Damn, I nearly got a heart attack when I checked the box score for Cleveland-Portland this morning.
Never mind that Cleveland lost, LeBron finished with only 11 points! His lowest total since 1867!
We’re very lucky that it was still in double digits and that his streak didn’t end. This was the 575th game in a row that LeBron scored in double digits, and now he equalled Karl Malone‘s record for the 3rd longest such streak EVAR. Next game he should bump Malone one place down. Continue reading →
After a long hiatus, it’s time for a new post. And since the NBA season is not far off, this post will deal with the Scottish independence referendum. Or maybe we’ll deal with NBA awards. Yeah, let’s start with the NBA thingy and we’ll see how it goes. Maybe we’ll get to Scotland later on.
A lot of awards exist in the NBA. Most of them are given out yearly, so any information on them is readily available. However, the awards that I want to talk about are the not-yearly ones: NBA Player of the Month and NBA Player of the Week awards, or POM and POW as we shall call them from now on. I only hope there isn’t some porn-related acronym with the same letters. Continue reading →
This is a question that for some reason started to occupy my thoughts a few months ago: if we take all the NBA players and check their scoring average throughout their entire careers, and specifically look for their worst scoring season – who’s worst season will be the best? What player, even at his lowest point in terms of scoring, was still THE MAN?
So I did what every stats-junkie would do – I looked it up. I remembered that Michael Jordan averaged a career-low of exactly 20 points per game during his last season in Washington. Which is pretty damn awesome, because you know – he was 40 fucking years old at the time!!
So having an average of 20 points-per-game for your worst season is amazing, but is this the best anyone has ever managed? Continue reading →