We Were All Lied To.....


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  • JxmyHighroller
    JxmyHighroller   4 months back

    Thanks for tuning in brothers. I know this is a SPICY topic so hang around until the end and let me know your thoughts 🙌🏽

    • Yaknow WhatIming
      Yaknow WhatIming  5 days back

      JxmyHighroller I've said it before and I'll say it again, the reason why NBA scoring was higher in the 1980's and 90's is because there was more of an abundance of talent back then compared to now, there was a point in the league where the top superstars were Bird, Magic, Kareem, Jordan, Karl Malone, Hakeem the Dream, Patrick Ewing and the knicks, Clyde Drexler, bad boy pistons, the NBA had all these talented teams and hall of fame like players so of course scoring is going to be higher, it doesn't change the fact that the league back then was tougher than it is now, today you can't even breath on someone without it being called a foul.

    • Hugo Sterk
      Hugo Sterk  2 weeks back

      i have a theory to explain why they averaged more in the more physical era... The difference is Free-throws... and the amount of extra points they scored because of all the extra feethrows... The reason they scored less post handcheck, is because the amount of fouls also dropped.. i wonder what their averages were with the freethrows removed from both sets of stats.. i imagine all of those guys were marquee players, so the amount of fouls they got must have been high.. i remeber Jordan shooitng a shit load of freethrows vs the pistons, knicks, and heat.. compared to how it was playing those same teams post hand-check era.. Hopefully this makes sense.. :)

    • John Casino
      John Casino  2 weeks back

      Great video bro! Nicely and intelligently done! You’re the best 👍👌✌️

    • Sports Playz
      Sports Playz  3 weeks back

      Thank you!

  • carlitos cruz
    carlitos cruz  19 hours back

    It is slowing the game faster because refs call fauls and stop the play In witch if refs don’t call anything then they have much bigger chance to score a point. Duuu

    • FraserAllDay
      FraserAllDay  1 days back

      stats can be manipulated to make any argument seem legitimate, your vids are well made but the more I watch the more I disagree with your points. Physical D was/is harder to play against, basketball is going the way of hockey, "no hitting be friendly everyone" and its pathetic, yes skill and determination can overcome it but it makes all the points more "earned" now half them are given points uncontested physically...you used to have to be physically strong enough and high end talented to play and be great... they are removing the physically strong part from that statement in recent years. Yes you provide some metrics that show that players scored more "back then" when it was harder, you could also argue that all your statements are irrelevant as people used to "hustle more" back then too, now they walk up n down the court, no rush, no urgency, fewer shots per game maybe.. I don't have the numbers but if they end up supporting that statement it nullifies most of your video...

      • FraserAllDay
        FraserAllDay  1 days back

        to add, they might not have had more attempts back then its just an example not a claim...

    • Saul
      Saul  1 days back

      The game was a bit more physical and the rules were different. Players like james harden would not dominate as much back then. hate when he barely gets touched but gets fouled

      • kingg_rxss elite
        kingg_rxss elite  2 days back

        The reason players are scoring less is cuz the fouls on the defence it could lead to a miss, also after that rule defenses learned to get their best blocker to cherry pick the paint which kind of forced the evolution of the jumpshot and the 3pt shot

        • Winnie Siew
          Winnie Siew  2 days back

          But at least they don’t flop like crazy

          • Maris Noma
            Maris Noma  2 days back

            1:06 oof

          • K B
            K B  2 days back

            Enjoying your perspectives! Good job on your videos! Do you see a trend in your research that shows those players who were scoring more in the hand check era compared to when the rules change were used the same amount? Were other players getting involved more that caused those numbers to go down?

            • Randall Thomas
              Randall Thomas  2 days back

              Great video.

              • Oury B
                Oury B  2 days back

                If you take players from the 80s or the 90s and you make them defend with the rules we have now even Harden would seem to be a good defender compared to them haha

                • JTGA38NG
                  JTGA38NG  2 days back

                  This is why I laugh at people who say these players now are soft and could not score back then. These guys play within the rules they are given. Let me see someone stop LeBron,Giannis, or Zion in the lane if they know they aren't getting a charge called on them. Or stop Steph from dropping 50 a game if he and Dray can throw illegal screens all day. People act as if these guys could not tailor their games to the rules. They aren't soft they just play within the rules they didnt create.

                  • mrmow jorisin
                    mrmow jorisin  2 days back

                    Where can you watch old games (like he did with the pistons vs bulls game)?

