The people who find the statistics for television graphics during sporting events have to work quickly, so they understandably make mistakes every once in a while.
But we have no idea what the Phoenix Suns were trying to tell their viewers with this graphic.
First of all, Larry Bird is definitely not Rajon Rondo. The only thing they have in common are their ties to the Boston Celtics. The same can be said about Jeff Hornacek, who is not P.J. Tucker. That one might be more embarrassing for the Suns, though, because Hornacek is their coach and Tucker is a backup forward for the team.
But besides the obvious mix-ups with Bird and Hornacek’s names, none of those players had 30 points and five assists per game in those seasons. In fact, the only player of those four to average 30 points per game in any season is LeBron James, but he did it during the 2005-06 and 2007-08 seasons.
We’ll likely never find out what that graphic was supposed to say, but perhaps it’s for the best because it’s much more entertaining this way.
H/t to SBNation