Andray Blatche – The Man Who Just Wanted A Triple-Double

Published on November 5th, 2011 by Astramskas, David | 3,240 views

Some players (say they) don’t care for personal accolades, while others are so talented that they just rack up accolades (allstar appearances, all-nba spots, league leading stat leaders, trophies, rings, etc) on their way to winning. And sometimes you have ¬†a “mediocre” player on a losing team that has a rare shot at a personal accomplishment that they know they aren’t going to have a shot at again. That was the case for Andray Blatche of the Washington Wizards, who was just 1 rebound away from a triple double.

I have never seen a player so desperate for a small personal accomplishment. He even went as far as to ask an opposing player for help!

Is this worse than Ricky Davis shooting on his own basket to get a triple double? I don’t think so.

I also remember the time when Doug Collins was ready to fight Anthony Bowie for calling a timeout to get a triple double. ¬†Collins was so mad he told his players not to guard the Magic players. Bowie got the triple double when he passed to David Vaughn who had a wide-open dunk. I’m pretty sure if a defender was near Vaughn, he would have missed the shot.




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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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