The NBA decided the 1980s with a coin flip | If Then


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  • Vishak Lv
    Vishak Lv  3 days back

    Background music??

    • Will Kay
      Will Kay  2 months back

      embiid is a better player than parker and wiggins so the 2014 lottery turned out ok

      • Miami Sports fan
        Miami Sports fan  2 months back

        If it weren’t for magic and Larry there would be no more nba they were almost going bankrupt

        • Kel Tsang
          Kel Tsang  2 months back

          It would be IMPOSSIBLE for Magic to teamup with MJ even if he continue his decision going to the NBA. Bulls will not have that bad of a revord when Magic would be there.

          Magic gets HIV earlier
          Bulls do a Spurs, where they were able to get Duncan even with the Admiral on the lineup.

          • Kingsley Jackson
            Kingsley Jackson  3 months back

            The clippers is a ship with no lakes to ride on

            • Dan Saupido
              Dan Saupido  3 months back

              This mans got a weird attitude

              • Link Chan
                Link Chan  3 months back

                6:24 Thats Andrew Wiggins!!! :D Great pickup !!! :D which got Cavs their Championship!!! :D

                • David Ozab
                  David Ozab  3 months back

                  3:50 BLASPHEMY! ANATHEMA! AVERT YOUR EYES!

                  • Daniel Bye
                    Daniel Bye  4 months back

                    The music to open this is awesome. I love it.

                    • Max Tooch
                      Max Tooch  4 months back

                      0:43 y’all forget abt kawhi in 2014?

                    • Aum Desai
                      Aum Desai  4 months back

                      This didn’t age well

                      • TheMlg Pickachu
                        TheMlg Pickachu  4 months back

                        Actually heads I'd 0.01 percent more likely

                        • brian thomas
                          brian thomas  4 months back

                          How about this.

                          What if Magic stayed for his senior year? Which would have put him in the 1981 draft. Dallas had the 1st pick that year and Detroit had the 2nd pick. The Mavericks had just finished their inaugural season so there’s a possibility he’s not going to want to play for an expansion team going into year two. But the chance to stay in his home state and play for the Pistons on the other hand. 🤔 And chances are Dallas would have been open to swapping pics with Detroit considering their first round pick in 1980 Kiki Vandeweghe refused to sign with them. So they probably weren’t going to be willing to go through that 2 years in a row. And would have been left with choosing either Isaiah Thomas or the guy they did take Mark Aguirre.

                          • Bort McBort
                            Bort McBort  4 months back

                            Magic claims he wouldn't have joined the Bulls, but he says that only with the benefit of hindsight. After Showtime, all those titles in LA, and the great memories, of course he'd say that. But with Chicago being a major city and not far from Lansing, it would have been too tempting for a 19-year old Magic to turn it down.

                            • Anthony Kernich
                              Anthony Kernich  4 months back

                              Bulls got Jordan, so it worked out later on

                              • julian t
                                julian t  5 months back

                                even though david stern was not the commissioner till later he fixed most of these drafts he needed a dynasty in the west and the east because the NBA had a lot of players on cocaine and ratings were low

                                • Kyle W.
                                  Kyle W.  5 months back

                                  Lol Utah should really change their name so New Orleans can have the Jazz back its literally the last thing that comes to mind when I think of Utah...its a ridicoulas as the Utah Athiests or Utah Cultural Diversity or Utah Non traditionals Utah Respect for First Nation Peoples

                                  • Vincent Chu
                                    Vincent Chu  5 months back

                                    do what if trail blazers got mj

                                    • Mark Lim
                                      Mark Lim  6 months back

                                      New Orleans representing the east

                                      Chicago representing the west ?

                                      • randomdude476
                                        randomdude476  4 months back

                                        Yep, the Bulls were part of the Western Conference until the 1980-81 season, when they were moved to the Eastern Conference

                                    • Chris Cothron
                                      Chris Cothron  6 months back

                                      Video is straight trash. Magic or Robert Parish lol delete this channel

                                      • Lawomenshoops
                                        Lawomenshoops  7 months back

                                        If you want another what if. What if the Lakers didn't sign Jamaal Wilkes as a free agent. They would have kept the 5th pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. What if the Lakers drafted Larry Bird, he was taken 6th in 1978, and Bird stayed at Indiana St. and the Lakers won the coin flip in the 1979 NBA Draft, and took Magic. Magic and Bird in Lakers uniforms!!

                                        • JBSptfn
                                          JBSptfn  2 weeks back

                                          That would probably kill the NBA, unless Jordan went to Houston and Akeem went to Portland in 84.

                                      • Your GF's BF
                                        Your GF's BF  8 months back

                                        These videos aren't nearly long enough. I get so captivated by them then they're over in the blink of an eye

                                        • OnlyGoodSHHH
                                          OnlyGoodSHHH  9 months back


                                          • andrewdorie
                                            andrewdorie  9 months back

                                            Did I hear him right, in the alternative 80’s draft, the Celtics would have traded the number one pick for Parish even if Magic was available to them? That sounds impossible to me.

