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

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  • That's why we can't compare athletes from different eras. Just look at the all time scoring record. For years there was nobody who would even come close. Now LeBron has a realistic chance to get it, and he did it mostly before this high scoring era, which is crazy impressive. However, if this offensive playing style continues, I'm not going to be surprised if it was gonna be broken again and again - given that players can maintain a long enough career.

    tsakuyotsakuyo9 minuuttia sitten
  • Been saying this 👏

    Rueben HerreraRueben Herrera9 minuuttia sitten
  • all this and ben simmons still does not have a single 20 ppg season to show for it, nd for the people saying oh he does other stuff on the court. he has never avg double digits in either assists or rebounds.

    PerkyyysPerkyyys13 minuuttia sitten
  • WTF are you talking about? Defense WINS championships. KOBE at his prime would eat Steph up!!! There's no heart left in these participation trophy millennials

    Jeff HenningJeff Henning16 minuuttia sitten
  • That's because Nash should have NEVER won even 1 MVP

    Jeff HenningJeff Henning24 minuuttia sitten
  • Best video I’ve watched in awhile

    axskifreeaxskifree51 minuutti sitten
  • Put a 01 unstoppable kobe in today's game smh would be incredible

    shidoshi088shidoshi08854 minuuttia sitten
  • Wow super

    Sheik SSheik STunti sitten
  • It’s not as easy as plug and play. Different rules, pace, and the X factor of how the player would adapt, and you have to take into account sample size. Sure maybe a guy hits 42% from 3 in 2003, but he might have only shot 1-2 of them a game, that’s not probably the same number if he’s shootout 6-7 , so who knows. Appreciate greatness when it happens is my take.

    Carlos CarlosCarlos CarlosTunti sitten
  • These 90s bums would be huffin and puffin trying to keep up with this eras dudes

    Jim bob FisherJim bob Fisher2 tuntia sitten
  • The NBA is a joke now! Players cry about everything!

    o chio chi2 tuntia sitten
  • Someone soon will score over 100 points in a game.

    Sage BiasSage Bias2 tuntia sitten
  • Good job Jimmy. Glad your not one of those fools who dont put respect on Curry's name. The man did literally change the entire sport single handedly.

    Ananno MyssAnanno Myss2 tuntia sitten
  • Curry and the warriors are a special case, shooting crazy amounts of 3s only works for them because they have the 2 greatest 3 shooters to ever play, then they added KD. Look at every other team that shoots a bunch of 3s (for example James hardens rockets) and you’ll see they never win anything . The Lakers won a championship this past year without a legitimate 3 point sharp shooter. So for all the points that are scored now a days defense is still what wins championships.

    Thomas XThomas X2 tuntia sitten
  • I feel like everybody is missing a point in this evolution of scoring. The league recently changed a rule that makes the shot clock at 14 seconds after a rebound instead of the 24. That is the real reason why we have so many high scoring games and players, its because litteraly players have more shots.

    ..2 tuntia sitten
  • Defense still wins championships

    SebastianSebastian3 tuntia sitten
  • hahaha this graph made me lagh so much i swear this guy is a genius

    pookykevpookykev3 tuntia sitten
  • All talking ... if anybody back then could have shot the ball like steph they would have done it and put even higher numbers up but nobody could shoot like him so it is bs to say bla bla I would have done it that way bla

    Donald DuckDonald Duck4 tuntia sitten
  • Don't forget the added illegal offensive moves and "gather steps" lol 😆

    senni bgonsenni bgon4 tuntia sitten
  • Also tony parker was averaging those numbers on a spurs team that emphasised on teamwork . That meant he played less minutes and averaged fewer shots.

    Willy MakWilly Mak4 tuntia sitten
  • No defense

    Dr. WaltzDr. Waltz5 tuntia sitten
  • Of course they are because everything is a foul and on the offensive side of the ball today you are wrapped in bubble wrap. With over the top acting and quick whistles it stands to reason. My take is that the players playing now averaging these high numbers would average like 6-12 a game in the previous eras when the game was tougher.

    Curtis H.Curtis H.5 tuntia sitten
    • Well done video 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

      senni bgonsenni bgon4 tuntia sitten
  • Its boring to watch today's NBA. No more hard D's b'coz of the rules

    Da JuanDa Juan5 tuntia sitten
  • Prime KD in 2011 doesn't exist bro.

    Keith BlucherKeith Blucher5 tuntia sitten
  • No one plays defense, pace, you get to the line easier, and the 3 ball

    Jonathan QuinonesJonathan Quinones6 tuntia sitten
  • I wonder what Magic, Jordan, Tracy McGrady, AI, and Baron Davis could do today?

