#10YearChallenge – NBA

The biggest social media craze right now is this thing called the #10YearChallenge where you post a picture from 10 years ago and a picture from today to see what has changed and what is different.

Here is a look back at a few specific NBA teams, coaches, players and how they were 10 years ago, during the 2009-10 season and what they are up to today during the 2018-19 season.

NBA2009-10 Season 2018-19 season 
LakersWon NBA FinalsHaven’t made playoffs since 2013
MagicLost to the Lakers in the NBA FinalsMade playoffs in 2019 for first time since 2011
NuggetsFinished second in the west, led by Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin, Chauncey BillupsFinished second in the West, led by MVP candidate Nikola Jokic 
Dwight HowardHelped lead Magic to finals Has played for Lakers, Rockets, Hawks, Hornets, Wizards since and is currently inactive 
Lebron JamesPlayed his “last game” as a Cavalier and won regular season MVPCurrently on the Lakers, but returned to Cleveland four years after leaving 
Erik Spoelstra, Greg Popovich, Rick CarliseCoach of the Heat, Spurs, MavsStill the coach of the Heat, Spurs, Mavs
Luke WaltonAveraged 9.4 minutes in 29 games, scoring 2.4 ppg with the LakersRecently fired as head coach of the Lakers
HornetsCharlotte Bobcats and New Orleans HornetsCharlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans 
NetsNew Jersey Brooklyn 
WarriorsFinished 26-56Best record in the West – have won 3 of the last 4 NBA titles
Steph CurryThe rookie was the Warriors third leading scorer (17.5 ppg) behind Corey Maggette and Monta Ellis Averaged 27.3 ppg in 2018-19, leading the team.
Thunder50-32 with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden Durant is a Warrior. Harden is a Rocket. Westbrook is still a Thunder. These three have won the last three MVP awards
KnicksTerribleStill terrible
SunsThird best record in West, lost in Western Conference Finals Have not made the playoffs since and have worst record in NBA right now 
Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, Derrick RoseTeammates on the Bulls, coached by Tom Thibodeau Teammates on the Wolves, were coached by Tom Thibeodeau (recently fired)

Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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