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ovErpAid Zach Lavine is averaging 32 3 PPG and shooting 63 from the field11:08 pm Mon Oct 25 EDT

Right now hes the lone bright spot for an 0-3 team -- well, that and our [Tankathon ranking.](http://www.tankathon.com/) Just as everyone predicted, its Chicago, Cleveland, and Oklahoma City tied for the Tankathon lead. 1

Reminder Derrick Rose Doesnt Know What Consent Is 10:59 am Thu Nov 4 EDT

A jury did not find his accuser credible. I figure they were in a better position to judge than I am -- or than you are. 14

Reminder Derrick Rose Doesnt Know What Consent Is 10:59 am Thu Nov 4 EDT

If anything I think famous people get more scrutiny from juries, not less. But if they think hes innocent, well, hes still famous. 2

If you could put prime Michael Jordan on any existing current roster which team would become an instant favorite to win the NBA title over the Warriors Any None 6:04 pm Thu Nov 11 EDT

Raptors. 40

If you could put prime Michael Jordan on any existing current roster which team would become an instant favorite to win the NBA title over the Warriors Any None 6:04 pm Thu Nov 11 EDT

Jordan never played with a dominant big in his life, why start now? 2

Youre 65 Whats 1 NBA skill would you choose to acquire that could land you a solid NBA contract 11:11 pm Fri Nov 12 EDT

Congratulations, you drafted Doug McDermott. Bonus, hes 6 8" tall! But hes unathletic and awful at defense. 1

Youre 65 Whats 1 NBA skill would you choose to acquire that could land you a solid NBA contract 11:11 pm Fri Nov 12 EDT

Defense. Great defenders can learn to shoot. Look at Kawhi Leonard or Jimmy Butler. Furthermore, they have the attitude needed to learn whatever they need, since defense depends so much on effort, discipline, and BBIQ. But a good 6 5" shooter may neve 1

I m an oldie I grew up with Kobe Duncan Wade Dirk and young LeBron Who are the up and coming stars for this generation 10:57 pm Fri Nov 12 EDT

Anthony Davis is only 25. Nikola Jokic is 23. 6

Which retired superstar would in todays era be absolut bad 4:34 pm Sun Nov 14 EDT

Russell was 6 10" in bare feet but 6 11" or 7 in shoes, which is how centers are generally measured today. He could also leap out of the building, he was a world class high jumper in college. 1

Which retired superstar would in todays era be absolut bad 4:34 pm Sun Nov 14 EDT

Russell had a far better BBIQ. 3

Which retired superstar would in todays era be absolut bad 4:34 pm Sun Nov 14 EDT

Sorry, I was wrong. he was listed as 6 10", and in those days that meant in bare feet. Edited accordingly. 3

The 12th seed in the West Sacramento Kings are currently at 500 Meanwhile the 8th seed in the East Charlotte Horents are currently at 467 11:07 am Mon Nov 22 EDT

The Warriors are looking less sure-fire every day. Sure they are short handed, but theres no guarantee they wont be short handed in the playoffs. -1

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

Is this random text because you just wanted to ask a question? Embiid has better individual stats but Gianniss team has a better record. So its hard to say. 2

Okay guys its time for the hot takes4:39 pm Fri Nov 26 EDT

The Bucks are not a fluke. They will win the East and Giannis will be MVP. 4

Pascal Siakam is currently with 17 points 6-6 FG 3-3 3PM 2-2 FT 13 plus minus9:44 pm Thu Dec 2 EDT

How many of those shots were made in the restricted area? Not that theres anything wrong with that. 1

Pascal Siakam is currently with 17 points 6-6 FG 3-3 3PM 2-2 FT 13 plus minus9:44 pm Thu Dec 2 EDT

Great! Is that normal? (I wasnt being snide, I really want to know more about his game.) 2

Top 5 greatest of all time WHO YOU HAVE SEEN 5:51 pm Fri Dec 3 EDT

You never saw *Space Jam*? 1

Morning Reaction Who makes sense as Hoibergs long term replacement for the Bulls 11:09 am Mon Dec 6 EDT

What makes you think Boylen will be temporary? He has not been named as an interim head coach, but as the new head coach. I think they will negotiate a long term contract with him. Boylen has a long coaching resume with much more NBA experience than Ho 1

Morning Reaction Who makes sense as Hoibergs long term replacement for the Bulls 11:09 am Mon Dec 6 EDT

Boylen is only 53, not 60+. Kenny Smith is also 53. 1

Nba question7:49 pm Mon Dec 13 EDT

Technically still a project. He has a history of foot injuries so he’s never really had a chance to show what he can do when healthy for an entire calendar year. And he’s still only 24. But he’s looking awful this season, and as far as I can tell 1

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

They were pretty good last year, too. I think the bigger question has been why the Celtics are so disappointing. In their summer forecast [ESPN predicted the Pacers would finish tied for fourth in the East.](http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24365036/n 1

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

Sure, the Celtics arent out of it by any means. 1

The Lakers are currently the 4th seed in the West and on pace for 50 wins5:51 pm Tue Dec 21 EDT

Im pretty sure most people thought the Lakers would make the playoffs as a seven or eight seed, and thats still very possible. 1

Best NBA player post-Jordan12:42 pm Fri Dec 24 EDT

There was a time when I thought Kevin Garnett was the best player in basketball. He was banged up in his 30s and still played great, but he had an incredible prime. 11

Why is the NCAA format so different than NBA and high school 6:29 pm Fri Dec 24 EDT

Its more a question of why the NBA came up with quarters, since the college game came first. For a few years in the 1950s college experimented with four 10-minute quarters then went back to two uninterrupted halves. Most people think the professionals 2

1999 Bulls win 7th Championship8:17 pm Fri Dec 24 EDT

Pippen was a free agent, with everyone else leaving they had little chance of signing him. Ownership did him a favor by executing a sign and trade that got him a lot more money elsewhere. Krause wanted to trade Pippen in 1997 but Reinsdorf vetoed the 2

1999 Bulls win 7th Championship8:17 pm Fri Dec 24 EDT

Its true that Krause did not want Phil back but Reinsdorf was willing. Its MJ who said no. 1

1999 Bulls win 7th Championship8:17 pm Fri Dec 24 EDT

No, it was MJs decision. 1

1999 Bulls win 7th Championship8:17 pm Fri Dec 24 EDT

No, thats not accurate. GM Jerry Krause was eager to tank and rebuild but the owner Jerry Reinsdorf would have brought everyone back if MJ had been willing. It was MJs call, and he said no. 1

1999 Bulls win 7th Championship8:17 pm Fri Dec 24 EDT

Jordan suffered a freak injury in the summer of 1998, cutting a tendon with a cigar cutter, and might have missed most of the shortened 1998-99 season. 1

Is Derrick Rose playing his best basketball since his injury 12:10 am Fri Dec 31 EDT

