As with any sport, there are some players who think much higher of themselves than they do for their teammates, which can lead to a host of issues down the road.
The thing is though, especially in the NBA, you can be as selfish as you want as long as you can put the ball in the hoop. All you need to do is look at Wilt Chamberlain, who was constantly labeled as a selfish player, but who else has scored 100 points in an NBA game? Exactly.
Regardless, there are still a few selfish player’s in today’s NBA, some of which can’t put the ball in the hoop, and there’s actually a stat that can measure just how selfish a player is. Assists per 48 minutes measures just how many assists a player would average if they played for all 48 minutes of a game, illustrating just who are the most willing passers in the leagues. For reference, Russell Westbrook leads the league in AP48 with 13.1 a game.
Without further ado, here are 10 of the ‘most selfish’ players in the NBA.
10. P.J. Tucker – 1.6 Assists Per 48 Minutes
9. Lance Thomas – 1.4 Assists Per 48 Minutes
8. Dante Cunningham – 1.4 Assists Per 48 Minutes
7. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – 1.3 Assists Per 48 Minutes
6. Shabazz Muhammad – 1.3 Assists Per 48 Minutes
5. Jodie Meeks – 1.3 Assists Per 48 Minutes
4. Troy Daniels – 1.3 Assists Per 48 Minutes
3. Alex Abrines – 1.3 Assists Per 48 Minutes
2. Maurice Harkless – 1.2 Assists Per 48 Minutes
1. Justin Jackson – 1.1 Assists Per 48 Minutes