they cant reveal their name photo wouldnt be leaking stuff on Reddit10:25 pm Mon Jul 1 EDT 0 ups @ 0.43 Removed

Random thought The reported call between Kawhi and KD was not about teaming up together but about what its like to leave a championship contender for a superteam11:32 am Tue Jul 2 EDT 1 ups @ 0.51 Removed

Is it permissible for a non-incumbent team to sign and trade a free agent Example Knicks sign and trade Butler to the Miami Heat for Josh Richardson and picks 11:45 am Tue Jul 2 EDT 1 ups @ 0.57 Deleted

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 3 EDT 0 ups @ 0.48 Removed

Ohm Youngmisuk and Bobby Marks League sources told ESPNs Bobby Marks that the Pelicans Hawks and Wizards are expected to cooperate with the Lakers if Leonard is still undecided by noon on Saturday 9:45 pm Fri Jul 5 EDT 35 ups @ 0.77 Deleted

Many people thought the Pelicans wouldnt let the Lakers expand the trade they did Then they thought AD wouldnt waive his kicker he did Lastly they thought other teams would cancel the trade if it didnt go through tomorrow they wont10:31 pm Fri Jul 5 EDT 50 ups @ 0.67 Removed

February 14th 2019 Deveney Celtics believe Rich Paul planted the story about Kyrie Leaving5:46 pm Wed Jul 17 EDT 8 ups @ 0.83 Removed

Theres a football saying that sometimes youre one injury away from being a better team Does this apply to any NBA teams in the upcoming season 6:42 pm Sun Jul 21 EDT 0 ups @ 0.50 Deleted

Jackie MacMullan Ballmer drew the line at four first round picks Doc Rivers called Ballmer himself to implore him to throw in that fifth first-round selection 9:53 am Thu Aug 1 EDT 1 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

Ben Taylor on James Harden When your game is predicated on tricking the opponent -- whether thats foul drawing or hes so crafty with the rhythm of his dribble and the way he attacks -- when you get to see that for four five six games in a row my hyp9:51 am Fri Aug 9 EDT 2 ups @ 1.00 Deleted

According to Pythagorean Win-Loss records based on point differential the most underperforming team of the 2018-19 season was the Dallas Mavericks The most overperforming team was the Philadelphia 76ers11:13 pm Thu Aug 22 EDT 5 ups @ 0.86 Deleted

Former Director of Basketball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks There is a difference between players of pro quality at skill X is small enough to not really matter and X doesn t matter 12:08 pm Tue Aug 27 EDT 4 ups @ 0.83 Deleted

Anna Horford is hosting a drunk Q amp A on Twitter right now Q Anna Horford have you ever met Robyn Hayward amp thoughts on her if yes A Yes No Comment 10:05 pm Thu Sep 5 EDT 0 ups @ 0.29 Deleted

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The 5-8 seeds in the West currently have the same record 42-30 All 4 teams are 3 games behind the 3rd seed Rockets 10:13 pm Thu Mar 21 EDTDeleted

I wonder how many different posts wording this same fact in a slightly different way there will be. 1

If LeBron James was in the west last year what do you think think he would ve averaged in the playoffs How far do you think he would ve got 8:06 am Fri Mar 22 EDTDeleted

Wild how people have already forgotten what he did last year. Do you guys not remember game 2 of the Pacers series? Must win game and LeBron literally came out in the first quarter and scored something like 20 straight points lol. If I had to win a ga 2

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

Hes walking into the league as a top 5 athlete in the NBA, at worst he should be able to be a PnR lob threat from the jump. 0

Zion is in for a rude awakening when he comes to the NBA2:06 pm Fri Mar 22 EDTDeleted

> Durant Lmao But seriously do you think hes facing Kawhi, PG, AD level defenders every night? Plenty of nights he will be matched up with someone like Julius Randle. 3

Should the Lakers trade Lebron 5:59 pm Fri Mar 22 EDTDeleted

Lmao every single team in the league would put in a call if LeBron was tabled. Houston would offer everything outside Harden. MIL would offer everything outside Giannis. Basically every non-GS contender would offer a Kings ransom minus their best player. 2

Thoughts on Lakers fans 11:26 am Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

The posts hating on the Lakers are more numerous and annoying than the posts hyping them up. 9

Possible solution to the tanking problem11:41 am Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

Theres no tanking problem, the changes in the odds fixed everything already. The bottom three teams have an 85% chance of *not getting Zion. 19

Kobe Jordan Lebron11:51 am Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

I like all 3. Ive never hated any player actually. Westbrook is kind of annoying to me because of his sometimes bullying antics but I wouldnt say I sports hate or hate hate him. 10

Kobe Jordan Lebron11:51 am Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

Thats a good point, honestly if I watched Jordan play live in the social media era I probably would find him annoying as well. 5

Now that Lebron is out of the playoffs will the media stop mentioning him constantly 12:59 pm Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

Lmao the media mentions LeBron constantly because it sells. If you want them to stop talking about him all the time stop obsessing over him. 2

Lebron s legacy if Kawhi signs with the Clippers and Lakers fail to sign another free agent 1:01 pm Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

In the scenario that you described Kawhi would stay in Toronto. Youre basically writing fan fiction. 4

LeBron LeBron LeBron LeBron LeBron LeBron 12:49 pm Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

r/NBA LeBron haters: "this place is practically r/lebron, you cant say anything negative about him without being downvoted into oblivion. LeBron gets all the credit and none of the blame!" also r/NBA LeBron haters: non-stop posting and circlejerking abou 11

What was going on around the country during the last year we had a LeBron-less post-season 1:17 pm Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

Can someone do a quick analysis of the percentage of posts that mention "LeBron", or "Lakers" in the title since the ASB? Has to be something like 40%, would make for some great [OC]. 2

Pascal Siakam or Jayson Tatum 9:06 pm Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

I know the popular answer will be "right now Pascal, in the future Tatum" but I think the answer could be Pascal both now and in the future. Siakam is really, really, really fucking good. 46

Yall are just realizing that Pro-LeBron posts get Gold 9:41 pm Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

Lol its not just pro LeBron posts its anything to do with him positive or negative thats getting gilded. 1

If the euroleague is better than the ncaa why is luka the second third best player in this draft10:24 pm Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

Euroleague is better than NCAA but it doesnt mean the best players in Euroleague are better than the best players in NCAA. Also Luka isnt the 2nd/3rd best from his draft right now but it could end up that way. 3

The last time a team with 57 or less wins won the title was 2006 will it happen again this season 11:25 pm Sat Mar 23 EDTDeleted

The only team I see getting to 57 is MIL and I do not see them winning the title. 9

How good would the Suns be with James Harden In the Playoffs What would their record be 11:35 am Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Lmao James Harden isnt worth 30 wins wtf thats absurd. The 7th or 8th seed in the West is going to end up with around 47 wins. The Suns have 17 right now. -13

How good would the Suns be with James Harden In the Playoffs What would their record be 11:35 am Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

How many wins do you think prime Jordan would add to the Suns? 1

How good would the Suns be with James Harden In the Playoffs What would their record be 11:35 am Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

At best they would be like the Kings right now, a .500 team. People saying playoffs are out of their mind, nobody in the NBA is worth 30 wins on their own. -2

How good would the Suns be with James Harden In the Playoffs What would their record be 11:35 am Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Yeah he would elevate them, but not by 30 wins ... Heres a basic proxy: win shares has Harden being worth 13 wins to the Rockets this year. Peak Jordan by win shares was worth 21 wins to his team, peak LeBron was worth 20. 1

No player in NBA history has ever been worth more than 25 wins to their team12:15 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

> Yeah but how many other players are having the season that Harden is having? Harden isnt having the best season in NBA history though > Entirely possible a core of Ayton, Warren, Booker, JJ and their young core wins 30 more games with Harden. On 0

So Paul Pierce believes Zion is currently a top 50 player in the world right now9:16 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Same with Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, KAT, KP etc. For ultra elite prospects its not super uncommon. 31

So Paul Pierce believes Zion is currently a top 50 player in the world right now9:16 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Thats very, very possible. Luka walked into the NBA a top 50 player, why cant Zion? 23

So Paul Pierce believes Zion is currently a top 50 player in the world right now9:16 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Ok? Zion is the most athletic player since LeBron, solid shooting stroke, can get to the rim at will and leap over or go through anyone. Hes also an elite defensive player, he was defending 76" Tacko Fall for much of today. -1

So Paul Pierce believes Zion is currently a top 50 player in the world right now9:16 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Do you have eyes? Zion is at least an equal prospect to Luka and honestly hes probably a better prospect. 1

So Paul Pierce believes Zion is currently a top 50 player in the world right now9:16 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

I didnt say hes an elite defender because he defended Tacko Fall, I only mentioned him to illustrate his defensive versatility. Also Tacko will definitely play in the NBA. -1

So Paul Pierce believes Zion is currently a top 50 player in the world right now9:16 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

> Zion’s not an elite defender Yes he is, hes an elite rim protector and can defend 3-5 very well. His outside shooting is solid, not good or great. 0

The Boston Celtics would be out of the playoffs if they were in the Western Conference 9:40 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

[Lmao](https://np.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/8g5dtq/serious_who_is_the_best_player_youd_take_brad/) 2

Will Tacko Fall get drafted to the NBA 10:02 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Someone will definitely take a swing in the second round. 4

Should LeBron make an All NBA Team this year 10:06 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

There is no reasonable argument for anyone other than Giannis, PG, Leonard, KD and Blake ahead of him. 6

Should LeBron make an All NBA Team this year 10:06 pm Sun Mar 24 EDTDeleted

Lol over LeBron? No. 2

True or False If James Harden doesnt win the MVP award this season no player should EVER win the award again without being the 1 seed11:49 pm Mon Mar 25 EDTDeleted

> People are acting like Giannis is putting up average numbers, and hes only in the MVP race due to Milwaukee being the #1 seed. Thats not at all what this post is saying. 5

True or False If James Harden doesnt win the MVP award this season no player should EVER win the award again without being the 1 seed11:49 pm Mon Mar 25 EDTDeleted

I agree that Giannis is having an amazing season as well, but the fact that the Bucks are the best team (by record) in the NBA is a key tenet of his MVP argument. 4

True or False If James Harden doesnt win the MVP award this season no player should EVER win the award again without being the 1 seed11:49 pm Mon Mar 25 EDTDeleted

So worded differently, in the face of two MVP worthy statlines the tiebreaker should always go to the higher seed going forward, correct? 1

Has joining Reddit made anyone enjoy basketball less 2:47 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

Lmao no, its just a website that I can close whenever I want to. Also, you will find that r/NBA is a hive mind that often doesnt represent basketball discussion at large. 1

Should Tyler Ford the ref be punished for kicking Nurkics devastatingly injured leg 6:16 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

Lmfaoo imagine comparing what happened to striking a pedestrian with a vehicle. 2

Should Tyler Ford the ref be punished for kicking Nurkics devastatingly injured leg 6:16 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

This is Reddit, we are all perfect. 3

Nurk went down and the well wishes were heartwarming Thanks r NBA 6:41 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

Lol this is one of the strangest posts Ive ever seen. 3

Why has LeBron still not said anything about Nurkics injury 6:53 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

What an awful post. 5

If you could put the last two draft classes into one redraft who would be your top 10 6:40 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

> 1. Tatum This is bait 41

Serious Will this Bucks Rockets game actually weigh in the MVP debate 10:17 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

No because neither candidate played all that well. 6

Serious Will this Bucks Rockets game actually weigh in the MVP debate 10:17 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

Agreed but on balance this was a battle of the supporting casts. 1

Wiggins for John Wall who says no 11:30 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

Hmm, could actually be an interesting swap. 0

The Lakers look good 11:47 pm Tue Mar 26 EDTDeleted

Lol you guys are trying to come up with all these elaborate reasons for why theyre playing better while ignoring the most obvious and likely reason: LeBron is healthy again. -3

If KD leaves and the Warriors sign a half-decent wing are they still title favorites 2:20 pm Wed Mar 27 EDTDeleted

Depends on where he leaves to and what happens with the other teams in the league. 1

Devin Booker in the last two games 109 points on 72 78 TS12:59 am Thu Mar 28 EDTDeleted

TS isnt very accurate in small sample sizes like this because the 0.44 coefficient may not be a good reflection of ratio of and-1s and technicals in these two games. 0

Do you get the sense that some vets around the league don t like Luka 1:20 pm Fri Mar 29 EDTDeleted

Lol no youre just projecting. Your evidence is Wade clarifying that his teammates ankles werent broken and players having a different opinion for ROTY? 11

Do you get the sense that some vets around the league don t like Luka 1:20 pm Fri Mar 29 EDTDeleted

Blake and Trae both went to Oklahoma, no surprise hes advocating for him. 6

ALL NBA amp DEFENSIVE TEAMMATES OF LEBRON MICHAEL AND KOBE ALL TIME2:38 pm Fri Mar 29 EDTDeleted

Implication is clearly that LeBron had less help than both which we already know. -1

Is Ivica Zubac a viable candidate for MIP 4:04 pm Fri Mar 29 EDTDeleted

Lmao no, stop basing your basketball opinions on the current r/nba circlejerk 1

Would you trade Lebron for Zion RJ and Ja Morant 2:18 pm Mon Apr 8 EDTDeleted

All 3? Obviously. There isnt a player in the league you couldnt get for all 3 lol 0

KD comments get a life to Michael Rapaport under AB post taking shots at JuJu Smith-Schuster on instagram2:26 pm Mon Apr 8 EDTDeleted

r/NBA hates to hear it but the real losers are the people who keep tabs on everything KD does to post it here for karma/getting people to shit on him. 29

KD comments get a life to Michael Rapaport under AB post taking shots at JuJu Smith-Schuster on instagram2:26 pm Mon Apr 8 EDTDeleted

That is what its become lately but I would not say that is the purpose of the subreddit. 1

KD comments get a life to Michael Rapaport under AB post taking shots at JuJu Smith-Schuster on instagram2:26 pm Mon Apr 8 EDTDeleted

Im not keeping tabs on anyone, this is the first time Ive ever commented about these posts. -1

KD comments get a life to Michael Rapaport under AB post taking shots at JuJu Smith-Schuster on instagram2:26 pm Mon Apr 8 EDTDeleted

Who cares? You posted this here fishing for "KD is a snek", "KD is so sensitive", "Forgot to log into his burner" comments and thats pretty sad bro. Im all for hating KD because of his move to the Warriors but the constant tabs on his personal life are 3

Serious Would you rather your team lose in the Finals or get the 1 pick 4:17 pm Mon Apr 8 EDTDeleted

If were assuming that I know the outcome of the Finals before it starts and/or I know I could have had the #1 pick instead then the #1 pick is a no brainer. 1

Oram In the Lakers last home game Johnson and Pelinka watched Muscala score 17 points including three 3s to power the Sixers to a win at Staples Center Did that single performance inspire the Lakers to make the move Some believe so 1:20 pm Tue Apr 9 EDTDeleted

What kind of journalism is this? "Some believe so" So are you reporting it did influence them or that it did not? Honestly the entire article from The Athletic reads like narrative concoction that could be written by the average r/NBA user. Sometimes 1

Regarding the Westbrook PG DeRozan Lowry post2:24 am Wed Apr 17 EDTDeleted

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fairlyoddparents/images/d/de/Sheldon_Dinkleberg_image.png/revision/latest?cb=20180729031120&path-prefix=en 1

Lopez David Griffin on Anthony Davis We have a long successful history with Klutch Sports Rich Paul and I have spoke about Anthony We are both excited about what we could potentially build here 2:30 pm Wed Apr 17 EDTDeleted

[Lopez] LeBron James on Anthony Davis: "I have a long successful history with Klutch Sports. Rich Paul and I have spoke about Anthony. We are both excited about what we could potentially build in LA." 6

About Drummond10:28 pm Sat Apr 20 EDTDeleted

I dont really think hes ever been good. People just put an incredibly dumb amount of value on defensive rebounds. 17

Utah sacrificed itself to gift Golden State the perfect blueprint of defeating Harden 1:20 am Sun Apr 21 EDTDeleted

Exactly, the Warriors dont need gimmicks to stop Harden, they have good players themselves. If Harden goes for 40 theyre not worried since any one of KD/Klay/Curry can go for 40 as well. 13

What would happen if LeBron went 0-15 in the 2018 playoffs 1:44 am Sun Apr 21 EDTDeleted

His team would lose and the haters would start foaming. 2

Did Paul George make a mistake by not signing with the Lakers 1:58 pm Mon Apr 22 EDTDeleted

Flair or no flair, its clear as day that he made the wrong decision if were talking about positioning himself to win championships but it seems that was not what he is interested in. The idea that Westbrook is a better running mate than even a 34 year ol 7

Serious Meta Why did the mods delete all the Curry hate threads but leave up the Westbrook and Harden ones 3:17 pm Mon Apr 22 EDTDeleted

Probably because every year OKC fans tell us how its crazy that Westbrook is averaging a triple double and we arent talking about it. Only for them to fall flat on their face in the first round. Every. Single. Year. "Taking his greatness for granted!!" 1

Russell Westbrook or Gordon Hayward 3:20 pm Mon Apr 22 EDTDeleted

You also have to consider that WB is effectively on a 4 year 171M contract and Hayward is effectively on a 2 year 67M deal. 0

Russell Westbrook or Gordon Hayward 3:20 pm Mon Apr 22 EDTDeleted

Well this is just not true. Prime Hayward led his team into the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs and could shoot the basketball. 1

Serious Where do you rank Russell Westbrook3:51 pm Mon Apr 22 EDTDeleted

Players I think are clearly better: - LeBron - KD - Curry - Harden - Kawhi - AD - Giannis - Embiid - Jokic - Dame - Kyrie - Towns - PG - Blake - Klay Then there are a bunch of debatables like: - Beal - Kemba - Conley - Jrue - Simmons - Gobert - Draymon -2

Non rockets- jazz fans -- what is your unbiased opinion of the officiating tonight 11:45 pm Mon Apr 22 EDTDeleted

Its fine. Nothing to see really, just like most games 10

It was JUSTICE that KD went to the Warriors 9:11 am Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

Nobody is distracted, but every serious, non-biased party understands that choosing to play with Westbrook in OKC was the wrong basketball choice given the opportunity to play with LeBron in LA. 1

First post ever on r nba3:09 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

u/Foo7 is the godfather. 1

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

Of course, I think we all agree on that front. What this post is saying is that from the teams perspective I dont see the advantage to retaining him other than saving dollars. -7

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

I understand why you would say that given the way I phrased the title. What I was saying is that now the downside outweighs the upside i.e. net downside. 1

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

There are imo substantial costs to waiting and only one outcome that makes bearing those costs even remotely worth it. 0

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

How do they lose replacements by acting quickly? 3

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

I agree, the only downside is the money they will have to part with if they terminate his contract which is probably substantial but I dont see it outweighing all the negatives of keeping him around. -1

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

Does saving yourself from sending that message outweigh the negatives of keeping him until an investigation reveals a clear finding? 1

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

Steve Kerr and KD have a longer history with their teams and frankly are much better at their jobs than Luke so there is more to gain by keeping them on until the investigation is concluded 0

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

Youve basically contributed nothing to the discussion with this comment here. Why is it a stupid take? 1

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

No they shouldnt and their ability does factor in. Kerr and KD have equity with the franchise, there is trust between the players and Kerr, a playcalling and practice relationship, chemistry and intangible assets that lead to winning games. Luke has none 1

Unpopular Opinion Although he bears no fault assuming hes innocent theres no upside to retaining Luke and Sacramento should bite the bullet and terminate his contract immediately5:53 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

We know for a fact their second choice was Monty Williams and he will definitely not be on the market in a few months when the investigation concludes. -1

D Lo is the most overrated player in the league I couldn t believe and still can t believe the huge fuss people made over the Lakers trading him acting like he s some superstar 9:54 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

The decision is pretty simple: would you rather have DLo on the max or 40M in cap space? Lakers chose the cap space and picked up Kuzma/Hart (depending on how you want to look at it) in the process. Not by any means an outrageous decision. Jerry West tr 1

What are you watching 10:27 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

POR-OKC no question. 2

Replace ben Simmons with Damian Lillard how far can the sixers go 11:22 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

Championship. 1

Westbrook has 12 points on 15 shots at halftime 11:43 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

Shawarma 100% 1

Westbrook in the 1st Q 7 pts on 3 4 shooting In the 2nd Q 5 pts on 2 11 shooting 1 5 from 311:57 pm Tue Apr 23 EDTDeleted

Its actually crazy, I cant remember ever rooting for a player as good as Westbrook to shoot the ball. Legitimately relieved every time he shoots it. 1

Russel WestBrook Cost OKC the Series1:07 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Straight into my fucking veins. As a Laker fan Im so happy. 1

Russel WestBrook Cost OKC the Series1:07 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

I never ever ever again want to see a list with Russ within 5 slots of Lillard or Lillard anywhere outside the top 10. Mods should fucking ban anyone posting that shit 1

Did Lillard use Harden s double-stepback on that gamewinner 1:09 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

No, clean as fuck. Dont try to discredit this man tonight. 24

Does a Westbrook to Lakers trade make sense for either side 1:21 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Lmao no, keep him. We want a superstar, not whatever the hell Westbrook is nowadays. 0

how close is dame to curry rn1:19 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Thus far in the playoffs hes actually been better than Curry. -6

how close is dame to curry rn1:19 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Im restricting the analysis to just these playoffs. Dame has been better in these playoffs. Curry is the better player overall. 0

Paul George wasted his prime by re-signing with OKC1:20 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

I could never imagine LeBron going 11-30 in the first round ... just saying. 24

Paul George missing his last 2 free throws is why he didn t sign in LA1:22 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Lol if youre an NBA superstar and youre thinking like that then youre already lost. 1

Serious Should OKC trade Russell Westbrook 1:18 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

What are you boys ordering for the Lillard love fest and Westbrook hate fest on r/nba tonight? Im thinking some pad thai? 1

So do you think OKC tries to go for it one more year before blowing everything up 1:40 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Honestly, that decision will be made by ownership. That roster you just saw get a gentlemans sweep? Its the second most expensive in the NBA. 1

Watching Westbrook play has made me appreciate KD way more1:44 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Honestly, I cant believe KD put up with this shit for 8 damn years. 35

Watching Westbrook play has made me appreciate KD way more1:44 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Its not the shooting, its the garbage decision making. 6

Watching Westbrook play has made me appreciate KD way more1:44 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Dude was probably part of that "We get to play Portland" upvote party on the Thunder subreddit. 1

Serious When will Westbrook be interviewed 2:15 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Already interviewed: https://twitter.com/gifdsports/status/1120932892769771520 1

If youre a GM would you rather have Curry Dame Kyrie or Westbrook 2:09 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Please dont disrespect Curry, Dame and Kyrie by putting them in the same sentence as Westbrook. 10

Enes Cant Play Kanter ended up being a huge midseason addition for Portland1:43 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

So much sweet irony in this series it has to be scripted. Kanter knocking OKC out after Billy D said "cant play Kanter" is poetic. 37

Serious If PG said Dames game winner was a bad shot why doesnt he tell his own Point guard when he takes bad shots 2:42 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Its a lot like when KD said they "liked their matchup there" referencing Westbrook v. Curry then jumped ship to play with Curry a few months later. Just the way it goes. 1

Serious If PG said Dames game winner was a bad shot why doesnt he tell his own Point guard when he takes bad shots 2:42 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

http://www.espn.com/nba/playoffs/2016/story/_/id/15758698/2016-nba-playoffs-stephen-curry-target-another-apparent-russell-westbrook-slight 1

Is Westbrook still a living legend in OKC 3:10 am Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Yes. But if this first round exit while shooting your team out of games thing continues the fans will turn on him eventually. 2

Who do you think is clutcher Damian Lillard or Stephen Curry 1:42 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Big Dick Dame. 3

Context missing between the perceived Dame and Westbrook feud2:44 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Maybe things changed during the series if the reports that Westbrook was calling him a bitch are true? 2

Context missing between the perceived Dame and Westbrook feud2:44 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/bgw9zq/haynes_damian_lillard_telling_westbrook_as_he/?ref=share&ref_source=link 3

Context missing between the perceived Dame and Westbrook feud2:44 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

How is it a reach when the article says: > And **what came out of Westbrook’s mouth during a few of his post-basket outbursts was the B-word**, something most players wouldn’t dismiss without an altercation. > “The way I see it, it’s baske 7

Add Damian Lillard to the Raptors moving lowry to the bench how far do they go 3:52 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Championship. 1

Lillard or MVP Rose 4:02 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Lillard, MVP Rose was a really weak MVP season. 1

If the Lakers strike out on big free agents they should trade for Mike Conley 4:25 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

If you can get him for just Kuz then sure. Otherwise, no. 1

As of right now whos the best player in the league 10:33 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

Still LeBron.. 5

I think people are getting the wrong takeaway from the Jazz strategy of defending Harden11:25 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

This is actually a good point OP. Jazz played that way because they thought it was the best way to stop Harden and that happens to all non-GSW superstars. Nothing more, nothing less. 2

Interesting fact The Thunder spent a larger of their possessions leading than the Blazers despite losing in 511:32 pm Wed Apr 24 EDTDeleted

This is why people are dragging Westbrook, OKC would keep it close for much of the game and then he would melt down and Portland would pull away. Like clockwork every. single. game. The one game it didnt happen it was because he was uncharacteristically 4

If the Warriors lose game 6 they will lose game 710:41 am Thu Apr 25 EDTDeleted

Lmao no. 0

Taking into consideration contract age skill would you rather have Lou Williams or Russell Westbrook 11:28 am Thu Apr 25 EDTDeleted

Lou. Not close with contracts. Even if you think Russ is better hes not 35M better. 9

Trade Idea - Russell Westbrook for Kemba Walker1:38 pm Thu Apr 25 EDTDeleted

Kemba is a free agent. 21

is it better to play like Westbrook and get heavily criticized or play like Ben Simmons 6:41 pm Thu Apr 25 EDTDeleted

Theyre both on opposite ends of the spectrum but I would prefer Simmons. If Westbrook could cut his shooting down to only wide open catch and shoot jumpers I would prefer him. 1

Serious Who is better Ben Simmons or Siakam let s see if mods remove this one too2:13 pm Fri Apr 26 EDTDeleted

Siakam and I dont think its close right now. Simmons could obviously get better though. -1

Serious Who is better Ben Simmons or Siakam let s see if mods remove this one too2:13 pm Fri Apr 26 EDTDeleted

I didnt say he isnt good. 1

Since an earlier thread about it got deleted would you rather have Siakam or Ben Simmons 3:12 pm Fri Apr 26 EDTDeleted

Mods will probably keep deleting so they dont have to admit they fucked up by deleting the first one. -1

Durant is a better offensive player than peak Lebron11:18 pm Fri Apr 26 EDTDeleted

You understand that offense is not just scoring right? 5

Durant is a better offensive player than peak Lebron11:18 pm Fri Apr 26 EDTDeleted

What a horrible take, LeBron literally had a 29 point quarter last year. 16

Durant is a better offensive player than peak Lebron11:18 pm Fri Apr 26 EDTDeleted

His regular season career average is 27, before joining GSW it was 27.4 His post season career average is 28.9, before joining GSW it was 28.9 LeBrons regular season career average is 27.2 LeBrons post season career average is 28.9 They both score on 1

