Using Numbers To Find The Most Difficult NBA Championship Ever Won

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  • Andrey Ansley
    Andrey Ansley2 hours ago

    I think the stat is flawed for the simple fact that if a worse team beats a better team before the eventual champions get to them, then that worse team doesn't get a boost in SRS for taking down a better team. If the Lakers had faced the clippers and bucks, this championship would be elevated to the top 10 most difficult according to this metric. But because those teams were taken down early, it dips their score significantly. I don't really think it's a fair way to judge, unless there was a way of adjusting the score after a worse team takes down a better team... So teams like the 2020 Lakers or the 07 Spurs don't have an unfairly judged ring.

  • Jamaal Bethea
    Jamaal BetheaDay ago

    THIS VIDEO IS SHEAR EXCELLENCE AND ALTHOUGH NO STATS OR METRICS ARE PERFECT, IT'S SUPER ACCURATE. THE ONE THING I WOULD WANT THE STAT TO INCLUDE IS HOW LIKELY A TEAM WOULD BE TO MAKE IT WHERE THEY MADE IT WITHOUT THEIR LEADING STAR. THE REASON I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE IT ADDS A CERTAIN LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY TO IT BEING AS THOUGH MAYBE THE STAR HAS TO PULL HIS WEIGHT TO A CERTAIN DEGREE THAT'S UNFAIR AND THAT WOULD CHANGE THE METRIC A LITTLE

  • denniedollreborn
    denniedollrebornDay ago

    So Kobe's rings have more weight than Jordan's. Thats my conclusion from this

  • Doug Williams
    Doug WilliamsDay ago

    I disagree that the methodology for the metrics are reasonable.

  • anonymous anonymous
    anonymous anonymous2 days ago

    Damn man, you couldn't even show the rockets for a few minutes huh?

  • george lahmon
    george lahmon2 days ago

    LOL are you saying the championship won by the Lakers and the Celtics in the 80's were easy, considering they played each other. Sorry that is stupid and so are you. They early rounds are easy for every top seed more or less. Hell I would say having to play each other made it the most difficult championships period.

  • Leaf aR Art
    Leaf aR Art2 days ago

    after 20yrs it wont matter... unless you aim to be the goat just like what lebron does.

  • Casey Sullivan
    Casey Sullivan3 days ago

    Mavs @ #6 difficulty - respect. I’ll take it.

  • Casey Sullivan
    Casey Sullivan3 days ago

    I’ll put this here before watching the video - you better mention the 2011 Dallas Mavericks.

  • Nathan Schram
    Nathan Schram3 days ago

    A good stat here would have been subtracting the championship team’s SRS from the combined total against their competition

  • Infinite_Z
    Infinite_Z3 days ago

    I still think 1998(i forgot the original) bulls vs Utah jazz championship was the hardest

  • Sub 4 Sub
    Sub 4 Sub3 days ago

    If LeBron would’ve won In 2018 I wouldn’t care what the stats say , that would’ve been the hardest championship

  • David Slokar
    David Slokar4 days ago

    I think the SRS of the finals are way more inportanat than other games

  • Mike El
    Mike El4 days ago

    Mavs should be higher , it was literally dirk and the 60 and up senior division!

  • Pepsolman
    Pepsolman4 days ago

    COVID bubble champs have an asterisk on it for LIFE. Not up to real playoff standards. Not a real championship. Not a real ring.

  • Nyrat
    Nyrat4 days ago

    So MJ isn't the Goat because he didn't really have too much difficulty where Kobe is now the GOAT because he had a lot tougher play off opponents

  • Nyrat

    Nyrat

    3 days ago

    @AJ Lucky007 true Kobe had Shaq and MJ did not but MJ did have Pippin. Like the guy said Kobe 3peat was harder than MJ MJ might have 2 more rings but Kobe had a lot harder games

  • AJ Lucky007

    AJ Lucky007

    3 days ago

    Kobe also had Shaq MJ did not

  • Kel Tsang
    Kel Tsang4 days ago

    Hardest win - Cavs 2016. Easiest win - Raps 2019.

