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  • JxmyHighroller
    JxmyHighroller  Rok temu +624

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    • Sta. Ana Park
      Sta. Ana Park 4 miesięcy temu

      Hey Jxmyhighroller, Is it really true that you have this ongoing giveaway?? Please answer me. Thanks.

    • mazeek
      mazeek 5 miesięcy temu

      Of course he can't levitate or stay in the air that would mean he's able to fly but your perception is reality but he's so good at what he does "MJ" he makes you believe he's levitating ! The goat 🐐!

    • Vyron Phillips
      Vyron Phillips 5 miesięcy temu

      Your information is false there is a such thing as hang time!

    • psycho zebra
      psycho zebra 5 miesięcy temu

      All sports are scripted and choreographed and they use technology. Grow up.

    • Leo Silva
      Leo Silva 5 miesięcy temu

      That's the most iconic dunk of MJ. But its nothing compared interms of beauty and difficulty to his "reverse elbow dunk" You guys must search it. I also know a video of MJ with one handed 360 dunk that maybe all of you didn't know.

  • Kronic procrastinator
    Kronic procrastinator Rok temu +3843

    Bro i swear to god this guy is the best basketball content creator rn. The amount of effort he puts into each video is just immeasurable

      ZACKSONFIRE 20 dni temu

      I just come here for the soothing sounds of his voice

    • Steelflex
      Steelflex 26 dni temu

      Because he said it’s impossible for a human to hang in mid air?! Revolutionary 😒🤪
      Fucken donkeys everywhere!!

    • BCrum11
      BCrum11 2 miesięcy temu

      Rebound is better

    • AimSmallMissSmall45
      AimSmallMissSmall45 2 miesięcy temu


    • F Jeezy
      F Jeezy 2 miesięcy temu

      He doesn’t have over 2M subscribers for nothing.

  • Leriche RF
    Leriche RF Miesiąc temu +13

    You also forgot that in the 94-5 season we got to see that the bulls were not elite with Pippen as the star player. To maintain that level of intensity to even win 3 in a row is intense. Though the bulls were the juggernaut of the 90’s, losing Horace and Cartwright left them very small and it’s hard to win an efficiency battle when the other team is getting layups from big men and you are shooting midrange and 3 (and Steph and Klay are not on your team)

    • Marty Mcfly
      Marty Mcfly Miesiąc temu +1

      @Leriche RF they lost 2 or 3 more games than they did in 93-94 what are you talking about 😂 they made it to the 2nd round without Jordan 😂

  • Rob Disco
    Rob Disco 2 miesięcy temu +29

    Imma keep it real I never once in my life even considered the theory a man could be suspended in the air through forces that are unknown.. so to me to hear that people actually thought that is intriguing to me

    • Jp Fitzpatrick
      Jp Fitzpatrick 21 dzień temu

      No one thought that.

    • xyrena xypot
      xyrena xypot 24 dni temu

      and they made a research about it. that is worse.

    • ELFanatic
      ELFanatic 25 dni temu +1

      nobody did. this video is weird

    • Keith Nowak
      Keith Nowak 29 dni temu +1

      I think some players just have so much hops that when we see "levitation" they are merely transferring from elevating to descending.

    • LORDbibby42
      LORDbibby42 Miesiąc temu +2

      True, but if we're basing our studies on one person, and that person is Jordan Farmer, I think we need more candidates 🤣🤣🤣

  • AimSmallMissSmall45
    AimSmallMissSmall45 2 miesięcy temu +11

    Only because your content is so good, and your delivered this so respectfully and eloquently, we'll let you slide on the borderline blasphemy! Lol
    ALSO I love the "bulls made the right moves in the off season" with the quick clip of the worm!

  • Deniz Kendirci
    Deniz Kendirci Miesiąc temu +1

    I love how every good michael jordan story starts with "and he took it personally" lol.
    Also they wasted equipment to measure to hang time? Lol. It's like dropping the ball to see if it will fall or not. You don't need to test what's already tested millions of times basic physics.

  • Adam Sahib
    Adam Sahib Rok temu +5865

    Jimmy is so confident in his content that he's promoting treatment against hair loss for when LBJ tunes in. Well played.

    • Txnsei
      Txnsei 3 dni temu

      @Alby called a joke

    • Learn Cebuano With Pedro
      Learn Cebuano With Pedro 25 dni temu

      I must be old and not into NBA when my first thought was Lyndon Baines Johnson

    • alpha CHiNO
      alpha CHiNO 2 miesięcy temu


    • Los The Silvas
      Los The Silvas 4 miesięcy temu

      It's just hard to get sponsors for NBA compilations nowadays since there are just so many channels like this.

    • Aries GosserOW
      Aries GosserOW 4 miesięcy temu

      @Tim Demeuse Hello friend, I've been scrolling through the comments trying to find this one. I thought exactly the same thing. Everyone else, Google LBJ.

  • Brave Dave
    Brave Dave 5 miesięcy temu +311

    I never thought hang time meant Jordan could actually "hang" in the air. That's ridiculous.

    • ELFanatic
      ELFanatic 25 dni temu

      Nobody did. The content creator is scraping for content. Also, nobody thought Bird was the best 3 pointer because he sat in the back undefended, shooting 3s but because he played a full game and when it was clutch, could hit those threes.
      This video is literally "I made up shit, pretend you all believe it, then tell you that you're wrong"

    • Chemicalkinetics
      Chemicalkinetics Miesiąc temu

      @lol no "it's probably higher than 15% when considering the amount of Americans who believe chocolate milk comes from black cows" -- Ha ha ha. You are right.
      Quote "Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy."

    • lol no
      lol no Miesiąc temu

      @Chemicalkinetics tbh it's probably higher than 15% when considering the amount of Americans who believe chocolate milk comes from black cows

    • ssvmurda
      ssvmurda 2 miesięcy temu

      @Ish Drip fr

    • Chemicalkinetics
      Chemicalkinetics 2 miesięcy temu

      @3ver 4fter This is funny. I didn't write to you. You wrote me. How that I replied to you, you insult people. You wrote nonstop to me, not the other way around. Look, I am just stating the fact. Your offensive messages are not being posted here on PLclip. That is a fact. If you cannot even understand that, then you need help, and please do say sorry to your mother for me. I am not going to waste any more of my time, especially your posts are being blocked by PLclip. Good luck.

  • Henrique A
    Henrique A 2 miesięcy temu +2

    Love your videos, but saying that Bird isn't one of the best shooters of all time by comparing his numbers to today's standards is the same as saying that Mark Spitz isn't one of the best swimmers of all time because his records in the 70s wouldn't be enough to even qualify for the 2020 olympics.

