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14 days left until the 2010-11 NBA season tips off.
Brought to you by Oscar Robertson and The stat line of the century. 
30.8 points, 11.4 assists, 12.5 rebounds per game. There has been so much talk about LeBron possibly doing something close to this with the Heat. I say it’s improbably for a couple of reasons.
1.) Pace - Teams used to play at such a fast pace back then. This created more possession per game which in turn lead to more points, rebounds, and assists. The NBA is a much slower place today. In 2009-10 teams averaged 100.4 points per game on 46.7% shooting. The efficiency has gone up as the scoring and pace have come way down. This creates fewer opportunities to grab rebounds, hand off assists and score. 
2.) Bad Shooting - In 1961-62, the year The Big O averaged a triple-double, teams scored 118 points per game on average and a pathetic 42.6% shooting. Although Oscar was an efficient scorer (47.8% FG%, 55.4% TS%) the rest of the NBA bricked a ton of shots. Double digit rebounds were available for anyone willing to jump. There is a reason Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain averaged over 20 rebounds a game and smaller guard/forwards like Robertson and Baylor were grabbing 12 and 18 rebounds a game. 
it’s pretty remarkable that a man averaged a triple double for an entire season, however I find it more remarkable that the Big O didn’t even win the NBA MVP that year. Overall the 1961-62 season was flat out prolific in terms of individual stats and tomorrow you will find out why. 




@Suga_Shane

14 days left until the 2010-11 NBA season tips off.

Brought to you by Oscar Robertson and The stat line of the century. 

30.8 points, 11.4 assists, 12.5 rebounds per game. There has been so much talk about LeBron possibly doing something close to this with the Heat. I say it’s improbably for a couple of reasons.

1.) Pace - Teams used to play at such a fast pace back then. This created more possession per game which in turn lead to more points, rebounds, and assists. The NBA is a much slower place today. In 2009-10 teams averaged 100.4 points per game on 46.7% shooting. The efficiency has gone up as the scoring and pace have come way down. This creates fewer opportunities to grab rebounds, hand off assists and score. 

2.) Bad Shooting - In 1961-62, the year The Big O averaged a triple-double, teams scored 118 points per game on average and a pathetic 42.6% shooting. Although Oscar was an efficient scorer (47.8% FG%, 55.4% TS%) the rest of the NBA bricked a ton of shots. Double digit rebounds were available for anyone willing to jump. There is a reason Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain averaged over 20 rebounds a game and smaller guard/forwards like Robertson and Baylor were grabbing 12 and 18 rebounds a game. 

it’s pretty remarkable that a man averaged a triple double for an entire season, however I find it more remarkable that the Big O didn’t even win the NBA MVP that year. Overall the 1961-62 season was flat out prolific in terms of individual stats and tomorrow you will find out why. 

@Suga_Shane

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