Records you won't find anywhere else

Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby John Grasso » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:18 pm

While going thru some old box scores I came across the names of the
two referees who worked the Sheboygan-Anderson game on 1/15/50.

Their entry in the Book of Alltime Obscure NBA Records is the following:

Most Letters Last Names - Officials (2 man crew)25 - Lautenschlager, Reuben (Rube) and Biersdorfer, James (Jim); Sheboygan vs. Anderson, Jan. 15, 1950
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Postby John Grasso » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:25 pm

Here's another one that was set last night in the Orlando-Charlotte game -


Least Effective Hack-a-Shaq Strategy - 1 quarter
4 deliberate fouls resulting in 8-8 free throw points; Charlotte vs Orlando, 12/14/07

Dwight Howard, a 60% foul shooter, was having a bad night from the line.
With 3 minutes to go in the game he was just 3 of 12 although he had made his last free throw.

Charlotte coach Sam Vincent elected to employ the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy and had Gerald Wallace deliberately foul Howard with 2:45 remaining in the game.

Howard hit both free throws.

Wallace again fouled Howard with 2:30 to go and Howard went 2-2 again.

Matt Carroll then fouled Howard with 2:20 left and Howard again hit both.

Finally with 2:10 remaining Wallace fouled Howard once more and again
Howard hit both free throws.

Howard went 8-8 in 35 seconds to finish 11 of 20 for the game including his last 9 free throws.
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Postby Mike Goodman » Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:06 pm

We need to find another name for this:
    Bite Dwight strategy?
    Blight Dwight ?
    Fight Dwight ?
    Spite Dwight ?
    Incite Dwight ?
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Postby John Grasso » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:35 pm

Last night's Clippers-Hawks game included a record-setting (or record-tying) performance that you won't read about elsewhere.
Bobby Brown of the Clippers set (or tied) the record for fewest minutes played in one game. He was officially in the game for one second!
(Actually he only was in for eight-tenths of a second but the official box score only reports time played to the nearest second.)

With 25.3 seconds to play in the game, time out was called and the Clippers made three substitutions - Brown and two others. As soon as the ball was inbounded one of those substitutes (not Brown) committed a foul.
The three players were then removed from the game.

Brown's stats for the night were 0:01 minutes played and zeroes in all other categories.
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Postby Robert Bradley » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:28 pm

How about the NBA career of Alex Scales?

Scales played for San Antonio in 2005-06, appearing in only one game on November 19, 2005. Scales got into the game for 9 seconds, but appears in the official NBA stats as having played 0 minutes during his career (surely only Penny Ann Early can rival this).

Here are the ABA/NBA players that I came up with who played in only one game during their careers -

Name Season Team GP Min
Forest Able 1956-57 SYR 1 1
Don Anielak 1954-55 NYK 1 1
Carl Bailey 1981-82 POR 1 7
Mark Baker 1998-99 TOR 1 2
George Brown 1957-58 MPL 1 6
Larry Conley 1967-68 KEN 1 18
Bill Crow 1967-68 ANA 1 16
Blaine Denning 1952-53 BLT 1 9
Ron Dorsey 1971-72 CAR 1 12
Rich Dumas 1968-69 HST 1 5
Jarrett Durham 1971-72 NYN 1 1
Penny Ann Early 1968-69 KEN 1 1
Rich Eichhorst 1961-62 STL 1 10
Don Eliason 1946-47 BOS 1 ....
Bill Gaines 1968-69 HST 1 5
Normie Glick 1949-50 MPL 1 ....
Norm Grekin 1953-54 PHW 1 1
Dave Gunther 1962-63 SFW 1 5
Nat Hickey 1947-48 PRO 1 ....
Steven Hill 2008-09 OKC 1 2
Cedric Hunter 1991-92 CHA 1 1
Ralph Jackson 1984-85 IND 1 12
Yvon Joseph 1985-86 NYN 1 5
Tommy Kearns 1958-59 SYR 1 7
Jonathan Kerner 1998-99 ORL 1 5
Brandin Knight 2004-05 HOU 1 3
Pete Lalich 1946-47 CLR 1 ....
Jim Lampley 1986-87 PHI 1 16
Ian Lockhart 1990-91 PHO 1 2
Jack Maddox 1948-49 INJ 1 ....
Renaldo Major 2006-07 GSW 1 27
Jack McCloskey 1952-53 PHW 1 16
Michael McDonald 1997-98 CHA 1 4
Jerry McKee 1969-70 IND 1 3
Carl McNulty 1954-55 MLH 1 14
Jason Miskiri 1999-00 CHA 1 3
Paul Napolitano 1948-49 INJ 1 ....
Paul Nolen 1953-54 BLT 1 2
Chris Owens 2002-03 MEM 1 6
Andy Panko 2000-01 ATL 1 1
Dwayne Polee 1986-87 LAC 1 6
John Postley 1967-68 PTP 1 6
Ray Radziszewski 1957-58 PHW 1 6
Ryan Robertson 1999-00 SAC 1 25
Ron Sanford 1971-72 DLC 1 2
Alex Scales 2005-06 SAS 1 0
Dave Scholz 1969-70 PHI 1 1
Tom Smith 1951-52 NYK 1 3
Jim Spruill 1948-49 INJ 1 ....
Bill Stricker 1970-71 POR 1 4
Barry Sumpter 1988-89 LAC 1 1
Larry Sykes 1995-96 BOS 1 2
Dennis Van Zant 1975-76 SAS 1 2
Ratko Varda 2001-02 DET 1 6
Joao Vianna 1991-92 DAL 1 9
Gary Voce 1989-90 CLE 1 4
Slavko Vranes 2003-04 POR 1 3
Stan Washington 1974-75 WAS 1 4
Tyson Wheeler 1998-99 DEN 1 3
Gene Williams 1969-70 KEN 1 8
Trevor Winter 1998-99 MIN 1 5
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Postby rlee » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:48 pm

