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


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  • Mathew Hanna
    Mathew HannaHour ago

    Fire ass video

  • Foresta Giovanni
    Foresta Giovanni10 hours ago

    Arenas already scores 30 ppg, so now he can effortlessly out scores Harded. I say 38 ppg.

  • Foresta Giovanni
    Foresta Giovanni10 hours ago

    So NBA players start playing like europeans.

  • Julien Seredowych
    Julien Seredowych12 hours ago

    Raja is absolutely right. The league has valued volume scoring in the rules. That’s why so many players hate Pat Beverly. He’s one of the only guys that has figured out how to stay defensively effective in today’s rule book.

  • Constable Dodo
    Constable Dodo13 hours ago

    Owners had to force the league to throw more fouls in order to protect thier investments. The refs are just doing what they're told, ultimately its the owners that make the rules.

  • Constable Dodo
    Constable Dodo13 hours ago

    Thats cuz basketball players are better now than before.

  • Liam Bernardi
    Liam BernardiDay ago

    I think it is the league fault because of how they change the rule. And also player always catch up for there stats

  • Simonpeggroundhole
    SimonpeggroundholeDay ago

    I got no problem with calling Steph “Neo,” but are we sure it isn’t Kerr? Or is Kerr Morpheus, IDing Neo and setting him up?

  • Ed Wright
    Ed Wright2 days ago

    Jimmy your just absolutely awesome 👏 damn you😂😂

  • tschanzo
    tschanzo2 days ago

    Can I add one thing only, I agree with everything: We have this offense beasts all around. Everyone has crazy skills on offense. Isn't one thing to that, that these guys are per se bad at defense? It's not like you change the whole defense/offense on court like in Football. What I'm trying to say is: When they're all very very good at offense, isn't the counterpart that they are not as good in defense? Which than spins the circle even faster?

  • Shawn Galloway
    Shawn Galloway2 days ago

    I'm just gonna say what no one else seems to notice: times have changed and attitudes are different now. NBA used to be storylines, rivalries, overcoming obstacles, good guys verses bad guys, a battle of different styles, etc. Now it is watch the 'star' score a bunch of points. Society has changed from substance to flash, from meaning to vanity. It's not basketball anymore. It's individual accolades and star worship. These are the days of me me me, where social media and narcissism (stats, points) replaces depth and meaning (teamwork, plays, iq)

  • Greg Buckingham
    Greg Buckingham2 days ago

    They should make 3 pointers only worth 2.5 points lol

  • Edwin J
    Edwin J2 days ago

    Gilbert Arenas was better than Bradley Beal and that’s not how you pronounce Samuel Dalambert’s last name.

  • Shenanigans Fπckery
    Shenanigans Fπckery3 days ago

    bottomline NBA is just getting boring.

  • Great White Cat
    Great White Cat4 days ago

    6:15 I knew it before you said it

  • J S
    J S4 days ago

    The lack of D and bull shit calls the refs are making and flopping is why people score more. Defence has gone backwards. The NBA has gotten worse and less entertaining. The warriors ruined the game by allowing Klay and curry shoot so many 3s.

  • B Y
    B Y5 days ago

    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.

  • Fica Meris
    Fica Meris5 days 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.

  • Jeramithehuman
    Jeramithehuman5 days ago

    MJ averages 50 today

  • Stephen Hagen
    Stephen Hagen5 days 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.

  • Spoiled Milk
    Spoiled Milk6 days ago

    I guess you can say...Today’s superstars,are the BOOMERS of the nba 😏✨

  • Motown Mike
    Motown Mike6 days ago

    Uh you can’t play defense anymore. Mystery solved

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  • Eric Anderson
    Eric Anderson6 days ago

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

  • Alex Warshauer
    Alex Warshauer6 days ago

    4:17 I mean I love Giannis but that’s just funny

  • Patriots news
    Patriots news6 days ago

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

  • Viano Kyrec
    Viano Kyrec6 days ago

    I only got 5 of the leading scorers although I considered 8 of them

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  • Eddie
    Eddie7 days ago

    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

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  • Clarence Oliver III
    Clarence Oliver III7 days ago

    Because they are getting the all time lowest blocks & steals LOL

  • David Reeves
    David Reeves7 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.

