Entering the 2018-19 NBA season we found LeBron James in Hollywood, the Warriors awaiting their next challenger, and a whole lot of new faces in new places. As the season settled in, we’ve seen James Harden take his game up another notch, basketball matter in Milwaukee, and a 19-year-old Slovenian kid dazzle in Dallas.
While the Warriors are sailing (relatively) smoothly along, Philly has gone all in and the bottom dwellers are in full tank-for-Zion Williamson mode. Sure the basketball has been quality, via a nightly array of stepbacks, Euro-steps, and dizzying number of threes, but what’s really made this season is the drama. The NBA is a star driven league, and its stars are adept at throwing shade, subtweeting, occasionally tampering, and stirring up the drama to daytime soap-opera levels.
So before the next outburst lights up NBA Twitter, let’s take a look at some of the most dramatic moments of the NBA season thus far.