r/nba • u/Piano_Fingerbanger • 6m ago
What Does Bob Myers’s Departure Mean for the Warriors?
r/nba • u/Far-9947 • 21m ago
Pat Riley's annual drive to win a championship after Lebron left has got to be the best B-plot in the NBA. Gotta appreciate his devotion to wanting his team to see the promise land.
r/nba • u/MrBuckBuck • 21m ago
Highlight [Highlights] All the 3-pointers the Boston Celtics players took in Game 7 vs. the Miami Heat 9/42 (21.4%)
r/nba • u/Bballopinion • 30m ago
Are NBA teams being a bit soft on Brandon Miller?
Based on the laws in Alabama, it seems like Brandon Miller did not commit a crime. That said, why is no one talking about WHY did he drive his car back without hesitation after his friend asked to "bring the gun"? Why would he not even question what his friend was going to use the gun for, even if it would be a justified reason like self-defense?
Whether he committed a crime or not, his involvement with the victim's murder definitely seems that he lacks some self-awareness and general character.
r/nba • u/skiingbeing • 36m ago
[Bean] Michael Malone singing Nikola Jokic’s praises. Jokic happens to be sitting to the side waiting for his turn at the presser. Listen and then wait to see Joker’s reaction 😂🙌
r/nba • u/Specialist-Cold-1226 • 46m ago
What is Kevin Durant’s signature moment?
Is it destroying Lebron in the finals two years in a row?
Is it dragging Westbrick and Harden to the finals in a stacked west?
Is it almost beating the Bucks by himself?
What do you consider Durant’s top moment?
r/nba • u/AashyLarry • 47m ago
Stephen A Smith is shocked by Knicks forward Josh Hart’s recent Twitter activity
r/nba • u/Life_Ad_9518 • 48m ago
NBA Heights Of Many Players, Are Still Wrong (Lebron is not 6'9 without shoes)
3 years ago the NBA mandated that all players have their heights listed without shoes; opposed to the listings for the past 3 decades - heights with shoes. Fans saw many of their favorite players heights instantly drop. Some fans know the heights without shoes have always been listed in a player's combine numbers. We've always known 95% of player's height without shoes. Even Kobe Bryant's height without shoes was 6'4.75, confirmed in his last playing season https://fansided.com/2017/03/27/kobe-bryant-height-6-foot-4-lakers/
But, when the new height listing mandate occurred - some players heights somehow didn't change. Some fans hypothesized that this was because the players grew.
Lebron James height listing increased, from 6'8, to 6'9. At the NBA combine in 2003, Lebron was measured at 6'7.25 without shoes, 6'8 in shoes. Since the new listings, he's listed at 6'9, but pictures tell us he did not grow. Here is a picture with a 32 year old Lebron standing next to Kevin Love, who is listed at 6'8 now. https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/default/poster/10/8/break/images/artworkimages/medium/3/kevin-love-kyrie-irving-and-lebron-james-david-liam-kyle.jpg
Kevin Love at his combine measured at 6'7.75 without shoes, so his 6'8 listing currently is correct. And he still looks about .5-1" taller than Lebron. https://media.gettyimages.com/id/610641166/photo/lebron-james-kyrie-irving-and-kevin-love-of-the-cleveland-cavaliers-poses-for-a-portrait.jpg?s=612x612&w=gi&k=20&c=Zh42Oas0cHbVEeIVZGlLKlfNj_0X3UQ0_IKgYiAFFrA=
Anthony Davis is listed at 6'10 and Lebron 6'9. https://cdn.nba.com/teams/uploads/sites/1610612747/2022/09/Davis-LeBron-Photo-Shoot-1600x900-0B1A5234.jpg
It looks like Lebron is as tall as he was at his combine 6'7.25 , and AD is 6'10 without shoes, there is almost 3", not only 1" height difference here.
I know everyone wants to mythologize how much of a physical specimen Lebron is, but he's not 6'10.5 in shoes. He's 6'8.5 in shoes, and should be listed currently as 6'7, but he didn't want to drop to 6'7 on his listing.
Giannis is not 7' without shoes. Even though he grew from 6'9 in shoes as a rookie, nobody ever thought he grew to 7'1.5....Here he is currently listed at 7'0, standing next to 7'1 listed Brook Lopez
That's more than 1" difference. Giannis is probably 6'11.5 in shoes. Meaning he grew 2 inches since a rookie.
Every draft cycle inspires me to think about these heights, because fans see heights at the combine now, and think these players are shorter than before, or shorter than advertised. For instance, the Thompson twins just measured at 6'5.75 without shoes, and a lot of people are disappointed, saying they aren't 6'7. They are the traditional NBA 6'7, an inch taller than Kobe, an inch shorter than Lebron; and the same height as Andre Iguodala (6'5.75 at his combine without shoes).
Karl Towns, Embiid, and Giannis are all listed at 7'0. Why they lying to us?
If a player's height stayed the same or increased when the heights got re-listed, it's probably a lie, it should have decreased.
r/nba • u/Ok-Price556 • 50m ago
Who do you think is the best head coach in the nba right now?