  • Brandon Cronan
    Brandon Cronan4 days ago

    So half of lebrons rings rank in the four easiest rings of all time by this metric

  • Kankles the Sloth
    Kankles the Sloth4 days ago

    Kobe and Shaq were one of the best, if not the best, example of two complementary players, great players certainly, coming together to do something more than they could alone. LeBron in to an extent Michael could lead a team to a championship by themselves, but Kobe and Shaq couldn’t do that.

  • Kookies enkrem
    Kookies enkrem5 days ago

    This video proves 2 famous NBA topics: -The West is always tougher than the East -LeBron is not the 🐐

  • Luke Cash
    Luke Cash5 days ago

    SRS is nice and all but you really would have to look at all of those championships on a case by case basis to reasonably compare them and you never could have any firm understanding of it even approaching a primary statistic to measure the difficulty. Players get injured. Not all players have the same workload in the playoffs. Anyone who is aware that MJ was putting up Rick Barry record defeating points per game in the Finals against an extremely competitive team, in the hardest era to score... as an OLDER player who had to carry a virtually unprecedented proportion of the offensive workload, and even coming up with lots of turnovers and being a monster perimeter defender? Yeah... you're gonna start to feel a little skeptical about those "more difficult rings" up above it.

  • Mitch Dalen
    Mitch Dalen5 days ago

    Lakers covid season does not count. Period.

  • Ola Sjoli
    Ola Sjoli5 days ago

    You misses 4 teams in the 80s

  • alex the wise45
    alex the wise455 days ago

    This is literally stupid and ur stupid if u trust it. Cuz why is it cavs 3-1 come back not number 1 when they beat 73-9 team

  • Michael Andrew
    Michael Andrew5 days ago

    2001 Author says : “Lakers faced a better team leading up to the finals...” and how many games did all 3 of those teams win? The answer is ZERO. Where as the “worst” of those 4 teams by your claim, the Sixers with Ai MVP won game 1 in a classic game to be remembered by everyone that watched basketball before 207 3’s per game were taken.

  • jamie cumbee
    jamie cumbee6 days ago

    That Stat does not come into play because off for so long and then starting again. Plus add in depth perception, go from huge stadiums to basically a real big gym. being away from your family and loved ones, and no trash talking fans. Now if there was jo stoppage I would take the Stat and maybe the clippers win and go on to face the lakers in the conference finals. Let that sink in for a minute. Just think 🤔

  • bledzone231
    bledzone2316 days ago

    Lebron and AD VS Jimmy Butter in the finals... Easy one...😂🤣😂🤣

  • Dkouts57
    Dkouts577 days ago

    SRS is not a # you can quantify and apply across seasons. IT's a number for that particular season.

  • Dkouts57
    Dkouts577 days ago

    2:07 do the Spurs still have a 7.13 SRS after they lose Kawhi?

  • Dkouts57
    Dkouts577 days ago

    haven't started but if any short season including the bullshit bubble is ranked as highly difficult YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT!

  • Ballislifeali69
    Ballislifeali698 days ago

    Numbers don’t tell the whole story most the time

  • 313 Booman
    313 Booman8 days ago

    That srs looks like bullshit how all 5 of kobe rings in the high zone fuck outta here lmao kobe was not all dat dog real talk

  • Benny Mill
    Benny Mill8 days ago

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  • Anthony Manto
    Anthony Manto9 days ago

    What they could’ve done is subtract that championships team number from their srs to even out their own skill

  • Phoenix PlayZ
    Phoenix PlayZ9 days ago

    This stat is flawed af a 7 game series shows which team is better you cant fluke your way out of a playoff round or a Finals Appearance Miami essentially swept the 1 seed bucks which had a SRS score of 10 which is no fluke so why would there SRS score be lower after beating them shouldnt they have adjusted the SRS score to match the bucks after beating them

