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Questions tagged [nba]

Questions related to the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Which NBA team had the shortest longest winning streak in a championship-winning season?

Inspired by this question: Which MLB team had the shortest "longest winning streak" in a pennant-winning season? Which NBA team had the shortest longest winning streak during a championship-...
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Who has the most consecutive playoff appearances as a player?

Looking for a list of players from most to least that made it to consecutive playoff appearances.
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Where are sports events announced in the US?

Note: I was torn between asking this question in SE.Travel or here but I feel it will be better answered by "locals", rather than "travellers". Please let me know if this is an incorrect assumption. ...
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What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in NBA history?

Inspired by this question: What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in MLB history? What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in NBA history? Off the top of my ...
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Was Larry Bird the first basketball player to wipe his sneakers during games?

Players wiping their sneakers during deadball periods is ubiquitous now. I remember hearing somewhere that Larry Bird started doing it, but not for any particular reason. Is he the first to make ...
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Are 10+ year contracts discouraged or prohibited in the NBA?

In 2019, Mike Trout signed a 12-year, $430 million contract. This is on the heels of Bryce Harper signing a 13-year, $330 million contract. There have been several 10-year contracts signed by baseball ...
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After a score, does other team have to touch behind the baseline in basketball?

This can be seen nightly on any game in the NBA. After Team A scores a basket, a player from Team B goes to inbound the ball. I have played basketball up to a high school level. From my ...
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Buzzer between free-throws

In the NBA, I regularly notice a short buzzer sound played between the first and the second free-throw. What's the reason for this?
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NBA traveling - conflicting rules

I was watching this NBA Video Rulebook video. In it, 23 White gathers the ball after ending his dribble, establishing his left foot as his pivot foot. He then steps right-left, and the referee calls a ...
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NBA Wingspan-To-Height Ratio

Is there a list where I can see the top NBA wingspan-to-height ratios? For instance, I read that Dwayne Wade is 6'4" with a 6'11" wingspan. I would like to know other players with wingspans much ...
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When does the second half of an NBA game start?

I'm from Europe so it's hard for me to stay awake for the whole match, so I'm asking how much in total with commercials and time-outs, when does second half tip off?
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What is a field goal in basketball?

So recently I have started taking an interest in basketball after picking up a basketball video game for 3 dollars. One thing I have noticed about stats in the game is that I know what pretty much all ...
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Is there a standard (advanced?) stat in basketball for measuring player “consistency”?

Is there an accepted stat that analysts use to measure how consistent a basketball player is? Take points per game (or points per 48 min): two players with the same average scoring rates could have ...
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Future NBA Hall of Famers

Are there any models which predict how many players in the NBA are guaranteed to make it in the Hall of Fame if they retired after this season? If so, what results do those models give?
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What NBA players have won both Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player?

Which NBA players have won both the awards of Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) and Most Valuable Player? Have any players won both awards in different seasons across their career? Have any players ...
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What's the purpose of Division Standings in NBA?

As far as I know, the NBA Divisions are subparts from the Western and Eastern conferences. I understand the impact of climbing the conference rankings as the top 8 teams in each conference receive a ...
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OJ Mayo NBA star

It Has recently been brought to my attention that OJ Mayo would like to make a return to the NBA. I was just curious as to if he did decide to return after his two-year ban would he be returned to the ...
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NBA Free Agency vs. Draft for foreign players

I have a question related to how non-US/CAN players may join a NBA team. I understand that getting drafted should be usually preferred from the players' perspective, as you have a guaranteed salary in ...
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How would a player waived by two teams in the same season get paid?

In the off-season, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks, who immediately waived his contract. After clearing the waivers, Melo was then signed by the Houston Rockets ...
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Getting trapped, and passing to self off of your opponent's backboard/rim?

So, we see how Kobe Bryant is able to hit the ball off his backboard (after getting trapped), and easily score as he catches it right under the hoop. What if you're trapped backcourt (under your ...
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Resource for pulling NBA On/Off Stats for a single game? [closed]

I was wondering if there was a resource that allowed me to see On/Off statistics for a single player, in a unique game. For example -- Can I see the effect of On/Off of LeBron James (FG%, 3PT%...) ...
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Where do I find the most updated NBA rulebook?

What is the official link of the most updated NBA rulebook? I connected to a section of the NBA website and it does contain a link for the NBA rulebook, but that link redirects to the "Media" seciton ...
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What is the definition for second chance points in the NBA?

I have been reading this, but the details still feel unclear. https://www.sportingcharts.com/dictionary/nba/second-chance-points.aspx Short question: Will any shooting miss activate the possibility ...
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Why would a team trade for then waive a player?

Why would the Atlanta Hawks trade for Carmelo Anthony to immediately put him on waivers? Is it just to clear cap space?
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Most number of game 7s played in a single playoffs

In 2003, the NBA playoffs format was changed to have every single round played to a best-of-7 series, a format that is still used in today's NBA. From the 2003 Playoffs up to 2018, which season had ...
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Can you use an opponent for leverage in basketball?

