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

Feb 22, 2021
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  • The last graph could easily be misleading. What it might be commenting on more is about garbage time, and what was mentioned in the video, that "getting a bucket gets you paid". I don't think that's exactly the case. It might also be the fact that when a team has a hot night shooting, the upside is very high. This might also not be the case, because even bigger lows would have to also be prevalent when the team shoots cold (unless easy layups abound late in those blowouts). Old style inside bashing for points in the 4th wasn't conducive to running up scores. They ran down the clock and took outside shots. I do agree scoring is up and with the rest of the video (I love what the NBA has become), but to look at the # of +130 games as conclusive evidence for anything isn't super convincing to me.

    B YB Y6 hours ago
  • Players are more skilled now more than ever. By players i mean ALL players as a group. If you leave your guy he is going to punish you. That wasn't the case before. Before you knew who is (most likely) going to punish you. Now it's everyone. If you don't follow your, guy and leave him open, he is getting 3p, no matter how bad shooter you think he is. Guys having problem form free throws getting 3p? Dwight, Drumond... Boban... It has never been so hard to play defense.

    Fica MerisFica Meris8 hours ago
  • MJ averages 50 today

    JeramithehumanJeramithehuman17 hours ago
  • This video just reinforces WHAT I've been saying. Without Steve Kerr, you don't get Steph Curry with the freedom to do what he does. Steve Kerr changed the game, because any other coach would have put Steph (and the rest of the team) in a role. Also, don't forget, the area the defense has to guard tight is now twice as big.

    Stephen HagenStephen Hagen17 hours ago
  • I guess you can say...Today’s superstars,are the BOOMERS of the nba 😏✨

    Spoiled MilkSpoiled MilkDay ago
  • Uh you can’t play defense anymore. Mystery solved

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  • Performance enhancing drugs? Not even trolling, but that’s the answer

    Eric AndersonEric AndersonDay ago
  • 4:17 I mean I love Giannis but that’s just funny

    Alex WarshauerAlex WarshauerDay ago
  • Well what do you expect when refs call fouls for every little thing they should honestly bring back the hand check rule

    Patriots newsPatriots newsDay ago
  • I only got 5 of the leading scorers although I considered 8 of them

    Viano KyrecViano Kyrec2 days ago
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  • This a problem that the NBA is overlooking, its going to get to the point were people are not going to watch. Me for example i dont watch as many games as i used to, and i dont even watch the allstar game

    EddieEddie2 days ago
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    Elsa TanElsa Tan2 days ago
  • Because they are getting the all time lowest blocks & steals LOL

    Clarence Oliver IIIClarence Oliver III2 days ago
  • Excellent analysis! Even though offensive skill is at an all time high across the league I find the game boring. I hope defense catches up.

    David ReevesDavid Reeves2 days ago
  • Id be interested to see how good these guys would be if they made them play by the rules. I'd also like to see the kind of contact that is called a foul if the defender is out of position called a charge if they are in position....

    DudeDude2 days ago
  • Let me give you some insight. 2024/25 Season will add a 4 Point line

    Globetrotter 4FRGlobetrotter 4FR2 days ago
  • 0:14 I counted its 482 vs 264 balls

    Globetrotter 4FRGlobetrotter 4FR2 days ago
  • Just came back to the video, and Gary Trent just had 44. It’s so easy to score in today’s game

    Picasso JulienPicasso Julien2 days ago
  • 4:50 This is 100% truth. Defenses in any sport are ALWAYS reactionary and ALWAYS bound by physics. The offense knows where it's going. The defense is stuck guessing.

    MagCynicMagCynic3 days ago
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  • Cool video. Now show these guys Playoffs numbers.

    Mike DezzyMike Dezzy3 days ago
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    Kelly MalcolmKelly Malcolm5 days ago
  • Can thank Le flop James for this

    JJ ReddickJJ Reddick5 days ago
  • So what happened with "money ball" happened with the NBA. The stats showed the main game winner was position-less scoring. Basically - get all shooters. But I still think it's just easier to score when it's a foul to guard you. That's a bigger reason why we're seeing so many made shots from all over.

