The DARK NBA: Why The Best 3PT Shooter Isn't Allowed In The Contest

  • Published: 15 February 2019
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    Davis Bertans is the best three point shooter in the league percentage wise. 47.6% from downtown and more than 2 threes per game. But the NBA didn’t let him in the shootout even tho he insisted on it.
    And I think I know why. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
    The official explanation from the league was that despite his high percentage, he didn’t shoot enough shots to qualify. And that’s a flat out lie, because first of all, there isn’t a set number required to qualify, but second and way more interesting, there are 2 guys who’ve actually shot even less threes than Bertans.
    So let’s analyze the lineup.
    Judging by Lilard, Booker, Middleton and Walker, nowadays it seems that it’s more important to shoot a lot rather than make them.
    But when we see Dirk and Seth in the competition, things start to become clear.
    Nowitzki himself said that none other than Adam Silver asked him to participate, to honor him in probably his last NBA season. Which is a cool move admittedly, I’m not hating on Dirk in any way. He’s a legend. They clearly bent the shot attempt rule for him, but then, they obviously also bent it for Seth Curry, who also has way lower number of attempts than Bertans.
    However he’s the brother of Steph. Both of them born and raised in Charlotte, where the All Star game is, of course.
    So I see a storyline of the 2 brothers battling in front of their family, Kemba Walker is going to have the home crowd support, so you see why he is in. And then you have a legend just kind of saying goodbye to the All Star game with standing ovation probably and all the festivities that come with it.
    So my point is, the league is not looking for the best shooter here. It’s looking for the most hype, most drama, stories and ultimately money.
    After all, that’s why they added a whole rack of moneyballs. It disregards the history of the competition and the great shooters in the past, because you can now easily score more points, but that was the actual plan. More points, breaking records, more excitement when you get to that rack, and overall more hype.
    Sure I understand the entertainment aspect of it, but as a basketball purist, I want to see who really is the best. Not the best Curry brother, but the overall best three point shooter.
    And a random guy from Latvia and on top of that playing for the Spurs, if he wins the competition, that would be a total buzz kill. The NBA doesn’t want to take that risk.
    The thing that’s extremely unfair tho, is that the guy is really a good shooter, and he really wants to be there. Just think about how long the entire NBA begged Lebron to enter the Dunk contest. Never happened.
    Also, it’s not like there’s no space in the shootout.
    The number of shooters is already increased this year from 8 to 10. So to tell a guy that he can’t make it in there because he hasn’t shot enough, when clearly they already made room for 2 players who also haven’t shot enough, that’s just bad.
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Comments • 1 301

    SQUISH SQUAD  1 months back

    I was at a Bertans camp last month because im from Latvia too and i played 1v1 againts Davis Bertans

    He blocked me😅

    • Patric Seventeen
      Patric Seventeen  2 months back

      I think they should’ve included Kevin Huerter in the contest.

      • SLURP MY ASS
        SLURP MY ASS  3 months back

        hes not black enough

        • Joseph Burton
          Joseph Burton  4 months back

          Lmao that bald boy who manage nba finna get yo location😂

          • Kev
            Kev  4 months back

            I bet they will let Ben Simmons join

            • SQUEEZE-A-ROO
              SQUEEZE-A-ROO  4 months back

              Stephen Curry's born in Akron, Ohio; same place as LeBron, same hospital too.

              • GalaxyNon Gamer
                GalaxyNon Gamer  4 months back

                Ok when I saw the title and heard you about saying curry isn't the best shooter I got angry but I'm still subscribed u make good videos but I don't like these Kind of videos lol

                • soager009 69
                  soager009 69  5 months back

                  I get it, nba dont want Bertans embarassing all big American names.

                  • soager009 69
                    soager009 69  5 months back

                    Dairis Bertāns ir labs 3punktnieku izpildītājs! Būtu tikai godīgi ja NBA dotu iespēju viņam sevi pierādīt!

                    • NateT Goat
                      NateT Goat  5 months back

                      They do it because no one would watch irrelevant basketball players

                      • Miculiits -wtf
                        Miculiits -wtf  5 months back

                        Visi latvieši davai laiko!

                        • Wasp
                          Wasp  5 months back

                          It’s the all star games. An event for the fans. I’d 100% rather watch Seth than Bertans

                          • Danijel Zirdum
                            Danijel Zirdum  5 months back

                            He's white. That's the reason

                            • d e
                              d e  5 months back

                              Im from Latvia and here all people know him.

                              • Black Wolf
                                Black Wolf  6 months back

                                "Dat jus' BAD!"

                                • Evan Risch
                                  Evan Risch  6 months back

                                  I hate to say it but it is true. The reason he was not in was because of the attempts. Seth curry made it because he is Stephens brother and he is a very flashy player. Dirk made it because they wanted to honor him in his last season

                                  • Fail Zero
                                    Fail Zero  6 months back

                                    That's because they wanted a Curry family reunion.

                                    • Big Papa
                                      Big Papa  6 months back

                                      Soon NBA will change to NBE

                                      • BBall Griot
                                        BBall Griot  6 months back

                                        Bertans is a 6'10" 3p specialist. If there were no 3ptr in the game, he wouldn't be in the NBA. Gutless wuss. WNBA players could do what Davis Bertans does.

                                        • BBall Griot
                                          BBall Griot  6 months back

                                          Getting open for your shot IS part of being a great shooter. Davis Bertans converts 2.7 FG's per game. 2 of those FG's are 3ptrs. In 21 minutes per game. Just another guy that nurses his 3pt FG% while providing no other impact on the game. For a 3pt specialist, which is all he is, he actually doesn't shoot enough 3's.

