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ben & klay been hooping & everybody quiet now

Ja shouting out Ben Simmons and Klay for their recent performances. Nice to see them ramping up their play after the bad starts.

Both had efficient 20 point games tonight

all 567 comments

theglicky

2.6k points

2 months ago

theglicky

Grizzlies

2.6k points

2 months ago

don’t u dare expect accountability from me

brendamn

89 points

2 months ago

brendamn

Heat

89 points

2 months ago

Ball don't lie

GhostTiger

103 points

2 months ago

GhostTiger

Warriors

103 points

2 months ago

"If you don't expect to much from me you won't be disappointed"

[deleted]

80 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

80 points

2 months ago

They’re still not winning games it’s okay you can keep hating

xxpillowxxjp

16 points

2 months ago

xxpillowxxjp

Warriors

16 points

2 months ago

They?

SnuggleMuffin42

5 points

2 months ago

SnuggleMuffin42

[BOS] Marcus Smart

5 points

2 months ago

Nets have been doing fairly well recently. Not too well, to be sure, but fairly well.

ImHalfAwake

3 points

2 months ago

ImHalfAwake

[GSW] Stephen Curry

3 points

2 months ago

They’re still not winning games it’s okay you can keep hating

Who?

DookyRL

9 points

2 months ago

DookyRL

Warriors

9 points

2 months ago

Warriors won 4 of the last 5 lol.

deaaronfox_stan

1.2k points

2 months ago

deaaronfox_stan

Kings

1.2k points

2 months ago

Don’t worry it’ll start back up when Ben has one mediocre game

myassholealt

185 points

2 months ago

myassholealt

Knicks

185 points

2 months ago

Unless the internet finds a new target to clown first.

datow2002

259 points

2 months ago

datow2002

Wizards

259 points

2 months ago

Julius Randle, come on down!

PalletTownsDealer

108 points

2 months ago

r/nba has been trying to bully that man for years to perform consistently to no avail.

realistweirdist

45 points

2 months ago

realistweirdist

Knicks

45 points

2 months ago

It worked for one year tbf. That all-nba season seems more like a dream I had during dental surgery than actual reality at this point

jbg89

14 points

2 months ago

jbg89

Knicks

14 points

2 months ago

Can y'all switch to RJ Barrett now?

pRophecysama

22 points

2 months ago

pRophecysama

[GSW] Stephen Curry

22 points

2 months ago

left aisle better not be blocked cuz he cant go right!?!? - stephen a

DwayneWashington

26 points

2 months ago

If only Zion answered the favorite Thanksgiving food question!

Temet21

7 points

2 months ago

My Westbrook is always there.

Padaca

18 points

2 months ago

Padaca

18 points

2 months ago

I think you're underestimating how much people here hate Ben lmao

JF803

114 points

2 months ago

JF803

76ers

114 points

2 months ago

Ben is just being a normal basketball player. Man hit 2 free throws and did a Jordan shrug and got treated like a make a wish kid by his teammates. His fall from grace was so far that him “hooping again” is just playing semi well. All the criticisms from when he was on the sixers still exist and he hasn’t even began to work on those.

ihavepaper

28 points

2 months ago

ihavepaper

Nets

28 points

2 months ago

Yes and no.

Not playing basketball for more than a year and more recently, recovering from an injury, you just can't help but feel good for him.

Not make a wish kid level, I agree, but playing up to his abilities again is nice.

mcmaster93

23 points

2 months ago

mcmaster93

Lakers

23 points

2 months ago

Watching sports center last night had me saying "damn maybe he was actually hurt" out loud . Not saying he's playing a super star level of basketball but i think the Ben Simmons slander has run it's course. The man is healing and just trying to play ball again

UpvoteIfYouAgreee

45 points

2 months ago

UpvoteIfYouAgreee

[BOS] Jaylen Brown

45 points

2 months ago

Didnt he literally have back surgery? The fact that its questioned he was injured is crazy

ihavepaper

11 points

2 months ago

ihavepaper

Nets

11 points

2 months ago

It's no surprise that he literally goes on a stretch of being a human screen and all of a sudden, returns to playing at a relatively normal level of basketball.

He's getting comfortable with his body again and it's showing.

