Why the NBA rivalry is dead | NBA Countdown

  • Опубликовано: 10 янв 2019
  • Paul Pierce, Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose and Chauncey Billups of NBA Countdown discuss the state of rivalries in the league, with the three former players declaring the rivalry dead and the days of things like Lakers vs. Celtics, Lakers vs. Pistons, Knicks vs. Pacers and others long gone.
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Комментарии • 529

  • Gavin Luebano
    Gavin Luebano 2 дня назад

    People act like the Miami heat superteam was completely unstoppable. The spurs and heat produced a great competitive series that was entertaining to watch.

  • Omar OO7
    Omar OO7 3 дня назад +1

    Judging by these comments, it seems people want to see another malice in the palace lmao

  • Usman Chaudry
    Usman Chaudry 3 дня назад

    Pierce lowkey telling us he hated it when some of his teammates wore Lebron shoes. 😂😂😂😂

  • Luke Calum Lyonwrath
    Luke Calum Lyonwrath 3 дня назад +1

    Can't have rivalries if you get a tech just by staring down someone after a nasty dunk.

  • Alex
    Alex 3 дня назад

    Lebron should’ve had 5 rings by now but one small skinny lightskin man is the only one who stood in his way...

  • Pepsimaru
    Pepsimaru 3 дня назад

    That's the consequences you get when you wanna soften the sport as much as you can.

  • Jupiter Rebong
    Jupiter Rebong 3 дня назад

    Lakers and Boston,,,,,,,

  • Gökhan Alpaslan
    Gökhan Alpaslan 3 дня назад

    Stupids, it's dead because of overpaid soft ass kids, they care nothing but money and snoop lifestyle

  • Jawa
    Jawa 4 дня назад

    Why is seeing NBA players dunk the coaches with Gatorade seem weird AF?

  • Franco Bradshaw
    Franco Bradshaw 4 дня назад +1

    Social Media killed rivalries lol , they all friends .

  • toresssssssssssss9
    toresssssssssssss9 4 дня назад

    Bitter old men

  • DanielK
    DanielK 4 дня назад

    gsw and cavs were a friendship

  • Matthew Lake
    Matthew Lake 4 дня назад

    So basically the NBA is soft now.

  • Dra Jackson
    Dra Jackson 4 дня назад

    They considered Kobe and Pierce rivalries because of Boston and LA but Kobe was on another level way before Pierce start winning again so I disagree plus took for the big three from him to even be on the map

  • Jose Bravo
    Jose Bravo 4 дня назад

    cause of all this super team non sense buncha pussies

  • mjaay
    mjaay 5 дней назад

    paul need to get a rivalry with the nigga that did his line

  • Ibrahim1884
    Ibrahim1884 5 дней назад

    The NBA died in 2003 when the cry baby came into the the league. It was a men’s league before, now it’s just kids jacking up 3.

  • Lexicon Prime
    Lexicon Prime 5 дней назад

    Russ would have been perfect for the 90s

  • Fat Trevor
    Fat Trevor 5 дней назад

    Either u hate the warriors or LeBron

  • Eugene Irwin
    Eugene Irwin 5 дней назад +1

    How much salt can you have. The league is different move on. I can't stand these guys.

  • Moises Sobrepena
    Moises Sobrepena 5 дней назад +1

    Lakers against Celtics 👊
    Rivalry is dead very true
    League becoming soft as well

  • Nader Bourham
    Nader Bourham 5 дней назад


  • Cyril G
    Cyril G 5 дней назад

    Okc’s KD vs GSW - better
    Cavs vs GSW - Great
    Boston vs Cavs/Lakers - Very Great

  • Donae Morrow
    Donae Morrow 5 дней назад +1

    Rivalries arent necessary

  • Yung 4
    Yung 4 5 дней назад +1

    You can’t have rivalry’s with these new rules implemented to stop just that. No beef. No fight. No trash talk or taunting. You can’t do the basic things that would lead to a beef or rivalry. That part of the game is gone.

  • Dark Monster
    Dark Monster 6 дней назад +1

    Bron joined a weak team in the east so he can win multiple championships with his friends and stop the unrivaled trio in Boston.
    While KD joined the greatest NBA basketball team of all time who they got Dethroned by the King 3-1.Also KD lost to this team with a 3-1 lead and he left his team to join theirs. How are you going to compare KD and LeBron's situation when they are very different lol.
    They're not even friends,KD and Draymond are fighting every other week because Draymond thinks he's the best player on the team lol.

