NBA Players Are Scoring More Points Than Ever and The Reason Why is Right in Front of Our Eyes

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  • Scoring generates more profits b/c casuals think it's more exciting and casuals are the dominant percentage of the fan base. This translates to more money for the NBA. With that being said I wish the Flopping and Eurostep were considered illegal, and I'd be ok in bringing back hand checking. With the way the NBA is pushing things NBA defense is an endangered species.

    ExtremeredfoxExtremeredfox22 minuuttia sitten
  • No defense, today NBA is shit. VTB > NBA

    Ti QTi Q7 tuntia sitten
  • lmao why u gotta do giannis like that

    Atticus HareAtticus Hare10 tuntia sitten
  • ALL THE FAULT OF RULE CHANGERS TO GET MORE $$$ FOR PLAYERS AND THE LEAGUE: If as a defender I can't even honestly try I repeat honestly try ,not to hurt but try, to drain the other team's best offensive player's stamina i.e. tire his legs out so fg% goes down a little in 4qtr by making him atleast feel my weight on the perimeter or when he drives but instead expected by the league to just let him do a ballet recital🩰🕺🏀 before he jacks up a 3... then why wouldn't I just always, on every play, give him just enough space and opportunity to shoot rather than risk fouling out? $$$ Also, Confidence is king for a shooter's rhythm... Egghead analytic geeks like adam silver have ruined ball for me. Spirit of competition is dying if not already dead in the NBA.

    asdf zxcvasdf zxcv11 tuntia sitten
  • I mean there’s a lot of reasons, massively increased defensive restrictions, halved shot clocks on offensive rebounds, elimination of the big man, lenient referees, the list goes on. These players would get absolutely whooped by MJ.

    ViZiViZi11 tuntia sitten
    • Go deeper! In the '80's the offense was ridiculous!

      bouytt guytbouytt guyt6 tuntia sitten
  • “Getting sent to the G-league” Oh no they sent Babushka to Gulag

    OkuriOkuri12 tuntia sitten
    • Incredible video. Except when you said Jaylen brown is a near superstar!!! but nonetheless, fantastic breakdown!!

      bouytt guytbouytt guyt6 tuntia sitten
  • Cream Biggums will be scoring 30-35+ easily.

    EDDIE MCCRAYEDDIE MCCRAY12 tuntia sitten
  • T Mac would legit average 40. Might not win still but that man would get an ungodly amount of buckets

    JAY-RJAY-R13 tuntia sitten
  • If you pick up 2 fouls you stop playing defense. Eventually you stop playing because you expect to get fouls Also, you allow the offense to push off, stiff arm and create contact. So again, defense is all but outlawed

    Marques MurrayMarques Murray13 tuntia sitten
  • It’s because you can’t play defense without being called fouled

    Isaac ButlerIsaac Butler14 tuntia sitten
  • realistically you cant be mad at the nba or nba execs. Top defensive teams have faced in the Finals and they warrant the lowest views ever. Example Piston vs Spurs. NBA is a business.

    Jon RainJon Rain14 tuntia sitten
  • So with all these "average" guys becoming stars, just imagine how much better Jordan would be in today's game. He'd average 50+ easily. Wow.

    Slim SavageSlim Savage15 tuntia sitten
  • This guy is the best type of nerd

    jerban8879jerban887916 tuntia sitten
  • Nba got boring since there is no defense anymore.

    Casual Gaming & more by KigamaCasual Gaming & more by Kigama16 tuntia sitten
  • The 81-82 Denver Nuggets averaged 126.5 PPG for the entire season. They did that with an average of less than one three pointer made per game!! Can you imagine that happening today? It was a totally different philosophy with totally different rules.

    Victor BellewVictor Bellew17 tuntia sitten
  • Two words for ya...............Eddie House. That man would FEAST in today's league! 😃

    Just some guyJust some guy18 tuntia sitten
  • This video was very informative and a great use of data and analytics.

