WILD WILD WEST! The Story Of The CRAZIEST NBA Playoff Race

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This year’s playoff race is unpredictable to say the least, with teams like the Jazz and Suns at the top of the Western conference. And if we’re honest, the west has been the much more interesting and dominant conference ever since MJ retired. And perhaps the most obvious example of the wild wild west happened in 2008, with the craziest playoff race in recent history. So let’s refresh our memory and go through these star studded rosters.What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it. 10. Portland Trail Blazers - 41-41Led by young studs Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge, and a steady point guard in Jarret Jack, the Blazers actually had a solid season by their standards, especially if you consider they had the first pick in the draft in 2007. Unfortunately, the player they picked, center Greg Oden, who was selected ahead of Durant, missed the whole 2007-08 season due to microfracture surgery, as did Darius Miles. But thanks to good coaching by Nate McMillan and contributions from players such as Travis Outlaw and Martell Webster, they managed to exceed expectations. Sadly for them, though, that wasn’t enough and they ended up watching the playoffs on TV, although they won nine more games than the previous season.
PPG: B.Roy 19.1 / L.Aldridge 17.8 / T.Outlaw 13.3 / M.Webster 10.7
9. Golden State Warriors - 48-34
This is perhaps the record that best epitomizes how crazy competitive the West was back then. After all, this was the “We Believe” Warriors, the team that had eliminated the top-seeded Mavs in the previous playoffs. The usual suspects were still there: Nellie was the Head Coach, Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson and Monta Ellis all averaged over 20 points, while players such as Al Harrington and Andris Biedrins did what was expected of them and even more, in Biedrins’ case. A bunch of guys who played with their heart and left it all out on the court every single night, along with the fact that they had the number 1 offense in the league that season, made Golden State one of the most entertaining teams to watch. Yet, all of that, and even winning six more games than the previous season, wouldn’t suffice. These Dubs and the 2013-14 Suns are the only 48-win teams that didn't make the postseason in the NBA's 16-team playoff era.
PPG: B.Davis 21.8 / M.Ellis 20.2 / S.Jackson 20.1 / A.Harrington 13.6
8. Denver Nuggets - 50-32
PPG: A.Iverson 26.4 / C.Anthony 25.7 / K.Martin 12.4 / J.R.Smith 12.3
Who would’ve thought that winning 50 games will only get you the eight-seed, right? That happened to these Nuggets. This was an offensive firepower of a roster that included Allen Iverson in his only full season with the team and Carmelo Anthony who was coming into his own as a player. The Answer and Melo each averaged around 26 points per game. A young JR smith was also there, as were Kenyon Martin and Marcus Camby, who was one of the best defenders in the second half of the decade. Oh and who remembers Linaz Kleiza and Eduardo Najera? George Karl led this group to 50 wins that year.Yet, their reward for that was the eight seed and a first-round sweep. You’ll see which team eliminated them later on in the video. The second best offense in the league that year, was sort of being offset by the turnovers. Near the top in that category as well. The Nuggets simply couldn’t take care of the ball.
7. Dallas Mavericks - 51-31
Not even the 2006 Finalists and 2007 MVP Dirk Nowitzki were able to secure a top-6 finish in the West in ‘08. The Mavs came into that season scarred by that loss in the first round by Golden State. Perhaps for that reason, in February, they went all-in, trading for Jason Kidd while giving away a package centering on Devin Harris. But even a team that included Dirk, Kidd, Jason “the Jet” Terry, 2007 All-Star Josh Howard, and Jerry Stackhouse, though Stack was 33 that season, didn’t manage to make much progress. Finishing seventh, they would fall in five games to the two seed.
PPG: D.Nowitzki 23.6 / J.Howard 19.9 / J.Terry 15.5 / D.Harris 14.4
6. Phoenix Suns - 55-27
Like with Dallas, this was a season of change for the Suns, too. At the start of February, GM Steve Kerr sent Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Heat for Shaquille O'Neal. Though Shaq would turn 36 a month after the trade, he looked hungry and committed, averaging a double-double (12.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game) in the regular season for Phoenix. Nash was Nash, Amar’e averaged 25 points, and Mike D’Antoni was at the helm. The end result, however, a first-round loss in five games to a familiar foe. The Suns failed to advance past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since the re-signing of Nash in 2004. In the offseason, Mike D’Antoni left and afterwards became the Head Coach of the Knicks.

