NBA refutes Jaren Jackson Jr. home score plot
The NBA had to spend its Saturday disproving an internet conspiracy theory that Memphis Grizzlies big man Jaren Jackson Jr. benefits from the home score, which in turn bolsters his Defensive Player of the Year resume. .
It all started with a Reddit post diving extremely deep into Jackson’s splits on the road to home and how there is a dramatic difference that hasn’t been there in previous seasons. The argument goes on to say that Jackson gets credit for blocks and home robberies that should go to other Grizzlies players.
He is averaging 4.1 blocks and 1.3 steals per game at home, compared to 2.1 blocks and 0.7 steals away.
The NBA was quick to point out that all stats are independently verified and any changes that need to be made are corrected immediately.