Tuesday, November 6, 2007
No one in the history of the NBA has ever had a quintuple double.*
I have recently become interested in the next best thing to a quintuple double: the 5-by-5 stat. Current players who are threats to get 5-by-5 include: Gerald Wallace, Ben Wallace, Josh Smith, Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko, Marcus Camby, and Shawn Marion. Tonight, for example, Josh Smith was one block short of his first-ever 5-by-5: 18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals, and 4 blocks.
I postulate that the 5-by-5 stat has a high correlation with Ex-Factor.
Sinkhole Poll: Who do you think will be next NBA player to get a 5-by-5?
*This is not exactly true: steal and block statistics have only been kept since the 1973-74 season.