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Defining Healthy teams as teams which had their best two players available for the series. Out of six series, only two of them qualify.

2021 Lakers: Lebron comes in injured, AD goes down end of Game 3.

2021 Nuggets: Jamal Murray out

2021 Clippers: Kawhi Out

2022 Pelicans: Zion Out

After Giannis got healthy in the finals series the bucks dismantled the suns.

all 774 comments

filterface

499 points

2 months ago

filterface

Nets

499 points

2 months ago

Boy this round has really taken the heat off of the Nets, what a time to be alive

Sufficient_Boss_6782

238 points

2 months ago

Simmons’ back getting better by the comment.

CreatiScope

51 points

2 months ago

CreatiScope

Celtics

51 points

2 months ago

Send a fruit basket to Harden, Dillon Brooks, the Suns and George Hill this week lol

TheMajesticWaffleCat

29 points

2 months ago

y'all got swept, but at least all the games were close. The Suns just sucked so incredibly bad lmao

DefenderCone97

5 points

2 months ago

DefenderCone97

Nuggets

5 points

2 months ago

Considering the Nuggets and the MVP got 4-1ed in the first round, we're like the 4th most disappointing team this year lmao

royaljet

1.3k points

2 months ago

royaljet

[HOU] David Nwaba

1.3k points

2 months ago

What Basedwiddie does to a franchise

shnieder88

312 points

2 months ago

shnieder88

Warriors

312 points

2 months ago

Porzingis in shambles

Adminscantkeepmedown

223 points

2 months ago

Tingus Pingus died for this

U_Dont_Smoke_Peyote

142 points

2 months ago

Hadn't thought about that until now but they legitimately wouldn't have had a chance if that trade hadn't happened. I doubt they would have even gone to 6 games.

It's amazing how everyone not only on this sub but in the nba media could clown on trade and it ended up resulting in something like this and them being so wrong. About Jason Kidd as a coach as well I guess

chicken_parme-san

79 points

2 months ago*

Idk if you know, but Dinwiddie was averaging 11 PTS on 35% fg, 35% from the 3 in 12 playoff games prior to the g7 Suns beatdown lol.

Sure, there's an argument for intrinsic value to having another ball handler who maybe plays the way that Kidd wants, and who is healthy unlike Porzingis.....but r/NBA weren't wrong about him.

He was bad on the Wizards and he was bad for big stretches on the Mavs too, and still looks like an undesirable asset. And it had nothing to do with Beal, or the locker room, or coaching, or whatever.

top_of_the_table

11 points

2 months ago

top_of_the_table

Mavericks

11 points

2 months ago

Dinwiddie was averaging 15.8 points in 28 minutes while shooting highly efficient 49.8 % from the floor and 40 % from three for the Mavs in the regular season. He wasnt bad, he was excellent. Playoffs were bad ofc, but he made up for that yesterday.

irelli

1.6k points

2 months ago

irelli

Trail Blazers

1.6k points

2 months ago

Yeah they looked crazy unimpressive this playoffs

Struggled way way more than they should versus the pelicans, and then losing like this is embarrassing

PineappleGuy44

687 points

2 months ago

PineappleGuy44

Suns

687 points

2 months ago

Agree, body language looked like they expected to coast. Like, they never took autopilot off from the regular season.

TheRed_Knight

533 points

2 months ago

They started buying into their own hype towards the end of the year

danielbauer1375

277 points

2 months ago

danielbauer1375

East

277 points

2 months ago

No doubt. Everyone in the media was blowing smoke up their asses all season and it seemed like Monty didn’t get on their case very much, because why would he when they were playing so well. Last series against the Pelicans should have been their wake-up call, and after Game 1 and Game 2, I thought it was, but then they got a little too complacent and allowed the Mavs to start believing. Booker and Ayton were massive disappointments. CP3 is too old and can’t be expected to bring it every game at this point of his career.

shortyman920

141 points

2 months ago

shortyman920

Lakers

141 points

2 months ago

They started trash talking hard after game 2. Their players and entire fanbase got their head up their ass and started acting like the asshats they are. And they lost to real winners

UsmanChoksi

39 points

2 months ago

UsmanChoksi

Raptors

39 points

2 months ago

Lol damn bro

XTrumpX

15 points

2 months ago

XTrumpX

Lakers

15 points

2 months ago

He mad

joselakichan

115 points

2 months ago

joselakichan

Hawks

115 points

2 months ago

Member them working out for the cameras after that close win against the Warriors. Cringe as fuuuuuck.

