In one of the most bizarre storylines of the 2012-2013 NBA season, Samuel Dalembert of the Milwaukee Bucks just dropped 35 points on the Denver Nuggets, going a ridiculous 17-of-21 from the floor in the process.
So how bizarre was Dalembert’s unexpected offensive explosion? Let’s just say his 35-point evening was one of the Mayan’s signs that the world is coming to an end, so don’t let your guard down simply because 2012 came and went without the apocalypse.
Here are 10 reasons why Samuel Dalembert’s completely random 35-point game might signal the end of the world:
1. Entering tonight’s game the 6’11” Dalembert was averaging just 5.7 points per game.
2. Dalembert’s previous season high was 15 points on November 17, 2012 against the New Orleans Hornets.
3. Before tonight his career-high was 27 points set on March 14, 2011.
4. In 753 career games, Samuel Dalembert had exceeded 25 points just twice before tonight.
5. His 17-of-21 (.810) is the highest field goal percentage in the NBA this year for any player attempting at least 20 shots in a game, narrowly beating out Anderson Varejao’s 16-of-21 (.762) against the Brooklyn Nets.
6. Through 11 NBA seasons Dalembert’s career-high scoring average is 10.7 points per game, set in 2006-2007 with the Philadelphia 76ers.
7. At age 31, Dalembert becomes just the sixth player his age or older to score 35 in a game this year, joining a slew of veteran All-Stars: Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Paul Pierce, Carlos Boozer, and Zach Randolph. (Humming "one of these things is not like the other" in my head.)
8. In the 10 games he played in January and February, 2013, Dalembert had scored a total of 49 points.
9. In Dalembert’s first four games to begin the 2012-2013 season he scored a total of just eight points in a combined 57 minutes.
10. Samuel Dalembert’s 35 points tonight ties Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez for the most points scored by a center this year, edging out Dwight Howard (33 and 31, respectively), Nikola Pekovic (31), and Joakim Noah (30).
Yes, Dalembert’s 35 points is one of the most bizarre box scores of the season. So bizarre, in fact, it just might have signaled the end of the world.
If you’ve never seen an episode of Doomsday Preppers before, you just might want to tune in.
You’ve been warned.