Trash talking is definitely not the reason why T.J. Mcconnell drives opponents crazy. He’s actually a really nice guy and he only performed for the audience here since he was mic’d up.
So let me explain the real reason why the Pacers guard is possibly the most annoying player in the league. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
Listed at a generous 6’1’’, he’s one of the shorter players in the league, and when you watch him run, that’s also one of the slower guards in today’s NBA. And the athleticism just, isn’t there okay?
But still, with all that being said, T.J. leads the league in steals per game and this is why.
He is so smart, and hunts these opportunities on inbound passes.
What is usually the most relaxed portion of the possession, getting the ball in play, and taking it cross half court, Mcconnell stays aware and ready during that time, and turns it into a steal, and a bucket.
Against the Bucks just yesterday, Indiana scores, and you can see T.J. already has his mind made up to go for it. Jrue doesn’t expect him, and the pass is lazy as well, which turns into a steal, and the basket counts as it was goaltending. Easy 2 points.
Players always say how the most annoying guys to go against are those pesky defenders who run a lot and force turnovers. And I can only imagine it being even more infuriating when a smaller, slower, less athletic defender steals the ball right in front of their eyes.
And don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking T.J., what he lacks in physical abilities, he makes up for it more than enough with his effort and IQ. Like, when I play I’m always the smallest guy so I strive to be just like him.
And he’s been known for his effort and IQ from his days in Philly. Watch this: He sees the situation, little time left, Kyrie is ready waiting for the pass. So he sprints there, intercepts it, and banks it in for 2 easy and cheap points at the end of the quarter.
Let me share a crazy statistic.
Against the Cavs, Mcconnell had a triple double with steals. Dude had 10 steals, to go along with 13 assists and 16 points on 8 for 8 shooting. Talk about a great night.
But that 10 steal triple double is something that only 5 other players have done in NBA history.
And his game is more than just forcing turnovers.
With 6.5 assists per game not only is T.J. by far the number 1 player when it comes to passing the ball, but he’s actually ranked 17th at the moment in the entire league, in front of high profile point guards like Steph Curry, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Lonzo Ball, Mike Conley, the list goes on and on.
Check this out: A week ago against the Miami Heat he went 8 for 9 from the field which is great, but then also racked up 15 assists. All that in just 29 minutes as a reserve, off the bench.
Players know that he’ll always find them as he’s so unselfish, so Mcconnell is loved by his teammates here in Indiana just as much as he was in his time with the Sixers.
At the end let me just showcase a part of his game that’s kinda funny to me.
T.J. is shooting 55% from the field which is amazing, especially for a smaller guy like him, but the most interesting thing is, he’s not really a shooter like that.
The reason for his efficiency is that he is smart about picking and choosing his opportunities but this is what gets me every time. His signature play.
Mcconnell absolutely loves to weave his way all the way to the baseline on the right side and shoot a fadeaway from there.
Again, continuing with the theme of this video, I assume it’s pretty frustrating to watch a guy go to his spot, and shoot a fadeaway over a taller defender and watch the ball go in every single time.
Look I always say that I love high effort players, but T.J. Mcconnell is on a whole nother level. Plus he’s so unselfish, team oriented, and overall a great teammate. Extremely underrated.
And the fact that he’s able to do so much at that size, in a way makes us-the mere mortals who are watching the games at home live the NBA life through him.
I had a lot of fun making this video for a relatively unknown guy, so hopefully you enjoyed watching. That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.


  1. Avery Holden

    Avery HoldenПре 17 дана

    The most annoying player to me is Grayson Allen tbh.

  2. Stephen Asbridge

    Stephen AsbridgeПре 22 дана

    Russell Westbrook is by far the most annoying player

  3. shpe

    shpeПре 23 дана

    if Lamelo gets 10 stls in a single game, every1 will talk about how good he was for 2 weeks.

  4. CodeAnimateCreate

    CodeAnimateCreateПре 26 дана

    I hate annoying players who can't perform, like Joakim Noah. But TJ Mcconell is a hype. He talks but he plays very good. All in all, fun...

  5. Eli Triffanoff

    Eli TriffanoffПре 27 дана

    Tj is fast not slow

  6. Prince azí

    Prince azíПре месец

    Here comes the herd mentality scary...