    Gustus Jr.Gustus Jr.19 tuntia sitten
  • No defense at all. That's the answer.

    David ParedesDavid Paredes19 tuntia sitten
  • Toxic

    Mi BaMi Ba20 tuntia sitten
  • Incredible video. Except when you said Jaylen brown is a near superstar!!! but nonetheless, fantastic breakdown!!

    My Movie JournalMy Movie Journal20 tuntia sitten
  • Go deeper! In the '80's the offense was ridiculous!

    Shaq34332Shaq3433221 tunti sitten
  • Bring back illegal defense

    Archibald EditsArchibald Edits21 tunti sitten
  • Cause its no defense!!!! Next!

    Marvin BarnettMarvin Barnett22 tuntia sitten
  • KG: "Guys from 20 years ago couldnt play in this league." Me: Vince Carter was still in THIS league into his 40s until a year ago yet early 20s HALF MAN HALF AMAZING VINCE COULDNT PLAY NOW?!! GTFOH

    bigcuz9286bigcuz928623 tuntia sitten
  • Probably not your thing, but it would be cool to hear you do a similar analysis of changes throughout the NFL.

    Christen JonesChristen Jones23 tuntia sitten
  • The NBA broke defense in 2004. Not accidentally, but *on purpose*. In 2004, after the Detroit Pistons upset the Lakers in a smothering five-game tour-de-force, the league immediately went and enacted the new "freedom of movement" rules designed to limit stoppages, stop fights, and encourage more flashy guard play and less low post play. And the result is obvious to anyone with a brain. The modern NBA is one step removed from HORSE. Defense need not apply. There's no great "Skill evolution", it's just GMs, coaches, and players adapting to the rules of the game. If you can't play defense, then a hard-nosed defender and shot blocker who can't shoot isn't going to win you games. There is no center in the modern game who is more skilled than Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, or David Robinson, just to name a few. The current "stretch big" is just a guy who's practiced the things that the modern NBA rules demand, ie: spot up shooting and setting picks.

    Aaron LongAaron Long23 tuntia sitten
  • You just too good making these videos bro

    FreeDawkinsFreeDawkins23 tuntia sitten
    • Will Dawkins ever be free

      Coregame3Coregame37 tuntia sitten
  • You hit the hammer on the nail. Defense as most believe is a reactionary thing. In order to compete with offense you have to change your mindset on what defense is. Defense can also be offense. You must lead the show and turn defense into offense... how? Double team greats, much how harden is doubled in the playoffs. Trap corners, rotate out to open shooter always, and only leave worse shooter on the court open and even then only momentarily always rotate and contest. More charges, less reaching, more shading, and implore the tactics I’ve mentioned. Also always bring in the bench and keep players fresh and always pressure on defense without reaching. The problem is it’s just not being done. Defense is always the best offense no matter what sport.

    Fred DurskiFred Durski23 tuntia sitten
  • The Defenses are so bad because the refs don't let them do anything. I truly believe the refs are killing the sport... That's why I stopped watching to many soft calls

    Jesse G.Jesse G.23 tuntia sitten
  • I keep hearing "lack of defensive effort". You know what happens when you get called for barely or literally not even touching a ball handler? You become scared to touch em. This is no different than the NFL. Theyve socially engineered defenders AND fans to be soft by calling every damn thing a foul. So of course defenders are scared to properly guard ball handlers or properly hit quarterbacks because that's how they want it! Rules now say "You cant hit a qb below the knees, you cant even lay a finger on their helmet, you cant lay on them after a sack, you cant touck wrs after 5 yards down field, etc." So the natural result of this is less defensive intensity. In the NBA you cant face guard. Theyll rip thru for 3 FTs. You cant fight over screens because theyll just stop, pull up and have u run into them again for 3 FTs. You cant move your feet and stay in front cause that's "blocking". Blah blah "freedom of movement". You cant contest a jumper properly because if you land under or even in front thats a foul. If u contest but kill your momentum to avoid making contact the shooter will jump into you and get FTs. As viewers we all know these things so of course the players know and are cognizant of this reality. In summation, it's not "lack of effort" its ENGINEERED AND INSTILLED FEAR RELUCTANCE AND HESITATION PERIOD

