Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
- Steph Curry - 54
- Kevin Durant - 52
- Carmelo Anthony - 50
- Kobe Bryant - 47
- Steph Curry - 47
- John Wall - 47
- James Harden - 46
- Carmelo Anthony - 45
- Carmelo Anthony 45
- James Harden - 43
- Paul Pierce (40 points) had the best FG% (81.3) and Kevin Durant (52 points) had the worst FG% (41.9).
- John Wall (47 points) attempted the most free throws (24) and Deron Williams (42 points) attempted the least free throws (1).
- Kevin Durant (52 points) played the most minutes (50) and Paul Pierce (40 points) played the least minutes (34).
- Deron Williams (42 points) had the most 3PA (16) and Al Jefferson had the least 3PA (0)
- LeBron James (40 points) had the most assists (16) and Kobe Bryant (40 points)/Carmelo Anthony (41/42/42 points)/Kevin Durant (52 points) had the least assists (1).
- Carmelo Anthony (41 points) had the most rebounds (14) and also the least rebounds (2)
- Steph Curry scored the most points in a loss (54)
Thursday, April 4, 2013
- Painted the outside of the house with purple striping, Prince's symbol, and the numbers 3121 (his upcoming album title)
- Installed purple monogrammed carpet in the master bedroom
- Installed purple plumbing and piping to the downstairs bedroom 'for water transfer for beauty salon chairs.'
- Lots of other purple shit probably
As part of a promotion, Prince is expected to hold a private concert at the Hollywood property--which recently was listed for sale at $11.9 million--for album purchasers who find a Wonkaesque 'purple ticket' inside their CD cases.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
It's humbling to think back on the past. My aunt stocking up on rations for Y2K and the 9/11 catastrophe are still very fresh memories for me, but the 2000-2001 NBA season was 12 years ago! That's roughly half of the time I have spent experiencing things on this planet.
Associating the passage of time with the NBA is something I've always done, but I also have a bedroom plastered with 90's Bulls memorabilia so maybe I'm just stuck in a perpetual state of nostalgia.
In the 2000-2001 season, Kobe Bryant was a spry, young 22 year old with a full head of hair in the middle of a historic dynasty. This makes me feel all existential and shit. So much time has passed between then and now even though it only feels like a few years ago. Think about how many random breakout seasons there were and how the NBA landscape has completely changed since then (i.e. No more hand checking, new CBA, the stretch 4 becoming prevalent)
I decided to go back and search for some of these seasons in the Basketball Reference database. I chose 2000 as a starting point because it's roughly the past decade, and the 1990's are a whole different post. Most of these findings weren't exactly shocking, but it's nice to look back and see just how good some of today's aging veterans used to be. This journey will feature way too many players spanning from the year 2000 - 2009 and will be split into multiple posts.
Detroit Pistons, SG: Jerry Stackhouse 26 Years Old
40.2 Minutes, 29.8 Points, 3.9 Rebounds, 5.1 Assists, 1.2 Steals, 21.8 PER
Season Highs: Points (57), Rebounds (12), Assists (11), Steals (5), Blocks (4), 3PM (6), FTM (18), TO (11)
- Kobe Bryant
- Allen Iverson
- Tracy McGrady
- LeBron James
- Dwyane Wade
- Kevin Durant
- Jerry Stackhouse
Sunday, February 3, 2013
League Averages to date:
- 44.9 Field Goal %
- 49.2 eFG% (Effective Field Goal Percentage, this statistic adjusts for the fact that a 3-point field goal is worth one more point than a 2-point field goal.)
- 1 Free Throw per 4.90 Field Goals Attempted
- .204 Free Throws/Field Goal Attempts
- 15 Player Efficiency Rating
- >= 10 FGA/G
- PPG - FGA/G = <=1
- 18.6 Points Per Game on 17.4 Field Goal Attempts
- 1 Free Throw Made per 4.70 Field Goal Attempts
- .213 FT/FGA
- 40 FG%
- 42.6 eFG%
- 36.4 Minutes Per Game
- 15.4 PER
- 17.3 points on 16.4 Field Goal Attempts
- 1 Free Throw Made per 5.86 Field Goal Attempts
- .171 FT/FGA
- 41.1 FG%
- 44.1 eFG%
- 36.6 MPG
- 14.4 PER
- 15.1 Points on 15.3 Field Goal Attempts
- 1 Free Throw Made per 11.7 Field Goal Attempts
- .085 FT/FTA
- 40.1 FG%
- 45.1 eFG%
- 33.5 MPG
- 15.4 PER
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Seriously...look at this shit.
Spencer Hawes, F/C Philadelphia 76ers
2013 AWARD: Worst Hair in the NBA
- He lost a bet to one of his liberal teammates on the presidential election and is now forced to sport this cut for the rest of the season.
- Someone shaved the sides of head while he was sleeping and he just hasn't checked a mirror since.
- No other hairstyle goes with his trash 'stache as well.
- He thinks it is funny and is being "ironic".
- He enjoys the flop sweat the mullet provides.
With that nastiness out of the way, let's take a look at the rest of the best and worst stylings in the NBA.