Yes, without a doubt. 16

Who is the most undervalued asset 4:34 pm Sat Jan 1 EDT

Jaren Jackson, Jr. 3

How many of you guys are active in your own teams sub 1:41 am Mon Jan 3 EDT

I am active on the Bulls’ sub. 3

Hardens 10 game 35 pts streak is over10:26 pm Mon Jan 11 EDT

Not Jordan? 1

Strongest guys in NBA 7:35 pm Wed Jan 13 EDT

Jimmy Butler is very strong, even by NBA standards. But I would put LeBron at the top of the list. 6

I reckon the Nuggets win the ship and they do this rather easily until the WCF 1:46 pm Mon Jan 18 EDT

Good thing they won’t face the Suns in the playoffs. 1

Is James Harden a top 3 player in the NBA 4:11 pm Tue Jan 19 EDT

Is it sustainable, though? TBD. 1

Where would you rank Dwyane Wade all time 9:20 pm Wed Jan 20 EDT

Thats where [RealGM](https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=1573442) and [Backpicks](http://www.backpicks.com/2017/12/11/the-backpicks-goat-the-40-best-careers-in-nba-history/) have him ranked. Backpicks agrees with you about injuries. >[ 2

Just watched Michael Jordans Hall Of Fame Speech for the first time 1:43 am Sat Jan 30 EDT

Jordan carefully controlled his image for decades. That speech was him letting loose with what he really thought. I’m not excusing it or endorsing it, but I do think it was honestly how he felt. 3

The Bearded One1:22 pm Wed Feb 3 EDT

Like other great players before him, Harden has to win a championship to shut up the naysayers. I’m not saying that’s fair, but that’s just the way it is. 1

Doesnt it make sense for the Lakers to wait until the summer as well 2:24 pm Wed Feb 3 EDT

The Lakers would prefer not to compete with the Celtics. If the Pelicans say they are exploring trades, the Lakers would be foolish to low ball them. Why would the Pelicans pull the trigger before summer? Who knows? But thats no reason for the Lakers 1

Serious Whats stopping owners from telling agents players union and CBA to fuck off 12:48 pm Fri Feb 5 EDT

As a practical matter, I think you are correct, the owners can win any labor dispute and for the most part have. But the owners are doing well! Even teams that lose money appreciate in value, and teams that make money make a lot of money for the owners. 1

Jokic or Okafor Who would you rather have for the next 5 years 8:41 pm Fri Feb 5 EDT

What are you smoking? Jokic, of course. And it’s not too soon to tell. 2

OC A Complete History of the 60 Point Game12:18 pm Mon Feb 8 EDT

What happened? 1

Luka Doncic has five different nicknames according to Basketball-Reference6:53 pm Mon Feb 8 EDT

*Cool Hand Luke* was a great Paul Newman movie. 2

Can we come up with an alternative term for fleecing 5:43 pm Tue Feb 9 EDT

Also, "fleecing" means an illegal swindle, but a good trade, no matter how one-sided, is still legal. But if you want to use hyperbole, you could say one GM swindled another. 1

Comparing the MVPs since 1998 w at least 2 Finals to MJ 11:40 pm Wed Feb 10 EDT

>Interesting observations: No one has gotten more than 4 finals MVP since MJ. No one other than Michael Jordan has *ever* won 4 or more Finals MVPs. Magic Johnson, Shaquille ONeal, Tim Duncan and LeBron James won the award three times each. Bill R 2

Pacers with the worst luck in NBA history now have 2 of their best players injured at the same time 8:20 pm Sat Feb 13 EDT

Fans of the Trail Blazers may dispute the Pacers claim to the worst luck in NBA history. They suffered through devastating injuries to Bill Walton, Sam Bowie, Greg Oden and Brandon Roy. 1

Was Reggie Miller Considered an Unorthodox Player back in the day 6:27 pm Sun Feb 14 EDT

There were other three point specialists, and a few were second options on their teams. But none of the top scorers, the number one options on their respective teams, relied so much on shooting threes. For example, Vernon Maxwell of the Rockets was th 6

Was Reggie Miller Considered an Unorthodox Player back in the day 6:27 pm Sun Feb 14 EDT

Yes, the Rockets were ahead of their time, but Olajuwon was always option number one. 1

Is the current state of NBA free agency bad for the league 9:16 pm Sun Feb 14 EDT

Judging by the numbers, no, the league is more profitable than ever. However, the supermax does not seem to be working as intended and may need to be revisited in the next contract. Still, parity dies not seem to make or break any sports league. Leagu 1

Is basketball the only major sport where so Much people look to the past as being better 5:30 pm Mon Feb 15 EDT

Most people dont say basketball players have gotten worse, they say the game has become less physical. The rules have changed to protect smaller players, and meanwhile the zone penalizes bigger players. Ive heard something similar about other sports. P 1

Does Magic Johnson have a low IQ 11:54 pm Mon Feb 15 EDT

And very little of that came from basketball, he played before the big money era. 5

Are the 76ers a top team in NBA history in terms of talent 1:06 am Tue Feb 16 EDT

I love your set-up for that last line, I don’t think everyone get the joke. 1

Not trying to bust any bubbles Kawhi will definitely not stay because of the Jeremy Lin trade 5:08 pm Tue Feb 16 EDT

You are definitely trying to bust bubbles, but you arent succeeding. 1

How did Steph Curry got to 63 5:35 pm Tue Feb 16 EDT

Most males have growth spurts into their late teens, some into their early 20s. Scottie Pippen was 61" when he went to college without an athletic scholarship, but grew to 67" while he was there. Dennis Rodman did not play sports for his high school bec 3

If someone asks how tall you are do you give your barefoot height or in shoes height 3:24 pm Wed Feb 17 EDT

I give the height measured at the doctors office, with socks but without shoes. During the early years of the NBA that was standard, too, so you can add an inch or two to the heights of the players in the 50s and 60s. 5

Apparently James Harden Westbrook Durant were all on the same team 4:27 pm Fri Feb 19 EDT

>not many people at the time that [Harden] would become a MVP level caliber superstar. The advanced stat people were all over this, Harden was putting up great numbers off the bench and there was a good chance he would continue to do so in a starting 2

Apparently James Harden Westbrook Durant were all on the same team 4:27 pm Fri Feb 19 EDT

Heres [Bill Simmons accurate prediction that the Harden trade was a disaster for the Thunder.](http://grantland.com/features/the-harden-disaster/) >In the Thunder’s case, we only knew that they had three of the 20 best guys in the league, all under 2

Serious Do you guys think that the NBA is turning into a white man s sport 5:24 pm Sat Feb 20 EDT

Team USA won the Rising Stars Challenge, so no. -1

Serious question why do people talk about hang time like its a skill 10:18 pm Sat Feb 20 EDT

It takes immense strength, coordination, athleticism to shoot while falling back to earth, just before touching the ground. The ability to do so makes it look like you are not falling at all, but hanging in mid-air. 1

All-Star Break Sophomore Rankings7:52 pm Mon Feb 22 EDT

Just for kicks, top 21 sophomores ranked by VORP: |||||| |-:|:-|-:|:-|-:| |Rk|Player|Age|Tm|VORP| |1|Ben Simmons|22|PHI|2.9| |2|Jarrett Allen|20|BRK|1.8| |3|Bam Adebayo|21|MIA|1.3| |4|DeAaron Fox|21|SAC|1.3| |5|Lonzo Ball|21|LAL|1.0| |6|John Collins|21|A 2

