One of the things I love about researching and writing about sports statistics is when you discover some bizarre, out-of-ordinary stat that just doesn’t make sense. Such is the case today.
Think about playing in an NBA game. Is it possible for an NBA player to spend 15, 20, 0r even more than 25 minutes on the floor playing in an NBA game and not have a single point, a rebound or an assist? Can you imagine an NBA box score where a player gets 15 or more minutes and has zeros on his box score… 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists? You have to think to yourself, “What was this guy doing on the floor all that time?”
Going back to the 1985-86 NBA season, I researched on Basketball-Reference.com the players who had 0 points, 0 rebounds and 0 assists in a game when they played 25 or more minutes in a contest. The result? Six different players “accomplished” this feat a total of seven times. The most recent time was on March 2, 2014 when Philadelphia’s Hollis Thompson played 25 minutes in a game against Orlando and had 0 points (on 0-for-three shooting) and had no rebounds or assists in the game.