Using Numbers To Find The Most Difficult NBA Championship Ever Won

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  • 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

    Noah PalmerNoah PalmerΠριν ώρα
  • This is why analytics don't make any sense.

    Real ReviewsReal ReviewsΠριν 3 ώρες
  • Lebron the goat still

    HeyNow ProductionsHeyNow ProductionsΠριν 4 ώρες
  • 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.)

    noah robbinsnoah robbinsΠριν 5 ώρες
  • Playoffs don’t paint the whole picture at all. There are some super trash 8 seeds out there

    astheskylarksingsastheskylarksingsΠριν 7 ώρες
  • 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

    Kai YoungKai YoungΠριν 10 ώρες
  • 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?

    Rope FreezeRope FreezeΠριν 10 ώρες
  • 2k dislikes wtff? How could you like basketball and dislike this video? Great analysis bro! Keep at it! F the haters

    OsO SanityOsO SanityΠριν 11 ώρες
  • 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

    handsome coelmanhandsome coelmanΠριν 13 ώρες
  • Bro is always on the case, so analytical and so informative, appreciated.

    TonyLaGhostTonyLaGhostΠριν 13 ώρες
  • I subscribed Bc this video was so well done. And you know basketball. Your right not every championship is equal

    Darth DemarcusDarth DemarcusΠριν 18 ώρες
  • 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

    Itachi †Itachi †Πριν 23 ώρες
  • 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.

    Carson DiamondCarson DiamondΠριν ημέρα
  • 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

    Punyemas •Punyemas •Πριν ημέρα
  • 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.

    Chris JettChris JettΠριν ημέρα
  • The problem is that SRS is based on the regular season, which means it heavily underestimates teams with Lebron James on the roster

    spoder4kspoder4kΠριν ημέρα
  • 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

    Charles FowlerCharles FowlerΠριν ημέρα
  • 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.

    Jeremy EllisJeremy EllisΠριν ημέρα
  • The only mention of the Spurs was about them getting beat and their championship in 99 being real easy. No talk of Tim Duncan...

    Brian BaconBrian BaconΠριν ημέρα
  • 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!

    johnnyjoeyjohnnyjoeyΠριν ημέρα
  • 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

    Samuel WhittenburgSamuel WhittenburgΠριν ημέρα
  • Agree: "They all shine just as bright"

    MrBiko12MrBiko12Πριν ημέρα
  • Advanced stat SIMPLE rating system

    _millar_o___millar_o__Πριν ημέρα
    • Wasn’t even accurate either

      DHDHΠριν ημέρα
  • I’d like to see this for runner ups

  • All that and kd rings still don’t mean a damn thing to me

    Caprice PraterCaprice PraterΠριν ημέρα
  • 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 🤣

    czxxclz xxczxxclz xxΠριν ημέρα
  • Kobe and Shaq best duo in my opinion

    Jesus SanchezJesus SanchezΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • If the 2016 thunder didn’t blow that 3-1 they would have beat the cavs what would be their srs

    IsmaelIsmaelΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • What about matchups!? You can tell that these number crunchers never played basketball! Numbers do lie

    Rodney Angton JrRodney Angton JrΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • The one thing that stay doesn't take account for is matchups.

    ShaikingtroyShaikingtroyΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 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.

    Jesse WarshakJesse WarshakΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 94-95 Rockets hands down

    Michael ChanMichael ChanΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 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 YounesEdwin YounesΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 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...

    Edwin YounesEdwin YounesΠριν 2 ημέρες
    • Poor kid

      Kid chaorKid chaorΠριν 4 ώρες
  • 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

    Wahlabal WarriorWahlabal WarriorΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • Skip bayless grabbed his lotion while watchin this video

    NaniiBoiiNaniiBoiiΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • lame asf jody. i had huge respect for you. but this shit is lame asf and you know it.

    john doejohn doeΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 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.

    rtc7788rtc7788Πριν 2 ημέρες
  • Another hater......So you wouldn’t take the pandemic in racial justice in consideration you should delete this video.