    • ELFanatic
      ELFanatic 25 dni temu

      This video sucks. Literally no reason to like it.

  • FiveCentWoodworking
    FiveCentWoodworking 2 miesięcy temu +15

    “contrary to popular belief, athletes can’t hang in mid air.” Yoooo, I literally thought they just floated!!

  • Mori
    Mori 2 miesięcy temu +6

    Yall trippin we all know brian scalabrine was the first person to dunk from the free throw line

  • Tommy Hess
    Tommy Hess Rok temu +1971

    I agree with your argument for Bird not being an all-time three point scorer but I would still love to see Larry’s three point scoring adjusted to today’s nba

    • alekesam
      alekesam 26 dni temu

      Ray Allen, Bird and Reggie all would have even higher numbers on better efficiency if they shot as much as Curry does/did.

    • Keith Nowak
      Keith Nowak 29 dni temu

      I'd argue FOR Bird until I go to my grave

    • Gymrat
      Gymrat Miesiąc temu

      @ItaloCacike The players today are far better. In todays nba you have guys like devin booker struggling to make all star teams, in the 80s he’s make it every year. Every single team in the nba today has an all star caliber player.

    • ItaloCacike
      ItaloCacike Miesiąc temu

      @keepiticyLuka durant, amtitupumko, are even close to Bird , even lebron when has it better Numbers is comparable to larry legend .

    • ItaloCacike
      ItaloCacike Miesiąc temu

      @GymratBird, plays all the Era of the most skill talents, centers, power forward, points guards and shooting a guards ever, and meanning the best e ver basketball has know it , kareen , olajuwoon, malone, ewing, Robinson, Dawkins, ect: magic, wilkins, Jordan , bernard King, worthy, thomas, dumars, drexler, barkley, ect, ect, are sure What you are Talking about??? Bird beats all of them , no easy job to do Bro.

  • Billy Shakespeare
    Billy Shakespeare 9 miesięcy temu +296

    I thought we all knew “hang time” was an illusion (because, you know … physics 🤷), but the illusion is drastic between people. Jordan could do a lot with his body and the ball in the air.

    • ELFanatic
      ELFanatic 25 dni temu

      We do. He's making shit up, claiming we're idiots who believe it, then trying to act smart. Literal garbage content.

    • Jabari Thompson
      Jabari Thompson 2 miesięcy temu

      @Brandon Cooke Let’s see your non athletic a$$ try to dunk a basketball.

    • Green Lion
      Green Lion 4 miesięcy temu +1

      @Brandon Cooke: She was saying that Jordan DID more with his body to foster the illusion that he was hanging in mid air than most other players. I don’t know why you interpret the word “did” as meaning that he actually defied gravity. That’s not what the words “do” and “did” mean. If you’re DOING something to create an illusion, then you’re still DOING.

    • Ed Gregor
      Ed Gregor 4 miesięcy temu

      I always understood hang time to mean length of time in the air, not some flat earth belief in stalling in the air. I mean punts have hang time defined as length of time in the air, literally clocked and shown on screen with no one ever saying it paused in some way.

    • lgr123
      lgr123 4 miesięcy temu +1

      @Brandon Cooke Jordan could jump really high, can palm a ball with ease, and had great body control. That allowed him to do more in the air than most other dunkers

  • 🥶FreezeJC
    🥶FreezeJC Miesiąc temu +4

    The cover of the vid made me laugh you don’t know how hard

  • JarekTheGamingDragon
    JarekTheGamingDragon 2 miesięcy temu +1

    Who the hell thought nba players could ignore gravity and physics? lmao what? This is the first time I've ever heard that. No one is saying bird is statistically better and as you said, comparing eras makes that pretty pointless. That's not debunking myths, it's misinterpreting basketball things.

  • Javier Garcia
    Javier Garcia 4 miesięcy temu +26

    Strange view of hang time. I always thought hangtime meant people stayed in the air longer because they could jump higher , not because they could actually hang, hover or levitate.

  • JD's Variety Channel - Treasure Quest Chronicles

    I think the key to "hang time" is making it look like you're not moving in the air. Most players these days are always contorting their body and trying to do something flashy. If you watch some of the longest dunks recorded their knees are tucked in they are holding their arm out with the ball and just waiting to reach the rim, as if they're floating. Nothing fancy, but it looks like they're up there forever.

    • John Eagle
      John Eagle 5 miesięcy temu

      Well said...That's what we all knew it to be....never thought he hanged there.

    • SirBoba5161
      SirBoba5161 7 miesięcy temu

      wait why are you here you do coins not sports

    • crungefactory
      crungefactory 9 miesięcy temu

      Hang time is literally the amount of time that you are in the air mit comes from football, from punts.

    • Emperor Nero
      Emperor Nero 9 miesięcy temu

      MJ highest vertical in NBA history 52"

    • Doug Fresh
      Doug Fresh 10 miesięcy temu

      Zach lavine is only one ..jordans lil meme

  • Roy Castellano
    Roy Castellano Miesiąc temu

    even jordan average 31points vs 94 magic.his skills and ability to score is still d same as he played in 93.but his strong mentality during the crunch time weakens.his confedence is not as strong in 93.jordan panic when anderson steal the ball and the score ahead of them.and the preasure for him gets him.open shot he pass to pippen.they lose

  • Kerry Howard
    Kerry Howard Miesiąc temu +16

    Jordan still holds the NBA record for the highest vertical. They were trying to figure out his hang time even in the 80’s and they may have the scientific data that shows he is not actually hanging in the air but look at the highlights and it’s the vertical plus talent and MJ is just the best at it.

  • Denis Beaudoin
    Denis Beaudoin 4 miesięcy temu +33

    For the off-season clips part… it’s completely true. At my local gym in New Hampshire there was a ref who played nba for a year or two. Only made it to Gleague. Luke Bonner. Brother of Matt Bonner. Dude was automatic from 3pt. Made like 20 something straight. With out trying. And this is a guy who never actually made it. Pros are on another level

  • Muntasir Ali
    Muntasir Ali Miesiąc temu +2

    When Dr J did the foul line dunk he was much further back.

    • Muntasir Ali
      Muntasir Ali Miesiąc temu +1

      The FT line was further back than it is today.