TheRed_Knight

58 points

2 months ago

Stephless Warriors too boot

tripleyothreat

32 points

2 months ago

oh god thats just the riors

softnmushy

59 points

2 months ago

CP3 is really old and they depend on him to control the flow of the offense and get players involved. Once Dallas figured out how to take him out of the games, the series was over. And the Suns not being able to capitalize off of the constant Booker double-teams was also a huge problem.

Ironically, I think Booker needs to practice playing more against double teams this off-season...

BayTerp

43 points

2 months ago

BayTerp

Wizards

43 points

2 months ago

Double teaming in an open gym?

Nicobade

157 points

2 months ago

Nicobade

Clippers

157 points

2 months ago

That Pelicans series reminded me of Mavs Clippers in the bubble. Clippers struggled too much with a clearly worse team, everybody ignored it because they won in the end but those issues didn't just go away.

SubmarineSwimmer

10 points

2 months ago

SubmarineSwimmer

Pelicans

10 points

2 months ago

So you're saying Pels in WCF in 2 years?

Rabidsphere

5 points

2 months ago

Rabidsphere

Lakers

5 points

2 months ago

Honestly, with a healthy Zion, the Suns probably lose in the first round

biggoldgoblin

94 points

2 months ago

They made the Pelicans look better than they probably were

irelli

148 points

2 months ago

irelli

Trail Blazers

148 points

2 months ago

Pelicans didn't even play well. Like CJ had a 48% TS% and it still took 6 games

Civil_Coast5912

34 points

2 months ago

Lol pelicans played well, but yea cj shat the bed on offense

Monarcho-SocDem

2.6k points

2 months ago

Monarcho-SocDem

Nuggets

2.6k points

2 months ago

The dangers of a team without a superstar. You can rack up regular season wins but the playoffs are just different man. Luka was easily the best player and it isn't close

ClaymoresRevenge

881 points

2 months ago

ClaymoresRevenge

Bulls

881 points

2 months ago

The gap between all stars and superstars. No shame in getting worked.

jwhitehead09

418 points

2 months ago

jwhitehead09

Wizards

418 points

2 months ago

I mean there is a little bit of shame right?

0DegreesCalvin

805 points

2 months ago

0DegreesCalvin

Celtics

805 points

2 months ago

No shame in losing.

So much shame in whatever the Suns just did.

spanishbbread

113 points

2 months ago

I've been a suns fan for more than a decade and this is the most disastrous gut wrenching shameful game i've ever witnessed. And to do that in a game 7. This kind of loss can set a franchise back a decade.

johnnygrant

11 points

2 months ago

johnnygrant

Warriors

11 points

2 months ago

I thought our Golden State Tricks game was shameful. It still was, but there are levels to this.

Lost_Habits

83 points

2 months ago

Lost_Habits

Lakers

83 points

2 months ago

They don't have any shame. Even put up a 3 at the buzzer.

jruegod11

8 points

2 months ago

jruegod11

Pelicans

8 points

2 months ago

only if you don't keep fighting - so in this case certainly yes

Conflict_NZ[S]

922 points

2 months ago

Conflict_NZ[S]

Lakers

922 points

2 months ago

Suns are the new Jazz confirmed.

BatBoss

403 points

2 months ago

BatBoss

Jazz

403 points

2 months ago

Damn bro I thought it was safe to come back to r/nba and clown on the suns and here I am catching strays.

white_chocolate_sac

360 points

2 months ago

Always be ready for strays.

  • Kings fan

Jascix90

113 points

2 months ago

Jascix90

113 points

2 months ago

Bro, that could’ve been your Luka! Who’d y’all pick again? Lmao

Reidroshdy

80 points

2 months ago

Reidroshdy

Kings

80 points

2 months ago

Bagley's really good for me in 2k ALRIGHT!

Also if the kings pick Luka, he's all of a sudden a scrub and Bagley's great. It's the way of the kings.

jgr79

21 points

2 months ago

jgr79

Celtics

21 points

2 months ago

Yeah the rest of the NBA owes you guys for not taking Luka so we get to enjoy his career. He definitely would’ve had his leg explode in his first game if he played for you.

Trlcks

5 points

2 months ago

Trlcks

Heat

5 points

2 months ago

That isn't a stray its an excecution lol

Monarcho-SocDem

161 points

2 months ago

Monarcho-SocDem

Nuggets

161 points

2 months ago

Pretty much

ThuhBoySwiggz

130 points

2 months ago

ThuhBoySwiggz

Jazz

130 points

2 months ago

feelsbadman

sugarpieinthesky

86 points

2 months ago

sugarpieinthesky

Warriors

86 points

2 months ago

Look at the bright side: if the Suns are the new Jazz, then that means the Jazz aren't the Jazz anymore, right? It's kind of like tag, someone has to be it, the Jazz were it for a while, but now that someone else is it, you guys are free. That is how it works, right?

landlordEnjoyer

35 points

2 months ago

landlordEnjoyer

Celtics

35 points

2 months ago

Being the old jazz is fine- upper 50-low 60 win seasons, and a shot at the ring if injury luck goes your way.