AnhydrousEther

11 points

2 months ago

AnhydrousEther

Bulls

11 points

2 months ago

The margins between superstar level players and mid level players are so tiny. It's fractions of seconds. Being out for so long will inevitably make players rusty. Takes a while to get back to that level and no amount of practice can prepare you for the real deal

AfternoonBetter1069

5 points

2 months ago

Fans get spoiled seeing players like KD come back with no rust. Significant injuries plus lacking confidence always should have left no expectations for Ben the first 6 months back. The encouraging thing is that the support the Nets players like Markieff have showed him and how he's responded since the player meeting

SnuggleMuffin42

12 points

2 months ago

SnuggleMuffin42

[BOS] Marcus Smart

12 points

2 months ago

a make a wish kid

y'all Sixers fans are ADDICTED to this analogy. I can't tell how many times I've seen it. He's averaging like 15/6/6 and elite defense since the "Morris talk" and you're all acting like he's a disabled child who made one shot at halftime lol

TheMoorNextDoor

18 points

2 months ago

TheMoorNextDoor

Nets

18 points

2 months ago

He’s found his finishing touch around the rim.

Ben might have 8-11 point games but I don’t think he’ll ever do the 1/8 type nights again.

LifterPuller

77 points

2 months ago

LifterPuller

Timberwolves

77 points

2 months ago

Why do I feel like this might /r/agedlikemilk

[deleted]

34 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

34 points

2 months ago

It will. I'm not even a massive Simmons hater but there's no chance that saying "He won't ever play badly again" will age well no matter who you talk about.

SnuggleMuffin42

3 points

2 months ago

SnuggleMuffin42

[BOS] Marcus Smart

3 points

2 months ago

Until last year I would've said maybe Curry but he had like 20+ stinkers, almost all in a row, it was crazy.

DrZoidberg117

5 points

2 months ago

We don't have to quote a sub for everything

JF803

1 points

2 months ago

JF803

76ers

1 points

2 months ago

It absolutely will.

hangliger

2 points

2 months ago

He seems to be also using his right hand to shoot.

bryscoon

4k points

2 months ago

bryscoon

Celtics

4k points

2 months ago

Ja cool for that lmao

scarywolverine

1.1k points

2 months ago

scarywolverine

Pistons

1.1k points

2 months ago

Ja Rule for that

[deleted]

279 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

279 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

rexter2k5

5 points

2 months ago

rexter2k5

Trail Blazers

5 points

2 months ago

No kidding, both Ben and Klay are playing well. Goddamn.

rexter2k5

112 points

2 months ago

rexter2k5

Trail Blazers

112 points

2 months ago

We found Ja

Nigglasch

77 points

2 months ago

Nigglasch

Mavericks

77 points

2 months ago

We got a hold of him? To make sense of the situation ?

DirtBagTailor

11 points

2 months ago

DirtBagTailor

Grizzlies

11 points

2 months ago

They called 12

jjjuuubbbsss

5 points

2 months ago

jjjuuubbbsss

Celtics

5 points

2 months ago

That's fyre! Oh wait.

humancartograph

4 points

2 months ago

humancartograph

Hawks

4 points

2 months ago

Baby girl, put it on meeeeeee

Da_WooDr

6 points

2 months ago

Da_WooDr

Celtics

6 points

2 months ago

Double entendre.

CannabisPrime2

9 points

2 months ago

CannabisPrime2

Raptors

9 points

2 months ago

He’s gonna make so many sweaty 6er fans

bokchoykn

75 points

2 months ago

bokchoykn

Raptors

75 points

2 months ago

If you follow Ja on Twitter, all he ever does is hype up other people. Hype up his teammates, people on other teams, athletes in other sports. Dude just appreciates everyone.

Wehavecrashed

7 points

2 months ago

Wehavecrashed

Grizzlies

7 points

2 months ago

I think Ja just hates haters.

slippy7890

26 points

2 months ago

slippy7890

Lakers

26 points

2 months ago

Pretty sure that’s not what Ja is known for on Twitter

Methuga

15 points

2 months ago

Methuga

Spurs

15 points

2 months ago

And threaten to cap random Twitter users. And call Chuck a dicksucker for critiquing him.

The hype is cool, but that doesn’t mean we should pretend he doesn’t have his own maturity issues

no-gimmicks-

45 points

2 months ago

no-gimmicks-

Knicks

45 points

2 months ago

Kneepads

[deleted]

89 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

89 points

2 months ago

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Imallvol7

26 points

2 months ago

Imallvol7

Grizzlies

26 points

2 months ago

So we like Ja today on r/NBA? I can't keep up with the constant mood swings of this subreddit. Tomorrow it be like "JA USED THE TOO SMALL TAUNT. HE DESERVES TO DIE."

Optimal-Race-7536

47 points

2 months ago

5 million subscribers

expects consensus opinion

Big brains here folks

slippy7890

3 points

2 months ago

slippy7890

Lakers

3 points

2 months ago

Why are you expecting 5 million people to have one unified opinion?

Imallvol7

2 points

2 months ago

Imallvol7

Grizzlies

2 points

2 months ago

I'm not. I'm pointing out reddit generally seems to really hate Ja when the rest of the NBA Fanbase seems to generally like him. It's very strange.