  • Madara Uchiha
    Madara Uchiha 6 дней назад

    Maybe Houston and warriors before cavs and warriors okc and warriors before

  • Jennel-Gem Tucker
    Jennel-Gem Tucker 6 дней назад

    Social media is to blame too

    • brad ivanson
      brad ivanson 4 дня назад

      ikr like I said cause of ig

  • Josiah Rivera
    Josiah Rivera 6 дней назад

    This is the NBA not UFC. I dont wanna see people throwing hands on the court and stopping the game because they are mad at another NBA player they are rivaled against. I want to see basketball, not a bunch of grown babies fighting for no reason. Watch boxing if you want to see that shit.

  • Joey Paderanga
    Joey Paderanga 6 дней назад

    paul pierce be talking about signature shoes hahaha cuz you only have them in kids size

  • Joèl Joèl
    Joèl Joèl 6 дней назад

    They have the only people that beat Kobe in the finals 🤔

  • Dennis Menace
    Dennis Menace 6 дней назад

    NBA is just a suck fest now lol No hate, all fake like WWE. No rivalries just a bunch of dudes playing against each other to get a bag.

  • Christian Rivera
    Christian Rivera 6 дней назад +1

    Cause people are waking the fuck up 😂 Ain’t nobody taking these childish ass “rivalries” seriously anymore. That’s 80s white boy shit. Everybody on the court got talent, and worked to get to where they at. Why’s it gotta be tuff guy shit 24/7?

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford 7 дней назад

    They are dead because they dont see a rivalry. All the players in the off season act like girls and get together for sleep overs and pillow fights. If you dont play on my team, I dont hang out with you PERIOD!

  • DRoyale1
    DRoyale1 7 дней назад +1

    Having a rivalry is fine...but whenever this topic comes up, I gather that ppl seem to want these brothas to throw hands during the game, at a restaurant, during the off season...like it’s supposed to be “on sight”....there is such thing as wanting to defeat your opponent with no malice behind it. They don’t have to hate each other ball up...and the twist is, when dudes do act like that and want do harm to each other on the court or otherwise...all a sudden they’re “thugs” and “there’s no place for that stuff in the game” and what not...so what if a great player goes to another team, most ppl are angry because he didn’t go to YOUR team...let these guys just ball

  • Detroit Mi Dunkin
    Detroit Mi Dunkin 7 дней назад

    Next episode Lebron James going to the Knicks 😁😂🤣

  • Evan Roderick
    Evan Roderick 7 дней назад

    Lol people are nicer and they complain? Wtf if wrong with media

  • Nintendo Prime
    Nintendo Prime 7 дней назад

    Don't tell Giannis that. Guy won't even work out with you if you aren't on his team or retired. Dude doesn't even want to associate. Give you zero edge on his game.

    • Nintendo Prime
      Nintendo Prime 5 дней назад

      +mjaay that "idiot" is really damn good at basketball and worked his wait up from peddling fake rolex's on the streets in Greece. Who cares that he has a think accent.

    • mjaay
      mjaay 5 дней назад

      giannis is an idiot. and his voice don't have the energy he tries to portray

  • mike gritzbach
    mike gritzbach 7 дней назад +3

    There's a team out there with 5 all stars and yall mad at Lebron trying to recruit players like AD and others....THEY HAVE 5 ALL STARS. Lakers dont even have 2. Any other team that has a "realistic" shot of a championship has at least 2. OKC and Houston for example also Toronto. KD ruined Cavs vs GSW. The Celtics were pretty deep and Lebron had a trash squad of course he left and wanted to maximize his chances of winning and stop wasting his prime because to yall "SiX iS BeTtER tHAn..." Of AD goes somewhere yall are gonna kill him even tho he sitting in a market where he'll never win a championship same with Kemba. I don't care if they average 40 they're not winning a chip without a squad.

  • William Emery
    William Emery 7 дней назад

    Larry Bird vs Magic Johnson was the best rivalry in the NBA

  • Hakeem Simon
    Hakeem Simon 7 дней назад +1

    Whatever team lebron is on vs. the warriors duh !!

  • driiifter
    driiifter 7 дней назад

    Banana boat and practicing together in the off season killed rivalry. Too much money maybe.

  • Gin2341
    Gin2341 7 дней назад

    Is this ESPN's ploy to make other all star players to Join Lebron James?

  • superoliwer997
    superoliwer997 7 дней назад

    Social media

  • Moonroof
    Moonroof 7 дней назад

    Rivalry is good for the game

  • Urisan Yoshimitsu
    Urisan Yoshimitsu 7 дней назад

    Warriors Vs Cavs could've been an all time great rivalry but Lebrons supporting cast had to ruin it

  • Michael A
    Michael A 7 дней назад

    But jaylen won’t bring up that Kobe game 🤣

  • Jamal Abdelbaset
    Jamal Abdelbaset 7 дней назад

    But the Pacers DID win the series the year Reggie had the 8 points in 8 seconds. Jalen’s lost there. It was the year before where they lost.