Basketball-Reference also shows:

-Billy James, Kentucky 73-74
-Roger Strickland, Baltimore 63-64
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Postby Gabe Farkas » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:26 pm

And there's two more who have played only one game this year and none previously:
JamesOn Curry
Garrett Temple

Time will tell if they make it on the career 1-gamer list.
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Postby Gabe Farkas » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:30 pm

Also, just to mention it, there are a few discrepancies between your list and what B-R.com has. I don't know which one is correct, but they are as follows:
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Don Anielak       1        10
Bill Stricker     4         2
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Postby MCT » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:24 pm

All stats courtesy of b-r.com's "Play Index" feature.

Longest career without making a three-pointer, by games played, regular season only:

The NBA's all-time leader in games played, Robert Parish, never made a three-pointer. He was 0-for-6 for his career. Even if we limit it to games played in seasons in which three-pointers existed (1979-80 or later), while Parish is not the overall leader in games played, he's still the player with the most games played without making a three-pointer.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, second all-time in games played, hit only one three-pointer in his career. Three-pointers obviously didn't exist for a good potion of his career.

The ABA record holder is Jim Eakins (652 games). Billy Paultz played for 14 seasons in the ABA and NBA, 11 of which had a three-point rule in effect, and never made one in the regular season. He's second behind Eakins in ABA games without making a three-pointer. Oddly, Paultz did make one in the playoffs, which was in his rookie season. It was one of only four attempts he ever took in the postseason.

Longest career without attempting a three-pointer, by games played, regular season only:

For games played in 1979-80 or later, the record holder is James Donaldson (957 games), by a wide margin. Second is Michael Olowakandi (500), followed by the still-active Etan Thomas (391). Olowakandi did make one attempt in the 2004 playoffs while playing for Minnesota. Bill Cartwright and Dikembe Mutumbo each only attempted two regular-season three-pointers in their long careers (Mutumbo also had one playoff attempt).

Players who played in the NBA before 1979-80 obviously didn't attempt any three-pointers, since there was no three-point rule. The most games played without a three-point attempt by a player who played at least some of his career with the three-pointer in effect is Paul Silas (1,254 games; played one season under three-point rule). Earl Monroe (926 games) is in the same boat. The most games overall is John Havlicek (1,270; retired before the NBA adopted three-pointers).

Over in the ABA, it seems that no one played for long without at least attempting a three pointer. The record for most games played without an attempt is held by Rich Niemann, a journeyman center who played for six NBA or ABA teams between the 1968-69 and 1971-72 seasons. Niemann played 147 ABA games without attempting a three-pointer. Only two other players even reached 100, Dan Anderson and Bill McGill.

Most career three-point attempts without making any, regular season only:

This record is held by Michael Cage, who went 0-for-25. Wayman Tisdale was 0-for-21, and Al Jefferson is 0-for-20 so far in his career.

The ABA record is held by Randy Mahaffey, with 0-for-16. Wayne Hightower went 0-for-15, and Billy Paultz was 0-for-13 (though Paultz did make one in the playoffs, as already noted).

Most career three-point attempts without a miss, regular season only:

The record holder here is Gundars Vetra, a player from Lithuania who played for the Timberwolves in 1992-93. He appears to have been with the team all year, but only played in 12 games. He attempted 3 three-pointers and made all of them.

Two others players have gone 2-for-2, while fifteen have gone 1-for-1. Most are players who had only brief careers, or whose careers ended in the first year of the three-pointer (1979-80). The most notable names are Truck Robinson, Eddy Curry, Ivano Newbill and Shavlik Randolph. Curry is 2-for-2, the others 1-for-1.

