Use this thread to post trade ideas, free talk stuff, fantasy sports, content that doesn't need it's own thread
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
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!
Do I have college eligibility if I went to play another sport besides basketball? How does that rule work?
Looks like LeBron is weighing his options of possibly going back to school to attempt collegiate sports. What does this do for his legacy?
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.twitter.com
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.
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 @StatsWilliamstwitter.com
[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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.