What would it take for kd to surpass lebron and become top 2 3 all time 11:22 pm Fri Apr 26 EDTDeleted

Exactly, like hes just worse at playing basketball. Sorry. 2

How likely is KD to drop 50 tonight 10:46 pm Fri Apr 26 EDTDeleted

Over/under 49.5 I would take the under, dropping 50 is hard. You have to be hot all game but have the game close enough that you need to stay in. 7

I think Kawhi is a better shooter and defender than Michael Jordan only worse in terms of passing jumping speed Kawhi can probably take MJ 1 on 1 10:22 pm Sat Apr 27 EDTDeleted

I dont think this is a bad take, Kawhi is definitely a better defensive player than Jordan and hes very close as a one on one scorer. Its the other parts of the game that make Jordan better but they dont matter in this hypothetical since theyre playing on 0

I think Kawhi is a better shooter and defender than Michael Jordan only worse in terms of passing jumping speed Kawhi can probably take MJ 1 on 1 10:22 pm Sat Apr 27 EDTDeleted

Okay? This thread is not about being a better scorer. Jordan could be better at scoring out of the PnR, off screens, in transition etc. but that is not a factor in a game of one on one. 1

PSA There are people posing as Raptors fans and spouting terrible takes to make our fanbase look bad10:45 pm Sat Apr 27 EDTDeleted

Who cares dude 11

Spurs officially lost the Kawhi Derozan trade11:10 pm Sat Apr 27 EDTDeleted

They just needed to push for Siakam to be included in the trade and they wouldve been fine. Derozan and Siakam for Green and Leonard is a really fair trade and I think the Raptors wouldve taken it. 2

Spurs officially lost the Kawhi Derozan trade11:10 pm Sat Apr 27 EDTDeleted

We already knew this as soon as the trade happened. 4

The Denver Nuggets lead by 10 at 3QT In NBA history only one team has won a game 7 after trailing by at least 11 points through three quarters 12:00 am Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

They lead by 11. 1

Why Didnt the Spurs Foul At The End 12:36 am Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Honestly the only explanation I can think of is team mutiny. They were done and wanted to go home. 4

Why did the Spurs accept the Kawhi for Demar trade instead of Brandom Ingram and or whatever was on the table from any other team 12:51 am Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

They wanted an "all-star" back lmao -3

Did LaMarcus Aldridge look at Coach Pop during the final seconds of the game while he was telling him to foul 1:05 am Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

It looked like he turned his head to look at him to me as well. 6

Did LaMarcus Aldridge look at Coach Pop during the final seconds of the game while he was telling him to foul 1:05 am Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Looks like it was between -5.5 and -6.5 everywhere at tip off .. Interesting. 1

Portland or Denver Who yall got and how many games 1:21 am Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Portland in 6. 11

Give Brad Stevens his credit1:49 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Its been less than 1 half nephew. 6

Get the broom 2:57 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

What if you lose game 2? 8

What players WOULDNT you trade for Brad Stevens3:34 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Lmao were doing this again? 19

Forget Marv or Reggie Mark Jackson is easily the worst NBA commentator 5:03 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

No hes fine. Kids love his catch phrases, you definitely did too when you were a kid. And honestly, as a fan Im not looking for the commentary to break down film in real time, Im looking to be excited by the narration. This is just a karma grab that pe 1

Forget Marv or Reggie Mark Jackson is easily the worst NBA commentator 5:03 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Thats actually the correct call lmao. 2

video request Durant getting all wrist on contest of CP3 shot5:15 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

This whole series will be a salt mine. 9

Request Currys 5th foul and the next foul on Iggy5:47 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Never seen this many [Clip request] posts lmao This place is sooo salty right now -1

These refs are infuriating5:49 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

IMO the refs are fine, its just a high intensity playoff game with salt on both sides I dont think either team has been disadvantaged by the officiating. -10

Why doesnt NBA just get rid of all minor contact fouls 6:59 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Because then you have to define "minor contact" which guess what, will lead to varied interpretation and nothing is solved. 9

With game 1 over what are y alls outcome for the Warriors-Rockets series 6:58 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Warriors in 5. 1

Do you think Kawhi Leonard is the only player who can easily guard Kevin Durant 7:59 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Nobody can easily defend any of the great players. That goes for LeBron, Jordan, Kobe, Shaq, Magic, Bird etc. and yes KD as well. 16

James Harden has shot 39 6 from the field and 30 2 from 3 in the last 3 playoffs why do people keep giving him the benefit of the doubt 8:10 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

"They gameplan for him!" Like lmao that applies to every non-GSW superstar ever. 4

James Harden has shot 39 6 from the field and 30 2 from 3 in the last 3 playoffs why do people keep giving him the benefit of the doubt 8:10 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Do the points not count or something? 1

I just want a fair chance James Harden8:12 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

> Youve got the skill. Youve got the squad. He doesnt have the squad. This Rockets team being as good as they are is a testament to gameplan/analytics discipline, great roster building, a good coaching system and above all Harden. Your team is the -5

Harden and CP3 will never get sympathy from the fans8:30 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

I dont think they give a fuck about our sympathy dude. 6

Giannis and the Bucks Lebron and the 2008-09 Cavs8:46 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

Lmao 2008-2009 LeBron would never be locked down by Al Horford in the 2nd round. 41

Giannis and the Bucks Lebron and the 2008-09 Cavs8:46 pm Sun Apr 28 EDTDeleted

He played 14 playoff games that year and dropped 35/9/7 on 51/33/75 splits. 62% TS. Took nearly 6 threes a game in the playoffs. 7

According to the recent Bleacher Report article the NBAs own analysis says refs robbed the Rockets of 93 points during the 2018 WCF 10:41 am Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

I dont understand this sub. People say "hold the referees accountable!" and then a team tries to do just that and people are saying "youre going too far!" You cant be for referee accountability and be against what the Rockets did here, it makes zero sen 10

According to the recent Bleacher Report article the NBAs own analysis says refs robbed the Rockets of 93 points during the 2018 WCF 10:41 am Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

Ahh I see, yeah I did misinterpret that. In any case I dont see what the issue is here. The Warriors are free to dispute the conclusion if they feel that the analysis was inaccurate. 2

According to the recent Bleacher Report article the NBAs own analysis says refs robbed the Rockets of 93 points during the 2018 WCF 10:41 am Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

Yeah but its not the Rockets responsibility to perform that analysis for the Warriors and they cant even do it if they wanted to since they dont have access to that information for the Warriors. 1

According to the recent Bleacher Report article the NBAs own analysis says refs robbed the Rockets of 93 points during the 2018 WCF 10:41 am Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

Here for the salt, but just to note this information actually came from an article in The Athletic. Bleacher Report aggregated the information. 2

Given the recent developments that the league produces full 48 minute reports would you like these to be released 11:02 am Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

I mean wouldnt it be rightful bitching? If the Rockets were in fact robbed of 93 points in the WCF last year their fans have the right to bitch. 1

Given the recent developments that the league produces full 48 minute reports would you like these to be released 11:02 am Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

Thats true, the game flow would be different, but if I were a Rockets fan reading that we were robbed of 93 points over the course of the series I would want to see that report. Im sure you would feel the same way as a Warriors fan too. 1

Given the recent developments that the league produces full 48 minute reports would you like these to be released 11:02 am Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

I would like to know if the leagues report really does provide evidence that the Rockets were shafted out of 93 points. That would definitely taint the Warriors victory in my eyes (which is probably why the league will never release this sort of thing). 1

Where does the 2011 Dallas Mavericks championship run rank in comparison to other postseason runs 11:50 am Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

People act like Dirk averaged 50/25/10 on 75% TS during the run the way they talk about how he "carried" them. Lets be honest, there have been quite a few better individual performances resulting in a ring than Dirks 28/8/3 on 61% TS with sub par defense 2

Where does the 2011 Dallas Mavericks championship run rank in comparison to other postseason runs 11:50 am Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

This gets posted so frequently. You know what the responses are going to be OP. Come on. To answer your question I have it 3rd behind the 2016 Cavs and 2017 Warriors. 4

I feel like everyone should be supporting the hell out of what Morey and the Rockets are trying to do7:22 pm Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

The reaction to this just shows that this sub doesnt actually want accountability for referees because this is what it looks like. -8

I feel like everyone should be supporting the hell out of what Morey and the Rockets are trying to do7:22 pm Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

Yeah this whole hatejerk is just because its the Rockets. -3

I feel like everyone should be supporting the hell out of what Morey and the Rockets are trying to do7:22 pm Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

How is it the Rockets fault that no other team is putting the time in to actually analyze these reports and make a case to the league? -2

Is Kawhi better than Embiid 11:22 pm Mon Apr 29 EDTDeleted

I think "its not even close" is appropriate here. 3

PLEASE make it a bannable offense to talk about officiating1:00 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

All stems from people being unable to accept that their team lost and then using confirmation bias to justify their "refball" claims Remember when the Lakers were in the playoff hunt and the consensus on here was that the league would rig games to get us -2

Could fans crowdfund a cash bonus for free agents 1:35 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

Lmao, r/nba and wanting to give their hard earned money away to millionaires to help billionaires save money. 20

Could fans crowdfund a cash bonus for free agents 1:35 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

The entire reason for a salary cap is so that billionaires save money, not any of this competitive balance crap that people say. 1

Could fans crowdfund a cash bonus for free agents 1:35 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

I would put the split at 70/30 for saving money vs. competitive balance. 1

Why is Lebron ranked higher than Magic and Bird on r NBA 1:42 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

Better at playing basketball. 44

Why is Lebron ranked higher than Magic and Bird on r NBA 1:42 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

Better offensively, better defensively, longer career. 37

Who has a better shot to win a championship in the next decade Lakers or Clippers 2:34 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

The one with LeBron already on the roster and Anthony Davis demanding to be traded there then appearing on an HBO show to discuss his demand with LeBron. I dont think the Clippers chances of signing KD or Kawhi are high enough to outweigh that. 2

If KD goes to the Knicks it will be Melo all over again2:41 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

Except KD is better than Melo and the Knicks dont have to trade anything for him. 0

Is is this the most toxic this sub has been after a game 12:53 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

For a game 1 yeah I think so honestly. 1

Is is this the most toxic this sub has been after a game 12:53 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

Lol the Bucks-Celtics game 1 salt was nowhere close to GSW-HOU ... 0

GAME THREAD Boston Celtics 49-33 Milwaukee Bucks 60-22 - April 30 2019 7:00 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

Bucks fans are lucky because if they lose there wont be time to hatejerk Giannis due to the salt mine that is the HOU-GSW series. 0

The Bucks finish the 3rd quarter on a 24-2 run9:49 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

As someone who has had many arguments with people who claimed Kyrie didnt benefit from playing next to LeBron these playoffs have been very interesting. 6

The Bucks finish the 3rd quarter on a 24-2 run9:49 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

He did this in Cleveland too but LeBron usually covered for him. 1

Why is Harden considered a better scorer than Lebron 10:58 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

Regular season. 5

inspired by hardens injury can a person with one blind eye be able to play in the nba 11:37 pm Tue Apr 30 EDTDeleted

Their depth perception would be garbage which is kind of important for playing basketball. 8

Replace Harden with LeBron does the team get better or worse 1:09 am Wed May 1 EDTDeleted

Any non-2011 Finals version 2

just give the warriors the championship now 1:08 am Wed May 1 EDTDeleted

I will say this: at no point in time tonight did I ever feel like the Warriors were in danger of losing the game. Felt the same way in game 1. 0

Serious Harden skill-wise has already surpassed Wade in the on-court part of his legacy Hes steadily building his accolades part now1:37 am Wed May 1 EDTDeleted

Lol the disrespect ... 2

Do you guys think KD would have been this good if he stayed on OKC 1:44 am Wed May 1 EDTDeleted

No. His BBIQ has improved so much since joining the Warriors. 39

Will the narrative on KD change when his career ends 7:11 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

I feel like the narrative will change most on LeBron after he retires. I think his GOAT case will receive a massive post retirement boost. 0

Did Mark Jackson just say this is still a big mans league 9:40 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

It kind of is .. Embiid, AD, Jokic, KD, Giannis, hell I even consider LeBron to be a big at this stage of his career. 6 of the top 10 players in the game are bigs. Why did Kerr say KD is better than Curry? Because hes *bigger* 2

Did Mark Jackson just say this is still a big mans league 9:40 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

Lmao so you think its a guards game? -1

Did Mark Jackson just say this is still a big mans league 9:40 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

Youre the one thats defining "big" as a pf/center that plays out of the post. Your entire argument here is that 7 foot Giannis and 7 foot KD arent bigs. 1

Nick Nurse pretty much decided to throw this game away when he benched Kawhi to start the 4th quarter10:31 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

You guys dont realize how hard it is for a guy to play almost the entire game carrying the offensive load scoring, creating for others and defending. LeBron spoiled us. 2

Mark Jackson what 10:34 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

Not what he said but keep on memeing for karma while ignoring the actual words to come out of his mouth. 11

Mark Jackson what 10:34 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

No, he said barring injury when Embiids career is over it would be a shame for him not to be up there with the greats 3

Who just heard JVG lose his mind at Mark Jackson for saying Joel Embiid could be the greatest big man of all time10:34 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

Lmao you guys must run into a lot of issues in your personal life if you carry this habit of hearing what you want to hear rather than what was said. -2

Reminder Before Lebron signed with LA Kawhi reportedly reached out to him about playing together10:53 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

What else has he reported that was proven to be fake? 2

Reminder Before Lebron signed with LA Kawhi reportedly reached out to him about playing together10:53 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

How is that proven to be false? Maybe they bought into him as a star and drafted him? 1

Reminder Before Lebron signed with LA Kawhi reportedly reached out to him about playing together10:53 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

Ive never seen it debunked, we all just kind of forgot about it. 5

Reminder Before Lebron signed with LA Kawhi reportedly reached out to him about playing together10:53 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

Shhhh they dont wanna hear it! 0

Was that just me or did Marc Jackson just say Joel Embiid is one of the greatest centers of all time 10:31 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

Very clearly too lol why are people up in arms? 72

Was that just me or did Marc Jackson just say Joel Embiid is one of the greatest centers of all time 10:31 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

He didnt say the best he said "one of the greatest" 6

Reminder Before Lebron signed with LA Kawhi reportedly reached out to him about playing together10:53 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

So not proven to be false, just something that you dont think sounds likely? Got it. 1

How are the Sixers forcing the Raptors to miss so many wide open shots 11:01 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

At the end of the day, its a make or miss league. 6

How are the Sixers forcing the Raptors to miss so many wide open shots 11:01 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

Siakam is a good 3 point shooter wtf. 1

True False Sunday is the biggest game in Toronto Raptors franchise history 11:02 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

False, no matter what happens in that game the next game will be bigger. 21

Where did all these raptors haters come from 11:35 pm Thu May 2 EDTDeleted

Such is the life of the team that lost the last game in the playoffs. 6

Kawhi became a terror one-on-one but five-on-five he doesnt move the needle11:05 am Fri May 3 EDTDeleted

I dont think hes any more of a ball stopper than LeBron or KD. 2

Do the Raptors fire knick nurse after this series loss 12:38 pm Fri May 3 EDTDeleted

The obsession with David Blatt on this sub makes zero sense. 21

The Future of LeBron James and the Lakers2:38 pm Fri May 3 EDTDeleted

Everything you listed was true last year and LeBron still went to the Lakers lmao. All of that is true for the Knicks vs. the Nets and guess where KD is most likely going? With the Lakers, beyond the history, the relevance, the exposure etc. you also get 3

The Future of LeBron James and the Lakers2:38 pm Fri May 3 EDTDeleted

Well first its looking more and more like not trying to contend this season was the right move. Second, the plan has always hinged on free agency. Paul George sort of threw that into flux when he stayed in OKC but the plan is still free agency. 1

Why do players like Rodney hood and George hill want to play good vs random teams but couldnt do shit vs the warriors last year 2:19 am Sat May 4 EDTDeleted

Hill is the 7th man on his roster, Hood is the 9th man. Cavs were relying on these dudes to be starters not bench pieces. 22

Interesting Fact Giannis had more FTA this game than the entire Nuggets team combined for in regulation 4OT 2:48 am Sat May 4 EDTDeleted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KquFZYi6L0 10

Is Gordon Hayward getting a free pass still 31 million for 11 ppg6:04 pm Sat May 4 EDTDeleted

The evolution of the discourse around Hayward went from: "Its his first month back from a devastating injury!" to "Give him until the new year!" to "Give him until the all star break!" to "Give him until the playoffs!" to "He needs a full offseason u 6

Is Gordon Hayward getting a free pass still 31 million for 11 ppg6:04 pm Sat May 4 EDTDeleted

I wasnt unclear about the facts, the reason he needed another surgery on his ankle was due to the severity of the initial injury. I also said its been 20 months since his injury, didnt say he was playing basketball for 20 months. There has never been 0

What should the Warriors do with the extra salary cap space if Kevin Durant does re-sign this year 11:55 pm Sat May 4 EDTDeleted

no space. 4

Serious In jump ball situations instead of the ref throwing the ball up why dont they have a machine do it 3:44 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

It could easily be a handheld device that just pushes the ball up to a predetermined height at a predetermined speed. Something like a shorter bicycle pump with a wide platform for the ball to sit on and be pushed upwards. Not a bad idea from OP. 2

Lakers can sign Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler and theyll be back in title contention5:44 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

They dont need both, just one. 0

Ben Simmons in the 4th quarter 0 1 FG 1 rebound in 10 minutes6:11 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Simmons was okay today, primary defender on Kawhi. Loss is on Embiid and Tobias. 23

Ben Simmons in the 4th quarter 0 1 FG 1 rebound in 10 minutes6:11 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Kawhi was unguardable tonight, Simmons still made him work. 7

Ben Simmons in the 4th quarter 0 1 FG 1 rebound in 10 minutes6:11 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

3 straight missed free throws and then missed the bunny in the lane. 2

Joel Embiid is clearly still struggling with an injury and sickness6:10 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Lol people are going to say he didnt look right out there but honestly he looked fine to me until Brett Brown had that interview where he mentioned it. Just didnt play well imo. 4

The Lakers refused to offer Ingram Lonzo Kuzma and Hart for Kawhi 6:32 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Can you post a source? 1

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

So the only difference here is that instead of Kawhi signing this year and KD signing next year, theyre signing at the same time? -13

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Oh my .. Ok so when KD joined the Warriors he didnt join the EXACT team that went 73-9. Yes they got better by adding KD but it wasnt KD + all the players that went 73-9. Im saying that the resulting team that would form with current Clippers + KD + Kaw -10

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Are people mad at KD because of how good the previous Warriors were or how good the current Warriors are? Because if youre upset that KD went to a team where it was super easy for him because of how good his supporting cast is, itll be the exact same thi -1

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

I understand why people *think* its different, but in reality, the current Clippers + Kawhi and KD probably results in a team thats better than the current Warriors. 1

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

The current Warriors are not the 73-9 warriors + KD The current Warriors minus KD and Curry would not win 47 games in the West. -14

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Nobody is saying it does, they improved by adding KD but not as much as they would have improved by if they kept the exact 73-9 roster and added KD. The Clippers would be keeping their exact regular rotation of the 47 win team and adding Kawhi and KD 0

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Wade was not considered neck and neck and arguably better than LeBron when they teamed up. -6

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Yes it would. You would have KD, same as the Warriors. You would have Kawhi (at least equal to Curry) You would surround those two with a supporting cast and coach that won 47 games without them and took 2 games off the current Warriors. -3

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Lou Will is just as good as Klay, they just have different styles of play. I agree that Dray is better than Harrell but that difference is more than made up by the additional depth the Clippers have. 1

Can anyone explain how KD teaming up with Kawhi on the Clippers will be any different than what he has on the Warriors right now 6:16 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Do you think the Warriors are a 47 win team in the West if you took KD and Curry off the roster? 1

Do you believe that current Giannis Kawhi are better than OKC Kevin Durant ever was 6:50 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Current Kawhi is very clearly above OKC KD, not Giannis though. 8

Do you believe that current Giannis Kawhi are better than OKC Kevin Durant ever was 6:50 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

By that logic, saying Kawhi is better than Rockets Harden is a horrid hot take since Harden literally has an MVP and a season averaging 36 ppg? 0

Do you believe that current Giannis Kawhi are better than OKC Kevin Durant ever was 6:50 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

How good you are is determined in the playoffs. 0

Better playoffs so far Kawhi or KD 6:56 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

How? Kawhi has been better offensively and defensively while playing with much worse players. 6

Where does LeBron rank in the game today 7:14 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

No lower than third. I can see why someone would rank KD or Kawhi higher but Harden, Curry, Giannis etc. have exposed themselves in these playoffs. 5

Where does LeBron rank in the game today 7:14 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

> Giannis, Curry 1

Has LeBron ever reached Kawhis level this season 9:02 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

Last year LeBron averaged 34/9/9 on 62% TS with George Hill/JR Smith/Kevin Love/Jeff Green/Jordan Clarkson/Rodney Hood/Tristan Thompson/Larry Nance/Jose Calderon as his running mates. 30

This years playoffs are by far the best playoffs in recent history9:43 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

2016 playoffs were better. 42

Scott Foster has been doing an excellent job 10:01 pm Sun May 5 EDTDeleted

But how many times did he call Tim Donaghy again? 13

Imagine if the Lakers win the NBA draft lottery this year How much chaos would that cause From conspiracy theories to assuring the Lakers of being a dream team What team winning would cause the most people to freak out 12:06 pm Mon May 6 EDTDeleted

If the Lakers win the lottery theyre not adding a single thing extra to that pick in a trade for AD because the Pelicans will be begging them for the pick. 7

Im gonna bet right now that Steph is going to go off tonight 6:57 pm Mon May 6 EDTDeleted

Bet what exactly? 1

Was this sub complaining about parity and how the champion was a forgone conclusion when LeBron joined the heat How about the 2000s Lakers 7:01 pm Mon May 6 EDTDeleted

Everyone hated the Heat and they were regularly pushed to 6 or 7 games in series, they even lost twice. 1

If Steph Curry doesnt go off tonight hes no longer a top 3 PG 6:23 pm Mon May 6 EDTDeleted

Kyrie? Better than Steph? Lol 19

Kyrie Irving has 8 games shooting below 40 from the field this postseason He has 2 games shooting above 40 9:25 pm Mon May 6 EDTDeleted

Almost like its easier when you have LeBron drawing all the attention. 7

Who do you think is better Kyrie Irving or Russell Westbrook 9:43 pm Mon May 6 EDTDeleted

Since neither can be the #1 option on a championship team Ill take Kyrie since I think hes much better as a #2 17

Is it safe to say Harden is better than Curry now 12:11 am Tue May 7 EDTDeleted

Let the series end first. 3

Kevin Durant needs more help12:17 am Tue May 7 EDTDeleted

Kevin Durant needs to make his teammates better. 1

Danny Ainge reputation took a hit12:34 am Tue May 7 EDTDeleted

Sorry to break it to you (no pun intended), but Haywards play isnt the only thing wrong with your team. 6

Is there anyone like me who despite not being a Warriors fan actually want them to win the ring this year or at least this series 12:31 am Tue May 7 EDTDeleted

No, youre the only person with this opinion in the entire world OP. 30

Boston essentially had a team tank FOR them and theyre going to peak at losing to LeBron in the ECF12:46 am Tue May 7 EDTDeleted

Sheesh, I mean when you put it that way ...Yeah if Kyrie leaves this is an all time oof. 2

The Athletic LeBron James Camp Pursued Tom Thibodeau as Assistant Coach11:51 am Tue May 7 EDTDeleted

Lol wtf kind of trash journalism is this, how can LeBrons camp pursue assistant coaches? Oh its Isola. -1

The Athletic LeBron James Camp Pursued Tom Thibodeau as Assistant Coach11:51 am Tue May 7 EDTDeleted

Lol LeBron is hiring assistant coaches now? Is this really how far were taking the meme? 1

Eric Gordon vs GSW 23 ppg on 62 TS Stephen Curry vs HOU 21 3 ppg on 51 5 TS1:43 pm Wed May 8 EDTDeleted

u/dailycurryhate 8

Unpopular Opinion Lebron would have not beat this years Raptors or Bucks with last years Cleveland team in this years playoffs 2:53 pm Wed May 8 EDTDeleted

If were assuming that CLE brings back the exact same team (dont trade Hill or Korver, re-sign Jeff Green, dont trade Hood) and then add Sexton I dont think its out of the realm of possibility that they go back to the Finals. In fact without George Hill o 2

Unpopular Opinion Lebron would have not beat this years Raptors or Bucks with last years Cleveland team in this years playoffs 2:53 pm Wed May 8 EDTDeleted

Have you been watching? Dude is averaging 14/2/4 on 49% TS since game 1. Game 2 was his only good game of the series. 2

Is Curry s play due to his injury to his finger11:52 pm Wed May 8 EDTDeleted

Oh come on. A finger? Really? Were going to make excuses because of a dislocated finger? 7

The nets future looks a lot better than the celtics11:56 pm Wed May 8 EDTDeleted

It is not. And Kyrie is most likely staying memes aside. Even if he wanted to leave he probably feels like he *has* to stay now. 1

Daman Kyrie in the conference semis 102 points on 104 shots 11:42 pm Wed May 8 EDTDeleted

Its over even if Portland loses to Denver. Portland is without their 2nd best player and was expected to lose in the first round before Dame hit the shot hear around the world. 11

Do you think the Lakers will be good next year assuming Kyrie joins and no trades occur incompetent FO and Pels dont want to deal with the Lakers 12:31 pm Thu May 9 EDTDeleted

The irony with all the Lakers drama is that the situation remains exactly as it was when they signed LeBron a year ago, if they land a free agent theyre perfectly fine (assuming good health of course). 1

Do you think its a possibility for the Thunder to trade for Horford using CP3 Route 2:20 pm Thu May 9 EDTDeleted

Not sure what Boston gains from this trade? I would probably rather have the cap space. Also I think a sign and trade hard caps you at 130M which is lower than what your payroll would be if you traded for Horford. OKC would have to dump players to do thi 2

The hate for Kyrie is unreal 2:56 pm Thu May 9 EDTDeleted

Theres not really nearly as much hate as other players like LeBron, Harden and Russ get. 5

Would OKC have a legit shot at the title if PG wasn t injured 4:15 pm Thu May 9 EDTDeleted

Lol no stop. 1

Just want to take a moment to talk about how great the playoffs have been so far 12:13 am Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

I dont get this take? How does LeBron make the playoffs less exciting? 5

This Sunday will potentially have 3 Game 7s9:28 am Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

it will have 2. 5

Warriors fans get legitimately mad at Kevin Durant for putting up historically great numbers because Steph doesn t get to shine Ive never seen this before in any sport ever Its glorious and what KD deserves for joining that cancerous fanbase 12:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Some of the things that people think are true on here are so nonsensical you can tell they need to break out of the r/nba bubble constructed by upvotes, downvotes, trolls, flairs etc. and have conversations about sports in real life. 5

Warriors fans get legitimately mad at Kevin Durant for putting up historically great numbers because Steph doesn t get to shine Ive never seen this before in any sport ever Its glorious and what KD deserves for joining that cancerous fanbase 12:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Lol only on Reddit, in real life Warriors fans dont care, just enjoying their unparalleled dominance. 7

