The NBA Regular Season starts tomorrow, so what better way to follow along with the action than to join our not-famous-at-all NBA Survivor League?!

In advance before getting excited: this is a cash prize affair. The cost to enter is $50 and 100% of the buy-ins will be distributed to the top ranking players at the end of the season. There are no “admin fees,” It works like any other fantasy sports event you would normally do with your friends.

So what is NBA Survivor?

Essentially, via a custom web app designed and managed by longtime forum member Pants, you select a single NBA player each day of the NBA season. Your score depends on their statistical contribution each night. The catch is, you can only use each player in the league a single time per season. So, you must choose wisely when you want to use statistical juggernauts such as LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Love and Alexey Shved, and you must boost your score picking injury replacements and using other strategies that you must pickup yourself.

How does scoring work?

The participant with the highest accrued total at the end of the season wins
Scoring Rules per Game:
Basic Points: Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks – Turnovers
Double Double: 5 Bonus Points
Triple Double: 15 Bonus Points
40+ (scoring) points: 10 Bonus Points
15+ Assists: 10 Bonus Points
20+ Rebounds: 10 Bonus Points
5+ Blocks: 5 Bonus Points
5+ Steals: 5 Bonus Points
5+ 3’s: 5 Bonus Points

How Much Money Could I win?

As mentioned above, 100% of the entry money will be entered into the league purse. Payouts depend on the # of participants, but expect it to look something like the below example which assumes 12 players. Note this is extremely likely to change depending on number of participants:
Entry Fee: $50
# of Players: TBD
Purse: $600
1st: $400
2nd: $150
3rd: ($50) Entry fee returned

How do I join?
Send an e-mail to [email protected] and we will get you set up and provide detailed instructions on how to play.

How do I pay?
Once you are all set up in the app and added to the league e-mail thread, you will submit the payment using PayPal to the League Commissioner.

Act Fast! The season starts tomorrow so please e-mail us ASAP to get set up.