    bigcuz9286bigcuz9286Päivä sitten
  • "When I think Tony Parker I think great player not scorer." You don't really know basketball huh? TP led the league in points in the paint @ least once maybe a couple of times. He was a blur that could get by and to the rim against anyone and he was a knockdown mid range shooter. That's why he didnt waste possessions shooting 3s. Because he could get a lay up, tear drop, pull up or kick out to a better 3 point shooter every time.

    bigcuz9286bigcuz9286Päivä sitten
  • 20 minute video yet Raja explained it better in his 1 minute clip. You put it in yet glossed over what he was really saying. ITS ALL ABOUT THE RULE CHANGES NOT ALLOWING YOU TO DEFEND ANYMORE! Rule changes over the past 15-25 years have nearly eliminated perimeter defense. Theres no physicality allowed. No handchecking. No landing under or really even in front of shooters. Hell you cant even face guard or fight hard over a pick because ball carriers know they can rip thru your arms or pull up and have the defender run into them. Both for 3 FTs. This in turn gave rise to analytics. It no different than the explosion of passing yards in the NFL being directly attributable to the rule changes protests ring QBs and deemphazing big hits. Smart basketball people looked at how the rules now favored shooting and guard play so they catered their style of ball to efficiently maximize this. And now the league has become a one dimensional homogeneous product and is suffering for it. Nearly everybody plays the same way like robots. 3s and layups no midrange. Pop said "theres no more artistry in the game...its all about 3s". Oscar Robertson said a few years back-"Everybody basically just runs the same play over and over. High pick and roll up top with some screening action to get shooters open underneath" THAT IS THE MODERN NBA(which is why ratings are down the past few years yet you also ignorered this reality in the vid about why ratings are down HA). So OF COURSE players are more skilled in terms of ball handling and shooting because that's what the rules and styles ALL CATER TO! Players of any generation would be better shooters IF their era completely revolved around the 3 like this 1. Players are better at shooting and dribbling now because that's all the game revolves around. They know this so of course they spend all their time working on it. No other time in history did we hear someone saying "I've been practicing my half court shots" like Dame did last year. As for Curry changing the game that's bs too. FACT is the rules had already changed the game. Steph AND Klay were simply the ones to maximize and capitalize off them the best.

    bigcuz9286bigcuz9286Päivä sitten
  • They allowed a lot more fouls back then too. I think sometimes people just allow the other person to score too easily cuz they’ll get called on petty fouls now a days. I know they’re trying to protect the players but damn they call everything now!

    Tim HillisTim HillisPäivä sitten
  • Can you adjust MJ's stats to this era and Lebron's to the 90s era? Thanks 😊

    Ervin Jason LiaoErvin Jason LiaoPäivä sitten
  • The game today sucks

    kingmiller1982kingmiller1982Päivä sitten
  • Pace! Done.

    Mike HawkMike HawkPäivä sitten
  • Amazing that there can be more scoring and be so much more boring at the same time

    MrFuchewMrFuchewPäivä sitten
  • Ummm.... that literally blew my mind. Let’s go charts.

    PrinceRomeoPrinceRomeoPäivä sitten
  • No defense.

    steven fredericksteven frederickPäivä sitten
  • So youre saying... Steph ruined the NBA?

    BrennanBrennanPäivä sitten
  • imagine prime Jordan or Kobe in todays league

    STAMEY 23STAMEY 23Päivä sitten
  • That ending had me like NBA SCORES LIKE GAMESTOP TO THE MOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!

    Aaron MAaron MPäivä sitten
  • Analytics has ruined the nba. Guy be on a 3 to 1 fast break and they all run out to the 3 point line because you get 3 points. Smh.