    • inefekt69
      inefekt69 Miesiąc temu

      Which one? He did multiple FT line dunks, the most famous of which, obviously the very first one in the ABA in 1976, he did with almost his entire front foot OVER the line:
      He did it again in 1984 but again, his entire foot was in front of the free throw line:
      In 1985 he did the same dunk a third time and was even further beyond the line, perhaps 2 feet over:
      So, none of the Dr J FT dunks I could find were behind the line, or even close to it as his heel wasn't behind, his entire foot was over the line. MJ's FT line dunk shown in this video at 3:09 shows a good portion of his front foot BEHIND the line, so MJ was further back, not Dr J. I'll gladly be proven wrong if you can link to a Dr J dunk that shows his foot 'much further back' than MJ's...

  • Hib
    Hib 2 miesięcy temu +2

    If jordan stays either the bulls hang on to grant or replace him the same way they did w Rodman in 96. All though I do agree jordan was burnt out and saying he would win 8 straight is insane.

  • CanthusOfCandE
    CanthusOfCandE 5 miesięcy temu +6

    Another point about hangtime. If you hold the ball at a constant height as he did it masks the parabala of the jump compared to holding the ball at a stretch, which is what he does in these clips, holding it at waist-shoulder level for most of the jump and then pushing for it right at the last second. So the ball seems to rise, plateau and then rise rather than rise, briefly peak and then descend.

  • Daily Life
    Daily Life 2 miesięcy temu

    Yeah...ok but do you know what bird had that those other players didn't? The hand check

  • Goku Black
    Goku Black 2 miesięcy temu +2

    You really don't need to be tall to play NBA...it totally unfair for short ppl that good in basketball,but can't compete because it hight standard..

  • Nick Lappas
    Nick Lappas Rok temu +971

    I’ve always pictured “hang time” just how long the athlete is in the air when jumping. Either way MJ clearly exemplifies it

    • Fermion
      Fermion 5 miesięcy temu

      @34JohannesHeinz34 I have literally never met one person who thought the term hang time actually meant someone is somehow pausing gravity in the air, and I've met some complete morons. I'm not sure who all these imaginary gravity deniers are that everyone keeps referencing.

    • BuenVida Nadz
      BuenVida Nadz 8 miesięcy temu

      @Matt Passos The instagram/social media vids of insane shooting streaks expectation of getting adapted into the next season were somewhat accurate as well.

    • The Bronze Bomber
      The Bronze Bomber 10 miesięcy temu +1

      @Kyle Tucker Steve Kerr actually has a higher 3pt% Curry lol. Curry is a better shooter but I’m just pointing that out lol

    • The Bronze Bomber
      The Bronze Bomber 10 miesięcy temu +1

      @Kyle Tucker Except Bird and Kd literally have identical fg%’s, 3pt% and ft%’s lol. No one says bird is a top 5 3pt shooter of all time. They’re talking about his all around shooting and skill
      Like being a 50/40/90
      Players, being a great scorer from all 3 levels, etc.

    • purpl3grape studios
      purpl3grape studios 11 miesięcy temu

      @michael scoggins That is true. Also unrelated, but I'm 7'2", and I can confidently say that it is definitely NOT an ideal height.

  • Thompson Family
    Thompson Family 2 miesięcy temu

    How can he still jump like this if he is 50 something years old

  • Dean Adomaitis
    Dean Adomaitis 2 miesięcy temu

    If jordan had stayed he would’ve won he barely played with the team that year he lost in the playoffs

  • derek larner
    derek larner 2 miesięcy temu

    This video is an insult to Bird. If he played in today’s NBA, he could very well have completely different shooting statistics.

  • Andrew
    Andrew 4 miesięcy temu +8

    I would argue on the Bird one that the degree of difficulty on his shots has only one rival, Steph. If Bird was just a spot up in the corner type of 3 point shooter in today's game then his percentage would be higher and s mentioned in the video, if he took 7 threes a night his 3PM number would be higher as well

    • Keith Nowak
      Keith Nowak 29 dni temu

      Yeah. Bird was all over the floor. He didn't just look for 3's to get on Tik Tok

    NOYCE Rok temu +646

    Jxmy's 13 minutes videos feels like 3 minutes because of how good it is. I could do an hour long episode each time!

    • Omnika ras
      Omnika ras Rok temu

      Only for fans over 18 years old BEAUTIFULGIRLS.SITE 👈
      tricks I do not know
      Megan: "Hotter"
      Hopi: "Sweeter"
      Joonie: "Cooler"
      Yoongi: "Butter
      So with toy and his tricks, do not read it to him that he writes well mamon there are only to laugh for a while and not be sad and stressed because of the hard life that is lived today.
      Köz karaş: '' Taŋ kaldım ''
      Erinder: '' Sezimdüü ''
      Jılmayuu: '' Tattuuraak ''
      Dene: '' Muzdak ''
      Jizn, kak krasivaya melodiya, tolko pesni pereputalis.
      Aç köz arstan
      Bul ukmuştuuday ısık kün bolçu, jana arstan abdan açka bolgon.
      Uyunan çıgıp, tigi jer-jerdi izdedi. Al kiçinekey koyondu wins taba algan. Al bir az oylonboy koyondu karmadı. '' Bul koyon menin kursagımdı toyguza albayt '' dep oylodu arstan.
      Arstan koyondu öltüröyün dep jatkanda, bir kiyik tigi tarapka çurkadı. Arstan aç köz bolup kaldı. Kiçine koyondu emes, çoŋ kiyikti jegen jakşı dep oylodu. # 垃圾
      They are one of the best concerts, you can not go but just seeing them from the screen, I know it was surprising

    • Gerson Argueta
      Gerson Argueta Rok temu +2

      Bruh I didn’t notice it was 13min long until I saw your comment. That’s how entertaining Jxmy’s videos are lol

    • Mike Smith
      Mike Smith Rok temu +2

      hell, even 45 mins twice a week

    • NOYCE
      NOYCE Rok temu +4

      @Rex W Comment

    • Rebin Neichalani
      Rebin Neichalani Rok temu +2


  • VampireYoshi
    VampireYoshi Miesiąc temu

    I and mine never believed he defied the laws of physics. We believed he redefined what was known to be possible, which has incidentally never been seen since. In related news, Secretariat also did not defy the laws of physics, during the 1973 Belmont Stakes; but he redefined what was known to be possible.

  • Ken D
    Ken D 7 miesięcy temu +7

    I saw the name "Johnny Dawkins" and it sure brings back memories of him at Duke vs. Mark Price...Price was a PG and Dawkins was a shooting guard that couldn't shoot from outside but was more like an Allen Iverson-lite in that he was sooo quick, he got his buckets with the penetration moves instead of outside shooting. I remember at Duke, right before the first-half buzzer, he had a breakaway of sorts w/only one defender. He went up over him - at 6'1" - and did a reverse jam on him so I could totally see him in a slam-dunk contest.
    MJ and Dominique Wilkins were the best 'dunkers' in history IMO, but there sure were a lot of really good ones...

