Using Numbers To Find The Most Difficult NBA Championship Ever Won

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saytr4 54 minutes ago
This is amazingly stupid. 1.The 95 Rockets won between Jordan's two threepeats. No Jordan on the Bills. No Jordan in the league. 2. The 95 Rockets had the Most Difficult championship in league history. 3. Therefore it was MORE difficult to win WITHOUT MICHAEL JORDAN on the Bulls or without Jordan in the league. This is amazingly stupid. .
YvngGoat 22 hours ago
Y’all just never wanna give LeBron his credit
Cookie 2 days ago
Whenever people say Hakeem only got his rings cuz Jordan was retired at the time, now I have some proof and stats to combat them with
Cookie 2 days ago
Why are Lebron's cavs so low on srs
4Co-op Games
4Co-op Games 2 days ago
That 1 lost that the lakers had during that championship run was all because of iverson.
Rafael Valente
Rafael Valente 2 days ago
That doesn’t make any sense, so because the clippers choke a 3-1 lead to the nuggets the lakers path to the final was easy?? The srs of the teams you beat Should be added to your srs, to this shit makes a little sense
Rafael Valente
Rafael Valente 2 days ago
Bro, Do you know why the cavs was always in the finals with one of the lowest srs?? Because they had the goat, and a higher srs cant buy a goat
massimo grecchi
massimo grecchi 2 days ago
The way u can look to facts without being influenced by anything is absurd, and I think you’re right: a ring is always a ring. That’s it
Ale Ale Handro
Ale Ale Handro 2 days ago
Yup we don’t give a fffffck! Lakers
Hyndergogen9 2 days ago
The Problem with using numbers for this is that it doesn't take into account the intangible aspects of basketball, like playing in the Bubble and not seeing family.
Randall Campbell
Randall Campbell 3 days ago
I dont even have to watch this and know it was dirk and the mavs
Dark Slayer16
Dark Slayer16 3 days ago
Bro 100% the Dallas Mavericks one dude dirk beat wade bosh and lebron by himself
Raikouu 3 days ago
Lakers gonna 3peat
Logan Ford
Logan Ford 3 days ago
Lebron vs golden state. Roll credits.
Aaron Sanchez
Aaron Sanchez 3 days ago
It's interesting to me how the Warriors with KD had their championships right in the middle of the list of difficult runs
My 2016 Cavs
Oscar Rivas
Oscar Rivas 4 days ago
Do you think dealing with the stress of covid during the bubble should be taken into consideration? Like players being away from family for so long and the worry of their family members possibly catching and dying from covid?
Leland Taylor
Leland Taylor 4 days ago
Mike is the goat y do yall even debate this
Mikey R
Mikey R 4 days ago
After Jet Terry, LeBron never enters my mind as anything but a hired gunslinger who is afraid to take drive to the basket in the final seconds for fear of missing the free throws.
Hendrick Brillantes
Hendrick Brillantes 5 days ago
For me the 2010 Los Angeles Lakers had the very hardest championship runs beating all 50 win team in the playoffs
mtrybu 5 days ago
You based your entire video on a stat that is severely flawed. I know you mentioned that "it has it's flaws", but I think it's not only that - it is completely useless in this case and incomparable between seasons, yet eras. The only thing it indicates is the disparity between teams or the gap between good and bad teams in a single season. So if a team has a lower SRS one year than another, it could also mean that the rest of the league got worse and the division between good teams and worse ones is bigger. That is why on that summary graphic, you see a lot of 80s teams being very low in SRS - as you rightly pointed out in the video, it's because there were less teams and worse teams got into the playoffs. The entire last minute of video presents comparisons that are absolutely wrong. I don't want to make you feel down, I love your videos and keep up the good work, but this one is just plainly wrong :)
Papo E money
Papo E money 5 days ago
Miami vs spurs if ray Allen never hits the 3 pt lebron would only have 3 rings and never beat the spurs
Tyler Yoder
Tyler Yoder 5 days ago
The fact this guy doesn’t mention Duncan is hilarious come on do better
Phillip Riles
Phillip Riles 5 days ago
2000-2001 Lakers were probably my all-time favorite single season team to watch. Greatest playoff run I've ever seen. Kobe and Shaq as a dynamic duo in that playoff run especially, I believe reached the absolute pinnacle that you can reach as 2 all-time greats in or near the prime of there ability could be able to accomplish together. They literally were an overtime loss to that year's MVP Iverson and the overachieving scrappy Sixers in game 1 of the Finals, from being the only team ever to go undefeated in the playoffs.