    Stephen HenriquezStephen HenriquezPäivä sitten
  • 05-06 kobe averaging 50 winning MVP, first team all Defense, and Probably a DPOY this season with those numbers. Also he dropping 100 and 70+ in 3 quarters against the mavs

    Lord BeerusLord BeerusPäivä sitten
  • Perfect offense beats perfect defense

    LouisLouisPäivä sitten
  • Aye the ringer nba show love it

    Kyle2324Kyle2324Päivä sitten
  • 16:31 you gotta remember that their shooting percentages would be a little lower, even if they’re encouraged to practice on their shot more

    NiftyLosesGamesNiftyLosesGamesPäivä sitten
  • The best and most balanced era of basketball was definitely the 2000s. It had the best defense, just enough offense to be entertaining, textbook basketball, more use of the mid range, very little real superteams (most teams just had star duos), etc. Nowadays players like Melo can’t dominate with their one-dimensional playstyle. Nowadays they can dribble, pass, dunk, AND shoot the ball more efficiently than him.

    NiftyLosesGamesNiftyLosesGamesPäivä sitten
  • I don't understand how the LACK of physicality, or the allowance of it rather is the spark that created most of this. If I cant touch you up, of course you will dribble all over me. Of course you will be swinging the ball around and bigs will be shooting 3's. Also, players get away with so much traveling its become a joke. Talent is talent...prep is prep...but the game is totally different now and its great for the casual fans...but it's pathetic compared to the chess matches from back then.

    Nabil ZamanNabil ZamanPäivä sitten
  • Reason.....SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT. Aka. SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT. WWE = NFL NBA MLB Nascar PGA NHL WNBA And ALL other Pro Sports. If you can BET on it, it is SCRIPTED.

    jsturm5hk8hjsturm5hk8hPäivä sitten
    • Bruh

      Miracle NduMiracle NduPäivä sitten
    • For example: TB... Tom Brady... Tampa Bay Lightning wins Stanley Cup Tampa Rays go to Worlde Series Tampa Bay Bucs Win Superbowl Tampa hosts Superbowl. 2001.... Tom Brady wins first SB. Patriots win.....PATRIOT ACT. GW Bush flips the coin 2004....Tom Brady 2008.....Tom Brady 2012.....Tom Brady 2016....Tom Brady 2020....Tom Brady See a Pattern? Election Years..... The odds of ALL this happening. Over 1 in a TRILLION.

      jsturm5hk8hjsturm5hk8hPäivä sitten
  • The obeisant black hooghly pedal because sponge peripherally divide inside a diligent meteorology. ethereal, macho broccoli

    Mario YuMario YuPäivä sitten
  • Did he diss my boy bojan bogdanović

    Frane PrpicFrane PrpicPäivä sitten
  • Also since there are so many 3s being shot that's why triple doubles are so easy to get especially for guards.

    Emeka AmericanEmeka AmericanPäivä sitten
  • James Harden be traveling more than southwest airlines lol

    Emeka AmericanEmeka AmericanPäivä sitten
  • No defense

    Emeka AmericanEmeka AmericanPäivä sitten
  • Cuz ‘rona

    Michael LeeMichael Lee2 päivää sitten
  • Will Wilt still average 50 a game?

    Siow Yee YangSiow Yee Yang2 päivää sitten
  • A nice show brings the people to the stadium, a good defence just destroy the show.

    Nik VretNik Vret2 päivää sitten
  • What would mike average?

    Hyllander 420Hyllander 4202 päivää sitten
  • The refs do call you now tho for shouting AND -1, so it's understandable why defense is lacking..

    Rylan McHughRylan McHugh2 päivää sitten
  • The NBA wanted to be an extention of the European leagues. They succeeded.

    Nile GossettNile Gossett2 päivää sitten
  • This is really good. But I believe it is impossible to state all of this without mentioning the impact and legacy of Kobe Bryant, who mentored a whole generation of today's elite offensive talent, and pushed the game forward with his unopologetic offensive excellence.

