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Lakers guard Avery Bradley steals Tony Snell’s statless crown with line LeBron James won’t love

Avery Bradley, Tony Snell, LeBron James, Lakers

Friday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns was pretty uneventful basketball-wise. It was a 115 – 105 rout that isn’t as close as the final score suggests. The biggest events from that game were Chris Paul’s historic achievement, Rajon Rondo getting ejected for finger-shooting a fan, and Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis beefing with each other.

However, stat junkies and other fans will find a hilarious stat for everyone but Lakers fans. Joey Linn on Twitter said that Avery Bradley’s statline for the Lakers is a very rare case…

Bradley is only the 11th player in NBA history to play twenty minutes in a game and record NO counting stats. No points, no rebounds, no assists, not even a shot attempt. Lakers fans surely aren’t happy that one of their important signings did virtually nothing on the court. It’s even more surprising that it came from Bradley, a perfectly serviceable role player.

Long-time NBA fans (especially those who frequent NBA Twitter) will know this statline as the Tony Snell Line. Snell, a man of few stats, has been notorious in his career for being nigh-invisible at times on the court. This was perfectly embodied in this 2017 game where he hilariously put up 28 minutes… and nothing else.

Bradley somehow managed to do this for the Lakers… which likely won’t make LeBron James happy. Or any Lakers fan, for that matter. What’s unfortunate is this isn’t likely going to be a one-time aberration. In that same thread, Linn noted that Bradley ALMOST had this same statline with the Clippers, but he sadly got one offensive rebound, spoiling the historic statline.

Welp. Here’s to hoping Bradley gets it together for the Lakers this season, lest he be subjected to LeBron’s trade boot.