    Jesse VenturaJesse VenturaΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • The numbers don't lie. This is the best and only way to compare rings

    Matt SavoyMatt SavoyΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 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

    Ligiday KurinLigiday KurinΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • and Hakeem swept Shaq that year so this is not making sense

    Sanin RadoncicSanin RadoncicΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • How is coming back from a 3-1 lead not the hardest championship ever???????????

    Sanin RadoncicSanin RadoncicΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 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

    SORTESORTEΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 5:52 to all the LeBron haters 😎

    LahcsapLahcsapΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • So Kobe had 3 of the 5 hardest runs to the NBA finals....interesting you may continue

    DreDaDon__DreDaDon__Πριν 2 ημέρες
  • 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

    Mark HrishkaMark HrishkaΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • We gonna just gloss over how Olajuwon, Drexler, and the 95 Rockets won the hardest fought ring of the last 37 years??? Ok.

    Waffle WagonWaffle WagonΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • 8:26 Slap that to LeBron's haters😆

    Nathaniel Edward LovinoNathaniel Edward LovinoΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • 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.

    Manuel GutierrezManuel GutierrezΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • The early 2000’s is the most defensive era in basketball. A 20ppg scorer means much more then than now

    TraveeyoTraveeyoΠριν 3 ημέρες
    • 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

      Freaky DexFreaky DexΠριν ημέρα
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    Timothy AsdentTimothy AsdentΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • It is always assuring to know that Kobe Bryant is the greatest of all time #BlackMambaOut!!

    Soane LangiSoane LangiΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • i disagree. Danny Green’s rings shine a little less bright than everyone else’s

    Tylor DanielTylor DanielΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • 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.

    MixDatSaltMixDatSaltΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • 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.

    soup bobbersoup bobberΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Those Laker runs weren't easy. I'm not shocked but i'm surprised. Kinda shows how good Kobe, Shaq and that team was

    DanielDanielΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Kobe and Shaqs Lakers wha unstoppable

    Sander ÖstergaardSander ÖstergaardΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Dallas 2011 was special

    Andrew LinAndrew LinΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Dang I thought you were going to discuss the hardest ring year, it seemed like it’d be a wild story.

    Ethan LEthan LΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • yo, legit great video bro, loved the way you ended it

    Aye ØAye ØΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Rockets sixth seed to glory damn

    Vic OladipoVic OladipoΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Kobe and shaq officially better than magic and Kareem

    Stephen A SmithStephen A SmithΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • You can’t base this off numbers. Point blank

    Marcus JMarcus JΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Amazing video 💯

    Pearson BiggsPearson BiggsΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • isn’t that how being the 1st seed works

    Wolfliondog 17Wolfliondog 17Πριν 5 ημέρες
  • 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.

    Mark David MallorcaMark David MallorcaΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • 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.

    paysonfox88paysonfox88Πριν 5 ημέρες
  • 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

    Raju Kumar GuptaRaju Kumar GuptaΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • it is completely flawed

    Dexn SociusDexn SociusΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • You should take the difference of Champs SRS and their Opp SRS the tougher team ofc will undoubtly have easier time facing teams

  • Nope only rings matter Robert horry better than mj and bron

    Fish3yyFish3yyΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • me: ohh i wonder how this will play out him: it doesnt matter me:

    Might KingMight KingΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • A not bias basketball fan u should replace nick wright as an analyst!

    Aris TalionAris TalionΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Houston's 1995 Chip is the hardest ever one.

