Jersey sales have really started to have a life of its own this past decade and I think it's a reliable metric on how popular a player really is (or how bandwagon-y fans really are, depending on how you look at it). Here are the top 10 best-selling jerseys that you can find in Amazon:
1.) Jordan #23 Black Retro Basketball Jersey
Michael Jordan's jersey at the top of the list? Not an inch of surprise there.
This jersey sold by RAAVIN is priced at a little less than $30 so from that Read More
Superstars dropping huge stat lines on a nightly basis are common occurrences in the NBA not only today but going two, three, or even four decades back. The league did not record blocks until 1973-74 so many of George Mikan's or Bill Russell's or Wilt Chamberlain's big stat lines were lost. Nevertheless, we are still left with some of the best fantasy basketball seasons ever starting with some old school stuff.
1.) Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-1962
Back when the NBA only records points, Read More
The NBA Finals Game 5 has been a roller coaster of emotions. With two minutes and change left, it looks like Toronto is on its way to take home the Larry O'Brien trophy before Steph Curry happened. And early in the game, Kevin Durant will be missing the rest of the Finals plus many more months after that when he suffered an Achilles injury.
That said, let's take a look at some of stats and facts from the NBA Finals Game 5:
1.) All about KD
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Kevin Durant got one Read More
Game 3 of the NBA Finals is upon us and it looks like we are going to see a tug-of-war for the Larry O'Brien trophy from hereon out.
From what transpired in Game 2, Toronto have played well enough to give them a shot but Golden State simply used one quarter of immaculate basketball and then hold on the rest of the way.
That said, adjustments will be made from both sides to increase their chances of wrangling the series away from the other. We will probably see more of what worked in Game 2 Read More
2.) The Warriors are basically trash without Steph Curry.
If you can't read graphs or have problems reading them, the Warriors are +4131 with Steph Curry on the court in the last five years while a -447 with him riding the bench.
3.) Steph Making History... Again
With 5 minutes and 16 seconds left in the first quarter, Steph Curry hit a three-pointer to mark his 100th Read More
1.) Steve Kerr's win percentage in five seasons:
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That's 78.5%. In an 82-game season, that's 64-18. To put that into perspective, the Milwaukee Bucks had the NBA's best record this season with "only" 60-22.
His playoff record over that span is 63-20, or a 76% win percentage, which is just CRAZY!
2.) ECF struggles
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The Eastern Conference Finals is giving us some pretty good basketball but it can't be denied that some key players Read More
Game 1 of the Conference Finals in both the East and West has gone underway and we present you some of the most insane stats in the Toronto-Milwaukee series.
1.) Brook Lopez
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Brook Lopez was the high-point man for the Bucks in Game 1 with 29 points along with 11 rebounds, two assists, and four blocks. Before his current stop in Milwaukee, he has played one season for the Lakers as part of the D'Angelo Russell trade.
Speaking of the Lakers, Lopez has Read More
1.) Steph's three-point shooting.
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SC30 is the greatest shooter of all time bar none but the Rockets have been doing a pretty good job taking his ultimate weapon. He has missed a total of 42 attempts from distance, the most he had over a five-game stretch.
2.) Ben Simmons is shooting 100% from midrange in the Playoffs...
... on one attempt.
3.) Hey, that looked like James Harden's chart shot in the last 8:30 minutes of Game 5 without KD!
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1.) Sixers knocking down their free throws.
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Philly stole one in Toronto in Game 2, 94-89, the first time the team won up north since 2012. One way they did it is by making their free throws, making 24 out of 26 from there.
2.) Raptors still played D.
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Even with the loss, it was the fifth consecutive time that the Raptors held their opponents under 100 points and 42% shooting. Only 11 other teams have done that in the Read More
1.) Trae Young-- The 30-foot Assassin
Shooting threes are all the rage these days but there are some who takes it to another level. One of these is Trae Young, who leads the league in field goals made from at least 30 feet out. The percentages? 24 out of 67 for 35.8%. Nobody else has more than 20.
2.) Rookie Signature Shoes
There have only been NINE rookies with signature shoes so far and that list includes Hakeem Olujawon, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse, Read More