All-Star Break Sophomore Rankings7:52 pm Mon Feb 22 EDT

VORP and BPM also value a high true shooting percentage, often more than volume scoring. 1

Heres how Lebron can win 2 more titles8:43 am Wed Feb 24 EDT

But can he win two more Finals MVPs? 1

What are some alternatives to ESPN or BR 12:02 pm Fri Feb 26 EDT

*The Athletic*. Its worth the minimal price. YouTube for highlights, just avoid the comment section. 1

When is the last time a division winner finished below 500 11:56 am Fri Feb 26 EDT

>Milwaukee Bucks 1975-76 That was the year after they traded Kareem. Oscar Robertson had also retired, and they did not have much support for Kareem. In return for Kareem, the Bucks got 25-year-old center Elmore Smith, rookie guard Brian Winters, an 2

KD Curry provides spacing Lebron Giannis requires spacing 8:35 am Mon Mar 1 EDT

Curry and Harden are also surrounded by shooters. Every team can use 3&D players, and they will often take a reliable 3 with ordinary D. 1

KD Curry provides spacing Lebron Giannis requires spacing 8:35 am Mon Mar 1 EDT

Without LeBron/Giannis you need one more generational talent who can repeatedly score at the rim -- or threaten to do so and kick it out to a wide open shooter. KD does that for Curry, and KD wins Finals MVP, not Curry. Harden has Clint Capela, but he d 1

John Collins hasn t had more than one block in a game this entire year8:25 pm Tue Mar 2 EDT

Also hes playing more power forward and less center this year. And hes not really 6 10". 1

These TNT commentators need to shut the fuck up about their era8:27 pm Tue Mar 2 EDT

[Karl Malone gave Zeke 40 stitches](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bM-Y4UoiAY), that was a pretty famous incident. 6

What are the chances Jokic ends up a top 10 center of all time 10:40 am Thu Mar 4 EDT

Lets see if he can win MVP first. We havent had a center as MVP since Shaq in 2000. And a top ten all time center has to win at least one MVP award, right? 1

What is the most irrelevant franchise in NBA history 5:28 pm Thu Mar 4 EDT

The Phoenix Suns have the longest NBA tenure with no championships to show for it. -5

What is the most irrelevant franchise in NBA history 5:28 pm Thu Mar 4 EDT

Well yes, if you are measuring based on historical win-loss record, the Timberwolves have the lowest winning percentage. However, the Clippers arent far behind and have played many more games. So its either the Timberwolves or the Clippers. [Source.](h 1

Please leave LeBron alone5:51 pm Tue Mar 9 EDT

LEAVE LEBRON ALONE! You are lucky he even performed for you BASTARDS! LEAVE LEBRON ALONE!..Please. 1

Shaq had a better prime than Kareem2:41 pm Thu Mar 11 EDT

This is only arguable if you focus on a three year prime, ages 27-29, when Shaq won one MVP and three championships. But Bill Russell won two MVPs and three championships when he was 27-29. Larry Bird won three MVPs and two championships. Magic Johnson 1

The Houston Rockets will be going to the 2019 NBA Finals12:02 pm Fri Mar 12 EDT

Where they will lose to the Milwaukee Bucks. -3

Do people actually believe that great players from the past are better than todays players 9:20 am Sun Mar 14 EDT

Wait, Bill Russell was objectively not good enough to play in the NBA today? Can you back that up? I will agree that in today’s game, under today’s rules, with today’s three point shooting, a defensive specialist like Bill Russell or Ben Wallace c 2

MJ was never part of a three-game losing streak from November 1990 until he retired from the Bulls for the second time in 1998 10:21 am Thu Mar 18 EDT

I shared season tickets during those years, and saw a quarter of the home games live. Michael Jordan was incredibly consistent. No matter what team they played -- and no matter how he felt -- he would find a reason to go off. He treated every game -- a 2

When will happen Thread12:18 pm Sat Mar 20 EDT

When will the Bulls be back in the playoffs? 6

LeBron James will once again be wearing 23 next season 11:58 am Sat Mar 27 EDT

Seriously, you might enjoy r/nbadiscussion. 1

How comes that Magic Johnson is viewed as a top 10 player OAT despite not being a great defender 2:56 pm Sat Mar 27 EDT

He was one of the best ever on offense, arguably better than pure scorers because of his ability to pass or score. He was a below average defender, but made up for it with elite rebounding. A bigger knock against him on the all time list is the abrupt a 1

Why are March madness games close all the time7:12 pm Sat Mar 27 EDT

You just hear about the close ones. But there is a tendency to let off the gas when ahead, especially at the college level. 1

Has basketball ever made you cry 7:13 pm Sat Mar 27 EDT

Tears of joy! 1

Has basketball ever made you cry 7:13 pm Sat Mar 27 EDT

So was his 2012 injury, but in a different way... 3

Magic Johnson or Isiah Lord Thomas who is the worse at GMing 2:18 pm Fri Apr 2 EDT

The answer is Billy King. 1

Is Steph curry the closest thing to a perfect basketball player weve ever seen 1:16 pm Sat Apr 10 EDT

Then why can’t he win Finals MVP? 2

How good was Kevin Durant before he joined Golden State Warriors 2:35 pm Sun Apr 11 EDT

Have you been in a Thai prison? 7

Why dont teams build more cap room 3:56 pm Sun Apr 11 EDT

Most of the best teams have no cap space. That said, some teams gamble and lose big time, they have no cap space *and* they are mediocre or bad. 1

Unpopular Opinion Dwayne Wade retirement party has been too long and too much9:36 pm Tue Apr 13 EDT

Dallas fan? 1

Michael Jordan is an overrated perimeter defender due to his steals stat12:17 pm Wed Apr 14 EDT

Defense is one area where I pay a lot of attention to reputation, because the stats are so unreliable. Also, I watched Jordan religiously during his career with the Bulls. Jordan was an unbelievable defender in the late 1980s, when he won DPoY. During t 6

Serious Is Dirk Nowitzki the most influential German since Hitler 7:37 pm Thu Apr 15 EDT

Im hoping Hitler was the opposite of influential. 1

Better peak Tim Duncan or Steph Curry 7:22 am Sat Apr 24 EDT

Curry’s regular season peak might compare but his playoff performances aren’t close. 4

Why does no one talk about how Michael Jordans defense was below average Breakdown 11:07 am Mon Apr 26 EDT

Because his inability to hit the curve ball was so glaring that it overshadowed everything else. 2

OKC Thunder a team with 2 superstars PG Westbrook is on the verge of losing back-to-back years to a team with 1 superstar in the first rd Utah Mitchell POR Lillard 2:47 pm Tue Apr 27 EDT

Well, at least they arent the Pelicans. 1

Do you consider teams like the Bad Boys Pistons Heatles and Hakeem Rockets as dynasties 4:29 pm Tue Apr 27 EDT

