You have to play like a superstar to set the NBA record for turnovers in a game

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  • Published: 06 August 2019
  • If your basketball team depends on you to handle the ball a lot -- to create for yourself, to pass to teammates, to draw fouls, and so on -- you might end up setting the wrong kind of record.

    This episode of HIGH SCORE examines the instances in NBA and WNBA history in which a single player has racked up a ton of turnovers. Like, as many turnovers as a whole team would typically commit.

    Our major finding is that you don't commit double-digit turnovers in one game because you suck. It happens because you're the star of your team, and the high usage that comes with stardom also invites risk. If you're playing alongside a depleted lineup, or facing an overwhelming defense, or just like to throw ambitious passes, you might find yourself in this episode.

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Comments • 300

  • André Benites
    André Benites  1 weeks back

    Lebron also got a quadruple double (with turnovers) i think it was in his last game as a cavaliers(in the first run) against the celtics

    • Harrison93996
      Harrison93996  3 weeks back

      Bruh how can sum 1 play a 41 min game and get 14 to that’s dumb crazy

      • Koi Koi
        Koi Koi  4 weeks back

        Wnba first dunk rewinder

        • nathan99
          nathan99  1 months back

          in 2k mycareer i beat this record by 100

          • my name is name my
            my name is name my  2 months back

            This makes my 2k20 PG feel much better

            • xwers1234
              xwers1234  3 months back

              Women finally beat men I. Competition

              • Juan Zuniga
                Juan Zuniga  3 months back

                🙄 no one cares about the WNBA, these “journalist” are starting to ruin these

                • Gurnawaz Gill
                  Gurnawaz Gill  3 months back

                  Only 14 turnovers. I turned the ball over 17-20 times in MyCareer at one point




                  Maybe I shouldn’t throw full-court passes to my 4 or big man

                  • Victor Thomas
                    Victor Thomas  3 months back

                    I remember something similar when a tigers pitcher lost 21 games in 03 or 04. Jim Rome said you have to be at least pretty good to do that or you wouldn’t get enough chances.

                    • Brian Heissenbuttel
                      Brian Heissenbuttel  3 months back

                      Have y'all ever thought about doing low score stuff? Like fewest pitches in a complete game?

                      • ACKRITE
                        ACKRITE  3 months back

                        Definitely need a video on who has the most quad doubles would be dope

                        • Patrick
                          Patrick  3 months back

                          It’s a great point. I play pg and had a terrible game with likely 8 turnovers in 32 minutes, but coach still wanted me with the ball because i was just that guy for the team

                          • Fox D
                            Fox D  3 months back

                            1977-78 was the first year the NBA counted individual turnovers (they counted team turnovers in 1973-74).


                            Guys like Drew set records that stood for so long because as soon as they had a hard number, coaches could start working on players' ball control. It wasn't until recently that guys like Harden and Westbrook brought the turnover back for real.

                            • TF D
                              TF D  3 months back

                              Now don't get mad at me ladies but the WNBA does not count. The level of play in that league is below that of even men's college ball. So comparing them to the NBA is not useful imo.

                              • george mcpige0n
                                george mcpige0n  3 months back

                                While everyone else doesn’t even have the balls to make up some random amount of turnovers that they supposedly had in a game, I actually once had 4 turnovers in a game, but I would’ve had a double double with turnovers, if I played over 15 minutes a game

                                • O J
                                  O J  3 months back

                                  people clown the wnba but we cannot deny that was a cold ass stepback

                                  • ELITE MCX
                                    ELITE MCX  3 months back

                                    Day 32 of asking for the worst

                                    • Los Trem
                                      Los Trem  3 months back

                                      Damn. Had no idea Mullen suffered with alcoholism

                                      • Drew Rivers
                                        Drew Rivers  3 months back

                                        Oakland A’s 2002 Walkoff Rewind

                                        • The DMS
                                          The DMS  3 months back

                                          REWIND idea, and I think this would make a great video.

                                          SB nation mostly focuses on North American sports, however the 2015 Australian Rugby League (NRL) grand final would make an excellent deep rewind.

                                          Especially the closing 10 minutes of the game, it's the only final in history to ever go into extra time and has an absolute clutch moment.

                                          • Mike Selinker
                                            Mike Selinker  3 months back

                                            We really need a most penalty minutes in an NHL game episode.

                                            • Rationalthought83
                                              Rationalthought83  3 months back

                                              What is the point of this video?

                                              • Magicstockton
                                                Magicstockton  3 months back

                                                High Usage rate... I bet.

                                                • Robert Gollnick
                                                  Robert Gollnick  3 months back

                                                  Please do a special video on the Sleepy Floyd 29 point quarter in the playoffs.

                                                  • Carlos Flores
                                                    Carlos Flores  3 months back

                                                    This is one of the best series in SB, keep it going! Try rebounds next time, the record is absurd!

                                                    • Marksman
                                                      Marksman  3 months back

                                                      "drew had a high usage rate"

                                                      *He sure did*

                                                      • Napoleon Dynamite
                                                        Napoleon Dynamite  3 months back

                                                        This is oddly inspirational.