Warriors fans get legitimately mad at Kevin Durant for putting up historically great numbers because Steph doesn t get to shine Ive never seen this before in any sport ever Its glorious and what KD deserves for joining that cancerous fanbase 12:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

I think its more so every rough patch its "damn KD is isoing a lot and taking away the ball movement" which is actually valid criticism of his style of play sometimes. Ive never heard a Warriors fan in real life say something like "I want KD to leave so 1

Warriors fans get legitimately mad at Kevin Durant for putting up historically great numbers because Steph doesn t get to shine Ive never seen this before in any sport ever Its glorious and what KD deserves for joining that cancerous fanbase 12:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

60s Celtics I dont think we can compare, it was a different league back then, only 6 teams lol. Warriors have unparalleled dominance imo because going into every season since KD came aboard I would pick them to win the chip over the field. 1

Warriors fans get legitimately mad at Kevin Durant for putting up historically great numbers because Steph doesn t get to shine Ive never seen this before in any sport ever Its glorious and what KD deserves for joining that cancerous fanbase 12:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Not sure what this comment is going for ... 2

Warriors fans get legitimately mad at Kevin Durant for putting up historically great numbers because Steph doesn t get to shine Ive never seen this before in any sport ever Its glorious and what KD deserves for joining that cancerous fanbase 12:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Its lunch period in primary school right now. 1

Would you rather see the Warriors win tonight behind a Steph vintage performance but they dont make the NBA finals or Houston win this series 12:23 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Honestly, I want the Warriors to win this series and then romp through the rest of the playoffs without KD so we can all be reminded of why it was ridiculous that he signed there in the first place. I feel like people are starting to forget that this is 10

Is Lebron being hypocritical from the fact that he was seen recruiting Kawhi in Philly during the playoffs1:31 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Werent there reports that the Clippers FO was attending every Raptors game? 3

Is Lebron being hypocritical from the fact that he was seen recruiting Kawhi in Philly during the playoffs1:31 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Only because they werent allowed to. 2

How long until LeBron requests a trade 4:08 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Never. You guys repeat all the time that LeBron didnt go to the Lakers for basketball reasons so why would he request a trade? 21

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Golden State would never sign and trade KD to a contender that he cant go to without a sign and trade. They gain nothing from doing that. 2

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

So the Warriors substantially reduce their chances of winning a championship for Jaylen Brown? Lmao. And then they do what? Pay Jaylen Brown in RFA next year and run back a 400M payroll? Nope. -1

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

The alternative is to force KD to go to a team that isnt nearly as good which by extension raises their post-KD championship odds. 0

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Youre not getting it. Forming a superteam in Boston just to get Jaylen Brown back would hurt their franchises chances of winning more than losing KD for nothing to a random shitty team. 0

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Lol the Clippers plus KD is nowhere near as overpowering as Boston plus KD. Boston as presently constructed is probably the worst outcome for GSW in terms of a KD move. 1

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

No it doesnt. Ill spell it out. If they sign and trade KD to Boston for Jaylen Brown Boston keeps their exact same team as this year but swaps out Jaylen for KD. That team is formidable. It doesnt matter than theyre losing KD for nothing in the altern 0

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

The short sighted move would be trading KD to form a super team. I guess you would be in favour of a sign and trade to Milwaukee for Brogdon, since something is better than nothing right? Just let KD and Giannis dominate the league. And something youre 1

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Theres no return that they can get that will be worth more than not forming another superteam. -1

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

They would be forming a super team in Boston if they traded KD there. -1

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Yeah you guys should sign and trade him to Milwaukee for Brogdon, better than getting nothing right? 1

If KD wants to play with Kyrie why not a sign and trade to Boston 4:17 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Lol youre nuts, if you pair Giannis and KD on Milwaukee youre never winning shit ever again in the Curry era with or without Brogdon. 1

Steph Curry finishes the game with 31 points capping off the series-clinching win with a 21 point fourth quarter despite a 0 point 0 7 first half performance 11:35 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Has anyone on r/nba been blue balled harder than u/dailycrossover tonight? Dude probably has 10-15 posts drafted that he has to scrap now. 2

Serious Can someone tell me how much Chris Paul is being paid over the next few seasons I forgot 11:43 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

google.com 2

Stephen Curry foul count per game in the Playoffs11:38 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Dude got blue balled tonight and didnt want to delete all his draft posts. 7

Stephen Curry shooting splits vs the Rockets 6 game series 40 27 9011:45 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Lmao give it a rest man. 2

How do the Rockets move on from this 11:47 pm Fri May 10 EDTDeleted

Its gonna take some Morey Magic. This was their chance. 2

Stephen Curry foul count per game playoffs 12:03 am Sat May 11 EDTDeleted

Give. It. Up. 2

Has the Harden-era in Houston been the least successful run by a star player in history 12:09 am Sat May 11 EDTDeleted

Lmao you guys had TMac who never got out of the first round. 51

SERIOUS What can will the Rockets do with CP3 12:38 am Sat May 11 EDTDeleted

At which point Harden will be 33. I dont think Morey rides it out, I see him being traded within the next 2 years. 2

If I m Daryl Morey I m trading for a superstar this offseason 12:40 am Sat May 11 EDTDeleted

Lol yeah just hit the superstar button. Its that easy. 1

Hopefully the Warriors receive less hate from now on12:41 am Sat May 11 EDTDeleted

The only way you guys will receive less hate is if KD is out for the rest of the playoffs and you still win the chip. 1

Assuming the Warriors only lose KD this summer to the Knicks are they still the favorites to come out of the West next year 1:31 am Sat May 11 EDTDeleted

Depends on what happens with the other free agents. 8

Did the Rockets drop this game or did the Warriors take this game 1:42 am Sat May 11 EDTDeleted

Warriors took it. 22

Would it be embarrassing if the Raptors lose tomorrow 2:38 pm Sat May 11 EDTDeleted

is u/c_ryptic your alt? 9

Stop saying Denver could put up a better fight than Portland6:26 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

How exactly did this series show Denver is the better team? 15

Russell Westbrook is back to being the 2nd best point guard6:38 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

Lillard took 17 shots today, Russ would have taken 27. 5

Westbrook is now the second best point guard in the league after seeing this series6:43 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

Westbrook would have chucked away while ignored a scalding hot CJ McCollum and you know it. 2

With Blazers winning and Rockets not what does that do to analytics 6:50 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

If you actually understood statistics you would know how dumb it is that youre asking if the outcome of 1 game changes things. 1

Lillard Or Kawhi buzzer beater 9:56 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

Kawhis was harder? I think thats debatable. 7

Lillard Or Kawhi buzzer beater 9:56 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

Not sure what Im supposed to take away from this comment. 4

Lillard Or Kawhi buzzer beater 9:56 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

> when its a comfortable shot you are used to Kawhi literally said post game that he practices that shot all the time so hes comfortable and used to his shot as well. Lillard shot a 37 foot step back three, I dont know how you can minimize that. 2

Lillard Or Kawhi buzzer beater 9:56 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

> dame simply pulled up from 35 feet Jesus Christ the shot only happened a few weeks ago and people are already distorting it. 1

As NBA fans we re so incredibly lucky to be witnessing these playoffs 11:22 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

I like watching high level basketball and nobody plays at a higher level in the playoffs than LeBron so I dont think the problem was LeBron. 5

Masai Ujiri post11:24 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

Kawhis shot should have illustrated to you guys just how dumb it is when we make sweeping declarations based on 1 game. That shot bounces a few inches to the left and this game goes to OT where the Sixers could have won. Whole narrative is different be -1

Didnt Kawhi travel on the inbounds 11:54 pm Sun May 12 EDTDeleted

Yes he did. Wont ever get that call though. 17

Jackie MacMullan s reasons for leaving LeBron off the All NBA teams are irresponsible and nonsensical1:30 pm Mon May 13 EDTDeleted

I think its a lot more nuanced than that. I really doubt LeBron went to the front office and told them to trade for AD, and I believe that as a grown man AD made the decision to request a trade on his own. I do believe that the FO gauged the temperature 2

Jackie MacMullan s reasons for leaving LeBron off the All NBA teams are irresponsible and nonsensical1:30 pm Mon May 13 EDTDeleted

The worst part was her liberal use of quotation marks. She attributed the "Im not going to play defense until the playoffs" quote to LeBron when he literally never said that. -2

Spurs fans need to move on 7:57 pm Mon May 13 EDTDeleted

Theres much stronger evidence that Vince quit on the Raptors while all the evidence here points to Kawhi having a legit injury last year. Guy is still limping in games. -1

Spurs fans need to move on 7:57 pm Mon May 13 EDTDeleted

Cant wait to see which fanbase is posting this about NOLA fans next year. 8

Spurs fans need to move on 7:57 pm Mon May 13 EDTDeleted

They probably would, hes only been there a year. 2

Capela for love trade9:04 pm Mon May 13 EDTDeleted

Lmao Love is just about unplayable vs. the Warriors. We literally saw him vs. the Warriors for 3 straight years and he was booty. 1

LeBron James to the Rockets for Clint Capela and the 4 first round picks they were going to use on Jimmy Butler Of course LeBron should give his consent first 10:43 pm Mon May 13 EDTDeleted

False. 8

LeBron James to the Rockets for Clint Capela and the 4 first round picks they were going to use on Jimmy Butler Of course LeBron should give his consent first 10:43 pm Mon May 13 EDTDeleted

Lol even Pelinka would not get fleeced that hard. The way people talk about LeBron around here now he has strangely gotten underrated. Rockets have nothing outside of Harden that is appealing in a LeBron trade. 17

Now that a fully healthy Rockets team lost to a KD-less Warriors team is last years excuse of not having CP3 invalid now 11:18 pm Mon May 13 EDTDeleted

Last year was last year. CP3 was clearly not the same player this year. 4

If the Lakers were to trade LeBron where would he go and what would the Lakers get in return1:01 pm Tue May 14 EDTDeleted

Lakers. Are. Not. Trading. LeBron. Its impossible to get equal value back and its a devastating PR move. 3

How did this sub go from the Rockets beating the Warriors to the Blazers beating the Warriors1:37 pm Tue May 14 EDTDeleted

I think the Blazers have a better chance than youre giving them. All it takes is a split in these first 2 games and you guys will be on the ropes. 1

The Lakers now have LeBron James Brandon Ingram Lonzo Ball Kyle Kuzma Josh Hart the 4 overall pick and 40M in cap space9:07 pm Tue May 14 EDTDeleted

Honestly, I prefer this to limping into the first round to get destroyed by GS. 2

The Lakers now have LeBron James Brandon Ingram Lonzo Ball Kyle Kuzma Josh Hart the 4 overall pick and 40M in cap space9:07 pm Tue May 14 EDTDeleted

Lakers scouts will find out. -4

The Lakers now have LeBron James Brandon Ingram Lonzo Ball Kyle Kuzma Josh Hart the 4 overall pick and 40M in cap space9:07 pm Tue May 14 EDTDeleted

They say that every year and someone great is picked later. 16

The Celtics are basically eliminated from the AD trade right 9:16 pm Tue May 14 EDTDeleted

Not eliminated but their path just got a lot tougher. Their picks this year are basically not moving the needle. Nobody is going to take the risk on the Memphis pick. Memphis is adding a ton of talent and with the new lottery odds you never know where 1

The Celtics are basically eliminated from the AD trade right 9:16 pm Tue May 14 EDTDeleted

Theyre adding the #2 pick and who says Conley is gone? 1

Serious Best trade partners for NOLA following the draft 9:25 pm Tue May 14 EDTDeleted

This will only be offered if we completely whiff in Free Agency. 2

Kevin Durant looks weak for joint the Warriors 11:54 pm Tue May 14 EDTDeleted

I really want them to go on a 8-0 run to win the title without him. 1

Is there any chance the Warriors are better without KD or 12:02 am Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Not better but different. KD is a luxury item and that is why I will never consider him the best player in the world as long as hes on this team. Ben Taylor said it best, hes cranked the difficulty level down from advanced to medium on this team. 13

Is there any chance the Warriors are better without KD or 12:02 am Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

His presence leads to suboptimal play for the others on the team. It still results in a higher overall level due to how good KD is but the whole is less than the sum of its parts when hes playing. 3

Why are people mad about the Pelicans getting the 1 pick when the Lakers and Knicks would have traded it to them anyway for AD 12:06 am Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Most people wanted a non-Lakers/Knicks/NOLA team to get it. Your franchise has been gifted CP3, AD and now Zion in succession, most teams have never had a 14 year run like that. People are understandable salty. 14

Why are people mad about the Pelicans getting the 1 pick when the Lakers and Knicks would have traded it to them anyway for AD 12:06 am Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

We all know how this ends, let the NOLA fans have their fun tonight though. 7

Why are people mad about the Pelicans getting the 1 pick when the Lakers and Knicks would have traded it to them anyway for AD 12:06 am Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

You had 7 years with each of them and mustered up a total of two second round exits. Theres no way to spin this, it has been a colossal waste of talent by your franchise. 5

Is there any chance the Warriors are better without KD or 12:02 am Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

> Curry & Klay were struggling with their shooting during playoffs and the bench didnt made a notable impact. Ever think KD might have something to do with that? Also get outta here, they dispatch the Clippers with or without KD. 1

Is there any chance the Warriors are better without KD or 12:02 am Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

> Durant (or anyone else) has no effect on how poorly their shooting were lmfao. Yeah shooting happens in isolation, has nothing to do with rhythm or flow or where you touch the ball or how much you touch it. 1

Why are Pelicans fans acting like theyre relevant again 9:32 am Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Not really you guys got a lot of sympathy from the AD request. 3

Just a reminder that Kevin Knox is not good10:15 am Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Lmao were citing first quarter scoring ... Ive seen it all now. This season has brought us unassisted dunks, unassisted threes and now first quarter scoring. 3

Do you think there is a chance that Zion stays at Duke 12:16 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

I would place it really low, less than 5%. If he decided to withdraw from the draft though he wouldnt go back to Duke. He would go to some random European or Chinese team where he would half ass it for 10 mins each game and collect the same amount he w 2

Do you think there is a chance that Zion stays at Duke 12:16 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Someone definitely will. Josh Childress was earning 3M in Europe a decade ago and he was nowhere near as good or popular as Zion. 1

Do you think there is a chance that Zion stays at Duke 12:16 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

No they wouldnt he can withdraw from the draft. 1

Do you think there is a chance that Zion stays at Duke 12:16 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/sports/basketball/12childress.html Josh Childress made 6M in 2008. Teams will pay out of their nose for Zion. 1

Do you think there is a chance that Zion stays at Duke 12:16 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Nobody has been as popular as Zion and wanted to play in Europe. 1

The winner of the 2015 Kings- Sixers trade the trade that netted the Sixers the 2019 pick and other assets in a salary dump that Vlade was mocked for The Kings most likely 3:22 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

It ended up being pick #14 + swap between #3 and #5 in 2017 for Stauskas, Landry and Jason Thompson. Still a bad deal but not a disaster. 1

Does the Lakers gaining the 4 draft pick in the new draft lottery rules incentivise the 7-10 seeded teams to miss out on the playoffs 7:37 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Wrong way to approach the problem, there was about a 60% chance of a team not in the bottom 4 moving up into the top 4 and a 0% chance of moving up for those who got the 7th or 8th seed. -10

Does the Lakers gaining the 4 draft pick in the new draft lottery rules incentivise the 7-10 seeded teams to miss out on the playoffs 7:37 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

No, if youre the worst team your odds are better than 1 in 10, they only approach 1 in 10 when youre the 11th worst team like the Lakers. Keep in mind the Lakers won 4 more games than the Grizzlies who had a 1 in 4 shot at moving up. -1

Do the Thunder even make the playoffs next year 7:31 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

It really depends on whether PG can recreate this last season and whether Westbrook can improve on the disaster he was last year. 2

Whats the point of having a Nba refs twitter account 10:46 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Lol salt. 3

Serious What s Kawhi s value this offseason 11:00 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

max max max 1

Pascal Siakam tonight 15pts on 6-20 from the field11:00 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Hes been off since he injured his calf trying to sweep Embiids legs. 0

Kawhi Leonard is 26 65 in his last two games scoring only 72 points11:13 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Everyone doesnt have the luxury of Steph and Klay creating space and taking the pressure off. -1

The Bucks shot 25 from three Lowry goes 10 15 and 7 9 for 30 Middleton scores 9 pts Raps still lose This series will go 5 max 11:18 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Lol you guys never learn. 3

Marc Gasol shouldnt be playing that much against the Bucks11:21 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Ahh the game 1 overreactions are here. 4

Part of the reason the Bucks shot poorly from three was because of the Raptors defense 11:35 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

Why do fans of the team that just lost come on here and try to convince everyone it wasnt that bad? This is r/nba, we react to the last thing we saw. Win the next game and its back to raps in 5 3

Lebron would not have beaten this Bucks team with any of his Cavs teams the past couple of years11:39 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

The same thing thats about to happen to the Bucks if they face the Warriors with KD. 6

Lebron would not have beaten this Bucks team with any of his Cavs teams the past couple of years11:39 pm Wed May 15 EDTDeleted

As great as Kawhi has been in these playoffs, LeBron averaged more points, rebounds and assists on 2% lower TS last year at age 33. 17

How many games do the pelicans win if they trade AD 11:30 am Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Lmfao why the fuck are you putting Zions college stats. 1

Can we PLEASE have the NBA version of Tony Romo on TV 3:14 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

You really cant tell the difference in gameplay between basketball and football? Football is very stop and start, theres a minute between actions and 90% of actions are designed plays. A commentator has time to analyze the game and knows that theres som 2

Can we PLEASE have the NBA version of Tony Romo on TV 3:14 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Because those guys arent doing live commentary ... They take their time before releasing videos. 2

Hypothetically How many wins does a LA Pelicans team get next year 2:50 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

If the Lakers trade Lonzo + Kuz + Ingram + #4 for AD I will probably stop supporting the team. What a ridiculous offer, if thats what it takes I dont want AD. 7

Hypothetically How many wins does a LA Pelicans team get next year 2:50 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

When the reports came out about our trade deadline offer I was pissed and now that the pick has landed at #4 I would probably stop supporting them, that would be the last straw for me. 2

Hypothetically How many wins does a LA Pelicans team get next year 2:50 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Literally throwing away 6 years of sucking for a dude with 1 year left on his contract who could still pull a Dwight and walk next summer. No thanks. 6

Hypothetically How many wins does a LA Pelicans team get next year 2:50 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Yup, in fact I would feel relieved if our front office pulled out of the AD talks right now. Let someone else overpay for him. I still believe they did the right thing not trading for PG. Patience is a virtue. 2

Hypothetically How many wins does a LA Pelicans team get next year 2:50 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Exactly, people are approaching this like were desperate for a superstar. We already have a superstar, we have fucking LeBron James *and* we literally have stars requesting to get traded to us every fucking year. People have let the memes and narratives 1

Hypothetically How many wins does a LA Pelicans team get next year 2:50 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Its not even about LeBron aging for me. I still think hes the best in the world and will remain a top 5ish player for the rest of his time here. Its that its a total and complete overpay and we could get much better in other ways than throwing away all o 3

Hypothetically How many wins does a LA Pelicans team get next year 2:50 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Still no. If we landed Kawhi for example I would much rather roll with Lonzo/Ingram/Kawhi/LeBron/a MLE center with Kuz/Hart/Wagner/Caruso/#4 pick off the bench than the alternative. Thats a fucking great, deep team with the potential to be great for y 3

Can we PLEASE have the NBA version of Tony Romo on TV 3:14 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Duncan and Leroux are worse than the ESPN commentators dude. If you put Duncan and Leroux on ESPN viewership would crater. 2

Meta Can we please stop with this media is trash narrative 3:23 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Its just annoying because people pick and choose when ESPN is trash and dont realize that ESPN produces this content because people want it. ESPN reports that Magic quit because he was CCd on emails where Pelinka and Jeanie were trashing him? Upvoted to 0

Meta Can we please stop with this media is trash narrative 3:23 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

I agree that this sub is a study in cognitive dissonance but I disagree with the piece about reliable reporters. I think a lot of the "reliable reporters" hide behind the cloak of anonymous sourcing and exaggerated language to push a lot of stories that 1

McCollum Collins future 1st for AD Would NOLA consider it 3:29 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Terrible trade for Portland. -1

McCollum Collins future 1st for AD Would NOLA consider it 3:29 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

So Portlands team is now AD/Lillard/Aminu/Harkless/Nurkic/Hood/Layman lmao where are the wings? Where are the guards? AD is outta there in a year if they do this. 1

Its kinda shitty that people seem to be talking about Zion skipping the lottery 4:39 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

1) Hes not most kids. He has leverage and hes going to be drafted #1 no matter when he comes out. The team picking him needs him much more than he needs them. They are **NOT** doing him a favour. 2) This is not a unique post. 3) Hes not going to do it.. 11

Its kinda shitty that people seem to be talking about Zion skipping the lottery 4:39 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Yup, I read a few threads where people were saying they would lose respect for Zion if he pulled out of the draft. I dont think he will but if he did I would not lose respect for him at all. Hes not a random G-Leaguer getting a handout to play for the 3

How are bad teams supposed to improve now if their best chance of drafting a player is significantly lowered 3:55 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Utah, Indiana, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Brooklyn, Milwaukee, Toronto, Dallas all built or are building (in Dallas case) solid teams without having a high pick 20

How are bad teams supposed to improve now if their best chance of drafting a player is significantly lowered 3:55 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

They traded for Porzingis in a package built around DSJ who they picked 8th I believe. Luka they traded for in a package built around a 5th pick. They ended up with Luka and Porzingis without ever having a pick higher than 5th. 6

If Ben Simmons DeAndre Ayton and Zion Williamson were in the same draft in what order would they be drafted 5:41 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Zion and Ben are in different universes as shooters. 18

Draymond s emotion9:26 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Youre the first one to notice this OP 9

Draymond s emotion9:26 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Right before GSW fans post their "DAE Mark Jackson sucks and is salty were good" 5

Discussion Dame choked11:37 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

People always delude themselves into thinking you guys arent nearly invincible then get surprised at the results Expect the same when you reach the Finals. 1

Im starting to wonder if Lillard really wants this bad enough 11:44 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Lol .. 3

Can Mark Jackson shut up about fouling when up 3 11:41 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Can this sub get rid of its raging hate boner for Mark Jackson?? Seriously, we dont need to hear about how much you hate him every time he does a game. 7

Should the Blazers trade CJ or Dame 11:49 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Shut the fuck up. 5

The Warriors are 29-1 in the last 30 games that Steph has played without KD11:50 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Lmao KD man... 3

Its absolutely insane that the Warriors SIXTH best player is Andre Iguodala11:53 pm Thu May 16 EDTDeleted

Yup. You guys should feel bad for clowning Houston for losing. Every year its the same song and dance. Golden State is fucking stacked we just delude ourselves into thinking theyre mortal so the season doesnt feel pointless. 7

If Kd was playing he would be dropping 35 pts on great efficiency sweeping the Blazers while Curry would average 23 pts on average efficiency and everybody would say Kd is carrying Curry12:03 am Fri May 17 EDTDeleted

This is actually accurate. A lot of people on here cant seem to wrap their head around the fact that the Warriors are a totally different (and also better) team when KD plays but this dude is **never** carrying them. 14

NaADtp Blake Griffin Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma to the Pelicans Anthony Davis to the Lakers the 4th pick Brandon Ingram Solomon Hill and a future protected Lakers first to Pistons12:32 am Fri May 17 EDTDeleted

NOLA and LA say no. 3

If KD misses the finals and the Warriors beat the Blazers what would you predict against whoever comes out of the East 12:30 am Fri May 17 EDTDeleted

6 game series, GSW win. 2

If the Bucks make the Finals Giannis will have faced zero All-NBA first or second team players throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs8:14 pm Sat May 18 EDTDeleted

Exactly my point, there are players who are first team calibre that dont make the first team for whatever reason. 1

The only reason Meyers Leonard was made a starter last minute was bcuz Kerr made Damian Jones a starter last minute This was an adjustment Stotts shouldve made after like the first possession of game 1 10:30 pm Sat May 18 EDTDeleted

Why didnt you post this after the first possession of game 1 if youre so brilliant? 5

The defense and excuses Dame is getting is ridiculous 12:57 am Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

It just doesnt make any sense to try and elevate Russ/Kyrie over Dame because of his play in a later round against a better team. Also he was fine in round 2 v. Denver. 7

The defense and excuses Dame is getting is ridiculous 12:57 am Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

He wasnt great against you guys, he was just around average 1

The defense and excuses Dame is getting is ridiculous 12:57 am Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

Fine != shit Denver series he was at 25/6/5 on 53% TS which is "fine". 3

The defense and excuses Dame is getting is ridiculous 12:57 am Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

> Russ and Kyrie are over Dame because of what theyve accomplished throughout their entire careers. Everything Russ achieved outside of the 2017 season has been with a player better than him by his side. Same goes for Kyrie. And Dame was not bad in 2

The defense and excuses Dame is getting is ridiculous 12:57 am Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

No, Im saying comparing accolades when Dame has never had the luxury of playing with KD or LeBron is stupid. And nobody is saying Dame is an all-time great, just better than Westbrook right now. 2

The defense and excuses Dame is getting is ridiculous 12:57 am Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

Yeah his MVP year he was better than Dame. All-star appearances are as much a popularity contest as they are an evaluation of ability. 2

The defense and excuses Dame is getting is ridiculous 12:57 am Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

Yup lets just ignore Klay, Dray and Iggy. 1

Chris Webber Employment7:50 pm Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

Shut the fuck up about the announcers. 0

Can Toronto offer Kawhi a super DUPER max 10:04 pm Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

Offer him a prosthetic quad. 2

How can Giannis be considered to be a top 5 player if he disappears when he doesnt get the whistle 10:22 pm Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

Harden dominates even when he doesnt get the whistle man. Harden shot 3 fewer FTs per game in these playoffs than Giannis despite playing 7 minutes per game. 0

Erik Bledsoe tonight 11 points on 3 16 shooting 2 10 from 2-point range 5 turnovers10:22 pm Sun May 19 EDTDeleted

Dude has been awful this series and last. 1

Pelicans and Blazers trade12:38 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

I actually like the trade a lot if its just #1 for Dame straight up. I think NOLA jumps on it and Portland heavily considers it. -1

At this point Kawhi Leonard is better than KD12:50 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

Agreed. 0

Magic Johnsons full comments on Brook Lopez and Ivica Zubac1:32 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

You can dislike the trade but dont try to spin his play in that Warriors series as anything other than a heaping pile of trash. Game 1: 0 points, 4 boards Game 2: 2 points, 2 boards Game 3: 18 points, 15 boards all in garbage time (they lost by 27) Ga 0

Magic Johnsons full comments on Brook Lopez and Ivica Zubac1:32 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

**Magic Johnson:** "The only one we couldve re-signed was Brook Lopez, and I made a mistake there. Julius, we couldnt offer what he got. He wanted two years, we were only offering one. That was a good deal for Julius, and he played well. Him and LeBron w 1

If the Warriors win the finals this year without Kd playing do we consider Kd a 3-time champion or just a 2-time champion 3:04 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

Hes a 3 time champion but would be considered the weakest 3 rings in NBA history from a superstar. 14

