The mainstream media baffles me. Like, for example, the obsession with triple doubles. Anderson Varajao didn't get one last night, so I guess his performance was only worth a quick mention. I mean, 23 rebounds, 9 assists, 9 points, 2 blocks in 37 minutes...that's not noteworthy or antyhing, right?
To put things in perspective, if you could get that performance from your center over 48 minutes, you'd have a 22 point efficiency differential. Last year, the best efficiency differential in the NBA was the San Antonio Spurs, at +7.9.
I mean, seriously, that was a "performance of the year" category game, and all he gets is a few reporters saying he "almost had a triple double".