For cost-conscious, cord-cutting NBA fans, r/nbastreams was as close to heaven on the internet. Nowhere else would you get free streams with a loving community who love basketball as much as you! Here is what Marko Vucetic told MEL Magazine:
What made r/nbastreams better was ease of access and reliability; there was a centralized location for all games, no need for a cable subscription, and they were always of a respectable quality.
Reddit needs to bring this beloved subreddit back!
What r/nbastreams might have brought people together, but when you illegally provide copyrighted content for free, it tends to happen. What the community was doing was literally against the law. There is no way a giant website like Reddit can allow that on their servers.
If NBA fans want to stream, they can buy NBA League Pass like everyone else.