    Ryan NicholsRyan Nichols2 päivää sitten
  • Gilbert Arenas is better than Bradley Beal. By a lot.

    Jonathan SykesJonathan Sykes2 päivää sitten
  • To bad with each generation we get dumber, our attention spans get shorter. Thats why people hate defense, it takes to much thought, push that instant gratification button generation needs lots of baskets to keep these goldfish looking at the screen. Watch man shoot lot basket, make face smile, hot pocket good. No think .

    jimmysp4desjimmysp4des2 päivää sitten
  • Nba is weak, has been for about 13 years, and the answer to this is simple. You cant play defense, its not that offensive is so great, defense is just hamstringed like a mfer. Stop making excuses, once again, its not amazing offense, just not being able to play defense for the people in the back.

    jimmysp4desjimmysp4des2 päivää sitten
  • Impressively good video

    Daniel ZDaniel Z2 päivää sitten
  • Hey Jxmy can you make a follow up vid about what would MJ look like in todays league?

    NegmiNegmi2 päivää sitten
  • no d

    f wamf wam2 päivää sitten
  • Its obvious. Because of the game rule. Todays era is for soft NBA, you can shoot easily. Defender cant do much. For those who gonna object, go watch 80' or 90' game and see for your self the difference

    Nivla GatdulaNivla Gatdula2 päivää sitten
  • Fredette be like: .......

    Saitama KunSaitama Kun2 päivää sitten
  • the gain is way too low on this one

    AnonAnon2 päivää sitten
  • Only jokic can play like he does u show him at the worst times as he isnt a god

    xXJackirBlackBloddXxxXJackirBlackBloddXx2 päivää sitten
  • I'm pretty sure he was just confused by the fact that he wasn't called for travelling. (His brain just couldn't keep up with the rest of what was going on...)

    Dingus McDingleDingus McDingle2 päivää sitten
  • "Getting sent to the g league" *shows the mvp leader*

    xXJackirBlackBloddXxxXJackirBlackBloddXx2 päivää sitten
  • Good video and equally good points but it's easier than that. A) Defenders can't touch players like they use too. Hand check gone. Body gone. Watch the last dance doc of Jordan and see what defenders could do back in the day. Only a had full of guys could iso 1on1 when you could play d like that. Now, Curry can shoot a 3 and jump into a guy 2 feet from him with his hands straight up and it's a foul. Huge advantage for offensive players. B) players get away with traveling, carrying the ball more than ever. Hard to defend as it is with this level of athletes, but if they can pick up their dribble at the ft line and take 4 steps you have no chance. High scoring games are more exciting and interesting. Watching 3 guys go for 30 a night puts butts in the seats. It's designed this way. It was a decision made at the top to create more offensive points to hopefully sell more tickets and get more eyes. You saw the same thing in the NFL with defense changes in the way the defense can play. More points is the result.

    Earl HillEarl Hill2 päivää sitten
  • Call me biased, but I think the guy who would benefit most from today's playstyle has to be Dirk Nowitzki.

    majus mangomajus mango2 päivää sitten
  • 16:19 to me Arenas is better than Beal

    YoYo2 päivää sitten
  • I think TP would thrive in this era. Thank you for taking him as an example

    YoYo2 päivää sitten
  • I miss TRUE defense. That simple.

    Dan HamarDan Hamar2 päivää sitten
  • You know things are out of hand when a flat earth conspiracy theorist is averaging 25+ points a game