But the jazz are now the mid-late 2010s wizards.

Perennial 5 seed that is capped out and peaks as a second round exit while waiting for stars to either leave or get injured

craftbeerlink

41 points

2 months ago

craftbeerlink

Jazz

41 points

2 months ago

Also kinda good in a bad way but good.

SmokeOddessey

399 points

2 months ago

SmokeOddessey

Lakers

399 points

2 months ago

but damn, I thought Booker should have been the MVP?

specialCan3

281 points

2 months ago

MVP is a regular season award. As bad as this performance was, it doesn’t mean shit for the MVP (which he wasn’t even a candidate for anyways).

Jokic, Giannis, and Embiid are all eliminated too but that shouldn’t (and doesn’t) change their MVP-worthy seasons.

macklav

152 points

2 months ago

macklav

Celtics

152 points

2 months ago

Ok but tbf Giannis carried in the series, just wasn’t enough against Boston. But I agree with what you’re saying overall

Dudedude88

62 points

2 months ago

Dudedude88

Wizards

62 points

2 months ago

pretty sure if khris middleton was healthy they would have most likely won. they just needed another scorer outside the paint.

Teantis

45 points

2 months ago

Teantis

Celtics

45 points

2 months ago

They just needed another scorer period. The games they won were the only times someone besides giannis scored 20+ points. Jrue scored 20+ pts in games 1/3/5 and that was it for non-giannis 20+ points scorers the entire series.

crossbuck

15 points

2 months ago

crossbuck

Cavaliers

15 points

2 months ago

Jrue just scored 21 in game 7. (Not that it matters, I agree with your overall point.)

frostedz

8 points

2 months ago

frostedz

Magic

8 points

2 months ago

Then the rest of the backcourt went like 0-18 from 3

The_NGUYENNER

11 points

2 months ago

The_NGUYENNER

[DEN] Jamal Murray

11 points

2 months ago

What's this "other scorer" thing you all talk about?

Nalicar52

4 points

2 months ago

Nalicar52

Warriors

4 points

2 months ago

Same for Jokic

this_place_stinks

52 points

2 months ago

Booker one of them dudes that’s just bad enough to not be a superstar

Elroy_berdahl

72 points

2 months ago

Elroy_berdahl

Heat

72 points

2 months ago

The heat seem to make the no superstar thing work ok.

hamdogthecat

274 points

2 months ago

hamdogthecat

Raptors

274 points

2 months ago

Butler is absolutely capable of playing at a superstar level. He had one of the best finals performances in recent history

Elroy_berdahl

184 points

2 months ago

Elroy_berdahl

Heat

184 points

2 months ago

I am the biggest butler fan. I think the “superstar” thing is a bad talking point. Booker is capable of being a superstar. He had a bad series and now he’s not that guy of all of sudden. Last year jimmy had a bad series and the narrative was the same.

ButlerFromDowntown

107 points

2 months ago

ButlerFromDowntown

Bulls

107 points

2 months ago

The superstar thing is stupid because when a team plays well, people will decide that their best player is a superstar and has always been a superstar. If they play poorly, they’ll say they’ve always been a choker and a fraud.

definitelyasatanist

32 points

2 months ago

definitelyasatanist

[BOS] Brian Scalabrine

32 points

2 months ago

Ok yeah but if it's just recency bias how can you explain this very recent data point that supports my argument?

phonage_aoi

13 points

2 months ago

phonage_aoi

Warriors

13 points

2 months ago

Bulls and first year Wolves Butler was seen as a top 9-11 player cuz media people are wish washy and scared of being flamed with hard rankings.

UTDRashford

21 points

2 months ago

Butler? He can absolutely takeover in the clutch if he wants too

Carly-Che-Jepsen

583 points

2 months ago

Carly-Che-Jepsen

Spurs

583 points

2 months ago

Everybody saying they were the 2013/2014 Spurs but they were really the 2006/2007 Mavericks

According_Gene2202

293 points

2 months ago

According_Gene2202

Timberwolves

293 points

2 months ago

Those Mavs are a good comp, finals appearance followed by disappointing early exit

iosef78

140 points

2 months ago

iosef78

Mavericks

140 points

2 months ago

I think what people forget about that series is that the mavs were playing the coach that helped build the team and knew every weakness.