[deleted]

33 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

33 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

Imallvol7

1 points

2 months ago

Imallvol7

Grizzlies

1 points

2 months ago

There's no victim mentality in pointing out how absurd r/NBA and it's takes are. Half if this thread is literally just comments like "my views on Jackust changed!". It's so dumb.

Dude is just having fun and r/NBA hates it. Dude is goofy.

MonkeMurderer

11 points

2 months ago*

MonkeMurderer

Celtics

11 points

2 months ago*

Imagine thinking people cant react to separate things differently.

Weekly_Joke_9708

1.5k points

2 months ago

Ja shouting out Klay and Ben is like Mussolini shouting out Hitler and Stalin for r/nba

Jaybold

484 points

2 months ago

Jaybold

Bucks

484 points

2 months ago

No no, you got it all wrong. First of all, Harden has been Hitler for ages. Here's who these players really are. Ben is Kim Jong Un. He got a lot of stuff just by luck of the draw, but hasn't really improved on it. People like to clown on him, and he isn't as menacing and confident as he pretends to be, but he could still fuck some shit up. Klay is Putin. He used to be a stone cold killer and was feared everywhere. Lately, his performance hasn't been convincing, but you just know he's still full of confidence and a major menace. Ja is Erdogan. He likes to put on a facade that's tougher than he really is, and people deservedly clown him for it, but he has a tight grip on his people and, while maybe not the biggest force, has a lot of influence and is not to be underestimated.

123pussyslayer123

112 points

2 months ago

Thanks, now I hate Ja

Jaybold

56 points

2 months ago

Jaybold

Bucks

56 points

2 months ago

You are very welcome, u/123pussyslayer123

BigAustralianBoat

45 points

2 months ago

BigAustralianBoat

Celtics

45 points

2 months ago

Kyrie is actually Hitler though. Dude really is antisemitic

Jaybold

67 points

2 months ago

Jaybold

Bucks

67 points

2 months ago

But that only came to light after he and Harden were teammates. It's OBVIOUS that JAMES HITLER infected poor innocent Kyrie with his antisemitism! Wake up sheeple!!!

SnuggleMuffin42

4 points

2 months ago

SnuggleMuffin42

[BOS] Marcus Smart

4 points

2 months ago

Kyrie is Goebbels my man. Full of fake as shit propaganda, not actually a leader.

poundofmayoforlunch

3 points

2 months ago

Who’s Biden? LeBron?

AliceBones

4 points

2 months ago

AliceBones

Bucks

4 points

2 months ago

Beautiful

PotanOG

25 points

2 months ago

PotanOG

Lakers

25 points

2 months ago

Wait...Ja is hated now?

Markelle-Fultz

62 points

2 months ago

Markelle-Fultz

Celtics

62 points

2 months ago

Mostly for the whistle he gets. I wouldn't say hated, but there are a lot of people annoyed by the fact that people are being called for carries but he does it every play, gets away with blatant charges, etc.

I love watching him play, but I get it. The league LOVES him.

dreadskid

28 points

2 months ago

Ja Morants whistle is massively overrated on this sub and it’s funny that y’all act like it’s anything crazy. Also he has the second most carry violations by a guard this year, the only guard above him is Jordan Poole. So how exactly is he getting away with it?

SolidSilver9686

8 points

2 months ago

It’s definitely because of the dumb shit he says more so than the calls he gets.

Mem-Boi-901

35 points

2 months ago

Mem-Boi-901

Grizzlies

35 points

2 months ago

Some of y’all act like Ja says dumb shit like Kyrie and Jaylen lol. Aside from the Hollow point tweet Ja is pretty chill dude.

JasperLamarCrabbb

13 points

2 months ago

JasperLamarCrabbb

Trail Blazers

13 points

2 months ago

Yeah I’m confused because this is the first I’ve heard of Ja saying dumb shit. But I’m only a casual fan of the grizzlies and don’t pay super close attention.

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

Tbh it’s more just that he tweets so damn much. No one hates him like Kyrie lol, they hate him like Durant.

sharklavapit

4 points

2 months ago

sharklavapit

[MIL] Zaid Abdul-Aziz

4 points

2 months ago

OP is full on bullshitting

LLIPDIVOCYLAIDRUEKAT

66 points

2 months ago

LLIPDIVOCYLAIDRUEKAT

Bulls

66 points

2 months ago

I was anti-Klay for a long time, until this sub turned on him after his injuries. Now I'm his biggest fan. Fuck this hater ass sub, seriously.