    Rugby VaultRugby Vault2 päivää sitten
  • This video is awesome

    Kyle BeatsKyle Beats2 päivää sitten
  • How dare you come with that argument yes the players are more skilled but understand the thing that you never experienced because you're too young is that if you can put your forearm on a player or you can put your hand on the player out there on the logo, or or out there on the perimeter then add real tenacity and grown man pride and not wanting to let the opposing player score on you. The game would be totally different there would far less number of players scoring the way that you're talking about here I'm disgusted when I watch any part of the game and I see a guy just get to the middle of the paint for a layup without any pressure he never gets touched physically nothing man you have to know that the truth and as a matter of fact why don't you go check out that book by I can't remember the guy's name who actually came up with this idea of putting shackles on the defense they actually talk about this the commissioner and two other gentlemen are the ones who came up with this new scheme of the game for their specified reason is not a conspiracy it's just they change the game and out of their own mouth in that book is mentioned that they knew that the game the NBA game of basketball was changed forever this is why I keep saying the new players yes they appear to be far more skilled because they've been working out and training using Colby's and Jordans and all other elite players movements but in reality. It's not like the average points per game is $145 is not like basketball is even really that enjoyable to watch even though they are still many many fine plays offensively and defensively to be showcased in the NBA I mean it's still basketball don't get me wrong but it's not the same intensity level if anything now and that's where the defense is actually at his weakest that's why guys like LeBron can be in the league you know at this age and still be performing because there's not real defense in there go watch NBA finals from 9th in the 90s go watch playoffs in the 90s and see what was going on and I dare you to watch it in the '80s and go see what was going on these dudes will get in there and get mixed up by real men who like man f*** that you're not about to just come in here and score that's why you had to be a top level elite to get it done. So these guys are very very good no doubt but if you put the lockdown clamp on them and you can get out there on the perimeter and hand check it will have a drastic effect. No disrespect meant here but come on man

    donjohnswaggertdonjohnswaggert2 päivää sitten
  • Hold up bro I didn't finish listening to raja Bell but I will yet I have to say that theLeague itself designed the debilitation of the defense in order to create more spectacular games. Point blank number one therefore this is why all the old heads say that newer guys wouldn't be performing the same in the old NBA because they simply wouldn't all you have to do is go back and watch any games from the 1980s and '90s and you'll understand you can just watch 1997 All-Star game and compared to the All-Star games of these days and you will understand perfectly what I mean. Not only that the defense is not that it hasn't caught up it's that the defense has degraded and guys do not play 100% defense 100% of the time that they're on the defensive end also the reason why many players retired in their early thirties was because they could no longer play defense and defense was demanded and expected any player can go and be a jump shot shooter for 30 years in the league I really believe that now but you can't play defense so you'll be a liability! Next if you watch how the three-point shot is defended guys all go for putting the hand in the face instead of actually attempting to block the jump shot if you do not attempt to block the jump shot putting the hand in the face has no meaning because the shooters are so well practiced now that putting a hand in the face does not matter they do not care! And psychologically if you know that the guy will never really try to block your shot he will only give a half-hearted attempt by getting his hand in your face,(and yes I take into account the disparity in the rules for offense and defense) then it is easy to understand how many players shoot and make seemingly incredible shots over the defense. It's not being an old head or a hater to State the reality is being a lover of the game in the purity of the game is that the defense can initiate some contacts with the offense the same way the offense initiates almost all the contact these days if you cannot defend at the perimeter then any old guy any body with any basic training and the right height can go right past his defender into the lane! Young Jimmy I want you to understand that back in the day it was not that guys could not shoot the three pointer and it was not that the three pointer was not important it was that the guys who were the best at shooting the three pointer for the most part not exclusively were the guys who were unable to get into the interior of the defense. those old sayings like White boys can't jump etc while humorous we're referring in a way to this very thing whereas the best players were the guys I could get into the teeth of the defense and create and make it happen getting there and dunk layups etc because it was difficult while remaining on the perimeter and catching and shooting was very simple and easy as it still is today except that you could play defense on the perimeter so you didn't get the same volume of three-point shot attempts you just weren't going to be able to get it the defense could actually lock you up on the perimeter by initiating contact through the hand check or the forearm check! That's what everyone who's a sucker in the game is not expressing is the truth of the matter that once you remove the handle of the defense it lets guys dribble now you can be out there shaking and bacon and a guy does not get touched and now over the course of the last 10 years the ability to play real defense is gone for the most part and the players really don't understand the defense it's like playing call of duty war zone and not understanding rotation it makes a difference if you don't understand rotation and the flow and you don't understand and cannot predict player body movement by the moves and positioning of the body then you can't play defense I watch games and I'll be thinking like man how come he didn't slap that s*** out why is this guy get in this shot so easy because you can't play defense. Point blank That's the real deal that's it