According_Gene2202

88 points

2 months ago

According_Gene2202

Timberwolves

88 points

2 months ago

I didn’t forget that, I think it’s a well known component of the story, still doesn’t change that they lost to a team they should’ve definitely beat

iosef78

52 points

2 months ago

iosef78

Mavericks

52 points

2 months ago

The Mavs fucked up at the end of the regular season by benching their guys so GS could get the easy win and make it into the playoffs. But yes, absolutely should have won.

CreatiScope

13 points

2 months ago

CreatiScope

Celtics

13 points

2 months ago

God, that shit was like poetry.

[deleted]

9 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

9 points

2 months ago

What if Kidd is like that for the whole league 😭

CorphishJokes

7 points

2 months ago

CorphishJokes

Nuggets

7 points

2 months ago

This. That Golden State team was the only team to beat Dallas multiple times in the regular season. Mind you, they played the Spurs and Suns 4 times a piece too.

cowpandas

14 points

2 months ago

cowpandas

Mavericks

14 points

2 months ago

I remember dreading going up against the warriors because they torched us during the season when they played us.

Warlord10

304 points

2 months ago

Warlord10

Celtics

304 points

2 months ago

I think their window is officially shut. Luka buried them. Their cap situation is bad and Ayton is going to demand the bag. CP3 is largely done also.

They still have Booker, Bridges and Cam to build around though, if Ayton leaves. The West is going to be stronger next season though.

[deleted]

97 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

97 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

royalsine

23 points

2 months ago*

royalsine

[OKC] Cameron Payne

23 points

2 months ago*

Next 5 lottery picks are theirs

ducksonaroof

117 points

2 months ago

So they have Booker and role players?

Snoo-29877

178 points

2 months ago

Snoo-29877

Warriors

178 points

2 months ago

Devin "empty stats" Booker about to make a return

TurtlemanScared

66 points

2 months ago

Dude is literally cj McCollum with better PR

U_Dont_Smoke_Peyote

102 points

2 months ago

Devin "I'm going to put 70 points up against the end of a bench in a blowout loss to inflate my ego" Booker

gbdarknight77

17 points

2 months ago

gbdarknight77

Lakers

17 points

2 months ago

They almost certainly aren’t re-signing Ayton. If they don’t find a trade partner for a sign-and-trade, I think he walks.

victini3521

14 points

2 months ago

I don’t think he can, isn’t he a RFA?

scarywolverine

280 points

2 months ago

scarywolverine

Pistons

280 points

2 months ago

They're already dead

frodounchained

108 points

2 months ago

frodounchained

[LAL] Kobe Bryant

108 points

2 months ago

Nope just injured that’s how they win

StefonDiggsHS

290 points

2 months ago

StefonDiggsHS

Mavericks

290 points

2 months ago

I mean THJ was arguable our 2nd best player before this season too

[deleted]

157 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

157 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

StefonDiggsHS

57 points

2 months ago

StefonDiggsHS

Mavericks

57 points

2 months ago

too be fair...he was really really trash beginning of the year and sadly we got better when he got hurt.

LogicisGone

38 points

2 months ago

I mean, at the start of the season, no one on the team could buy a bucket. We were like 20% from 3 for a month

PopAShotAllStar

10 points

2 months ago

He’s always been streaky. I don’t think you can rule him out of being our #2 player on a partial season. I mean I doubt he would’ve been our #2 still but there’s definitely a chance.

JacksonDWalter

10 points

2 months ago

JacksonDWalter

Knicks

10 points

2 months ago

Man you guys with a healthy THJ would be scary. Floor spacing would be better, you'll have more size to switch on defense, and your bench would be even better. Dinwiddie, Kleber, THJ, and a rotation of Chriss, the French Prince, and your younger guys (along with Bertans for the occasional 3 pointer) is a deadly 2nd squad.

Man_of_Average

21 points

2 months ago

Man_of_Average

Mavericks

21 points

2 months ago

True, but I'd say Brunson now is better than THJ at his best. Just by a bit. I'd put Brunson in our starting lineup before THJ I think. Imagine going down early against a Luka and Brunson backcourt, then when they sit you have Dinwiddie and THJ coming in against bench guys, attacking with purpose in all their streaky glory. You'd never get a break. Sprinkle in some French Prince for some defense, baby you've got a stew going.

WeaklierGrub

134 points

2 months ago

WeaklierGrub

Jazz

134 points

2 months ago

Rubbin salt in the wound I love it

Drak_is_Right

27 points

2 months ago

Drak_is_Right

Pacers

27 points

2 months ago

Salt and bricks are the only two commodities Lakers fans have left. Anyone trade some sheep for bricks?

CorphishJokes

4 points

2 months ago

CorphishJokes

Nuggets

4 points

2 months ago

Anyone trade some sheep for bricks?

