We all know there are many NBA players that play for stats (i.e. Andray Blatche – almost killing himself for a rebound to complete his triple-double). This article will be all about stats, it will mainly focus on the Big 3 of the Lakers and the Heat.
Beginning with the Lakers. Through 7 games, Kobe, Pau and Lamar are combining for 64.5 ppg, 27.6 rpg and 12.9 apg. Kobe is usually averaging the most on the team but this time, he’s averaging 22.9 ppg. Pau leads the 3 (and the team) in points, averaging 1.2 points more than Kobe, at 24.1 ppg. Pau leads the 3 in assists with 5.0 apg, and Lamar is owning the glass with 11.1 rpg. Kobe, Pau and Lamar average these stats on an average time of 34.8 minutes per game.
Then you have Miami’s Big 3. You’d think they’d be averaging an “unimaginable amount” points, rebounds and assists cause of their tremendous level of talent, right? Well, compared to the Lakers’ Big 3… not quite. Through 7 games, Wade, Bosh and James are combining for 59.2 ppg, 16.5 rpg and 13.2 apg. Wade ties Pau with 24.1 ppg, LeBron dishes out 7.9 apg, Bosh owns the glass with 5.4 rpg. The Miami Thrice average these stats on an average time of 33.5 minutes per game.
Side stats: Combined together, the Lakers’ Big 3 is shooting 165-313 (52%). Thanks to Lamar for boosting that stat cause he’s been lights out this season, shooting 47-75 (63%) and shooting 9-13 3PT (69%), Pau is shooting (54%) and Kobe shooting (44%).
The Miami Thrice is shooting 140-296 (47%), with all 3 shooting under 50% respectively. LeBron (47%), Bosh (45%) and Wade (48%).
Kobe, Pau and Lamar turned it over a total 48 times, where as the Miami Thrice has been really sloppy with the ball, turning it over 66 times mainly because of LeBron’s sloppy handles, totaling 33 turnovers in 7 games. He turned it over more than Kobe and Pau did combined. Wade and LeBron combined turned it over more than Kobe, Pau and Lamar did combined.
The last stat: The Lakers’ Big 3 combined have a total of 9 championship rings compared to the Miami Big 3 totaling a measly 1 championship ring.