r/nba 14h ago

Daily Discussion Thread - September 24, 2022

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Use this thread to post trade ideas, free talk stuff, fantasy sports, content that doesn't need it's own thread


r/nba 10d ago

[Mod Post] New Mod Application Thread

224 Upvotes

Hey guys!

It's been almost a year since we've brought on new mods, and with the new season nearing we thought it was about time that we brought in some fresh recruits.

What does a mod do?

Review posts/comments/messages, update sidebar pictures, potential botting work

How much work is it?

We don't have any time requirements or metrics that mods need to adhere to. Just pitch in while you're already browsing the sub

Why would I want to mod?

Modding is best suited for active users of the subreddit that want to pitch in to improve things. If you have a specific expertise that you think would be beneficial to the subreddit (e.g., Python), you can use the subreddit to get more hands-on experience with a large established user base

What do I need in order to mod?

A computer, a reddit account with 2FA active, and a discord so you can be in communication with us

APPLICATION

  • What time zone are you in?

  • Roughly how often do you browse r/nba?

  • How long have you been a part of our community and why do you think you'd be a good addition to the mod team?

  • Is there anything you'd like to change about the subreddit?

  • What is your favorite NBA memory?

  • Do you have any particular skill set that could benefit our subreddit mod team (coding, graphic design, etc.)?

  • Are you familiar with python/PRAW?

  • Are you interested in helping mod the sub discord?

The rest is up to you guys. Feel free to add anything else that you think might help make a case for why you should be a moderator for /r/nba.

All unrelated comments will be removed for sake of readability. Keep in mind that the amount of upvotes you get in this thread will not have an impact on your application. Please direct all questions to the sticky comment.

Thank you as always!


r/nba 4h ago

[LeBron James] Do I have college eligibility if I went to play another sport besides basketball? How does that rule work?

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Do I have college eligibility if I went to play another sport besides basketball? How does that rule work?

https://twitter.com/KingJames/status/1573782623276519425?s=20&t=_j_jTnc9mmj5xjoTivxDVg

Looks like LeBron is weighing his options of possibly going back to school to attempt collegiate sports. What does this do for his legacy?


r/nba 9h ago

News [Wojnarowski] New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum has agreed on a two-year, $64 million extension that’ll take him through 2025-2026, his agent Sam Goldfeder of @Excelbasketball tells ESPN. New deal ties McCollum to Pels for four years and $133M.

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r/nba 9h ago

4 Years ago Today:Kawhi Leonard laughs at Media Day and says he is a fun guy

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3.1k Upvotes

r/nba 11h ago Silver Helpful I'll Drink to That Gold All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome Kiss

I pinpointed the exact moment that Kevin Garnett and JR Rider triggered Michael Jordan. (detailed report)

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So a lot of people know this story that has been told by JR Rider and Kevin Garnett on podcasts in the last couple years. About how they were doing well against the Bulls, Kevin Garnett started saying JR was too strong for Michael, in front of Michael, and Michael then went off and the Bulls blew them out.

Like a good Redditor with access to the internet, I went ahead and located the game in question (2/27/1996, Box Score Per Basketball-Reference) and found not only when MJ went off, but also an image of this event.

Here on the Game Highlights, with 1:32 left in the 3rd quarter and the Bulls leading by 2. MJ attempts to post up JR, and JR fouls him, and Garnett then grabs JR and starts talking to him. As the game goes to commercial, you can see Garnett continuing to hold JR and talk, while MJ himself appears for just a second in the corner of the screen. This is a screenshot of the moment in question. Pretty lucky that the cameraman caught it.

Obviously things happened during the commercial break. As when they come back, Jordan is at the free-throw line, and then scores 8 points in the next 90 seconds (meaning that angry Michael Jordan scores roughly 256 points per 48 minutes if my math is correct). The announcer at one point even sys about MJ "I didn't think he was going to have 20 tonight, now he's got 33."

As per the Box Score, the Bulls went on to win by 21 points.


r/nba 3h ago

News [Wojnarowski] Cleveland Cavaliers F Dean Wade has agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million extension, his agents Austin Walton and Adam Papas tell ESPN.