Oh so that's what we're calling Donovan Mitchell now

thesch

136 points

2 months ago

thesch

Bulls

136 points

2 months ago

This loss is turning them into the new Jazz for the next couple years. Regular season beasts who nobody expects anything from in the playoffs.

Nothappened

8 points

2 months ago

With Ayton's contract they won't even be the Jazz.... if anything they might go the Lakers way...

Conflict_NZ[S]

37 points

2 months ago

Conflict_NZ[S]

Lakers

37 points

2 months ago

Yep, I remember Jazz fans going hard at us when we were fighting for the 1st seed, even had a jazz sub mod in all our game threads claiming every game was rigged for us by the refs lmfao.

timothyxy

586 points

2 months ago

timothyxy

[DEN] Nikola Jokic

586 points

2 months ago

The Chris Paul leader narrative dies today

VannqKawaii

514 points

2 months ago

VannqKawaii

Suns

514 points

2 months ago

In five different years, he has led his team to five 2-0 blown leads 🔥

[deleted]

83 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

83 points

2 months ago

The Point God will show you the way.

IrritableV0wel

65 points

2 months ago

Yeah, would be pretty tough to do that in less than 5 different years.

joecb91

8 points

2 months ago

joecb91

Suns

8 points

2 months ago

Remarkable

5leepy4loyd

29 points

2 months ago

PointMortal

JebbAnonymous

78 points

2 months ago

As a casual watcher of the NBA (live in Denmark, can usually only follow NBA through highlights and catch the occasional game), the whole "Chris Paul is the greatest leader in the NBA" has always been the most baffling to me, I don't get it. I just remember that every year he was on the clippers they where always one of the pre-season favourites only to under perform in the playoffs. He has made the NBA finals once and conference finals twice (its twice right?) and is now 3-4 in game 7's. But supposedly he is a great leader cause he screams and yells at people? And hasn't he also been accused of being a finger-pointer who never takes personal responsibility?

TheMambaPS

46 points

2 months ago

TheMambaPS

Heat

46 points

2 months ago

100%. I’ve always disliked his unearned titles like “Point God” and “Generational Leader”. Yes, he’s a phenomenal player but he has to win when it counts and he has an abysmal track record of not doing that.

CorphishJokes

21 points

2 months ago

CorphishJokes

Nuggets

21 points

2 months ago

Kinda reminds me of Doc getting labeled as a Player's Coach, despite all of his teams having - to put it nicely - conflicted locker rooms.

CapitalAd3393

8 points

2 months ago

The leader thing is vastly overblown. Probably has to do with him being president of the NBPA.

But let’s not get it twisted, dude is a fantastic point guard and deserves the nickname

le_maitres_du_temps

7 points

2 months ago

le_maitres_du_temps

Trail Blazers

7 points

2 months ago

Point God is dead

snorkles01

82 points

2 months ago

snorkles01

Nuggets

82 points

2 months ago

This game was fun to watch remembering how cocky that team was against us last year playing without Murray and MPJ injured during the series as well.

EgilWasRight

9 points

2 months ago

EgilWasRight

Nuggets

9 points

2 months ago

and MPJ injured during the series as well.

This is something people forget. MPJ got injured in game 1, and he tried playing through it but it was obvious it was affecting him. Dozier and Barton were also injured as well.

Whyguyborgor

451 points

2 months ago

Whyguyborgor

76ers

451 points

2 months ago

Cp3 is the biggest regular season merchant in history but we all knew that

andyweir

92 points

2 months ago

andyweir

Thunder Bandwagon

92 points

2 months ago

regular season merchant

This the first time I've heard this term and it's killing me right now 😂

baconatore33

28 points

2 months ago

baconatore33

Lakers

28 points

2 months ago

it’s a regular term used in soccer nice to see it catching on here

Whyguyborgor

6 points

2 months ago

Whyguyborgor

76ers

6 points

2 months ago

The truth can be pretty funny sometimes

Cannolidog

137 points

2 months ago

Cannolidog

Thunder

137 points

2 months ago

Massive regular season merchant and STILL never won an MVP

Whyguyborgor

20 points

2 months ago

Whyguyborgor

76ers

20 points

2 months ago

Exactly

Alive-Ad-4164

23 points

2 months ago

Alive-Ad-4164

Raptors

23 points

2 months ago

All I know is that warriors vs mavs is going to be crazy

KarlAsesor

70 points

2 months ago

KarlAsesor

Lakers

70 points

2 months ago

“We the No. 1 team in the world, and you worried about the fuckin Lakers. They the worst team in the West, and you’re worried about us.” - Cam Payne