  • Fluteraci
    Fluteraci Miesiąc temu

    Y'all come up with the dumbest s*** give the man his flowers he just the greatest (GOAT)

  • frkkz
    frkkz 7 miesięcy temu +9

    Bulls 94 were pretty good and Grant was still there. Add MJ to that team and I think they have a good chance.
    If Bulls 95 end up being the roster it was back then, I dont see the bulls winning it all either. But I can speculate that had the Bulls gotten a ring in 94 and with MJ still being there, they could have managed to sign a better PF and build a better roster overall.

    • Ax Reacts
      Ax Reacts 5 miesięcy temu +4

      If they had any idea MJ would return that 95 season, they would have shored up the PF position during the season. To claim otherwise is just misleading.

  • Hungrybox
    Hungrybox Rok temu +51

    Awesome videos Jxmy, helps me learn a bunch and super easy to watch + entertaining. Subbed for life

    • Leonz
      Leonz 11 miesięcy temu +2

      Would you said that jigglypuff is the giannis of smash?

    • I don’t get it
      I don’t get it Rok temu


    • Christopher Austin
      Christopher Austin Rok temu

      Damn, finding HBox on a Jxmy video what the heck

    • Dylan Norman
      Dylan Norman Rok temu +4

      Didn't expect to see hbox here but hey, that's awesome, hbox is a jxmy fan!

    • Omnika ras
      Omnika ras Rok temu

      Only for fans over 18 years old BEAUTIFULGIRLS.SITE 👈
      tricks I do not know
      Megan: "Hotter"
      Hopi: "Sweeter"
      Joonie: "Cooler"
      Yoongi: "Butter
      So with toy and his tricks, do not read it to him that he writes well mamon there are only to laugh for a while and not be sad and stressed because of the hard life that is lived today.
      Köz karaş: '' Taŋ kaldım ''
      Erinder: '' Sezimdüü ''
      Jılmayuu: '' Tattuuraak ''
      Dene: '' Muzdak ''
      Jizn, kak krasivaya melodiya, tolko pesni pereputalis.
      Aç köz arstan
      Bul ukmuştuuday ısık kün bolçu, jana arstan abdan açka bolgon.
      Uyunan çıgıp, tigi jer-jerdi izdedi. Al kiçinekey koyondu wins taba algan. Al bir az oylonboy koyondu karmadı. '' Bul koyon menin kursagımdı toyguza albayt '' dep oylodu arstan.
      Arstan koyondu öltüröyün dep jatkanda, bir kiyik tigi tarapka çurkadı. Arstan aç köz bolup kaldı. Kiçine koyondu emes, çoŋ kiyikti jegen jakşı dep oylodu. # 垃圾
      They are one of the best concerts, you can not go but just seeing them from the screen, I know it was surprising

  • Sirr Vickx
    Sirr Vickx 2 miesięcy temu

    The claim this creator makes stating that you have to be tall to play in the NBA is a blatant uninformed asinine false statement.

  • PhatLvis
    PhatLvis 4 miesięcy temu +5

    "Hang time" has never meant "time spent paused in mid-air;" it has always been well-understood to mean simply how long a person jumping stays in the the air - from the moment his toe leaves earth to moment in lands.

    • Max Villa
      Max Villa 2 miesięcy temu

      Like are R Kelly🍻😈

    • Chemicalkinetics
      Chemicalkinetics 4 miesięcy temu

      Yes, it does. Some people used to say Jordan can hang it the air. It does not mean he can jump higher. It means people believe he can float somehow.

  • Dana Benjamin
    Dana Benjamin 2 miesięcy temu +1

    Still give me mj's hangtime,hang time,for threes and Jordan was rusty his whole return season.

  • Tony Pierce
    Tony Pierce 5 miesięcy temu +12

    Can a person actually be suspended in mid-air? No, but the initial height of MJ’s vertical leap is what gave him the competitive edge over all his opponents.💪🏾🧠

  • Rasta John Man
    Rasta John Man 7 miesięcy temu +13

    I got into basketball in 2019 and discovered ur vids prob 6 months later when I was watching highlights. It’s thanks to you I can actually hold a conversation with my basketball nerd friends now and actually understand what they talk about. Good stuff brother

    • Rasta John Man
      Rasta John Man 4 miesięcy temu

      @Hunter windle yeah my friends for sure could prob tell you stats of every teams superstar back until the early 2000’s prob lmao

    • Hunter windle
      Hunter windle 4 miesięcy temu

      @jo lacrasse nah i was talking about his friends

    • Rasta John Man
      Rasta John Man 4 miesięcy temu

      @jo lacrasse yeah Joe is right he giving me too much credit, I have a basic knowledge of the rules and only really know a lot about the Celtics since I grew up a Boston sports fan. Definitely couldn’t even give you the actual names of every team in the NBA think I could name a good amount maybe?

    • jo lacrasse
      jo lacrasse 4 miesięcy temu

      @Hunter windle youre too generous toward him, saying he knows all the players...
      All he wanted is being able to hold a conversation with his nerd friends... sad

    • Hunter windle
      Hunter windle 4 miesięcy temu

      Ong bro. there's a difference between being good at basketball and knowing every player and every thing that has happened in NBA history

  • mrgrandprix fourspeed

    Another great video and very well done. I just want to remind the audience that Bird growing up never had a 3 point line in high school or college and the line was new in the NBA in Bird's rookie season. Bird's first coach, as well as many other coaches at the time discouraged the 3 point shot. Bird even admitted that he did not practice the 3 point shot until just before the 3 point shoot out at the all star game. I would have loved to see Bird in todays era!!

