Reddit has been one of the most popular discussion platforms since time immemorial and is probably one of the last remnants of the free internet. Reddit was one of the best places to gather for sports fans, where many subreddits hosted live streaming links for various games.
Notice how I used ‘was’ instead of ‘is’? That’s because Reddit recently banned almost all the subreddits that hosted free stream links. Here, I shall discuss why Reddit banned r/NBAStreams, and the alternatives that you can use to get NBA streams free.
Why Was r/NBAstreams Banned?
For many users including me, this subreddit was the primary place to go for free NBA streams, as many users posted Ace stream links for the games. However, now the subreddit is no longer available for use, and we cannot post anything or get any links from the page.
Now, you will get the following message when you visit the page:
“This subreddit was banned under Reddit’s Repeat Copyright Infringement Policy.“
The simplest reason to explain the banning of the subreddit is with the notice message posted on the subreddit page. The subreddit was banned due to posting copyrighted content. Many users posted links to streams that were in direct violation of the copyright laws, which Reddit does not allow.
The stream links posted on the subreddits contained links to the unofficial streams hosted by illegal sources. This led to the original owners, such as the broadcasters issuing DRM infringement strikes on the subreddit. As a result, under copyright laws, Reddit has to ban the page and remove all the content from the subreddit.
How To Get Free NBA Streams?
If you are desperate enough for stream links, you may have quickly noticed where the new links are at the moment. Adam Silver Fan Page (r/adamsilverfanpage) became the new subreddit to host the links to watch NBA streams for free. The new subreddit is essentially the same as the older r/NBAStreams, but with a slight modification.
In the new subreddit, the links are hosted on an external website. This is one of the easiest ways to avoid Reddit’s Infringement policy rules, which means that this subreddit will not be banned again.
Update 2020: The subreddit moved on to a new subreddit, but the reason for this was not disclosed. Here is the link to the new subreddit: AdamSilver4Live
Watch NBA Streams Free On The Websites
Following the ban on the Reddit’s NBA Streams page, several free stream hosting websites popped up. These websites host links to the NBA streams as well, and each website hosts more or less the same stream links. If you wish, you can use these websites to watch NBA streams for free as well.
However, note that these websites are filled with intrusive ads, most of which lead you to different websites forcefully. These layover ads can quickly become annoying, as there are multiple layers of these ads before you actually get to the stream.
Your best bet would be to start visiting these links a bit earlier than when the game begins, and by the time the match starts, you should be done with the games. Else, just stick to the Reddit page mentioned above.
So, there you have it. Now you know how to watch NBA streams free, using the methods provided above. If you found this useful, comment below to discuss further the same.