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Gators123
02-04-2011, 01:42 AM
http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/2011/02/03/introducing-a-new-stat-the-triple-zero/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheBasketballJones+%28The+Baske tball+Jones%29


In the NBA, the triple-double is probably the most well-known and respected of the unofficial stats. Achieving a triple-double indicates that you’re a “complete player” who excels at multiple facets of the game. Among active players, Jason Kidd is the leader with 106 career triple-doubles, while Oscar Robertson is the all-time leader with 181.

As difficult as it is to achieve a triple-double in the NBA, I’m introducing a stat that is even more difficult to achieve: the triple-zero. This is achieved by playing at least 20 minutes in a game and finishing with exactly zero points, zero rebounds and zero assists.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “How hard can that be to achieve? All you have to do is do nothing!” Sure, but the challenge is actually staying on the court long enough to reach the 20-minute minimum when you’re contributing virtually nothing to your team’s cause. Most coaches will probably bench a player before he gets there. Here’s the proof that triple-zeros are hard to come by: There have only been 31 of them since the 1986-87 season, according to Basketball-Reference.com.

Here is the illustrious list of non-achievers, sorted by date.


Rk Player Age Pos Date Tm Opp GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Joel Anthony 28-175 C 2011-01-31 MIA CLE W 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2 Joel Anthony 28-153 C 2011-01-09 MIA POR W 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
3 Carlos Arroyo 31-131 G 2010-12-08 MIA UTA W 1 23 0 3 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0
4 James Jones 30-049 F 2010-11-22 MIA IND L 0 21 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
5 Ryan Gomes 27-143 F 2010-01-22 MIN NOH L 1 20 0 4 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
6 Derek Fisher 35-087 G 2009-11-04 LAL HOU W 1 34 0 5 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0
7 John Salmons 28-063 G 2008-02-13 SAC HOU L 0 21 0 4 .000 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Jason Collins 28-134 C 2007-04-15 NJN IND W 1 23 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
9 James Posey 30-005 F 2007-01-18 MIA IND W 0 21 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0
10 Matt Freije 25-060 F 2006-12-01 ATL CLE L 0 22 0 6 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
11 Theo Ratliff 33-000 C 2006-04-17 POR GSW L 1 26 0 4 .000 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0
12 Quinton Ross 24-342 G 2006-04-07 LAC SAC L 1 21 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0
13 Kevin Ollie 33-087 G 2006-03-24 PHI ORL L 1 22 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
14 Jason Collins 27-101 C 2006-03-13 NJN HOU W 1 22 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0
15 Bruce Bowen 34-144 F 2005-11-05 SAS DAL L 1 25 0 4 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
16 Carlos Arroyo 24-140 G 2003-12-17 UTA NJN L 1 20 0 5 .000 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
17 Morris Peterson 26-089 F 2003-11-23 TOR MIL L 0 25 0 7 .000 0 5 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0
18 Nick Van Exel 31-023 G 2002-12-20 DAL UTA L 0 23 0 5 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 0
19 Walter McCarty 28-272 F 2002-10-31 BOS WAS L 0 20 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
20 Glen Rice 34-179 F 2001-11-23 HOU SEA L 1 24 0 3 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
21 Matt Maloney 28-345 G 2000-11-15 ATL MIL L 1 20 0 5 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0
22 Calbert Cheaney 28-184 G 2000-01-17 BOS WAS W 0 21 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
23 Greg Foster 31-069 F 1999-12-11 SEA MIA W 1 23 0 5 .000 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
24 Felipe Lopez 24-114 G 1999-04-12 VAN UTA L 1 21 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
25 Steve Kerr 32-171 G 1998-03-17 CHI IND W 0 20 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Michael Cage 34-314 F 1996-12-07 PHI HOU L 0 20 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
27 Duane Causwell 27-320 C 1996-04-15 SAC DEN W 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
28 Warren Kidd 23-128 F 1994-01-15 PHI CLE L 0 20 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
29 Manute Bol 27-086 C 1990-01-10 GSW DAL W 0 23 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
30 Charles Jones 29-257 F 1986-12-16 WSB UTA L 1 20 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
31 Earl Cureton 29-087 F 1986-11-29 CHI GSW L 1 20 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0



A few names and games stand out on this list:

* The inspiration for this stat was the fact that Joel Anthony managed to get two triple-zeros in January. If you’re a Miami Heat fan, you’re nodding your head with sad recognition right now. With his second triple-zero, “The Warden” joins the elite “Multiple Triple-Zeros Club” that includes teammate Carlos Arroyo and Jason Collins as its members.
* Walter McCarty is the only player on the list to actually wear the uniform number zero while achieving his triple-zero. Impressive.
* It’s unsurprising that Bruce Bowen has a triple-zero since his contributions typically didn’t show up on a boxscore. Also, there’s no stat for kicks to the face.
* Derek Fisher’s triple-zero on November 4, 2009 had the highest degree of difficulty of any of these — he’s the only player to manage a triple-zero in over 30 minutes of playing time. If you’re curious, the Lakers won that game over the Rockets, 103-102.

So there you have it. I like to think that this will go down as my contribution to basketball history, in much the same way that ESPN bowling broadcaster Rob Stone is known for inventing the term “hambone” to describe when a bowler gets four strikes in a row.

Who’s your pick for the next triple-zero? I predict that Joel Anthony will become the only player in NBA history (as far as we know) to get three triple-zeros in his career — and he might even do it this season. He continues to make me proud to be Canadian.

210Don
02-04-2011, 01:44 AM
lmao joell anthony twice ina year

LayZbone
02-04-2011, 01:44 AM
LMAO. The Heat bench is repping the **** out of this list.

LayZbone
02-04-2011, 01:45 AM
lmao joell anthony twice ina year

*month

:laugh2:

Gators123
02-04-2011, 01:45 AM
lmao joell anthony twice ina year

Twice in one month :laugh2:

kingbrentg
02-04-2011, 01:47 AM
Manuuuuuute :(

kjoke
02-04-2011, 01:47 AM
joel is bo$$$

Hustlenomics
02-04-2011, 01:53 AM
joel anthony the first name i thought of when i saw the thread title

icej
02-04-2011, 01:54 AM
Insane stats. :D

Frrrrank!!!
02-04-2011, 01:56 AM
:laugh2:

Baller1
02-04-2011, 01:59 AM
What a bench they got over there in South Beach.

Jesus Christ... :laugh2:

Dade County
02-04-2011, 02:08 AM
What a bench they got over there in South Beach.


Thats why when even one of are 3 stars go down, **** gets crazy.. smh



Jesus Christ... :laugh2:

And his name is Yeshua :D get it right lol

Black hebrew israelites in the house!

HoopsDrive
02-04-2011, 02:09 AM
The 4 most recent have come from Heat players :laugh2:

And all in this season too

KingPosey
02-04-2011, 02:17 AM
http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/2011/02/03/introducing-a-new-stat-the-triple-zero/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheBasketballJones+%28The+Baske tball+Jones%29




Rk Player Age Pos Date Tm Opp GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Joel Anthony 28-175 C 2011-01-31 MIA CLE W 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2 Joel Anthony 28-153 C 2011-01-09 MIA POR W 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
3 Carlos Arroyo 31-131 G 2010-12-08 MIA UTA W 1 23 0 3 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0
4 James Jones 30-049 F 2010-11-22 MIA IND L 0 21 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
5 Ryan Gomes 27-143 F 2010-01-22 MIN NOH L 1 20 0 4 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
6 Derek Fisher 35-087 G 2009-11-04 LAL HOU W 1 34 0 5 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0
7 John Salmons 28-063 G 2008-02-13 SAC HOU L 0 21 0 4 .000 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Jason Collins 28-134 C 2007-04-15 NJN IND W 1 23 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
9 James Posey 30-005 F 2007-01-18 MIA IND W 0 21 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0
10 Matt Freije 25-060 F 2006-12-01 ATL CLE L 0 22 0 6 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
11 Theo Ratliff 33-000 C 2006-04-17 POR GSW L 1 26 0 4 .000 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0
12 Quinton Ross 24-342 G 2006-04-07 LAC SAC L 1 21 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0
13 Kevin Ollie 33-087 G 2006-03-24 PHI ORL L 1 22 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
14 Jason Collins 27-101 C 2006-03-13 NJN HOU W 1 22 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0
15 Bruce Bowen 34-144 F 2005-11-05 SAS DAL L 1 25 0 4 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
16 Carlos Arroyo 24-140 G 2003-12-17 UTA NJN L 1 20 0 5 .000 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
17 Morris Peterson 26-089 F 2003-11-23 TOR MIL L 0 25 0 7 .000 0 5 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0
18 Nick Van Exel 31-023 G 2002-12-20 DAL UTA L 0 23 0 5 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 0
19 Walter McCarty 28-272 F 2002-10-31 BOS WAS L 0 20 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
20 Glen Rice 34-179 F 2001-11-23 HOU SEA L 1 24 0 3 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
21 Matt Maloney 28-345 G 2000-11-15 ATL MIL L 1 20 0 5 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0
22 Calbert Cheaney 28-184 G 2000-01-17 BOS WAS W 0 21 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
23 Greg Foster 31-069 F 1999-12-11 SEA MIA W 1 23 0 5 .000 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
24 Felipe Lopez 24-114 G 1999-04-12 VAN UTA L 1 21 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
25 Steve Kerr 32-171 G 1998-03-17 CHI IND W 0 20 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Michael Cage 34-314 F 1996-12-07 PHI HOU L 0 20 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
27 Duane Causwell 27-320 C 1996-04-15 SAC DEN W 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
28 Warren Kidd 23-128 F 1994-01-15 PHI CLE L 0 20 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
29 Manute Bol 27-086 C 1990-01-10 GSW DAL W 0 23 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
30 Charles Jones 29-257 F 1986-12-16 WSB UTA L 1 20 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
31 Earl Cureton 29-087 F 1986-11-29 CHI GSW L 1 20 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0