  7. Brandon Garcia

    Brandon GarciaПре месец

    He the john stockton of this generation

  8. Brandon Garcia

    Brandon GarciaПре месец

    Bro he straight out ballin this year bro

  9. Andy Co

    Andy CoПре месец

    Imagine the frustration of taller defenders defending Allen Iverson.

  10. Jared Berlin

    Jared BerlinПре месец

    Pat beverly and Marcus smart are more annoying tbh

  11. Gemar D Mariano

    Gemar D MarianoПре месец

    his like playing a john stockton classic pg. luv it

  12. T Mills Productions

    T Mills ProductionsПре месец

    I don't think annoying is the correct word, this dude a potential 6th man of the year. Id say he's the most hustling.

  13. ivan šimac

    ivan šimacПре месец

    ballers love to have guy like TJ on the team... hustle on the next level

  14. sondachor

    sondachorПре месец

    About time TJ got some love, he’s having a monster season off the bench

  15. sondachor

    sondachorПре месец

    TJ my favourite player in the league, he’s 6MOTY level this year

  16. Zach Gamer

    Zach GamerПре месец

    while I was watching this video, I almost died when I said T.J. A GOAT

  17. Jawn of the Jedi

    Jawn of the JediПре месец

    Sixers Legend.

  18. Vee

    VeeПре месец

    The idea of getting players mic'd up was awful, they all act unnaturally and obnoxiously, it's completely uninteresting because none of it feel real.

  19. Carter Davis

    Carter DavisПре месец

    TJ is from my area. Dude defied all odds. Beast

  20. BF Wangs

    BF WangsПре месец

    Knicks should get him

  21. Asian Adventures w/ Khiem Le

    Asian Adventures w/ Khiem LeПре месец

    This dude's voice is way more annoying and why does he nod his head so much when he talks it looks scripted and unnatural just like his commentary.

  22. Eric

    EricПре месец

    This guy plays like he's half Stockton

  23. Bricknell **

    Bricknell **Пре месец

    T. J is doing it all, unselfish PG very important

  24. Connor O'Brien

    Connor O'BrienПре месец

    Great video but I disliked just because the ending

  25. Mr. Beck

    Mr. BeckПре месец

    Bro are you from Bosnia ?

  26. P Smith

    P SmithПре месец

    He a baller

  27. Mason Huculak

    Mason HuculakПре месец

    "6'1" he's one of the shorter players in the league" no need to make a substantial statement like that when there are plenty of guys who are shorter than him, him being 6'1" is not a noteworthy point to make

  28. SituationInduvidual

    SituationInduvidualПре месец

    😂😂😂 You thought about that line longer than he did

  29. Charlie Ali

    Charlie AliПре месец

    Dude was on my wing sophomore year at Duquesne. We used to watch jersey shore in 2010 😂. You’re the man TJ!

  30. TheSilentNinja1021

    TheSilentNinja1021Пре месец

    I miss TJ in Philly :(

  31. DcapNslapaho

    DcapNslapahoПре месец

    its a hyena

  32. sean thompson

    sean thompsonПре месец

    TJ is NOT slow. He is relentless and quick when he needs to be. I think the downside to this is breathing heavy from hustling so hard can fuck with your shot. That has gotten in his head a bit I think and why he looks for the pass after a steal rather than making the shot.

  33. Constant CHANGA

    Constant CHANGAПре месец

    TJ is the man

  34. ACTruitt

    ACTruittПре месец

    You can’t be unathletic and be in the nba and lead the league in steals. What an idiotic intro. Work on your script bro

  35. shemar pierre

    shemar pierreПре месец

    Remember God loves you so much that he sent his son to die for our sins so that we can have everlasting life please repent and trust in him 🙏

  36. Junu Jeong

    Junu JeongПре месец

    His offense seems like he studied nash a lot. I mean, a guard would be stupid not to.

  37. P3RVY S4GE

    P3RVY S4GEПре месец

    He's like my annoying little brother 😅

  38. Blender Wiki

    Blender WikiПре месец

    Very nice video but the pink light in your face is just hugly. Your contents are good enough, don't worry, you don't need to make clowns lighting.

  39. Felipe Pareja

    Felipe ParejaПре месец


  40. j-darb7

    j-darb7Пре месец

    He's quick.... Very quick. And agile. Great athlete.