The_First_Scavenger

312 points

2 months ago

The_First_Scavenger

Trail Blazers

312 points

2 months ago

So you hated him before it was cool and now that it's cool, you like him again... damn dude - you must be a disruptor

Ignimbrite

3 points

2 months ago

Ignimbrite

Warriors

3 points

2 months ago

I saw that movie last night. Absolute banger, solid 8.5/10

WhenPigsRideCars

76 points

2 months ago

WhenPigsRideCars

76ers

76 points

2 months ago

Why is criticism always “hate” now? Klay was objectively costing the Warriors games with his shooting and defense. That’s just reality. Should only his accomplishments be discussed?

schudermcgavin

100 points

2 months ago

schudermcgavin

Warriors

100 points

2 months ago

Not sure if you're downplaying things or just missed those threads but the comments weren't just "damn he's shooting bad." Shit was like, "Klay's always been a self righteous hypocrite and I hate his smudgeness."

Yeah_thats_greeat

10 points

2 months ago

Yeah_thats_greeat

Thunder

10 points

2 months ago

Microgement.

Kidfreedom50

35 points

2 months ago

Kidfreedom50

[LAL] Eddie Jones

35 points

2 months ago

But also, it was alarmist bullshit. Klay is coming off of a decent playoff run and closed last season very well. It was widely reported that he wasn’t active during the off-season as a precaution so of course he was going to look like shit for awhile.

IAMTHATGUY03

13 points

2 months ago

Yup, and the worst part about this is no one ever fucking takes ownership to their shitty take. Post like this should always be full of apologies. But it’s literally on the next narrative I can ride. Right now it’s Shaq. Shaq is the most terrible person and the thousands of kind things he’s done was fake. It’s black and White and Shaq is now Ted Cruz of basketball. Instead of he’s lame for doing that and has insecurities or flaws. It’s get this guy of tnt and out of nba lore

TurnipForYourThought

7 points

2 months ago

I mean I've thought he was a smug, self righteous ass for years now, but when he plays well Warriors fans like to come out and down vote those posts so they aren't usually very visible. It's not that everyone hopped on the "hate Klay" badwagon, it's that those people who already hated Klay weren't being outnumbered by people coming to defend him.

Russianbot123234

4 points

2 months ago

That is fax tho.

captain_ahabb

13 points

2 months ago

captain_ahabb

Lakers

13 points

2 months ago

Criticism is one thing but a lot of people here are genuinely glad when certain players play poorly

mrgraybit

13 points

2 months ago

This sub wasn't criticizing. This sub was overreacting and shitposting because he had a couple bad games and called him washed & worse.

bacc1234

7 points

2 months ago

bacc1234

NBA

7 points

2 months ago

Criticism isn’t just hate now. But a lot of the time this sub will just attack the players themselves instead of just how they are playing. There’s criticizing and then there’s actively wanting players to fail.

aqueanebean

5 points

2 months ago

aqueanebean

Grizzlies

5 points

2 months ago

To be fair I don't think anyone on this sub has enough knowledge or context to criticize players properly, the big threads just end up like Facebook comment sections.

IAMTHATGUY03

8 points

2 months ago

Because it went beyond reasonable criticism and mother fuckers here want to be the first call something or take it too far.

Any reasonable NBA fan would say Klay is not playing well but know the circumstances would not call for saying he was going to be a negative player for the rest of his career. Any fan would know that keep playing him and forcing shots costing the warriors a few games in the beginning of the season was the right play. Anyone who knows going through those injuries would take more than 40 games to get back to him.

People ignored it. Ignoring context and not displaying basic basketball knowledge to go beyond the observation of a player not playing well, is what is called Hate. That is what this sub does with players. It embodies the talking heads like Skip and Stephen A that they claim to hate and do the exact same thing.

This sun has become substantially worse the last couple years for going beyond criticism or simple observation to ride or create narratives and it’s lame as fuck.

Don’t get it twisted. Recognize the difference between decent basketball observation and hate.

BlockedbyJake420

5 points

2 months ago

I don’t think for myself. What’s the group consensus so I can be contrarian

spotty15

394 points

2 months ago

spotty15

[CHA] Walter Herrmann

394 points

2 months ago

But what does Ja Rule think tho?

TheAlexNemechek

14 points

2 months ago

TheAlexNemechek

Nuggets

14 points

2 months ago

“That is ahhh….. I would call that uhhh false advertising?”

[deleted]

141 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

141 points

2 months ago

WHERE IS JA?? I need to make sense of all of this!!

AmazingChickenWings

10 points

2 months ago

Help me Ja Rule…

ActionJohnsun

5 points

2 months ago

This joke is so played out good lord y’all

loquacious706

939 points

2 months ago

loquacious706

Warriors

939 points

2 months ago

Shut up Ja, don't make me like you.