  • Muzzammil Iqbal
    Muzzammil Iqbal11 days ago

    This chart is rigged

  • Muzzammil Iqbal
    Muzzammil Iqbal11 days ago

    The media was saying lebron was going to lose in the first round but when he beat the trailblazers the media said that it was an easy win

  • Sylvester Banini
    Sylvester Banini12 days ago

    In my humble opinion no ring can surpass the Cavs 2016 one. Down 3-1 against one of the greatest teams of all time

  • Alex
    Alex12 days ago

    I think expansion of the league could be a factor in how teams in the 90s and early 2000s get higher scores. Expansion teams are really bad, most averaging around 30% their first 4 seasons (25ish wins for the expansion teams, but around 55 for everyone else). The Grizzlies were 2-12 against the teams the Lakers faced in 2001, while the Raptors were 4-6 ( they were 3-1 against the 76ers, 1-5 against the west). How good the record of the champion is also plays a factor. The 95 Rockets only won 47 games, while the 01 Lakers won 56 (the fewest in their three peat) and while the 97 Bulls won 69 games, they faced two 60+ win teams in the post season. Having worse records means more wins for your opponents, meaning a higher score.

  • Mil Dol
    Mil Dol12 days ago

    In my opinion interesting data, but don’t know if your extrapolation is totally correct. The statement that this is why you can’t count rings, and 2001 Laker team was the most dominant appears speculative. Seems you’re saying players and teams that have a harder path to a championship should get more credit. Could you argue the teams with the easiest path to the Championships were more dominant because the 2020 Lakers were very dominant. A low SRS rating might mean there was greater parity not that a team was all that awful. To have a high SRS might mean there were some upsets in the playoffs. Didn’t the 1996 Chicago Bulls win 72 games in a season ? I would pick that stat for most dominant team and they’re ranked 14th. Also, Cavaliers 2016 was a very tough final.

  • aj dileo
    aj dileo12 days ago

    This content! Jesus this stuff is gold. Keep going bro you are better than a 30 for 30

  • Harshvardhan182000 Singh
    Harshvardhan182000 Singh13 days ago

    This video is total rubbish.

  • AJ Lucky007

    AJ Lucky007

    3 days ago

    Bronsexual💀💀💀

  • roro jongrang
    roro jongrang13 days ago

    i think we have to give more appreciation to the team that has a low average score but entered the final, their struggle was crazy

  • Gino Cerda
    Gino Cerda13 days ago

    i seen this as a post on reddit

  • Palahume
    Palahume13 days ago

    This video is straight facts.

  • Jet Fox
    Jet Fox13 days ago

    They don't call him Mr. Cakewalk for a reason.

  • Maekar I Targaryen
    Maekar I Targaryen15 days ago

    Wow, I look at th data very differently. A league where margin of victory is closer, thus leading to a SRS that is lower, would be much more competitive because the teams are close in ability. This would make winning s title more difficult. Where the teams are less equal is when have these massive margins of victory. This means mediocre teams can put up large SRS against the bottom dregs. Then, when you have team that is much better, Kobe/Shaq Lakers, they roll through with these ridiculous numbers. That is not the "most competitive" form the NBA can take as our narrator states. This is a pitfall of using one metric to determine any broad claim.

  • bobbycone2
    bobbycone215 days ago

    Before I watch this I'm going to predict that the 2011 mavs championship was one of the toughest. I'll make an edit after I watch the video to see if I was right...... Edit... #6 of 37.....yep... That was one hell of a run.

  • Clinton Charles
    Clinton Charles15 days ago

    Lol why people always act like if LeBron was in the west the whole team he would be on a shitty team. Heck the team would probably have been way better than the cavs of 13 years and probably the heat of 4 years. Y'all say the west was better now imagine if Bron joined a team there

  • Antoinette Stefan
    Antoinette Stefan16 days ago

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  • Brandon Raimo
    Brandon Raimo16 days ago

    Even though LeBron's 2020 ring doesn't mean that much, it still means more than all of Kevin Durant's rings combined