Damn I knew Duane Causwell was good, but I didnt know he was in such elite class...

Chi StateOfMind
02-04-2011, 02:20 AM
:laugh2:did u make this just to rip on the heat bench lmfao

LakersA's49ers
02-04-2011, 02:27 AM
this was a great and creative thread! lol i enjoyed it man! lol

jfree31
02-04-2011, 02:27 AM
but big bad Joel had to FUHK it up by getting 1 darn block, so he wasnt "totally" useless. LMFAO

Trace
02-04-2011, 02:27 AM
Future HOFs

BRICKCITYPIMP12
02-04-2011, 02:28 AM
hahaha gotta love those miami heat centers

jfree31
02-04-2011, 02:29 AM
give me 34 and a half, maybe even 35 and id break Fishers record.

rapjuicer06
02-04-2011, 10:07 AM
wht do you expect when only 3 people touch the ball most of the time for the heat?

DenButsu
02-04-2011, 10:10 AM
Triple zero schmiple zero.

I'll take the perfect million any day.

29$JerZ
02-04-2011, 10:13 AM
First 4 are on the Heat this year :laugh2:

avrpatsfan
02-04-2011, 10:31 AM
The Heat bench is representing!

Minimal
02-04-2011, 10:31 AM
joel anthony the first name i thought of when i saw the thread title
LMAO, Same as me. He is so Triple-Zero! If he couldn't block he would be quadruple-zero champion.

MiamiWadeCounty
02-04-2011, 10:44 AM
thats my boy joel reppin the game

Skippy15
02-04-2011, 11:01 AM
I love this because this one dbag from australia tried to prove to me that the heat had the best bench and when I said no it doesnt he tried to claim it was because he knew more about basketball. He probably did but I dont need to be an expert to know the Heats bench Suckssss lol

m77s
02-04-2011, 11:08 AM
How on Gods Green Earth is Hasheem Thabeet not on this list. In fact, I propose that instead of a Triple Zero, it should be called a Thabeet

last week messed around and got a Thabeet, Just need Ice Cube to say it and its a done deal

Heater4life
02-04-2011, 11:14 AM
:laugh2:

For those of you that dont watch Heat games on a regular basis you cant understand how valuable Joel Anthony is on the defensive end. (although extremely frustrating on the offensive end)

The guy plays fantastic pick and role D, great shot blocker/alterer, and excellent man on man D down low.

None the less, he's the the Triple O champ. Good **** Joel, keep it up!

m77s
02-04-2011, 11:17 AM
:laugh2:

For those of you that dont watch Heat games on a regular basis you cant understand how valuable Joel Anthony is on the defensive end. (although extremely frustrating on the offensive end)

The guy plays fantastic pick and role D, great shot blocker/alterer, and excellent man on man D down low.

None the less, he's the the Triple O champ. Good **** Joel, keep it up!


Way to go man, you show em how to be a Glass Half Full guy...

Heater4life
02-04-2011, 11:18 AM
way to go man, you show em how to be a glass half full guy...

:)

yanksrock
02-04-2011, 11:21 AM
One of the most creative threads I've seen in a while. Thanks, this was fun.