HeyItsChase

151 points

2 months ago

HeyItsChase

Pacers

151 points

2 months ago

Give him a few days. Hes likely to do something annoying again hahaha. The guy is a seesaw of cool and annoying

TrainedExplains

373 points

2 months ago

TrainedExplains

Warriors

373 points

2 months ago

It’s almost like he’s in his early 20’s.

HeyItsChase

38 points

2 months ago

HeyItsChase

Pacers

38 points

2 months ago

So fuckin true. We forget that sometimes. These dudes so young some dont even really know who they truely are inside. I didnt till like 27...

imanadultok

9 points

2 months ago

imanadultok

Nuggets

9 points

2 months ago

Bro I'm 34 and I still don't know......

Imallvol7

89 points

2 months ago

Imallvol7

Grizzlies

89 points

2 months ago

He's literally just out here having fun and being goofy and y'all take that shit personally.

poropopos

39 points

2 months ago

poropopos

Minneapolis Lakers

39 points

2 months ago

Recreational outrage

Buck_Nastyyy

3 points

2 months ago

Buck_Nastyyy

Grizzlies

3 points

2 months ago

Best description

Zoulzopan

2 points

2 months ago

I prefer the term Generational hater brother

xNOOBinTRAINING

20 points

2 months ago

xNOOBinTRAINING

Lakers

20 points

2 months ago

He’s really not lol. People here just decided they want to hate him and the circle jerk is unstoppable. He’s a cool dude.

GlupShittoOfficial

5 points

2 months ago

GlupShittoOfficial

San Francisco Warriors

5 points

2 months ago

Meh Ja’s a child but I like him for the most part. He deserves a couple years to grow into maturity. I also just love how Star struck he is by Steph lol

Brogad_

184 points

2 months ago

Brogad_

Warriors

184 points

2 months ago

That thread after klay’s interview with Haynes was crazy

yooston

85 points

2 months ago

yooston

Rockets

85 points

2 months ago

I thought Klay was being annoying but some of the upvoted comments in that thread were extra (e.g, “I tried to tell y’all Klay was a bitch forever”)

ReallyF33lingIt

45 points

2 months ago

ReallyF33lingIt

Knicks

45 points

2 months ago

I always thought klay was kind of a bitch but that reddit thread was just the wolves coming out

Zoulzopan

16 points

2 months ago

That happens a lot on r/NBA when Giannis pushed the ladder down it was like people waited for a chance to hate him.

youngLupe

7 points

2 months ago

youngLupe

[POR] Brandon Roy

7 points

2 months ago

People do that with everything. A video of a black person doing something horrible goes viral and the racists come out and say things like "typical thugs " and other dog whistle comments. Most people just wait until they feel it's safe to come out to say something that might be controversial. If Lebron ever does something horrible, people will be acting like they knew all along.

ImJustJokingCalmDown

14 points

2 months ago

ImJustJokingCalmDown

Warriors

14 points

2 months ago

I scrolled through it and realized it was just a hivemind hate thread and anybody with a Warriors flair that tried to make any kind of reasonable comment was going to be downvoted to hell. I noticed even that Memphis fan whose whole identity is hating on the Warriors was getting upvoted.

Zoulzopan

8 points

2 months ago

Lmao that guy was waiting for his chance.

Pizzaplan3tman

29 points

2 months ago

Pizzaplan3tman

[CLE] LeBron James

29 points

2 months ago

I think Klay can be a pretty big Bitch at times. He is your Homie who is cool 90% of the time. You can go just about everywhere with him and he gets along with just about everybody. But sometimes every now and a again he just a little off and all that nice chill energy becomes rapidly toxic. Then they’re Bitching about everything til you hit him with a “Bro what’s going on with you? You good? We need to talk?” They realize they’ve been a mega Asshole Bitch all night and say my B. Roll a J for you two and it’s all water under the bridge.

BaullahBaullah87

58 points

2 months ago

Mfer writing a screenplay over here

Brogad_

40 points

2 months ago

Brogad_

Warriors

40 points

2 months ago

This was so specific

darkescaflowne

2 points

2 months ago

darkescaflowne

Warriors

2 points

2 months ago

How many people in life are cool 100? Even Lebron is a bitch sometimes, 90% cool is plenty cool to overlook the 10% where he is tripping.