JP Infinity
JP Infinity 5 days ago
Its because of the shortened season there's would be higher
darrin hodges
darrin hodges 5 days ago
They say that numbers don't lie not true you can finesse and fanagle numbers to say and mean anything
iLLMaTiK 5 days ago
philly had the lower srs score but was the only team to get a win against the lakers that year.
SwaggerNauts365 5 days ago
This is pretty cool, but its a misleading metric.
Z Rod
Z Rod 5 days ago
After this Kobe might be the GOAT he got the hardest rings it seems lol
Noah Palmer
Noah Palmer 6 days ago
I think biggest thing to think of is how good the team who wins is. If they had an absurd record then it could tank the rest of the leagues scores. Also if u have a wide spread. Yes first round may be super easy but if u face an amazing team in another round it makes it much harder than a bunch of average playoff teams. Particularly lebron and the cavs vs the warriors
Real Reviews
Real Reviews 6 days ago
This is why analytics don't make any sense.
HeyNow Productions
HeyNow Productions 6 days ago
Lebron the goat still
noah robbins
noah robbins 6 days ago
All the srs actually tells you is how much they won or lost their games by.... What if there were just more trash teams in the early 2000s? (There were.)
astheskylarksings 6 days ago
Playoffs don’t paint the whole picture at all. There are some super trash 8 seeds out there
Kai Young
Kai Young 6 days ago
This should be used more tho it dose have flaws I clearly shows y lebron should still only be ranked number 2 on alltime list because litterly if u look at his team rating it shows how bad teams he played and how historically easy his finals runs were. Like I've aways made the case tho lebron carry in 2019 was impressive the hardest comp he faced was a rookie tatum and they went to 7 so it wasn't as big of a deal as some say it one the sole reason he should be the goat
Rope Freeze
Rope Freeze 6 days ago
A season with 4 or 5 really bad teams could cause everyone who makes the playoff to have a higher srs, therefore it seems harder because these playoff teams are winning more (unlike in the 80s). How good were the bad teams this year? How good were the bad teams when Kobe played?
OsO Sanity
OsO Sanity 6 days ago
2k dislikes wtff? How could you like basketball and dislike this video? Great analysis bro! Keep at it! F the haters
handsome coelman
handsome coelman 6 days ago
Bru this is what I don’t like abt non athletes talking abt this talking abt it’s easier to play without fans no it’s not it’s actually harder the fans are what make u play better an make u wanna keep playing even when u don’t want to
TonyLaGhost 6 days ago
Bro is always on the case, so analytical and so informative, appreciated.
Darth Demarcus
Darth Demarcus 6 days ago
I subscribed Bc this video was so well done. And you know basketball. Your right not every championship is equal
Itachi †
Itachi † 6 days ago
The best example to proof that the best teams don't always make it into the final is the 2018 world cup where Croatia make it into the finals having a relatively easy path while almost all the favorites to win the tournament were knocking each other out on the other half of the tournament
Carson Diamond
Carson Diamond 7 days ago
This shows the toughest playoff opponents, but to truly quantify the toughest championship run we must subtract these numbers by the SRS of the team that won them. I say this because a team with a high SRS can go through a tougher schedule but it is more impressive for a team that isn’t as good go through the same run.
Punyemas •
Punyemas • 7 days ago
6:03 did you hear that, delusional LBJ fanboys? 90's and early 2000's are EASILY the most competitive eras. You better listen to Jimmy
Chris Jett
Chris Jett 7 days ago
You corrected yourself about the 2001 Lakers when you shouldn't have. You said 15-1, but the graphic was wrong. The NBA didn't go to a best-of-7 first round until 2003.
spoder4k 7 days ago
The problem is that SRS is based on the regular season, which means it heavily underestimates teams with Lebron James on the roster
Charles Fowler
Charles Fowler 7 days ago
Cool metric but definitely seems flawed to mw, for example if you were to beat a bunch of weaker teams in your conference but the have to face MJ bulls or KD warriors in the final you'd actually have a very low score difficulty score but you'd also have a one of the most impressive championships of all time. Basically it doesn't seem to weight the top end of teams heigh enough imo
Jeremy Ellis
Jeremy Ellis 7 days ago
This is a really strange choice for analytics. Magic beat the best of the best and you're going to fault him for facing bad teams early in the playoffs in a 23 team 80s? Same logic follows for all players mentioned. Love your videos, great presentation, but this one is bunk.
Brian Bacon
Brian Bacon 7 days ago
The only mention of the Spurs was about them getting beat and their championship in 99 being real easy. No talk of Tim Duncan...
johnnyjoey 7 days ago
Magic has five rings! And one was as a rookie, who was a guard, playing center, replacing an injured HOF’er and getting MVP! That trumps everything else!