In the ABA, two players went 2-for-2 and five went 1-for-1. Five of these seven players played in the ABA only in its first season. The others are Roger Brown (2-for-2; not the more famous Roger Brown who spent most of his career with the Pacers, but the other one) and Gene "Goo" Kennedy (1-for-1). Kennedy made one additional attempt in the playoffs but missed it. Brown later went over to the NBA, and played long enough to see action in a handful of games after the NBA had adopted the three-pointer, but did not attempt any in the NBA.
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Postby John Grasso » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:27 pm

Great list! Here's one more category:

Fewest Career Three-Point Field Goals Made but Most Spectacular

1 - Jerry Harkness, Indiana Pacers, 11/13/67 (88 foot buzzer beater to defeat Dallas Chaparrals 119-118 in Dallas.)
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Postby Mike Goodman » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:43 pm

Most consecutive seasons attempting at least one three-pointer without hitting any.

I don't know the answer, but Kareem attempted at least one (no more than 3) each year from 1980-86 -- 7 years -- before hitting his only trey in 1987.

He attempted 1 to 3 every year he played in the 3-point era, 10 years in all. 1-18, plus 0-4 in playoffs.

Patrick Ewing's first trey came in the '88 playoffs, vs the Celtics . His third came in the '90 playoffs, securing the win which completed a comeback from 0-2 to a 3-2 series win. Just 23.9 seconds after Bird missed his reverse dunk attempt.

Ewing finished his career 19-125 (15%) from the arc in regular seasons, and 8-23 (35%) in playoffs. 4-11 in the '94 (Finals trip) postseason.
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Postby John Grasso » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:55 pm

Look under General Discussions for a list of Martin Luther King Day NBA Records.
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Postby John Grasso » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:32 pm

I've updated the Martin Luther King Day results that appear under General Discussions to reflect yesterday's games.

There were a few MLK Day records set:

Blake Griffin 19 FG
Emeka Okafor 12 OR

Team - Most DR - 45 - PHI

Team - Most TR - 59 - CHB (ties previous high)
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Postby maltomek46 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:25 pm

Some other entries in the Book of Alltime Obscure NBA Records via b-r.com

Worst free throw percentage for a NBA season, only qualified players
.380 (354-932) - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers), 1967/68
(in Bottom 20 of that category Wilt and Shaq appeared 13 times)

Worst free throw percentage for an ABA season, only qualified players
.425 (172-405) - Joe Caldwell (Carolina Cougars), 1972/73

Worst field goal percentage for a NBA season, only qualified players
.241 (224-929) - Ariel Maughan (Detroit Falcons), 1946/47

Worst field goal percentage for a NBA season, only qualified players, shot-clock era
.299 (230-768) - Woody Sauldsberry (St. Louis Hawks), 1960/61

Worst field goal percentage for an ABA season, only qualified players

.335 (274-819) - Joe Hamood (Houston Mavericks), 1967/68
(it was Hamood's only ABA season, he played also 3 playoff games that season and he went 3-17 (.176) from the field in those games)

Worst 3 point field goal percentage for a NBA season, only qualified players
.216 (35-162) - Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers), 1988/89

Worst 3 point field goal percentage for an ABA season, only qualified players
.203 (26-128) - Johnny Neumann (Memphis Pros), 1971/72
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Postby maltomek46 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:43 pm

And some others...

Worst free throw percentage, career, NBA (min. 1200 FTM)
.511 - Wilt Chamberlain

Worst free throw percentage, career, ABA (min. 600 FTM)

.497 - Joe Caldwell

Worst field goal percentage, career, NBA (min. 2000 FGM)
.302 - Joe Fulks

Worst field goal percentage, career, ABA (min. 1000 FGM)
.386 - Wendell Ladner

Worst 3 point field goal percentage, career, NBA (min. 250 3PM)

.266 - Charles Barkley

Worst 3 point field goal percentage, career, ABA (min. 125 3PM)

.264 - Charles Williams
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Postby Mike Goodman » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:33 pm

I think these minimum qualifiers are intended for determining leaders in these categories, not for worst in the category.

For example, we see Charles Barkley in 1989 hitting 35 of 162 3-pointers (.216). At the time, the NBA ranked the 3FG% leaders among those making at least 25.
Yet if Charles had hit 24 of 162, that would be even worse; but it wouldn't "qualify".

In fact, he did have a worse year, going 21-104 in 1987 -- .201 shooting.
And in 1982, MR Richardson went 19-101 (.188).
Michael Ray would have had to go on a tear of 16-61 (.262) to be as good as Barkley's 1989.
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Postby Robert Bradley » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:48 am

but they should get extra credit for being bad so often mike!

chuck was certainly well-named wasn't he?
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Postby maltomek46 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:11 pm

I think these minimum qualifiers are intended for determining leaders in these categories, not for worst in the category.