If the Warriors win the finals this year without Kd playing do we consider Kd a 3-time champion or just a 2-time champion 3:04 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

Lol none of LeBrons teams would have gone up 3-0 in a conference Finals without him. 3

If the Warriors win the finals this year without Kd playing do we consider Kd a 3-time champion or just a 2-time champion 3:04 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

This same Blazers team that destroyed the Thunder in 5 and got past the 2 seed Nuggets in 7? 1

Video Request Mark Jackson saying a missed dunk is a great play9:34 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

Lol so this is the type of shit Warriors fans have convinced themselves is hating. Hilarious. 2

Video Request Mark Jackson saying a missed dunk is a great play9:34 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

He said it was a great play because theyre being aggressive unlike the last game. Hes literally praised Golden State countless times already today relax. The broadcast crew is allowed to say good things about the other team too. 5

Would the narrative about Warriors not needing KD be the same right now if Lebron was waiting for them in the finals 9:39 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

Lol if youre on a team only for a 1 matchup against a specific player then yeah youre not really needed. I dont understand how this "they need him for LeBron" is a good argument. 3

Damien s lack of energy and carelessness at what point does the coach tear his ass apart 10:18 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

How are separated ribs an excuse? 5

Who gave up more on the court when KD joined the Warriors - Steph Klay or Dray 11:52 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

Steph but Dray is a close second. Dray loses a lot of ballhandling opportunities when KD is on the team and hes a special ballhandler and passer. 4

KD couldnt beat GSW without KD11:55 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

Its funny that you guys are all just coming to this realization now. Of course it will be back to the "best in the league" circlejerk after he rests up and wins FMVP 0

KD couldnt beat GSW without KD11:55 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

OKC wasnt a good team? 2

sorry but this is just sad by the blazers11:17 pm Mon May 20 EDTDeleted

Thats just the Warriors man. I remember in their 73 win season no lead was safe against them. I remember Game 6 of the 2016 Finals even though the Cavs were up nearly 20 in the 2nd half I thought they would still come back. 14

Which scenarios would you rather see in the finals 12:10 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

Warriors sweep without KD. 7

Would you bet on a Warriors roster with or without KD for the championship 12:43 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

I think they would beat the Bucks in 6 without KD, sweep with him. 1

Warriors haters What would you rather see KD come back and win a 3rd FMVP in a row over Steph OR Dubs win without KD 12:18 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

Hopefully a sweep 1

What does Curry have to do to surpass KD on the all-time list 12:25 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

Already ahead of him in my opinion. 32

What if KD never joined the Warriors 12:24 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

I think he was leaving regardless, so I dont think OKC goes to the Finals in 2017 1

Total points for Steph Curry in the 4 game series 146 Total points for Blazers starting back court 177 12:47 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

Steph = great Dame = not as good and injured CJ = not as good -2

Beck If Kawhi signs with the Clippers I believe Lebrons camp will try to force a trade to the clippers 1:21 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

LeBron for SGA + Galinari + a 1st hahahaha 10

Beck If Kawhi signs with the Clippers I believe Lebrons camp will try to force a trade to the clippers 1:21 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

Lmfao NBA journalists are getting increasingly embarrassing. LeBron for SGA + Galinari + a 1st lmaooo 10

Beck If Kawhi signs with the Clippers I believe Lebrons camp will try to force a trade to the clippers 1:21 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

Apparently trading us SGA + Gallo + a 1st for LeBron is the Clippers doing the Lakers a favour lmao 2

Why does this sub act like its better than youtube twitter when Steph being greater than magic is a popular opinion 10:37 am Tue May 21 EDTDeleted

Steph being greater than Magic is a perfectly defensible position. -3

That deal of an extension for Eric Bledsoe is not looking so good right now 11:07 pm Thu May 23 EDTDeleted

Exactly this and thats why hes worth the extension. Hes very good against 90% of teams in the league. 4

Does a big 3 of Bron AD Kyrie make it to the NBA Finals next year 10:03 am Fri May 24 EDTDeleted

Finals fairly easily imo, basically replacing Kevin Love on those Cavs teams with AD upgrading the offense and defense. 0

Thoughts on Gianniss mentality as a young superstar 10:18 am Fri May 24 EDTDeleted

> I noticed something interesting about Gianniss mentality ... Although it was an insightful comment, I think it shows his immaturity. From the limited quotes you get from him about playing basketball? 3

Id rather not make it to the finals tbh11:05 am Fri May 24 EDTDeleted

Lmao peak sodium, someone check this dudes blood pressure. 3

Is the eastern conference again set to be dominated by one man for years to come 7:50 pm Sun May 26 EDTDeleted

Lol LeBron won the East 8 straight years man ... I started and completed both highschool and college before someone other than LeBron won the East. 3

Oladipo or Beal 2:53 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

Oladipo. Better defensively and offensively. Led his team to the playoffs as the first option. 0

How much is Uncle Dennis worth to Kawhi 3:36 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

Lol youre a dumbass, Uncle Dennis is not some master manipulator who will pull Kawhi into a bad situation because you gave him a lucrative job. He is Kawhis uncle who has the best interests of his nephew at heart. 15

How much is Uncle Dennis worth to Kawhi 3:36 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

I mean your entire posts amounts to you asking if Dennis can be convinced to sell out Kawhi. 0

Rob Pelinka used to be on the deed for Kobe and Vanessa Bryants house4:28 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

r/nba, where people without agents who have brokered deals that enriched them by hundreds of millions of dollars try to make sense of what is normal behaviour for people with agents who have brokered deals that enriched them by hundreds of millions of dol 3

Would you trade your teams second best player for 2019 Russell Westbrook 5:18 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

Before he forgot how to shoot and before we got LeBron who is basically Westbrook but cheaper and much better at everything. 3

Would you trade your teams second best player for 2019 Russell Westbrook 5:18 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

Yeah lets trade 21 year old Ingram with zero surgeries on 8M a year for 31 year old Russ who has procedures on his knee every year now and on 40M a year. How could this ever backfire? 3

Would you trade your teams second best player for 2019 Russell Westbrook 5:18 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

If Russ werent legit one of the worst shooters in the league + constantly injured then yeah it would be a question, but with his terrible shooting, injury history and massive salary ... 1

Would you trade your teams second best player for 2019 Russell Westbrook 5:18 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

Westbrook doesnt get us closer to winning, in fact he takes us further away since now we cant sign anyone in free agency and he has less trade value than Ingram. 0

Why is my post about Omari Spellman not able to be found on the subreddit 8:08 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

Mods removed it. 3

Why is my post about Omari Spellman not able to be found on the subreddit 8:08 pm Tue May 28 EDTDeleted

Yes 3

Whats with the medias obsession with asking questions likw what is Kawhi like off the court every single press conference 1:01 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Because of the narrative that hes devoid of personality. 5

Whats with the medias obsession with asking questions likw what is Kawhi like off the court every single press conference 1:01 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

I dont like it either but it is appropriate here I think. 1

Whats with the medias obsession with asking questions likw what is Kawhi like off the court every single press conference 1:01 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

How is Kawhis personality an observable trait, we only see him playing basketball 1

Whats with the medias obsession with asking questions likw what is Kawhi like off the court every single press conference 1:01 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Kawhi is devoid of personality on the court != Kawhi is devoid of personality off the court 1

CP3 is getting traded to the Lakers1:07 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

I dont think LeBron would make this trade. 7

King James Jimmy Butler Bradley Beal - is that almost a guaranteed ring next year 12:51 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Would be a formidable team for sure. I think Jimmy Butler is the actual most underrated player in the league. He is in the same tier as Kyrie, Dame and PG (until this season) but nobody gives him his due. 6

King James Jimmy Butler Bradley Beal - is that almost a guaranteed ring next year 12:51 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

I think Jimmy has supreme respect for LeBron and vice versa. 4

CP3 is getting traded to the Lakers1:07 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

If we strike out on everyone then we can make a trade for a guy like Beal or even Conley. Or wait for AD next year. Trading for Chris Paul would require literally everything to fail. We dont get anyone in FA, we cant trade for AD, we cant trade for Beal 1

After winning the 2016 finals lebron said that he is chasing the ghost in Chicago Just 2 years after that he said that he is the greatest of all time3:00 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Theres no doubt in my mind that LeBron truly believes hes the greatest. Put yourself in his shoes? Wouldnt you? 2

After winning the 2016 finals lebron said that he is chasing the ghost in Chicago Just 2 years after that he said that he is the greatest of all time3:00 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

> Yep its a bit lame to see. The way this sub talks about his move to the Lakers you would think it was filled with ultra high achievers who make every single move in life with their career as their only consideration. 1

After winning the 2016 finals lebron said that he is chasing the ghost in Chicago Just 2 years after that he said that he is the greatest of all time3:00 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Why isnt that true for LeBron as well. Hes given us 16 straight years as basketball as his first priority, him deciding he wants to live in LA now is not lame at all. 1

After winning the 2016 finals lebron said that he is chasing the ghost in Chicago Just 2 years after that he said that he is the greatest of all time3:00 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Why is it lame after a 16 year career of only caring about basketball? 1

After winning the 2016 finals lebron said that he is chasing the ghost in Chicago Just 2 years after that he said that he is the greatest of all time3:00 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Yes ... Is LeBron supposed to put aside all of his other interests until he retires? 0

After winning the 2016 finals lebron said that he is chasing the ghost in Chicago Just 2 years after that he said that he is the greatest of all time3:00 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Easy for you to be objective sitting behind the screen. -1

Serious The fact that people are even discussing Giannis leaving the Bucks because they didnt pay him enough is absurd They just went to the conference finals amp Hes about to win the MVP award this is NOT a Anthony Davis situation at all 3:29 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

I remember all the people burying their head in the sand about AD signing with Klutch or the Kawhi saga last year. 1

Serious The fact that people are even discussing Giannis leaving the Bucks because they didnt pay him enough is absurd They just went to the conference finals amp Hes about to win the MVP award this is NOT a Anthony Davis situation at all 3:29 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Nope, many people thought it was meaningless, just him changing agencies. 1

How does this four team trade involving CP3 look 5:31 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Everyone says no .. 1

Have these play offs been better or worse with the absence of Lebron James5:52 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Worse since honestly nobody is playing at the level of playoff LeBron I like watching LeBron in superhuman mode. 9

Have these play offs been better or worse with the absence of Lebron James5:52 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Nope, sorry. Let me know when Kawhi decides to decimate a 60 win team by taking nothing but impossible fadeaways or when he comes out and scores 29 points in the first quarter of a must win game. 3

Have these play offs been better or worse with the absence of Lebron James5:52 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Indiana round 1 game 2. Edit: looks like he scored 20 points in the quarter and 29 in the half. 3

Have these play offs been better or worse with the absence of Lebron James5:52 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Both have been great, but neither of them are playing at the level LeBron was last year. Sorry. 6

Have these play offs been better or worse with the absence of Lebron James5:52 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

Be 2018 playoffs LeBron. 1

Have these play offs been better or worse with the absence of Lebron James5:52 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

- Playmake more - Not be injured for the last 2 rounds of the playoffs (looking at you KD) - Be capable of playing all 48 minutes if necessary - Play with the pressure of knowing that your team needs you to perform at 1000% to win (looking at KD again 5

Have these play offs been better or worse with the absence of Lebron James5:52 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

First name "Not", last name "on the same level" 5

Did LeBron really have a weaker team than Giannis this season 8:07 pm Wed May 29 EDTDeleted

lol 11

Say Kawhi and AD join Lebron on the Lakers and KD and Kyrie end up on the Knicks How many titles do you see either team winning in the following years 1:34 pm Thu May 30 EDTDeleted

It can very easily happen. Sign Kawhi, trade for AD. 6

Why is kawhi leonard loved more on r nba than kd when kawhi quit on his own team 5:15 pm Thu May 30 EDTDeleted

Kawhi didnt really force anything, he just said he wasnt re-signing. Spurs couldve made him play out this last year of his deal. 1

Why is kawhi leonard loved more on r nba than kd when kawhi quit on his own team 5:15 pm Thu May 30 EDTDeleted

> Dude sat out the whole year when he was under contract. What makes you think he would play a single game if they kept him for next year too Because he was injured when he sat that year ... 1

To put some perspective on how incredible Siakams performance was last night - here are how some NBA greats performed in their 1st NBA Finals game9:28 am Fri May 31 EDTDeleted

Well right off the bat I know this post is wrong since Kobe played in the Finals well before 2006. 2

Serious Who do you think has a higher ceiling De Aaron Fox or D Angelo Russell 10:19 am Fri May 31 EDTDeleted

Is this a joke? Fox. 14

Serious Who do you think has a higher ceiling De Aaron Fox or D Angelo Russell 10:19 am Fri May 31 EDTDeleted

Fox this year was already as good as DLo if not better. 5

Serious Who do you think has a higher ceiling De Aaron Fox or D Angelo Russell 10:19 am Fri May 31 EDTDeleted

F comes before R 0

How is DAntonis job in jeopardy when he took the Warriors to 7 and 6 yet Billy Donovans job is safe when he lost in 5 and 6 to the Blazers and Jazz 3:16 pm Fri May 31 EDTDeleted

Different expectations. 1

Giannis Bro I m the most dominant guy in the fucking league I m just going to go and fucking dunk it You can get away with it to a point It s good if you re able to do it but I gotta be more skilled I gotta get back to my old self Thin3:59 pm Fri May 31 EDTDeleted

> Bro, Im the most dominant guy in the fucking league *cringe* -9

Giannis Bro I m the most dominant guy in the fucking league I m just going to go and fucking dunk it You can get away with it to a point It s good if you re able to do it but I gotta be more skilled I gotta get back to my old self Thin3:59 pm Fri May 31 EDTDeleted

I did, I still think that line was cringey. -1

Giannis Bro I m the most dominant guy in the fucking league I m just going to go and fucking dunk it You can get away with it to a point It s good if you re able to do it but I gotta be more skilled I gotta get back to my old self Thin3:59 pm Fri May 31 EDTDeleted

Just say it out loud. 1

Do you guys think the Warriors without KD are better than the Raptors 3:07 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

Yes. This place is just in game 1 overreaction mode right now. Remember when the Celtics were going to crush the Bucks? When BKN was going to beat Philly? When the Raptors were going to crush Philly? When the Bucks were going to embarrass the Raptors? 7

Karma redemption thread3:17 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

Kind of like the dumbasses this season who thought the Lakers would have been in a better position if they didnt sign LeBron. 3

Karma redemption thread3:17 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

It was suicide last offseason to suggest that the Celtics wouldnt be dicking the NBA this year and for years to come. - adding two all stars to a team a game away from the Finals - Brad Stevens is the second coming of Jesus Christ - Tatum the most valuab 7

Arguably the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history happened 3 years ago LeBron James and the Cavs stormed back into the series going 2-2 against the defending champs Golden State Warriors winning the next 3 games including LBJ historic title clinching 5:45 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

Jesus, the LeBron haters are something else. Are you going to pretend LeBron doesnt also take all the heat when shit goes south? Or that people bring up Pippens contributions just as much as Jordans? Best player = most credit = most blame. 2

Lets all take a brief moment to appreciate one of the most dominant playoff runs in history that happened 8 years ago by Dirk Nowitzki whose legacy was made when he defeated LeBron James amp The Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals en route to the Mavs firs5:25 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

Tyson Chandler won DPOY the following year I believe. JET averaged 18/2/3 on 60% TS Shawn Marion was like their Draymond Green Kidd was old but gave them 9/7/5 on 56% TS. Took 5.5 threes a game and made 2 (38%) 9

Lets all take a brief moment to appreciate one of the most dominant playoff runs in history that happened 8 years ago by Dirk Nowitzki whose legacy was made when he defeated LeBron James amp The Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals en route to the Mavs firs5:25 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

People judge teams off name recognition rather than actual ability. That 2011 team was a lot like the 2015 Warriors. Dirk = Curry JET = Klay Chandler = Dray Marion = Iggy Kidd, Barea, Stevenson = Bogut, Livingston, Barbosa 2

Lets all take a brief moment to appreciate one of the most dominant playoff runs in history that happened 8 years ago by Dirk Nowitzki whose legacy was made when he defeated LeBron James amp The Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals en route to the Mavs firs5:25 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

Honestly, cumulatively he probably had an equal amount. Outside of LeBron, Wade and Bosh the rest of that 2011 Heat team was hot garbage. I know this sub likes to pretend its only about stars but role players matter Exhibit A: OKC Thunder -3

Lets all take a brief moment to appreciate one of the most dominant playoff runs in history that happened 8 years ago by Dirk Nowitzki whose legacy was made when he defeated LeBron James amp The Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals en route to the Mavs firs5:25 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

Nobody is saying LeBron, Wade and Bosh sucked. The supporting cast was garbage. Ronny Turiaf, Joel Anthony, Carlos Arroyo, Mike Bibby, Jamaal Magloire, Jerry Stackhouse, Erick Dampier? Come on. OKC has a top 10 player and a top 15 player and cant get ou 4

Lets all take a brief moment to appreciate one of the most dominant playoff runs in history that happened 8 years ago by Dirk Nowitzki whose legacy was made when he defeated LeBron James amp The Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals en route to the Mavs firs5:25 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

A ton of people can be wrong? - A ton of people picked OKC to beat Portland - A ton of people thought the Celtics would dick the league this year - A ton of people didnt see the Bucks coming - A ton of people thought Denver would lose to San Antonio - A 3

Out of the loop What is the reasoning or explanation for some referees being biased towards some teams with foul calling etc Ive heard that tony brothers will be bias to the raptors tonight What is the reason 5:40 pm Sun Jun 2 EDTDeleted

Its just bullshit from people looking for someone to blame when their team loses. 3

Look no further than all this talk about box-and-one to see how much announcers influence opinions and discourse9:36 am Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

I dont think this is true, I have played basketball at a fairly competitive level and have never heard the phrase "box-and-one". -18

Look no further than all this talk about box-and-one to see how much announcers influence opinions and discourse9:36 am Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

Like I said, they are: > similar in design Not exactly the same. -7

Look no further than all this talk about box-and-one to see how much announcers influence opinions and discourse9:36 am Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

So what youre saying is that because your 6th grade coach used the phrase box-and-one with the same design as the one we saw last night, everyones did? -6

Look no further than all this talk about box-and-one to see how much announcers influence opinions and discourse9:36 am Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

Who said its a basketball secret, just never heard that defense referred to as such and never seen anyone on this sub use the phrase until last night, conveniently after JVG spammed it all over the broadcast. -2

Look no further than all this talk about box-and-one to see how much announcers influence opinions and discourse9:36 am Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

Maybe if you played organized basketball in the USA. -2

Look no further than all this talk about box-and-one to see how much announcers influence opinions and discourse9:36 am Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

You realize basketball is played all over the world right? Just because its universally called one thing in the USA doesnt mean its called the same in Canada, France, Singapore, Switzerland etc. -3

Lebron James is the most gifted passer of all time 2:18 pm Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

> stockton Hard disagree 2

Lebron James is the most gifted passer of all time 2:18 pm Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

A good metric is layup assists per game. Layup assists reward players who throw risky passes and layups are still the most efficient way to score. -3

Lebron James is the most gifted passer of all time 2:18 pm Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

What about Hill to Lowry, Lue to Nurse, Hood to Green, Clarkson to FVV etc. 0

Lebron James is the most gifted passer of all time 2:18 pm Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

Wait so you dont think Siakam, Lowry, Green, FVV, Powell, Gasol and Ibaka isnt a massive improvement over Love, Hill, Clarkson, Hood, JR, TT, Jeff Green? And nobody thinks Lue is better than Nurse. 1

Lebron James is the most gifted passer of all time 2:18 pm Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

Difference between Jackson and LeBron in assists is about equal to the difference between Stockton and 2nd place. The point is to show that passing ability isnt just total assists. 0

Lebron James is the most gifted passer of all time 2:18 pm Mon Jun 3 EDTDeleted

> Jackson’s whole game was predicated around passing, as were many other “pass first” point guards. You just described Stockton as well, Stockton was a pass first player as well. 1

Does this new Nike KD tee reveal his FA decision 11:57 am Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

How dumb do you have to be to believe that KD would reveal his free agency decision early to Nike just so they can make accurate t-shirts. 5

Does this new Nike KD tee reveal his FA decision 11:57 am Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

Because they are going to assume hes staying until he leaves. 2

DeRozan If it wasnt for all the years and groundwork that I did before then none of them things wouldve been possible12:46 pm Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

Casey has a right to be bitter, he never had a chance to coach a team even close to as talented as this one. 1

Could you imagine the comments on here if a teammate was answering a question about LeBron Harden or KD and they said I m trying to do whatever it takes to protect his legacy 3:14 pm Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

Yeah but Ray didnt come out and say hes playing specifically to protect LeBrons legacy. I dont understand how people can pretend this isnt an odd thing to say. 0

Could you imagine the comments on here if a teammate was answering a question about LeBron Harden or KD and they said I m trying to do whatever it takes to protect his legacy 3:14 pm Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

How are these mental gymnastics, youre telling me if someone came out and said "whatever it takes to protect LeBrons legacy Im all for it" it wouldnt strike you as weird? -3

Could you imagine the comments on here if a teammate was answering a question about LeBron Harden or KD and they said I m trying to do whatever it takes to protect his legacy 3:14 pm Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

Listen for yourself: https://twitter.com/espn/status/1135424097733791744/video/1 1

Could you imagine the comments on here if a teammate was answering a question about LeBron Harden or KD and they said I m trying to do whatever it takes to protect his legacy 3:14 pm Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

I dont hate Steph at all, but you have to admit you would be all over this if someone said this about LeBron. It is a weird thing to say. -5

Could you imagine the comments on here if a teammate was answering a question about LeBron Harden or KD and they said I m trying to do whatever it takes to protect his legacy 3:14 pm Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

No, he didnt 0

Easily - Mocks Kevin Love in response to Currys quote about his missed 3-pointer in the last minute of Game 7 4:26 pm Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

I agree with you here, Love played garbage defense and the only reason people say he clamped Curry is because the shot missed. Curry also panicked a little, he had a cleaner look for three earlier in the possession than the one he eventually took. 6

Easily - Mocks Kevin Love in response to Currys quote about his missed 3-pointer in the last minute of Game 7 4:26 pm Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

I dont think its a given he makes the layup after blowing by Love. 1

Lets trade Karl-Anthony Towns to the Brooklyn Nets7:06 pm Tue Jun 4 EDTDeleted

If KAT were put on the market right now it would be the biggest trade in NBA history. 24 year old generational talent with 4 years left on his deal who is never injured. A realistic trade would be something like Jrue + Zion + a future first 1

LAs goal isnt about winning its about destroying LeBron11:27 am Wed Jun 5 EDTDeleted

Lmao 3

You can t watch this video and tell me Lebron isn t the GOAT 3 27 2018 vs Denver 11:56 am Wed Jun 5 EDTDeleted

The problem with discussing LeBrons (very valid) case for GOAT on this sub is that there are too many LeBron haters (especially now that hes a Laker) and those who think its cool to pretend Michael was an unassailable god. Think about all the fan bases t 0

You can t watch this video and tell me Lebron isn t the GOAT 3 27 2018 vs Denver 11:56 am Wed Jun 5 EDTDeleted

I dont think that ends the debate but carry on memeing. -1

You can t watch this video and tell me Lebron isn t the GOAT 3 27 2018 vs Denver 11:56 am Wed Jun 5 EDTDeleted

Spurs fans will still tell you that 2013 loss hurt and with Kawhi forcing his way out seemingly to go to LA that salt towards LeBron/the Lakers only intensified. Bulls fans feel protective over having the GOAT play for their team Philly fans are confuse 0

Which would be a more valuable skill to have if you re building a team Kawhi s defense or Lebron s passing playmaking 5:27 pm Wed Jun 5 EDTDeleted

Lmfao 2

Which would be a more valuable skill to have if you re building a team Kawhi s defense or Lebron s passing playmaking 5:27 pm Wed Jun 5 EDTDeleted

Kawhis defense wouldnt be as valuable in a normal sized (whatever that means) player either 7

Why isn t Drake ejected or asked to leave like the owner was 1:23 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

> I feel like what Drake does is just as bad and could end just as ugly Lmao 3

Warriors Owner2:38 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

1 year ban from the NBA. No he doesnt need to be treated like a regular fan because he is not a regular fan. 14

Warriors Owner2:38 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

Hes not a regular fan, this is like the Drake thing all over again. 1

Serious Rank these players CP3 Russ and Iverson3:14 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

Iverson > CP3 has to be one of the crazier things Ive seen on here. 9

Serious Rank these players CP3 Russ and Iverson3:14 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

CP3 doesnt have stans lol 1

Serious Rank these players CP3 Russ and Iverson3:14 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

CP3 > Russ > AI to be honest. 2

If this Lakers AD trade goes through will they have the best young core in the league 4:15 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

Cant believe dumbass Magic offered all that plus Hart and a future first with us taking back Solomon Hill at the deadline -5

If this Lakers AD trade goes through will they have the best young core in the league 4:15 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

1) That trade will not go through 2) Yeah and itll be funny seeing the circlejerk reverse on the Lakers guys. 14

Shoutout to the Nets4:45 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

Lol what is with this shit? Ive seen this noise from Lakers fans about Butler, Clippers fans about everyone not named Kawhi and now Nets fans about Kyrie? Beggars cant be choosers. Kyrie coming alone would be amazing. Do you know how hard it is to sign 0

If Golden State Warriors receives a gentlemans sweep 1-4 will it validate KDs 2 rings 2FMVPs 5:26 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

No, KD isnt the only player missing. No other team in the league could win a single series without their supposed best player, let alone make the Finals and win a game. 8

These NBA Players are so Touchy it s Pathetic5:10 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

People have started fights over less than being shoved and being told to go fuck themselves. 4

These NBA Players are so Touchy it s Pathetic5:10 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

Im not talking about Lowry specifically. 4

Are people trolling about the Warriors co-owners punishment or are they actually serious 6:01 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

For the thousandth time, you cant shove someone at work and tell them to go fuck themselves and expect to get off lightly. 3

Are people trolling about the Warriors co-owners punishment or are they actually serious 6:01 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

Lowry was playing basketball (working) Stevens got tickets to watch Lowry work. Him diving for the ball is part of his job. 4

Are people trolling about the Warriors co-owners punishment or are they actually serious 6:01 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

> Simply giving a very light "fuck off" push wouldnt come with discipline ANYWHERE. Okay try this at work tomorrow. Go up to someone you work with but dont know, shove them and tell them to go fuck themselves. Let us know how it goes! 3

Are people trolling about the Warriors co-owners punishment or are they actually serious 6:01 pm Thu Jun 6 EDTDeleted

I agree that this should be the extent of it but OP is saying that Stevens shouldnt have been punished at all, thats absurd. 3

Would KD and Jimmy Butler to the clippers be a good move 5:58 pm Fri Jun 7 EDTDeleted

Wait so why is KD + Butler "amazing for the Clippers" but people on this sub act like the Lakers pairing LeBron with Butler would be a big disappointment? 1

Would KD and Jimmy Butler to the clippers be a good move 5:58 pm Fri Jun 7 EDTDeleted

They did figure it out ... if the Raptors win this series it looks like they gave the champs their hardest test this season. 4

Are we going to call Raptors snakes now just like we did with KD 1:36 pm Sat Jun 8 EDTDeleted