  • Cole Lowenstein
    Cole Lowenstein16 days ago

    Should run the srs formula on superbowl teams

  • FREEZE Saint
    FREEZE Saint17 days ago

    God loves you all 👍

  • The Griffenn
    The Griffenn17 days ago

    Im not the best with math or graphs and the way each variable alters or retards the aggregate, but a concern struck me when i heard how you were coming to you conclusion's. In theory A teams ability should not directly alter the difficulty score of there schedule. Put another way, how good team A is and how easily they beat teams B-Z, shouldn't have any effect on the score of the teams. Each team judged from each season would therefore be able to be conceivably switched with every other team and season. This, I believe would be a more accurate gauge. I can explain why if you wish.

  • The Griffenn
    The Griffenn17 days ago

    Im not the best with math or graphs and the way each variable alters or retards the aggregate, but a concern struck me when i heard how you were coming to you conclusion's. In theory A teams ability should not directly alter the difficulty score of there schedule. Put another way, how good team A is and how easily they beat teams B-Z, shouldn't have any effect on the score of the teams. Each team judged from each season would therefore be able to be conceivably switched with every other team and season. This, I believe would be a more accurate gauge. I can explain why if you wish.

  • Bo12alday
    Bo12alday19 days ago

    Nah bruh

  • Reynold Trinidad
    Reynold Trinidad19 days ago

    Kobe > MJ

  • Nikola Simić
    Nikola Simić20 days ago

    Season was same for everyone not just for Lakers

  • LIFE 009
    LIFE 00920 days ago

    I wouldn’t consider the 2013 Heat championship easy at all. That SRS system has a lot of flaws

  • iamdalibor
    iamdalibor20 days ago

    These statistics are so flawed. Your going to tell me that the 2017 warriors that went 16-1 in the playoffs... was a much harder ring to win then the lakers 2020? For real? 16-1 people. Let that sink in. That's the best record set by any team in the playoffs in nba history. Add to the fact that injuries are probably not put into the summation of these stats either. I dare someone to say otherwise. That warriors 17 ring was easiest of all time. Not to mention the bulls. The 90's bulls were barely taken to game 7... only twice ever in all of playoffs if my memory serves me right. Only TWICE. Sounds like a cupcake pathway to a ring if you ask me. It's just not how good a team was it's also how many games did they lose to the competition. It's everything. These stats are inconclusive.

  • iamdalibor

    iamdalibor

    8 days ago

    @Phoenix PlayZ Yeah that's another aspect that's missing. I doubt that it is. Not to mention regular season and playoffs are two completely different competitions all together as some teams play better in playoffs then the regular season. There's no way to judge that. I look at it as if the games went to game 7 to judge the competition, then injuries then other things. If you aren't taken to a game 7 then to me that was pretty easy to win. Going 4-0 or 4-1 is definitely a cake walk. 4-2 is still a bit harder but still easier then a 7 game series. 7 game series definitely can change things. As can how did it get to a game 7. Look at the cavs/warriors 16, cavs were down 3-1 then came back to win it. That's very hard to do in my opinion (only team to do it as well) but going by the SRS statistical score it's easy. And I was wrong the magic did beat the bulls. But it was only for that one year and that was it.

  • Phoenix PlayZ

    Phoenix PlayZ

    9 days ago

    This stat is flawed af a 7 game series shows which team is better you cant fluke your way out of a playoff round or a Finals Appearance Miami essentially swept the 1 seeded bucks which had an SRS score of 10 which is no fluke since its a 7 game series so why would there SRS score be lower after beating them shouldn't they have adjusted the SRS score to match the bucks after beating them?