    Matthew RaishMatthew Raish5 days ago
  • What happened in 2019 causing such a jump? It's painful to see defenders jumping out of a dunkers for fear of finishing on a poster - who has b-ball posters these days anyway Have you looked at the point proportion per player within the tean? As in 5 starting vs. bench over the years? I assume that main players are more greedy than they were

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  • Tenendo conto delle percentuali di successo, della costante crescita quantitativa e dell'ambito della nostra attivita, diventa necessario includere nel piano di produzione una serie di attivita straordinarie, tenendo conto di una serie di approcci standard. Naturalmente, un livello profondo di immersione richiede un'analisi dell'analisi dei modelli di comportamento esistenti. E anche i sostenitori del totalitarismo nella scienza, iniziato esclusivamente sinteticamente, sono stati resi pubblici. Non va dimenticato, tuttavia, che il costante sostegno alle nostre attivita contribuisce alla qualita di prospettive favorevoli. Para o mundo moderno, diluido em uma boa dose de empatia, o pensamento racional garante a relevancia do modelo de desenvolvimento. Assim como a metodologia de desenvolvimento moderna nao nos da escolha a nao ser definir o agrupamento de esforcos! E os paises em desenvolvimento ativo do terceiro mundo sao apenas um metodo de participacao politica e estao bloqueados dentro da estrutura de suas proprias restricoes racionais. De repente, elementos do processo politico serao identificados como candidatos ao papel de fatores-chave.

    Ellen KellyEllen Kelly6 days ago
  • And Kobe was called a ball hog in his era but was way ahead of his time

    Dan RustleDan Rustle6 days ago
  • The quality of this video though.... wish I could subscribe twice

    J OhJ Oh6 days ago
  • MJ in this era 40/10/6

    HonorHonor7 days ago
  • That is becuase no one play DEFENSE in Nba,Playing Defense is more painful.

    HonorHonor7 days ago
  • Um, they stopped playing D 10 years ago

    JJ ReddickJJ Reddick7 days ago
  • This is why soccer is more popular than basketball. :)

    eric espinaeric espina7 days ago

      Kaito 1412Kaito 14126 days ago
  • Gilbert arenas was Bradley Beal on steroids

    Suna KamiSuna Kami8 days ago
  • Just imagine like the numbers all time greats in the early 2000s and 90s players would had Absolute insane Could be a great video

    Zachary HooksZachary Hooks8 days ago
    • The production may stay the same but I think their efficiency would go up. Take Allen Iverson for example. He averaged 31.4 PPG on a terribly inefficient 39.8%. Basically 27.8 shots per game. More than anyone today. To be fair to Iverson, his early 2000s Sixers team were pretty garbage offensively so he had to night in and night out chuck like crazy just to keeps his teams somewhat competitive. So if he played today (assuming a good team with good scorers) he probably wouldn’t have to chuck so much. As Jxmyhighroller pointed out. The average player today is far better offensively than 10-20 years ago.

      thelegendsqb1thelegendsqb15 days ago
  • I barely like basketball and I can't stop watching your video

    Nicholas ChiappiniNicholas Chiappini8 days ago
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  • gilbert easy averages 35 in this nba

    ThaRealERAQThaRealERAQ8 days ago
  • tony parker is going to shoot better in pops system and having 2 all stars on his team smh

    ThaRealERAQThaRealERAQ8 days ago
  • tony parker had duncan and manu on his team. his attempts probably change but his numbers about the same.

    ThaRealERAQThaRealERAQ8 days ago
  • steph sparked more 3s but teams have been going for interchangable positionless players since the bulls 2nd 3 peat. thats what made the bulls successful.

    ThaRealERAQThaRealERAQ8 days ago
  • most big men could hit the 3 in the 90s it just wasnt a staple of the game plan. hell even shaq hit a few.

    ThaRealERAQThaRealERAQ8 days ago
  • nash pass first pg

    ThaRealERAQThaRealERAQ8 days ago
  • more possessions

    ThaRealERAQThaRealERAQ8 days ago
  • Tony Kukoc was the Doncic of his time. If he was given the green light and was able to continue his Euro play instead of being forced to bulk up, he would've gone on a tear in today's game.

    Manuel SoaresManuel Soares8 days ago
  • jimmy such a goat

    Kayo LufadejuKayo Lufadeju8 days ago
  • Rudy gobert joined the chat...

    Niko BaezNiko Baez9 days ago
  • You don’t think of TP as a great scorer?! Caaaaap! Lol he wasn’t a playmaker or a 3 and d guy.

    Travis CanslerTravis Cansler9 days ago
  • Trae Young is very good for a youngster

    Joseph VernonJoseph Vernon10 days ago
  • Steve Nash was a white point guard, you expect him to drop 30 he’s a role player

    Joseph VernonJoseph Vernon10 days ago
    • @Diego Velazquez ik

      Joseph VernonJoseph Vernon3 days ago
    • Steve Nash won two mvps......

      Diego VelazquezDiego Velazquez4 days ago
  • The reason is because of Steph and Kobe.

    mucumuc!mucumuc!10 days ago
  • Why not analyze the stats of a subset of players that played on both sides of rule change year?

    Brett Johnson, Jr.Brett Johnson, Jr.10 days ago
  • No defense

  • Pretty good video

    Ena NebresEna Nebres11 days ago
  • The real reason is the defensive 3 second violation, the inability to play as physical defense, and hard fouls leading to ejections instead of a basic foul call. Not to mention the fact that players are selected more for their offensive abilities rather than defensive abilities leading to more scoring and less defense.