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  1. Heat Check

    Heat CheckПре 13 дана

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  2. Xamimus Prime

    Xamimus PrimeПре 12 дана

    Low key one of the best advertisements I’ve seen someone give a sponsor lol

  3. BoB-O Mr. M

    BoB-O Mr. MПре 13 дана

    good stuff sir was all into the video and you ask an awesome question. i say 1-16 sitting change the format no more 1-8 east 1-8 west

  4. Bronson Te Hau

    Bronson Te HauПре 13 дана

    you know you've made it when you find yourself advertising shaved balls. Congratulations

  5. dannyLEE

    dannyLEEПре 58 минута

    3:22 hahaha, this was one of the best Manscaped ads I´ve seen on RSclub :D

  6. John Meneses

    John MenesesПре 8 сати

    Why west are the most strongest team compared east. What if no conference, playoffs will selected on top 16 teams. Example: no.1 will face no.16 in playoffs. Its fare to all good standings at regular season.

  7. Cauã Gomes

    Cauã GomesПре 9 сати

    I really wasn't expecting the ad

  8. Victor Inox

    Victor InoxПре 12 сати

    The west was wild but The east came up champions.

  9. Nexy Official

    Nexy OfficialПре 17 сати

    The 2021 playoffs will be the craziest playoffs in the NBA. It's just to stacked!!!

  10. Andrew Timoschuk

    Andrew TimoschukПре дан

    Best add ever

  11. MauroT4L

    MauroT4LПре дан

    I like wild wild west title of video took part of lyrics from 2pac california love :)

  12. NB D’LO

    NB D’LOПре 2 дана

    A 1-16 will be wassup for real. I've always said they should give everybody a chance

  13. Temmy Dareng

    Temmy DarengПре 2 дана

    Shout out here in Philippines

  14. Steve Sibaja

    Steve SibajaПре 2 дана

    The Golden State Warriors are in the 8th Spot they have a chance to qualify for the playoffs participate in the tournament

  15. KaHRaMaN Yüzbaşı

    KaHRaMaN YüzbaşıПре 3 дана

    Best season ever 🔥🔥🔥 miss those days❤️

  16. Jotaro Kujo

    Jotaro KujoПре 3 дана

    These Nuggets

  17. Trey Grundy

    Trey GrundyПре 4 дана

    1-16 much better play off bracket

  18. Wool Worm

    Wool WormПре 4 дана

    Why were the jazz higher than the rockets with a worse record

  19. L K

    L KПре 4 дана

    Everybody gangsta till Steffen takes off the towel

  20. Zhaih

    ZhaihПре 4 дана

    2:18 “That happened to deez nu(gge)ts”

  21. Radien Ramat

    Radien RamatПре 5 дана

    You rock man.

  22. The Inktician

    The InkticianПре 5 дана

    People swear the West is still like this lmao

  23. Dwight Diamante

    Dwight DiamanteПре 6 дана

    Nice ad bruh love it hahaua

  24. Absurd Things

    Absurd ThingsПре 7 дана

    In West, 9th-11th seed teams seems to be more eligible for playoffs run rather than East's 7th and 8th seed.

  25. John Frost

    John FrostПре 7 дана

    The west was so stacked that year!

  26. Agents Gaming

    Agents GamingПре 7 дана

    Do. Eastern conference

  27. MK - 06TD 785740 Morning Star MS

    MK - 06TD 785740 Morning Star MSПре 7 дана

    bad video. 4th seed has worse record compared to fifth seed

  28. Nemesio Betaizar

    Nemesio BetaizarПре 7 дана

    They should really implement that best 16 team playoff picture. What a shame, a 30 win team clinching playoff spot, yikes

  29. gerdan bombales

    gerdan bombalesПре 8 дана

    I hear nostalgic surnames like Outlaw and Kleiza

  30. Vol deMort

    Vol deMortПре 8 дана

    "Balls" Shows the Ball bros. Wtf Heat Check 😂😂😂😂

  31. Mark Anthony Lavilla

    Mark Anthony LavillaПре 8 дана

    And also.. this season become a wild wild west type of playoff race

  32. Joze Vogrinec

    Joze VogrinecПре 8 дана

    Sounds like a Cool year to watch NBA

  33. Darwin Buado

    Darwin BuadoПре 8 дана

    LMAO, the transition to the manscape shoutout is genius. It doesn't interrupt the video nor feel like an advertisement.