    Dennis Thornton IIDennis Thornton II6 tuntia sitten
  • hand checking is more selectively enforced giving offense free reign to do whatever the fuck they want including the double step back and euro step which were considered travels in any other era. and of course the 3 ball being so prevalent. This isn't rocket surgery. Players haven't gotten better merely the rules have changed in favor for the offense. Its really that simple.

    Ryan LankfordRyan Lankford6 tuntia sitten
  • Jxmy makes a lot of good points but scoring has always been prioritized. His bit on the salary is missing a lot tho. He salary cap has doubled in that time span with max contract spiking through the roof and been doled out more frequently. Plus, he ignores a point he made earlier: most of the dudes making a lot of threes were three point specialists. Stars didn't shoot the three the way they do now. Everyone on his current 3 pt makes list is or has been a star. That's why you're also gonna see a difference in pay.

    Elijah MElijah M6 tuntia sitten
  • Your videos always are insane dude, feels too good to be watching it for free on FIstart. Keep up the great work.

    VantheMan96VantheMan966 tuntia sitten
  • John Stockton broke the nba. You will never see another human play the game with such grace, intensity, passion and vision as John. The greatest basketball maestro of all time

    Mahz AKAMahz AKA7 tuntia sitten
  • It just shows how good the current generation is, these guys all more athletic and more skilled then any other generation, I always feel like it gets underplayed, in the 90s- early 2000s you could just be big and carve out a decent career, but now if you can’t shoot your probably gonna get cut tbh, I think defense is better then it use to be, I don’t consider fouling defense, I consider it showing you can’t do anything to stop that person, now teams switch and that’s never given enough credit, look at how they able to completely shut down ppl who can’t score from more then 1 spot

    Mike ManMike Man7 tuntia sitten
  • Of course Michael Redd would. He's Michael Redd.

    khalfan junimkhalfan junim7 tuntia sitten
  • Fucking great video addressing everything I’ve asked myself since 2016

    mario mandujanomario mandujano7 tuntia sitten
  • No it's because everyone n the league now soft lol nobody does DEFENSE

    Lamont Ross Jr.Lamont Ross Jr.7 tuntia sitten
  • In short the NBA is one big AAU league.

    Alexander pinheiroAlexander pinheiro7 tuntia sitten
  • Another reason why MJ is the goat and how he would've killed this era.

    ChaoticChaotic7 tuntia sitten
  • Well done video 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    TristanTristan7 tuntia sitten
  • what about the 80s?? this video is pretty much a video comparing the lowest avg league pace (2000s) and now (highest pace)

    Arthur SalazarArthur Salazar7 tuntia sitten
  • My man curry changing the NBA🤣

    Omar BarqOmar Barq7 tuntia sitten
  • "Defensive intensity is at an all-time low".... I beg to disagree because the league placed all players on handcuffs with the "hand check" rule. It's amazing you were able to come up with all of these stats and analysis yet it all boils down to one simple rule change from 2005.

    jestag2jestag27 tuntia sitten
  • Don't know what anybody says. Nba is a soft league and a boring one. Every game is like an all-star game. It's money over real competition

    Καπετάνιος Τζακ ΣπουργιτηςΚαπετάνιος Τζακ Σπουργιτης7 tuntia sitten
  • Wilt watching this video in heaven like “what the hell my numbers would be then”😑

    emmeric Ramballyemmeric Rambally7 tuntia sitten
  • I like the concept, but I don't think you can just inflate his numbers like that and expect the percentages to stay the same. Adding more volume will likely drop your shooting percentage since you're not just looking for the best shot and Tony Parker's FG% will likely be in line with those other point guards in today's era.

    Gadgets 2.0Gadgets 2.07 tuntia sitten
  • The average score went up when they changed the shot clock rule in 2018. it gave the players more possessions and increased the tempo of the game due to having limited time to score after offensive rebounds. 24 seconds after an offensive rebound was the old rule. Compared to 14 seconds makes a huge difference in gameplay.

    DBizzy121991!DBizzy121991!7 tuntia sitten
  • well when the rules make it almost impossible to play defense i guess so

    jon smithjon smith7 tuntia sitten
  • Gotta do that Tony Parker extrapolation for MJ need to see just how good he would be

    Jacob ShawJacob Shaw7 tuntia sitten
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    Lex BlessedLex Blessed8 tuntia sitten
  • NBA should go back to handcheck, NBA is becoming a joke. Best games today rarely reach 100 points because of defense. Bring back the D

    Javigar13Javigar138 tuntia sitten
  • Wilt would make everyone look like Krillin.

    blr richblr rich8 tuntia sitten
  • Here's a comment because you deserve it. Great content!

    n00baublitzn00baublitz8 tuntia sitten
  • honestly no reason to keep positions at this point

    katchynkatchyn8 tuntia sitten
  • Great video! Just imagine Pete Maravich now🤯

    J. C. C.J. C. C.8 tuntia sitten
  • How did he not mention the shot clock doesn’t reset to 24 on an offensive rebound anymore ??? I personally think that’s the biggest contributing factor to the 130 point explosion 💥