Okay I dont think the Raptors did anything wrong but lets not try to flip this as them doing him some kind of favour by sending him to San Antonio. They were just trying to get Kawhi and he happened to be on the Spurs. 2

Are we going to call Raptors snakes now just like we did with KD 1:36 pm Sat Jun 8 EDTDeleted

Nobody reasonable was mad at KD for not staying in OKC. Many people (myself included) have long recognized that OKC was not a good fit for him. People were mad he went to Golden State. 1

Are we going to call Raptors snakes now just like we did with KD 1:36 pm Sat Jun 8 EDTDeleted

Not being mad at KD for not staying in OKC after he gave them 7 years is a nonsense opinion? 4

Are we going to call Raptors snakes now just like we did with KD 1:36 pm Sat Jun 8 EDTDeleted

I have no issue with the manner in which he left, only where he decided to go. 3

My warriors fan roommate killed himself this morning3:15 pm Sat Jun 8 EDTDeleted

This is one of the most distasteful things ive ever seen on the internet. 14

Are the Raptors proof that its better to surround your star with good roleplayers guys as opposed to other stars 11:37 am Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

The success of the Raptors, Bucks, Nuggets, Rockets are proof that you can win without stacking top-15 players on your team. 1

If KD doesnt play in the Finals and the Dubs go down Would you consider it a Finals loss on his record 12:36 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Lol of course. Is he on the team? Did the team lose? 23

If KD doesnt play in the Finals and the Dubs go down Would you consider it a Finals loss on his record 12:36 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Yeah people count his 2007 and 2015 Finals losses against him. 7

If KD doesnt play in the Finals and the Dubs go down Would you consider it a Finals loss on his record 12:36 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

There was a front page post with 20k upvotes blaming LeBron for Loves depression dude. LeBron hate frequently reaches the front page. 2

If KD doesnt play in the Finals and the Dubs go down Would you consider it a Finals loss on his record 12:36 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

I think its meaningless as well but your record is your record. If the Warriors lose, KD is 2-2 in the Finals. 8

If KD doesnt play in the Finals and the Dubs go down Would you consider it a Finals loss on his record 12:36 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

> I wouldn’t count it as a win for him if the Warriors come back and win this series without him. Isnt the whole idea that a ring is a ring? If not youre opening up this whole asterisk can of worms. Now all of a sudden someone could say "well KDs 20 6

If KD doesnt play in the Finals and the Dubs go down Would you consider it a Finals loss on his record 12:36 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

2007 overmatched as a 22 year old, 2015 2nd and 3rd best player missing, 2018 overmatched. So record of 3-3. Sounds dumb right? 1

If KD doesnt play in the Finals and the Dubs go down Would you consider it a Finals loss on his record 12:36 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

So being injured is actually a good thing? i.e. if LeBron had been less durable then you would count fewer Finals losses against him? Just doesnt make sense. Your record is your record. 3

If KD doesnt play in the Finals and the Dubs go down Would you consider it a Finals loss on his record 12:36 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

This is tantamount to punishing durable players/players who play through injury. 3

If KD doesnt play in the Finals and the Dubs go down Would you consider it a Finals loss on his record 12:36 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Thats essentially punishing him for being durable or playing through injury though. 4

Kawhi is about to win a Championship in Toronto and we still don t know if he wants to stay 3:39 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Clippers fans grasping at straws right now after the media jerked them off all year. Its okay he could still come and if he doesnt maybe you guys will get KD. Also if the Raptors win the championship this year and Kawhi leaves to go to the Clippers the m 6

put lebron james on the warriors team for the rest pf the series do they win the title 5:07 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Yes, easily. If for no other reason than the fact that Kawhi would have to defend LeBron which would tire him out. 5

Now that LaMelo is 67 how does that affect him as a prospect 5:39 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

He has a very good chance of being drafted. 14

Serious Scenario KD plays the next three games and the Warriors come back and win it all Assuming that Steph Curry averages his normal 25 PPG how many points would Kevin Durant have to average over the next 3 games to steal Finals MVP 5:46 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Curry is averaging 33 ppg on 61% TS right now. 6

Serious Scenario KD plays the next three games and the Warriors come back and win it all Assuming that Steph Curry averages his normal 25 PPG how many points would Kevin Durant have to average over the next 3 games to steal Finals MVP 5:46 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Hes been good for 3 and bad for 1. He was not bad in game 2. -1

Serious Scenario KD plays the next three games and the Warriors come back and win it all Assuming that Steph Curry averages his normal 25 PPG how many points would Kevin Durant have to average over the next 3 games to steal Finals MVP 5:46 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

The worst part is that they cant see why its faulty. 1

Serious Scenario KD plays the next three games and the Warriors come back and win it all Assuming that Steph Curry averages his normal 25 PPG how many points would Kevin Durant have to average over the next 3 games to steal Finals MVP 5:46 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

If Steph averages 25PPG KD would have to average over 40 to steal FMVP playing only 3 games. 1

Serious Scenario KD plays the next three games and the Warriors come back and win it all Assuming that Steph Curry averages his normal 25 PPG how many points would Kevin Durant have to average over the next 3 games to steal Finals MVP 5:46 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Scoring isnt the only measure of a great game. Curry played very well in game 2. 1

Serious Scenario KD plays the next three games and the Warriors come back and win it all Assuming that Steph Curry averages his normal 25 PPG how many points would Kevin Durant have to average over the next 3 games to steal Finals MVP 5:46 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Hes had 1 poor game (game 4). 1

Serious Scenario KD plays the next three games and the Warriors come back and win it all Assuming that Steph Curry averages his normal 25 PPG how many points would Kevin Durant have to average over the next 3 games to steal Finals MVP 5:46 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Please watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCks-bQbn1A 1

How are Knicks fans feeling after being completely screwed over this year 6:02 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Meh, hes still on the roster. 2

Why do people say Lebron seserved the 2015 FMVP when although he had great numbers he shot awfully 40 31 69 48 TS 43 EFG and more importantly they lost 6:10 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

This will sound very Westbrook-stanny but basketball is more than true shooting percentage. In particular what separates this from Westbrooks performances is that LeBron was never out of control while playing and he was doing this in the Finals against t 42

Why do people say Lebron seserved the 2015 FMVP when although he had great numbers he shot awfully 40 31 69 48 TS 43 EFG and more importantly they lost 6:10 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Not really. 4

Why do people say Lebron seserved the 2015 FMVP when although he had great numbers he shot awfully 40 31 69 48 TS 43 EFG and more importantly they lost 6:10 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

I mean if youre incapable of critical thinking sure. 3

Do you think the Raptors title should have an asterik next to it 8:44 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

You should learn how to spell asterisk first. 2

Not one Raptors player is actually Canadian10:14 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

false. chris boucher is canadian 10

DeMar DeRozan for Harrison Barnes and Buddy Hield Who says no 10:08 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Kings 12

Here is why I believe Steph Curry is already in the Top 10 of all-time 11:49 pm Sun Jun 9 EDTDeleted

Interesting question for you guys; who was more dominant relative to their era, Wilt or Curry I know at first glance it might seem like Wilt is the no brainer, but he only managed 2 titles and 6 Finals appearances. 10x all-NBA for Wilt vs. 6x for Steph -5

BREAKING Windhorst Kevin Durant is expected to play tonight Will have to go through the shootaround first 12:07 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

So to those saying KD would be 2-1 in the Finals if he didnt play in the series and they lost, would he now be 2-2 if he plays in game 5 and they lose? -1

BREAKING Windhorst Kevin Durant is expected to play tonight Will have to go through the shootaround first 12:07 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

People were saying KDs finals record would be 2-1 if he didnt play in the series. Im asking if playing in game 5 coming off an injury changes that. 1

If Kevin Durant leads a 3-1 comeback does he become the GOAT 2:50 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Weird how you get more points for being injured and coming back than for not being injured in the first place. 3

What s your prediction for tonight s game 3:12 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Toronto wins by 12. 1

The Am I being Biased game - post a statement that you firmly believe in but you also understand that you might be being biased Then other people will comment and tell you if you are being biased or not 3:11 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

I feel like its the opposite, LeBrons case for GOAT is too often dismissed out of hand. -1

The Am I being Biased game - post a statement that you firmly believe in but you also understand that you might be being biased Then other people will comment and tell you if you are being biased or not 3:11 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Nearly every team in the league is 2 superstar free agents away from being a title favorite. 4

The Am I being Biased game - post a statement that you firmly believe in but you also understand that you might be being biased Then other people will comment and tell you if you are being biased or not 3:11 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

The first 2 years under Magic were actually a resounding success as we opened up cap space, collected assets and signed LeBron. The most scrutinized move of the first 2 years (trading DLo and Mozgov for BroLo and pick #28) was not a mistake. I would do 1

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

There was a report that came out saying that ownership wasnt even aware that Magic offered the whole team. Which makes sense given that Jeanie emphatically denied the reported offer was made. 13

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

If the reports are true that the Celtics havent even contacted them yet, then yeah ... 21

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26941750/pelicans-open-multi-team-davis-deal > So far, Los Angeles and New York teams --- the Clippers and Lakers, Knicks and Nets -- have been among front offices inquiring with New Orleans, league sources said. & 5

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

You guys can give an official offer right now, it just cant be completed until Kyrie opts out. 3

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Can you explain how you got Zion out of it? Ive been told by a lot of NOLA fans that you guys didnt tank for draft position, you just got lucky and jumped up in the lottery. 2

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Whats the difference between that and tanking? 4

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Yeah they definitely have no regrets, but they were also wrong to trust Ainge at the deadline. Both can be true. 0

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Even still, at some point you have to draw a line in the sand in any negotiation. 1

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

I really dont think the Kawhi situation applies here because it worked out for the Raptors only because you got him way below market. If you guys paid full price for Kawhi (like NOLA is asking teams to pay for AD) it would have be pretty bleak. Imagine 6

So were the Pelicans wrong for trusting Ainge s promise and waiting for him to offer Tatum and Brown 3:45 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

> drastically underestimating the desperation the lakers have here. If the Lakers were truly desperate they would have made the trade deadline offer again and the deal would be done. Even the biggest Lakers haters on the sub agree that if that offer w 0

Anybody find the front page post about Mark Stevens fishy 4:57 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Definitely a PR post. Also the logic of the post was so suspect I was surprised to see everyone agreeing with it like OP was Socrates. Edit: The OP curiously hasnt commented on a single thing since posting. 25

Did mods seriously remove the post that called out the Mark Stevens post as a PR move 5:21 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Do you really think that no organization has ever posted disguised content on this sub before? 13

Did mods seriously remove the post that called out the removal of the post that called out Mark Stevens post as a PR move 5:31 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Not sure what the mods are trying to accomplish here. 9

Kyrie wanted to go to New York PG wanted to go to LA Kawhi wanted to go to LA and Jimmy want to go to New York None of these players ended up in their preferred destination 6:40 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

2 out of 3 teams took subpar deals to send players away from their preferred destination and we dont know that Jimmys preferred destination was New York, you made that up. Do you want your franchise to do that? To take a subpar deal so the Lakers or Knic 3

could a trade package of DLO and Jarrett Allen work for AD 7:19 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

DLo says no. 2

Serious If AD s serious about only going to LAL why would his team leak that info to Shams 7:35 pm Mon Jun 10 EDTDeleted

Lol come on. He wants to be on the Lakers or Knicks *next year*. Also we have no idea that Rich Paul leaked anything to Shams, youre just attributing pro-Lakers/Knicks info to Rich Paul. 5

Re Raptors Fans Cheering Injury The Outrage of NBA Fans is Disproportionate 10:17 am Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

https://old.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/byskdn/the_outrage_of_nba_fans_is_disproportionate/ -1

The Outrage of NBA Fans is Disproportionate 10:27 am Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Im not even a Toronto fan, just think its hilarious that this exact type of thinking has 22K upvotes on the front page and being hailed as the peak of logical reasoning. 4

The Outrage of NBA Fans is Disproportionate 10:27 am Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

It really didnt though, it was built on the same sketchy logic. 0

We can finally say Kawhi was 100 right for not playing a season10:56 am Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Yes, although the IT situation should have been enough. 4

Why KD s injury makes the Lakers the Finals favorites for next season11:32 am Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

The thing is, with KD going down even if we dont get anyone our chances for next season already went up substantially. -1

Why KD s injury makes the Lakers the Finals favorites for next season11:32 am Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Lmao okay ... Jordan was 35 when he won his 5th championship. 0

Who wins the Anthony Davis Trade Lakers or Pelicans 11:58 am Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

That offer will not be made. If it were made the trade would be complete right now. In fact it looks like every single day Lakers leverage is increasing. 0

Who wins the Anthony Davis Trade Lakers or Pelicans 11:58 am Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

> Other teams are dropping out of AD contention like flies. Thats what I said, with other teams dropping out our leverage increases. 1

People need to stop acting like Maxing a near 31 year old Durant with an Achilles tear is a smart move12:11 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

I dont think it would be smart either, just incredibly risky. 6

Pascal Siakam and O G Annunoby for Bradley Beal Who says no 1:33 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Toronto. -2

Why hadnt Lebron made an Instagram post wishing KD well 1:50 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Everything doesnt have to be on social media 12

Why hadnt Lebron made an Instagram post wishing KD well 1:50 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

When it comes to injured players who he is close with? 3

Crazy but sensible trade rumor KD for AD2:13 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Huge fleece for Golden State. 1

The blame goes to KD s agent Rich Kleiman2:18 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Agent works for the player despite you guys trying to make it seem like its the other way around. If KD says he wants to play theres nothing Rich can do to stop him. 3

Would KD have played if they were up 3 1 2:12 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Would Looney have played if this were a random game in February vs. the Hawks? I hope you can see how dumb this is. 8

Due to Kevin Durants Achilles injury his rings will have asterisks if GSW win a Championship w o him 2:49 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

I wouldnt go that far, they played 37 minutes without him and have to play 96 more without him to win, but he definitely contributed. 2

Really sickens me how Warriors fans are deflecting blame to Raptors fans2:55 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Imagine being sickened by posts on r/nba 2

Has a player of KDs level ever gone down with a potential injury as bad as an Achilles in their prime 3:07 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

> I would replace my Achilles in a heartbeat with his if it meant he could stay healthy. Youre a joke, reevaluate everything in your life. 23

Would you rather find the know the winner of the 2019 NBA Finals or where AD ends up if I told you right now 3:41 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Finals, bet and make money. 3

Serious Who would you rather have on a MAX contract today LeBron James or Kevin Durant 3:00 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

The one with an Achilles. 8

Serious Who would you rather have on a MAX contract today LeBron James or Kevin Durant 3:00 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

Keep in mind KD almost certainly wont play next year and probably wont be himself in his first year back. 5

Kevin Durant was cleared to play but he should have taken it easy 3:37 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

He did take it easy, he only took jumpers and the first time he tried to drive he popped the achilles. 1

Kevin Durant is a key factor on why Golden State won last night3:43 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

I would place his contributions behind: - Curry - Klay - Dray - DMC He was their 5th best player in only 12 minutes which is pretty impressive. 2

Why do people say a partial tear achilles injury would be positive news for Kevin Durant 4:33 pm Tue Jun 11 EDTDeleted

positive is relative. 6

Why doesn t Anthony Davis want to play for the Celtics 10:15 am Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

Youve bought into the "aging LeBron" narratives too much. Take off the hater goggles and youll see arguably the best player in the world who just put up an efficient 28/8/8 this year while recovering from injury for about 20 games. LeBron is a living le 29

Why doesn t Anthony Davis want to play for the Celtics 10:15 am Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

The Lakers would never trade a star against their will. They would never trade LeBron, if AD comes they will never trade him, they would never trade Kobe, they traded Shaq because he wanted out. Celtics have shown an openness to trading stars against th 12

Why doesn t Anthony Davis want to play for the Celtics 10:15 am Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

What about Pierce and KG? 4

Why doesn t Anthony Davis want to play for the Celtics 10:15 am Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

Doubt the Lakers would have made that move. There are consequences to being ruthless. 5

Why doesn t Anthony Davis want to play for the Celtics 10:15 am Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

Or he might trade AD if a better player becomes available. 1

Why doesn t Anthony Davis want to play for the Celtics 10:15 am Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

The Lakers could be offered Zion for LeBron right now and would decline. 1

Why doesn t Anthony Davis want to play for the Celtics 10:15 am Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

We could have traded Kobe at the end of his career as well and didnt do so. 3

Can we just eliminate small market teams11:10 am Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

Lol the salt ... 1

Can we just eliminate small market teams11:10 am Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

Why would we be salty? Were in one of the big markets OP is raging about. 1

Now that AD to Lakers is rumored to be nearly a done deal isnt Kyrie joining also a huge possibility 3:13 pm Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

With Kevin Love upgraded to Anthony fucking Davis. 9

Please stop misusing the phrase this sub in posts comments 3:37 pm Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

Please stop acting like there are 2 million unique users, I would be shocked if there are more than 1 million unique users and less than a quarter of those participate in discourse. Please stop acting like there arent overwhelmingly popular opinions on 7

Do most teams hate the Lakers because of their past championships 10:10 pm Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

I think its a mixture of championships, iconic players and extreme geographic luck It looks like we might trip our way into LeBron and AD with another max slot to go lmao barely any other team has that kind of luck 1

Shelburne Im told the Lakers final offer for Anthony Davis is Ingram Ball 4 and a 2021 lottery protected 1st 10:38 pm Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

How is it better? 3

Shelburne Im told the Lakers final offer for Anthony Davis is Ingram Ball 4 and a 2021 lottery protected 1st 10:38 pm Wed Jun 12 EDTDeleted

2021 first was in the deadline deal and we have no idea what happens in the alternate dimension where we get AD 1

Spit Hot Facts Top 5 Reasons why maxing KD is ASININE9:08 am Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

KDs game is based on athleticism -- if he comes back significantly less athletic then teams will defend him with bigs rather than wings, Achilles is *always* career altering, maybe not career ending, I would rather sign Kyrie than KD with a torn Achilles 4

If Kevin Durant wins regular season MVP 3-4 seasons from now at Warriors will people dismiss it 10:24 am Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

In my opinion Durants days as a top 5 player are over and he will retire never having been the undisputed best player in the league. I just dont see how a 33 year old Durant comes back and dominates the league. 1

its tied at double OT the defense is heavy both teams keep getting the rebounds and Ibaka and Draymond keep getting open 3s chances10:17 am Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

lol people on here are writing basketball fan fiction now 3

Why is Russell Westbrook not ranked above Prime Kevin Durant despite being superior overall player 11:51 am Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

Why do you type like that? 6

There are breathing human beings that believe Klay Thompson will put more balls in the hoop today because its a Game 6 11:54 am Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

There are breathing human beings that believe Rich Paul is manipulating AD. 2

What needs to be the outgoing salary for the Lakers to trade for AD 1:55 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

No restrictions as we have 38M in cap space 1

The Pelicans should try to trade Zion for Harden2:50 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

Why would the rockets do this? 2

Help me settle a debate with my history teacher 2:09 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

Stop debating with your history teacher and focus on the lesson. 35

Help me settle a debate with my history teacher 2:09 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

B+ isnt gonna cut it. 10

Serious Im not trying to blame the victim but does any responsibility fall on Kevin Durant for his injury 3:22 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

Im going to go with a slightly unpopular opinion and say 100% of the responsibility is on KD which is probably why he isnt upset with the Warriors about what happened. 6

Why is Steve Kerr not being scrutinized for playing KD 10 minutes in the first quarter 3:39 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

he is. 7

OC Contrary to popular belief kd relies A LOT on athleticism5:29 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

Lol I forgot how much of a pumpkin KD turned into *at times* in OKC. He used to go through these funks where he would get flustered and just jack up shots. 3

Is any scenario possible where the Lakers get leverage over the Pelicans 5:37 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

Kyrie announcing hes signing with a non-Boston team would be huge and put the ball firmly in our court. Even better would be if he signed with us. 7

No way Pelicans trade AD to Lakers5:38 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

Its like how so many basketball fans use the word "asinine". We all know Stephen A introduced that word to your vocabulary. 5

Why do player sign with Rich Paul 5:48 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

> And yet, in the weeks after Davis’s trade bid failed, Paul signed two splashy clients: Vanderbilt’s prized lottery prospect, point guard Darius Garland, and Warriors star Draymond Green, who becomes a free agent in 2020. “I just looked at it li 1

The Lakers should wait a year to get AD5:51 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

Lol whats wrong with signing good players? 1

A decade of injury Between 2010 and 2019 six NBA superstars in their prime suffered season ending - and career altering - injuries 5:36 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

This is a worthless post. You can do this for any 10 year stretch. 2

Cavs Won the Kyrie Trade6:20 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

People are acting like Sextons career is written in stone. Sexton had a better rookie season than Fox who is now seemingly the best player from his class. I agree with you, the Cavs won. 4

Cavs Won the Kyrie Trade6:20 pm Thu Jun 13 EDTDeleted

Barely a win but still clearly one. 0

How would people react if Curry came out and said All the people that were rooting on me to fail at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today They have the same personal problems th9:42 am Fri Jun 14 EDTDeleted

At the end of the day LeBrons quote rubbed people the wrong way because ... hes right lol 9

Unpopular opinion Gets all the credit receives none of the blame award should go to Stephen Curry this year 9:58 am Fri Jun 14 EDTDeleted

> perfect look at the end of the game Lol Steph has really warped our perception of what a good look is. That was not a good look at all. 18

Is there a GSW needs KD confirmed sticky thread Because there should be one10:19 am Fri Jun 14 EDTDeleted

Lol they were probably going to force a game 7 if Klay doesnt tear his ACL 24

The Spurs are the Ultimate Loser of the 2019 NBA Playoffs12:21 pm Fri Jun 14 EDTDeleted

There were 4 players traded in that deal and they sent away the 2 most valuable ones lmao -1

Is there any way to keep track of flair changes Would be interesting to see what people are changing theirs to 3:10 pm Fri Jun 14 EDTDeleted

Youre taking Reddit way too seriously. 1

My plea as an NBA fan to the Alameda County Sheriffs Office Drop the Charges This is embarrassing as hell for the NBA 5:10 pm Fri Jun 14 EDTDeleted

This is such a dumb post. If Masai did in fact assault an officer the charges shouldnt be dropped. 4

My plea as an NBA fan to the Alameda County Sheriffs Office Drop the Charges This is embarrassing as hell for the NBA 5:10 pm Fri Jun 14 EDTDeleted

Thats their version of events. We dont know if its the truth. 2

My plea as an NBA fan to the Alameda County Sheriffs Office Drop the Charges This is embarrassing as hell for the NBA 5:10 pm Fri Jun 14 EDTDeleted

Of him pushing the cop and hitting his face? 2

Can we just take a moment to reflect on the fact that NOP turned down Ingram Ball Kuzma Hart and like 3 1st-rounders including what became 4 at the trade deadline 9:23 pm Fri Jun 14 EDTDeleted

I think theres a pretty good chance we still miss the playoffs, we wouldve had a very hard time filling out the roster at the deadline and the buyout market was garbage this year. 1

I turned the Rockets starting lineup into Russell-Harden-Harris-AD-Capela12:07 am Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

Why would the Nets want CP3? 6

Hypothetical If you had 100 freethrows in any environment you choose and had to shoot the NBA average percentage 75 to win 10 million or else you get a leg amputated which you could repeat with the other leg as a wager would you do it 12:55 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

No, my leg is worth more than 10M. 1

What would Lakers fans this place do if they traded kuzma ball Ingram and 4 for Derrick favors 2:14 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

This is just a dumb post. 5

Steph Curry s 2019 Finals 4:21 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

LeBrons numbers were better though. 0

Steph Curry s 2019 Finals 4:21 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

You mean the Finals when [these](http://i.imgur.com/wAU8EGK.jpg) were his teammates? -1

Lakers said the same deal for AD would not be available in the summer 6:37 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

NOLA fans also said the Celtics were going to offer Tatum and the Lakers young guys werent appealing. Guess both sides were wrong. 2

The Lakers picks are 2019 2021 2023 right 6:40 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

If we make the pick and then trade the player it could be 2019/2020/2022 7

Paul George could have been part of a big 3 with LeBron and AD6:44 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

Could have had rings though. -13

For the Lakers to sign AD outright next summer we would have had to renounce our rights to Ingram From LAs perspective this deal was actually Lonzo Hart no 4 2 future firsts to get AD in the building a year earlier with the Warriors weakened7:20 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

He has a 21M cap hold next summer. 2

For the Lakers to sign AD outright next summer we would have had to renounce our rights to Ingram From LAs perspective this deal was actually Lonzo Hart no 4 2 future firsts to get AD in the building a year earlier with the Warriors weakened7:20 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

We made out very well here. We got AD and kept Kuz. -6

How will the Lakers fill out their roster 7:52 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

All of this is actually possible under the cap. 2

Lakers will be trash next year7:55 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

Shhhhhh its okay. 1

The Lakers arent going to be contenders next year10:36 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

Only the Lakers can assemble 2 top 7 players with a max slot left over and still have these takes flying. 17

Where does GM LeBron rank in the NBA now 11:15 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

Best in the league. 4

NOOB QUESTION I thought the Pelicans are getting three picks Why were there 5 picks listed 11:30 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

A swap just means NOLA can switch spots with LA if they are worse than them. Basically the Lakers are banking on being a playoff team for the next 6 years. 14

NOOB QUESTION I thought the Pelicans are getting three picks Why were there 5 picks listed 11:30 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

Yes. 1

What team currently has the best personnel to defend AD and LeBron 11:40 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

As of right now, nobody. 0

What team currently has the best personnel to defend AD and LeBron 11:40 pm Sat Jun 15 EDTDeleted

They went to the Finals in the first year. 4

The Lakers lost all the small details in the AD trade and will be paying for it for years -- starting now1:54 pm Sun Jun 16 EDTDeleted

Only the Lakers could incite these level of posts of r/nba its kind of funny to see how deep the hatred runs. Your pick details arent even correct. There is no unprotected swap in 2025. 46

The Lakers lost all the small details in the AD trade and will be paying for it for years -- starting now1:54 pm Sun Jun 16 EDTDeleted

No doubt a lot of fans on here are rooting for AD or LeBron to blow their Achilles so they can say "the Lakers got fleeced!" 4

The Lakers lost all the small details in the AD trade and will be paying for it for years -- starting now1:54 pm Sun Jun 16 EDTDeleted

Yup. I can see a guy like Paul George coming home after his contract (which conveniently aligns with LeBrons) is up in OKC 5

At current rate of possible bad news for the Lakers following the AD deal Let all Laker fans be glad Pelinka didnt pick up Solomon Hills contract 2:17 pm Sun Jun 16 EDTDeleted

We dont need a 3rd max this summer. Even without it were already favourites to win the chip. What we need to ensure this is a success is to replace LeBron with a new star within the next 2-3 years. 7

At current rate of possible bad news for the Lakers following the AD deal Let all Laker fans be glad Pelinka didnt pick up Solomon Hills contract 2:17 pm Sun Jun 16 EDTDeleted

The team is going to look like 2 top 5 players in a league where nobody else is fielding more than 1. 3

At current rate of possible bad news for the Lakers following the AD deal Let all Laker fans be glad Pelinka didnt pick up Solomon Hills contract 2:17 pm Sun Jun 16 EDTDeleted