Samuel Whittenburg
Samuel Whittenburg 7 days ago
He shoulda compared other teams to the team that made the run instead of solely basing it off how good the other team was. Would make Jordan’s runs significantly less impressive
MrBiko12 7 days ago
Agree: "They all shine just as bright"
_millar_o__ 7 days ago
Advanced stat SIMPLE rating system
DH 7 days ago
Wasn’t even accurate either
I’d like to see this for runner ups
Caprice Prater
Caprice Prater 7 days ago
All that and kd rings still don’t mean a damn thing to me
czxxclz xx
czxxclz xx 7 days ago
Great Video and content......buuut no you are not a LeBron fan boy 🤣 you threw him under bus when you didn't even had to .... Not just that you fail to mention how LeBron's teams SRS is barely 0.5 for 4 of those finals appearances and what about 07 Cavs SRS let's not even talk about that 🤣
Jesus Sanchez
Jesus Sanchez 7 days ago
Kobe and Shaq best duo in my opinion
Ismael 7 days ago
If the 2016 thunder didn’t blow that 3-1 they would have beat the cavs what would be their srs
Rodney Angton Jr
Rodney Angton Jr 8 days ago
What about matchups!? You can tell that these number crunchers never played basketball! Numbers do lie
Shaikingtroy 8 days ago
The one thing that stay doesn't take account for is matchups.
Jesse Warshak
Jesse Warshak 8 days ago
These numbers are interesting. The only problem I have if that you aren't considering the team itself. Saying the early 2000s Lakers rings were the hardest because of competition is disingenuous because of how much better the Lakers were. To me, Dirks championship and LeBron's 2016 championship are the most impressive because of the competition, but also what they were working with on their team.
Michael Chan
Michael Chan 8 days ago
94-95 Rockets hands down
Edwin Younes
Edwin Younes 8 days ago
You can’t use SRS which is taken from regular season stats and use it for a playoffs stat🤦🏻‍♂️ it doesn’t make sense whatsoever, the bucks were by far the best record last season so what? They got swept in the 2nd round.... this is just stupid
Edwin Younes
Edwin Younes 8 days ago
That’s stupid, i don’t need numbers to know the hardest championship ever won was the 3-1 comeback against the 73-9 team...
Kid chaor
Kid chaor 6 days ago
Poor kid
Wahlabal Warrior
Wahlabal Warrior 8 days ago
At the end of the game it doesn't matter how hard or how easy you win a ring all that matters is that you won
NaniiBoii 8 days ago
Skip bayless grabbed his lotion while watchin this video
john doe
john doe 8 days ago
lame asf jody. i had huge respect for you. but this shit is lame asf and you know it.
rtc7788 8 days ago
98' championship was probably the most difficult championship for an individual player. Bulls were literally the oldest aged team in the history of NBA to win a championship. Jordan was 35, Pippen was 33, Rodman was 37, Harper 34, Kerr 33, Kukoc 32, Wennington 35. Pippen was battling back injuries, Rodman was having issues and played limited minutes, Ron Harper had bad knees. Jordan had to hard carry his team to the championship and basically did all the offense himself. In one of the Finals games he scored 45 pts of the Bulls total 82 pts.
Jesse Ventura
Jesse Ventura 8 days ago
Another hater......So you wouldn’t take the pandemic in racial justice in consideration you should delete this video.
Matt Savoy
Matt Savoy 8 days ago
The numbers don't lie. This is the best and only way to compare rings
Ligiday Kurin
Ligiday Kurin 8 days ago
This is one of the reasons why MJ is far better tha james bcoz those 6-0 nba finals records are not a walk in the park.Those were tough grueling battles where most teams are equally good,while most of james title wins were a product of his super teams vs weaker teams
Sanin Radoncic
Sanin Radoncic 8 days ago
and Hakeem swept Shaq that year so this is not making sense
Sanin Radoncic
Sanin Radoncic 8 days ago
How is coming back from a 3-1 lead not the hardest championship ever???????????
SORTE 8 days ago
Miami beat that bucks team with a grade of 9. Something... that was not an easy thing to do I give my props to bron
Lahcsap 8 days ago
5:52 to all the LeBron haters 😎
DreDaDon__ 8 days ago
So Kobe had 3 of the 5 hardest runs to the NBA finals....interesting you may continue
Mark Hrishka
Mark Hrishka 8 days ago
As a sixers fan seeing the 2001 Lakers as the 2nd hardest path bothers me.. I just wish we somehow won so AI would have a ring
Waffle Wagon
Waffle Wagon 9 days ago
We gonna just gloss over how Olajuwon, Drexler, and the 95 Rockets won the hardest fought ring of the last 37 years??? Ok.