    Danny BoiiDanny Boii11 days ago
  • Look, every year the nba players create a new dribling moves, they can shoot from the logo. At the same time u can not create a new form of defense.

    Misha Beley-IvanyshMisha Beley-Ivanysh11 days ago
  • Nash would be 25-15 players in today's NBA.

    Lynx lynxLynx lynx11 days ago
    • He’d be a top 5 player.

      Diego VelazquezDiego Velazquez4 days ago
  • I love when people bring up how hard it was offensively back in the day because the defense was so physical. You know who else could be far more physical? The fucking offense. So if you both could wrestle back then and neither can do it now, it's a push so cut the shit. Adding in the terrible flopping of today's game and guys bigger than Bill fucking Russel playing 2 guard, defense is probably harder than it's ever been. The game itself isn't as playground when it comes to physicality as it used to be and I think that's a good thing, sort of. Bill Lambier should've been cleaning toilets and beating women, not winning championships. However, the league has gone way overboard with the softness. The refs are incompetent egomaniacs and the players have taken advantage of the rules and refs which makes them look soft. It's far deeper than just, oh this generation that generation. The only reason we are at this point is because of how much Michael complained and how bad the league slurped their cash cow. Now I would've done the same because MJ is the goat but let's cut out the dumb ass baseless arguments for who's best or what era is best or the hardest, it's just dumb. All you people who complain about how soft today's game is are the same ones who hate on the players who play like it's still 1980. Sorry for the fucking rant but I'm keeping it

    Cricket 69Cricket 6911 days ago
    • And this isn't directed at the creator of this video. I just heard raja bell, notice the lower case letters, bring up some shit that always upsets me

      Cricket 69Cricket 6911 days ago
  • this crazy people didn't listen to the guy saying that the offense and the players are far far and away more offensively talented and gifted than 10-20 years ago. so why we're seeing the offensive explosion. Yeah we can say that The defense is not as physical but at the same time even if the defense is physical, the players are still more offensively gifted and talented so you cannot put these players back in the '90s because they're still far and away more offensively talented. So they would do what they're doing now back then against the less athletic and less talented players.

    6x NCAA National Champ6x NCAA National Champ11 days ago
    • @6x NCAA National Champ Lebron would be a superstar in the 90’s of course! He just wouldn’t be as good as Jordan lol. He‘s be on the level of a Karl Malone. Still a Legend and hall of famer but we’d know who the best player is.

      Brian ScalabrineBrian Scalabrine17 minutes ago
    • @6x NCAA National Champ I also once said anything about listed weights. According to the NBA’s website, Ben Wallace, Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons are all listed at 240. No one actually believes that. According to the NBA’s website, Karl Malone and Lebron weigh less than Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo. Again no one actually believes that. Most nba listed weights are transferred over from college or random arbitrary guesses. PJ Tucker is listed at 245 while Ben Wallace is listed at 240. Again, no one with a Brain 🧠 takes those measurements seriously.

      Margot CMargot C46 minutes ago
    • @6x NCAA National Champ You can put Dennis Roman on Shaq to frustrate and bang with him. You can put Ben Wallace on Shaq. You would NEVER put Lebron on Shaquille because he’s simply not strong or physical enough to bang with him. You wouldn’t even put Lebron on a prime Dwight. Lebron is stronger than most players at his position and that’s as far as it goes . There are a lot of nba players much more physical than him.

      Margot CMargot C54 minutes ago
    • @6x NCAA National Champ Joel Embid clearly stronger than Lebron. Shaq clearly stronger than Lebron. Steve Adams clearly stronger than Lebron. Karl Malone clearly stronger than Lebron . Anthony Mason clearly stronger than Lebron. Ron artest clearly stronger than Lebron. Dwight Howard clearly stronger than Lebron. Ben Wallace clearly stronger than Lebron. Wilt clearly stronger than Lebron. Zion clearly stronger than Lebron. Alonzo mourning clearly stronger than Lebron. Dennis Rodman clearly stronger than Lebron. You can always google pictures of these players and watch highlights of them on USworlds. All of these guys I named are banging post players who spend their careers battling for rebounds and playing post defense. Most of Lebron’s offense comes from pick and roll where he can get ahead of steam and the attack the rim at angles.

      Margot CMargot CHour ago
    • @6x NCAA National Champ Notice you keep bringing up all these irrelevant topics like explosiveness and vertical which has nothing to with the argument. Force and strength aren’t even remotely close to being the same concepts so again you’re not helping your argument. I don’t know why you can’t accept the fact that there are hundreds of current/former nba players who are much bigger and stronger than Lebron. No need to get sensitive about it lol.