No. Two years does not make a dynasty. Back-to-back championships are somewhere between a dynasty and a one-off, a great accomplishment but short of a dynasty. 10

Do you consider teams like the Bad Boys Pistons Heatles and Hakeem Rockets as dynasties 4:29 pm Tue Apr 27 EDT

I think its fair to call the Warriors a dynasty, although they will make that case a lot stronger if they win this year. If they lose this year and KD leaves and they never win another, there will always be the question of why they didnt do better. I al 4

Which WCF series are you more hyped to see GSW v s Trailblazers Rockets v s Trailblazers 2:31 pm Wed Apr 28 EDT

Warriors vs. Rockets. Sorry, I don’t think the Blazers have a chance. 5

Which WCF series are you more hyped to see GSW v s Trailblazers Rockets v s Trailblazers 2:31 pm Wed Apr 28 EDT

I know. And it will be a better match than the WCF. 2

Does everyone else hate the celtics too 2:00 pm Thu Apr 29 EDT

Its not so much the Celtics I hate as the cocky Celtics fans who are also cocky Patriots and Red Sox and Bruins fans. They arent as bad or as numerous in r/nba as the cocky Lakers fans, though, or the cocky Warriors fans who used to be cocky Lakers fans. 7

Does everyone else hate the celtics too 2:00 pm Thu Apr 29 EDT

I suppose there must be cocky Grizzlies fans somewhere, but Ive never seen one. There are plenty of cocky Bulls fans, Ill admit that, although they have little to be cocky about lately. 1

Rank the 10 players that will start in the TOR vs PHI Series8:05 pm Thu Apr 29 EDT

What I take from this is that Toronto matches up pretty well with the Sixers starters, and then the Raptors have a much better bench. 1

NBA Hall of Famer and Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek has died at the age of 79 9:26 pm Thu Apr 29 EDT

SI article from October 28, 1974: ["The Green Running Machine,"](https://www.si.com/vault/1974/10/28/615130/the-green-running-machine) by John Underwood. >Havlicek runs and runs (scoring, rebounding, defending tenaciously, making key passes, setting u 2

Unpopular Opinion I think Larry Bird is a Top 2 greatest player of ALL TIME 2:27 am Fri Apr 30 EDT

Bird has one of the greatest three-year peaks, with three MVPs and two Finals MVPs in three years. But he started his NBA career late and was hobbled by a bad back his last few years, so longevity is a big issue. 1

why does the American Media think the Raptors - Sixers series will even be close 12:12 pm Fri Apr 30 EDT

[Not all of the American media talks that way](https://fansided.com/2019/04/26/nylon-calculus-raptors-76ers-win-probabilities-assist-maps-style-charts/), just the guys on TV who want you to watch the series on their channel. The Raptors bench is much bet 1

If Portland loses to Denver was this a successful season 6:34 pm Mon May 3 EDT

No, it doesnt. Theres no parity in the NBA but it doesnt matter. What fans want is visible progress, and both the Blazers and Nuggets have already made progress from last year just by reaching the second round. 1

Pushing off Defenders 6:41 pm Mon May 3 EDT

Show me a clip where Harden gets away with extending his elbow and stiff arming. Far more often he simply runs directly at a moving defender. 2

Pushing off Defenders 6:41 pm Mon May 3 EDT

What you are allowed to do is initiate contact to create space. This is not extending the elbow. This is running full tilt into a moving defender and then shooting over him as he falls away from you. If the defender has not established position, at wor 2

Pushing off Defenders 6:41 pm Mon May 3 EDT

Often its a close call, but often its not. The rules are tough on defenders trying to stop penetration, and have been since 2004-05 when they outlawed hand checking and blocking. Dwyane Wade realized this in 2005-06 when he learned to initiate contact w 1

Pushing off Defenders 6:41 pm Mon May 3 EDT

>I will note that its not just about Harden being clever, hes also extremely strong. Drawing fouls like that is a brutal business and many players would break down doing it as often as Harden -- indeed, Wade eventually did break down. But guess who d 2

Let s play a game Name a realistic offseason target for your team11:48 pm Mon May 3 EDT

Robin Lopez and Derrick Rose. 1

Siakam is a top 20 player in the league7:32 am Tue May 4 EDT

According to RPM Wins, Siakam is the [number eleven player in the league.](http://www.espn.com/nba/statistics/rpm/_/sort/WINS) Keep in mind that playoff minutes count, so he has an advantage over people who are out of the playoffs. Siakams RPM is [just 1

Siakam is a top 20 player in the league7:32 am Tue May 4 EDT

According to RPM and RPM Wins Paul George was the most productive player over the course of the season. George was amazing until late February/early March, he was on everyones shortlist for MVP and DPoY. Unfortunately he got worse just in time for the p 1

Siakam is a top 20 player in the league7:32 am Tue May 4 EDT

Im just saying that until late in the season it would not have been controversial to put him at the head of the list. So its not completely outrageous that hes still there. No one is going to give him any awards now because of how he finished the season 1

TUESDAY GAME 2 TRASH TALK THREAD11:43 am Tue May 4 EDT

# ALL YOUR FREE AGENTS WILL LEAVE YOU. ENJOY THE PLAYOFFS WHILE YOU CAN. 2

Let s say Warriors Either sweep or Gentleman Sweep the rest of their playoff matchups Will the clippers be now known as the biggest threats Also could sign a Superstar this offseason 9:12 am Wed May 5 EDT

It will be like when the Spurs took seven games to beat the Mavs in the first round of the 2014 playoffs, then went on to win the championship. No one called the Mavs the second best team in the league. Most people either forgot about it, or dismissed i 1

Seriously confusing12:18 pm Thu May 6 EDT

Mostly coincidence, but alternative spellings and unusual names have also become more popular over time. This doesnt apply to Kevin but may apply to others. 1

Question can anyone apply for an NBA head coaching job 1:36 pm Thu May 6 EDT

> Is there just a link on the Cleveland Cavaliers website where I can leave my resume and a cover letter? No. You need to know someone, or your agent does. 3

Serious Is it against the rules for players to rub poop on their face 4:12 pm Thu May 6 EDT

Yes, the reason is that they would have poop all over their faces. And Im fairly sure they would be tossed from the game, as well, for unsportsmanlike conduct. 1

Is Jimmy Butler the most alpha player in the NBA right now 7:36 pm Thu May 6 EDT

Nah, he just had one good game, after one bad game. 1

Is Tyronn Lue the most successful player ever to be stepped over 3:18 pm Fri May 7 EDT

I was going to say [Patrick Ewing who was stepped over by Scottie Pippen](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srl2Bwh6A3I), but Draymond has more championships (4 to 0 for Ewing). Ewing has more All Star appearances (11 to 3 for Green). Maybe Ewing is more 3

Where would you rank Embiid right now 4:19 pm Wed May 12 EDT

That depends on how sick he is and whether hes going to get better. 11

This Sunday will potentially have 3 Game 7s9:28 am Fri May 14 EDT

Sorry, Mom. 4

What would you change about today s NBA 10:43 am Fri May 14 EDT

Expansion would create less parity, not more. And fans dont really want parity, anyway, any more than they do in European soccer leagues. They just want to see their team steadily improve, so that they have hope that a championship is on the horizon som 4

