It’s been a rough season for Miami Heat fans. LeBron James went back to Cleveland, the best remaining players have been unable to get healthy all at once, and there have been a few embarrassing losses at home to teams like Philadelphia (a team actually trying to lose all its games). As of this post, the Heat are currently 20-24, which is good enough for 7th in the East.
Over the past couple weeks though, a bright spot has appeared in an otherwise forgettable season for Miami. Hassan Whiteside, a 7-foot center who has stops in Lebanon, China, and the NBA D-League on his resume, has come out of nowhere to tear shit up. His breakout game came against DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers, when he went for 23 points and 16 rebounds. Yesterday, he topped that by putting up an insane stat line of 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 blocks (with the blocks being a franchise record). Here are all 12 of those blocks.
When asked what led to his career day, Whiteside responded, “I’m just trying to win every game … I’m just trying to get my NBA2K rating up.”
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