                                            • ermocrate
                                              ermocrate  9 months back

                                              Red would have never traded Magic for Parish...

                                              • Nick Toth
                                                Nick Toth  9 months back

                                                I don't think the Celtics would have essentially traded Magic away for Parish and picks

                                                • TJ Frye
                                                  TJ Frye  9 months back

                                                  He should've said flawless system & shown a video of New York getting the 1st overall to get Ewing

                                                  • Doctor Cthulhu
                                                    Doctor Cthulhu  10 months back

                                                    The league also doesn’t likely grow to the size it is now as well. Pre-Magic the finals were on a tape delayed broadcast. 2yrs in of showtime it was live. And 5 yrs in, players salaries had doubled.

                                                    • Lewi Yonas
                                                      Lewi Yonas  11 months back

                                                      Anyone notice that when he shows a pic of larry bird and magic standing either side of the nba finals trophy with magic in a celts uniform it still has the lakers style font on it lol

                                                      • Steve Granado
                                                        Steve Granado  11 months back

                                                        Don't forget Magic wouldn't be in with the Dodgers front office either.

                                                        • Gerald Obien
                                                          Gerald Obien  11 months back

                                                          Magic Johnson is the luckiest man in the history of the NBA! He could of ended up a Utah Jazz and we never hear of Magic Johnson the same way again. Larry Bird would of never had a rival. It was already set that Larry Bird was a Celtic but Magic Johnson was was pure lucky to join the Lakers. Magic Johnson could of been a Rod Strickland type of player. Both triple double threats but one played with Kareem, Nixon, Wilkes, Worthy, McAdoo look at all those hall of famers. Magic Johnson would of still been a good player but no rival with Bird and never been a Laker. Being a Laker is different than being a Utah Jazz.

                                                          • voetbal12
                                                            voetbal12  11 months back

                                                            If he goes to the Celtics maybe he doesn't get AIDS.

                                                            • James Worthy
                                                              James Worthy  11 months back

                                                              can you do a video on cavalier getting first round pick for almost every year

                                                              • A R
                                                                A R  12 months back

                                                                The New Orleans JAZZ flipping against the WESTERN CONFERENCE BULLS?
                                                                The NBA used to be weird lol

                                                                • Robert Flynn
                                                                  Robert Flynn  1 years back

                                                                  Celtics would have drafted Magic Johnson in your scenario here. He was a sure fire superstar and there was no way they would have dealt him like they did Joe Barry Carroll....

                                                                  • JBSptfn
                                                                    JBSptfn  1 years back

                                                                    At 3:43, if Magic goes back to school, Detroit probably doesn't make that trade with Boston in Sept. 79 involving Bob Mcadoo. They win the 1980 Super Flip, and keep Magic at home (he was from Lansing).

                                                                    Also, I have another one for you: If Utah scores three more points in the 1984 season finale, Jordan becomes a 76er.

                                                                    • Andrew Sylvia
                                                                      Andrew Sylvia  1 years back

                                                                      So......Jon Bois

                                                                      • Ignatius Q. Snerd, II, Esq.

                                                                        Would he have contracted hiv?

                                                                        • secretsmp
                                                                          secretsmp  1 years back

                                                                          Could you do a “if then” of Chris Webber signing with the Lakers after the 2001 season as a free agent?

                                                                          • Abir Hossain
                                                                            Abir Hossain  1 years back

                                                                            If you think about it then if magic still signed LeBron then he would in the warriors 🤔🧐. So if you do the math then it's NBA ruined times infinity 🤯😵

                                                                            • Agaki
                                                                              Agaki  1 years back

                                                                              51% chance depending on which side the coin was facing up

                                                                              • Keegan McDuffee
                                                                                Keegan McDuffee  1 years back

                                                                                wasn't Jo Jo White a Celtic and a Laker, whomst played a season or two with Magic?

                                                                                • Newt Scamander
                                                                                  Newt Scamander  1 years back

                                                                                  If that coin flip goes the other way, Thanos doesn't snap his fingers, the Browns go 16-0, the Colorado Rockies rattle off five titles in six years, and Jeb Bush gets elected.

                                                                                  • Matthew Wheeler
                                                                                    Matthew Wheeler  1 years back

                                                                                    I wonder if he still would've gotten HIV (not making a joke genuinely curious)

                                                                                    • Jacob Fisher
                                                                                      Jacob Fisher  1 years back

                                                                                      New Orleans jazz makes way more sense then Utah they should have changed their name when they moved same with the Lakers

                                                                                      • Lance Link
                                                                                        Lance Link  1 years back

                                                                                        How Dare You just overlook how Behnke was named top swimmer @ Hobart

                                                                                        • Michael Dow, Jr.
                                                                                          Michael Dow, Jr.  1 years back

                                                                                          What’s win share?

                                                                                          • Rich Affinito
                                                                                            Rich Affinito  1 years back

                                                                                            What the hell is win share? I’m assuming it’s like WAR in baseball but I’ve literally NEVER heard it before