The only risk is if AD doesnt re-sign or suffers an Achilles injury. Any thing else happens and worst case we can trade both LeBron and AD and get all of these assets and more back. 2

The Lakers should sign role players instead of another max FA3:28 pm Sun Jun 16 EDTDeleted

Were going to get a lot of really good role players for practically free. I bet we snag Korver and George Hill for the minimum or close to it. 3

serious the Lakers will probably trade kuzma4:36 pm Sun Jun 16 EDTDeleted

Also a tiny cap hold in 2 summers when we will be targeting LeBrons replacement. 1

In one year the Los Angeles Lakers have gone from a promising young core of Ball Hart Ingram Kuzma Zubac to Rondo Stephenson James Kuzma Davis9:12 pm Mon Jun 17 EDTDeleted

2 of the players you mentioned arent even on the roster. Also that promising young core was dragged here all season. 4

Lakers cap space11:09 am Tue Jun 18 EDTDeleted

Nobody knows when the deal will be completed. If it were confirmed for the 6th there wouldnt be all this ambiguity. Woj would have tweeted "the deal will be completed on the 6th" 1

If LA manages to sign Kawhi and you have a core of LeBron Kawhi and AD how many years do you see this dynasty lasting 1:21 pm Wed Jun 19 EDTDeleted

Solid 6-8 year window of contention. In 6 years AD is 32, Kawhi is 34, LeBron is 40. 4

A post from 43 days ago mentioning that Al Horford will opt out Always fun to look at the comments saying there is no chance11:00 am Thu Jun 20 EDTDeleted

Rough year for Boston fans. 1

McMenamin Talen Horton-Tucker says he didn t work out for the Lakers and didn t even meet with them at the combine before being picked by them tonight As a fellow Klutch Sports client he says he s already met with LeBron James and Anthony Davis 1:31 am Fri Jun 21 EDTDeleted

1) Some NOLA fans (not all are as obnoxious) really have to get over it, starting to become pathetic. The Lakers gave you a fair return for AD and jumpstarted your franchise. AD could have easily played out the season quietly then requested a trade in th 38

McMenamin Talen Horton-Tucker says he didn t work out for the Lakers and didn t even meet with them at the combine before being picked by them tonight As a fellow Klutch Sports client he says he s already met with LeBron James and Anthony Davis 1:31 am Fri Jun 21 EDTDeleted

A lot of NOLA fans are focused on painting the Lakers in a negative light while most Laker fans are worrying about winning the damn chip. 7

Bad news for Pelicans fans C Jaxson Hayes is likely to bust since the 8 picks the last 12 years have been absolutely utter garbage3:25 pm Fri Jun 21 EDTDeleted

Garbage analysis. 25

What the heck do the Warriors do now 2:28 pm Mon Jun 24 EDTDeleted

Why wouldnt KD just go to the Nets or Knicks outright without depleting their depth? For the 5th year? 1

If anyone made a list of their top players before the 2018-19 season what did it look like 2:35 pm Mon Jun 24 EDTDeleted

pure salt 8

With all this Kyrie to Brooklyn talk i went ahead and did a Jersey Swap5:52 pm Mon Jun 24 EDTDeleted

He looks really good in BKN colours. 2

Which NBA players under 26 have already played their best basketball 5:05 pm Mon Jun 24 EDTDeleted

Inb4 Kuzma -3

Siakam vs Kuzma12:56 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

Listen, this will be laughed at all summer. I remember Raptors fans making Siakam vs. Jaylen Brown threads last summer and getting the same reaction. > Lmao Raptors fans are delusional, its not even close! Fast forward a year and Siakam is arguabl 0

Im damn glad Andre Iguodala is coming out and saying the truth about how great a coach Mark Jackson and why hes been blackballed Mark built and developed that back court and is the reason all of those players hit their ceiling and he gets zero credit for1:44 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

> He imposed his religious views on his players, demanding they attend his services and prayer meetings, etc. Source? 1

Im damn glad Andre Iguodala is coming out and saying the truth about how great a coach Mark Jackson and why hes been blackballed Mark built and developed that back court and is the reason all of those players hit their ceiling and he gets zero credit for1:44 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

Yeah that is weird but a far, far cry from forcing players to attend prayer meetings and services. 3

Im damn glad Andre Iguodala is coming out and saying the truth about how great a coach Mark Jackson and why hes been blackballed Mark built and developed that back court and is the reason all of those players hit their ceiling and he gets zero credit for1:44 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

I followed this pretty closely and dont remember any reports that he demanded players attend services and prayer meetings. 1

Im damn glad Andre Iguodala is coming out and saying the truth about how great a coach Mark Jackson and why hes been blackballed Mark built and developed that back court and is the reason all of those players hit their ceiling and he gets zero credit for1:44 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

Inb4 "Mark did nothing to help the team and only ever hurt the team" 0

Has OKC peaked as a first round exit Will PG want out Westbrook a negative 1:28 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

He cant really request a trade without looking like a complete fool and OKC cant really trade him without his consent without looking like complete snakes. I think he plays out the next 2 years, opts out and then moves on with a bit of a bitter taste in 3

Kawhi meeting with the Mavericks is the best sign yet for the Raptors And the worst sign yet for the Clippers and especially the Lakers 5:07 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

Hes not meeting with the Mavericks. 32

You re able to shoot one player on the Boston Celtics with a gun Who would you shoot and why 5:49 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

FBI! 1

Serious If LeBron somehow gets 40k points and three-peats on the Lakers would he have a strong case for The GOAT 5:38 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

He already has a strong case as the GOAT 0

People On American T V Seriously Need To Stop Saying That LeBron Is The Most Famous Athlete In The World 5:35 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

Most famous athlete in the world is probably Usain Bolt or Messi actually. -2

Correct me if im wrong but wouldnt Houston need to clear 43M in cap space to do a sign and trade for Jimmy assuming he gets 32M yr 6:58 pm Tue Jun 25 EDTDeleted

the apron is not the cap 7

NBC Sports Klay Thompson could be interested in Clippers if Warriors don t max him What s the chance the Warriors don t max him and how does his affect how they approach Kevin Durant s free agency 9:49 am Wed Jun 26 EDTDeleted

Sources: LeBron may demand a trade to the Clippers 4

Friendly reminder that the Clippers told Blake Griffin he was going to be the face of their franchise and then traded him12:47 pm Wed Jun 26 EDTDeleted

[Clippers employees wore T-shirt after Blake Griffins FA meeting likening him to MLK, Obama, Ali, JFK, Lincoln, Gandhi, MJ,Einstein,Mandela. ](https://twitter.com/MarcJSpearsESPN/status/881202410907029504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm 2

Serious Are this years Clippers the best free agency destination to date 5:53 pm Wed Jun 26 EDTDeleted

It seems like it according to all the reports. 1

Would Kawhi be able to coexist with LeBron 10:54 pm Wed Jun 26 EDTDeleted

Yes, LeBron coexisted with Wade I imagine LeBron would basically transition to full time point guard if Kawhi came and average something like 22/6/12 6

Rockets should be the heavy favorites if they get Butler 12:39 pm Thu Jun 27 EDTDeleted

Their roster would be very thin if they got Butler. Reports are they would lose Tucker, Capela and EG. They would have CP3/Harden/Butler and basically nothing else and they would be hard capped at 132M. 11

The only player ever who was simultaneously the most skilled and the most athletic player in the league or Random thought on why MJ is the GOAT 1:00 pm Thu Jun 27 EDTDeleted

LeBron has been simultaneously the most skilled and most athletic in the league for many years. The fact that you think Kyrie is more skilled than LeBron is a joke man. 14

The only player ever who was simultaneously the most skilled and the most athletic player in the league or Random thought on why MJ is the GOAT 1:00 pm Thu Jun 27 EDTDeleted

I fundamentally disagree with your notions of skill. 2

Why are people pining over the idea of Kawhi to the Lakers but have trashed KDs decision to the Warriors for the past 3 years 3:31 pm Thu Jun 27 EDTDeleted

No there isnt lmao stop with this ridiculous hyperbole. We dont even have the most subscribers to our team sub. 4

Kawhi needs load management and Lakers starters roster is not even complete bench questionable Lakers need to load up before that meeting3:38 pm Thu Jun 27 EDTDeleted

Stop with the concern trolling, if we pair Kawhi with LeBron and AD were printing rings and you all know it. Doesnt matter if we enter the playoffs as the 8 seed. 2

Would you rather have Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown or Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis moving forward 5:28 pm Thu Jun 27 EDTDeleted

Luka and KP and its not close. 8

How well would the Banana Boat team AD do on the Lakers 11:18 pm Thu Jun 27 EDTDeleted

no. 0

who would be the lakers point guard if they signed kawhi 11:40 pm Thu Jun 27 EDTDeleted

If we get Kawhi I expect to see regular season LeBrons numbers at something between 20 and 22PPG and 12 to 14 APG 1

It feels like almost a given that the media has been pushing this Lakers move since Lebron joined11:04 am Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

What? The media has been doing the opposite of that. What the fuck is this post? All year the narrative has been nobody wants to go to the Lakers. 19

If kawhi joins the lakers how does it affect his image Is it comparable to Durant 11:57 am Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

To be fair this is kind of a bad point because the team we put out next year is probably going to have 2 returning starters from the one that missed the playoffs last year and LeBron will probably play more than 55 games. The real difference is that KD w 7

Why did Harrison Barnes reject a contract by Warriors after NBA Finals 2016 1:43 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

He didnt, they never offered him a contract after the Finals. He did reject an extension during the year that would have prevented them from getting KD though. 0

Kawhi going to the Lakers would be physical suicide considering Lebrons age and Anthony Daviss terrible medical history Say goodbye to load management SAS is full of it 1:52 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

Try again. 8

Kawhi going to the Lakers would be physical suicide considering Lebrons age and Anthony Daviss terrible medical history Say goodbye to load management SAS is full of it 1:52 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

Why would that be necessary? 3

Lakers need to get bodyguards for away games since lots of people are sure LeBron AD have to get injured miss 20 games next year2:25 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

Yeah a decent portion of this sub is hoping for a big injury to LeBron or AD. Just how it goes though, people were hoping for injuries to the Warriors too no matter how much they deny it. 1

We ll get to see a full season of Lebron AD trying hard with minimal resting2:57 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

If we spend the remaining cap space on role players our depth will be fine. 1

Kawhi would be an idiot to stay in Toronto and allow the Canadian taxes to take a large portion of his money 4:16 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

Yeah instead he should go to California where taxes are ... just as high. 2

If youre Kawhi is there any way you turn down playing for the Lakers 11:18 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

From a pure basketball standpoint the Lakers kind of are the perfect choice. They can immediately form the greatest trio in the league and crucially because AD is so young hes on Kawhis timeline. When LeBron eventually retires AD and Kawhi can continue t 3

If youre Kawhi is there any way you turn down playing for the Lakers 11:18 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

LeBron has a player option that year. 1

If youre Kawhi is there any way you turn down playing for the Lakers 11:18 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

Lol the past finals proved nothing other than the fact that its hard to win without your best player. Let me ask you: If Kawhi only played 12 minutes in that series how does it go? 2

If youre Kawhi is there any way you turn down playing for the Lakers 11:18 pm Fri Jun 28 EDTDeleted

> they dont have enough quality role players or bench its the Warriors collapse all over again. Surprised Lakers fans dont think about this. Perhaps you should delete this then. > Kawhi wants to be a #1 option, I dont see what youre trying to pr 2

Would the 2017 warriors vs this lebron ad kawhi Lakers team be the best series of all time Most watched 12:19 am Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

How did we get Beverly and Green? Our closing lineup would most likely be AD/Kuz/LeBron/Kawhi/Bullock vs. Dray/KD/Iggy/Klay/Steph 1

Reminder The Clippers currently only have room for ONE max slot 12:02 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

They would have to renounce Beverly and either trade Gallo or stretch him. 7

Lebron and AD or KD and Kawhi 12:51 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

The one that doesnt have a torn achilles 1

Al Horford posts and deletes Instagram post about joining NO Pelicans1:49 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

Either post the screenshot or delete this post. 3

Would AD and potentially Kawhi even be a possibility for the Lakers if Paul George had gone to LA last year 2:30 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

No 8

Is Lakers not even meeting with either Kemba or Kyrie a sign that they may have an agreement with Kawhi 6:21 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

No, its a sign that we were pretty transparent about the fact that Kawhi is our first choice and these guys were not waiting around for us in the event he chose someone else. 0

This would never happen but would this not be the best outcome for the Lakers from a pure roster standpoint 6:27 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

Youre an idiot. LeBron isnt going anywhere. Hes one of the primary reasons we even have AD. If we traded LeBron, AD would be pissed off and leave next year. Kawhi would probably ask out too. 4

Is the salary cap in any of the other 4 major sports in the USA as complicated as it is in the NBA 6:54 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

NFL salary cap is pretty complicated with non-guaranteed contracts, signing bonuses, franchise tags, restructuring deals, compensatory picks etc. 6

Serious Would the Lakers 3-peating be enough to move Lebron above Jordan 7:26 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

Yes, come on. 6-6 in the Finals plus 18 straight years of All-World play, probably 40K points, 10k assists, 10k rebounds. 24

Serious Would the Lakers 3-peating be enough to move Lebron above Jordan 7:26 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

Running off to a team with more superstars? I thought LeBron went to LA to make movies and retire? 1

Kyrie didn t even give a meeting to the Knicks6:47 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

Kemba didnt take any official meetings either. For a lot of free agents, they know where theyre going to go and dont need meetings. 5

Why would Kyrie go to the little brother team of New York 6:52 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

The Knicks-Nets situation is nowhere close to the Lakers-Clippers situation despite people trying to force the comparison. The Nets have been to the Finals more recently than the Knicks. -1

Whats preventing the Rockets from trading Capela EG and PJ Tucker into cap space on other teams releasing their end of bench guys and signing Butler to a 4 year max in cap space 7:51 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

Your team would literally be CP3/Harden/Butler and nobody else with nothing but the room MLE and vet minimums to spend. You would become much, much worse. Please dont compare this to the Lakers situation either, you dont have Kuzma, you dont have AD and 19

Will we ever see a long con in the NBA 9:08 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

You should stop using "rape" and its derivatives as a verb unless you are referring to actual rape. 43

I would like to see Kawhi Lou Bev and Butler on the Clippers9:49 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

Personally I cant wait for AD to drop 40pts/15rebs on Zubacs head. Nothing against Zubac, just the circlejerk after we traded him was ridiculous. Especially when we literally cut a better player than him in Thomas Bryant last summer and nobody said a wo 8

What do we think would be the implications for the league if Kawhi does join the Lakers 10:26 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

Lol it was a freak achilles and acl tear I dont know what this guy is talking about. 1

What do we think would be the implications for the league if Kawhi does join the Lakers 10:26 pm Sat Jun 29 EDTDeleted

He played because he didnt suffer a freak achilles tear. 1

Everyone seems to ignore the fact that Kyle Kuzma is still on the Lakers9:31 am Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

People here love to hate on Kuzma "all he can do is score!!" -1

Would Durant joining the Lakers be the biggest fuck you signing of all time 3:52 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

Would be a huge "fuck you" to our championship hopes lmao What a disaster it would be for us to sign KD with a ruptured Achilles with all of our remaining room when we have 3 players on the roster. 2

We all know that the Lakers are trying hard to get that 3rd super star 4:11 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

AD just forced his way to LA to play with LeBron. Kawhi is giving the Lakers a meeting which means hes considering playing with LeBron. Youre a month or so late on the narrative buddy. 31

If Kawhi Leonard goes anywhere but the Lakers the NBA will be the most wide open it has been this century 5:05 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

I think the Lakers still have the league by the balls even without Kawhi. Kawhi is just overkill to cement us as juggernauts at this point. -6

Warriors cap space if Livingston retires is 81 mil With trading Damian Jones and Jacob Evans away they could create enough cap space to sign a max deal and the resign Klay with Bird Rights 5:20 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

I thought everyone understood the cap now after the Lakers max slot fiasco. Clearly not. This is not how the salary cap works. 6

Players can be huge dicks and sign with a different team come July 6th right 6:06 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

These are adult businessmen, so no. 1

Would you rather have supermaxed kemba walker or given rozier the contract he just got 6:20 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

Supermax Kemba. 98

Lakers roster-filling options dwindling fast 6:31 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

Relax, it was all worth it for Kawhi. 1

NBA teams have committed 912m to players over the last 20 minutes 6:20 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

No tampering though. 6

Why were Pelicans trash last year with 4 20PPG players 7:40 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

LeBron is so much better than any of those guys its not even funny. I know this place has been shitting on him for the last year but hes a top 3 player *ever* to pick up a basketball. 1

Kawhi is delaying his decision to screw over the Lakers8:09 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

Were not screwed at all lmao. -2

Simmons-Richardson-Harris-Horford-Embiid9:16 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

Simmons absolutely MUST come into next year with a jumpshot now. 37

Simmons-Richardson-Harris-Horford-Embiid9:16 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

Embiid is not a shooter. 1

Unpopular opinion Rockets won t make playoffs due to chemistry issues9:21 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

You guys put your whole roster in trade discussions for a guy that didnt give you a meeting. 0

If Kawhi goes to the Lakers he will no longer be called The Claw He will be called Korner Kawhi 9:48 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

You guys are salty already? He could still go to the Clippers or Raptors. 49

Assuming the Lakers don t get Kawhi what pieces can they add that haven t been taken off the market yet 10:22 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

https://www.spotrac.com/nba/free-agents/ 8

Would the Lakers be taking such a big risk for Kawhi if they weren t REALLY confident 9:53 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

Yes we would. Its Kawhi Leonard. 4

Iggy trade predictions 11:35 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

Money doesnt work. 7

When the Warriors unprotected 1st rounder conveys in 2026 Curry will be 38 and Klay will be 36 11:43 pm Sun Jun 30 EDTDeleted

It could convey in 2024. 8

Whats More Believable LeBron James playing in the 2026-2027 season at 42 years old or Andrew Wiggins getting another max contract in 2023 1:15 am Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

former. 1

In Understanding the Lakers have not pursued any Mid-Level FAs Kawhi Leonard must be going to the Lakers1:24 am Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

This is the right move no matter what happens. 4

The Lakers offseason is a complete disaster if they don t get Kawhi12:47 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Lol no its not a disaster. This is absolutely the correct decision. Even if we think we have a 15% chance at him its worth it. Its a 15% chance at a dynasty that spans 7+ years. Very few teams in NBA history have ever been in the position we are in right 88

The Lakers offseason is a complete disaster if they don t get Kawhi12:47 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Even after LeBron retires in say 3 years we would have a 31 year old Kawhi and a 29 year old AD. 3

Should tampering charges be filed against the NJ Nets 1:52 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

i could see the knicks pulling a petty ass move like this. 13

Who do you guys think will be first to break the Kawhi news 3:31 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

haynes 2

Take a break from FA How would it be if Clippers relocated 5:37 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

You would lose one of your major draws for free agents which seems to be being in LA but not being the Lakers. 1

Can the mods stop removing RDA 5:47 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Yeah I dont believe he actually has sources but he has as much of a track record as the analysts who got practically every single move in free agency wrong. 5

Can the mods stop removing RDA 5:47 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Im talking about their reporting leading up to the deal not the breaking of the actual deals. 1

With the multiple complete roster overhauls involving teammates he s orchestrated behind their backs why does LeBron James get a pass for being the biggest shady snake in NBA History 6:02 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

I was told he was in LA to make movies and retire? 3

Lakers should go for depth and not go all in on another max contract 6:30 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

> The Raptors proved last year that you win in the playoffs with depth. God I hate this argument. Its like grade 1 level critical thinking. The depth vs. stars matchup would have been a full healthy Warriors vs. a fully healthy Raptors. That is not w 1

The odds of Kawhi landing with the Lakers are NOT -200 as a recent post suggested Theyre 600 6:52 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

It means you cant put money down on these odds. 9

Kawhi leaving Toronto on Canada Day is extremely Kawhi 7:17 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Im a Lakers fan and this is so stupid. This is literally a random guy on the internet. 4

This RDAmbition thing is almost as bad as Burt Steele and his 5 45 tweets7:20 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Its so false. 1

RDA made a twitter account cause reddit karma didnt satisfy enough Now he is going all or nothing with Kawhi 7:38 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

I agree, our fans are just setting themselves up for massive disappointment. -1

Chris Haynes7:42 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Yes, not some reddit rando called RDAmbition 6

If for some reason the Lakers dont three-peat who will get the blame 7:45 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Lmao why would anyone need to be blamed for not threepeating? This sub is setting it up so the bar is so high that they can claim LeBron failed. 2

If Kawhi signs with LAL should he be made a mod of this sub 7:12 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Lol all RDAmbition did was make a calculated gamble. Theres a 33% chance hes right in which case hell be able to point to this as evidence of his sources, if hes wrong nobody will remember him in a year. 36

If RDA is correct 8:10 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

He could literally be right just by accident. 1

How can people claim lebron is a locker room cancer who only came to LA to film movies while simultaneously criticizing him for superstars wanting to join him To win championships 9:10 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

all year the narrative was that nobody wanted to play with LeBron because he takes all the credit and gets none of the blame and throws teammates under the bus etc etc. 25

How can people claim lebron is a locker room cancer who only came to LA to film movies while simultaneously criticizing him for superstars wanting to join him To win championships 9:10 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

LeBron going to LA to retire and make movies was the majority opinion here all year. 6

The recent leak debacle is a great lesson in clout chasing9:57 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Yeah youre right. If you are RDAmbition and your goal isnt attention then why leak this stuff? If Kawhi had really committed we would find out soon enough anyways. Its obvious his goal is to build himself up as an insider and eventually profit from it. 40

The recent leak debacle is a great lesson in clout chasing9:57 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Nope, because if he was a real insider he wouldnt hide his name and photo and if his proximity to the situation was so sensitive that he cant disclose his name and photo then he wouldnt be leaking shit. 3

The recent leak debacle is a great lesson in clout chasing9:57 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Except Shams attached his name and photo to everything he leaked. 3

The recent leak debacle is a great lesson in clout chasing9:57 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

because jeanie couldnt tell her nephew to fuck off trying to get reddit karma? yes. I dont think RDA is the nephew though 1

A real insider wouldnt use a pseudonym and someone whose proximity to the situation is so sensitive that they cant reveal their name photo wouldnt be leaking stuff on Reddit10:25 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Yeah I dont buy hes Jeanies nephew, probably just some random dude making educated guesses to build up a Twitter following & then eventually sell the page. -6

A real insider wouldnt use a pseudonym and someone whose proximity to the situation is so sensitive that they cant reveal their name photo wouldnt be leaking stuff on Reddit10:25 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Yeah, Reddit has never doxxed the wrong person before. 2

A real insider wouldnt use a pseudonym and someone whose proximity to the situation is so sensitive that they cant reveal their name photo wouldnt be leaking stuff on Reddit10:25 pm Mon Jul 1 EDTDeleted

Remember what? Hell just delete his Twitter account, nobody knows who he is. 2

Serious Most logical explanation behind this lakers source and leak 10:29 am Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

The most logical explanation is that RDA is a fraud like anyone with common sense should have known from the start. 5

Should the Lakers tank this year for Lamelo Ball 10:41 am Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

We actually have our first rounder next year. Would be hilarious if we picked him and he became better than Lonzo. 3

Is it guaranteed that team that signs Kawhi will win the championship 11:11 am Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

only if its the Lakers. not guaranteed but as close as possible. 25

Lakers May Not Be Completely Screwed If they Dont Get Kawhi12:26 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

There is no chance Kuzma is being traded unless its in a deal for a star. For better or for worse the front office chose him and thinks hes special. 1

Unpopular Opinion The nets fucked up big time12:32 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

Youll be shit on but this is a surprisingly popular take among analytics dudes on Twitter. 5

THE NEW YORK KNICKS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED FROM PLAYOFF CONTENTION1:44 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

Lakers have won 10 championships since the last Knicks one chief. -1

Swap Prime LeBron with Kawhi Toronto doesnt win a ring5:19 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

Man if Kawhi joins the Lakers all the salty fans of other teams are going to be determined to push their Kawhi vs. LeBron narratives to divide the fanbase. I finally understand what Warriors fans went through over the last few years. 4

kD rUiNeD tHe lEaGuE but Kawhi joining the Lakers won t 5:57 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

Loving the preemptive salt on here as people start to get nervous 1

Kawhi says to the Lakers that he really wants to play there but his game just doesnt fit with Lebrons Trade Lebron and I will sign If youre GM what would you do 8:27 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

Trade LeBron = lose AD and never sign a free agent again. These guys think the Lakers are a destination *only* because were in a large market and not because we treat our stars like gold. In fact trading LeBron would be such a disaster that Im pretty su 25

Would Kawhi to the Clippers be any different than Jimmy to Heat 9:51 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

its pretty close to the same but people dont care because: 1) hes won a championship 2) they dont want him on the Lakers. A lot of people are getting caught up in how good the Heat are vis a vis the Clippers but the general idea is one of leaving a st -1

Would Kawhi to the Clippers be any different than Jimmy to Heat 9:51 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

Clippers are better than the Heat obviously but I think the point OP was making is Kawhi leaving Toronto for the Clippers is similar to Jimmy leaving Philly for Miami in that both are leaving a strong team for a weaker team because its in the location the 1

Would Kawhi to the Clippers be any different than Jimmy to Heat 9:51 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

I agree, but the general idea is the same, he would be ditching a stronger team for a weaker one because the weaker one is in LA. 1

Would Kawhi to the Clippers be any different than Jimmy to Heat 9:51 pm Tue Jul 2 EDTDeleted

Yeah they did. 1

Bobby Umar has recently received an email from a close connection Make of that what you wish 12:15 am Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Reads like a plausible story that anyone with an understanding of the situation (including myself) could make up. 4

Warriors Stan If Warriors werent injured in Finals Would the Kawhi hype be as great 12:30 am Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

*Mightve* won if healthy? 2

If Kawhi agreed to come to LA for LeBrons role in space jam would he do it 1:06 am Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Lol no chance. 1

Stephen A Smith Kevin Durant told Russell Westbrook Nick Collison night before meeting with the Warriors that he would stay with the Thunder10:42 am Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

> has broken news multiple times this offseason 4

If Kawhis decision was only between the Raptors and the Clippers 12:05 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

The reason there is all this media attention is because *a lot* of analysts are about to have egg on their face if he signs with the Lakers. I mean a week ago Rachel Nichols said believing he was going to sign with the Lakers is like believing in the too 3

Stephen A Smith just said that hes getting a bunch of Kawhi to lakers texts from sources Reliable and unreliable 2:28 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Imagine if Stephen A breaks the two biggest NBA signings of the last 20 years. LeBron to Miami and Kawhi to the Lakers. 5

The concern-trolling about Kawhi Leonards personal space just because a few fans are cheering for Leonard outside of the hotel is baffling 2:35 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Technically Magic didnt "leak" anything he attached his name to the report. 1

The mass hysteria surrounding Kawhis free agency is fucking insane2:39 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

He holds the future of the league in his hands. If he comes to the Lakers were set up for another dynasty. 2

If Kawhi doesn t sign with the lakers you guys shouldn t be surprised because lakers front office is still a trash Front office 8:06 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

nope still the right decision. I would trade signing lesser quality role players for a chance at owning the league for the next 5 years. 4

