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The most rejected man in history (almost)

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08:07 AM ET 04.16 | Tristan Thompson likely won't wind up in the history books, and that's probably just fine with him. He was closing in on a rather dubious distinction: becoming the most-rejected player in NBA history. For most of the season, nearly 17%, or one in six, of Thompson's shots had been blocked. ... [The mark] threatened Danny Fortson's 16.7% rejection rate in 1997-98, which is the highest for anyone who has attempted at least 500 field goals in a season since 1997, the earliest for which NBA.com has data. But after working with a former player that the Cavaliers brought in to help him get stuffed less often, Thompson appears safe from the record. Entering Monday's game, his blocked-shot rate stood at 15.3%.

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April 16, 2013  08:23 AM ET

It would be a Cleveland player.

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April 16, 2013  08:59 AM ET

They keep stats on this?

April 16, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Funny stat! How many girls have rejected him so far?

April 16, 2013  09:07 AM ET

So they couldn't find a pic with him getting rejected? Had to 1,000's of them, nice work guys...

April 16, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Get That Weak Stuff Outta Here, Bro.

April 16, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Who the hell is Tristan Thompson, and why does it matter whether he gets his shot off? He plays for the 24-57 Cadavers. They'll close out the season tomorrow against the 20-61 Bobcats.

April 16, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Nothing like reading an article about basketball by someone who doesn't know a damm thing about it!read the article and u will see what I mean

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April 16, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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I mean, I'm stating to believe that doc or meat are putting these threads outThis truly almost made me snarf

Doc or Lunch *IS*

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April 16, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Funny stat! How many girls have rejected him so far?

He probably scores better there than on the court

April 16, 2013  09:31 AM ET

This was just a first impression and his stats seem to belie it, but when I first saw him he seemed to be unacquainted with the whole concept of free throw shooting, especially with the notion that the point of such shooting was to guide the ball through the hoop or at least near it.

 
April 16, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Doc or Lunch *IS*

OUCH....I call this the "Grammar Hammer"(tm)

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