  • AitLin Of The Rebellion
    AitLin Of The Rebellion20 days ago

    So basically Jordan and Kobe had a lot harder way to the finals, but LeBron had a lot harder matchups in the finals itself. Appreciate Jordan's 6 and Kobe's all finals appearances (not just wins) and LeBron's only-finals records (without play-offs). Even tho both LeBron and Jordan had some issues on the way to the champs. For example LeBron's series against Boston and Warriors (not matter if he won or not) and Jordan's series against Pistons (also the same thing) The only thing is that system, as I understand, didn't include play-offs themselves. I mean, the way and quality of opponents' playing throughout the play-offs. Lakers with Shaq and Kobe wouldn't go 16-1 if every team played as good as their SRS showed they should play like (didn't really see that run, so maybe their opponents really played great, but how did Lakers go 16-1 then? Is it really so mind-blowing, or is it really just stats not showing the entire picture?). The same with Milwaukee got outplayed by Miami in 2020 play-offs. Milwaukee even with MVP Giannis, still not the best team to play against in play-offs. Also it doesn't count injures or some factors like that (as I understand). 2018 Warriors could've lost in WCF and not even be in that list, if CP3 never got injured that year. But they are, and their SRS is not as bad as we through, just because they beat Rockets that one time. And also nobody calls LeBron's 2013 championship weak, just because he won against SAS in the finals, but statistics shows that it was actually pretty easy. Which is, I can't say, looks like a truth. But we have what we have Edit: Oops, looks like Jimmy already said that all in the second part of the video, my bad. Don't have anything else to say. Just agree with Jimmy's last words in the video

  • hans Navarrete
    hans Navarrete21 day ago

    Now try and say that Bill Russell is the goat because he won 11

  • Domiree_YT Ree
    Domiree_YT Ree22 days ago

    Lebron can never compare to kobe and MJ

  • Phoenix PlayZ

    Phoenix PlayZ

    9 days ago

    your delusional if you think kobe is better then lebron

  • Marin
    Marin22 days ago

    There is no way LeBron got easier way then GSW. Not even LeBron fan.. Damn,this video make me like Kobe even more..

  • Phoenix PlayZ

    Phoenix PlayZ

    9 days ago

    This stat is flawed af a 7 game series shows which team is better you cant fluke your way out of a playoff round or a Finals Appearance Miami essentially swept the 1 seeded bucks which had an SRS score of 10 which is no fluke since its a 7 game series so why would there SRS score be lower after beating them shouldn't they have adjusted the SRS score to match the bucks after beating them?

  • Eric Erastus
    Eric Erastus23 days ago

    All am hearing is Kobe is the goat

  • ToxicNova
    ToxicNova23 days ago

    Mans said they’re trash but they’re ok

  • Renz Daniel
    Renz Daniel24 days ago

    Part 2 video idea: "easy" championship runs that failed

  • Walter Barthel
    Walter Barthel24 days ago

    Make one for NFL please!!

  • Gjoka
    Gjoka24 days ago

    Call you Jimmy Midroller for all the ads I’m getting

  • noir
    noir24 days ago

    jimmy didn't do bill russells 🤬

  • Bread 'N Budda
    Bread 'N Budda24 days ago

    I'd say 2016 Cavs team was the most difficult. Look at wtf they did. Numbers dont lie but yet they don't always tell the full truth.

  • Phoenix PlayZ

    Phoenix PlayZ

    9 days ago

    This stat is flawed af a 7 game series shows which team is better you cant fluke your way out of a playoff round or a Finals Appearance Miami essentially swept the 1 seeded bucks which had an SRS score of 10 which is no fluke since its a 7 game series so why would there SRS score be lower after beating them shouldn't they have adjusted the SRS score to match the bucks after beating them?

  • Dabzor420
    Dabzor42025 days ago

    Surprised to see the raptors so high. Go raptors.

  • botz black
    botz black25 days ago

    i think its when mj was against Karl Malone

  • Robert Rush
    Robert Rush25 days ago

    Easiest does not mean easy it just mean the easiest out of a group

  • Pat Hallahan
    Pat Hallahan26 days ago

    All I heard was Dream is 🐐

  • unitempt
    unitempt26 days ago

    Spoiler: you all became too spoiled

  • Joseph Vernon
    Joseph Vernon27 days ago

    jxmy: rings don’t matter mj/shaq: how many rings you got?