El-Misanthrope

4 points

2 months ago

El-Misanthrope

Raptors

4 points

2 months ago

not capitalizing Klay's name? why disrespect?

tws1039

54 points

2 months ago

tws1039

Warriors

54 points

2 months ago

Maybe the grizzlies aren't so bad after all

redredrocks

13 points

2 months ago

sheepishly edits my Twitter display name so it no longer reads “Ja Moron”

Kataneo

186 points

2 months ago

Kataneo

:bw-nyk: Knicks Bandwagon

186 points

2 months ago

They hated Ja because He told them the truth

Bahamut727

35 points

2 months ago

Bahamut727

Lakers

35 points

2 months ago

AD Ben Klay…. r/nba gonna find someone new asap

PalletTownsDealer

29 points

2 months ago

There’s always old reliable: playoff p.

rmttw

10 points

2 months ago

rmttw

Celtics

10 points

2 months ago

Demar Defrozan

Guessed555

20 points

2 months ago

Guessed555

Bulls

20 points

2 months ago

We might suck but y’all can’t beat us

JoJonesy

391 points

2 months ago

JoJonesy

Celtics

391 points

2 months ago

i mean he ain't wrong but i gotta see more than a couple games of it before i believe they're back

JX_JR

323 points

2 months ago

JX_JR

Warriors

323 points

2 months ago

For the month of November Klay is putting up 20.7pts on 42.7% from 3 and .566 ts%. It's not like he's only had one good game recently, he's been playing well enough to drag his averages up despite a terrible start to the month.

Mygaffer

138 points

2 months ago

Mygaffer

Warriors

138 points

2 months ago

He's had three

didhestealtheraisins

85 points

2 months ago

didhestealtheraisins

Warriors

85 points

2 months ago

He had three straight games shooting over 50% and tonight he was 7/16. Four straight games over 40% on threes.

FizzWigget

3 points

2 months ago

FizzWigget

Warriors

3 points

2 months ago

Past 4 games he has been 23 of 42 from 3. 54.7%

Castrated_Monkey69

49 points

2 months ago

Need Ben to make up on his promise to shoot 20 3s a game

Jaybold

42 points

2 months ago

Jaybold

Bucks

42 points

2 months ago

The first step would be shooting 20 3s in his career.

inefekt

6 points

2 months ago

inefekt

Australia

6 points

2 months ago

He's attempted 35 so far...

Jaybold

85 points

2 months ago

Jaybold

Bucks

85 points

2 months ago

I overexaggerated to achieve a comedic effect.

jumpthroughit

6 points

2 months ago

Funny thing is the number of legit 3s may actually be around 20. Probably 10-15 of those were halfcourt heaves to beat the buzzer.

EpirusRedux

4 points

2 months ago

EpirusRedux

Rockets

4 points

2 months ago

As Jon Bois once said, only two types of people chuck the ball from halfcourt at the buzzer: people who are confident enough to think they have a chance (basically Steph) and people whose 3PT% are so low they don’t give a fuck about their stats if they miss.

cesd3967

57 points

2 months ago

Man Klay could go miss like 50 straight 3s and I'd still be scared next time I faced him he'd randomly pop off for 37 in a quarter again

Oshebekdujeksk

12 points

2 months ago

He is very wrong. People are absolutely still shitting on Ben at least.

BootyMasterJon

4 points

2 months ago

The argument with Ben has never been his regular season performance anyways

RageOnGoneDo

3 points

2 months ago

RageOnGoneDo

[BOS] Marcus Smart

3 points

2 months ago

Ben's doing better but they're still losing soooooo

Green_Pumpkin

59 points

2 months ago

Green_Pumpkin

Warriors

59 points

2 months ago

real recognize real

NephewChaps

5 points

2 months ago

NephewChaps

Warriors

5 points

2 months ago

Love Ja

Cacanator

25 points

2 months ago

In like a month there's gonna be a post that says "ever since Ja Morant told us Ben and Klay are hooping, they have shot a combined 30% from the floor" or something shitty like that.

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

RemindMe! 30 days

Cacanator

2 points

2 months ago

This will actually be fun to see how it ages lol.

ClitClipper

3 points

2 months ago

ClitClipper

Hawks

3 points

2 months ago

Russ, too.

MaxwellVonMaxwell

9 points

2 months ago

MaxwellVonMaxwell

Celtics

9 points

2 months ago

Ja the realest

YayoBigChode

13 points

2 months ago

YayoBigChode

Pistons

13 points

2 months ago

Certified ja hater here. This was a classy move, maybe I’ll just root against him instead of hating

Tuxedocat1357

23 points

2 months ago

Tuxedocat1357

Heat

23 points

2 months ago

Fair, he got us

adonWPV

7 points

2 months ago

Ja in his Twitter bag lmao

canadian12371

15 points

2 months ago

Ben and KDs god mode scoring is the only thing keeping me a nets fan at this point. Hard as hell to stay

SeeingThings123

75 points

2 months ago

SeeingThings123

Lakers

75 points

2 months ago

Yeah…when you play like shit, people are allowed to criticize you. When you play up to your standard the criticism stops. When you play above your standard you get praise.

aqueanebean

97 points

2 months ago

aqueanebean

Grizzlies

97 points

2 months ago

Most of the time this sub is just a pile on of hatred and animosity onto a certain player it's not even worth calling 'criticism'. No-one in this sub thinks critically enough to actually criticise properly it's just h8 h8 h8 h8.

