The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history

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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#43 » by Jables » Sun May 17, 2020 10:12 pm

LuDux1 wrote:https://www.sportscasting.com/5-of-the-worst-triple-double-attempts-in-nba-history-2/

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Pretty funny, but when you consider he's just a bench player I'd pop for him. Doug Collins is so damn sensitive you can see why his players tuned him out wherever he went, funny he called the 76ers players too sensitive when he coached them.
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#44 » by LuDux1 » Mon May 18, 2020 6:48 am

Tripple-double FIBA style @1:58:00
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#45 » by so_bored » Mon May 18, 2020 6:54 am

Lebron James in all of the games that he lost against GS in the Finals. I'm not joking. Watch the end of the games that they lost. He literally went for free layups after layups when they desperately needed threes to catch up.
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Post#46 » by God Squad » Mon May 18, 2020 8:48 am

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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#47 » by God Squad » Mon May 18, 2020 8:50 am

On a side note was Andray Blatche any good? I remember him "scoring" but it always seemed like a bad player, bad team type of numbers.
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#48 » by yesh » Mon May 18, 2020 9:31 am

2017, game 5. Lebron chasing stats long after the game and seeries is lost.
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#49 » by packforfreedom » Mon May 18, 2020 9:40 am

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how Rondo plays all the time


Came here to mention Rondo. I like him as a player but he's also one of the very few players I'd actually call a Stat padder. He's obsessed with his assist numbers and will pass out of a 1 on 0 fastbreak to get another assist.
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#50 » by packforfreedom » Mon May 18, 2020 9:45 am

yesh wrote:2017, game 5. Lebron chasing stats long after the game and seeries is lost.


And otherwise you'd call him a quitter
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#51 » by Richard Miller » Mon May 18, 2020 9:55 am

If it's a blowout, just call it a day and go home, no need to play the remaining minutes, right?
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#52 » by Deivork » Mon May 18, 2020 9:57 am

Acting offended because someone plays on is to me the most ridiculous thing in the NBA today, and that's saying something. My goodness, defend, get scored or stfu
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#53 » by The Rodzilla » Mon May 18, 2020 10:12 am

Deivork wrote:Acting offended because someone plays on is to me the most ridiculous thing in the NBA today, and that's saying something. My goodness, defend, get scored or stfu


the most ridiculous thing today is people getting upset because people get offended and act like people are soft now and getting softer

I get offended because someone doesn't hand something to me the correct respectful way at work, in 1960 people were offended by an interracial relationship, in 1650 people were offended when someone wasn't religious, and in 10000BC god was offended when someone ate an apple

people were always soft, if god doesn't want people to eat the apple then just don't put an apple tree there especially when you knew that someone was going to eat it
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#54 » by Deivork » Mon May 18, 2020 10:16 am

The Rodzilla wrote:
Deivork wrote:Acting offended because someone plays on is to me the most ridiculous thing in the NBA today, and that's saying something. My goodness, defend, get scored or stfu


the most ridiculous thing today is people getting upset because people get offended and act like people are soft now and getting softer

I get offended because someone doesn't hand something to me the correct respectful way at work, in 1960 people were offended by an interracial relationship, in 1650 people were offended when someone wasn't religious, and in 10000BC god was offended when someone ate an apple

people were always soft, if god doesn't want people to eat the apple then just don't put an apple tree there especially when you knew that someone was going to eat it


what?
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#55 » by Antinomy » Mon May 18, 2020 10:26 am

Michael Jordan in the late 80s, after moving to PG, started going to the scorers’ table to get his stat sheet & see how much left he needed to get a triple double.
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#56 » by chitownsports4ever » Mon May 18, 2020 10:29 am

Pennebaker wrote:
I don't think you know what stat padding means.

If a player comes up with an individual statistical goal and goes after it regardless of whether it's best for the team, that's stat padding.

For Jordan in 1988-89, for example, if the best play is a hockey assist, Jordan may eschew that in favor of a direct assist in order to help towards his individual statistical goal. That's stat padding.


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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#57 » by The Rodzilla » Mon May 18, 2020 10:50 am

Deivork wrote:what?


people have a thing where they criticize the current nba and current generation with accusations of being soft and not being able to handle anything

that's what I think you are doing with the hatred towards expecting that all players respect the end of game etiquette, so im providing a different viewpoint that previous generations were softer

like the first time they wanted a black guy to play im pretty sure some people got offended
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#58 » by foreigngrammar » Mon May 18, 2020 10:55 am

Pennebaker wrote:MICHAEL JORDAN IN 1988-89.
(related: Michael Jordan’s assists in the 1991 Finals)

1988-89 is the year Jordan averaged 8 assists and 8 rebounds. It was also the year Jordan famously put up 7 consecutive triple doubles.

When you look at his season averages his 32.5/8.0/8.0 from 1988-89 stands out.

A legendary season (long used as an example of how Kobe doesn’t stack up to MJ, and also why Jordan and LeBron are more similar than you think).

But the full reason for why Jordan's 1988-89 season was so different than his others is rarely talked about beyond the fact that Collins moved Jordan to point guard.

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Jordan started stat padding in 1988-89 because he was trying to put up more triple doubles than Magic Johnson.

Some backgroud: In the previous two seasons Jordan averaged 37.1 points and 35.0 points and had acquired the ball-hog label and was criticized for having a selfish/losing approach, in contrast to Magic Johnson, who was a triple-double machine, usually the league leader in triple-doubles, and the dictionary definition of a winner.

So Jordan was playing point and getting assists and he started to get a few triple doubles. He realized that he could get a lot more triple doubles and perhaps even more than Magic Johnson.

Jordan started going over to the official scorer during games to see how many more assists and rebounds he needed to get another triple double.

This only stopped after the league got wind and ordered official scorers to refrain from giving out stats during the game.

Jordan started keeping track in his head.

In the end, Jordan lost the triple double battle with Johnson - 17 to 15.

But Jordan wasn’t done with trying to out-Magic Magic.

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Enter the 1991 NBA Finals.

Ever wonder why Jordan put up so many assists in the 1991 Finals?

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It was because the dude on the other side was Magic Johnson.

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Blatant examples of stat padding by Jordan tied to a rivalry with Magic.



Boring Jordan stuff

Anyway... outside perception has to be the worst thing people entertain all the time nowadays.
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#59 » by Ryoga Hibiki » Mon May 18, 2020 11:20 am

NBAFan93 wrote:
OfficialRef wrote:Steph Curry in the 2018 finals game 4.

The worst part of this is that the entire team tried to bring up his stats for the finals mvp trophy. No hate but that might be the worst finals moment ever.


Yep. Plus you had LeBron doing the same in a loss - wasn’t he trying to get a triple double for the series? Steph worse thorough - they were treating the finals like an all star game where you rig the MVP trophy for the hometown player.

Then I must add this one:
https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199805160UTA.html
the game was long gone and Shaq stayed in the game in garbage time to somehow have decent line, getting like 7-8 points in the 4th.
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Re: The most blatant example of "Statpadding" in NBA history 

Post#60 » by Dutchball97 » Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm

It's a shame players feel disrespected by nutmegs or dunks or whatever when the opposing team has a lead. These are often the "tough" veterans as well.

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