                                          • kay poly
                                            kay poly  4 months back

                                            I am glad there are still people who actually can think and not jump on the bandwagon. There are closet whitesupremacists out here, who are making it about whites being underrepresented in the league. See, I am a black immigrant, I live in a shithole in east europe, eastern europeans hate blacks so much, I can't walk the streets without getting racial slurs yelled at me, even kids do the same. So, for a whiteman who has been raised all his life to believe he is better than blacks to actually see blacks lifting the championship trophies year after year and not see any whiteman getting that shine, bruises their white aryan ego. Hence, you have content creator like this and his minions in the comment section following his retarded logic and not following facts. My name-calling is reactionary, just to give these boys the taste of their own medicine.

                                        • Poopy john 101
                                          Poopy john 101  7 months back

                                          JJ redick should be there same with joe ingles

                                          • Fabiano Costa Coelho
                                            Fabiano Costa Coelho  7 months back

                                            That's bad job by the NBA. Entertainment is a big part, but when fans realise it is mostly for gains, disregarding the sports side... humm, that's awful.

                                            • Dame Lill N/A
                                              Dame Lill N/A  7 months back

                                              The J.... Be wanting all the money in their pockets

                                              • OulyG'z93
                                                OulyG'z93  7 months back

                                                Westbricks should have been in

                                                • AD1
                                                  AD1  7 months back

                                                  I knew it! I always assumed Ludacris was the best 3 point shooter in the NBA.

                                                  • Parzival knowledge
                                                    Parzival knowledge  7 months back

                                                    another one haha .. i am trying to get a notification on FB when u got new videos ..

                                                    • TrillCitySouljaz
                                                      TrillCitySouljaz  7 months back

                                                      Cut the shit dude is not the best 3pt shooter n the league yes he has a nice percentage but basketball is not just based on that

                                                      • Dee Way
                                                        Dee Way  7 months back

                                                        That's not bad that's horrible,horrendous a.k.a bullshit they want nothing but stars don't give a fuck that this lesser known player is the true sharpshooter or not I'm willing to bet there are 2 or 3 other players that are statistically deadlier sharpshooters but due to being lesser known they got kicked off the marquee.

                                                        • John Carlo Fernando
                                                          John Carlo Fernando  7 months back

                                                          espn wth hire this guy now

                                                          • BerginLights
                                                            BerginLights  7 months back

                                                            Brook lopez shoulda made the 3pt contest to

                                                            • Hayden Wood
                                                              Hayden Wood  7 months back

                                                              Steph was born in Ohio

                                                              • Reiketsu Wanji
                                                                Reiketsu Wanji  7 months back

                                                                Fix the way you talk and I'll watch way more of your videos.😂

                                                                • eva •vogel
                                                                  eva •vogel  7 months back

                                                                  Fucking hate how u talk

                                                                  • Nathan M
                                                                    Nathan M  7 months back

                                                                    My man got that greenlight animation at 0:09

                                                                    • Eggina Pocket
                                                                      Eggina Pocket  7 months back

                                                                      But at the same time movement is life in any form. If the NBA cant evolve into something then it can never grow into something more. Cant hate all change dude. You're worse then most white hillbillies

                                                                      • Kevin He
                                                                        Kevin He  7 months back

                                                                        That setup in your room looks clean af

                                                                        • Benny Football
                                                                          Benny Football  7 months back

                                                                          If this is true than who tf is joe harris

                                                                          • J A
                                                                            J A  7 months back

                                                                            They didn’t even put any of our young guys on the spurs in the rising stars challenge when all of them are ballin the mba is always fucks the spurs it’s uch bullshit

                                                                            • Cal Tube
                                                                              Cal Tube  7 months back

                                                                              Joe Harris won too. Best shooter proven 💯

                                                                              • kay poly
                                                                                kay poly  4 months back

                                                                                He is such a best shooter, he is at home watching the Loser walk up the podium to win his 4th ring. White logic is so ridiculous, it's entertaining. smh.

                                                                            • Dennis Tyler
                                                                              Dennis Tyler  7 months back


                                                                              • False Promise
                                                                                False Promise  7 months back

                                                                                what about harden ?

                                                                                • Yizhou Wu
                                                                                  Yizhou Wu  7 months back

                                                                                  the transition to the ad though

                                                                                  • You lost the debate
                                                                                    You lost the debate  7 months back

                                                                                    Cause it’s a popularity competition

                                                                                    • Brandon Smither
                                                                                      Brandon Smither  7 months back

                                                                                      This shit is dark!

                                                                                      • Bawd
                                                                                        Bawd  7 months back

                                                                                        But they let Curry play

                                                                                        • What's my name?
                                                                                          What's my name?  7 months back

                                                                                          God damn the nba is fkn dumb. We don’t want to see stephen curry or other superstars to win this. We want to see underdogs win this. Joe Harris is a perfect example of that. Nothing knew who Harris was but after he won everybody started to fall in love with that guy for beating stephen curry. Everybody wanted harris to win this and got what they wanted. I hope NBA learns their lesson and actually invite Davis Bertans next season. I don’t blame seth for being involved in this cuz he was invited. Whoever was inviting players needs to get blamed on.

                                                                                          • J.C. U later
                                                                                            J.C. U later  7 months back

                                                                                            Yeah I've never seen Bertans ever miss a

                                                                                            • kay poly
                                                                                              kay poly  4 months back

                                                                                              That's right, "Bartens never miss a 3"
                                                                                              Yet, couldn't make it to the playoffs, let alone win a ring. I think it's all because the NBA is rigged for the "niggers". white logic.smh.

                                                                                          • nostrand lulu
                                                                                            nostrand lulu  7 months back

                                                                                            No one watches All Star weekend.