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Sportscenters' fakakta stats

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Clarification: It was Fox Sports Indiana. Doesn't make it any less ridiculous, but it provides some context into why they wanted to hype up a random Pacers mediocrity like Thad Young.
  2. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    Living in Indiana, I'm all too familiar with their work. But also to be fair, they're probably just trying to break up Quinn Buckner's never-ending stream of consciousness with something, anything.
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  3. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    LeBron is the only player in NBA history with at least 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    OK yeah that was it.

    He was also the only player in NBA history with 30,000 points, 7,900 rebounds and 7,900 assists, right?
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    The whole matter of made-up records should bother us, though. Like the fuss when UConn's women's basketball team won more consecutive games than UCLA's men's team, or Ichiro's combined homers in Japan and the US surpassed Bonds.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    When I was creating this thread, that dumb sportscenter 'record' came into my mind.

    Just stoopid.
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  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I don't get the animosity toward this stat. Yes, the numbers are odd, but they are all common, mainstream stats.

    That's a really remarkable group. Four of the top 10 players of all time -- and that's being really conservative -- and Thaddeus F'ing Young.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    How many did it without aid of the 3 point line? 30% from 3? That’s pretty arbitrary but not as arbitrary as 49% from the field. How many did it with 50% FG and 29% 3 pt?
    Chamberlain did it every season from 60-61 to 71-72.

    If you look just at stats, Wilt is the greatest player in history. He has 9 seasons of 30+ points a game and 20+ rebounds a game. LeBron ever do that, once? Larry? Magic? Oscar? Wilts worst rebounding season is twice as good as LeBron’s best.
  9. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    In the early 1990s, I was one of these guys on a micro level. First in high school, then with the Division III college I attended.

    I could find something nice in the stats to say about anyone. I remember one graduating senior who only played garbage time ... but had the team’s second-best assist-turnover ratio in league games.

    With a little foresight, I may have had a career in that.
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    800 games to average 13.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.4 steals.
    Yeah, I can’t tell you how many nights I’ve spent in bars discussing the historic 1.4 steals mark.
    GTF out of here with that stuff.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Wilt is the only player in the NBA history to have 30000 points 20000 rebounds and 4 thousand assists.

    Kareem still leads in career points. He made 1 3 point field goal in his career IIRC
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    And this is why YouTube exists.

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