New Orleans Pelicans fans will probably remember Reke Havoc's 2015 Christmas Day performance for a long time. Daily fantasy basketball managers who decided to take a chance on Tyreke Evans were likely eliminated from winning any money, after just the first NBA game of five on this special day. A line of 6 points (on 2 of 9 from the floor -- he had started 0-7), 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 5 turnovers will at the very least remove one from contention from a good return on any wager.
Oomph. Check out what social media had to say about Reke's wreaking (in a bad way) performance.
If you are wearing a Tyreke Evans jersey right now maybe take it off— Trew 2 The Game (@Trew2TheGame) December 25, 2015
Welcome to Yikesville. Population 1: Tyreke Evans.— Michael Pina (@MichaelVPina) December 25, 2015
Tyreke Evans stepback jumper: fruitcake.— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) December 25, 2015
Congratulations to Tyreke Evans for putting on holiday weight well before this game. He planned ahead.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 25, 2015
If Tyreke Evans was a xmas present, hed be a $20 gift card to Best Buy-- all u wanna do is go on EBAY & see how much you can pawn it off for— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) December 25, 2015
Tyreke Evans today: -flop -blatant travel -0-7 FG's -murdering countless DFS lineups BREAKING: We have hired Tyreke as a Shaqtin intern— Mike Goldfarb (@Shaqtin_A_Fool) December 25, 2015
Those are some hating barbs, but no one can say they were unjust. A quick ascending-by-points search over at Basketball Monster -- 9 or more field goal attempts, 25+ minutes and 4+ turnovers -- reveals Tyreke Evans had one of the worst Christmas Day performances since 1985-86, the first season all stats were kept.
Evans' 6-point performance tied Caron Butler's woeful scoring game from 2008, but one player in history has managed to do a little worse. If I hadn't revealed the answer already in the title, I bet no one outside of several diehard Golden State Warrior fans would have correctly guessed... Stephen Curry!
That's right, back in 2011 and on the first day of the season following the most recent NBA lockout, Steph nearly put up a goose egg: 4 points (2-12 FG, 0-4 3FG, 0-1 FT), 4 assists, 5 rebounds and 5 turnovers. No one would be then surprised to learn that the Los Angeles Clippers destroyed the Warriors, 105-86.
Take solace, Tyreke, you're not the worst Christmas performer of all time. Just maybe the second worst.
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