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

    LOL the higher scoring was by design. In 2018 Adam Silver met with owners, officials and players to increase scoring by further reducing and limiting physicality. You don't need a 20-minute video to tell you that. These are just inflated numbers that are engineered to entertain. Example: Donovan Mitchell of the league leading Jazz just put up two 50 pt games in the 2020 playoffs putting him in the company of Jordan and Chamberlain. Mitchell seems like he's getting better right? Wrong. Mitchell could only manage to lead Team USA to SEVENTH place in the 2019 World Cup, where they play more physical like the 90s. If Mitchell was such a great player he would not have led the WORST showing in international play in USA basketball history.


    You gotta give some credit to Steve Kerr cud he basically let curry 🍛 do his thing before that mark jackson didn’t let curry rlly shot 3 as much


    The amount of disrespect to larry bird here is disgusting. Back then, only the best of the best can have an average score of 25-30 pts. You have to endure what basically todays flagrant fouls with almost every possession. Todays glass cannons simply won’t survive the basketball of yesteryears.


    Because at todays basketball, we see that sometimes, to best defend a guy is to not raise your hand at all in fear of defensive foul. At the whole history of this sports, when except now that we see a guy not raising a hand to defend in fear of foul???

  • Chun-Bonn Tang
    Chun-Bonn Tang

    The positionless game is getting on my nerves for years. Back then it was about outplay the opponent and score close to the basket as much as possible. Now every moron is shooting from the outside no matter they are real shooters or not. And sadly the NBA influences the casual players too. When i played against some younger players on the court, many chugged so many 3s and most were not going in anyway...

  • Explicit Movies & Video Highlights
    Explicit Movies & Video Highlights

    oh so there's no more role players in the NBA no more??? 😂😂😂

  • kneoFX

    if reggie miller would of played in this era he would be a 1st ir 2nd all nba player. same for Larry bird cause his back probably wouldn't be crippled aswell. F for his back

  • 3m4n

    Do a "follow up" video regarding this same subject but from a coaching POV. Coach's have had to adapt to this new playstyle. I wonder which ones embraced it and which ones fought against it.

  • VERBAL Kint
    VERBAL Kint has more to do with little defense. These games look like scrimmages

  • Tyler Shain
    Tyler Shain


  • Mathew Hanna
    Mathew Hanna

    Fire ass video

  • Foresta Giovanni
    Foresta Giovanni

    Arenas already scores 30 ppg, so now he can effortlessly out scores Harded. I say 38 ppg.

  • Foresta Giovanni
    Foresta Giovanni

    So NBA players start playing like europeans.

  • Julien Seredowych
    Julien Seredowych

    Raja is absolutely right. The league has valued volume scoring in the rules. That’s why so many players hate Pat Beverly. He’s one of the only guys that has figured out how to stay defensively effective in today’s rule book.

  • Constable Dodo
    Constable Dodo

    Owners had to force the league to throw more fouls in order to protect thier investments. The refs are just doing what they're told, ultimately its the owners that make the rules.

  • Constable Dodo
    Constable Dodo

    Thats cuz basketball players are better now than before.

  • Liam Bernardi
    Liam Bernardi

    I think it is the league fault because of how they change the rule. And also player always catch up for there stats

  • Simonpeggroundhole

    I got no problem with calling Steph “Neo,” but are we sure it isn’t Kerr? Or is Kerr Morpheus, IDing Neo and setting him up?

  • Ed Wright
    Ed Wright

    Jimmy your just absolutely awesome 👏 damn you😂😂

  • tschanzo

    Can I add one thing only, I agree with everything: We have this offense beasts all around. Everyone has crazy skills on offense. Isn't one thing to that, that these guys are per se bad at defense? It's not like you change the whole defense/offense on court like in Football. What I'm trying to say is: When they're all very very good at offense, isn't the counterpart that they are not as good in defense? Which than spins the circle even faster?

  • Shawn Galloway
    Shawn Galloway

    I'm just gonna say what no one else seems to notice: times have changed and attitudes are different now. NBA used to be storylines, rivalries, overcoming obstacles, good guys verses bad guys, a battle of different styles, etc. Now it is watch the 'star' score a bunch of points. Society has changed from substance to flash, from meaning to vanity. It's not basketball anymore. It's individual accolades and star worship. These are the days of me me me, where social media and narcissism (stats, points) replaces depth and meaning (teamwork, plays, iq)

  • Greg Buckingham
    Greg Buckingham

    They should make 3 pointers only worth 2.5 points lol

  • Edwin J
    Edwin J

    Gilbert Arenas was better than Bradley Beal and that’s not how you pronounce Samuel Dalambert’s last name.

