Danny Green awarded 1 steal, robbed of rare achievement
Unfortunate news for Sixers forward Danny “Daniel” Green as the league retroactively awarded him a steal after Wednesday’s win against the Orlando Magic. Why is this stat correction so significant? It robbed Green of a rare statistical achievement in which an NBA player registers zero stats in 20 minutes or more on the court.
The feat goes by many names, but most often as an “all-cardio game” or, its most popular iteration, “The Snell.” The latter comes from its namesake Tony Snell, who helped popularize the achievement in the modern era.
I am incredibly disappointed in the league. Green would have been able to go down as one of the few men to play more than 20 minutes and do absolutely nothing on the stat sheet! Now, in the eyes of history, he’s just another bozo that could only muster one steal.
Just look at the names Daniel Green could have been associated with:
As a Sixers fan, I’m not shocked by the NBA’s choice to give Green a half-ass steal. Adam Silver and his cronies have had it out for us since Sam Hinkie was GM. It only makes sense for them to stand in the way of anything good happening to the Sixers, even when that good thing is one of the worst player performances in league history.
Plus, it doesn’t help that Daryl Morey is our GM either. His critical comments on China cost the NBA a lot of money. Having a franchise run by an enemy of the largest market in the world definitely doesn’t help Silver line his pockets.
I’m not going to say the Chinese government is directly responsible, but they definitely aren’t upset about it. That tells me all I need to know.
Mandatory Credit: The Sports Rush