                    • 愛と喪失delve
                      愛と喪失delve  2 days back

                      the players today are just better than those in previous eras. i truly believe jordan would only be a normal superstar today, but not the goat.

                      • leonard
                        leonard  2 days back

                        I love your vids but this one is wrong.

                        • Jaques Moley
                          Jaques Moley  2 days back

                          14:58 This is why Jordan is over-hyped

                          • Michael Thwaites
                            Michael Thwaites  3 days back

                            Honestly it’s about damn time someone said this

                            • Ralph Raphael
                              Ralph Raphael  3 days back

                              DUDE YOU BREAK IT DOWN

                              • empty
                                empty  3 days back

                                Back in the 80s they scored more and it was easier to score

                                • empty
                                  empty  3 days back

                                  But Jordan would score more today THAT is a lie

                                  • Gio
                                    Gio  3 days back

                                    Illegal defense was tacky, glad they took it out. But it did force you to guard your man.

                                    Jordan and Shaq changed the rules

                                    • Emile Agenor
                                      Emile Agenor  3 days back

                                      1. That beat playing at the end of this vid is fire.
                                      2. I think you meant to say "Philly" rather than "Phoenix" as you described the D Wade and Shaq Heat team vs PHI
                                      3. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into your vids. I actually gain a lot of insight even though I'm already pretty knowledgeable myself on the topic.
                                      Keep em comin! 🙏🏽

                                      • J1Delta
                                        J1Delta  3 days back

                                        Bro way to put shit into perspective. Im the guy who says back on the day defense was harder but the league fucked up altogether.

                                        • Best Goat
                                          Best Goat  3 days back

                                          I was thinking he was stupid but after watching, I'm starting to agree with him

                                          • Bryle Mitchel De Guzman

                                            Imagine lebron james being able to be "Physical" on his defense. A 6'8 240 pound all muscle man being physical to you would be rape

                                            • UNDERSTAND THAT!
                                              UNDERSTAND THAT!  3 days back

                                              They should bring back 80's and 90's Rules in the All Star Game in order to see if your Theory is True.

                                              • Beast Mode
                                                Beast Mode  3 days back

                                                Hand checking came back in 04 for lebron lol jk

                                                • obi_the_president
                                                  obi_the_president  3 days back

                                                  Look at Legend of Winnings response video. Jimmys video may seem impressive but its really nothing but a bunch of ignorant bs trying to push a false narrative. Defense was much harder before the 2000s

                                                  • thoyo
                                                    thoyo  3 days back

                                                    Lifelong soccer fan, but vids like this make me interested in b-ball

                                                    • thoyo
                                                      thoyo  2 days back

                                                      @Johnny Mejia Yeah, what sealed the deal is the incoming parity among teams. One thing I don't like about soccer is the perennial super teams as well as smaller clubs constantly being robbed of young talent.

                                                    • Johnny Mejia
                                                      Johnny Mejia  3 days back

                                                      I'm soccer fan and yes b-ball is a good sport especially nowadays where there's many teams competing

                                                  • madeniran is the Best
                                                    madeniran is the Best  3 days back

                                                    LeBron, Curry, or James Harden wouldn’t last 20 years ago. Let’s just say they have all the skill sets they have currently

                                                    Curry: he’s going to drop 50 on you if you don’t guard him from taking a 3.

                                                    Harden: he has his double stepback, so maybe it will be a travel

                                                    LeBron: he can drive, Shot, play defense if he wears the number 6 and will be known as the only person who wears the number 23 and can keep up with him

                                                    • Can I get 1000 subs without a video?

                                                      Why dey do dis

                                                      • SolaceVeins
                                                        SolaceVeins  4 days back

                                                        I know I'm late onto the video, but hand checking made it harder, sure there was zone defense, but if you had iso, you could drive in and kick it out to the wide open man, whereas with hand checking, if you're double teamed you're going nowhere, the defender could just rest his body onto yours and not waste any stamina while they try to break free.
                                                        All and all each way has their own hardships, but overall, zone is easier to avoid if you play unselfishly.

                                                        • Frankie Eteuati
                                                          Frankie Eteuati  4 days back

                                                          They were younger in the handchekcing days....and stephen jackson did not play the same era of lebron. I like your videos but this is bad.

                                                          • Tazzz 69 Dazzermind
                                                            Tazzz 69 Dazzermind  4 days back

                                                            I didn't watch basketball when illegal defense could be called. Zone should not be a problem for a good team. It's a TEAM game !!! If they don't want to pay attention to some player. Because they think he's crap?? He should make them PAY !!! As a TEAM, you should be able to make the opposition pay, for leaving an open man !! Open man should be able to get an assist, a bucket or a 3 pointer. Or he deserves to lose his job to a more hungry player !!!

