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Happy Birthday to!

Posted by Justin Kubatko on May 10, 2013

Today is the ninth anniversary of the launch of BBR debuted as a standalone website on May 10, 2004, but of course it is now part of the family of sites.

I still do 99 percent of the work on the site, so I take great pride in its growth over the years. How much has it grown? The site's traffic is now almost 400 percent higher than it was just five years ago.

That growth, of course, would not be possible without our dedicated users, so in addition to the birthday wishes I would also like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who has played a part in making this site what it is today.

11 Responses to “Happy Birthday to!”

  1. Adam Ryan Says:

    Hey Justin,

    Congratulations on this fantastic site! It's a vital part of the research I do, for my Jordan-era podcast. I'd be lost without it. Thanks again and happy birthday to Basketball Reference!

    Kind regards,


  2. David Berri Says:

    Congratulations! And thanks for all your work. You have made research so much easier.

    Dave Berri

  3. Kenya Says:

    Hey Justin today is my son's 24th birthday he was born on the night of the playoffs pistons vs bucks ...I believe we won the NBA finals that year.. guess I can check the site ....HaPPy BirTHdaY and Jeremy Johnson

  4. Ben Says:

    Congrats! Your site is indispensable!

  5. Jaet Says:

    Happy birthday and Congratulations for the great job you provide ;)
    Keep it going on and improving over and over

  6. Mark Growcott Says:

    Well done Justin. Your site is indeed indispensable. I particularly like the Streak Finders, I just wish the other sites also had this feature.


  7. Ty Says:

    Happy Birthday! I remember using this site back in 2004, and I haven't stopped! Arguably the best Basketball website in the world.

  8. Andreas Christophorou Says:

    Happy Birthday :)

    Your job all those years is absolutely priceless!

    Congratulations. I'm sure that you will keep up the great work.


  9. Scott West Says:

    Happy belated birthday!!! This is an excellent site, makes stats for my Thunder blog reachable and easy to mine... thank you.


  10. Mike Goodman Says: is not only the best basketball website and the best stat website, it's pretty much the best website in the world.

    Not only was it the best site from day 1, it's made more improvements than anything else around. I'm constantly amazed.

    Hard to believe it's been 9 years, but time flies when information comes so easily.
    Thanks for everything, Justin.

  11. Omer Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday BBR!!!

    I would like to remind you, Justin, about my prediction quite a few years ago, that when it's all said & done BBR will be enshrined in the HoF as a contributor to the game. I still believe it is in order and will happen. Your site is absolutely invaluable to any NBA fan!

    Here's for the next 9 years :)