  34. Dan Richards

    Dan RichardsПре 8 дана

    Anyone else laugh at 2:18 when he says Deez Nuggets? 😂

  35. Pat Atienza

    Pat AtienzaПре 9 дана

    Fun fact: GSW had a chance to go 50-32 and still not enter the playoffs.

  36. mm sarap

    mm sarapПре 9 дана

    Fck man im eating

  37. mienzillaz

    mienzillazПре 9 дана

    I loved the pack in Denver day had, but all other teams looked as amazing as them tho. Was this a season with record breaking bobcats?

  38. ReelFrenzy

    ReelFrenzyПре 10 дана

    Do East please 😊

  39. Aj Africa

    Aj AfricaПре 10 дана

    look at iverson man. so much better than irving. had martin camby jr smith anthony and still coudnt get shit done. welcome to the west

  40. Joshua Maula

    Joshua MaulaПре 10 дана

    Didn't expect that ad at all 🤣

  41. lucita pelayo

    lucita pelayoПре 10 дана

    awesome content! this was the season AI fans wanted Nuggets to make it but had to get past Kobe+Odom. what a season!

  42. The legend bro's

    The legend bro'sПре 10 дана

    Damn I was born in 2008

  43. Michael Truong

    Michael TruongПре 10 дана

    Cp3 effect is still in effect

  44. Mark Llamado

    Mark LlamadoПре 10 дана

    Deez Nuggets

  45. Andy Zheng

    Andy ZhengПре 10 дана

    how do you win 48 games and not even make the playoffs, how do you win 50 games and only be the 8th seed???

  46. Kelvin Castillo

    Kelvin CastilloПре 10 дана

    So proud of my celtics! After that wild wild west, the celtics emerged to be victorious in the finals and having 66-16 record.

  47. Tejjy Solis

    Tejjy SolisПре 10 дана

    "Let's get into it" - LEGENDARY❤

  48. NoAh

    NoAhПре 10 дана

    9:54 Lebron James wouldn't make the palyoff if he was at west

  49. Man wif gun

    Man wif gunПре 10 дана

    ayo where can i find that clip of that super crazy play from the Lakers at around 8:38 against the Heat please

  50. Koji Clamor

    Koji ClamorПре 10 дана

    West really is the tougest conference

  51. 8Teen Music

    8Teen MusicПре 11 дана

    I really want that Manscaped tho

  52. PRIME

    PRIMEПре 11 дана

    hornets?!

  53. Epupify

    EpupifyПре 11 дана

    I didn't remember the western conference being that tight that season, specially with those win numbers for all the playoffs teams; it sounds crazy because it hasn't happened in some time... truth be told I really don't remember it ever happening. Crazy enough I followed that season closely; my bet for making the finals from the west was the Spurs, until the Laker's mid season trade for Gasol...it really made everything look very lopsided in favor of the Lakers, equivalent, bearing in mind proportions, to what the Harden trade to the Nets has been to the league this season. Also, to be fair, I never thought high of those Hornets, Rockets, Jazz or Nuggets teams...they were never true contenders no matter how many games they won. Other teams like the suns or mavs, though always regarded as contenders, had just fell short repeatedly before so they also seemed weak in a way, at least for championship standards.

  54. Βασίλης Μέρτογλου

    Βασίλης ΜέρτογλουПре 11 дана

    They had to do it. That year they had to split the league celtics wouldnt have make it to the finals.

