Following our WhatIfSports football and baseball simulations, we turn to the NBA Finals. The Bulls, Heat, Warriors; which champion became best ever?
NBA What If
Red Auerbach leaving the Celtics for the Knicks? Not a chance. But when John Y. Brown’s stubbornness goes too far, Red does exactly that.
A return to the Lakers isn’t in the cards and Houston looks awfully tempting, but Dwight Howard decides to head to Golden State. Then what?
When the Cleveland Cavaliers opt to take Derrick Williams over Kyrie Irving at No. 1 in 2011, the Minnesota Timberwolves immediately make them pay for it.
The Bullsa��not L.A.a��win the coin toss, taking Magic Johnson No. 1 overall. What happens next? MJ ends up in Philly, L.A.’s dynasty is put on hold, and more.
The year: 1993. The player: Dennis Rodman. Once Phoenix acquires him, there’s no telling what he and Charles Barkley will do playing alongside each other.
Could you imagine a world in which Red Auerbach and the Boston Celtics traded Larry Bird? Well, imagine no longer. What could have resulted from this?
At the time of the deal, nobody thinks much of the New York Knicks trading for Kyle Lowry. But soon, the rest of the league is forced to take notice.
Instead of succumbing to injury, Jay Williams stays healthy and becomes a solid player for Chicago. Elsewhere, another team lucks into drafting Derrick Rose.
The year is 1969 and the NBA decides to let Spencer Haywood, Olympic gold medalist and college superstar, to declare for the draft early.
Michael Redd was quite loyal to the Milwaukee Bucks, perhaps even to a fault. But what if he would’ve signed for Cleveland back in 2005?
It’s the summer of 1994, and two superstars become frustrated at their lack of a championship. Karl Malone wants to be traded and gets his wish. Then what?
It’s Draft Night 2012, and the Washington Wizards ship just-drafted Bradley Beal along with Trevor Ariza to OKC for James Harden. What happens next?
Have you ever wondered what could have happened had Kobe Bryant gone to college for a year?
The year is 2006, and the Toronto Raptors decide to take LaMarcus Aldridge with the No. 1 overall pick. What happens next?
In February of 2009, OKC takes a risk in acquiring Tyson Chandler. The rest, as they say, is history.
What if LeBron stayed in Miami for one more year before returning to Cleveland? Let’s explore.