Official Lakers 2019-20 roster my prediction 8:19 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

The bottleneck would be getting Danny Green to accept the room exception. After that I could see the rest of those players being had for the minimum -14

Official Lakers 2019-20 roster my prediction 8:19 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Yeah Morris would be hard to get on the minimum but I dont think its out of the question. Bradley is a minimum player. 1

Official Lakers 2019-20 roster my prediction 8:19 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Yeah and now his market is dry and nobody has cap space. 0

Official Lakers 2019-20 roster my prediction 8:19 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

I dont think you guys are realizing that nobody in the league has cap space anymore. Everyone left on the market has 3 options: Lakers, Mavs, Clippers 1

Official Lakers 2019-20 roster my prediction 8:19 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Well Im pretty sure Bradley cant sign with the Clippers for a year after they traded him so if the Lakers get Kawhi his options are down to the Mavs. Morris will be a tough get on the minimum I agree Danny Green will be tough on the room exception but n 1

Official Lakers 2019-20 roster my prediction 8:19 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

I agree this would be a best case situation but I dont think its worth of ridicule. Also the Lakers are in a unique situation where you can come to a championship team and be guaranteed tons of minutes (we have like 6 players right now). If you come her 1

PSA Its about 9 30pm now in Toronto but Kawhis body clock says its only 6 30pm Lets not rule out an announcement still coming tonight 9:25 pm Wed Jul 3 EDTDeleted

Hoop Collective pointed out that he had to leave LA at 5:30AM to arrive in Toronto when he did. 2

Kyle Kuzma compliments Kevin Love on twitter kevinlove has had the best summer I ve ever seen anyone have 10:50 am Thu Jul 4 EDTDeleted

Why is compliments in quotation marks? 1

Would Jared Dudley be the best player on earth if every other NBA player vanished 11:00 am Thu Jul 4 EDTDeleted

no, there are better players in europe and college. 1

Did Michael Jordan make any attempts in his career to team up with two top 5 players like Lebron James is currently doing 10:57 am Thu Jul 4 EDTDeleted

It wasnt possible to do this in Michaels day. He also had the good fortune of having Scottie Pippen on his team. 27

Why is Kawhi Leonard having such a hard time making a decision for his future team Does he have a problem with making a decision and assuming 10:55 am Thu Jul 4 EDTDeleted

Lmao its been 4 days. Im sure you take longer than 4 days to make a life changing decision. 5

If Kawhi wanted to go to the Lakers taking this long will only hurt their squad depth11:03 am Thu Jul 4 EDTDeleted

The concern trolling is hilarious, like "oh no we only have AD, LeBron and Kawhi, what about the *depth*" 2

The NBA should build an actual hall of very good separate from the HOF Would you be for or against this 2:31 pm Thu Jul 4 EDTDeleted

No, the hall of fame is diluted enough as is. 2

Summary of Pros and Cons of each team in the mix for Kawhi1:59 pm Thu Jul 4 EDTDeleted

I posted this on the Lakers sub to our fans that dont think the Clippers or Raptors have a shot: 1) Lets not kid ourselves, the Lakers front office was an abject disaster last year -- this is an argument in favor of the Clippers and the Raptors 2) He wo 3

Does Siakam get enough credit for along with Kawhi tying the second most points in the playoffs by a duo in NBA history 10:36 pm Thu Jul 4 EDTDeleted

I dont know whats with the surprise that when one player is far and away the best player on the team they get the lions share of the credit, you guys did this with Kyrie and LeBron as well. 3

KahwiWatch and Thin Ice at work6:12 pm Fri Jul 5 EDTDeleted

Im curious, how many people here have jobs where their boss is constantly checking in on them? Seems like a pretty strange working environment for an adult. 3

What have you sacrificed while following Kawhi news on r NBA 7:25 pm Fri Jul 5 EDTDeleted

nothing but time which admittedly is the most valuable resource. 3

Im not going to lie im dissappointed in my fellow laker fans 9:17 pm Fri Jul 5 EDTDeleted

This dude said we currently dont have a center ... we have AD lmao. I would rather give Javale the min than Dwight. 5

Many people thought the Pelicans wouldnt let the Lakers expand the trade they did Then they thought AD wouldnt waive his kicker he did Lastly they thought other teams would cancel the trade if it didnt go through tomorrow they wont10:31 pm Fri Jul 5 EDTDeleted

Yeah, people were saying the Lakers have no leverage and must give other teams assets to delay the trade otherwise they will back out. 11

Many people thought the Pelicans wouldnt let the Lakers expand the trade they did Then they thought AD wouldnt waive his kicker he did Lastly they thought other teams would cancel the trade if it didnt go through tomorrow they wont10:31 pm Fri Jul 5 EDTDeleted

You would be surprised, there was a weird 2 week period where everyone thought this is what was going to happen 2

Many people thought the Pelicans wouldnt let the Lakers expand the trade they did Then they thought AD wouldnt waive his kicker he did Lastly they thought other teams would cancel the trade if it didnt go through tomorrow they wont10:31 pm Fri Jul 5 EDTDeleted

No .. this was the reporting and general sentiment among fans literally right until he actually waived the kicker. Something along the lines of "he earned that money and hes going to take it" was repeated ad nauseam 0

Zion is already dominating in the paint hes going to be an utter MONSTER10:52 pm Fri Jul 5 EDTDeleted

Youre not sure why a player needs to be able to shoot in the modern NBA? 3

This earthquake Summer League signifies Kawhi has made a decision 11:25 pm Fri Jul 5 EDTDeleted

Earth quakes .. . Lights shut off ... smoke in arena ... Kawhis laugh plays over the PA .... Kawhi, LeBron and AD emerge in Lakers shorts all laughing maniacally ... Each has a t-shirt on that says "not 2, not 3, not 4" 5

Let s talk about Markell s fultz12:02 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Hes a bust in the same way Greg Oden is a bust, injuries. 1

Let s talk about Markell s fultz12:02 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) 1

Can we please stop the narrative that Kawhi Leonard didnt join a super team 8:49 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

I think OP has a point when he says if LeBron + PG joined the Clippers minus SGA people would be calling it a superteam. -1

League Parity Every team I believe has a shot at winning the title 8:43 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

By January the list will be down to 4 teams as per usual. 0

Lakers subreddit9:22 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Every fanbase is the same, we just have more fans so we have more idiots. 36

Shouldn t this be telling very few want to play with Lebron9:57 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

I think there is a legit point to be made about PG not wanting to play with LeBron for whatever reason. 6

Non-playoff Lakers sign as many marquee free agents as non-playoff Knicks despite having 2 superstars I want just as many Lakers roasts as we had to endure 10:09 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Dont try to compare the Lakers to the Knicks. Our franchises are different in just about every way besides being in big cities. 14

Is Kawhi joining the Clippers better for both his and Lebron s legacy 10:04 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Yeah it is as much as it pains me to admit. As a Lakers fan I would have loved to have the league by the balls but it would have definitely been hard to look back on this as anything but a cheap, weak move with LeBron winning chips on a team fielding 3 t 10

Is Kawhi joining the Clippers better for both his and Lebron s legacy 10:04 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

It would be a KD situation. If you win everyone shrugs because you were expected to, if you lose you get clowned. 3

Is Kawhi joining the Clippers better for both his and Lebron s legacy 10:04 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

The question is about LeBrons legacy. As a Lakers fan obviously I wanted Kawhi. 2

Should Phoenix trade for Westbrook 10:57 am Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

They would have $55M committed to Rubio and Westbrook next season ... 1

Should the Clippers trade Kawhi for Lebron Ethically speaking1:11 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Neither team accepts this trade. 7

Do the Raps still visit Trudeau 1:40 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Yes but Kawhi probably skips. 1

Serious Can someone explain the Kawhi outrage to me 1:27 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Kawhi convinced a dude who signed a contract last summer to request a trade with 2 years left on his deal. Add in the salt from Lakers/Raptors fans, and the small market v. big market thing and its not that hard to understand. 21

Serious Can someone explain the Kawhi outrage to me 1:27 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

3+1 but I dont count player options. 5

I m enjoying the disappointment from Laker fans2:39 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Lol our team is shaping up very nicely. We are unbothered. 5

So now that the lakers failed they should move to Seattle 2:43 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

We just signed Boogie and are still in the mix for Bradley and Morris. If Iggy gets bought out we will be in the mix for him as well. 6

Lebron could have saved the league a whole of trouble if he had just signed with Pelicans in 2017-2018 instead of the Lakers 3:10 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Youre not getting Zion if LeBron is on that team. 10

How funny will it be if the Clippers and Pelicans both finish with a better record than the Lakers 3:23 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

We just signed Boogie for the minimum while you gave Zubac 30M. 44

Let s take a minute to marvel over the fact that Paul George has now ruined the Laker s offseason plans twice now3:08 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

We are, the sub just hates us. 15

Let s take a minute to marvel over the fact that Paul George has now ruined the Laker s offseason plans twice now3:08 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

If the Morris news drops in our favor were golden. 5

Serious Where would the Lakers organization currently be if LeBron never decided he wanted to be in Space Jam 2 4:50 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Where would the Clippers organization be if Kawhi never decided he wanted to live in LA? Where would the Clippers organization be if Ballmer wasnt the richest owner in the league? Every organization uses the advantages it has. 3

If Kawhi publicly states that he knew he was going to the Clippers all along and lied in order to make the Lakers miss out on FA s- AND the Clippers front office knew- is this considered tampering 5:06 pm Sat Jul 6 EDTDeleted

Yes of course. Not tampering but certainly something punishable by the commissioner. -1

The Lakers have no bench Yes lets beat that narrative to death 11:10 am Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

AD will play every single important game at center. Boogie and Javale are there to absorb the pounding during the regular season. 4

The Lakers have no bench Yes lets beat that narrative to death 11:10 am Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

> Danny Green is a slight over pay but not bad at all > > I actually disagree here. 15M per year is right where I thought Green would land. 5

Going through the OKC and Raptors subs there isn t much resentment at all towards either Paul George or Kawhi Leonard despite Lakers fans trying to force the narrative that both are snakes11:47 am Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

Strawman. Barely anyone thinks Kawhi snaked the Raptors, they won a championship. Barely anyone thinks Paul George snaked the Thunder, they got a great return back for him. The complaint is entirely about someone demanding a trade 1 year into a 4 year 21

Why does this sub have hivemind and groupthink mentality 11:49 am Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

I think its a combination of flairs and the upvote/downvote system. We all know that upvotes/downvotes shouldnt be used as proxies for agree/disagree but thats what happens. Heres a good example: say there are 20 active users and someone posts a thread a 3

Whats with the unwarranted shitting on Zach Lowe 12:06 pm Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

where the hell do you see that? This sub loves Lowe 28

Serious Are the Lakers done filling out their roster 12:45 pm Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

Marks gets a lot of cap shit wrong for a former assistant GM. Pincus was right on the money about this a day ago and Marks was still bumbling his way around figuring it out this morning. 1

Russ for Dlo at the deadline who says no 12:51 pm Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

Golden State. 17

The 8-second rule is dumb and unnecessary5:34 pm Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

lol i dont know about that. Just gives teams that are pressing at the end of a game another way to get a turnover 1

The 8-second rule is dumb and unnecessary5:34 pm Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

Why would the defense care if youre chilling in the backcourt unless its late in a game that theyre down? Theres still a shot clock, you would just be screwing yourself over. 6

Is RW the modern day version of Kobe 6:38 pm Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

Russ takes and misses easy shots. Kobe took and made difficult shots. 9

PSA The Thunder can not go below the luxury tax in a Russell Westbrook trade7:52 pm Sun Jul 7 EDTDeleted

Why are they hard capped? 8

Not Westbrooks FAULT OKC never built correctly 11:47 am Mon Jul 8 EDTDeleted

> The Thunder constantly have been surrounding Russ with non-shooters. Kendrick Perkins, Thabo Sefalosha, Andre Roberson, Perry Jones, Mitch McGary, Steven Adams, Josh Huestis, Cameron Payne, ect. How about Paul George and Kevin Durant? -1

Not Westbrooks FAULT OKC never built correctly 11:47 am Mon Jul 8 EDTDeleted

Those werent their only 3 point threats, OP just listed all their bad 3P shooters and omitted their good ones. 1

For a team that has won 16 championships and has the best location in the country to play in the Lakers sure seem insecure 3:19 pm Mon Jul 8 EDTDeleted

Lmao so many people on here post to bait Lakers hate. All fans are the same, there are just more of us over in r/Lakers 3

Starting LeBron at point guard is a gimmick and doesnt make sense with the Lakers current roster makeup3:34 pm Mon Jul 8 EDTDeleted

KCP or Green. 4

Starting LeBron at point guard is a gimmick and doesnt make sense with the Lakers current roster makeup3:34 pm Mon Jul 8 EDTDeleted

It actually makes perfect sense 1) Cousins isnt starting and Kuzma probably wont either. Also Kuzma shot the three at 36% in his rookie year. Im not sure why its a foregone conclusion that his shot cant rebound 2) It would be nice to have more playmakin 0

Is LeBron the best PG in the league 2:53 pm Mon Jul 8 EDTDeleted

Yes, easily. 7

Serious Why was RJ Barrett a top-3 prospect Genuinely curious not a hate RJ Barrett thread 6:17 pm Mon Jul 8 EDTDeleted

Honestly, mostly because he looks the part. 2

The Lakers s roster is extremely questionable and its very possible it could be bad outside of LeBron-AD7:26 pm Mon Jul 8 EDTDeleted

I dont know what people think 8-13 on a roster looks like because based on these posts about the Lakers you would think the back of the bench of NBA teams consists of all-stars. Houstons bench last year: Rivers, House, Gordon, Faried, Nene, Shump, Gerald 16

An idea of how the NBA could guarantee parity11:26 pm Mon Jul 8 EDTDeleted

No matter what you set the threshold as teams will circumvent the spirit of the rule by signing players to 1 dollar under it. 4

Serious Perhaps Griffin didn t want Kuzma in a trade3:31 pm Tue Jul 9 EDTDeleted

Kuzma is not a good defender but hes far from a bottom 3 defender in the league and easily more valuable than Hart. How many players are scoring 19PPG on league average efficiency for $2M per year? 21

Serious Perhaps Griffin didn t want Kuzma in a trade3:31 pm Tue Jul 9 EDTDeleted

Hes actually not bad at defending 4s and some 3s. Part of the reason his defensive numbers looked bad last season was because of Lukes idiotic idea to play Kuz at center. I truly believe they were committed to keeping Kuz. 2

How screwed are the Lakers if Anthony Davis leaves next year 5:14 pm Tue Jul 9 EDTDeleted

About as screwed as the Clippers if PG leaves in 2 years 22

OC No team wastes late first round picks quite like the Celtics 5:29 pm Wed Jul 10 EDTDeleted

Once a team has a string of successful front office maneuvers fans will backwards rationalize anything they do to make it look like genius. It was happening with the Celtics and Ainge for years, it happened with the Miami Heat, it happened with the Spur 1

if demar derozan leaves san antonio after next season the spurs will have traded kawhi leonard and danny green for 1 season of derozan and jakob poeltl 11:29 pm Wed Jul 10 EDTDeleted

Terrible math but also an all time garbage trade especially given the return weve seen stars garner this year. 4

Do you think if the Jazz knew about the future Westbrook situation they would have gone for him instead 6:39 pm Thu Jul 11 EDTDeleted

No. I prefer Conleys fit and contract. 0

strategy Kawhi and PG leave Clippers in 2 years and join OKC6:44 pm Thu Jul 11 EDTDeleted

Thats part of the reason but you dont honestly believe its the *only* reason, do you? 0

strategy Kawhi and PG leave Clippers in 2 years and join OKC6:44 pm Thu Jul 11 EDTDeleted

Honestly, if Kawhi and PG leave in 2 years without delivering a chip it would be the worst thing a player has ever done to a franchise. Could set the Clippers back a decade or more. 6

strategy Kawhi and PG leave Clippers in 2 years and join OKC6:44 pm Thu Jul 11 EDTDeleted

I mean possibly, you wont have control of your draft picks again until 2027. 3

strategy Kawhi and PG leave Clippers in 2 years and join OKC6:44 pm Thu Jul 11 EDTDeleted

After you actually start drafting players in 2027 all it takes is a few years of bad draft/lottery luck and its suddenly 2030. Also I would argue 1 top tier free agent chose you and then you traded the farm for the guy he wanted to bring with him. It is 1

strategy Kawhi and PG leave Clippers in 2 years and join OKC6:44 pm Thu Jul 11 EDTDeleted

Not sure why you have to go to hyperbole to prove a point, what I said wasnt all that inconceivable. Fuck me for saying a decade instead of 7 years I guess. 1

strategy Kawhi and PG leave Clippers in 2 years and join OKC6:44 pm Thu Jul 11 EDTDeleted

Yeah we would be equally fucked (although we did trade less than they did). 1

Possibble Chris Paul Trade Destinations9:07 pm Thu Jul 11 EDTDeleted

Maaaaaaybe Detroit? 4

Yall are overrating First Round Picks 10:01 pm Thu Jul 11 EDTDeleted

Its protected 1-20 lol its almost certainly not conveying. 1

This offseason has been crazy Some awesome new duos in the NBA next season but which is the best 9:46 am Fri Jul 12 EDTDeleted

LeBron and AD. When the season starts itll be one of those things that should have been obvious in hindsight. 3

The Heat could land CP3 Gallo Adams from Thunder in exchange for Dragic Johnson KO Winslow Waiters Leonard Nunn Robinson Maten in exact salary match can be processed in September 10:34 am Fri Jul 12 EDTDeleted

3 of these players are complete non factors (Nunn/Robinson/Maten). Its really Dragic/Olynyk/Johnson/Winslow/Waiters/Leonard for CP3/Adams/Gallo which I think is reasonable. 1

The Heat could land CP3 Gallo Adams from Thunder in exchange for Dragic Johnson KO Winslow Waiters Leonard Nunn Robinson Maten in exact salary match can be processed in September 10:34 am Fri Jul 12 EDTDeleted

Oh I thought you were talking about the Heat side of players. Yeah I think Gallo is the only one who can net picks. 2

My Top 10 Trios in the League12:00 pm Fri Jul 12 EDTDeleted

KD/Kyrie/Dinwiddie over LeBron/AD/Kuz? 11

Would the Pelicans and Thunder be willing to swap SGA Lonzo This would pair SGA with NAW which would be really cool plus Lonzo gets his own team where he gets to be face of franchise4:00 pm Sat Jul 13 EDTDeleted

SGA is not in Lonzos class as a defender. 4

Would the Pelicans and Thunder be willing to swap SGA Lonzo This would pair SGA with NAW which would be really cool plus Lonzo gets his own team where he gets to be face of franchise4:00 pm Sat Jul 13 EDTDeleted

> Lakers tried to make Zo the face of a franchise and then they tried to trade him after a season and a half. You could say the same about SGA. Both players were traded because someone much better was available. 3

Is there any player in the current NBA that you would say isn t good enough to be the best player in the WNBA 7:47 pm Sun Jul 14 EDTDeleted

ITT: Everyone taking the bait to diminish female basketball players as OP intended. -2

Do you think Prime James Harden will be the best teammate Russell Westbrook ever had 8:45 pm Sun Jul 14 EDTDeleted

Russ played with prime KD. 35

Kuzma for CP310:09 pm Sun Jul 14 EDTDeleted

1) Salaries dont match 2) Even if they did, hell no 4

I don t understand the whole Marcus Morris situation Why would he turn down a 41M offer from the Clippers He initially went with spurs for 20M for spurs then 15M for one year Also why did he fire Rich Paul 11:06 pm Sun Jul 14 EDTDeleted

1) Marcus is 30, if he signs for 3 years that is basically the last sizable contract of his career. 1 year/$15M is imo a better offer than 3 years/$40M. 2 years/$20M with a player option on the second year is arguably better as well. 2) He probably didnt 7

I don t understand the whole Marcus Morris situation Why would he turn down a 41M offer from the Clippers He initially went with spurs for 20M for spurs then 15M for one year Also why did he fire Rich Paul 11:06 pm Sun Jul 14 EDTDeleted

edited. 2

I don t understand the whole Marcus Morris situation Why would he turn down a 41M offer from the Clippers He initially went with spurs for 20M for spurs then 15M for one year Also why did he fire Rich Paul 11:06 pm Sun Jul 14 EDTDeleted

Because reneging on an established deal is bad for an agents credibility. 2

I don t understand the whole Marcus Morris situation Why would he turn down a 41M offer from the Clippers He initially went with spurs for 20M for spurs then 15M for one year Also why did he fire Rich Paul 11:06 pm Sun Jul 14 EDTDeleted

Morris is his client it reflects poorly on him as well. 1

I don t understand the whole Marcus Morris situation Why would he turn down a 41M offer from the Clippers He initially went with spurs for 20M for spurs then 15M for one year Also why did he fire Rich Paul 11:06 pm Sun Jul 14 EDTDeleted

Lmao theres one comment saying its a 3 year deal and I edited my comment immediately afterwards. -1

Am I crazy 7:21 pm Mon Jul 15 EDTDeleted

Something Ive noticed is that a large portion of fans hate the new focus on shooting. These fans will insist time and time again that a player like Russ or Simmons can overcome their deficiencies by being great at other aspects of the game. What these fa 6

Who would you rather have Kyle Korver or JR Smith 7:48 pm Mon Jul 15 EDTDeleted

It depends, is JR going to defend at a decent level? Because he didnt during his 2018 year with the Cavs. If I can get 2017 JR its easily him, Korver is unplayable in the playoffs. 2

Do you think Steph Curry is better than LeBron James since 2014-15 season 5:50 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

No, but I think Curry is sneakily one of the most underrated players among fans. 3

Someone fill me in why does everyone hate Craig Sager right now 7:45 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

Hes a human being and made some mistakes so of course us saints on Reddit have to drag him posthumously. 3

Someone fill me in why does everyone hate Craig Sager right now 7:45 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

Yeah people make mistakes, sometimes large ones. Also hes dead and doesnt have a chance to present his side of the story. Families are complicated. 1

How would you rank this group of players 8:38 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

1) Kyrie 2) Bledsoe 3) Barnes 4) Bryant/Shamet 5) Bryant/Shamet 6) Cory Joseph 7) Tristan Thompson 8) Kaminsky 9) Svi 10) Lee 11) Mahinmi 12) Haslem Edit: Havent seen Brewer play since he left OKC or Okobo play ever so didnt rank them 6

How would you rank this group of players 8:38 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

Yeah really splitting hairs with 8 through 11. Haslem is clearly the worst player listed. 2

How would you rank this group of players 8:38 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

Oh shit I missed him. Ive literally never seen him play so would be unfair to rank him. 1

Unpopular fact Lebron is already the greatest Laker of all time9:17 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

Hes the best player to put on a Lakers uniform but not the greatest Laker of all time 9

Unpopular fact Lebron is already the greatest Laker of all time9:17 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

I think LeBron is better. 4

Just a reminder that the whole Craig Sager scandal with his wife and son is nowhere to be seen on YouTube or other media platforms How can we get this scandal to gain as much traction as possible 11:52 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

This is peak r/nba toxicity; trying to get a scandal about a dead person to gain traction when we cant ever get his side of the story. 8

Just a reminder that the whole Craig Sager scandal with his wife and son is nowhere to be seen on YouTube or other media platforms How can we get this scandal to gain as much traction as possible 11:52 pm Tue Jul 16 EDTDeleted

That post is pretty toxic and I dont know why the mods let it stay up. Everyone in there is acting so self righteous like family isnt complicated and one side of a story is all you need to form an opinion. The man is *dead*, he cant defend himself and I 2

Klay Thompson is overrated specifically as a defender 1:31 pm Wed Jul 17 EDTDeleted

Plus minus based defensive advanced stats are actually pretty good, its the box scored derived ones like DBPM and DWS that arent good. 1

Discussion Landry Shamet increased his 3pt from 40 on the 76ers to 45 with the Clippers however his 2pt dropped from 53 on the 76ers to 32 on the Clippers Why was there such a drop off in 2pt when 2pt isnt as noisy as 3pt 2:28 pm Wed Jul 17 EDTDeleted

3P shooting is highly variable. Most people agree you need over 1000 attempts to get a good idea of how good a guy is at shooting the three. A good example would be Kuzma shooting 37% on 6 3PA/G in his rookie year then 30% on the same number of attempts 7

February 14th 2019 Deveney Celtics believe Rich Paul planted the story about Kyrie Leaving5:46 pm Wed Jul 17 EDTDeleted

Yup lots of talk about how Kyrie and Tatum are so close & have a connection as Duke alums. 5

Bondy James Dolan and MSG are waging a war on Inglewood over new Clippers arena project including lawsuits and backing a religious conservative mayoral candidate to prevent the community from securing a new NBA arena 6:03 pm Wed Jul 17 EDTDeleted

Youre delusional if you think Ballmer hasnt made any political donations or done anything unsavory to get the land for this arena. The LA Times has a story detailing some of the shady things Ballmer has done [here](https://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers 12

Bondy James Dolan and MSG are waging a war on Inglewood over new Clippers arena project including lawsuits and backing a religious conservative mayoral candidate to prevent the community from securing a new NBA arena 6:03 pm Wed Jul 17 EDTDeleted

Thats the only shady thing that we know about *right now*, Im sure theres more beneath the surface. This is a particularly interesting email that was uncovered: > “Totally agree we need to give the Mayor kudos, but suggest against time references, 2

What is your teams biggest weakness and do you think it can be fixed this season 6:06 pm Wed Jul 17 EDTDeleted

Secondary ball handler will be one of Caruso/Cook/Bradley. Of those three i like Caruso the best 1

Commenting on other team subs7:30 pm Wed Jul 17 EDTDeleted

Lmao the good thing about being a Lakers fan is that r/Lakers *never* gets these posts. 6

Serious I understand he is weird and a psuedo-intellect but why do people think Kyrie is a locker room cancer It seems like a lot of players like him or want to play with him 7:51 pm Wed Jul 17 EDTDeleted

salty, scorned fans and people thinking memes = truth. If I were a BKN fan I would be stoked to have him on the roster. 1

Its pretty sad to think about OKC lost out on a dynasty because the owner was too cheap 10:25 am Thu Jul 18 EDTDeleted

I think trading Harden was a franchise altering mistake but they were actually a better team the following season without him. 2

People dont talk enough about how awful the Knicks are11:20 am Thu Jul 18 EDTDeleted

I think the Knicks decision not to max Durant is going to look like phenomenal prophylaxis in 2 years. Lets say you think fully healthy KD is worth $50M annually. Now assume he misses all of next season due to injury recovery. - 40% chance hes 70% of n 4

People dont talk enough about how awful the Knicks are11:20 am Thu Jul 18 EDTDeleted

Alright Ill use $70M 2

People dont talk enough about how awful the Knicks are11:20 am Thu Jul 18 EDTDeleted

Yeah it makes the overpay less severe but still substantial. Also 538 actually has the value of fully healthy KD at 55M next year factoring in age related decline, that 65-75M figure was for KD in 2017 and 2018. 2

If LeBron ruptured his achilles this season do you think at his age hed try to come back or would he ride off into sunset as the Goat BQ - Do you think AD would leave 12:37 pm Thu Jul 18 EDTDeleted

