Choose a basketball wallpaper to help you until the NBA season resumes

by John Griffith

Oh, NBA, how we miss you! It has been almost three months since the NBA season was suspended. It happened just before the tip off of the Oklahoma City Thunder – Utah Jazz game. The whole world was in shock when it was revealed that Jazz center Rudy Gobert had tested positive for coronavirus. So, since then basketball fans from all over the world have been wondering when and how exactly we are going to get our favorite sport back. And, since for the past three months, all we’ve been doing is watching highlights on Youtube of our favorite players or watching The Last Dance we have prepared something else for the die-hard fans out there. Now you can choose a basketball wallpaper out of the 80 we have gathered. They will definitely help , because everytime you look at your phone’s background you will miss basketball less!

The most famous shoes in basketball – Nike Air Jordan 1

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When the NBA season was abruptly suspended, the standings were very interesting. Everyone was looking forward to super competitive playoffs. There were a few teams that didn’t live up to the expectations and there were some that absolutely exceeded them.

Western conference standings

First of all, for the first time in what seems like forever, the Golden State Warriors were the last seed in the Western Conference and were going to miss the playoffs. LeBron James, on the other hand, was holding the number one spot in the West with his Los Angeles Lakers. It seemed like the Western Conference finals were going to be a battle of LA between the Lakers and the Clippers. There were a few surprises in the West, too. The Oklahoma City Thunder were the underdogs, but managed to secure the 5th seed. Fan favorites like Damian Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets’ dynamic duo of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, however, didn’t manage to meet expectations.

The NBA is in talks to resume the season and have all of their games played in Disney World in Orlando

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Eastern Conference standings

There was plenty of drama in the East as well. While everyone was expecting Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Milwaukee Bucks to return stronger then ever (which they did), there were some other surprises. The Toronto Raptors were the ones who won the Eastern Conference finals against the Bucks last year. But that was back when Kawhi Leonard was still a part of the team. No one was expecting the Raptors to be the number 2 seed this year, however. Another surprise was the Miami Heat, currently standing at tthe number 4 spot, led by Jimmy Butler. There are, of course, some underperforming teams. For example, the Philadelphia 76ers seem to be playing worse than last year. And, although they are mostly undefeated at home, their away record is terrible. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are not playing well together and the highest paid player on the team, Tobias Harris, has not been able to step up. The Brooklyn Nets are somewhere in the middle. No one had big expectations for them, since Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were injured, but they will still manage to make the playoffs.

Adam Silver and the NBPA are still discussing the format in which the rest of the season is going to play out

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So, let’s recap what happened in the last few years – the Toronto Raptors are the reigning champions

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Kawhi Leonard hit the most clutch game winning shot in NBA history, sending the Philadelphia 76ers home

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Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant went their separate ways with Durant leaving Golden State Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets

stepehn curry and kevin durant, nba wallpaper, wearing golden state warriors uniforms, walking down a road

Curry was ready to face the whole NBA, but was injured just 4 games into the season

stephen curry, anthony davis, kevin durant, kyrie irving, paul george, russell westbrook, nba wallpaper

Lebron James left Cleveland Cavaliers and went to the Los Angeles Lakers

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With their back to back championships, the Golden State Warriors became 3 time champions in just 5 years

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This was the match up of the decade – Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors

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They met in 4 separate finals

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Out of the 4, Golden State Warriors won in 2015, 2017 and 2018

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LeBron managed to keep his promise, however, bringing the Larry O’Brian trophy to Cleveland in 2016

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Kyrie Irving hit one of the most clutch shots in NBA history, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers secure their 2016 Finals win

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Kawhi Leonard and Paul Georgi teamed up in LA, giving the Lakers a run for their money

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During this decade we were also lucky enough to witness the rise and fall of Lob City with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan

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Thankfully, during the basketball drought we got to watch The Last Dance – the Michael Jordan documentary that gave us lots of insight

