It might not seem like it, but I've dialed back the intensity a bit this year. The amount of time I devoted to the Green last season simply wasn't healthy (or sustainable). So it didn't come as a big surprise when ESPN's broadcast team rattled off a bunch of Celtics-related stats that were unbeknownst to me.
Rajon Rondo was third in the NBA in assists per game.
Kendrick Perkins was third in the NBA in blocks per game.
Wrong, and wrong again.
Rondo is seventh in the league in assists.
Kendrick Perkins is tenth in the league in blocks.
Interestingly, Rajon Rondo is fifth in the league in assists per 48 minutes, second in total assists, and fourth in the league in steals per game.
My favorite uninformed opinion masquerading as fact was this statement:
The last player in the NBA to wear #88 before Nicolas Batum of Portland was Antoine Walker with Memphis.
That would be Antoine Walker of the Boston Celtics.
Six-figure salaries and this is the best they can do?
- #05 (Walton)
- #08 (Wedman)
- #12 (Sichting)
- 1971-72 Lakers
- 2007-08 Scores
- Banner 17
- Grassy Knoll Network
- Green Mile
- Larry & Magic
- NBA Scoreboard
- Russell v. Chamberlain
- Walton Gang (1977)