  41. Billy Gordon

    Billy GordonПре месец

    Most underrated player in basketball

  42. Everett Cox

    Everett CoxПре месец

    SIXTEEN ASSISTS????? Best ever???

  43. Screamin A Smith

    Screamin A SmithПре месец

    You’re definitely wrong about him being a “slower” guard

  44. legalizuj1

    legalizuj1Пре месец

    High profile point guards and you mention Lonzo Ball hahahahha, commone brotheeeeer

  45. Begg

    BeggПре месец

    I agree with most of this! I think he's pretty athletic though. He can dunk (barely) and he has a really good first step. Not elite as far as NBA guards, but far from the slowest.

  46. Daniel Rutledge

    Daniel RutledgeПре месец

    His play style reminds me of Pablo Prigioni

  47. Epupify

    EpupifyПре месец

    Hearing about players who fans live their nba dreams through, like the repetitive examples Jokic and McConnell, doesn't make that much sense to me...I mean I get it just because they look like normal guys and are unathletic, but that's just about it, in most other aspects they both are miles ahead of most of us mortals (i know there are people out there that actually ball a lot, but still).

  48. I love traps, but I'm not gay

    I love traps, but I'm not gayПре месец

    He's everything Patrick Beverley thinks he is

  49. Jade Duh

    Jade DuhПре месец

    Commentary on his own video??? That is the same dude no!?? 🤭🤭🤭

  50. John Frost

    John FrostПре месец

    Dude had 10 steals against the Cavs on March 3rd!

  51. steezy

    steezyПре месец

    One of the slowest guards in the game? Bro. Watch the highlights from his triple double with steals game. Dude is up there

  52. peng muu

    peng muuПре месец

    I think I'm the 500,000th subscriber.



    You have a such a good channel, dude.

  54. The Dynamic Flashy

    The Dynamic FlashyПре месец

    He is so good.

  55. Ryan C

    Ryan CПре месец

    I love how “non athletic” means “white” when talking about ballers. You can’t run a slashing style game and be non athletic.

  56. The Frame

    The FrameПре месец

    Bill Laimbeer is the most annoying. He will hurt you if he see's your a treat.

  57. K Dior

    K DiorПре месец

    Why was he trash talking demar lmao that’s laughable

  58. Dee Hill

    Dee HillПре месец

    Fun fact: He also has the smallest hands in the nba.

  59. Ken Miller

    Ken MillerПре месец

    My vote is for Faccundo Campazzo

  60. tomodomo1000

    tomodomo1000Пре месец

    HE should go to SAS or TOR. He's a signature player.

  61. Alex Hughes

    Alex HughesПре месец

    Great video! TJMC will for sure go down as a top 5 favorite pacer of mine of all time

  62. klynt campos

    klynt camposПре месец

    Do He Deserve 1st all star?

  63. JMC Cars N More

    JMC Cars N MoreПре месец

    I don’t think he’s annoying. Maybe by today’s standard he is!! 😂 He is definitely the most underrated PG in the league, and was Philadelphia’s worst mistake keeping Simmons insteadof him.

  64. Misa Pavicevic

    Misa PavicevicПре месец

    He is overrated for trash talking .like player he is zero

  65. Tool Daniel Lateralus

    Tool Daniel LateralusПре месец

    Hmmm Larry Bird not really that fast couldn't jump....hmmmm Allen Iverson...small There's a big list of guys like this...keep watching him.

  66. Understand Understand

    Understand UnderstandПре месец

    I wouldn’t say he is slow he is in the nba. And he has change of pace and change of direction which is more important than pure speed. I’m suprised most by how he is small and doesn’t shoot the 3 but can still put up big numbers

  67. Biffalo Bull

    Biffalo BullПре месец

    Your hair is a bit annoying

  68. blazeforprez

    blazeforprezПре месец

    They still love tj in philly

  69. JUSTmyOpinion

    JUSTmyOpinionПре месец

    Great video homie 🔥

  70. Zolavi B

    Zolavi BПре месец

    The triple double with steals is the unicorn of NBA stats. Nice to see someone who puts pressure on the ball early in the NBA these days. It’s sad that society sees a fast paced game as more entertaining than an all around competitive one.