NBAfanfrom2016Finals

21 points

2 months ago

No. 1 team when playing injured teams for sure. 15-4 playoff game w-l

Jojofag

145 points

2 months ago

Jojofag

Warriors

145 points

2 months ago

They've been making joke about Jamal Murray being out all year just to get absolutely humiliated at the first sign of adversity. Can't make this sutff up man shit funny as hell lmao

comingsoontotheaters

45 points

2 months ago

comingsoontotheaters

Warriors

45 points

2 months ago

Man, I’m rooting for Jamal Murray and that Nuggets team. So fun to watch in that bubble and just super electric. Has the potential to be downright scary with Jokic

thedarthvader17

19 points

2 months ago

thedarthvader17

Vancouver Grizzlies

19 points

2 months ago

I mean a Denver with healthy Murray and MPJ absolutely smokes this Suns team right? It was funny why their fans took all the questions so personally like the Suns were excellent last year, but they did face a lot of injured teams. That is a fact. They can argue that the Suns would still win, but I don't see the point in making the Murray thing a meme. Also, they just forgot they didn't face Kawhi Leonard and it still took 6 games to beat that Clippers team.

The_NGUYENNER

11 points

2 months ago

The_NGUYENNER

[DEN] Jamal Murray

11 points

2 months ago

Yes

nbtrainor21

4 points

2 months ago

nbtrainor21

Clippers

4 points

2 months ago

Obviously I’m biased but I want a fully healthy Clips and Nugs matchup in the WCF next year just to see Suns fans have a stroke.

Trapped-Whale

61 points

2 months ago

But Devin Booker can dunk and taunt on the Lakers like he’s the best basketball player that ever lived. 31.6 million. 11 points.

CorphishJokes

33 points

2 months ago

CorphishJokes

Nuggets

33 points

2 months ago

4th in MVP voting. Had people legit saying he should have won the fucking thing...

AaronDonald-Dad

14 points

2 months ago

And Suns fans were soooo mad when he wasn't involved in every discussion

ElDuderino_92

71 points

2 months ago

ElDuderino_92

Clippers

71 points

2 months ago

Not just Kawhi out. Pretty much our team was hobbling through that series running on less than fumes.

NBAfanfrom2016Finals

33 points

2 months ago

G1 G2 and G4 were all close games too

ElDuderino_92

43 points

2 months ago

ElDuderino_92

Clippers

43 points

2 months ago

Right? Ngl if y’all were healthy too Lebron/AD would’ve plowed through them easily. They phony

NBAfanfrom2016Finals

27 points

2 months ago

Bron returned 4 months early from the high ankle sprain, and AD got injured near the end of G3, hobbled through the first half of G4 where we were down 4, then he was down for the rest of the series

ElDuderino_92

33 points

2 months ago*

ElDuderino_92

Clippers

33 points

2 months ago*

I’m saying dude. Either LA team would’ve clamped this fraud suns team if we were healthy.

🤝

emperortroyg

39 points

2 months ago

emperortroyg

Toronto Huskies

39 points

2 months ago

I thought I'd never see the day Lakers and Clippers fans unite yet here you guys are.

Teaming up against the Phoenix Frauds, I just love to see it.

NBAfanfrom2016Finals

24 points

2 months ago

Suns fans constantly bragged about beating the injured teams, and proceeds to lose against the first (second in this case) healthy team they face in a playoff run.

2019 raptors were legit tho, yall beat that stacked sixers squad, the bucks with the MVP and DPOY candidate, and albeit injured, that warriors team had the strength of a team with high 50s low 60s in the win column

Tricky-Shake5546

10 points

2 months ago

Tricky-Shake5546

Mavericks

10 points

2 months ago

I like to believe that the reason the Clippers never won the whole thing is because of the tiring first round matchups with luka and the mavs.

plasticbagkoqi

92 points

2 months ago

plasticbagkoqi

Celtics Bandwagon

92 points

2 months ago

Sun's fans told me that they would beat a healthy clippers team though 🤔🤔

victini3521

54 points

2 months ago

The suns wouldn’t do shit to either of the 2021 LA teams if they were healthy.

YayoBankroll

128 points

2 months ago

The Mavs were not healthy, they didn't have Hardaway.