    donjohnswaggertdonjohnswaggert2 päivää sitten
  • it absolutely was not steph curry. it was nash and dantoni's suns and daryl morey's sloan conference. for the viewer maybe seeing gsw win was a changing point in their mind. but steph curry and the warriors were already a product of the movement. this is a buildup of over 10 years. what makes this moment so special besides morey ball is that generations are transitioning. this is a talent high point, they come around every decade or so where the greats over the past 10 are still playing at a high level and the guys who are going to be great for the next 10 are coming in and building themselves up.

    Wuzi MuWuzi Mu2 päivää sitten
  • There is zero effort on defense now. I don't care what you say about it. Reasons for that are kinda understandable seeing that it 8s basically illegal to play defense in sports. I look at highlights now and see someone "challenging" a shot with zero effort. This includes superstar players like Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Dame Lilliard. None of these guys put in effort, but I guess they don't have too 🤷

    absolute dreabsolute dre2 päivää sitten
  • Nobody thinks the players have just gotten better at scoring? Nobody questions that in other sports. Every time a record is broken, it's evidence of the evolution of the game. Bron is more efficient than MJ, Embiid's more efficient than Hakeem and Shaq.

    Never FailNever Fail2 päivää sitten
    • @Never Fail You’re probably looking at Shaq’s career numbers to Embid’s career numbers which is unfair considering one has played 4 seasons and the other played 19 seasons. I compared Shaq’s first 4 seasons in Orlando to Embid’s 4.5 seasons in Philly and I compared their numbers. I did as best as I could with Jordan and Lebron as well.

      Jason TerryJason Terry17 tuntia sitten
    • @Never Fail Joel Embid vs Shaq ..... Shaq’s first 4 seasons: 27 ppg on a 58.8%TS . Two scoring titles Playoff Shaq 3 seasons in Orlando: 25.3 ppg on a 58.2% TS. Embid regular season 4 and a half seasons: 24.7 ppg on a 59.4% TS Playoff Embid: 22.3 ppg on a 55.4% TS. There is no legitimate scoring argument for Embid. Embid is hands down more skilled than Shaq and a better shooter but he isn’t “better at scoring” like you claimed.

      Jason TerryJason Terry17 tuntia sitten
    • @Never Fail Michael Jordan vs Lebron Jordan 13 seasons in Chicago : 31.5 ppg on 58% TS. 10 scoring titles. Peaks of 37 ppg and 35 ppg. Playoff Jordan: 57% TS on 33.4 ppg. Highest regular season and playoff ppg average in nba history . 43.7 and 36.7 playoff peaks. Lebron first 11 seasons : 27.2 ppg on a 57.5% TS TS%. 1 scoring title. Peaks of 31.4 ppg 30 ppg. Playoff Lebron: 28.8 ppg on 58.4% TS. Peaks of 35.3 and 34 ppg. They didn’t have his 12th and 13th seasons averaged in but if you were wondering 57.7 and a 58.8 % TS in those seasons on 25.3 ppg so a slight boost in efficiency if you average those in but a dip in ppg. There is no legitimate scoring argument for lebron over Jordan.

      Jason TerryJason Terry17 tuntia sitten
    • @Never Fail Did you seriously just compare the 40’s, 50’s , 60’s and 70’s to the modern NBA? In 1947-1948 the size of the lane was widened from 6 feet to 12. In 1964-65 the lane was widened from 12 feet to 15 feet. In case you don’t fully understand what this means in terms of styles on a basketball court, a shortened paint heavily favors big men since they can get deeper in the paint and get deeper post position without getting a 3 second call. Before 1980 there wasn’t even a 3 point line which again favors big men since all field goals are worth 2 points. The only way a guard can be efficient without 3 pointers, is getting to the free throw line 12 times a game or being a big guard like Ben Simmons or Magic Johnson who can shoot well over 50% from the field. It’s almost as if you went straight to basketball reference and looked at the true shooting% per season didn’t provide any context or analysis lol.