If an attacking player sees a defender slip for example and fall to one knee. Can the offensive player use the defenders knee as a platform to jump, like running up and jumping off the defender? Or a ...
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Why do NBA players avoid touching the ball after a made basket?

I notice this a lot in the NBA, where after a team scores a field goal, the players of that team that are positioned near or directly under the basket for an offensive rebound avoid touching the ball. ...
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Has a team ever had five all-stars from the previous season on its roster?

Since they signed Boogie Cousins, the Golden State Warriors will have five all-stars from the previous season on their roster. Has this happened before? If not, has a team ever had 5 all-stars on ...
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Tampering with players

When a team executive apparently influences a player from another team to join them without prior knowledge or permission to that player's current team, it's considered tampering, and teams have been ...
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NBA mandatory timeout rules

From the NBA rule book, on pg. 22, there are the rules for mandatory timeouts, which state: If neither team has taken a timeout prior to 6:59 of the period, it shall be mandatory for the Official ...
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What is the record for most consecutive shots made to start NBA finals?

Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors started the 2017 - 2018 NBA finals with 11 straight field goals. His first miss came in the first half of the third game of the finals against the ...
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Best scoring performances in an NBA finals loss

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers scored 51 points in a losing effort against the Golden State Warriors in game 1 of 2017 - 2018 NBA finals. That made James the 6th player ever to score 50+ ...
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Most consecutive NBA finals appearances by a player

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached the 2017 - 2018 NBA finals. This is LeBron James' 8th consecutive trip to the finals, from 2011 to 2014 with the Miami Heats, and 2015 to 2018 with the Cleveland ...
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How many times both conference finals series made it to game 7 in NBA history?

In the 2017 - 2018 playoffs, both the Eastern and the Western Conference finals have made it to game 7. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are playing in the eastern conference, meanwhile the ...
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NBA 7 game playoff series where every game was won by the home team?

I'm looking for a list of all 7 game playoff series in the NBA history where the home team won every game. So far I know: 2017-2018 First Round: Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks (4-3) 2016-2017 ...
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Why do NBA stars keep playing in playoff blowouts?

The 2017 - 2018 NBA conference finals have had several blowouts where by the start of the 4th quarter one team is clearly going to win; yet stars are playing many of these garbage minutes. To put an ...
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Why did NBA coach of the year Dwane Casey get fired?

On Friday, May 11th, the Toronto Raptors fired their head coach of seven years, Dwane Casey after getting swept in the second round of the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The decision came ...
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How many times in the NBA history was the Coach of the year fired?

The Toronto Raptors fired their head coach Dwane Casey on 11 May 2018 after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round playoffs of 2017-2018 season. This happened only days after Dwane ...
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Recovering previous NBA headshot photos

I'm looking to get NBA headshot photos from a few years ago, but it appears that NBA.com only keeps about the past 3 years. For example, there is James Harden's 2017 photo, James Harden's 2016 photo, ...
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Playing after buzzer beater with almost no time left

In LeBron James's buzzer beater against the Raptors the ball passes through the net with 0.3 seconds left. There are buzzer beaters with plays starting with 0.3s left, such as this one. I thought the ...
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What do NBA owners Do?

For example, what role does Mark Cuban have as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks? Is it the same across all sports?
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Winning a playoff game without ever leading in regulation in the NBA

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors in overtime of opening game of the second round series of 2017-2018 season playoffs. The Cavs won the game despite never leading in regulation time, ...
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Team scoring more total points but lost the series

During the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, the Indiana Pacers scored 704 total points while their opponents, the Cleveland Cavaliers, scored 664 total points. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers ...
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Why is music played during NBA games?

Music is often played at sports events. In North America, music is regularly played in MLB, NHL, and NBA games. However, only in basketball games music is played while the game is in live action. In ...
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What percentage of NBA games had at least 2 guards from the same team post at least 10 rebounds each?

Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz had 11 rebounds each during Game 3 of the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rubio and Mitchell are guards (Rubio ...
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Are the NBA teams globally better in East or West conference?

I am new to NBA and I would like to know if teams in Western Conference are globally better than those in Eastern Conference or if it is the opposite ?
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Blocked shot on a foul by another player

In the NBA, if PlayerA fouls ShooterA on a shot attempt and PlayerB cleanly blocks the shot (no foul called on PlayerB), does the block count in the stat sheet? If the answer is no, is there a stat ...
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How much of a season must be played for it to count under an NBA pension?

To qualify for an NBA retirement pension you need to have played at least three seasons in the league. What is the last date a player can join a team during the season, and still get credit for that ...
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In NBA, why praising an opponent's player an offense?

Lakers fined $50k after Johnson praises Antetokounmpo Johnson was quoted as saying. “In his understanding of the game, his basketball IQ, his creativity of shots for his teammates. That’s where ...
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How can one team “own” another team's first-round pick?

For instance, the byline to this Bleacher Report article reads "The Cleveland Cavaliers own the Brooklyn Nets' first-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft." How can one team own another team's first-round ...