    Nolan BradfordNolan Bradford8 tuntia sitten
  • the league has to nerf 3 pointers to 2.5 pointers

    katchynkatchyn8 tuntia sitten
  • missing the intro song ngl😓

    Max LeaverMax Leaver8 tuntia sitten
  • I think this is my favorite video ever posted to youtube

    Braden CarverBraden Carver8 tuntia sitten
  • More of a rule enforcing period than a scoring boom

    Falcon LopezFalcon Lopez8 tuntia sitten
  • everybody called a combo guard was ahead of their time

    Cstar EyelidsCstar Eyelids9 tuntia sitten
  • The defense is extremely horrible compared to back then. Especially against 3 pointers. It is what it is. Different game.

    Troll KingTroll King9 tuntia sitten
  • I don't think a lot of the players today could have played (as well) against teams like the Pistons of the early-mid 90s. I mean, that kind of D looked like hockey. It was in your face, hack & slap, push, and more akin to street ball of today. Players like MJ went up against that and scored mostly 2s. Coaches told their players to keep their nails longs and better have skin under them after games. The players of now/then aren't necessarily "better." They're different because the game's rules have evolved. Refs call fouls for even landing in a shooter's landing area now. Contact isn't even necessary for a call anymore. The rules have changed, so it's easier for players to score more.

    Derek BlaisDerek Blais9 tuntia sitten
  • This was cool and i will add the reason why scoring per game is ascending is because of the change in rules. Such as the shot clock resetting at 14 instead of 24. That creates more possessions per game. Also scoring more doesn’t equate to championships. Tony Parker won more by scoring less. His comparison to Kemba, Westbrook and Trae Young proves that point.

    Derrick LoveDerrick Love9 tuntia sitten
  • Yall still wanna say mj had more comp then lbj

    W key assaultW key assault9 tuntia sitten
  • NBA Bubble Docu-series coming 20-????

    JJMiller11JJMiller119 tuntia sitten
  • And they say jordan or wilt wouldn’t average 50

    Forced to take a picture with my wifes sonForced to take a picture with my wifes son9 tuntia sitten
  • the joe ingles joke had me dyin

    Filipe VenturaFilipe Ventura9 tuntia sitten
  • MJ would average 25+ in free throws alone today

    DaKKDaKK9 tuntia sitten
  • You can’t touch anyone. No physicality. No rim protectors. Players are allowed to flagrantly travel and carry all over the court. In combination with bad and deteriorating defensive skills, as well as effort. Perfect storm of easily putting up offensive numbers

    Mitch JrMitch Jr9 tuntia sitten
  • The players are just more gifted today. The reason the defences are worse is because there's nothing a lot of people can against these talented scorers

    Ovando GrahamOvando Graham9 tuntia sitten
  • This boom has been caused by the Tesla stocks booming during lockdown - don't save, invest in crypto

    Condy LoidCondy Loid10 tuntia sitten
  • The NBA is a glorified open run now. These guys have a ton of skill, but no defense to challenge them. Until the playoffs when the refs relax the whistles and let them play. Hence why Harden, Giannis & others seem to disappear.

    AboutMillionsAboutMillions10 tuntia sitten
  • I think the Raptors are a good example of how to compensate for lagging defense. You see VanVleet leading the league in deflections/steals. Lowry leading in taking charges. The whole box and 1 that Nurse plays. The focus hasn't been on directly challenging the offense, rather, getting in the way of predictable plays. You see lots of Raps players hedging to get in passing lanes. It's a gamble every time, but it works well a lot. And one thing you notice when you watch the Raps is that leading scorers on opposing teams rarely do well against the Raps. I think the only 0 point game Embiid has had was against the Raps. Giannis hits below his stats against the Raps. Etc etc.

    ComboBreakerHDComboBreakerHD10 tuntia sitten
  • What changed too is the referee's criteria.

    Daniel WulfDaniel Wulf10 tuntia sitten
  • Good video. Makes you wonder what the nba will look like in another 10 years

    dave mdave m10 tuntia sitten
  • 🔥

    npagonidis24npagonidis2410 tuntia sitten
  • Love how much credit you give to Derrick Rose by showing his highligts. This guy should always be remembered and appreciated. Having tackled injuries his 50 point game made me cry. Everyone playing basketball knows how his knees and ankles feel. He is the biggest role model in NBA. P.S. this video is a masterpiece. Not overreacting. So much quality content ... thank you!

    DanDan10 tuntia sitten
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    brian p fergusonbrian p ferguson10 tuntia sitten
  • Defensive 3 seconds and banning hand checking all but made it impossible to defend the upgraded offensive skill players.