                                                        • Your momma House
                                                          Your momma House  3 months back

                                                          Drew a foul

                                                          • Deon Jackson
                                                            Deon Jackson  3 months back

                                                            Probably trying to take your job.🤦🏽‍♂️😂😂😂

                                                            • Priyansh Bharti
                                                              Priyansh Bharti  3 months back

                                                              5:00 the music is surreal! Does anyone know what's the name of this sound?

                                                              • Lnksy
                                                                Lnksy  3 months back

                                                                My player in 2k obliterated these scrubs

                                                                • Streaky
                                                                  Streaky  3 months back

                                                                  thinking basketball tone

                                                                  • rockzs74r
                                                                    rockzs74r  3 months back

                                                                    I am pretty sure Harden and Westbrook pass a lot because they wanted triple double not because they care about the team.

                                                                    • Big Dawg 34
                                                                      Big Dawg 34  3 months back

                                                                      Y’all should do one about how height effects the game of basketball💯🔥

                                                                      • Noah Amankwaah
                                                                        Noah Amankwaah  3 months back

                                                                        Well it pretty simple...
                                                                        If you're below 6'0 you better be a elite shooter/playmaker or you're not gonna play in the NBA
                                                                        If you're above 6'10 and you can take some rebounds and dunks there's a place for you in the NBA.

                                                                    • MaturedSinner
                                                                      MaturedSinner  3 months back

                                                                      Still waiting for the episode on Ultra Maria

                                                                      • Jon Lux
                                                                        Jon Lux  3 months back

                                                                        Do a history of how the league destroyed OKC. Everyone in OKC thinks that the league basically thought the thunder were the team of the future and that they had to be held back in order for everyone else to get their dues. I have no idea if its true, but the best professional basketball minds I know (who all live in OKC) are 100% sold on the idea that the league officiated 3-5 series to make sure the small-market Thunder lost, leading to the eventual departure of Harden and destruction of the franchise of the future. If it's pitched as a "universal small market difficulties" story / video, it'll get more than respectable views.

                                                                        • Stacy Hardwood
                                                                          Stacy Hardwood  3 months back

                                                                          Love Kristi... and that was a Dope as Kidd pass

                                                                          • AnarchoMcTasteeFreeze
                                                                            AnarchoMcTasteeFreeze  3 months back

                                                                            Alcoholism, how can hard boozin professional athletes maintain?!

                                                                            • Snowme
                                                                              Snowme  3 months back

                                                                              NBA2K is really phoning it in

                                                                              • War Chief V
                                                                                War Chief V  3 months back

                                                                                im sure harden or westbrook will break the record

                                                                                • SquealingSalamander65
                                                                                  SquealingSalamander65  3 months back

                                                                                  The good thing about this series is you can watch it in 360p and you won’t really notice a difference

                                                                                  • Sean OConnor
                                                                                    Sean OConnor  3 months back

                                                                                    Bruhhhhhhh- you look like you need some sleep. Don’t let your work get in the way of your sleep. As an insomniac I can say sleep is literally the most important thing for your health and I hope you’re not overworking yourself:/ 8-9 hours. Try for it every night. <3 love you and your work!

                                                                                    • Jimmy Lopez
                                                                                      Jimmy Lopez  3 months back

                                                                                      Mullins got that drinking face

                                                                                      • Jimmy Lopez
                                                                                        Jimmy Lopez  3 months back

                                                                                        Lebron had many quadruple doubles...10 turnovers...lol

                                                                                        • DaPP
                                                                                          DaPP  3 months back

                                                                                          I understand that you are going for retro video game feel, but please don't pixel players faces. I would like to be able to see them especially when you say I playing has a cop hairstyle and then we can't even see it.

                                                                                          • Collin Sullivan
                                                                                            Collin Sullivan  3 months back

                                                                                            This one had a real beautiful moral. Love how you find the poetry in the margins of basketball. Keep it up Seth!

                                                                                            • Fox D
                                                                                              Fox D  3 months back

                                                                                              Jon Bois' optimism is rubbing off on the rest of the guys.

                                                                                          • M A
                                                                                            M A  3 months back

                                                                                            my most memorable jason kidd assist is when he assisted his fist into his girlfriend's face

                                                                                            • TziaYu
                                                                                              TziaYu  3 months back

                                                                                              Jason took the most shots in that relationship you could say

                                                                                            • DeVince DeLowry
                                                                                              DeVince DeLowry  3 months back

                                                                                              Original Taboo mvp- most violent person

                                                                                            • Original Taboo
                                                                                              Original Taboo  3 months back

                                                                                              Jo Bro he was the MVP of that domestic dispute.

                                                                                            • Jo Bro
                                                                                              Jo Bro  3 months back

                                                                                              M A Dang... at least somebody recognizes Kidd being a terrible person

                                                                                          • D S
                                                                                            D S  3 months back

                                                                                            i saw way too many rockets names as a rockets fan