  • Bryan Tav
    Bryan Tav 6 miesięcy temu +1

    Michael might have scored more on his late return but numbers don’t show how Michael presence during an entire season effects the entire performance of a championship level team. As well that his stats in the second three peat don’t matter as much since the offense was significantly decentralized from Jordan with the triangle offense which significantly improved his game as a team member

  • F Jeezy
    F Jeezy 2 miesięcy temu +6

    If you’ve never sat up close during an NBA or even NCAA game, you can’t truly grasp how big these dudes really are. The TV doesn’t do them justice.
    And it’s not just height, I remember seeing Stephon Marbury back in the day...his calf muscles straight up looked like right triangles😂😂

    • Alex Nather
      Alex Nather 2 miesięcy temu

      Yes some of the best athletes in the world that safe tall as hell

  • Theard Pierre
    Theard Pierre Rok temu +520

    "When a player reaches a level of greatness, he becomes the man, the myth , the legend. You just gotta know which is which" Jimmy what a BAR

    • Omnika ras
      Omnika ras Rok temu

      Only for fans over 18 years old BEAUTIFULGIRLS.SITE 👈
      tricks I do not know
      Megan: "Hotter"
      Hopi: "Sweeter"
      Joonie: "Cooler"
      Yoongi: "Butter
      So with toy and his tricks, do not read it to him that he writes well mamon there are only to laugh for a while and not be sad and stressed because of the hard life that is lived today.
      Köz karaş: '' Taŋ kaldım ''
      Erinder: '' Sezimdüü ''
      Jılmayuu: '' Tattuuraak ''
      Dene: '' Muzdak ''
      Jizn, kak krasivaya melodiya, tolko pesni pereputalis.
      Aç köz arstan
      Bul ukmuştuuday ısık kün bolçu, jana arstan abdan açka bolgon.
      Uyunan çıgıp, tigi jer-jerdi izdedi. Al kiçinekey koyondu wins taba algan. Al bir az oylonboy koyondu karmadı. '' Bul koyon menin kursagımdı toyguza albayt '' dep oylodu arstan.
      Arstan koyondu öltüröyün dep jatkanda, bir kiyik tigi tarapka çurkadı. Arstan aç köz bolup kaldı. Kiçine koyondu emes, çoŋ kiyikti jegen jakşı dep oylodu. # 垃圾
      They are one of the best concerts, you can not go but just seeing them from the screen, I know it was surprising

    • Gernhard Zwischenknüppeln
      Gernhard Zwischenknüppeln Rok temu +1

      honestly, I was amazed. couldnt think about anything than how good this man scipts his videos

    • N Stratford
      N Stratford Rok temu +4

      @JxmyHighroller You should patent that quote/saying Jimmy. Like NOW bro!! If that's possible in the US, everything seems possible I'm the US.

    • Mageic
      Mageic Rok temu +3

      THE MAN
      THE MYTH

    • Kelly Roberts
      Kelly Roberts Rok temu

      What a bar indeed

  • Roman
    Roman 7 miesięcy temu +2

    Love your videos and how well researched they are! Question: Can anyone recommend a similar channel like this but for the NHL? Danke from Germany

  • Doug Dickason
    Doug Dickason 9 miesięcy temu +2

    The three point line was moved in too. When Bird played it was at it's longest distances. That said, Curry I think is still the best. Bird right behind.

  • Blah Blah
    Blah Blah 2 miesięcy temu +1

    Nate Robinson is legend.

  • QuanSu Dude
    QuanSu Dude 7 miesięcy temu +12

    Good stuff. I will say that the 3 point shooting list filled with new players is not indicative of majority of those guys being better shooters than Bird though because defense is sorely missing in today's game and back in the day you would get the hell beat out of you even at the 3 point line.

    • marcos burgos
      marcos burgos 5 miesięcy temu +1

      That just doesnt make any sense at all. Defense has non to do wit 3ps being more used in the game nowadays. Larry was an excellent shooter, it aint a myth, he was great.

    • Gx5
      Gx5 5 miesięcy temu

      I don’t think plumbers played better defense than todays athlete. There’s so much more competition in todays league it’s not even funny.

  • Ashley Marsh
    Ashley Marsh Miesiąc temu

    He still dunked it from the free throw line

    • Winter Truncheon
      Winter Truncheon Miesiąc temu

      Zach Lavine did a between the legs and windmill from the FT line. This MJ's dunk is overrated. James White's 2 handed FT line dunk is even much better than this.

  • OrangeSodaKing
    OrangeSodaKing 9 miesięcy temu +4

    Awesome video! I love your content. People forget the Bulls lost Horace Grant TO the Magic, and had no inside threat against both Shaq and Grant. Of course they can’t get past that. And yeah, as you said, that’s the same reason they also wouldn’t have gotten through Rockets or Knicks in 94 or 95. And that’s nothing against MJ.

  • Ninja Crumb
    Ninja Crumb 2 miesięcy temu +1

    Anyone gaining 15lbs of muscle on their off-season is on PEDs fo`sure.

  • Tyki Palmer
    Tyki Palmer 2 miesięcy temu

    Wilt would dunk his free throws. No running or stepping on the free throw line.

  • ThrakazogZ
    ThrakazogZ Miesiąc temu +9

    Spud Web's performance at the 1986 Dunk Contest looked like it practically defied physics.

    • T Boggs
      T Boggs 25 dni temu

      That's literally what jumping is

    • Franz Jones
      Franz Jones 29 dni temu

      ⭐️ interesting to point out that although Spud Webbs dunks were impressive af, Jordan actually had a higher recorded vert... Spud Webbs vert was @45" and Jordan's vert was a full 48" in his prime... crazy huh..?

  • Joris Zijlstra
    Joris Zijlstra 2 miesięcy temu +1

    Isaac Newton already knew this back in 1665;)

  • J Da Paul
    J Da Paul 8 miesięcy temu

    My take is, if MJ never retired, Horace Grant would've never left for Orlando. Even if he did choose to leave, bigs on the Bulls roster would've been modified.

  • Cory Kutz
    Cory Kutz 5 miesięcy temu

    The counter to the final mj one is who would have replaced Oakley and maybe Oakley would’ve come back had Jordan still been there. As you said they replaced him with rodman so its fair to say oakley or another option would’ve been intrigued by playing with Jordan had he not retired so you cant say they would’ve still had those big men problems

  • calvin
    calvin Rok temu +493

    I’m 6 foot 3 and got asked all my life why I didn’t play basketball since I’m “so tall” - I then would point out how tiny Steve Nash looked on the court and would tell people I’m the same height as him…but I moved like I was shaq.

    • cefb
      cefb 7 miesięcy temu

      Yeah people always think this about football too, oh he's big, he can play football. You really don't have to be physically tall to play football, but to play basketball you basically HAVE to be tall. You look at the secondary in football they are all 5-10' to 6'1.

    • billy d.
      billy d. 8 miesięcy temu

      @Bryan Chandler I'm sorry man I couldn't resist but you do have to admit you did kinda leave the door open for that one lol!

    • billy d.
      billy d. 8 miesięcy temu

      @Bryan Chandler ass endurance? I dont think I want to know what kind of training it took to develop this. jk

    • Robert Headley
      Robert Headley 11 miesięcy temu

      @Gee Because 1 out 3 7 footers do so it's a reasonable assumption

    • purpl3grape studios
      purpl3grape studios 11 miesięcy temu

      I've had a lot of knee injuries over the years. Being 7'2" is definitely NOT an ideal height.