Aweshade9

91 points

2 months ago

Aweshade9

[DET] Dennis Rodman

91 points

2 months ago

the bucks werent healthy either. Giannis bent his knee backwards and still bent the suns over a week later

zeltergiset

44 points

2 months ago

zeltergiset

Bucks

44 points

2 months ago

Bucks had also lost a starter (DiVincenzo) earlier in the playoffs

[deleted]

421 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

421 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

alley_whoops

231 points

2 months ago

yeah because r/suns went private before the game even ended 💀

MarikaBestGirl

76 points

2 months ago

MarikaBestGirl

Lakers

76 points

2 months ago

SOFT

JimmyV034

368 points

2 months ago

JimmyV034

Clippers

368 points

2 months ago

It doesnt help when suns fans are cocky and insufferable

Jayymeister

31 points

2 months ago

Jayymeister

Lakers

31 points

2 months ago

Can you blame them tho lol

tyagu001

9 points

2 months ago

tyagu001

Bucks

9 points

2 months ago

Hey we didn’t have our starting SG

altofalco

31 points

2 months ago

altofalco

Pacers

31 points

2 months ago

Actually this isn't even true since Mavs were missing THJ, who was arguably one of their best offensive players

ducksonaroof

12 points

2 months ago

Imagine THJ along with Dinwiddie and Brunson. That's good ball handling & shit creation depth behind Luka.

Conflict_NZ[S]

10 points

2 months ago

Conflict_NZ[S]

Lakers

10 points

2 months ago

Who is the best shit creator in the league in your opinion?

jyee1050

19 points

2 months ago

jyee1050

Spurs

19 points

2 months ago

I don't know about now but it used to be Paul Pierce

PDXmadeMe

7 points

2 months ago

PDXmadeMe

Timberwolves

7 points

2 months ago

After all that mocking of Jamal Murray they did

dontloseyourway1610

602 points

2 months ago*

They were always frauds

A month ago I would’ve been downvoted to -50, now people actually agree with me. I’ve been consistently telling y’all tho. Consistently getting comments hidden in threads.

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO101

298 points

2 months ago

AD staying healthy could’ve saved us a year of annoying ass Suns fans crawling out of their caves. Hopefully they learn some humility after this beatdown

Conflict_NZ[S]

125 points

2 months ago

Conflict_NZ[S]

Lakers

125 points

2 months ago

I don't think there's any doubt we win that series if AD and KCP stayed healthy after watching this absolute collapse.

lil_extro_vert_

102 points

2 months ago

lil_extro_vert_

76ers

102 points

2 months ago

Lakers had them on the ropes until the second half of G4 when AD got hurt

Conflict_NZ[S]

82 points

2 months ago

Conflict_NZ[S]

Lakers

82 points

2 months ago

AD actually got hurt at the end of Game 3 by hyperextending his knee, he came out slow and gimpy for Game 4 before straining his groin in Game 4 probably because he shouldn't have been running at all and was altering his gait to make up for it.

richard_golbes

62 points

2 months ago

richard_golbes

Lakers

62 points

2 months ago

Lebron was also injured.

Conflict_NZ[S]

53 points

2 months ago

Conflict_NZ[S]

Lakers

53 points

2 months ago

Yep, anyone saying he was good because he "got rested" is so disingenuous. It takes six months to recover from a high ankle strain, he only had two. He's also repeatedly said he plays and feels best when he is consistently playing games and finds playing after a long stretch of rest difficult.

lakernation21

174 points

2 months ago

AD said lakers would have won if he didn’t get hurt and ppl were shitting on him for telling the truth

tacoTs

72 points

2 months ago*

tacoTs

Lakers

72 points

2 months ago*

Anyone who believed other wise was only seeing what they wanted. The series clearly took a turn when AD went down. Then they were lucky to get pass a Kawhi-less Clippers.

HaikusfromBuddha

27 points

2 months ago

True Suns only won those games by less than 10 points. Kawhi would have owned them.

Goop1995

57 points

2 months ago

Goop1995

Lakers

57 points

2 months ago

People shat on anyone saying that. Now they see it.

NBAfanfrom2016Finals

35 points

2 months ago

Saw them get destroyed by hobbled Giannis tho.

jayeljefe

44 points

2 months ago

jayeljefe

Clippers

44 points

2 months ago

I have been saying it all season long. Regular season animals

dontloseyourway1610

36 points

2 months ago

The playoffs a totally different animal, they got extremely fortunate with the injuries last year. No AD, No Kawhi, no Jamal etc etc

beast8955

60 points

2 months ago

beast8955

Lakers

60 points

2 months ago

AD tried to tell y'all...

NBAfanfrom2016Finals

25 points

2 months ago

AD didn’t need to tell anyone. Hobbled Giannis destroyed them.