  • Shenanigans Fπckery
    Shenanigans Fπckery

    bottomline NBA is just getting boring.

  • Great White Cat
    Great White Cat

    6:15 I knew it before you said it

  • J S
    J S

    The lack of D and bull shit calls the refs are making and flopping is why people score more. Defence has gone backwards. The NBA has gotten worse and less entertaining. The warriors ruined the game by allowing Klay and curry shoot so many 3s.

  • B Y
    B Y

    The last graph could easily be misleading. What it might be commenting on more is about garbage time, and what was mentioned in the video, that "getting a bucket gets you paid". I don't think that's exactly the case. It might also be the fact that when a team has a hot night shooting, the upside is very high. This might also not be the case, because even bigger lows would have to also be prevalent when the team shoots cold (unless easy layups abound late in those blowouts). Old style inside bashing for points in the 4th wasn't conducive to running up scores. They ran down the clock and took outside shots. I do agree scoring is up and with the rest of the video (I love what the NBA has become), but to look at the # of +130 games as conclusive evidence for anything isn't super convincing to me.

  • Fica Meris
    Fica Meris

    Players are more skilled now more than ever. By players i mean ALL players as a group. If you leave your guy he is going to punish you. That wasn't the case before. Before you knew who is (most likely) going to punish you. Now it's everyone. If you don't follow your, guy and leave him open, he is getting 3p, no matter how bad shooter you think he is. Guys having problem form free throws getting 3p? Dwight, Drumond... Boban... It has never been so hard to play defense.

  • Jeramithehuman

    MJ averages 50 today

  • Stephen Hagen
    Stephen Hagen

    This video just reinforces WHAT I've been saying. Without Steve Kerr, you don't get Steph Curry with the freedom to do what he does. Steve Kerr changed the game, because any other coach would have put Steph (and the rest of the team) in a role. Also, don't forget, the area the defense has to guard tight is now twice as big.

  • Spoiled Milk
    Spoiled Milk

    I guess you can say...Today’s superstars,are the BOOMERS of the nba 😏✨

  • Motown Mike
    Motown Mike

    Uh you can’t play defense anymore. Mystery solved

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  • Eric Anderson
    Eric Anderson

    Performance enhancing drugs? Not even trolling, but that’s the answer

  • Alex Warshauer
    Alex Warshauer

    4:17 I mean I love Giannis but that’s just funny

  • Patriots news
    Patriots news

    Well what do you expect when refs call fouls for every little thing they should honestly bring back the hand check rule

  • Viano Kyrec
    Viano Kyrec

    I only got 5 of the leading scorers although I considered 8 of them

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  • Eddie

    This a problem that the NBA is overlooking, its going to get to the point were people are not going to watch. Me for example i dont watch as many games as i used to, and i dont even watch the allstar game

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  • Clarence Oliver III
    Clarence Oliver III

    Because they are getting the all time lowest blocks & steals LOL

  • David Reeves
    David Reeves

    Excellent analysis! Even though offensive skill is at an all time high across the league I find the game boring. I hope defense catches up.

  • Dude

    Id be interested to see how good these guys would be if they made them play by the rules. I'd also like to see the kind of contact that is called a foul if the defender is out of position called a charge if they are in position....

  • Globetrotter 4FR
    Globetrotter 4FR

    Let me give you some insight. 2024/25 Season will add a 4 Point line

  • Globetrotter 4FR
    Globetrotter 4FR

    0:14 I counted its 482 vs 264 balls

  • Picasso Julien
    Picasso Julien

    Just came back to the video, and Gary Trent just had 44. It’s so easy to score in today’s game

  • MagCynic

    4:50 This is 100% truth. Defenses in any sport are ALWAYS reactionary and ALWAYS bound by physics. The offense knows where it's going. The defense is stuck guessing.

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  • Mike Dezzy
    Mike Dezzy

    Cool video. Now show these guys Playoffs numbers.

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  • JJ Reddick
    JJ Reddick

    Can thank Le flop James for this

  • Matthew Raish
    Matthew Raish

    So what happened with "money ball" happened with the NBA. The stats showed the main game winner was position-less scoring. Basically - get all shooters. But I still think it's just easier to score when it's a foul to guard you. That's a bigger reason why we're seeing so many made shots from all over.