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There were also many GOAT conversations

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Scroll down through our gallery to find your favorite player’s basketball wallpaper – we start with Stephen Curry

stephen curry, chewing on his mouthpiece, wearing golden state warriors uniform, cool basketball wallpapers

The greatest shooter the game has ever seen

stepehn curry, wearing golden state warriors uniform, basketball player wallpaper, dribbling the ball

King James himself

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LeBron James has definitely earned his right to be in the GOAT conversations

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Kevin Durant – the scoring machine that can’t be guarded

kevin durant, wearing golden state warriors uniform, basketball player wallpaper, dribbling the ball

Some say he might even be better than LeBron

kevin durant, basketball player wallpaper, wearing brooklyn nets uniform, poster with white background

The reigning MVP – The Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo

giannis antetokounmpo, dunking the ball, cool nba wallpapers, wearing milwaukee bucks uniform

Kawhi Leonard – the best two-way player in the NBA

kawhi leonard, wearing los angeles clippers uniform, cool basketball pictures, holding the ball

Uncle Drew himself – Kyrie Irving, one of the most skillful players

kyrie irving, wearing brooklyn nets uniform, pictures of basketball players, photo edit, brooklyn bridge in the background

And let’s not forget about the future of the NBA, starting with Luka Doncic

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Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum

jayson tatum, wearing boston celtics uniform, cool basketball backgrounds, photographed mid jump shot

Trae Young from the Atlanta Hawks

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Anthony Davis and LeBron James are one of the most dynamic duos in the NBA right now

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Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers

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The Boston Celtics are also favorites in the East

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Once Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are healthy, the Brooklyn Nets are expected to win a championship

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Chris Paul a.k.a. CP3 a.k.a. The Point God

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Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers

damian lillard, photo edit, basketball wallpaper iphone, wearing portland trail blazers uniform, black and red background

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Derrick Rose – a fan favorite

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Devin Booker from the Phoenix Suns

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If this isn’t the best basketball wallpaper, I don’t know what is – Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade

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Many believe (or wish) that Giannis and Steph are going to team up in Golden State

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giannis antetokounmpo, photo edit, dribbling the ball, nba wallpaper iphone, wearing milwaukee bucks uniform

The Hamptons Five + the best 6th man in the league – Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston

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The Beard – James Harden

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Jayson Tatum basketball wallpaper

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Jimmy Butler is breathing new life into the Miami Heat

jimmy butler, wearing chicago bulls uniform, cool basketball backgrounds, holding the ball, black background

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Joel Embiid – trust the process

joel embiid, photo edit, cool basketball pictures, wearing philadelphia 76ers uniform

photo edit, cool basketball pictures, joel embiid, wearing philadelphia 76ers uniform

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Kemba Walker led the Celtics to the 3rd seed

kemba walker, wearing boston celtics uniform, cool basketball pictures, black and green background

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KD started his career in Oklahoma City Thunder

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Klay Thompson – one of the best two-way players in the league

klay thompson, photo edit, basketball player wallpaper, wearing golden state warriors uniform

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Two of the greatest shooters of all time – The Splash Brothers – Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson

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R.I.P. Kobe and Gigi Bryant

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Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors

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Kyrie Irving was a part of the Boston Celtics for 2 years

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Kyrie Irving vs Stephen Curry in the 2016 NBA Finals

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Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving teaming up in Brooklyn is scary

kyrie irving and kevin durant, pictures of basketball players, wearing brooklyn nets uniforms

lebron james, wearing los angeles lakers uniform, black and white background, best basketball wallpapers

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Luka Doncic basketball wallpaper

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One of the best big men in the league – Nikola Jokic form the Denver Nuggets

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Pascal Siakam stepped up to lead the Toront Raptors to the 2nd seed in the East

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Paul George a.k.a. PG13

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One of the most explosive players – Russell Westbrook

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Ice Trae

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The legend himself – Allen Iverson

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.