  • Astor Wainwright
    Astor Wainwright 7 дней назад

    Lebron changed the league, it's a buddy buddy league now. Before you destroy your best friend on the court.

  • Vikram Reddy Eedhula
    Vikram Reddy Eedhula 7 дней назад

    Kevin SNAKE Durant is the reason why NBA rivalry is dead

  • Dennis Gabah
    Dennis Gabah 7 дней назад

    Fuck lebron, team up with wade n bosh, he said not 1,2,3 allat he knew he would win

  • Jonathan Poon
    Jonathan Poon 7 дней назад

    There’s more beefs than team rivalry.

  • Just Cruz
    Just Cruz 7 дней назад

    Rivalries are dead because of KD. Fight me. Actually don’t even bother, y’all know I’m right.

  • Aries Anderson
    Aries Anderson 7 дней назад

    Back in the day players used hate each other on the court it was very competetive
    Magic vs bird
    Badboypistons vs bulls

  • Turbo
    Turbo 7 дней назад

    People are ignoring the rule changes. Alot easier to hate a guy/team when theyre sticking it to you and playing rough and physical.

  • TheMrMantequilla
    TheMrMantequilla 7 дней назад

    I think the biggest factor is that in the current nba you need 2/3 all stars and super stars to compete for a championship so these guys aren’t trying to hate on each other cause they need to team up to win.

  • BR Rider
    BR Rider 7 дней назад

    Everyone blames Bron..KD..
    I heard Paul/KG/Allen started it..
    Nobody remembers Karl Malone and Gary Payton joining Shaq and Kobe in 2004?

  • jmarcguy
    jmarcguy 7 дней назад

    I remember Magic & Bird but my favorite time was watching Knicks & Bulls. Knicks & Pacers. Bulls & Pacers. Knicks & Heat. Those games were intense.

  • Ike Mike
    Ike Mike 7 дней назад

    Old heads forever hating

  • DCDannyEfilms
    DCDannyEfilms 7 дней назад

    The closest thing that i see can happen is Fox (Kings) vs Lonzo (Lakers) they had two close games and fox was making fun of lonzos defense by saying he didn’t lock him down by showing highlights on his ipad

  • Giovone Mendoza
    Giovone Mendoza 8 дней назад

    I think the Spurs still have a rivalry with the Lakers regardless of what they say

  • sojjaz
    sojjaz 8 дней назад

    because Allstars on the same damn team and shit....facking gay

  • Aime Lunio
    Aime Lunio 8 дней назад

    Its beggin in warriors
    5 all star player

  • Defy_Jay
    Defy_Jay 8 дней назад

    Warriors and Kings going to be the next big rivalry . Watch

  • Jsimm100
    Jsimm100 8 дней назад

    NBA Rivalry's died when the league focused only on "Superstars" and less on teams.

  • MrOunce3
    MrOunce3 8 дней назад

    Rivalries are dead because Lebron been to the last 8 finals and even when he loses he doesnt care. He doesnt seek revenge. He keeps running.

  • PurpleCity817 G.S.W
    PurpleCity817 G.S.W 8 дней назад

    Lebron killed all that shit,friendly ass

  • Ganja Garnett
    Ganja Garnett 8 дней назад

    Jordan was to great to have a rival..

  • I Don't Care
    I Don't Care 8 дней назад +1

    *Whats that instrumental in the background damn!*

  • Nolay Austin
    Nolay Austin 8 дней назад

    The rivalry is dead because players switch sides and ring chase too much now 💀

  • Manny Mota
    Manny Mota 8 дней назад +6

    That's why I don't watch basketball anymore. No more rivalries. Everyone is friends with each other. No one plays defense. Traveling like crazy and 3 point shooting. No Team work!

    • John Flanagan
      John Flanagan 3 дня назад +1

      +Jay Money most people just watch espn videos without watching the games. thats why there are so many "bad takes" from nba fans.

    • Jay Money
      Jay Money 6 дней назад +2

      Manny Mota Why are you here then... Niggas be lyin they ass off...

  • Tank Jackson
    Tank Jackson 8 дней назад

    Houston and lakers can be a rivalry and Boston vs philly Boston vs Toronto Toronto vs Milwaukee golden state vs Durant

  • Tommy Walker
    Tommy Walker 8 дней назад

    Why does jalen rose have more hair noe than he had back then?

