On Friday night, the Spurs got ahead of the Atlanta Hawks to the tune of forty points. That allowed DeMar DeRozan, Dejounte Murray, and Jakob Poeltl to sit early in the second half and let some of the deeper end of the bench get some much appreciated play time.
Quinndary Weatherspoon, Keita Bates-Diop, Drew Eubanks, Trey Lyles and Lonnie Walker IV were poised to close the game out. Unfortunately for Weatherspoon, his ten minutes would not last until the final buzzer as his two points and lone rebound were overshadowed by six fouls.
Quinndary Weatherspoon fouled out in 10 minutes of playing time. I am seriously wondering if this is some kind of record.— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) February 13, 2021
San Antonio Express News writer Jeff McDonald wondered aloud if this was a record. It brought to mind the time Derek Fisher committed four fouls in less than a minute while OKC was attempting to harness the Spurs while en route to the Finals.
Alas, for Pounding the Rock’s editor-in-chief, it brought back the time a member of the Spurs committed a stack of fouls:
A 10 minute foul out might be up there with Ian Mahinmi’s summer league triple bumble. https://t.co/kVr99LhQa1— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) February 13, 2021
For those unfamiliar with the infamous “triple bumble” during Summer League 2009 in Las Vegas in a Spurs victory over the Denver Nuggets, Ian Mahinmi scored 12 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. Additionally, the French big man fouled out after twenty-eight minutes of play.
Fouling out in Summer League comes at the accumulation of ten fouls.
Technically, Mahinmi racked up a triple-double, or triple bumble, as Wayne Vore referred to it in his recap.
He even got a laugh out of the 2007 French Cup champion in this interview here (check out the 40 second mark).
Had this been Summer League, Weatherspoon might have been able to finish the game.
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