      Margot CMargot CHour ago
  • Nice video but cmon man, not even mentioning Spoelstra and the big 3 Heat? I get they didn’t go full positionless but they tried it; putting Bosh at the 5 with lock down wing defenders that can shoot threes and having Bosh step further and further away from the rim. I even think Spo coined the term “positionless” in the first place. 😂

    avianskiavianski11 days ago
  • Should bring back hand checking. Give some leverage to the defensive side of the ball.

    A JA J11 days ago

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  • Big guys can shoot threes but almost none of them have a post up game.

    286mic286mic12 days ago
  • Curry so good he makes old players want to play again.

    aj dileoaj dileo12 days ago
  • I think it is because of all the new rules. Very few of these "bucket getters" would be playing like this in the 80's. Just like football the rules were changed to make the television experience better. Hockey has a problem the other way in this regard, they want more goals but refuse to change rules.

    aj dileoaj dileo12 days ago
  • The nba is a fucking joke and it’s ruined pick up basketball more importantly

    nick arvinnick arvin12 days ago
  • More possessions per game...saved you the time. Harden has double percentage of total points from FT's than jordan and kobe

    tpjmadrigal12tpjmadrigal1212 days ago
  • I think the Jordan era started this with Scottie pippen inventing the pf and Michael being one of the first smaller players to lead a team, bird and magic being physically bigger in the previous era

    Akshay VoraAkshay Vora12 days ago
  • Curry is the 2nd Era of NBA

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  • It has to do with money. Players are worth more than they used to be and losing these players due to injury can kill a franchise. Not only that players have more power than they used to. Not only that nobody watches a full game of basketball, mostly highlights 10min long that only show offense. So naturally we get this. It’s not that nobody wants to play defense, nobody gives a fuck about it. Even Vegas. It’s not analytics, it’s economics.

    Sunny TzudeSunny Tzude12 days ago
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    FREEZE SaintFREEZE Saint12 days ago
  • The defense is TRASH now.

    JoshuaJoshua12 days ago
  • There players dropin 25 some a game off 10 free throws a game if u dont pick the ball out the air ir get a clean pic uts a foul

    mackdaddymyersmackdaddymyers12 days ago
  • Bro, why you gotta do my man Joe Ingles like that

    Aggiesfan12Aggiesfan1213 days ago
  • Does this mean MJ would average 45 points? XD

    Sebastian SmithSebastian Smith13 days ago
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  • Arvydas Sabonis would be awesome in today’s game

    Nunyo BusinessNunyo Business13 days ago
  • I think one of Steph’s biggest impacts on the game was the boom in hope/confidence in every young basketball player under 6’5. Just get in the gym and shoot and be obsessive about your technique, maybe you get somewhere.

    Not TroyNot Troy13 days ago
    • Precisely! And it’s kinda why a lot of people seem to hate Steph and why they’ve damned the 3. Because frankly, there’s no good reason you can’t be good at threes. It’s solely skill. All these old heads who want to prop up their favorite players were worse at middies than Steph is at 3s. Steph basically shoved every “I coulda gone pro buuut...” douches to the ground. Steph has been riddled with ankle injury in a sport that requires extreme agility and quickness, and relied solely on his skill than just being a big brute, and they hate him for it

      Holden FeganHolden Fegan11 days ago
  • ...yet less and less people are watching. More points don't mean a better game. Modern NBA doesn't understand that.

    some guysome guy14 days ago
  • I'm not sure why you had to correct yourself after mentioning Ingles.

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  • I'm just saying, just how players work on the offensive end, gotta do the same on defense because some players actually can guard a Dame or a James Harden under 20 or even 15

    Isaiah CIsaiah C14 days ago
  • It's the lack of good defense. Nobody tryna lock up like Butler and Lugentz Dort and Gobert

    Isaiah CIsaiah C14 days ago
  • Golden State forced everyone to learn how to shoot.

    PepsolmanPepsolman14 days ago
  • Would have been nice to have the additional USD inflation rate converted between different decades and styles of play.

    Jer KitJer Kit14 days ago
  • The suns offense was revolutionary and they led the league in pace and 3 point shots. That same offense today would be like ranked 28th or lower

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  • And that man is Joe Ingles 😂😂😂

    OL_Hammy204OL_Hammy20415 days ago
  • big man that can stretch the floor and shoot 3s really changed the NBA

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  • Just proves how dominant lebron actually legit is, he’s was so dominant in both areas coming out the 10s to the 20s. Such a beast! FYI-Used to be a lebron hater😂

    Earnest CivilsEarnest Civils15 days ago
  • No defense

    SinSin15 days ago
  • Better 3 point shooters and defending being borderline illegal might have something to do with it

    EpilepticRabbitEpilepticRabbit15 days ago