The 2021 NBA Finals feature one of the most unpredictable clashes in league history. Without Reddit NBA Streams, what’s the best way to stream the Suns-Bucks Finals?
After years of watching the Cavs and Warriors in the Finals time and time again, it’s refreshing to see new faces on basketball’s biggest stage.
The Suns, whether their opponents were injured or not, emerged from the tough Western Conference playoffs. Phoenix is hoping to win his first NBA championship, just like Chris Paul.
The team last appeared in the final in 1993, led by NBA legend Charles Barkley. They failed at that point and have been waiting to hang a banner ever since.
Make no mistake: Just making the finals this season is huge for Phoenix. Prior to this year, the team were battling an 11-year-old draft in the playoffs. If they finish the job, it will be one of the great comeback stories in NBA history.
Phoenix is the betting favorite to win, in part because of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury. He came out of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a macabre-looking hyper-stretched left knee.
His status is questionable for Game 1, and if things don’t go as they should, he could watch the final from the sidelines. If so, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez will need to step up their efforts.
The Bucks were last in the final in 1974 and last won in 1971, so this series is huge for Milwaukee fans. The team have been performing steadily in recent years, but haven’t been able to get over the bump.
For now, we’ll just have to hope the Greek Freak is out there, fighting for the Larry O’Brien with his teammates.
How to stream the 2021 NBA Finals for free?
The series will air nationally on ABC and its local channels. However, if you don’t have a cable, you might be worried about missing out on the action.
If you just can’t be around a TV while gaming, you can stream games using Watch ESPN or the ESPN app. However, you must already have a cable subscription for this.
A more viable solution for cable cutters would be to watch the games on a streaming platform that is streaming ABC or ESPN simulcast. Here are the options:
- YouTube TV
- Slingshot television
- AT&T now
If you have already subscribed to one or more of these platforms, then you are good to go. However, even if you are not, the first 3 options offer free trials. Now might be the perfect time to take advantage of your free week / month.
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Why were Reddit NBA broadcasts banned?
The r / nbastreams subreddit was one of the most valuable resources for basketball fans around the world. Links, mostly reliable, have been posted for each NBA game.
Fans were also in for a treat, as they could watch every game, the draft and more in high definition. And the best part of it all was that the streams were completely free.
No payment, no account, just a link with a few pop-ups here and there. However, the free ride ended when Reddit banned the page early last season. So why did Reddit ban one of their most popular pages?
The short answer to this question is that the subreddit was technically illegal. If you watch other sports, you probably weren’t too surprised to see Reddit make this decision. Prior to the ban, the football, cricket and MMA feeds page had been removed.
Subsequently, subreddits for NFL and MLB streams received similar treatment. The basic problem is that posting free links is a clear case of copyright infringement and the leagues were starting to notice it.
Obviously, free streams mean lost revenue for the league and broadcasters, so action had to be taken. Interestingly though, Reddit was never forced to ban the subreddit, but instead chose to do so in accordance with its own policy of repeated infringement.
The policy reads as follows:
Our policy is to close the accounts of users, in appropriate circumstances, who have been repeatedly accused of copyright infringement. Sometimes a recurrence issue is limited to one user and we only close that user’s account. Other times the problem invades an entire subreddit community and we close the subreddit.
Plan for next season: what’s the best way to stream NBA games?
Unfortunately, there is currently no completely free and legal way to watch the NBA. The owners of the Reddit NBA Streams page clearly weren’t in hiding, returning with a page called r / adamsilverfanpage, a tongue-in-cheek blow against NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
This time, the people managing the page have been more careful not to violate any of the Reddit rules. Either way, it is highly recommended that you choose from the following paid options to get your NBA fix.
Throughout the long NBA season, games are broadcast on ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBA TV and RSN (regional sports networks). Therefore, it is difficult to find a single streaming service that can meet all of your needs given the variety of streaming rights.
A number of platforms including, but not limited to, YouTube TV, fuboTV, Vidgo, Hulu + Live Sports, AT&T, and Sling TV offer their own unique packages.
The best thing to do is to examine each streaming service to see what it offers and at what price, paying particular attention to games in your local market.
Another option to consider is the league’s official streaming service: League Pass. Technically speaking, it’s the only way to watch every game live and on demand.
But there is a catch. Only international subscribers will have access to each game. Due to blackout rules in the United States, fans living in the United States can only watch non-market matches live.
Additionally, you also cannot watch nationally televised games live, which unfortunately includes the playoffs. Therefore, this service is of great use for die-hard fans, but it is especially useful for fans who do not live in the market where their favorite team play.