James Harden Sets NBA Record For Turnovers In A Season

Published on April 11th, 2016 by Astramskas, David | 2,019 views

Besides scoring 40 points (20 in the 4th) along with dishing out 13 assists in his final duel with Kobe Bryant on Sunday, the Beard had 4 turnovers, which was enough to break a near 40 year old NBA record set by the great Artis Gilmore in 1978: Most turnovers in a single season!

It’s not exactly a record the Houston All-Star will probably want to be remembered for and with 1 game left, he’s sure to add to his total of 370. But it’s very unlikely he will catch Billy Cunningham’s 381, which happened during the ABA. ┬áThe ABA days is also when George McGinnis racked up the top 3 season ever for most turnovers in a season: 393, 401 & 422!

So how did Harden end up with so many turnovers this season? Here’s a little breakdown showing how many times he had a specific amount of turnovers.

  • 10: 1 time (in just 35 minutes with only 3 assists)
  • 9: 3 times
  • 8: 5 times
  • 7: 8 times
  • 0: 1 time



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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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