Certainly Mike, but in any case it's interesting to see who was last in such rankings (i.e. consistently shot poorly).
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Postby luckyshow » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:19 pm

I do think the supposed records for games not shooting threes before there were threes makes no sense. Like saying the Cleveland Browns in NFL in 1950s are not so great because they won no Super Bowls.

Before something exists, there is no records for it one way or another. Mentioning it is silly.
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Postby John Grasso » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:00 pm

Lost in last night's fanfare about Kevin Love and his pseudo double-double record was another NBA record-tying feat.

Garrett Temple played for the Charlotte Bobcats last night - his third NBA team this season - Spurs and Bucks were the first two. In the 2009-10 season he also played for three NBA teams. He is only the fifth player to play for three different NBA teams in one season twice in a career and only the fourth to do so in consecutive seasons. John Mahnken in 1948-49 and 1949-50, Ron Behagen in 1977-78 and 1978-79 and Lorenzo Williams in 1992-93 and 1993-94 were the others. Chris Engler in 1984-85 and 1986-87 also played for three teams in a season twice.

Steve Chubin played for four ABA teams in each of consecutive seasons in 1968-69 and 1969-70 and Manny Leaks played for three ABA teams in 1968-69 and 1971-72.
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Postby Mike Goodman » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:58 pm

Not much of a record, but Jared Jeffries recently returned to the Knicks (waived by Houston) and has even started 5 of his 6 games.

After 4 games and 100 minutes, he had scored just 1 point, on 0-4 FG and 1-2 FT. Since then he's been on a tear, hitting 2 of 7 shots; raising his scoring rate from 0.4 Pts/36, to 1.2
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Postby John Grasso » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:50 am

In last night's Lakers-Suns triple-overtime game the Lakers scored exactly
nine points in each of the three overtime periods.

Only once before in NBA history has a team scored the same number of points in each of three overtime periods and that happened in 1949.
On 11/9/49 Anderson beat Tri-Cities 102-99 by scoring 8 points in each of three overtimes.

There have been 70 games of three or more overtimes in NBA history - 58 triple overtimes, 9 of 4 overtimes, 2 of 5 overtimes and one 6 overtime game.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby John Grasso » Mon May 16, 2011 11:45 am

On December 11, 2010, Ben Wallace established a record that was not publicized. He scored 23 points for Detroit in a game against Toronto.
This was his career high game. It happened in his 15th NBA season. He became the first NBA player to set a career high that late in his career.

Although 23 points is not a particularly high total by NBA standards, of the 115 players with 15 or more years in the league, Wallace still exceeded Charles Jones' high of 17 and Chris Dudley's high of 20 and matched Joe Kleine's 23.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby MCT » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:28 pm

Most games played, single regular season, no blocked shots:
82 – Jerry Sichting, 1985-86 Celtics

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, it was not unheard of to see guards who were in a team’s regular rotation – though typically reserves, not starters – go an entire season without any blocks. (For some reason, it seems to be much less common in more recent years.) Since the NBA began keeping track of blocked shots in 1973, there are 18 different instances of a player appearing in at least 70 games with no blocks. Sichting is the only one who actually played in all 82 games, though.

Most games played, single regular season, no assists:
58 – Yinka Dare, 1955-96 Nets

No one else is even close. Before Dare, no one had more than 20; second place is now Solomon Jones in 2007-08 with 35.

Most games played, single regular season, no free throw attempts:
27 – Jason Williams, Magic/Grizzlies, 2010-11

The old record was 21, set by Nick Anderson in 2000-01 and tied by Erik Daniels in 2004-05.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:54 pm

Yinka is also the runaway leader in most minutes in a season without an assist -- 626.
But then there are 7 more before we get down to Solomon Jones' 145 min.
Mamadou N'Diaye is 2nd with 366 min. (2004), then Leon Powe 2010, Mouhamed Sene 2007.
Three of the top 4 from Africa.

Five players have gone more minutes than Sichting without blocking a shot.
The distant leader would be Muggsey Bogues, 2629 min. in 1994-95. He followed with 145 playoff minutes with no block.
Then Larry Drew, Tyronn Lue, Sundvold, Van Exel, and Sichting.

Jason Williams holds also the record for minutes without a FTA -- 295, beating Nick the Brick at 169.
But 2 others have gone more minutes without a made FT -- Desagana Diop, 0-5 in '05 (306 min.) and Dominic McGuire, 0-7 in 2010 (307 min.)
These are trumped, too, by Danny Ferry's 2001 playoffs: 331 minutes without a FTA.
Mike Miller's recently completed playoffs were without a FTA in 215 min.
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