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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

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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