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496 Upvotes

r/nba 9h ago

News [Wojnarowski] McCollum is one of six players to average 20-plus points in each of the last seven seasons, including Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, LeBron James, Paul George and James Harden, per ESPN's @StatsWilliams

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r/nba 6h ago

[Andrews] James Wiseman is a full participant in this year’s training camp — his first camp with the Warriors. Steve Kerr says that missing camp has been a huge disadvantage for Wiseman the last two years

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This is good news for the Warriors. Wiseman is a player on the Warriors and so him practicing is good for the Warriors and I think the Warriors would like to see Wiseman practice some more. Him practicing is good for the team that is known as the Warriors. He can be a important part of the team that is the Warriors. And by he I mean Wiseman. Thanks for reading I hope this is long enough.


r/nba 6h ago

News [Charania] Spurs’ Keldon Johnson has suffered a dislocated right shoulder, will miss the start of training camp and is expected to return for the start of the season.

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633 Upvotes

r/nba 9h ago

Day 85 of goated playoff performances: Steph Curry puts up a masterful 43/10/4 in Game 4 to tie the series up vs the Boston Celtics at 2-2, 2022 NBA Finals, 24 days left

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641 Upvotes

r/nba 6h ago Wholesome

The Redeem Team Clip: - Kobe & Pau

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r/nba 13h ago

Which team or player you absolutely DON'T believe in? Please up views you disagree with

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Try to say why, not just post a player's name with no explanation. This isn't about "who is overrated" or about being a hater, but players that you have a take that's unconventional where you just don't think they can do it.

For example, thinking Embiid will never go past the 2nd round, or saying 5 years ago Westbrook is a losing player who won't ever do shit in the post season without KD to carry him - something that is not the consensus opinion.

Since this is a controversial opinion thread, please upvote people you disagree with. Not complete troll comments, but yes for people you strongly disagree with or think are totally wrong.


r/nba 8h ago

Shaq Responds To Ben Simmons | The Big Podcast | NBA on TNT

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369 Upvotes

r/nba 13h ago

In the 2017 NBA Playoffs, OKC forward Andre Roberson shot 3/21 (14%) from the free throw line in a first-round matchup against the Rockets

870 Upvotes

Has there ever been a worse free throw shooting performance in the playoffs from a player.

Him and Ben Simmons would be a formidable duo against both opposing offensive players and the rim during free throws


r/nba 8h ago

Jimmer Fredette goes undercover as 'Slick Nick' & fools the BYU basketball team 😂 (via BYU Cougars)

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349 Upvotes

r/nba 13h ago

Good Game, Random Player Vol. 10 - Rasho Nesterovic boasts an all-around night with 13 points, 15 boards, 5 assists, and 7 blocks.

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808 Upvotes

r/nba 5h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Andrew Wiggins Posterizes Warriors Staffer In 1st Practice of Season

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184 Upvotes

r/nba 6h ago

Serge Ibaka demonstrates how to use household items and coconut juice in your daily skincare routine

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176 Upvotes

r/nba 4h ago

Highlight James Harden ROCKETS Debut! 37 Points, 12 Ast Highlights | October 31, 2012

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106 Upvotes

r/nba 5h ago

[Anthony Slater] Donte DiVincenzo has been working out with Moses Moody and scrimmaging on the same team as James Wiseman. Here is his discussing early impressions of both.

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102 Upvotes

r/nba 12h ago

All time greats who would be WORSE today?

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Who are some all time great NBA players who would be worse today? Assume you teleport them from whenever their prime was to 2022. They know all the modern rules and trends.


r/nba 5h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Andrei Kirilenko (AK47) fills the stat sheet with 15 points, 14 rebounds, 10 blocks, 3 assists and 3 steals against the Kings

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94 Upvotes

r/nba 9h ago

Grant Hill crosses Scottie Pippen and dunks over him

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190 Upvotes

r/nba 3h ago

What is the best in game dunk of all time

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My only request is you don’t list Carter jumping over that huge dude in the olympics as that would probably get half the votes.

Mine is the Lister Blister by Kemp. The wind up and sheer disrespect was a site to behold.

Update: Looks like Gerald Greens windmill alley oop is the winner.


r/nba 1d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote

Statement from Amanda Pflugrad, Celtics team reporter and host

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As a female of the Celtics organization, watching these last few days unfold has been heartbreaking.

Seeing uninvolved people's names thrown around in the media, including mine, with such carelessness is disgusting. This is a step backwards for women in sports who have worked hard to prove themselves in an industry they deserve to be in.


r/nba 10h ago

[Secret Base] How the Magic fell from the Shaq-Penny '90s powerhouse to the NBA's basement

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181 Upvotes