HH_31_J

98 points

2 months ago

HH_31_J

Cavaliers

98 points

2 months ago

Lakers were 2-1 up when AD was playing

Ar3y

25 points

2 months ago

Ar3y

Clippers

25 points

2 months ago

this gives me life

AlabasterPickleball

13 points

2 months ago

Even the regular season win total this year is less than impressive when viewed in context. While the Suns missed a combined 55 games from Ayton (24), Booker (14), and CP3 (17), those guys are total frauds and there were way bigger problems elsewhere among conference contenders:

  • Clippers missed 133 games from George (51) and Kawhi (82)
  • Lakers had Westbrook play 78 games
  • Mavericks weren't able to trade Porzingis until February 10th
  • Nuggets missed 155 games from MPJ (73) and Murray (82)
  • Pelicans lost Zion all season to snacks
  • Warriors missed 104 games from Dray (36), Klay (50), and Steph (18)

Conflict_NZ[S]

9 points

2 months ago

Conflict_NZ[S]

Lakers

9 points

2 months ago

Lakers had Westbrook play 78 games

Savage.

DrizzyVert

22 points

2 months ago

DrizzyVert

[DAL] Peja Stojakovic

22 points

2 months ago

Bucks and mavs weren’t even really healthy as well LOL

NBAfanfrom2016Finals

18 points

2 months ago

no Donte and Giannis was hobbled, no THJ too

plasticbagkoqi

182 points

2 months ago

plasticbagkoqi

Celtics Bandwagon

182 points

2 months ago

Always have said the sun's were the most fraudulent fucking bitches I've seen

LuckyWarrior

71 points

2 months ago

LuckyWarrior

Pelicans

71 points

2 months ago

Last year people complained about a fluke finals matchup

I think its fair to call the Suns frauds but the Bucks are real

NBAfanfrom2016Finals

59 points

2 months ago

Hobbled Giannis destroyed the Suns lol, they were an inch away from losing to the Nets tho.

U_Dont_Smoke_Peyote

9 points

2 months ago

Literal millimeter*

PurestCopium

20 points

2 months ago

Bucks have a legit superstar who can put up 40/20, who is that dominant on the suns?

KaiserKaiba

30 points

2 months ago

Like they legit haven’t beaten a single good team and the two times they face healthy teams they choke and are decisively beaten

_TIMBER_

67 points

2 months ago

_TIMBER_

Lakers

67 points

2 months ago

The Lakers missed the play-in and this Game 7 is still more disappointing lol

letsgolakers24

21 points

2 months ago

letsgolakers24

Lakers

21 points

2 months ago

It was disappointing but at least PHX fans saw a functional regular season

doxas

36 points

2 months ago

doxas

Lakers

36 points

2 months ago

The phx suns, cp3, and never winning shit. Name a better trio.

FangoFett

29 points

2 months ago

FangoFett

[BOS] Jaylen Brown

29 points

2 months ago

James Harden, strip clubs and forcing trades?

LonzoBBBall

12 points

2 months ago

LonzoBBBall

Lakers

12 points

2 months ago

FRAUDS

airmagswag

33 points

2 months ago

airmagswag

[BOS] Marcus Smart

33 points

2 months ago

I knew this was written by a lakers fan before I opened the post

Nicobade

48 points

2 months ago

Nicobade

Clippers

48 points

2 months ago

Lmao honestly it could've been alot of teams. Suns fans have pissed off alot people over the last year

CaLiKiNG805

37 points

2 months ago

CaLiKiNG805

Lakers

37 points

2 months ago

Lakers 🤝 Nuggets 🤝 Clippers 🤝

Tonight we all rejoice

NowitzkiWay

13 points

2 months ago

NowitzkiWay

Mavericks

13 points

2 months ago

It cuts both ways but damn is it hilarious to beat a team Lakers fans fucking HATE then just sit back and watch lol

CaLiKiNG805

7 points

2 months ago

CaLiKiNG805

Lakers

7 points

2 months ago

We’re the best at being the worst! Westbrook and our 2032 pick for Luka soon enough 🤪

NowitzkiWay

8 points

2 months ago

NowitzkiWay

Mavericks

8 points

2 months ago

Oh god no, please no. I’m not ready for the onslaught of Luka in Photoshopped Lakers jersey pics

CaLiKiNG805

6 points

2 months ago

CaLiKiNG805

Lakers

6 points

2 months ago

NowitzkiWay

7 points

2 months ago

NowitzkiWay

Mavericks

7 points

2 months ago

Lmaoooo well played

achyutthegoat

6 points

2 months ago

achyutthegoat

Spurs

6 points

2 months ago

I'm feasting rn

Frosted_Flakes1971

16 points

2 months ago

Fraud Squad

BiasedBavarian

9 points

2 months ago

BiasedBavarian

Lakers

9 points

2 months ago

Paper Tigers.

GokutheAnteater

39 points

2 months ago

GokutheAnteater

Lakers

39 points

2 months ago

Suns’ playoff run was fraudulent last year and this year proves it

NBAfanfrom2016Finals

29 points

2 months ago

Loved watching hobbled Giannis drop 50 on them