  • Daniel Oceans
    Daniel Oceans 5 miesięcy temu +5

    MJ dribbling in for that free throw dunk and not running it in like a RB is simply amazing. He actually jump at the line too. Man can fly a little

    • Marty Mcfly
      Marty Mcfly Miesiąc temu

      That dunk was mid asf 😂

    • tinky0485
      tinky0485 4 miesięcy temu +1

      What you mean a little

  • Matt Franklin
    Matt Franklin Miesiąc temu +5

    There are other forces at work in that Bulls myth. If Jordan sticks around, does Horace Grant leave? If he’s there all season, does Phil figure out a way to cover their deficiencies? Who knows. The “what if”game is fun, and there’s no way to say definitively if they would have won 2 more or not.

  • Kamori
    Kamori 8 miesięcy temu +1

    I gave up on basketball after middle school, in middle school I was 5' 8" so I was taller than most of my classmates. I played on an intermural basketball team where the only person taller than me was out center at 5' 11". I hoped I would get a big growth spurt throughout highschool, but only ended up gaining 2 more inches and a lot of weight. Granted covid started junior year and I am still trying to burn off the covid weight, I'm comfortable for my height and I can do well in street ball, but anything above that and I can't compete. Though I have massive shoulders and a decent wingspan, but small hands combined with the weight don't help, used to play in post with my friend and then he ended up being 6' 3". P.S the guy who was 5' 11" ended up being 6' 2" and switched from basketball to baseball.

    • Tommy Hofer
      Tommy Hofer 2 miesięcy temu

      you only grew 2 inches after middle school?? One of my closest longtime friends is probably gonna end up being 5-6 inches taller than at the end of middle school

  • Jordan goat
    Jordan goat Miesiąc temu

    Doesn’t matter what the science says mj did float

  • Sara hot babe
    Sara hot babe Rok temu +480

    Can I just say, this dude puts some of the highest quality content on PLclip, consistently ?
    Not even just about basketball. Just content period. Never disappoints

    • I don’t get it
      I don’t get it Rok temu

      @Argus Eyed I respect Jxmy’s opinions but people watch his videos and think his word is law without actually knowing anything about the nba.

    • Omnika ras
      Omnika ras Rok temu

      Only for fans over 18 years old BEAUTIFULGIRLS.SITE 👈
      tricks I do not know
      Megan: "Hotter"
      Hopi: "Sweeter"
      Joonie: "Cooler"
      Yoongi: "Butter
      So with toy and his tricks, do not read it to him that he writes well mamon there are only to laugh for a while and not be sad and stressed because of the hard life that is lived today.
      Köz karaş: '' Taŋ kaldım ''
      Erinder: '' Sezimdüü ''
      Jılmayuu: '' Tattuuraak ''
      Dene: '' Muzdak ''
      Jizn, kak krasivaya melodiya, tolko pesni pereputalis.
      Aç köz arstan
      Bul ukmuştuuday ısık kün bolçu, jana arstan abdan açka bolgon.
      Uyunan çıgıp, tigi jer-jerdi izdedi. Al kiçinekey koyondu wins taba algan. Al bir az oylonboy koyondu karmadı. '' Bul koyon menin kursagımdı toyguza albayt '' dep oylodu arstan.
      Arstan koyondu öltüröyün dep jatkanda, bir kiyik tigi tarapka çurkadı. Arstan aç köz bolup kaldı. Kiçine koyondu emes, çoŋ kiyikti jegen jakşı dep oylodu. # 垃圾
      They are one of the best concerts, you can not go but just seeing them from the screen, I know it was surprising

    • Argus Eyed
      Argus Eyed Rok temu +2

      Dude is constantly selling half truths and people fall for it cause they cant argue stats.

    • Pablo Bonete
      Pablo Bonete Rok temu

      You’re right my friend. If I ever start creating content (no matter the topic) I would study Jimmy’s channel and style

    • ᴋɪɴɢᴊᴀsᴋᴏ
  • Raffaela Artuso
    Raffaela Artuso Miesiąc temu +1

    What do you mean by the cover its not Jordan dunk?

  • Patrick OConnor
    Patrick OConnor 5 miesięcy temu +2

    as much as hangtime is a myth, the fact that someone can still have that much calmness before that much of takeoff, is actually nuts

  • ktbeatty
    ktbeatty 7 miesięcy temu

    Can’t say I agree with you completely on all the “myths,” but I truly appreciate that within the video you directly counter the most likely,
    and obvious, arguments. Few ever bother do that.

  • quban79
    quban79 2 miesięcy temu +1

    So much click bait, well played.. but seriously did anyone legitimately believe hang time was a thing??

  • GoodRebelMusic
    GoodRebelMusic 11 miesięcy temu +588

    I'm so confused. For 40 years, I always thought hang time was universally understood to mean time spent off the ground. Had I misunderstood it this whole time? Does it, as this video claims, mean to sustain the peak elevation of the jump over time? It's hard to believe everyone believed Jordan broke the laws of physics.

    • Dru Won
      Dru Won 5 miesięcy temu

      You're saying the definition of hangtime in basketball has always just been equivalent to vertical height and length of jump ? Thats not how most people have always viewed hangtime or it never wouldve been called hangtime ...
      For most it's always meant what SEEMS like the ability to stay in the air longer compared to someone with similar jumping capabilities. Even when most of us know it's an illusion with other factors involved. Jordan for instance could do things in the air that most players with similar jumping ability couldn't which is why people have always said "hanging in the air"

    • Andre White
      Andre White 6 miesięcy temu

      @Tom Brouillard haha always one smart ass in the comments

    • Andre White
      Andre White 6 miesięcy temu

      You were right, there isn't a belief. That is exactly what it is.

    • TheAce
      TheAce 6 miesięcy temu

      @Soothing Moments Jordan would also make his movements very slight in mid air, almost like he was posing, creating the illusion that more time had passed.

    • Jacob See
      Jacob See 6 miesięcy temu

      @GoodRebelMusic well, the curvature of the earth is the only thing that could possibly add any amount of hangtime to a jump (unless they have some way to fly or float momentarily) lol I mean if you shoot a bullet from your gun and drop a different bullet at the exact same time, both of the bullets are gonna hit the ground at the exact same time. Having the same amount of hang time. (The earth curves an incredibly small amount constantly since it's a circle. So I guess there might be some incredibly tiny increment of time that the curvature of the earth would add to the amount of hang time. However, that amount would be negligible, and is ignored.)