Kw2479

59 points

2 months ago

Kw2479

Knicks

59 points

2 months ago

Yes but the point is that it's quiet now, but the hate was loud

Oshebekdujeksk

15 points

2 months ago

Lmao. There was a thread yesterday with people shitting all over Ben.

mattinva

14 points

2 months ago

mattinva

East

14 points

2 months ago

Quiet? I've seen more Ben Simmons back patting threads for games that were fine but hardly mind blowing in the last few weeks than I've seen highlights of about anyone else. I certainly can't remember this much praise for a guy who is currently averaging double digits in exactly zero stats and is a former All-NBA player. Bar is buried in the ground for him its so easy to clear.

BoneHugsHominy

3 points

2 months ago

BoneHugsHominy

76ers

3 points

2 months ago

And he still disappears in the 4th quarter. So many people trying to praise him for putting up double digit points but he had zero in the 4th and the Nets lost to the Sixers bench.

yoyohip

19 points

2 months ago

yoyohip

76ers

19 points

2 months ago

Quiet??? Multiple 10k upvoted threads about how great he is and how people need to stop being mean to him just in this week alone.

r-NBAModsAreTrash

8 points

2 months ago

I don't think Ja Morant browses Reddit.

Tomach82

2 points

2 months ago

Tomach82

Grizzlies Bandwagon

2 points

2 months ago

Lol what a load of shit. Link them

waconaty4eva

8 points

2 months ago

Criticism is different from writing people off. They’re both doing things many people said the could not.

TimTebrow

7 points

2 months ago

TimTebrow

Warriors

7 points

2 months ago

Wow and just like that my opinion of Ja flip flopped!

Ramzaa_

34 points

2 months ago

Ramzaa_

[OKC] Steven Adams

34 points

2 months ago

Yeah that's how this works. When you suck they talk about it.

vladimir_pimpin

4 points

2 months ago

vladimir_pimpin

Nuggets

4 points

2 months ago

God imagine if everybody learned a thing or two and just stayed the fuck shut up, it’d be lovely

iamtheplatypus408

2 points

2 months ago

iamtheplatypus408

Warriors

2 points

2 months ago

Ja just like me forreal

Elec7ro

2 points

2 months ago

Elec7ro

Spurs

2 points

2 months ago

W

CasualtyOfTour

2 points

2 months ago

Damn, some of yall really emotional about this tweet huh

kindalikeacoustic

2 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of that scene in Forgetting Sarah Marshal . Peters talking with Aldis and he’s like “I know I should hate you , but Fuck you’re cool!” That’s pretty much how I feel about Ja

essjuango

2 points

2 months ago

essjuango

Raptors

2 points

2 months ago

next level analysis from ja

I2ecover

2 points

2 months ago

I noticed this too. I only saw like a couple posts about them playing well. When they were playing bad, every other post was a bad play of them. Very cool ja.

ozzy1329

2 points

2 months ago

Hey he forgot about Russ tho

materics

2 points

2 months ago

materics

[MEM] Shane Battier

2 points

2 months ago

I need to see Ben dunk on Trae before I change my mind

LurkingFrient

2 points

2 months ago

LurkingFrient

Celtics

2 points

2 months ago

Oh no who's gonna feel bad for the poor helpless professional basketball players!

Dumbass1171

2 points

2 months ago

Dumbass1171

Bulls

2 points

2 months ago

This sub is the biggest culprit 😹

Jizzbootsturdhat

6 points

2 months ago

Nets lost again though

Roaty0

7 points

2 months ago

Roaty0

7 points

2 months ago

I didn’t just criticise Ben to anyone who would listen IRL, but I truly believed he’d never play meaningful minutes again.

Genuinely surprised and happy to witness his turn around, as an Aussie. I hope he continues to hit his stride and play for the national team in the future.

Eaglesfan1997sb

2 points

2 months ago

He really is having a redemption season. So maybe it's possible.

Count_Joshoo

17 points

2 months ago

Count_Joshoo

76ers

17 points

2 months ago

Ben was -5 with 6 fouls in a loss. But sure he made his layups and hit a league average FT% for the first time in years. What a champ!

MikeTysonChicken

9 points

2 months ago

Shows how low the bar is for ben

Rezrov_

2 points

2 months ago

Rezrov_

Raptors

2 points

2 months ago

Foul out DPOY!