  • Ozzyfrog78

    What happened in 2019 causing such a jump? It's painful to see defenders jumping out of a dunkers for fear of finishing on a poster - who has b-ball posters these days anyway Have you looked at the point proportion per player within the tean? As in 5 starting vs. bench over the years? I assume that main players are more greedy than they were

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  • Ellen Kelly
    Ellen Kelly Tenendo conto delle percentuali di successo, della costante crescita quantitativa e dell'ambito della nostra attivita, diventa necessario includere nel piano di produzione una serie di attivita straordinarie, tenendo conto di una serie di approcci standard. Naturalmente, un livello profondo di immersione richiede un'analisi dell'analisi dei modelli di comportamento esistenti. E anche i sostenitori del totalitarismo nella scienza, iniziato esclusivamente sinteticamente, sono stati resi pubblici. Non va dimenticato, tuttavia, che il costante sostegno alle nostre attivita contribuisce alla qualita di prospettive favorevoli. Para o mundo moderno, diluido em uma boa dose de empatia, o pensamento racional garante a relevancia do modelo de desenvolvimento. Assim como a metodologia de desenvolvimento moderna nao nos da escolha a nao ser definir o agrupamento de esforcos! E os paises em desenvolvimento ativo do terceiro mundo sao apenas um metodo de participacao politica e estao bloqueados dentro da estrutura de suas proprias restricoes racionais. De repente, elementos do processo politico serao identificados como candidatos ao papel de fatores-chave.

  • Dan Rustle
    Dan Rustle

    And Kobe was called a ball hog in his era but was way ahead of his time

  • J Oh
    J Oh

    The quality of this video though.... wish I could subscribe twice

  • Honor

    MJ in this era 40/10/6

  • Honor

    That is becuase no one play DEFENSE in Nba,Playing Defense is more painful.

  • JJ Reddick
    JJ Reddick

    Um, they stopped playing D 10 years ago

  • eric espina
    eric espina

    This is why soccer is more popular than basketball. :)

    • Kaito 1412
      Kaito 1412


  • Suna Kami
    Suna Kami

    Gilbert arenas was Bradley Beal on steroids

  • Zachary Hooks
    Zachary Hooks

    Just imagine like the numbers all time greats in the early 2000s and 90s players would had Absolute insane Could be a great video

    • thelegendsqb1

      The production may stay the same but I think their efficiency would go up. Take Allen Iverson for example. He averaged 31.4 PPG on a terribly inefficient 39.8%. Basically 27.8 shots per game. More than anyone today. To be fair to Iverson, his early 2000s Sixers team were pretty garbage offensively so he had to night in and night out chuck like crazy just to keeps his teams somewhat competitive. So if he played today (assuming a good team with good scorers) he probably wouldn’t have to chuck so much. As Jxmyhighroller pointed out. The average player today is far better offensively than 10-20 years ago.

  • Nicholas Chiappini
    Nicholas Chiappini

    I barely like basketball and I can't stop watching your video

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  • ThaRealERAQ

    gilbert easy averages 35 in this nba

  • ThaRealERAQ

    tony parker is going to shoot better in pops system and having 2 all stars on his team smh

  • ThaRealERAQ

    tony parker had duncan and manu on his team. his attempts probably change but his numbers about the same.

  • ThaRealERAQ

    steph sparked more 3s but teams have been going for interchangable positionless players since the bulls 2nd 3 peat. thats what made the bulls successful.

  • ThaRealERAQ

    most big men could hit the 3 in the 90s it just wasnt a staple of the game plan. hell even shaq hit a few.

  • ThaRealERAQ

    nash pass first pg

  • ThaRealERAQ

    more possessions

  • Manuel Soares
    Manuel Soares

    Tony Kukoc was the Doncic of his time. If he was given the green light and was able to continue his Euro play instead of being forced to bulk up, he would've gone on a tear in today's game.

  • Kayo Lufadeju
    Kayo Lufadeju

    jimmy such a goat

  • Niko Baez
    Niko Baez

    Rudy gobert joined the chat...

  • Travis Cansler
    Travis Cansler

    You don’t think of TP as a great scorer?! Caaaaap! Lol he wasn’t a playmaker or a 3 and d guy.

  • Joseph Vernon
    Joseph Vernon

    Trae Young is very good for a youngster

  • Joseph Vernon
    Joseph Vernon

    Steve Nash was a white point guard, you expect him to drop 30 he’s a role player

    • Joseph Vernon
      Joseph Vernon

      @Diego Velazquez ik

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez

      Steve Nash won two mvps......

  • mucumuc!

    The reason is because of Steph and Kobe.

  • Brett Johnson, Jr.
    Brett Johnson, Jr.

    Why not analyze the stats of a subset of players that played on both sides of rule change year?