    The Basketball G.O.A.TThe Basketball G.O.A.TΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • How come 2000 is in the 2000’s category but 2020 is in the 2010’s category

    Oscar SchoenmakerOscar SchoenmakerΠριν 5 ημέρες
    • @xinc but the 2000 season is 1999-2000 so surely that would be in the 1990’s category

      Oscar SchoenmakerOscar SchoenmakerΠριν 3 ημέρες
    • Cause it was the 2019-2020 season

      xincxincΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • A ring is a ring

    Jeric NuguitJeric NuguitΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • SRS is flawed. Theoretically you could have a 4-game sweep and have an SRS of 2.0 and you could win a 7-game series with an SRS of 10.0. Any sane human being would pick the sweep as the more dominant win. The Lakers 16-1 playoff record proves how flawed it is.

    Gareth KeenanGareth KeenanΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • There is a lot of bad correlations and bad math here

    darrius williamsdarrius williamsΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • This is maaaad interesting. Good shit!!

    E JE JΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • I understand it’s one of the easiest paths to the finals based on opponents but I don’t think you can fault them because the other good playoff teams like the the clippers and the bucks lost to those weaker opponents while the lakers sustained all the way.

    Geovanni GonzalezGeovanni GonzalezΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • The Spurs would have been in like 15 NBA finals on the last 20 years if they were an eastern conference team.

    87crimson87crimsonΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Tbh i thought dirks ring was the hardest kobe okc miami...

    Slayerof ThhotsSlayerof ThhotsΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • "The Mickey Mouse Rec League Championship" XD I remember Shaq talks big about championships w/ asterisks, cuz the 2002 NBA Championship should have it, everyone knows the WCF was rigged in favour of the Lakers (vs the Kings), and that's a much easier title (vs Nets) to win than the 2020 championship.

    Jai AriateJai AriateΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • If the 04 pistons didn't meet the that stacked Lakers team in the finals what would their championship run look like in terms of difficulty?

    Tnk4meTnk4meΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • So 2 of 4 lebron wins are 3 th and 4 th easiest

    Bogdan KenonBogdan KenonΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Surprised to see the 2013 heat so low I mean they barely scrapped a finals title

    LochNLoadedLochNLoadedΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • That's why the mamba is better !!!!!

    kyle espinosakyle espinosaΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • It depends on what team you have so that should have an effect on it

    ii Pxpmazii PxpmazΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • The completely negates the fact that the nba was expanded, teams that were trying to get a title locked like the bulls/pistons/ lakers/ Celtics had there stars locked down on contract. The league was being watered down and this lead to a number disproportionate number of good teams with good records. Plus now with the basketball being a world sport there are so many more talent to choose from and all teams will be closer and the bench will be closer to the starters. Year to year context is forgotten

    Maxwell GrantMaxwell GrantΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • There is a flaw in srs. It doesn't take into account injuries in the playoffs for example Kawhi's injury in 2016.

    Kay WeaponsKay WeaponsΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • 2011 Mavs or def one of the Jordan rings

    Deonte AndersonDeonte AndersonΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Not a fair indicator. The srs based on the regular season. Most vet teams are a different team during the offseason

    amir ghaziamir ghaziΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • Lebron is such a fraud

    Do re mi Fa so la siDo re mi Fa so la siΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • LMAO Lebron ain’t no Goat

    Keen MKeen MΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • Doesn't the IRS have to change when a team pulls an upset against another team with a higher IRS? Or is that already accounted for?

    HarlequinHarlequinΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • 2:22 Magic have to go through Bad Boy Pistons ; Larry Bird Celtics ; Dr J Sixers ; George Gervin / Artis Gilmore Spurs ; Hakeem Olajuwon Rockets how the fuck its 5 easiest ring like this system is in some crack Also how the fuck 2012 Heat have higher SRS when 2013 have to go through much more difficult opponents like 2013 Paul George Pacere and Spurs Like this system is wack

    Tra GuyTra GuyΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Different rules is different rules

    Melvin jay Dela CruzMelvin jay Dela CruzΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Lebron is starting to get real annoying. Like that kid in school that tries to prove hes hard every day and chickens out on the first real test.

    junior ochoajunior ochoaΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • That 2020 championship is a joke

    junior ochoajunior ochoaΠριν 17 ημέρες