  55. standonpromise

    standonpromiseПре 11 дана

    I have to give it to you for that manscape add :D

  56. Mike Cesaro

    Mike CesaroПре 11 дана

    Ahhhh the season where Cp3 was robbed of MVP

  57. Mike Cesaro

    Mike CesaroПре 11 дана

    I’ve seen a lot of manscaped ads, this one is elite

  58. Mike Cesaro

    Mike CesaroПре 11 дана

    Copped mine after seeing it on sporting Logically

  59. It's me Darkie

    It's me DarkieПре 11 дана

    Wtf makedonec si

  60. DIAB10

    DIAB10Пре 11 дана

    This was bacc when the nba was fun to watch I still love it but this era was the last of everyone bein competitive durin regular season

  61. Leonardo zundo

    Leonardo zundoПре 11 дана

    Please do best finishers in NBA history I would love it alot and I think other people will love it too

  62. norest wicked

    norest wickedПре 11 дана

    The west in 00 was a fcking bloodbath

  63. Giovanni Stignani

    Giovanni StignaniПре 12 дана

    Wasn't Nene on the Nuggets too?

  64. Neil Pangan

    Neil PanganПре 12 дана

    Not only the playoff seeding. Every team should face each other equal amount of times. The southwest division is always been brutal.. They have 1 season that they all made to the playoffs. Imagine facing a 4 playoff teams 4 times each. While good team in weaker division enjoys playing garbage teams 4 times.

  65. Jessrel Tolibas

    Jessrel TolibasПре 12 дана

    cant stop laughing LOL

  66. dave

    daveПре 12 дана

    that ad was so corny lol

  67. Andrew Sun

    Andrew SunПре 12 дана

    Imagine going on a 22-game win streak and not even having home court advantage in the first round.

  68. Hellus Raizen

    Hellus RaizenПре 19 сати

    Imagine going on a 21 losing streak and still not having the top pick in this year's draft

  69. Commentsurfer

    CommentsurferПре дан

    Is this the Utah Jazz?

  70. Hugo Alonso

    Hugo AlonsoПре 12 дана

    How did the Jazz (4th seed) have a worst record than the 5th and 6th seeds?

  71. Stephen Curry

    Stephen CurryПре 12 дана

    Her: I bet He's thinking about other girls Him: If you work on a farm to take care of chickens, are you a chicken tender?

  72. Stephen Curry

    Stephen CurryПре 12 дана

    e

  73. Benjamin Tran

    Benjamin TranПре 12 дана

    Imagine going 48-34 and still missing the playoffs

  74. Zelic

    ZelicПре 8 дана

    2013-14 suns

  75. Janek Cublaz

    Janek CublazПре 12 дана

    What I would do is the play in tournament mixing both conferences by record. Get the 6 to 10th from both conferences and make a mini tournament with all them and see what happens making the pairings by win percentage and not by conference position.

  76. May Y

    May YПре 12 дана

    That is why the nba must has a one conference no east and west.

  77. Jayson Bolanos

    Jayson BolanosПре 12 дана

    Kobe Bryant

  78. Jann Vincent Regalado

    Jann Vincent RegaladoПре 12 дана

    Wild Wild West 🔥🔥🔥

  79. Bonsu The Tiger

    Bonsu The TigerПре 12 дана

    oh man I miss these nuggets this was probably the team that made me wanna support then in the first place and become a fan of the franchise

  80. Jay C

    Jay CПре 13 дана

    Not that crazy when it’s rigged for Lebron

  81. Joseph Abellano

    Joseph AbellanoПре 13 дана

    This is one of your longest videos and I don't regret clickjng on it to watch it

  82. Travis Jones

    Travis JonesПре 13 дана

    People tend to overlook that the west/east play difference schedules and thus their records are not apples to apples comparative. It is true that within the conferences the schedules aren't perfectly identical but they are very similar and are identical within divisions. That is why the seeding is done via the conferences and had the division leader condition. I don't mind dispatching with the division leader aspect but to cross compare the records across the conferences is just dumb.

  83. King Flo

    King FloПре 13 дана

    Who did not skipped his ad 😂 LMAO

  84. Marko Todorovic

    Marko TodorovicПре 13 дана

    Wow i just saw he puts the whole script in the description 👏👏

  85. Malek CHAMAS

    Malek CHAMASПре 13 дана

    an eastern team won the finals over these stacked western teams.