    No defense

  • Ena Nebres
    Ena Nebres

    Pretty good video

  • Danny Boii
    Danny Boii

    The real reason is the defensive 3 second violation, the inability to play as physical defense, and hard fouls leading to ejections instead of a basic foul call. Not to mention the fact that players are selected more for their offensive abilities rather than defensive abilities leading to more scoring and less defense.

  • Misha Beley-Ivanysh
    Misha Beley-Ivanysh

    Look, every year the nba players create a new dribling moves, they can shoot from the logo. At the same time u can not create a new form of defense.

  • Lynx lynx
    Lynx lynx

    Nash would be 25-15 players in today's NBA.

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez

      He’d be a top 5 player.

  • 6x NCAA National Champ
    6x NCAA National Champ

    this crazy people didn't listen to the guy saying that the offense and the players are far far and away more offensively talented and gifted than 10-20 years ago. so why we're seeing the offensive explosion. Yeah we can say that The defense is not as physical but at the same time even if the defense is physical, the players are still more offensively gifted and talented so you cannot put these players back in the '90s because they're still far and away more offensively talented. So they would do what they're doing now back then against the less athletic and less talented players.

    • 6x NCAA National Champ
      6x NCAA National Champ

      @Diego Velazquez again if you're talking about 07 then you're talking about LeBron at 22 He's developed so much after that that the crazy thing is you don't even understand that. It's crazy that every single NBA coach can be like LeBron has developed so much skill from 10 years ago it's insane and even 10 years ago they were talking about him being a top 10 player already but he's at it so much skill to his game mid-range, fade aways, floaters, deep range, over the course of his career. Hell Michael Jordan only shot 17% in this first four years in the league from three. And he was more of a slasher than a shooter everybody knows that Michael Jordan the older he got he started focusing more on his jump shot so it's the same thing players get better with time and LeBron is by far and away better than he was in 2010 and 2011 and 2013 and 14. He's just a complete player except for his free throws. But everything else he has it in the bag along with his versatility 🤷🏾‍♂️.

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez

      @6x NCAA National Champ 🌝There isn’t an nba rule that says you can only play 6’9 250 Lebron a certain way and you have to play 6’2 185 Tony Parker differently lol. Tony Parker played in that exact same 2007 Finals against the exact same ruleset . He averaged 24 and 5 on 56%. Lebron averaged 22 on 35%. The Spurs just dared him to shoot all game and got the expected results. 🙄

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez

      @6x NCAA National Champ Why 🌝🌝didn’t those “zones “ stop 6’2 185 lb Tony Parker ? 🤷‍♂️

    • 6x NCAA National Champ
      6x NCAA National Champ

      @Diego Velazquez well is you ever listen to pop and Bowen and TD. Bowen didn't do it but himself. He was the primary defender but when they got in half court settings it was a team help defense. Like Bowen said you don't shut Bron down by yourself. It takes bodies it's a team effort lol. Again you really don't know basketball. This isn't the 90s where you had to play 1 on 1 and there was no zone. If you were caught out of position then you got technical free throws. Pop defense was built in zones and team help. Which he clearly talks about lol 🤦🏾‍♂️

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez

      @6x NCAA National Champ You mean to tell me that Lebron is 6’9 260 with a 44 inch vertical and got shut down by 6’7 200 lb Bruce Bowen ? ROTFL 😆

  • avianski

    Nice video but cmon man, not even mentioning Spoelstra and the big 3 Heat? I get they didn’t go full positionless but they tried it; putting Bosh at the 5 with lock down wing defenders that can shoot threes and having Bosh step further and further away from the rim. I even think Spo coined the term “positionless” in the first place. 😂

  • A J
    A J

    Should bring back hand checking. Give some leverage to the defensive side of the ball.

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  • Peter Zhu
    Peter Zhu

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  • 286mic

    Big guys can shoot threes but almost none of them have a post up game.

  • aj dileo
    aj dileo

    Curry so good he makes old players want to play again.

  • aj dileo
    aj dileo

    I think it is because of all the new rules. Very few of these "bucket getters" would be playing like this in the 80's. Just like football the rules were changed to make the television experience better. Hockey has a problem the other way in this regard, they want more goals but refuse to change rules.

  • nick arvin
    nick arvin

    The nba is a fucking joke and it’s ruined pick up basketball more importantly

  • tpjmadrigal12

    More possessions per game...saved you the time. Harden has double percentage of total points from FT's than jordan and kobe

  • Akshay Vora
    Akshay Vora

    I think the Jordan era started this with Scottie pippen inventing the pf and Michael being one of the first smaller players to lead a team, bird and magic being physically bigger in the previous era

  • Dopeness TV Library
    Dopeness TV Library

    Curry is the 2nd Era of NBA

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