  • Chris Hatfield
    Chris Hatfield 4 dni temu

    Love what you do bro!!! how bout a video on how bad the refs are these days.Just fucking crazy. Also a vid on how every single game now has crazy endings. Every game almost. Goes back to refs i guess. Calling fouls to keep the game close.

  • Boogie Fever
    Boogie Fever 2 miesięcy temu

    You're comparing a ordinary athlete abilities,to da extra ordinary athlete,in MJ? Bruh,we're all not created equal. We're created with diff gifts & abilities. Da ability to shift your weight or momentum in mid air to affect gravity, that'll give you split seconds longer hangtime is real. I've personally witnessed this done before. And Believe or not,I've done it before In my youth🤷🏾‍♂️.
    And Bird is top 3pt shooter ever,isn't just because of volume & percentage. It's cause he's gr8 at hitting them in pressure/clutch moments. Sometimes when things are too good to be true,Sometimes it is true.👍🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  • Bert Demeulemeester
    Bert Demeulemeester 4 miesięcy temu

    MJ got most of his additional hang time because he shifts his weight mid-flight. The overall mass will always follow a curve but he brought his arms down and up in every jump in order to change his center of gravity

  • inefekt69
    inefekt69 Miesiąc temu

    Not having Grant was a huge part of that series vs Magic, you even mentioned it yourself. But if MJ doesn't retire, likely Grant stays with the Bulls which is a whole different story...

  • Nick1994H
    Nick1994H Rok temu +159

    As a numbers guy, I can't ever get enough of your vids. The charts and everything you do to explain yourself just blow my mind. Thanks for what you do

    • Minoth Kariyawasam
      Minoth Kariyawasam Rok temu +1

      I get so annoyed when he exaggerates them by not starting the scale from 0 😂

    • chess lover
      chess lover Rok temu

      plclip.com/video/xJ3BtbjlA1E/wideo.html Steph Curry is a legend among men

    • Rohan Shaik
      Rohan Shaik Rok temu +1

      He’s a genius with numbers bro I love it

  • guard0544
    guard0544 7 miesięcy temu +1

    Jordan was only back for the final 17 games that season after the first retirement. Obviously his team would have benefited greatly if he had played with them the full season and had time to better mesh.

    • hinika
      hinika 5 miesięcy temu

      Exactly. While I don't believe the Bulls were winning eight straight either (winner's fatigue and what not), using the Bulls losing to the Magic in 95 as proof of the "eight straight legend" being a myth lacks serious context. After losing Grant (free agency), Cartwright (traded), and Paxon (retired), the Bulls struggled in the regular season before Jordan's return. When he did return, he only played 17 games and the Bulls were able to make the playoffs as a fifth seed. No one should have realistically expected them to win it all. Yes the Bulls lost at the end of the day, but that take wasn't it from Jimmy.

  • Christopher Salguero
    Christopher Salguero 5 miesięcy temu +2

    Well you would be right about the bulls not being able to go 8 in a row, however if Jordan never left the bulls would make the necessary moves that year to make sure they can win again just like you said they did the season after losing to the magic. So although you did a good job explaining that whole spiel, you could’ve done a GREAT job if you use ALL the context of the situation that occurred

  • Andy Adams
    Andy Adams 6 miesięcy temu +1

    Bro, I’m keeping it real, as a kid even I’ve NEVER ONCE THOUGHT that anyone could literally be suspended in air at their peak for a period of time… that’s never been the narrative… lol

  • Он же Гоша
    Он же Гоша 5 miesięcy temu

    Круто, я вроде бы раньше много чего смотрел про Чикаго 90-х, и даже в те годы смотрел финалы. Но впервые реально обратил внимание, благодаря автору этого видео, на реальные причины проигрыша Чикаго Орландо. Спасибо за видео!

    STROW Rok temu +294

    "You can't beat the laws of physics"
    Mj: " And I took that personally"

  • vasjaforutube1
    vasjaforutube1 7 miesięcy temu +8

    Huge props to Lonzo Ball for drastically improving his shot not only through 1 offseason, but throughout every single season of his career.

  • Yuh
    Yuh 9 miesięcy temu

    For Michael's comeback playoffs his strength and endurance wasn't there for defense, so he would regularly be burnt out by the 4th

  • AdlockHungry
    AdlockHungry 9 miesięcy temu +2

    Did most people really believe hang time was real? I always thought it was just a figure of speech we used to talk about the appearance of it from the deceleration of upward motion to the point it changes to acceleration back down.

  • cefb
    cefb 7 miesięcy temu

    Also something that is not mentioned with MJ was he had never played with anyone but Pippen on that team. I think there's a solid chance they beat the Magic if they had a full camp and season to go along with it with MJ.

  • clint
    clint 27 dni temu

    I always thought that hang time just referred to how long they were in the air. They use the phrase hang time for kickoffs and punts as well.

  • Mels
    Mels 8 miesięcy temu

    “And Michael Jordan came in 2nd and he took that personally” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Belch Bat
    Belch Bat 2 miesięcy temu +5

    “This is what an average guy would look like in the league” :shows Nate Robinson obliterating the rim

  • Dolaski
    Dolaski 7 miesięcy temu

    Thank you for a realistic point of view on the league!

  • manb4war
    manb4war 5 miesięcy temu +2

    This is my first time hearing people actually believed Michael Jordan possessed some magical ability to float in the air. As kids, we always understood that what MJ had was a serious vertical which allowed him to pull off some crazy shots in mid-air. Think of a person who peforms the long jump the higher they jump the farther they travel

    • J.P. Simen☆
      J.P. Simen☆ 5 miesięcy temu

      Zach Lavines free throw dunk looks good.

    • J.P. Simen☆
      J.P. Simen☆ 5 miesięcy temu

      @Robocop but they look like shit doing it.

    • J.P. Simen☆
      J.P. Simen☆ 5 miesięcy temu

      He did possess magical abilities.

    • Robocop
      Robocop 5 miesięcy temu

      Yet how many players can dunk with ease from the FT line?

  • Francisco Cepeda
    Francisco Cepeda 5 miesięcy temu

    I knew about the “hang time” . The free throw line dunk was done by Dr. J before MJ there you go. In the end there will NEVER be the player in any sports when compared to his/her counterparts respectively since everyone brings something different but the media loves to talk

  • Randall Jacobson
    Randall Jacobson 7 miesięcy temu

    Jimmy’s episodes are better to watch than most NBA games

  • Mark Cruz
    Mark Cruz 7 miesięcy temu

    I think one of the reasons they acquired Rodman was to handle big men like Shaq. If Jordan never retired they would have just acquired Rodman earlier

  • Rich M
    Rich M Rok temu +113

    Much respect to MJ and The Bulls always. Houston fan for 35 years however, so I really appreciate this! Thanks JXMY!