Do you think it’s still Pop? I know he had a losing season but that was probably tanking to get Victor, and he still has 5 rings. Or is it someone else?
r/nba • u/BigButter7 • 53m ago
[McCarthy] ESPN Interested In Warriors Executive Bob Myers: ESPN has expressed interest in hiring the former Warriors president and GM. The talks are very early on, sources confirmed to FOS.
r/nba • u/APOLLO_EiGhT • 55m ago
Nick Nurse talks about his first two games during his 2019 Championship run.
r/nba • u/Right-Text-7636 • 56m ago
20 years ago, the first round expanded from a best of 5 to a best of 7. Here are the playoff records of every NBA Championship team since that expansion.
Ranked from worst record to best record:
20. Celtics ’08: 16-10 .615
19. - 18. Spurs ’03, Raptors ‘19: 16-8 .667
17. - 9. Pistons ’04, Spurs ‘05, Heat ‘06, Lakers ‘09, Lakers ‘10, Heat ‘12, Heat ‘13, Spurs ‘14, Bucks ‘21: 16-7 .696
8. Warriors ‘22: 16-6 .727
7. - 3. Mavericks ‘11, Warriors ‘15, Cavaliers ‘16, Warriors ‘18, Lakers ‘20: 16-5 .762
2. Spurs ‘07: 16-4 .800
1. Warriors ‘17: 16-1 .941
r/nba • u/Bballopinion • 1h ago
Who do you think is the best player from the 2016 NBA Draft class?
The 2016 NBA draft is surprisingly one of the deepest draft classes in hindsight. Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Domantas Sabonis, Pascal Siakam, and Dejounte Murray are the all-star/all-NBA players from the class. The class also includes Buddy Hield, Jakob Poetl, Jamal Murray, Caris LeVert, and Malcolm Brogdon.
Who would you say is the best player from this class? Brown, Ingram, Jamal Murray, Siakam, Sabonis, or Simmons?
r/nba • u/sushimoney • 1h ago
If current Lebron was on the Heat in place of Bulter are they in the finals?
If Lebron and Jimmy were to trade places right now does Jimmy and the Lakers beat Denver? I’d say Jimmy and AD win at least 3 games off of sheer grit.
Jimmy that guy plays both ends of the floor.
r/nba • u/Bballopinion • 1h ago
Are these the Top 10 Duos in the NBA?
- Jokic and Murray
- AD and LeBron
- Brown and Tatum
- Steph and Klay
- Butler and Bam
- Booker and KD
- PG and Kawhi
- Fox and Sabonis
- Garland and Mitchell
- Brunson and Randle
Thoughts on this list? Note that I didn't include Harden + Embiid and Kyrie + Luka because they might not stick together past this season.
r/nba • u/greenwhitehell • 1h ago
Jimmy Butler on the Miami/Denver scuffle in 2021: "There is a lot of stuff about that situation that people don't understand (...) but I will say... I wasn't talking to Jokic, that wasn't my beef. Make sure you write it. The individual I was talking to definitely knows who I was talking to"
r/nba • u/lopea182 • 1h ago
Dan LeBatard: “Once Tatum was injured, was the entire game plan to send Jaylen Brown to his left?” Caleb Martin: “That’s always the game plan.”
“Once Tatum was injured, was the entire game plan to send Jaylen Brown to his left?” - Dan
“That’s always the game plan.” - Caleb Martin
r/nba • u/OrdinaryAmphibian405 • 2h ago
Would you pay Jaylen Brown the full $295M supermax? If not, how much would you offer him over 5 years.
My answer would be no, I would offer 5 years, $250M to Brown.
He is not worth the full $295M supermax.
r/nba • u/lopea182 • 2h ago
Caleb Martin confirms in an interview that J. Cole is one of the main reasons that he now plays for the Miami Heat: “The chances of me being here without him (J. Cole) making the phone call to Caron would be pretty slim to none.”
Tweet with video of interview with the Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz
“The chances of me being here without him (J. Cole) making the phone call to Caron would be pretty slim to none.”
Caleb Martin confirms that J. Cole is one of the main reasons that he now plays for the Miami Heat. #HEATCulture #Dreamville
r/nba • u/spammusubi0808 • 2h ago
News [NotoriousOhm] After the Heat step off the bus, they’ll see and hear “5280” often and be warned about “hypoxia with symptoms of fatigue, difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate, headaches and confusion.” Nuggets hope Miami will feel the altitude physically and mentally espn.com/nba/story/_/id…
r/nba • u/Fickle-Perspective25 • 2h ago
I want to begin watching nba
Like the title says I want to get into to watching basketball I'm really interested in the sport and find it entertaining but I have never watched it and I was wondering where to start I live in Australia so I dont have any team to support based on location I hope someone can help me
r/nba • u/Kimber80 • 2h ago
[Chiang] Erik Spoelstra says Tyler Herro will not play tomorrow in Game 1.
r/nba • u/Currymvp2 • 2h ago
[Up and Adams] “He is my favorite player by far. I love watching him. He’s like my long lost [Serbian] brother that is better looking than me but has a bigger nose.”- Rob Gronkowski
There's been some concern about the national ratings of the upcoming Finals and the lack of popularity of these teams. But we're seeing some famous athletes like Djokovic and now Gronkowski praising Jokic. Interesting to see.
r/nba • u/lopea182 • 2h ago