Less than a week has passed in the 2008 – 2009 NBA season, and I’ve noticed that many of the NBA’s big names, and perpetual MVP candidates such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Steve Nash and Dwayne Wade are having a hard time taking care of the ball. In fact, look who are among the league leaders in turnovers:
Tied for 1st at 5 turnovers per game
2nd in turnovers at 4.5 turnovers per game
Tied for 3rd at 4 turnovers per game
Of course these players have only played 1 or 2 games so far this season and we all expect the early season to be sloppier, but a large number of these guys played a lot of basketball over the summer for Team USA in the Olympics. You’d think they wouldn’t be rusty, after all Jason Kidd has managed to average just 1 turnover a game (to 12 assists).
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