  71. Gary

    GaryПре месец

    Gotta Love Him

  72. king beko

    king bekoПре месец

    This is my brand of bball playing 2k

  73. Labas Labas

    Labas LabasПре месец

    NBA? Yikes. Horrible league with a WOKE mentality.

  74. Zinedine Zidane

    Zinedine ZidaneПре месец

    man the most arogant guy is nba ius greyson alen

  75. Amos Bordowitz

    Amos BordowitzПре месец

    This was awesome

  76. Tamila Shultz

    Tamila ShultzПре месец

    I would love to see this guy in Dallas. :)

  77. Gabriel Power

    Gabriel PowerПре месец

    i really thought he was going to diss on tj mcconnell but im glad he didnt

  78. Frederick Kendrick

    Frederick KendrickПре месец

    If he ain't paid already, you just got that boy a ✔️

  79. James Darwin

    James DarwinПре месец

    That pass and fade aways are loke Steve Nash in the making!

  80. Aaron Hackett

    Aaron HackettПре месец

    It's stupid to say that an NBA player isn't athletic.

  81. Aaron Hackett

    Aaron HackettПре месец

    @Imma Nub I get what you're saying and don't mean to be annoyingly literal, it's just that the standards are established by the players that make up the league--which include those centers and forwards you refer to.

  82. Imma Nub

    Imma NubПре месец

    @Aaron Hackett not at all, centers, and sone forwards aren't athletic by NBA STANDARDS

  83. Aaron Hackett

    Aaron HackettПре месец

    @Imma Nub Are you being ironic?

  84. Imma Nub

    Imma NubПре месец

    actually alot of players in the nba are not very athletic by nba standards

  85. Steven Love2bike!

    Steven Love2bike!Пре месец

    Less athletic = white guy. Lol

  86. Julian Paredes

    Julian ParedesПре месец

    We need Nico Marion to turn into this guy for my warriors

  87. Alex B

    Alex BПре месец

    The most annoying youtuber ever plus his name is stefan nuff said

  88. Imma Nub

    Imma NubПре месец

    lmao stfu

  89. Philip Chouliaras

    Philip ChouliarasПре месец

    NBA has reached a point where actually defending is considered annoying

  90. Zach Shueh

    Zach ShuehПре месец

    After I watched this video T.J Mcconnell is one of my favorite players now

  91. NeoHD23

    NeoHD23Пре месец

    There's actually one thing that's more annoying than T.J, your voice!

  92. Guy Bartlett

    Guy BartlettПре месец

    If he is white you have to state he is unathletic

  93. J Marsh

    J MarshПре месец

    What does that have to do with being annoying

  94. pg13isthegoat yeh

    pg13isthegoat yehПре месец

    TJ who?

  95. Carl Patrick Ragas

    Carl Patrick RagasПре месец

    He isn't unknown to me! Like it was 3 or 4 yrs ago, against the Celtics, Ben Simmons had a hard time against Boston defense. It was McConnell who picked up the slack. Ben won't win you series but McConnell surely will be good backup or game clinching substitute on playoffs

  96. Joshua Magay

    Joshua MagayПре месец

    He became a starter against Boston during a playoff game because Simmons can’t shoot.

  97. TryMe ff

    TryMe ffПре месец

    We have a filipino virsion of him. In calvin abueva and chriss ross

  98. Achilles Tongaonevai

    Achilles TongaonevaiПре месец

    Why does he remind me of Kuroko from Kuroko No Basket

  99. Mo

    MoПре месец

    Cool did not know this, he can play too reminds me of Caruso

  100. Gabe Burns

    Gabe BurnsПре месец

    The perfect backup guard for the heat to pickup

  101. Andrew

    AndrewПре месец

    IMO, Enes Kanter is the most annoying player

  102. yel eyeless

    yel eyelessПре месец

    Looking like steve nash

  103. AQ M

    AQ MПре месец

    What a beast.

  104. Smiths Onion

    Smiths OnionПре месец

    At least he doesn't bark like the one in clippers.

  105. Wei Wang

    Wei WangПре месец

    Those clips reminds me of John Stockton

  106. Brace Brooks

    Brace BrooksПре месец

    Looked like more of a compliment video than a video complaining about his annoying behavior, but based on these facts he's certainly more smart than annoying. I believe Patrick Beverly, Rajon Rondo and Russell Westbrook are the most annoying players in the nba currently.