  • Dude
    Dude7 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....

  • Globetrotter 4FR
    Globetrotter 4FR7 days ago

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

  • Globetrotter 4FR
    Globetrotter 4FR7 days ago

    0:14 I counted its 482 vs 264 balls

  • Picasso Julien
    Picasso Julien7 days ago

    Just came back to the video, and Gary Trent just had 44. It’s so easy to score in today’s game

  • MagCynic
    MagCynic7 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.

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  • Mike Dezzy
    Mike Dezzy8 days ago

    Cool video. Now show these guys Playoffs numbers.

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  • JJ Reddick
    JJ Reddick10 days ago

    Can thank Le flop James for this

  • Matthew Raish
    Matthew Raish10 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.

  • Ozzyfrog78
    Ozzyfrog7810 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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  • Ellen Kelly
    Ellen Kelly11 days ago 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.

  • Dan Rustle
    Dan Rustle11 days ago

    And Kobe was called a ball hog in his era but was way ahead of his time

  • J Oh
    J Oh11 days ago

    The quality of this video though.... wish I could subscribe twice

  • Honor
    Honor12 days ago

    MJ in this era 40/10/6

  • Honor
    Honor12 days ago

    That is becuase no one play DEFENSE in Nba,Playing Defense is more painful.

  • JJ Reddick
    JJ Reddick12 days ago

    Um, they stopped playing D 10 years ago

  • eric espina
    eric espina12 days ago

    This is why soccer is more popular than basketball. :)

  • Kaito 1412

    Kaito 1412

    11 days ago


  • Suna Kami
    Suna Kami12 days ago

    Gilbert arenas was Bradley Beal on steroids

  • Zachary Hooks
    Zachary Hooks13 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

  • thelegendsqb1


    10 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.

  • Nicholas Chiappini
    Nicholas Chiappini13 days ago

    I barely like basketball and I can't stop watching your video

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  • ThaRealERAQ
    ThaRealERAQ13 days ago

    gilbert easy averages 35 in this nba

  • ThaRealERAQ
    ThaRealERAQ13 days ago

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

  • ThaRealERAQ
    ThaRealERAQ13 days ago

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

  • ThaRealERAQ
    ThaRealERAQ13 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.

  • ThaRealERAQ
    ThaRealERAQ13 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.

  • ThaRealERAQ
    ThaRealERAQ13 days ago

    nash pass first pg

  • ThaRealERAQ
    ThaRealERAQ13 days ago

    more possessions

  • Manuel Soares
    Manuel Soares13 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.

  • Kayo Lufadeju
    Kayo Lufadeju13 days ago

    jimmy such a goat

  • Niko Baez
    Niko Baez13 days ago

    Rudy gobert joined the chat...

  • Travis Cansler
    Travis Cansler14 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.

  • Joseph Vernon
    Joseph Vernon14 days ago

    Trae Young is very good for a youngster

  • Joseph Vernon
    Joseph Vernon14 days ago

    Steve Nash was a white point guard, you expect him to drop 30 he’s a role player

  • Joseph Vernon

    Joseph Vernon

    8 days ago

    @Diego Velazquez ik

  • Diego Velazquez

    Diego Velazquez

    9 days ago

    Steve Nash won two mvps......

  • mucumuc!
    mucumuc!14 days ago

    The reason is because of Steph and Kobe.

  • Brett Johnson, Jr.
    Brett Johnson, Jr.15 days ago

    Why not analyze the stats of a subset of players that played on both sides of rule change year?

    PATRICK BROWN15 days ago

    No defense

  • Ena Nebres
    Ena Nebres16 days ago

    Pretty good video

  • Danny Boii
    Danny Boii16 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.

  • Misha Beley-Ivanysh
    Misha Beley-Ivanysh16 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.

  • Lynx lynx
    Lynx lynx16 days ago

    Nash would be 25-15 players in today's NBA.

  • Diego Velazquez

    Diego Velazquez

    9 days ago

    He’d be a top 5 player.

