Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Miami Heat player you haven't heard of just did something nobody's ever done before

Whiteside boxing out Noah in today's game.
Triple-doubles don't happen in the NBA very often.  In fact, there have only been 16 of them in the league this season.  Putting together a triple-double with blocks rather than assists is extremely rare--nobody had done it since Joakim Noah in 2013.  Even more unusual than that is a player getting 12 blocks in a game, last accomplished by JaVale McGee in 2011.

Today Hasaan Whiteside of the Miami Heat recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocked shots.  The last guy to do that was Shawn Bradley in 1998.  What makes it even crazier is that Whiteside posted those numbers in just 25 minutes of action. only goes back to 1985-86 for things like this, but I'm willing to bet Whiteside's statline today is an NBA-first.

And oh yeah, Whiteside was a second round pick from 2010 who played in both Lebanon and China last year.  Today was his 37th NBA game.


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