Who has a better shot at an 81 point game Giannis or Harden 6:01 pm Fri May 14 EDT

Harden for sure, he averages more points. 4

An underrated aspect to Kawhi s decision 10:53 am Mon May 17 EDT

The East is easier in the first round of the playoffs, but not after that. It’s a top heavy conference. Also, the Warriors super-team is in the West, but they may not be a super-team next year. 1

Kawhi Traveled12:00 pm Mon May 17 EDT

Lets see what the Two Minute Report says today. 1

Why is Steph Curry so much better than Seth Curry 2:56 pm Thu May 20 EDT

Also Jeff and Beau Bridges, who starred together in [The Fabulous Baker Boys](https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-jeff-bridges-michelle-pfeiffer-and-beau-bridges-the-fabulous-baker-89005998.html). You can see the resemblance, and Beau isnt ugly, but only J 1

The Celtics are even more of a disappointment3:21 pm Fri May 21 EDT

Thank God, New England fans are cocky enough as it is. 2

The Celtics are even more of a disappointment3:21 pm Fri May 21 EDT

Not on this subreddit! 2

The Celtics are even more of a disappointment3:21 pm Fri May 21 EDT

Nice trolling but the Celtics still lost. 0

The Celtics are even more of a disappointment3:21 pm Fri May 21 EDT

I was also joking. 1

How highly ranked was Kevin Durant at Oklahoma City Thunder 1:57 pm Sat May 22 EDT

He’s still behind prime LeBron, as is everyone else at the moment. No shame in that. 3

Who are your top 5-10 players under 25 4:29 pm Tue May 25 EDT

Giannis, Jokic, Embiid, Towns, Simmons, and Doncic, but maybe Zion too, well see. After that it gets tricky. 0

Why even consider any metric other than analytics 11:22 am Wed May 26 EDT

On the defensive side, the eye test and reputation can trump analytics, which really arent very reliable and often produce widely different results depending on which advanced stats you use. Also, even offensive analytics arent very reliable if you dont 1

Just some random questions from a new follower Feel free to answer 5:13 pm Thu May 27 EDT

The capacity ranges from 16,867 to 20,197, although theres also standing room so they can be more than 100% full. Struggling franchises can have a pretty dead atmosphere in the middle of the season. Even good franchises can seem dead during the regular 2

Who are some players that were absolutely undefendable 10:05 pm Thu May 27 EDT

The Bulls defended him by pressuring the ball handler, defending the entry pass, and doubling from unexpected directions. 1

What team do you dislike and why 10:09 am Thu Jun 3 EDT

The Bulls because they suck right now. But I’m still a Bulls fan, because what can you do? I do root for them to get better, and I’ll probably like them if they do, even if they don’t make the playoffs. 1

Kawhi may have been able to get past the inexperienced Bucks and Sixers but he was never able to carry his team in the big boy West Conference to the Finals 11:00 am Thu Jun 3 EDT

Are we forgetting Kawhi’s Finals MVP award? 44

People be sleeping on the GSW still I just want to know WHY9:08 pm Thu Jun 3 EDT

[http://www.espn.com/nba/story/\_/id/26840350/nba-finals-experts-predictions-warriors-raptors-finals-mvp](http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26840350/nba-finals-experts-predictions-warriors-raptors-finals-mvp) 1

The team that has to feel bad right now is the rockets11:40 pm Thu Jun 3 EDT

What about the Sixers? 1

Can someone tell me why there are three days between games 5:53 pm Fri Jun 4 EDT

[Heres your serious answer.](https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2571308-nba-changes-finals-schedule-to-give-teams-more-days-between-games) Its an attempt to prevent injuries. 0

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 6 EDT

Dirk had a lot of help. That was not a one-man team, especially on defense. 12

Unpopular Opinion But I actually like Mark Jackson 8:21 pm Sun Jun 6 EDT

Who do you like better, Mark Jackson or Doris Burke? 1

I need stats to prove Lebron is the GOAT8:18 pm Sun Jun 6 EDT

http://www.backpicks.com/2017/12/11/the-backpicks-goat-the-40-best-careers-in-nba-history/ The analysis is more than a year old and concludes that LeBron would become the G.O.A.T., in the near future, meaning by now. It’s very stat oriented and sugges 0

If Raptors win this game then the series is over8:57 pm Sun Jun 6 EDT

Thanks, Paul Pierce. 1

Who do you think was better Peak Dwyane Wade or Peak Kobe Bryant 2:47 pm Tue Jun 8 EDT

Yes, if you are talking about a one-year peak, its Wade. But Wades prime was plagued with injuries. 2

If the Raptors win the finals they will be the first team since the 2004 pistons to win the championship without a former MVP on the team2:45 pm Fri Jun 11 EDT

Thats actually very interesting. And so is the title. 1

For the first time since May 2015 I am rooting for the Golden State Warriors 3:25 pm Mon Jun 14 EDT

Kevin Durant limps onto the court like Willis Reed, while Steph Curry goes crazy like Walt Frazier. 1

With precisely four hours to burn until the start of Game 7 I d love to hear your free agency predictions for the following players Kevin Durant Kawhi Leonard Kyrie Irving Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler 5:01 pm Mon Jun 14 EDT

KD and Kyrie to the Nets. Everyone else stays where they are. 1

People need to stop acting like kd wont decline offensively because hes tall and can shoot8:15 pm Wed Jun 16 EDT

He could decline by a lot and still be elite. 1

Underrated AD trade partner Bulls10:09 am Thu Jun 17 EDT

Im a Bulls fan and I approve, I think LaVine is overrated. I would rather have 21-year-old Lonzo and the 4 pick than LaVine and the 7 pick. But Im pretty sure Im in the minority, most Bulls fans seem to think LaVine is a star. 1

Underrated AD trade partner Bulls10:09 am Thu Jun 17 EDT

Its a three way deal with the Lakers. 1

Why did Doris Burke feel the need to ask those terrible questions 2:58 pm Fri Jun 18 EDT

This. So much this. 2

Why did Doris Burke feel the need to ask those terrible questions 2:58 pm Fri Jun 18 EDT

Great analyst. The sideline reporters job is pretty thankless, and the questions she asked are not necessarily hers to choose. 1

If LeBron had the same stats than James Harden this season do you think he would win the MVP over Giannis without a doubt 4:04 pm Tue Jun 22 EDT

No, because team records matter. Well, they almost always matter. Westbrook managed to get an MVP for averaging a triple double, something people thought was impossible, despite not being on a top two team in his conference. But that hadnt happened si 2

Should the Celtics disband as an organization 11:34 am Wed Jun 23 EDT

All New England pro teams should disband. 1

Evaluating the biggest busts in NBA history using machine learning OC 10:13 am Fri Jun 25 EDT

Groan. 4

How much importance do you put into PER when judging a player 4:24 pm Thu Jul 1 EDT

