Being a Washington Wizards fan can have its ups and downs, let’s just be completely honest here. But being a Washington Bullets fan often was the same as well.
Friday night, SportsCenter’s Instagram took us all down memory lane of some of the most bizarre and ridiculous stat lines in NBA history and what would you know? Wizards/Bullets players littered all throughout.
Let’s see if you remember some of these bizarre nights for the home team.
Manute Bol – 1987
Now this was just insane. Against the Indiana Pacers back in 1987, Bullets center Manute Bol posted 10 points alongside a career-high 19 rebounds and career-high-tying 15 blocks for his only career triple-double. His performance also cemented him as the first player with multiple 15-block games in NBA history. Washington walked away victorious, 100-94.
Kenny Walker – 1993
12 minutes down and nothing to show for it, that’s what Bullets forward Kenny Walker tallied in a 13-point loss to the New York Knicks inside of Madison Square Garden back in the 1993-94 NBA season. The Knicks went on to claim their 54th win of the season behind forward Patrick Ewing’s 24 points and 12 rebounds, while the Bullets dropped their 55th game of the year. Bullets guard Rex Chapman led all scorers with 28 points on 11-of-24 shooting from the field.
Jan Vesely – 2013
Jan Vesely, Wizards fans favorite player of all time. Back on December 28, 2013 against the Detroit Pistons, Vesely proved, once again, that his selection by the team with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft was a mistake. While he won’t go down as the fastest player to foul out of a game in NBA history (Bubba Wells – 3 minutes), Wizards fans will never forget this one.
Oh, was it mentioned that he airballed a free throw during this game as well? Someone should’ve included that.
Rasual Butler – 2012
While this insane stat line didn’t come when the late Rasual Butler played with the Wizards, as a former Zard it’s only right he’s included. Back in 2012 in a very close game between the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers, Butler was subbed into the game for the first time when he committed a five-second violation on the inbound pass. He was immediately subbed back out after the turnover and because the clock never ran down Butler finished the night with 00:00 of playing time and 1 TO.