  86. Biblical

    BiblicalПре 13 дана

    kobe and duncan win 5 10 titles in the west! and lebron won only 3 while in the east. let that sink in

  87. Leafy Peach

    Leafy PeachПре 13 дана

    That's a different story, finals is East vs west.

  88. Biblical

    BiblicalПре 13 дана

    west are really a tough conference, and people still amazed by lebron's consecutive finals appearances. lmao if he's in the west he prolly make the finals once every 5 yrs,

  89. Vince Allen Meneses

    Vince Allen MenesesПре 13 дана

    We save balls. Lol

  90. Average Banduria Player

    Average Banduria PlayerПре 13 дана

    The 2015 Wild Wild West was also brutal.

  91. D roy

    D royПре 13 дана

    Like a borat movie

  92. D roy

    D royПре 13 дана

    Kinda cheesy delivery the way u talk. Work on that ! Nice channel though

  93. JayHype 2K

    JayHype 2KПре 13 дана

    crazy how warrios got 48 and cavs got only 45

  94. Raden Ilham Ramadhantyo

    Raden Ilham RamadhantyoПре 13 дана

    I was confused on why the Suns and Rockets were below Utah Jazz despite having better records, but I realized back then if you were champions of your division, u get better seed. Which is weird lol

  95. X

    XПре 13 дана

    Bruh that transition to the manscaped ad had me cracking up 😂😂😂

  96. Benjamin Udasan

    Benjamin UdasanПре 13 дана

    Honorable mention: 2015 and 2014 playoff, even though the #8 seed teams have less than 50 wins

  97. Young Melo

    Young MeloПре 13 дана

    I’m so happy somebody made a video about this. During this period the West had one of the toughest conferences of all time and Melo had to deal with that every year and still won 50+ numerous times. Imagine if he was in the East during that time. He even made the playoffs 2 years before he got Iverson.

  98. Icewulf

    IcewulfПре 2 дана

    Dat young prime melo so legendary

  99. TravieeTre Productions

    TravieeTre ProductionsПре 10 дана

    He made the playoffs every single year from his rookie season in the west and even his first two years in the East with the knicks. Melo is still so underrated for that

  100. Keyon Fisher

    Keyon FisherПре 13 дана

    this year it feels like any team can win the Championship

  101. Leafy Peach

    Leafy PeachПре 13 дана

    Nets

  102. Keyon Fisher

    Keyon FisherПре 13 дана

    @Emmet Bradford any team*

  103. Emmet Bradford

    Emmet BradfordПре 13 дана

    Anybody?

  104. Yanyan Salvilla

    Yanyan SalvillaПре 13 дана

    The Hornets team in 08 almost beat the crap out of Spurs on that WCSF. They fell off in 7 games in their homecourt😢

  105. Waray Upay Clashers

    Waray Upay ClashersПре 13 дана

    Damn.. I really like reading your video description while imitating your accent and voice.. 👏 "What up everybody, my name is Stefan and this is heat check" 😎😎

  106. Heat Check

    Heat CheckПре 12 дана

    hahah niiice

  107. Jerwin Reyes

    Jerwin ReyesПре 13 дана

    That ad is kinda hilarious 😂

  108. мαηg кαησя тν ✌︎

    мαηg кαησя тν ✌︎Пре 13 дана

    Letz go 2 BIG BALLS. 😇

  109. Eren Jaeger

    Eren JaegerПре 13 дана

    That sponsor part was probably the best that I saw.

  110. Bry G

    Bry GПре 13 дана

    That Hornets team was exciting then. Damn. So nice to be reminded of these.

  111. Icewulf

    IcewulfПре 2 дана

    CP3 wit da woooshh!

  112. Common W

    Common WПре 13 дана

    He said Deez Nuggets 💀💀💀

  113. Marcjon Valdez

    Marcjon ValdezПре 13 дана

    "Deez Nuggets"

  114. TOMBLEEN COMEDIAN

    TOMBLEEN COMEDIANПре 13 дана

    A re-modelled playoffs seeding will be amazing.

  115. David Guevarra

    David GuevarraПре 13 дана

    Please save Lamelo and Lonzo :) Manskaped is the key

  116. minnie mouse

    minnie mouseПре 13 дана

    Most creative content creator in the game!!!!