PER is good for one thing and one thing only, its a good measure of conventional wisdom -- which, like PER, rewards chuckers. Thus, Carmelo Anthony had a much better PER than BPM or VORP, which helps explains why fans of conventional wisdom held him in h 1

The top 5 flukiest titles of the past 20 years OC 1:10 pm Fri Jul 2 EDT

Regarding the 2010-11 Mavs, that team had four All Stars (Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion, Dirk Nowitzki, and Tyson Chandler, with 29 All Star appearances between them) plus 2010-11 6MotY Jason Terry. Tyson Chandler won DPoY in 2012, and came in third in 2011, 1

When will the league abolish conferences 1:11 pm Mon Jul 5 EDT

They can reorganize into divisions without conferences. -5

Man Im sad Jimmy went to the Heat2:48 pm Tue Jul 6 EDT

The Sixers made the best of the situation, Josh Richardson is a good player and younger than Butler. Then they got Horford as well. I question whether Harris is worth the money, but I think the Sixers are still in a position to contend for years to come 2

The tall bald man known as Shaquille O Neal at the summit of his career or African superstar Hakeem Olajuwon at his apogee8:48 pm Tue Jul 6 EDT

Olajuwon might be better in todays game. 1

Notice how people don t expect the Warriors to compete for a championship this year 5:00 am Fri Jul 9 EDT

I love the signings of Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein. DAngelo Russell is a downgrade on defense but will contribute on offense. Draymond Green, always a threat for DPoY, will be in a contract year. Steph Curry, still a threat for MVP, likes a ch 1

Name one player on your team that gets slammed the most and defend them9:25 am Fri Jul 9 EDT

Kris Dunn has all the makings of an adequate back-up point guard. He has a good assist-to-turnover ratio and he’s an above average defender. He’ll fit somewhere. 2

Kawhi is really missing out on a good opportunity here 11:15 am Fri Jul 9 EDT

Its a good shitpost. 4

Kawhi is really missing out on a good opportunity here 11:15 am Fri Jul 9 EDT

And he could donate the proceeds to charity! That would make it alright. 1

How many decent shitposts can we rack up before Kawhi makes his decision 3:49 pm Fri Jul 9 EDT

I think he has to choose by tomorrow if he wants to go to the Lakers, right? 1

Lakers are Stacked3:07 pm Mon Jul 12 EDT

Is James playing point guard, then? 1

Who is the poster child for getting that big contract then just phoning it in 2:56 am Tue Jul 13 EDT

Noah was worn down. He was always known for his hustle on the Bulls, but everyone but the Knicks knew he was damaged goods. 2

Say Bye Felicia to all the teams that have NO SHOT at winning an NBA championship in 20201:47 pm Tue Jul 13 EDT

Wait, thats 30 teams. *Someone* has to win. 1

A solution to player trade demands8:44 am Wed Jul 14 EDT

They aren’t really trade demands, none of the players are refusing to play — okay, arguably Kawhi refused to play for the Spurs but he was experiencing pain. If he had not been injured he could have been refused his salary and/or fined. There’s al 1

are people sleeping on the Warriors 2:40 pm Wed Jul 14 EDT

The Warriors have had a sneaky good off season, outside of losing KD. They still have Curry and Dray, they will get Klay back, and Russell wasnt their only good acquisition. I like Cauley-Stein and Looney at center, I like Cook/Russell instead of Living 1

Is the modern NBA actually worse or are the old retired players just full of s 3:38 pm Wed Jul 14 EDT

Cocaine was common, and coaches would use it, too. But that pretty much ended in the mid-80s, as the league cracked down and banned a player in 1986. It didnt completely end -- another player was banned in 1989, and a couple more in the 1990s, but playe 1

Is the modern NBA actually worse or are the old retired players just full of s 3:38 pm Wed Jul 14 EDT

The rules have changed to favor perimeter scorers, thats why people muse about what Jordan could do. Kobe actually played after the rules changed, so he benefited from them. Also, Kobe had his best scoring years after the rules changed in 2004-05. In 2 1

Why don t people believe in 2x MVP Stephen Curry to lead this Warriors team to a championship 1:13 pm Thu Jul 15 EDT

I like the role players they picked up in free agency, they still have Curry and Green, arguably as good a duo as any of the other superduos in the league but with much more experience playing together, and Klay will return after the All Star Break in Feb 1

Why don t people believe in 2x MVP Stephen Curry to lead this Warriors team to a championship 1:13 pm Thu Jul 15 EDT

No, people are doubting him, just look in this thread. Ive noticed and warned people not to count out the Warriors, even weakened they are still a top tier team. 1

So many people sleepin on the Heat9:22 pm Fri Jul 16 EDT

I still root for Butler, and he does know how to close a game. They can be a playoff team, for sure. 2

Dont sleep on Andrew Wiggins this year6:00 pm Sun Jul 18 EDT

Dont sleep on Cristiano Felicio -- ah, go ahead, hes big enough to serve as a good mattress and he probably wont throw you off. 2

Is Scottie Pippen the 3rd or 4th best sf of all time 6:18 pm Sun Jul 18 EDT

I would put Pippen ahead of Elgin Baylor but Ill admit I did not watch Elgin Baylor live. 1

Is Scottie Pippen the 3rd or 4th best sf of all time 6:18 pm Sun Jul 18 EDT

1. Bron 2. Larry 3. Dr. J 4. KD 5. Pippen 1

What is your definition of a contender 1:11 pm Mon Jul 19 EDT

The 2014 Spurs won without a top tier player on the team. Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker were all past their primes, Leonard had not yet hit is prime, so it really was a share-the-wealth team. Leonard won Finals MVP but was not yet considered a dominant, 1

What is your definition of a contender 1:11 pm Mon Jul 19 EDT

Its harder to contend without a dominant top tier players. Before the Spurs in 2013-14, I would point at the Mavs in 2011 (I would argue that 32-year-old Dirk Nowitzki was no longer a dominant top tier player at that time) and the Pistons in 2004. But i 1

Official NBA 2K20 Ratings Revealed12:27 pm Tue Jul 20 EDT

Jokic should be higher, too. Centers are disrespected. 10

Official NBA 2K20 Ratings Revealed12:27 pm Tue Jul 20 EDT

I guess as James got worse they didnt lower his rating, they just raised everyone elses rating. 0

Official NBA 2K20 Ratings Revealed12:27 pm Tue Jul 20 EDT

Jokic should be higher but KAT is underrated as well, hes terrific on offense. 2

Official NBA 2K20 Ratings Revealed12:27 pm Tue Jul 20 EDT

Defense doesnt matter? 2

People dont talk enough about how awful the Knicks are11:20 am Thu Jul 22 EDT

I would put Sterling ahead of Dolan on the all time list of bad owners. But Dolan is the worst of the active owners. Jordan is very bad as well, as noted in a previous post, although he hasnt presided over sexual harassment in the workplace. Someone ne 0

Do you believe Draymond Green is Steph Currys best teammate over the past 5 years 1:55 pm Thu Jul 22 EDT

