Ever since starting this blog I’ve intended to make a post about Jamaal Magloire. It’s something I’ve been saving for a rainy Sunday in late July. Well… that rainy Sunday in late July finally came, and so did the post about Jamaal Magloire. Enjoy.
#10: Magloire is one of just 12 players from the 2000 draft (that god-awful class that spawned most of my childhood heroes) who put on an NBA uniform in 2011/12. Not only that, he is one of three players from that draft ever to have been selected for an All-Star game (more on this in just a moment).
#9: As a rookie Magloire blocked 6 shots in a game against the Atlanta Hawks. That’s not a record—Ralph Sampson once swatted 13 shots as a rookie way back in December of 1983—but still, 6 is pretty good.
#8: Only Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan recorded more double-doubles than Jamaal Magloire in 2003/04. The Big Cat had as many double-doubles (45) as Yao Ming and LeBron James combined for that season (!!!).
#7: Magloire scored 19 points to...