    TheDCGuitar13TheDCGuitar1310 tuntia sitten
  • Imagine young Dirk Nowitzki playing in today's league

    Eudy BrandEudy Brand10 tuntia sitten
  • Today’s nba is like the 60s and 70s. Fast paced 8 seconds or less ball. That’s how you had wilt average 50 in a year and russel getting 20 rebounds a game. 80s-mid2000 basketball was more set play, and slower paced basketball that needed more strategy than athletic ability whereas now it’s purely dunks and threes while mid range ajd post play is actually frowned upon.

    TheDCGuitar13TheDCGuitar1310 tuntia sitten
  • Look at curry man changing the game of basketball so inspirational

    LeBeautiful JamesLeBeautiful James11 tuntia sitten
  • First thought that comes to my mind is that it used to be about only getting good shots the first 14 seconds. Now it’s just get almost any shot up as quick as possible because the other team will do the same. I wonder what the stats are for 30 point games against the Spurs the past several years because they play a more classic basketball style and in turn they must slow down the other opponents scoring as well?

    Marcus WatsonMarcus Watson11 tuntia sitten
  • I wonder why hmm..🤔 NO DEFENSE! or crappy defense. Do this chart again, but with ONLY 3 Pointer scorers and see the results.

    Mike BeatsMike Beats11 tuntia sitten
  • Michael redd averaged 26.7 I don’t think 4 more points is all that crazy

    Braiden BBraiden B11 tuntia sitten
  • Imma break it down in 3 sentences Curry and there's not lots of off-ball players in modern era...simple.

    iSpeakFacts BruhiSpeakFacts Bruh11 tuntia sitten
  • Fun fact lebron at 21 years old in the 05-06 season averaged 31.4 ppg

    D1 Tay12D1 Tay1211 tuntia sitten
  • The refs r also a reason they give calls for everything so players r scared to defend

    toijg avnnrtoijg avnnr11 tuntia sitten
  • look at 7:04 with subtitles

    Dynamite DilPickleDynamite DilPickle11 tuntia sitten
  • It's like if offense used to be a spear it's upgraded to a grenade launcher but defense is still just a shield

    Hansel FinnHansel Finn12 tuntia sitten
  • 3:57 This why Lebron the GOAT

    Jack FarrisJack Farris12 tuntia sitten
    • Glad you showed my fav players TP and Manu love, Pop's system and minutes restriction doesn't always translate to statistical production

      toijg avnnrtoijg avnnr11 tuntia sitten
  • ⛹🏽‍♂️🤾🏽‍♂️

    SquirtSquirt12 tuntia sitten
  • This might be one of the best basketball videos on all of youtube.

    Unaverage MouseUnaverage Mouse12 tuntia sitten
  • I hate it lol players take so many possessions off and the “impede movement “ call is terrible however some shots people now are just silly kyrie dame curry harden

    steven whiterssteven whiters12 tuntia sitten
  • First time i couldn't finish one of your videos..... Raja said it and you ignored it, you can't get physical on defense and that changed the game..... Players aren't better now, look at Chris Jackson playing at LSU in the 80's or pistol pete at LSU...... there have always been shooters.... Today's nba is basically Trashketball, look at how the game has changed in last few years, you can now take four step travels that the whole world can clearly see (Ewing fans remember), no calls for carrying the ball which happens every play, flopping is outrageous on both sides of the ball, every player throwing himself into defenders trying to get calls, Superstar ring chasers, no loyalty to your fan base....... i could go on. The point is that the "new" nba is a worse nba if you are real basketball fan. The Nba is for casual fans now and is just another business trying whatever they can to get your dollar. Its interesting that the rise of "player empowerment" has coincided with the league becoming such a joke for real basketball fans. All the transferring in college is slowing ruining that game as well....... Don't make videos about things that happened before you were alive and talk like you were there..... :)

    Ryan HastieRyan Hastie12 tuntia sitten
  • Now place a shark of a player that slayed giants in the defensive era in today's cupcake league of goldfishes..

    Brave FartBrave Fart12 tuntia sitten
  • aye gilbert arenas a certified shooter i got him putting up beal numbers fs

    keegan murraykeegan murray12 tuntia sitten
  • 2 WORDS !! NO DEFENSE !!!

    BOOK NERDBOOK NERD12 tuntia sitten
  • Players are not allowed to guard, therefore they cba to play defense anymore. Great defense is what earns championships and it has been proven year after year after year. Defense rarely rewards you a good contract so it's double the offence half he defense like D'antoni said .... in game of zone :D

    miko19rmiko19r13 tuntia sitten
  • Bring back hand checking

    Billy WoodsBilly Woods13 tuntia sitten
  • It’s really cuz of the rules and fouls

    slimekhanslimekhan13 tuntia sitten
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    Bennett DukesBennett Dukes13 tuntia sitten