Over five years, sure, Durant wasnt there the entire five years and I think Green is more important to Curry than Thompson, because Green does things Curry cant do. 3

Over under 50 5 wins to make the playoffs in the West 7:26 pm Fri Jul 23 EDT

Blazers are not a for sure playoff team, not with Nurkic out until February and likely limited even after he returns. 1

Players that have came back as good as they were before or even better after a career-ending injury 10:01 pm Wed Jul 28 EDT

Michael Jordan had a pretty serious injury in his second year, a broken foot. He missed most of the season, but came back better than ever and unlike some players (Bill Walton, Yao Ming) never had foot problems again. There are now a lot of examples of 4

Players that have came back as good as they were before or even better after a career-ending injury 10:01 pm Wed Jul 28 EDT

Not better. Pretty good but not what he was before. 1

Players that have came back as good as they were before or even better after a career-ending injury 10:01 pm Wed Jul 28 EDT

His potential at age 21 was great, though. He was picked 4th in the 2004 draft. 1

Chips fries tips part 211:45 am Thu Jul 29 EDT

Its offseason, Ill allow it. Dipping the fries in a cornstarch slurry (1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed well with 1/3 cup water and warmed briefly in the microwave until it achieves a pudding-like consistency) will give it a crispy crust even more like 1

Serious On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most overrated ever and 1 as overrated than most how overrated do you think Lebron is 9:29 pm Sat Jul 31 EDT

I do think there are Lakers fans who overrate the present version of LeBron. But thats natural, most fans overrate their own players. 1

Are people sleeping on OKCs chances of making the playoffs 6:42 am Sun Aug 1 EDT

Also there’s a very good chance they trade their best players. 1

Reminder The only reason the Blazers got to the WCF where they got swept is because the Rockets were on the other side of the bracket 5:51 pm Tue Aug 3 EDT

I think they would have had trouble with Utah, too. And I think the Blazers will miss Nurkic next season. Nurkic could be out until February. 2

Rank these past decades based on excitement value7:14 pm Mon Aug 23 EDT

The 1980s had some great rivalries and great players, and the NBA just seemed to explode in popularity. The 1990s had Jordan and Pippen and Olajuwon and Duncan and a lot of other frustrated stars. Those were my decades, I’m afraid I lost interest in t 1

Who do you think is the most sensitive fan base 11:23 am Tue Aug 24 EDT

You’re so sensitive. 6

If Michael Jordan played in the NBA today would he flop 10:53 pm Mon Oct 11 EDT

I don’t think Jordan would stoop to the pure flop when there is zero contact. But he may well learn to physically call attention to perceived fouls, because that’s part of the game today. 1

Video of MJ taking the shot instead of passing in a play reminiscent of the LeBron-Danny play11:56 am Sat Oct 16 EDT

That was poor defense. MJ was arguably the greatest mid-range shooter of all time and he just walked into that shot with no one really contesting it. In the last game of that same series Jordan repeatedly passed the ball to Paxson in the closing minutes 2

If Constantinople doesnt fall in 1453 basketball never exists 7:48 pm Sat Oct 23 EDT

He could have invented it in the Old World. 1

OC The mechanics of the shooting form and the 1-2 motion 4:56 pm Sun Nov 14 EDT

Michael Jordan was the ultimate example of the two motion shot. His "air time" was a combination of his jumping ability, his coordination, and his two motion shot, which gave the illusion that he jumped, waited for his defender to fall, then shot an unco 1

Theoretically could a team just go way over the cap limit and pay mad luxury taxes to get all the top players 12:28 am Wed Nov 24 EDT

There are limits on what a team can spend on free agents. In many cases the team can exceed those limits to retain their own players, but not to recruit new players. 1

Theoretically could a team just go way over the cap limit and pay mad luxury taxes to get all the top players 12:28 am Wed Nov 24 EDT

You can also pay more for some players if you trade for them. The key is the Larry Bird exception, or Bird Rights. If a player has Bird rights entitling him to extra pay. he retains such rights even after he gets traded. 1

Wendell Carter Jr Appreciation Post4:35 pm Wed Jan 13 EDT

Wendell Carter, Jr. really needs to work on his three-point shooting. Hes 3/14 for the season. Granted, hes shooting about twice as many threes per game as in his first two seasons, but it still amounts to about one attempt per game, and one make every 1

Who is currently worse the Timberwolves or the Pistons 10:36 am Sat Jan 23 EDT

Pistons. Same record in the easier conference. 1

Why Does Players Tend To Improve When Leaving The Lakers 5:59 pm Tue Mar 9 EDT

They were young and talented on the Lakers. Now they are experienced and talented elsewhere. The Lakers had the opportunity to win now with veterans and took it, trading away their young talent. But those kids did have talent. 7

ON THIS DATE 56 years ago today 11 March 1965 Boston Celtics center Bill Russell had 27 points and 49 rebounds in a 112-100 win over the Detroit Pistons That is more rebounds than any TEAM is averaging per game in the 2021 NBA season 3:27 pm Thu Mar 11 EDT

Higher pace, lousy shooting. Russell was a great player, no doubt, and the best rebounder in the league that season, but he wasnt *that* far ahead of Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry Lucas. Every team in the NBA collected a lot of rebounds back then. Bill 2

Why do people say Kemba is a better fit on the Celtics than Kyrie 12:10 pm Fri Mar 12 EDT

Do they still say that? I heard it when Kemba first arrived, but not so much this year. 2

If you had to play one NBA player 1-on-1 to save your life who would you play Must be a current player 7:38 pm Tue Mar 16 EDT

Who ever is badly injured at the moment. It would have to be really bad, though. Embiid could probably play through the bone bruise and beat me easily. 1

Do y all think Kyrie Irving is a Top 10 PG of all time 5:55 pm Mon Mar 22 EDT

Magic Johnson Oscar Robertson Jerry West (PG/2G) Steve Nash Steph Curry Chris Paul John Stockton Walt Frazier Jason Kidd Gary Payton Isiah Thomas Russell Westbrook Allen Iverson That’s 13, or 12 if you don’t count Jerry West, who played 2 2

Do y all think Kyrie Irving is a Top 10 PG of all time 5:55 pm Mon Mar 22 EDT

Both are short on volume stats because of the Spurs’ system. But there’s also their international play. Manu, in particular, led his team to a historical achievement, beating USA pros in international competition. 1

Who is the best Stretch Six 1:55 pm Wed Mar 24 EDT

I would say Jamal Crawford. His career three point shooting percentage wasnt as good as Lou Williams or Manu Ginobili, but he attempted a lot more threes per game. Unlike many three point shooters of his era, Crawford did not wait for a wide open catch- 1

Why do the NBA and NBA players support slave labor in Asia 10:56 am Sat Apr 3 EDT

Do you have any citations to back that up? I’m aware that Nike and and other clothing and shoe companies who use labor in Asia have been accused of providing insufficient oversight of subcontractors. Whenever there’s a scandal about sweatshops in Asi 0

Why do the NBA and NBA players support slave labor in Asia 10:56 am Sat Apr 3 EDT