      Diego VelazquezDiego Velazquez18 tuntia sitten
    • @Tyson Fury If you want to say that recent analytics made people shoot better, that's fine. Does it change the fact that players are shooting better?

      Never FailNever FailPäivä sitten
  • You could also say that rookies entering the NBA nowadays grew up with a offensive mentality and practiced these insane moves nba players do today more than a NBA player in 90s who probably grew up learning how to pass, shoot and rebound, basically fundamental basics and mastering them. I feel that no average player back then would be averaging anymore than what they did in their era in the new era due to the lack of experience and training they received. Learning how to shoot the 3 isn’t as simple as it seems, it takes years of shooting and experience to master it

    Alex AriasAlex Arias3 päivää sitten
  • Almost every player right now can definitely score in every corner and can do any kind of shot, especially in the 3 point area where even a rookie player is unbelievable. That is because of the revolutionary style of basketball made by the golden state warriors, when the offense becomes a tool to crush every defense and when a defense becomes a force to weaken the offense.

    Mark ScarMark Scar3 päivää sitten
  • These stats conversions and things might have merit if the modern game style is played in there era not them coming to today The modern players diet and rehab athletic conditioning means the old era players would fatigue much faster (MJ smoked cigars)there slower and not as agile and now there taking more shots there percentages would get worse the more games they play the gap widens through a season. Also the depth of talent across the league and number of teams is very important When Boston won all the titles there were only 8 teams and back then i imagine that being a tall white guy got a lot guys a spot in the team when real Ballers like Russell and Wilt show how to play the game the depth can improve as talent is how you get games

    Ronald_R_LyonRonald_R_Lyon3 päivää sitten
  • Hoot your hot

    Lebrin JimsLebrin Jims3 päivää sitten
  • Offense >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Defense

    Ronald SmithRonald Smith3 päivää sitten
  • nice

    addali medaddali med3 päivää sitten
  • U should respect more the name Bojan Bogdanovic. He Is great shooter

    Dino CarpetnerDino Carpetner3 päivää sitten
  • My great great grandmother can score in today's NBA and she's been dead for quite awhile now. 😶

    Alpha OmegaAlpha Omega3 päivää sitten
  • "I'd thrive in the NBA today" Said every NBA player ever.....

    asioe kiouasioe kiou3 päivää sitten
  • When you shoot a three on a fastbreak or when you shoot from anywhere a foot beyond the three point line, it used to be an automatic benching for you. Nowadays, that's the norm. Not because players are dumb, it's because players shoot that well. Some people say, "Oh he averaged 30 points a game 20 years ago, if I adjust that to today's pace and defense, that should be 50 points a game today". I actually disagree with that. You'll see more of scorers like Harden or Westbrook where they'll average 30 points and 10 assists a game simply because it gives you more opportunities to have open teammates when teams start focusing on you. Except Kobe. No way Kobe would pass up that much and settle for 30 points lol

    死の森死の森3 päivää sitten
  • Imagine what players like Michael Jordan Kobe all of those great 2000s and 90s players would average today

    砖递鷵橡孂㨩錘墭砖递鷵橡孂㨩錘墭3 päivää sitten
  • No defense

    MeatbyproductsMeatbyproducts3 päivää sitten
    • The NBA was better before steph came along, there I said it 🤷‍♂️

      asioe kiouasioe kiou3 päivää sitten
  • lamar odum WHO WAS ON CRACK 👴🏽

    G MBG MB3 päivää sitten
  • Based on this video, the Nets are a lot scarier than what people give them credit for. Defense is lacking, sure, but that fire power is unmatched.

    BrendanPanFlautistBrendanPanFlautist3 päivää sitten