  • 6x NCAA National Champ
    6x NCAA National Champ16 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 Champ

    6x NCAA National Champ

    4 days ago

    @Brian Scalabrine level of Karl with his skill, size and speed and ability to shoot and facilitate? You're slow. Imagine if Karl had all the attributes bron had in the 90s. He'd been the best player in the league. He already was an MVP being a basic PF with basic PF skills in the 90s lol. Now add some Magic, some MJ, some Pippen with his ability to guard multiple positions, with guard speed and quickness with a 44 inch vert. Karl would've been unfair.

  • 6x NCAA National Champ

    6x NCAA National Champ

    4 days ago

    @Margot C Rodman was 6'7-6'8 210-215 that was his only job. LeBron would be able to bang with Shaq the same way Rodman did. I've seen Bron bang with Tim 250, Joel 260-270, Drummond 280, Nukic 290, Giannis 250, Jokic 260, Dwight 250+ and many others. I can tell you don't watch Bron or barely watched 90 % of games that Bron is in. That's how I know the ones that know nothing about Bron. You type are the ones that watch very few games of him and make a judgement on a very small sample size lol. I can understand you not being a fan of his not wanting to watch the majority of his games. And If you do watch all his games then you're an undercover fan and you would knew the things he's capable of lol. But just say you didn't follow Bron career like that. At least I would know even more so that you have no idea what you're talking about. No LeBron would've be able to stop Shaq Rodman on average couldn't stop Shaq he was just pesky. Alot of the times they met up Rodman had someone to help him out in attempt to trap Shaq. (Phil Jacksons game plan, you should research that lol) But what you said is so idiotic to say Bron isn't physical enough but has probably the most drives and finishes after contact in the history of the game no matter who tries to stop him. But of course you're not going to have your point guard/ point forward bang with a center all game that's just stupid. That doesn't mean Bron can't. I remember Pat Riley saying Bron with his size and skill has the ability to be the best in any position be chooses of we asked him to focus on it lol. So again please know what you're talking about. Ben and Rodman are no where near the player or have anywhere close to the skill LeBron has, so why would any reasonable smart coach who knows basketball have Bron score and facilitate but have him down in the post banging with bigs all game to wear him down. That takes away from the offense. Again an amateur way of thinking. I know you didn't make it passed middle school in sports lol.

  • Brian Scalabrine

    Brian Scalabrine

    4 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.

  • Margot C

    Margot C

    4 days 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 C

    Margot C

    4 days 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.

  • avianski
    avianski16 days 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. 😂

  • A J
    A J16 days ago

    Should bring back hand checking. Give some leverage to the defensive side of the ball.

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    Vampire Hunter D16 days ago


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  • 286mic
    286mic17 days ago

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

  • aj dileo
    aj dileo17 days ago

    Curry so good he makes old players want to play again.

  • aj dileo
    aj dileo17 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.

  • nick arvin
    nick arvin17 days ago

    The nba is a fucking joke and it’s ruined pick up basketball more importantly

  • tpjmadrigal12
    tpjmadrigal1217 days ago

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

  • Akshay Vora
    Akshay Vora17 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

  • Dopeness TV Library
    Dopeness TV Library17 days ago

    Curry is the 2nd Era of NBA

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    Joshua Kim17 days ago

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  • Sunny Tzude
    Sunny Tzude17 days ago

    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.

  • FREEZE Saint
    FREEZE Saint17 days ago

    God loves you all 😎

  • Joshua
    Joshua17 days ago

    The defense is TRASH now.

  • mackdaddymyers
    mackdaddymyers17 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

  • Aggiesfan12
    Aggiesfan1217 days ago

    Bro, why you gotta do my man Joe Ingles like that

  • Sebastian Smith
    Sebastian Smith17 days ago

    Does this mean MJ would average 45 points? XD

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  • Nunyo Business
    Nunyo Business18 days ago

    Arvydas Sabonis would be awesome in today’s game

  • Not Troy
    Not Troy18 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.

  • Holden Fegan

    Holden Fegan

    15 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

  • some guy
    some guy18 days ago

    ...yet less and less people are watching. More points don't mean a better game. Modern NBA doesn't understand that.