So, no sources? Okay, that might be your problem right there. Refusing to cite sources while accusing anyone who asks for evidence of supporting slavery isn’t an intelligent discussion of the problem. It’s just name calling. 4

Why do the NBA and NBA players support slave labor in Asia 10:56 am Sat Apr 3 EDT

Your first source, Stephen Frank, wrote another article supporting Georgia’s vote suppression law. This raises questions about his credibility. Your second source is considered highly questionable by Media Bias Fact Check. Both sources support Trump, 1

Why do the NBA and NBA players support slave labor in Asia 10:56 am Sat Apr 3 EDT

Let’s pretend I did. 1

Why do the NBA and NBA players support slave labor in Asia 10:56 am Sat Apr 3 EDT

Okay, then I assume it’s easy to find an article about it. Post a link, please. 4

Small Market Teams Have it Easy5:04 pm Sat Apr 17 EDT

Yes, thats why no free agents want to go to the Lakers. It must be tough on Lakers fans. 2

You are a GM in the upcoming draft you can either draft Kobe Bryant knowing everything he will achieve all the rings included etc or you can draft the young kid out of Akron Lebron James but you don t know anything about his future Who you take 2:41 pm Fri Apr 30 EDT

I would choose Derek Fisher over LeBron James if my selection came with a guarantee of five rings for the franchise. That doesnt mean Fisher is on the same level as James. 2

Bucks Nets game refs 9:35 pm Tue May 4 EDT

The 2019-20 NBA season saw a dramatic decrease in viewership primarily due to the pandemic and heated political rhetoric in an election year. This has not been the case during the 2020-21 campaign, particularly as the regular season draws to an end and ma 1

If Wilt were in his prime today who does he sleep with first 10:33 am Thu May 13 EDT

I dont think he would be picky. Whoever is available and willing. 6

If Wilt were in his prime today who does he sleep with first 10:33 am Thu May 13 EDT

Pizza delivery boy is where its at. 1

Which is the most embarrassing2:32 pm Thu May 13 EDT

Number 2. 0

Who saw the Detroit Pistons play the Denver Nuggets on December 13 1983 9:15 pm Mon May 24 EDT

You already know what happened. No defense, run and gun, track meet. I do not remember watching it but I do remember Denver was notorious for high paced, high scoring games that inflated offensive stats. 3

Who saw the Detroit Pistons play the Denver Nuggets on December 13 1983 9:15 pm Mon May 24 EDT

Non-existent defense. Lots of layups. 1

What happened to Miami 9:25 pm Thu May 27 EDT

Jimmy Butler plays a brutal game of basketball. Hes very efficient but has a history of entering the playoffs banged up because he gets his three point plays by finishing through contact again and again and again. Last year he was given the gift of mont 1

Which All time great NBA player in history do you think underachieved 1:30 pm Tue Jun 15 EDT

Ill nominate Wilt Chamberlain. If he had worried less about stats and more about winning, he could have won more championships. He had more physical talent than Russell, but far less BBIQ. 1

Which All time great NBA player in history do you think underachieved 1:30 pm Tue Jun 15 EDT

Yep. Only 2 championships to Russells 11. And zero college championships to Russells two. Wilt definitely underachieved. 0

Which All time great NBA player in history do you think underachieved 1:30 pm Tue Jun 15 EDT

Yeah that’s not at all what I said. 0

Why it is impossible for an NBA game to start on time 5:07 pm Thu Jun 17 EDT

Keep in mind that ESPN and TNT dont show player introductions and may not show the singing of the national anthem. That can take 10-15 minutes right there. So if you consider player introductions the start of the game, NBA games may actually start on ti 2

Was Kevin Garnett hated in his playing days by rival fans 8:45 pm Thu Jun 17 EDT

KG was known for his nasty trash talking, stuff that apparently went over the line. For example, he apparently wished Tim Duncan "Happy Mothers Day" at the foul line, knowing that Duncan lost his mother to breast cancer when he was 14. Few of the incide 2

Before the playoffs this sub had no problem calling Snyder and Carlisle Top 5 coaches Now that Ty Lue has outcoached both of them in back to back series will this sub call Ty Lue a top 5 coach 1:20 pm Sat Jun 19 EDT

Coaching in the playoffs is different from coaching in the regular season. Pops, Kerr, and Spo have won multiple championships. Doc Rivers, Rick Carlisle, Nick Nurse, Frank Vogel, and Tyronn Lue have each won one. I don’t call anyone a top five playof 1

What team would you like to see get the 1 pick tonight 4:55 pm Tue Jun 22 EDT

The Bulls, because I’m a Bulls fan. 3

Who is the better offensive player Steph Curry of Michael Jordan 6:34 pm Wed Jun 30 EDT

I’m not even sure Curry is a better overall offensive player than Durant. 6

Regardless position who are the 5 best two-way players in the NBA 3:49 pm Wed Jul 14 EDT

Jimmy Butler should be on this list, or at least in the conversation. 8

Is Uncle Drew the only movie starring an NBA player that doesn t have a rotten score 5:40 pm Wed Jul 14 EDT

*He Got Game* (1998) costars Ray Allen as Jesus Shuttleworth. Granted, Denzel Washington is the central character, but Ray Allen holds his own. 8

Devin Booker in game 4 42 points on 17 28 shooting11:01 am Thu Jul 15 EDT

It’s not just ref no calls. It’s Booker committing too many fouls. Great on offense, not as great on defense. 4

LeBron s acting in Trainwreck was better than Space Jam6:21 pm Fri Jul 16 EDT

That’s a high standard. He was great in *Trainwreck*. 3

Looking towards next year are the Zards going to be the sneakiest dark horse team 4:42 pm Sat Jul 17 EDT

Gretchen, stop trying to make ‘Zards happen! Its not going to happen! 2

Which players have done the most with their minutes during the 2021 NBA Finals heading into Game 6 per TPA Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton lead the pack Paul Ayton Crowder and Booker all hover behind and around one another 12:56 pm Tue Jul 20 EDT

The graph says Giannis is way better than everyone else, which I believe. 2

Giannis Antetokounmpo joins Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players with MVP DPOY and FMVP12:14 am Wed Jul 21 EDT

Note that Bill Russell would be on this list several times over if DPoY and FMVP had existed in his era. 1

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

Trae Young’s bad defense cannot just be blamed on his size. There are many undersized guards who are better defenders than Trae Young. He could improve a lot by just making an effort on defense. 2

Just watched Untold Malice in the Palace on Netflix 10:50 pm Wed Aug 25 EDT

Yeah, fighting between players happens. But when the players started into the stands to fight spectators that was shocking. It really hurt the Pacers, in particular, not just that season but for several seasons to come. That said, note that the Detroit f 2

I feel like Michael Jordan being deemed the undeniable GOAT is a construct It is erroneous and ignorant and quite possibly3:55 pm Sun Sep 5 EDT

“Maybe the best ever.” That’s literally the definition of GOAT. Few people claim it’s undeniable, though, at least since LeBron established a very good claim. Even those who still favor Jordan usually acknowledge that LeBron is in the conversati 1