  • Delbert Grady
    Delbert Grady 8 дней назад

    When Lebron joined Dwade it was over .

  • Ph.40 Lowks
    Ph.40 Lowks 8 дней назад

    Jalen shouldnt be on this panel

  • Compton 187
    Compton 187 8 дней назад

    0:15 😂

  • Emanuel
    Emanuel 8 дней назад +1

    I don't understand why people are advocating FOR hate in the comments. Being friendly with your peers wins championships. LeBron played with his friends in Miami and GSW weaponized joy. What has hate gotten Russell Westbrook? Knee injuries and ZERO rings.

    • Emanuel
      Emanuel 7 дней назад

      +Devin Harris LeBron and KD don't hate. Guess they've never played sports before either

    • Devin Harris
      Devin Harris 8 дней назад

      Emanuel I can tell you’ve never played sports before

  • Les davis jr
    Les davis jr 8 дней назад

    perfect question

  • Mirmoney Bryant14
    Mirmoney Bryant14 8 дней назад

    Here’s why......

    The NBA Is as SOFT As a Babies Ass and Niggas wanna Team Up Like Pussies #LonzoSoftAf #AskKD #AskBron

  • Eddie Tarantino
    Eddie Tarantino 8 дней назад

    As a Sixers fan I'd like to say that we have a rivalry with Boston but they beat our ass every time because our bench is trash compared to theirs

  • Jeremy Birk
    Jeremy Birk 8 дней назад

    Beadle was involved with the feminists vs. mysoginists rivalry.

  • Vivi
    Vivi 8 дней назад

    If the four ""big teams"" in the east keep being good for the next couple of years, good rivalries can come from it. Giannis isn't very friendly with competition and the 6ers and celtics already have something going on.
    If Houston, Okc and the Warriors also have nice friction in the west.

  • Rudie Obias
    Rudie Obias 8 дней назад


  • David Sisneroz
    David Sisneroz 8 дней назад


  • tobias estes
    tobias estes 8 дней назад

    So basically warriors vs rockets isn’t a rivalry? Warriors v. Clippers? Boston v. Philly? Boston v. Cavs.

    SDBROOKS08 8 дней назад

    Murray and lonzo ball is prob the biggest rivalry in the league 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Hak Hinton
    Hak Hinton 8 дней назад +1

    the money is a big part of it....
    giving roll players 20 million a yr....

  • Ookie
    Ookie 8 дней назад +2

    Ppl don't stay with one team long enough to have rivalries anymore

  • Brandon S
    Brandon S 8 дней назад

    This topic is right on the money, not only the NBA, but sometimes MLB and NFL. The modern players in the NBA are mostly millennials who thinks they’re better than anyone including the past players in the NBA which is a slap in the face. Plus you have players who are mostly friends and want to join forces to win/chase championships instead of competing against each other, I sorely blame this on AAU. The NBA is pussified.

  • Jesse Bourbeau
    Jesse Bourbeau 8 дней назад

    Beatle using dead to pump up Chauncey to say dead... damn that’s fake

  • Jason Grevy
    Jason Grevy 8 дней назад +31

    The NBA basically became bigger than they can handle. Players are literal celebs now and are treated that way.

    • Alex
      Alex 3 дня назад

      Jason Grevy They always been celebs nigga

  • Tanner Cox
    Tanner Cox 8 дней назад

    Nba is soft cuz the media is full of that left wing belief of making everyone look bad

  • George Periorellis
    George Periorellis 8 дней назад

    in the nba there isnt nearly as much hate as there is in other sports, for example football (soccer)

  • Eliot Williams
    Eliot Williams 8 дней назад

    NBA is a players league now. People have forgotten that players have power; unlike the NFL.

  • wrightterence680
    wrightterence680 8 дней назад

    I miss seeing rivalries in the NBA!!!

  • star fire
    star fire 8 дней назад

    Hard to be rival's when they get paid millions.

  • joshydep84
    joshydep84 8 дней назад +2

    It's true. The only 2 players beefing in the NBA right now are KD and Draymond.

  • heel carlito
    heel carlito 8 дней назад

    Pussy ass players in the league, I'm one of the few realest in the league.

  • SuperGamer87
    SuperGamer87 8 дней назад

    Well, in the age of Millennials, the competitive spirit's much more cooperative than competitive.
    Some perks to it, like the likability of Steph, but it is largely soft and it can become kinda boring sometimes.

  • Uli Peterson
    Uli Peterson 8 дней назад +1

    Westbrook has a rivalry with every player in the nba.