Posted by Neil Paine on February 6, 2009
If it's NBA statistical news, we're all over it here at the BBR blog. This time, it's Ball Don't Lie with the revelation that LeBron didn't actually haul in what was at the time credited as his 9th rebound in Wednesday night's game between the Cavs and Knicks. If you recall, Ben Wallace sort of tipped the ball in the direction of LBJ, who then corralled it and moved upcourt. We thought this bit of generous scorekeeping had helped LeBron achieve an historic 52-point triple-double, but now the NBA has reviewed the tape and (correctly) given the board to Wallace. Anyway, the long and the short of it is this: what was a 52/11/10 game is now a "measly" 52/11/9 game. Poor LeBron.