    • kizznillroy07
      kizznillroy07 Rok temu +2

      @Ron Harris Not to mention they did it as the 6th seed the second year.

    • Ron Harris
      Ron Harris Rok temu +9

      The frustrating part is you hear people say Hakeem was lucky Jordan retired, when reality is that for those two years Dreem was a dominant as anyone I have ever seen on the court. Jordan is Jordan and for sure has goat status, but let us not pretend that everyone who played why he was retired don't count, especially Houston who won back-to-back, that is a difficult task and IMO proves you were not just some fluke

  • Maz
    Maz 5 miesięcy temu

    And also MJ had 2 CRUICAL series swinging errors in the final minutes that sealed the deal for Orlando. It's not just points and numbers, it's bball IQ which was in need of refreshing.

  • Relax And Sleep
    Relax And Sleep 5 miesięcy temu +6

    Hang time never meant you could actually pause in the air. It was just an expression used to say "wow that player can jump really high it seems like he's floating." But nobody actually thought he was floating. Apparently everybody but this guy knew that.

  • Verdict g
    Verdict g 8 miesięcy temu +1

    I will make a note that the current 3 pt line is further in than when Bird played. Hence it is easier to shoot a 3pter in today's NBA than in Bird's day.

  • cyril
    cyril 5 miesięcy temu

    great video, I would add regarding Bird, that his 3pts% was 32% during playoff!!

  • Dean Williams
    Dean Williams Miesiąc temu +1

    What gives Jordan the "hang time" was his vertical. He would jump higher than his peers and players around him would jump and land before Jordan landed. AIR Jordan GOAT

  • Faustino Lagunas
    Faustino Lagunas 5 miesięcy temu

    I think you answer your theory or debunk the myths but, Larry Bird is definitely a top 3 pointer bc stats are great but it doesn't tell the whole story, there's a differences between clutch shooter and one who chokes. Another thing also , did you watched the hang time shot Jordan did against the New Jersey Nets ( Sam Bowie in awe on the bench) lay up?? btw love your channel

  • Dave Green
    Dave Green 19 dni temu

    Life long Bulls fan from before Jordan and you're right about the Bulls in 95. After Grant left they needed Rodman and I wouldn't count out some of the bench moves they made as well after their loss to Orlando. I would also credit Rodman as being the MVP of the 96 finals against Seattle. Hard to do if you're not a leading scorer and especially on the same team as Jordan, but in that series, he deserved it. No criticism of the rest of the Bulls, but they lacked that one key element and Rodman gave it to them. Once he joined there was no hope for the rest of the league.

  • topnotch3232
    topnotch3232 6 miesięcy temu

    I’m so glad jimmy made the point about these videos of players making 8-15 shots in a row not being very impressive. Anybody who played basketball at a varsity or higher level understands this. Even good HIGH SCHOOL players make damn near every shot they put up when they’re just shooting around. I’m not talking about 5 star recruits going to UCLA after they graduate, I’m talking about unranked nobodies that are going to in n out after they graduate lol. Any solid basketball player that has a good jumper knocks down like 80 percent of their shoot around jump shots. I could literally go into the gym today, literally a nobody, and get a video of me making 10+ wide open 3s in a row, let alone NBA PLAYERS lol. Making jump shots and getting buckets are two different things.

  • RemyKingKen
    RemyKingKen Rok temu +189

    It’s about time someone shows Klay the respect he deserves. The things I’ve seen him do in regards of shooting can only be compared to steph and dame, respectfully

    • RemyKingKen
      RemyKingKen Rok temu

      @Melcavic42 degree of difficulty counts whe your comparing similar play styles, when your consistently MAKING harder shots it should be noted. But you completely ignored the fact that he’s consistently scoring 3’s at a higher volume. Plus the actual skill of shooting has levels. Have you never played before? A stand still catch and shoot 3 is infinitely easier than running off of a screen, or even off the dribble, which he’s great at. And since you mentioned AI(a different type of player entirely, I’d like to compare him with someone with a similar play style) Jamal Crawford never had the same touch as ai, and was never a better player, but the degree of difficulty of his shots were even more impressive than AI’s. J crossover was the better SHOOTER and that shows with Jamal leading the all time leaderboards with 4point plays.

    • Melcavic42
      Melcavic42 Rok temu

      @Bryan Chandler even at the youth level and up as recently as the 90s taking a three, especially contested 3 was considered a bad shot and even selfish in a way. Ask this analytics stuff and odds of winning math did not come out till fairly recently and then even that took some years to fully implement. Now teams literally play 5 wings and no center its wild how much sports have all changed in favor of offense and more risk taking. More teams going for 4th downs like some kids knew going back to madden but took the NFL another 2 decades to have less punts. Harden makes sense because he was the main shooter on a 5 wing team and was launching 3s by the dozen per game lol. Sheesh honestly watching 5 guys basically stand there, no pick and roll, just wait for your turn to chuck a three was the most boring 3 years ever. Then in the playoffs it proved it's not really how you won when guys are playing harder, less fouls are called.

    • Melcavic42
      Melcavic42 Rok temu

      @RemyKingKen this isn't gymnastics bro, degree of difficulty points are not added in to your shooting %. It's possible that having a better team around you would give you better shots per night and your % would increase but that's totally a hypothetical. I was gigantic Iverson fan dude played threw more pain and daily grind injury cause of his play style but often by the end of the night he was 13/35 to get his 33 points with foul shots. He had some great teams around him but his shooting% never got better in only using that as an example of a great player that i know pretty well who was a volume shooter with better teams than dame has but it didn't help his shooting%. Not comparing their shooting ability.

    • Bryan Chandler
      Bryan Chandler Rok temu +1

      @Melcavic42 honestly the thing about harden that blows my mind is that he's number fourth on all time three-point makes like what the fuck?

    • Nelson Ortiz
      Nelson Ortiz Rok temu +1

      Dude imagine if he would of never got hurt and missed almost 3 seasons. That's at least 500 3pointers he would of had to add to his stats. The way these guys are shooting they all are going to pass REGGIE MILLER CAREER TOTAL 3POINTS MADE IN HALF THE SEASONS IT TOOK HIM THATS JUST INSANE