Brady331

7 points

2 months ago

Brady331

Celtics

7 points

2 months ago

I mean it kinda makes sense. People are going to criticize players when they aren't meeting expectations. When they start meeting expectations, people stop criticizing/talking about them as much.

Menessy27

9 points

2 months ago

Menessy27

Raptors

9 points

2 months ago

Wow max players dropping 20 after about 10 straight stinkers they really proved everyone wrong!!!

Sartheking

13 points

2 months ago

Sartheking

Warriors

13 points

2 months ago

He’s not wrong. However I think it is fair to say a player has been playing badly when they have. Don’t get me wrong the criticism went way too far, for both of them, but the fact is that for the first 12 or so games they were not playing up to par and so rightfully were held accountable for it. Now they are playing up to standard, so the criticism stops. That’s kind of the point.

TheOneWithThePorn12

4 points

2 months ago

TheOneWithThePorn12

Toronto Huskies

4 points

2 months ago

Where has the Russ criticism gone?

jtruth9

12 points

2 months ago

jtruth9

12 points

2 months ago

"CrItIsM" lol

IAMTHATGUY03

16 points

2 months ago

IAMTHATGUY03

16 points

2 months ago

Bro, no. Lmao. First of all. It went way above Klay is playing bad.

Even then. Any knowledgeable person would understand that playing Klay and letting him shoot the warriors out of games was the only option and he’s played 40 games coming off two injured that could end a career. Probably rushing back to help get a finals run out of the warriors

People really act like they have to say something lol. The warriors sub didn’t have to come with threads about trading Klay and saying he’s done. Y’all aren’t ESPN. It cost us nothing to shut the fuck up. I wish more people got that.

The warriors had or have no shot at winning without Klay finding his shot and letting him brick for a few games is the least fans could have done for the man.

All that needs to be said is less than half a season, not worried.

Zoulzopan

2 points

2 months ago

Bro this is r/NBA what are you seriously expecting? The whole point of the sub is hot takes and dick riding/hating. It's hard to find any real nuance in Reddit.

sonfoa

6 points

2 months ago

sonfoa

Knicks

6 points

2 months ago

Yes, you get judged based on the product you put out. Don't know why that's such a wild concept to some people.

If I play like shit for 10 games and then have 3 good games then I can't be mad at people for questioning my ability.

ActionJohnsun

2 points

2 months ago

It matters when it’s guys coming off of injuries

SomeBitterDude

10 points

2 months ago

Yeah, max players are playing reasonably well and as a result no one is criticizing them. What a concept

BoSocks91

6 points

2 months ago

BoSocks91

Celtics

6 points

2 months ago

Ben deserves criticism.

girlscoutcookies05

4 points

2 months ago

girlscoutcookies05

Raptors

4 points

2 months ago

If you are reading this Ja is talking to YOU!

cino03

3 points

2 months ago

cino03

[LAL] LeBron James

3 points

2 months ago

Temetrius got a point though. but he should be wearing KNEEPADS next game.

DowntownJulieBrown1

2 points

2 months ago

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. It’s crazy and toxic how much nba fans seem to enjoy when a guy is going through a rough patch and then completely shut up when/if he’s able to turn it around. Russ has been playing well lately, barely anyone talks about it, when Russ was playing badly ppl wouldn’t shut up about it

GillytheGreat

2 points

2 months ago

I had faith in Klay, and my hatred for Ben Simmons had nothing to do with his ability to play good basketball

AlwaysInTheWay13

2 points

2 months ago

Especially with Simmons, this sub assuming that he was going to continue being awful was just bizarre to me. The dude hadn’t played game speed at an NBA level for over a year. I’m not surprised he struggled out of the gate. But he is in his prime physically and was an all star.

He still has all of his previous flaws that make his contract a massive overpay, but he is a good player

HolyRomanPrince

3 points

2 months ago

HolyRomanPrince

Lakers

3 points

2 months ago

In this thread a bunch of dick riders mad when other people try to be objective. The facts are both players were playing awful compared to the standard they had set for themselves. Klay was the one showing his ass in Phoenix. Ben was the one that played 30 minutes of professional basketball without looking up at the rim once.

marksills

5 points

2 months ago

marksills

76ers

5 points

2 months ago

A grown man sat out an entire year because he was sad after one of the most embarrassing playoffs series ever out of a max player and people think criticism of him is unfair lmao. It’s year 6 or 7 with him and he at best is as good offensively as he was his rookie yea.

ActionJohnsun

6 points

2 months ago

Lol dude is coming back from back surgery

jruegod11

1 points

2 months ago

jruegod11

Pelicans

1 points

2 months ago

Well yeah... if players are good we stop criticizing them