A lot of yall are secretly hoping for this. 15

If LeBron ruptured his achilles this season do you think at his age hed try to come back or would he ride off into sunset as the Goat BQ - Do you think AD would leave 12:37 pm Thu Jul 18 EDTDeleted

"and then AD will leave and the Lakers will be screwed for the next 5 years!" 5

Clippers plan to introduce Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on Kobe Bryant day 8 24 in Los Angeles5:26 pm Thu Jul 18 EDTDeleted

Not true. 7

Whats the worst troll post in R NBA history 5:22 pm Thu Jul 18 EDTDeleted

My personal favorite given everything that has transpired since: February 14th, 2019: [Celtics reportedly believe Rich Paul planted story on Kyrie Irving leaving: ‘It was cheap and underhanded’](https://np.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/aqkxci/deveney_cel 2

OConnor On Kawhis FA I was talking to somebody at SL who told me that somebody within the Clippers told THEM they were worried all week they wouldnt get Kawhi because they didnt think a deal was possible until Friday I heard the Lakers thought as o1:59 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Its pretty obvious what happened. 1) The Lakers felt like they were in pole position for Kawhi and didnt know about the brewing Paul George machinations 2) The Clippers also felt like the Lakers were in pole position for Kawhi and could not stomach losi 1

Alex Caruso should start over Avery Bradley2:19 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Most Lakers fans agree that the starting lineup should be Caruso/Green/LeBron/AD/McGee Once Cousins gets fit then we can swap him for McGee, if Bradley shows that his Memphis form wasnt a fluke then he can swap in for Caruso. The finishing lineup shoul 6

Alex Caruso should start over Avery Bradley2:19 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Sorry typo. 3

Alex Caruso should start over Avery Bradley2:19 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Disagree, need defense more than shooting for the starting unit. Cook should thrive in a backup/situational role. 1

Alex Caruso should start over Avery Bradley2:19 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

In the playoffs the starting lineup should and will be AD/LeBron/Kuzma/Green/guard most in rhythm That last slot will go to whoever out of the KCP/Bradley/Caruso/Cook/Rondo group is playing the best. 1

AD is acting like a spoiled brat talking about how he doesnt want to play center4:11 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Im convinced this is a troll account by someone who hates LeBron and the Lakers. 1

Is the Eastern Conference s talent now equal to the west or at least close 4:55 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

You could easily argue that the top 5 healthy players in the league next year will be in the West. - LeBron - Kawhi - AD - Curry - Harden 2

Over under 50 5 wins to make the playoffs in the West 7:26 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Under. There will be injuries, trades, tanking and flat out disappointments that will reduce the number of solid teams by January. Its the summer right now so everyone is hopeful, by January the 3 to 4 true championship contenders will have emerged and 2

Since Lamarcus Aldridge left Damian Lillard has gotten swept more times than hes made an all-star team 7:47 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

And LeBron shouldnt have choked against Dallas. Shit happens, no player is perfect. 1

Since Lamarcus Aldridge left Damian Lillard has gotten swept more times than hes made an all-star team 7:47 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

He was not trash at all lmao people on here have totally unrealistic expectations for stars. 2

Since Lamarcus Aldridge left Damian Lillard has gotten swept more times than hes made an all-star team 7:47 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Okay and he was criticized for that already, does he have to be criticized in perpetuity? 1

A discussion about the San Antonio Spurs relations with other NBA teams and agents8:32 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Lol we didnt even offer that for AD ... I dont think Lonzo + Ingram + Kuz + Hart + Zubac + 3 firsts was ever going to happen. 3

Best inch-for-inch pound-for-pound basketball players in the NBA right now10:31 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Ive never understood the pound for pound thing in basketball. It makes sense in combat sports but no sense in basketball. 4

Best inch-for-inch pound-for-pound basketball players in the NBA right now10:31 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Yeah thats just the nature of the sport though, taller players are also generally less agile. 1

Best inch-for-inch pound-for-pound basketball players in the NBA right now10:31 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

I mean, thats just the nature of the sport though. Height is basically a skill in basketball, its like trying to take away hand eye coordination in baseball or touch in soccer. 1

Mo Bamba is blocked in Orlando Vucevic Isaac Gordon Should the Clippers flip Jerome Robinson and a couple 2nd rounders for Bamba If he develops he could be a huge defensive plus for them10:45 pm Fri Jul 19 EDTDeleted

Lol so the Magic are going to trade the 6th pick who they drafted as a project for Jerome Robinson and a few seconds? You didnt even have the decency to suggest a first rounder? 3

LeBron is the goat11:35 am Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

top 5 second option* 1

LeBron is the goat11:35 am Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

Yeah but then you forgot to mention Harper, Grant or Rodman and discuss the contributions of role players 1

LeBron is the goat11:35 am Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

Yeah a weird thing on this sub is that everyone is so committed to this idea that LeBron isnt the GOAT and referring to him as such is blasphemy when it really isnt. 2

LeBron is the goat11:35 am Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

LeBron as the GOAT is a very reasonable opinion among actual basketball analysts who have studied the game and have a set, non-hypocritical criteria that isnt based in narratives. Daryl Morey thinks LeBron is the GOAT by "a bit of a big margin." 3

Why is Steph Curry not a top 10 player ever while Larry Bird is despite short longevity 2:39 pm Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

I think Curry was the best player on the court in the last Finals and the best player on the winning team in 2015. Also a 6 time all-star and 6 time all-nba player I think Curry vs. Bird will be a real debate by the time Currys career is over. -2

Why is Steph Curry not a top 10 player ever while Larry Bird is despite short longevity 2:39 pm Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

He put up 31/5/6 on 60% TS while his teammates were dropping like flies around him. You cant seriously think FVV played better than Curry. 1

Why LeBron is the goat2:38 pm Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

Where does the post say "it was all LBJ"? LeBron was clearly the catalyst for the comeback and the best player on the team by a wide margin so I dont understand what your complaint is. 1

Your favorite player is at your door crying and saying I cant believe I did that over and over again Not far away are 10 cop cars chasing him Do you let him in 7:15 pm Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

No lmao youre a complete dumbass if you say yes. 2

Your favorite player is at your door crying and saying I cant believe I did that over and over again Not far away are 10 cop cars chasing him Do you let him in 7:15 pm Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

Wtf is this question, who would say yes? 0

Is Number 2 the most hated player in the NBA 7:21 pm Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

This is such a clear troll account fishing for "dumb Lakers fans" comments and you guys fall for it. -2

The Knicks as an overall franchise are so overrated 8:35 pm Sat Jul 20 EDTDeleted

I think the Nets are going to take over NY in the next few years. Its not like the Knicks are the Lakers with a long history of championships, great seasons and all time greats on the team. -1

When will Steven A Smith return to ESPN 3:23 pm Sun Jul 21 EDTDeleted

He works 24/7 let him chill for a bit, its the dead zone of sports right now anyways. 2

Who are the most overpaid free agents of this off season 4:40 pm Sun Jul 21 EDTDeleted

Tobias Harris, Horford, Middleton, and a sneaky one -- Trevor Ariza, he keeps getting paid based on past performance when he isnt that good anymore. 1

Theres a football saying that sometimes youre one injury away from being a better team Does this apply to any NBA teams in the upcoming season 6:42 pm Sun Jul 21 EDTDeleted

For the upcoming year I think this applies to the Lakers. Imo Caruso should play heavy minutes and someone like Rondo should be relegated to garbage time minutes. This may not happen unless there is an injury to Rondo due to his status as a veteran and 1

A realistic Bradly Beel trade idea with the Nets who are desperately trying to win a chip with Durant Kyrie Jordan11:09 am Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

I think it would be a pretty terrible move for the Nets. 3

A realistic Bradly Beel trade idea with the Nets who are desperately trying to win a chip with Durant Kyrie Jordan11:09 am Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

Lmao massive overpay by the Nets. Also yeah lets trade Kyries friend who recruited him to the team, on top of all that Im not even sure if this deal makes them better. 5

Steph is the best player in the world and has been for the past 4 years and hes about to remind us why1:15 pm Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

Best player in the world for the last 1 year, not 4. -1

So since this sub believes consensusly that Wades 2006 ring was rigged why is he ranked so high 1:03 pm Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

Only tin foil hats and Mavs fans think its rigged. It was really a case of terrible coaching (Avery Johnson was trash), untimely late game melt downs and an untimely suspension that did them in. 24

So since this sub believes consensusly that Wades 2006 ring was rigged why is he ranked so high 1:03 pm Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

Yeah I get that, people who believe in a conspiracy will never move off it 0

So since this sub believes consensusly that Wades 2006 ring was rigged why is he ranked so high 1:03 pm Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

Oh wow I forgot about that, only remembered the Stackhouse suspension when he dropped a flying elbow on Shaqs head. 2

Steph Curry is the worst defender in the top 25 all time players rankings Is he top 15 5:50 pm Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

Magic Johnson. 4

Western conference standing predictions with their Ceilings and Floors 6:30 pm Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

The Rockets do not have a championship ceiling man and the Warriors can 100% win the championship. -1

Is Post-Achilles KD on same level as Kawhi Giannis LeBron etc while being 80 7:50 pm Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

KDs 2019 basic stats reduced by 20%: 21/5/5 on 50% TS. In some respects people overestimate how good the best players are relative to the rest, its why you see so many people thinking its possible to will your way to victory on demand. The reason the 0

Is Post-Achilles KD on same level as Kawhi Giannis LeBron etc while being 80 7:50 pm Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

Its just a visualization. For some stats the decline may be exponential and for others it may be logarithmic. For example a KD thats 20% slower may go from being a good positive defender to a downright defensive liability. Offensively he would probably 1

Do you think Post-Achilles KD will struggle badly without Steph Curry 9:47 pm Mon Jul 22 EDTDeleted

Yes. Go back and watch some KD playoff highlights from his OKC days, he had to work so hard to get his shot off pre-GSW spacing. On top of that KD has never been a lightning quick guy, he was just a matchup nightmare. Too quick for guys tall enough to b 5

The Athletic We have a deal ready Are you in Inside the Clippers pursuit of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George 11:31 am Tue Jul 23 EDTDeleted

Isnt this article the exact sort of "leaking" that Amick alleges knocked the Lakers out of the race? Down to the exact words said by Lawrence Frank on the phone, when they were entering and exiting the office and the frequency and content of their commun 2

How to prove if one player is better than another in an argument against someone5:11 pm Tue Jul 23 EDTDeleted

You sound upset 1

Serious Why dont we see player coaches anymore 6:00 pm Wed Jul 24 EDTDeleted

inb4 the LeCoach memes 2

Hypothetically speaking if Kawhi was not able to recruit PG to join him with the Clippers does Kawhi resign with the Raptors 1:13 pm Thu Jul 25 EDTDeleted

Nobody knows, but the way hes talking about it he was always going to go home. 1

Why do people act like the Clippers or Nets should give a shit about the Lakers or Knicks shadow 2:32 pm Thu Jul 25 EDTDeleted

Lol people always writing fan fiction about the Lakers. The Lakers won a title in 2010 ... the "down years" for the Lakers are much exaggerated. 7

Why do people act like the Clippers or Nets should give a shit about the Lakers or Knicks shadow 2:32 pm Thu Jul 25 EDTDeleted

Its almost like its hard to recover from your franchise player tearing his Achilles. The last 10 years of Lakers history contains more success than the entire history of 11 franchises. 4

Why do people act like the Clippers or Nets should give a shit about the Lakers or Knicks shadow 2:32 pm Thu Jul 25 EDTDeleted

What a dishonest reading of what I said. 1

Why do people act like the Clippers or Nets should give a shit about the Lakers or Knicks shadow 2:32 pm Thu Jul 25 EDTDeleted

I dont really think the down years are that significant. 10 years between title contention is pretty normal 1

17 gt 162:29 pm Fri Jul 26 EDTDeleted

4 championships since the league expanded past 10 teams. 11

17 gt 162:29 pm Fri Jul 26 EDTDeleted

You can apply any standard you would like, the fact of the matter is a lot of the Celtics titles came when there were barely any teams in the league and you needed to win 8 games to win the title. 3

17 gt 162:29 pm Fri Jul 26 EDTDeleted

Whoops, fixed. 1

17 gt 162:29 pm Fri Jul 26 EDTDeleted

How many since the league had over 10 teams? 11

17 gt 162:29 pm Fri Jul 26 EDTDeleted

Ok take out the Minneapolis titles and the Lakers have 11 championships. Since the league expanded past 10 teams the Celtics have 4 titles to the Lakers 10. 9

Misspelling names like Anfernee Dwyane and Jrue doesnt that say a lot about those people 10:22 pm Fri Jul 26 EDTDeleted

Who are you referring to when you say "those people" OP? 28

The only reason Kobe doesnt have Hardens TS is because he took harder shots3:31 pm Sat Jul 27 EDTDeleted

Shot selection is a skill. 11

Would you trade the 2nd best player on your favorite team for Paul George 1:33 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

The Sixers and Celtics wouldnt either. Mavs are borderline with KP too. Remember that Paul only has 2 years left on his deal and could demand another trade. -2

Why is Steve Kerr the guy who coached teams who were essentially guaranteed a championship before the season even starts complaining about anything being bad for the league 3:51 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

Its a tale as old as time, when something benefits you its fine and when it doesnt its not. Look at Lakers fans this summer. We were all pulling hard to form a trio of top 5 players while simultaneously calling KD a snake for going to the Warriors. 10

Why is Steve Kerr the guy who coached teams who were essentially guaranteed a championship before the season even starts complaining about anything being bad for the league 3:51 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

Hes benefited from the broader topic of player movement/empowerment and I would bet anything that this wouldnt bother him if AD had demanded a trade to the Warriors. 5

Why is Steve Kerr the guy who coached teams who were essentially guaranteed a championship before the season even starts complaining about anything being bad for the league 3:51 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

Nobody is not honoring their contract. Number of players who have refused to play unless traded: 0 0

Why is Steve Kerr the guy who coached teams who were essentially guaranteed a championship before the season even starts complaining about anything being bad for the league 3:51 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

I didnt say they were the same or even similar but they both fall under the umbrella of player empowerment. I think we both know Steve would be okay with this trade request if it were AD requesting a trade to the Warriors. 2

Why is Steve Kerr the guy who coached teams who were essentially guaranteed a championship before the season even starts complaining about anything being bad for the league 3:51 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

> Leonard lending George leverage is a new extension of player empowerment. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar demanded a trade in 1974. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh synchronized their free agencies to build their own team in a city of their choosing. Za 1

Why is Steve Kerr the guy who coached teams who were essentially guaranteed a championship before the season even starts complaining about anything being bad for the league 3:51 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

> “When you sign on that dotted line, you owe your effort and your play to that team, to that city, to the fans. And then it’s completely your right to leave as a free agent. But if you sign the contract, then you should be bound to that contract. 0

In 2015 Paul Allen late trail blazers owner was involved with the firing of a tank cannon that killed two men4:09 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

This witch-hunting deceased people thing that this sub has started to do recently is disgusting and shameful. Mods, do your job and stop this shit. 9

LeBron Alright alright Enough is enough The throne has been played with to much and I ain t for horseplay Ether coming soon JamesGang 5:59 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

I mean Griffin is clearly someone LeBron considers his friend and whose wifes business he promoted for free on his Instagram page with 45M followers yet he randomly came out and said that it was miserable being his GM, he hogs all the credit and that he d 143

LeBron Alright alright Enough is enough The throne has been played with to much and I ain t for horseplay Ether coming soon JamesGang 5:59 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

Yeah saying you would have liked to build differently is different from saying: > “Everything we did was so inorganic and unsustainable and, frankly, not fun. I was miserable. Literally the moment we won the championship I knew I was gonna leave. T 8

LeBron Alright alright Enough is enough The throne has been played with to much and I ain t for horseplay Ether coming soon JamesGang 5:59 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

Whether you agree with Griffins comments or not this is a pretty weird way to be a friend to someone who has supported you and your family. 4

Griffin LeBron is getting all the credit and none of the blame And thats not fun for people Griffin said of the challenge of working with and playing with James They dont like being part of that world 7:07 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

Some people like winning, others like getting credit for winning. Different strokes for different folks. 4

Why did everyone tell Harden that championships cant be won by one player when Kawhi just proved its possible 8:38 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

Didnt really carry hard vs. Milwaukee or Orlando either. He carried for one series. 2

Why did everyone tell Harden that championships cant be won by one player when Kawhi just proved its possible 8:38 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

uhh no. maybe by name recognition sure, not production. 2

Why did everyone tell Harden that championships cant be won by one player when Kawhi just proved its possible 8:38 pm Thu Aug 1 EDTDeleted

I meant production relative to his team. Lowry and Siakam both player really well. 1

Melo and the Rockets beef on first take6:22 pm Fri Aug 2 EDTDeleted

Melos interview was actually one of the best NBA player interviews Ive ever seen. He was candid, he took responsibility, he wore his heart on his sleeve and defended his name without attacking anyone else. I actually became a much bigger fan of his after 2

Why are Knicks fans still so butthurt over the KP trade 6:51 pm Fri Aug 2 EDTDeleted

They traded him for cap space to sign 2 max stars and then got 0 max stars. 11

Why are Knicks fans still so butthurt over the KP trade 6:51 pm Fri Aug 2 EDTDeleted

I cant imagine that they wouldnt have called his QO bluff if they didnt think they were getting KD and Kyrie. -1

Who would win WNBA all-star team vs worst D2 team 2:00 pm Mon Aug 5 EDTDeleted

The only purpose of these threads is to shit on female basketball players. 11

Other than being Lebron s friend what has Rich Paul done to deserve publicity 8:52 pm Tue Aug 6 EDTDeleted

> And yet, in the weeks after Davis’s trade bid failed, Paul signed two splashy clients: Vanderbilt’s prized lottery prospect, point guard Darius Garland, and Warriors star Draymond Green, who becomes a free agent in 2020. “I just looked at it li 4

Do you agree with the following statements 10:35 am Wed Aug 7 EDTDeleted

Yes 1

I dont even use guns but I dont think we should be banning guns because of a couple idiots12:41 pm Wed Aug 7 EDTDeleted

i dont think people who live in the US realize how different it is in other countries. In most Western countries the average citizen on the street has never seen a gun and doesnt know how to purchase one. The fact that you can enter a local Walmart and p 4

If Giannis leaves does the NBA consider relocating the Bucks out of racist Milwaukee 3:55 pm Wed Aug 7 EDTDeleted

If Giannis leaves there will 100% be a lockout. 1

Would you rather 5:47 pm Wed Aug 7 EDTDeleted

If Im a team that thinks I can re-sign AD then its AD. Otherwise its Luka. 1

Kyle Kuzma or Dangelo Russell 3:43 pm Thu Aug 8 EDTDeleted

[OP hates Kuzma](https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/cm4hy3/montrezl_harrell_or_kyle_kuzma/evzvylv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x) and this is likely a weird ploy to make it seem like Kuzma is overhyped. That being said, Kuzma is way better than 9

Los angels Lakers4:49 pm Sun Aug 11 EDTDeleted

Most of the speculation Ive seen is that the Lakers are not the favorites to come out of the West let alone win it all. 7

I think its understated how much Klutch has the Lakers in a vice grip this year7:37 pm Sun Aug 11 EDTDeleted

Sometimes I wonder how some of you think the world works. 12

Why couldnt Kevin Durant handle with terrible floor spacing as good as LeBron James 12:41 pm Tue Aug 13 EDTDeleted

What? Didnt KD play for the GSWs for 3 seasons? 1

Why couldnt Kevin Durant handle with terrible floor spacing as good as LeBron James 12:41 pm Tue Aug 13 EDTDeleted

In his 16th year ... where he was injured ... where practically the entire team was injured. -1

Why couldnt Kevin Durant handle with terrible floor spacing as good as LeBron James 12:41 pm Tue Aug 13 EDTDeleted

Didnt say he rushed back, but when you come back from injury it takes time to get your legs under you. 1

My Top 10 players10:49 pm Tue Aug 13 EDTDeleted

where is Lillard? 3

The double standard among black players is ridiculous3:45 pm Wed Aug 14 EDTDeleted

Im sure Chicago29_Titles has no bias here. 3

Who says no BOS-DET-GSW-ORL 11:41 pm Wed Aug 14 EDTDeleted

Brown for Drummond isnt a terrible swap. 1

Life can be so cruel and unfortunate1:27 pm Thu Aug 15 EDTDeleted

Dear diary, 14

With the recent news regarding Cousins injury should we as fans stop being so critical of players decisions to play where they want 3:25 pm Thu Aug 15 EDTDeleted

> So, my flair is probably going to get me a lot of snide responses Do Clippers fans often pretend to be Lakers fans? > Honestly, shout out to /r/Lakers and /r/raptors. > Yall excluded us because you didnt think wed get Kawhi. Time to be grown 3

76ers might absolutely devour the Lakers now7:02 pm Thu Aug 15 EDTDeleted

Lmaoo sometimes the way you guys think about the game is funny. Its like you think the players on each team are playing a series of 1 on 1 games and then you sum up the score and thats the winner. 4

Would the Lakers be better with Boogie before the ACL injury or Dwight currently 10:45 pm Sat Aug 17 EDTDeleted

Pre-ACL Boogie clearly. 0

Who would you rather take as your first option KD or Kobe and why 11:44 am Mon Aug 19 EDTDeleted

Marginally more efficient in the playoffs. If you take out KDs first year in the playoffs his TS% pre-GSW was 58% Kobes playoff TS% post-Shaq was 56% Then consider the fact that KD in the playoffs was playing with more talented teammates than Kobe wa 2

Who would you rather take as your first option KD or Kobe and why 11:44 am Mon Aug 19 EDTDeleted

Problem is that its impossible to distinguish how much of that was KD improving and how much of that was the GSW environment making the game easier for him 0

Who would you rather take as your first option KD or Kobe and why 11:44 am Mon Aug 19 EDTDeleted

Saying someone isnt impossible to guard is not the same as saying theyre easy to guard. Nice strawman that youre building though. 3

Who would you rather take as your first option KD or Kobe and why 11:44 am Mon Aug 19 EDTDeleted

Get off your high horse. Youre on Reddit, why else are you here if not to discuss basketball? The dude responded to your comment just like you responded to this post. 3

Who would you rather take as your first option KD or Kobe and why 11:44 am Mon Aug 19 EDTDeleted

Come on, its Kobe. Both played in the West yet Kobe proved that he can go to three consecutive Finals and win back to back championships with Pau Gasol as the second best player on his team. I love Pau, but hes no Steph Curry. And who was the #3 on thos 0

Who would you rather take as your first option KD or Kobe and why 11:44 am Mon Aug 19 EDTDeleted

Im not saying KD is a bad player, but its unclear whether he could lead a reasonably constructed roster to a championship and we will probably never find out due to his Achilles. 1

serious Why does Kobe Bryant get a pass for being a rapist 8:59 pm Mon Aug 19 EDTDeleted

OP: “Why does Kobe Bryant get a pass for being a rapist?” You: “OP isn’t saying Kobe is a rapist” 12

serious Why does Kobe Bryant get a pass for being a rapist 8:59 pm Mon Aug 19 EDTDeleted

Because nobody really knows what happened. 5

What else caused LeBrons decline in athleticism besides age in 2018-2019 season 11:23 am Tue Aug 20 EDTDeleted

He was injured ... This isn’t some mystery -1

why do people get defensive when we say curry is a bad defender4:30 pm Tue Aug 20 EDTDeleted

Because he’s not. 1

Why is Devin Booker the most polarizing player on r NBA 9:56 pm Wed Aug 21 EDTDeleted

You can just not comment on players you dont feel you have a good grasp of? 2

According to Pythagorean Win-Loss records based on point differential the most underperforming team of the 2018-19 season was the Dallas Mavericks The most overperforming team was the Philadelphia 76ers11:13 pm Thu Aug 22 EDTDeleted

Yeah youre correct, dont know how I missed that. 0

Imagine how good the Lakers couldve been if they had a competent front office6:54 pm Fri Aug 23 EDTDeleted

Lmao how do the Lakers sign Green, Brogdon and Lopez? 2

Who was the first option on the Cavs Kyrie or LeBron 10:58 am Sat Aug 24 EDTDeleted

Kyrie had the benefit of facing the second best perimeter defender in every game 1

What will r nba get outaged about this week 10:25 am Mon Aug 26 EDTDeleted

Taking charges in pickup games 1

Serious Did the Celtics fail at their version of the process 2:04 pm Mon Aug 26 EDTDeleted

If they lose Brown in RFA or are forced to overpay him then yeah I would say they failed. Their "process" is now 100% tied to Brown and Tatum, if either one of them walks or doesnt pan out then they failed. 2

Redrafting the 2016 NBA draft1:36 pm Mon Aug 26 EDTDeleted

From a pure draft value standpoint without even getting into his game no he shouldnt be purely because of his age, hell be turning 28 during the first year of his second contract. 2

Whats happen to this subreddit 4:12 pm Mon Aug 26 EDTDeleted

By all accounts Ron was a totally different guy in 2007, like come on that was 12 fucking years ago yet the top comments on that post are saying hes a sociopath, a stupid person, calling him a piece of shit etc. -1

Whats happen to this subreddit 4:12 pm Mon Aug 26 EDTDeleted

I do, I dont think Ive ever posted one of these "character attack" posts. The problem is the moderation, these types of witch-hunt posts should be removed. 1

Whats happen to this subreddit 4:12 pm Mon Aug 26 EDTDeleted

Yeah I feel like this place is more concerned with judging the character and attitudes of players, coaches and GMs rather than discussing basketball. 2

Could Russell Westbrook and GIANNIS beat the best 5 WNBA players 2 on 5 8:21 pm Mon Aug 26 EDTDeleted

These posts serve absolutely no purpose except for people to shit on womens basketball. Mods should ban these 12

Who do we hate today 11:34 am Tue Aug 27 EDTDeleted

Today is DeMarcus Cousins day -3

How do we know that it was Boogie on the phone 4:27 pm Tue Aug 27 EDTDeleted

Honestly it’s a valid question. The fake Dwight Howard tapes happened earlier this year 7

Celtics fans are you satisfied with your roster and keeping your picks instead of trading them for Kawhi PG or AD 2:09 pm Wed Aug 28 EDTDeleted

I’ll never forget when this sub truly believed that Rich Paul planted the rumours about Kyrie leaving 2

Do you rank Dirk Nowitzki significantly much higher than Kevin Garnett because of his 2011 Championship 1:39 pm Fri Aug 30 EDTDeleted

No player in NBA history would’ve won a championship with KG’s Minnesota supporting cast. 3

Sad to see all the LeBron haters flock out in that Taco Tuesday thread2:25 pm Sun Sep 1 EDTDeleted

Definitely going to be of those threads that thousands upvote then decry as ridiculous in hindsight. Like the Love depression post. 0

Should the Lakers waive DeMarcus Cousins and sign Joe Johnson 4:26 pm Sun Sep 1 EDTDeleted

Lakers aren’t the Knicks, we don’t need 5 PFs 1

If the US was actually trying to win their lineup would be Walker Middleton Mitchell Barnes Lopez10:56 am Tue Sep 3 EDTDeleted

Kemba can hardly lead a team to a victory over Turkey but Celtics fans think they can be the #3 seed 6