Rentzias
02-04-2011, 11:26 AM
Also gotta respect the 5x5 line.

http://www.coachmarian.de/Spezials/QuintessentialPlayer/TheQuintessentialPlayer.htm

DaBUU
02-04-2011, 11:33 AM
* walter mccarty is the only player on the list to actually wear the uniform number zero while achieving his triple-zero. Impressive.

lmao

justinnum1
02-04-2011, 11:46 AM
joel anthony ftw

WadeCounty
02-04-2011, 11:51 AM
i wasnt even half way done with the article and both joel and carlos popped into mind lol

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-04-2011, 12:03 PM
Fisher:sigh:

magichatnumber9
02-04-2011, 12:05 PM
****ed around got a triple zero. Today was a good day.

Mr.Chi-Town
02-04-2011, 12:14 PM
Also gotta respect the 5x5 line.

http://www.coachmarian.de/Spezials/QuintessentialPlayer/TheQuintessentialPlayer.htm

Wow vlade 1 reb shy of a quad dub v nice.

arkanian215
02-04-2011, 12:17 PM
lol 34 minutes from Fisher w/ nothing in those cats.

Mr.Chi-Town
02-04-2011, 12:25 PM
lol arroyo has done it for 2 teams. and i just noticed he did it for the jazz and then against the jazz.

AntiG
02-04-2011, 12:37 PM
:laugh2:

Rego247
02-04-2011, 12:38 PM
lol heat bench.

AntiG
02-04-2011, 12:40 PM
Nick Van Exel and Jason Collins' were the best of all. They both managed to get a triple zero AND foul out of the game. Van Exel's game might be the worst ever too, since Collins didn't turn the ball over.

Double_R
02-04-2011, 12:53 PM
The Elite of the elite:

Joel Anthony: The only player to accomplish such a prestigious feat twice in a year, but he said forget a year, I can do it twice in 3 weeks. So we salute you for one upping the people who watched courtside, you can watch it while running around with the players.

Carlos Arroyo: The only player to do it for 2 different teams(for the Jazz, against the Jazz), but not only can you do it for 2 teams, you can show the former team you did it for, it wasn't a fluke, you really enjoy jogging around and giving the ball to the other team for 20 minutes.


Derek Fisher: You did in the most minutes played. The Lakers thought they could win without a good pg, but you took the initiative to show them that they don't really need a pg at all, thus solidifying your job for the next year, so congrats to you, you go getter.

Jason Collins: A 2 time 0-0-0 champion, you said forget about rebs, ast, and points, I'm out here to foul any and everyone who gets in the way of my 0-0-0 and that's what you did by using 11 out of 12 fouls available to you. You didn't want to work, you wanted to chill courtside, so you did everything possible to make that happen.

JNA17
02-04-2011, 12:55 PM
I wonder how many players do this in 30 min! :laugh2:

Lim
02-04-2011, 02:35 PM
how is this even possible? you have to be like sleep walking out there for this to happen.

KingPosey
02-04-2011, 03:19 PM
****ed around got a triple zero. Today was a good day.

That song always made me laugh, because it made Ice Cube look like one of those turds counting his own statistics on a streetball game.

Bob_at_york
02-04-2011, 03:27 PM
I thought there would be more than one raptor on the list and I was surprised the only one was MoPete.

YankeeClipper5
02-04-2011, 03:31 PM
The Elite of the elite:

Joel Anthony: The only player to accomplish such a prestigious feat twice in a year, but he said forget a year, I can do it twice in 3 weeks. So we salute you for one upping the people who watched courtside, you can watch it while running around with the players.

Carlos Arroyo: The only player to do it for 2 different teams(for the Jazz, against the Jazz), but not only can you do it for 2 teams, you can show the former team you did it for, it wasn't a fluke, you really enjoy jogging around and giving the ball to the other team for 20 minutes.


Derek Fisher: You did in the most minutes played. The Lakers thought they could win without a good pg, but you took the initiative to show them that they don't really need a pg at all, thus solidifying your job for the next year, so congrats to you, you go getter.

Jason Collins: A 2 time 0-0-0 champion, you said forget about rebs, ast, and points, I'm out here to foul any and everyone who gets in the way of my 0-0-0 and that's what you did by using 11 out of 12 fouls available to you. You didn't want to work, you wanted to chill courtside, so you did everything possible to make that happen.

Well done.