Nathaniel Edward Lovino
Nathaniel Edward Lovino 9 days ago
8:26 Slap that to LeBron's haters😆
Manuel Gutierrez
Manuel Gutierrez 9 days ago
Lakers went 15-1 2001 season. They only beat Portland 3 times (best of 5). It wasn’t until 2003 that the first round went to best of 7.
Traveeyo 9 days ago
The early 2000’s is the most defensive era in basketball. A 20ppg scorer means much more then than now
Freaky Dex
Freaky Dex 7 days ago
Or the league changed and now 3s made players average more points , no defender was actively guarding the 3 as much then I will say the league was more physical and rough then
Timothy Asdent
Timothy Asdent 9 days ago
The quizzical degree constitutively tumble because puma holoprosencephaly rejoice versus a zonked rest. voiceless, uptight brian
Soane Langi
Soane Langi 9 days ago
It is always assuring to know that Kobe Bryant is the greatest of all time #BlackMambaOut!!
Tylor Daniel
Tylor Daniel 9 days ago
i disagree. Danny Green’s rings shine a little less bright than everyone else’s
MixDatSalt 9 days ago
It's a very light ring due to no home/away games and them winning the lottery with getting to face trash teams but IT IS NOT AN ASTERISK. I can't stand it when people say that lol Doesn't matter anyway because the Cavs win over GSW was one of the heaviest.
soup bobber
soup bobber 9 days ago
Bad math. SRS automatically increases with expansion. That math is automatic. Top teams now have watered down teams to beat. Also the East during the eighties were brutal. The more balanced the division the lower the SRS. You can see that math, right? The Lakers walked to the finals, all but one year, in an incredibly soft West but then faced an actual tough opponent. In the 90's Jordan drove everybody out of the East, even Shaq, and then faced a tougher Western opponent. That led to the Lakers having tougher opponents in the West than in the finals. That plus the expansion of the league throughout the previous decade watering the league down. The only truths about that chart is the Rockets had a tough title and Lebron had easy titles. Sociology often has bad math as it has too many variables and the league changed to much from one era to another.
Daniel 9 days ago
Those Laker runs weren't easy. I'm not shocked but i'm surprised. Kinda shows how good Kobe, Shaq and that team was
Sander Östergaard
Sander Östergaard 10 days ago
Kobe and Shaqs Lakers wha unstoppable
Andrew Lin
Andrew Lin 10 days ago
Dallas 2011 was special
Ethan L
Ethan L 10 days ago
Dang I thought you were going to discuss the hardest ring year, it seemed like it’d be a wild story.
Aye Ø
Aye Ø 10 days ago
yo, legit great video bro, loved the way you ended it
Vic Oladipo
Vic Oladipo 10 days ago
Rockets sixth seed to glory damn
Stephen A Smith
Stephen A Smith 10 days ago
Kobe and shaq officially better than magic and Kareem
Marcus J
Marcus J 10 days ago
You can’t base this off numbers. Point blank
Pearson Biggs
Pearson Biggs 11 days ago
Amazing video 💯
Wolfliondog 17
Wolfliondog 17 11 days ago
isn’t that how being the 1st seed works
Mark David Mallorca
Mark David Mallorca 11 days ago
Then Bronsexuals put all credit to LeBRON, “He did all the carry”. Huh tf?! AD was the 1st Option last year and carried them from Regular Season to 1st round till WCF with way better stats then Lebron selfish wanna take 1st opt to get FMVP to varnish his tainted legacy.
paysonfox88 11 days ago
The 2000 and 2001 Lakers had the hardest championship runs I've ever seen. one of those teams which only won 56 games in regular season because they were coasting, had to go through 3 50 win teams to get their championship. I think the Lakers may actually have had to go through every round of that playoffs facing a 50 plus win team.
Raju Kumar Gupta
Raju Kumar Gupta 11 days ago
How about calculating the SRS from the games only inside the bubble? Because comparing the incomplete 2020 seasons versus Full season doesn't give a complete picture. With almost everyone out of shape, due to the gap in playing, I think the SRS would be lesser than 7.46
Dexn Socius
Dexn Socius 11 days ago
it is completely flawed
SANJI VINSMOKE 11 days ago
You should take the difference of Champs SRS and their Opp SRS the tougher team ofc will undoubtly have easier time facing teams
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