  • Joseph Vernon
    Joseph Vernon27 days ago

    the celtics had 8 all stars bruh

  • AG Chicago-1998
    AG Chicago-199828 days ago

    So it easy when 4-2

  • Stevo The Rhodes
    Stevo The RhodesMonth ago

    SRS doesn't account for a pandemic and bubble conditions...

  • Teodor Hristev
    Teodor HristevMonth ago

    Here we are, people who never played an NBA playoff game, let alone win a championship, including Mr. Jimmy, putting values on how difficult a ring is...

  • Deluxxe
    DeluxxeMonth ago

    Does this mean that lebron is so good that no one is comp to him😑🤔

  • Peter Handy
    Peter HandyMonth ago

    "The 90s is easily the most competitive era in basketball" it was just after an NBA expansion and since "SRS" or whatever is based on strength of schedule and margin of victory that would literally mean being right after an expansion would increase team's SRS even though being right after an expansion makes a league less competitive. MJ's rings were not harder because he was right after an expansion! That's what makes them easier! His rings are not among the more difficult ever! As for Kobe's, winning three titles in a highly competitive era is easier to do when you're the second best player and your team was statistically better the less you played. LeBron's 2016 ring required more from him than any of Kobe or MJ's did

  • risu
    risuMonth ago

    considering other circumstances I think that Dallas had one of the hardest(top 3) if not the hardest playoff run in NBA history. I mean Dirk had almost no Allstar support on his team and they still swept the Lakers, who were champions the year before.

  • Jeson Liu
    Jeson LiuMonth ago

    Thts not how statistics work

  • Tech Productions

    Tech Productions

    Month ago

    it is stop being butthurt

  • mansonlamps
    mansonlampsMonth ago

    Long and grueling?😂 got a month off b4 the playoffs didn’t have to travel didn’t play an entire season 🤣 get fucking real... no fans

  • Kevin Mark
    Kevin MarkMonth ago

    This video helps build the case that Stockton was a better PG than Magic. When Jordan was at his peak, he beat the Jazz. If Jordan was not there, the Jazz would have won 2 titles back to back 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Devin M
    Devin MMonth ago

    All you did was rip off a reddit post and edit some clips together 👎🏿

  • kmusic
    kmusicMonth ago

    2016 lebron ...That was hard. .Even a hater has to admit.. i don't know 00 to 02 laker run was hard🤔🤔? i don't know about that. This is flawed analytics to go off of.

  • Nile Milky
    Nile MilkyMonth ago

    I think 2011 Maverick is one of the hardest to win

  • Phifer Bellington
    Phifer BellingtonMonth ago

    Another thing: COMPETITIVE DOES NOT MEAN OVERALL BETTER

  • Adrian Dumosmog
    Adrian DumosmogMonth ago

    The srs statistic seems really bad because it ignores context. The moment any upset happens it puts a dent in the srs rating.

  • AB 23
    AB 23Month ago

    As soon as I saw the bucks first I knew this was a bullshit video

  • Flex YT
    Flex YTMonth ago

    Dude I just found your channel and so many of your videos! Thank you for making them.

  • Huels
    HuelsMonth ago

    All the teams had to deal with Covid and no family around and their lives flipped upside down. Nothing was easy about the 2019-2020 season.

  • Stanley Johnson
    Stanley JohnsonMonth ago

    Do Alabama football championships

  • ThePeacefulChannel
    ThePeacefulChannelMonth ago

    No one is taking into account how playing in the bubble must’ve been very hard for all the players involved specially the teams that made the WCF ECF and Finals

  • Renjolo Bagunu
    Renjolo BagunuMonth ago

    Yeah

  • Idris Alton
    Idris AltonMonth ago

    How are you going to say SRS is too simple a metric to measure how difficult a team run is, then use it to measure playoff runs in a broken bubble season, where the calculations for how good those Nuggets & Blazers teams were aren't actually captured? For shame.

  • Rocco .mbb. Zoccoli
    Rocco .mbb. ZoccoliMonth ago

    This was short, sweet and HIGHLY digestible information.

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