                                                            • mvp.Chris 21
                                                              mvp.Chris 21  4 days back

                                                              Old heads shook

                                                              • Henry Eriksen
                                                                Henry Eriksen  4 days back

                                                                You just showed fights from the 80s as defense and then the smallest fouls from today

                                                                • Chris Javier
                                                                  Chris Javier  4 days back

                                                                  Fact: Shaq was the reason for the "illegal defense" rule change

                                                                  • Im a Fox
                                                                    Im a Fox  4 days back

                                                                    also you gotta remember the nba was riggin for the bulls. Hence the soft fouls lol

                                                                    • Fuck Youuu
                                                                      Fuck Youuu  5 days back

                                                                      Like if Los is a clown🤡

                                                                      • Mike Hawks
                                                                        Mike Hawks  5 days back

                                                                        I’m not sure how valid your point is cause if you sneezed on Jordan it was a foul,I tell you what do same exact thing with teams that didn’t make playoffs

                                                                        • Israel Hadar
                                                                          Israel Hadar  5 days back

                                                                          This is something that bothers me. Go watch an old NBA game. The defense is really bad. In the 80s and 90s defense wasn’t good. It was physical, it wasn’t good.

                                                                          1. As this video mentions “illegal defense” meant that the best defensive tactics resulted in technicals. Zone defense wasn’t allowed. Hedging wasn’t allowed. You either double teamed or basically had to get out of the way.

                                                                          2. Extra physicality meant that drives were made more difficult if an enforcer crossed you. Thinks about what that means- less skill and athleticism in favor of more brutishness. This means that if you are faster than the brute/they were in foul trouble their lack of skill was exposed. Bad defenders got to stay extra burn making offense easier.

                                                                          3. Threes and layups are the principles of of modern basketball. That’s right the midrange was more popular back then- that’s not a shot that had a lot of physicality and it was very common.

                                                                          4. Listen to what JVG has to say about basketball under the hoop. He thinks the NBA is trying to discourage it because it wants higher scoring games. How? By not calling fouls. That’s right, “tough coach” JVG thinks the NBA is keeping calls under the hoop.

                                                                          • Isaiah Curtis
                                                                            Isaiah Curtis  5 days back

                                                                            Theyre scoring less because they're taking more threes that theyre not making

                                                                            • Le Quarter Miler eyler
                                                                              Le Quarter Miler eyler  4 days back

                                                                              Because they are being forced into Threes because of good zone defense inside.

                                                                          • ct -5555
                                                                            ct -5555  5 days back

                                                                            Players in the 70s out here beating each other up.

                                                                            • Phoenix Billion
                                                                              Phoenix Billion  5 days back

                                                                              I'd delete this video, if I were you. It's so dumb I can't even. Anyone who watched the full Bulls-Pistons series is going to know you are wrong. Not just a little wrong - 100% completely, obviously wrong.

                                                                              • Phoenix Billion
                                                                                Phoenix Billion  5 days back

                                                                                @punizzzle If you watched basketball in the 90s, you know that defense was much tougher back then.
                                                                                There's no real debate. I watched it, and he's cherry-picking stats and footage while ignoring other explanations for those stats.
                                                                                But yeah, I was drunk when I made that comment. Lol

                                                                              • punizzzle
                                                                                punizzzle  5 days back

                                                                                Phoenix Billion haha you’re salty. Probably didn’t watch the whole video

                                                                            • Motorcitydr3
                                                                              Motorcitydr3  5 days back

                                                                              Kd would average 50 with that illegal defense rule lmao

                                                                              • Exavier Rodriguez
                                                                                Exavier Rodriguez  6 days back

                                                                                10’s ERA > ANY ERA EVER 😌

                                                                                • JESWEATSHIRT
                                                                                  JESWEATSHIRT  6 days back

                                                                                  Awesome insight, respect man!

                                                                                  • LucianoC3
                                                                                    LucianoC3  6 days back

                                                                                    You comparing 80’s defense to mid 20’s defense which is basically the same thing in terms of style and calls. The 2010’s defense is pure trash and the calls are even worse

                                                                                    • jonathan gasana
                                                                                      jonathan gasana  4 days back

                                                                                      LucianoC3 way better defense than shitty 80s and 90s

                                                                                  • Jay Knight
                                                                                    Jay Knight  6 days back

                                                                                    You watching chronicles of judah.. lol. Tru talk