Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside Gets Triple-Double: “I’m Just Really Trying To Get My NBA2K Rating Up”



One of the most recent surprises of the NBA season has been the rise of Miami Heat backup center Hassan Whiteside. Whiteside has long been considered a real project in NBA circles, but lately has been showing why teams have refused to give up on him. This afternoon against the Bulls, Whiteside went for a rare triple-double featuring blocks, racking up 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 blocks in 25 minutes. You can watch all of his blocks in the GIF below:

After the game, Whiteside flashed his sense of humor as well — although he’s probably being somewhat serious here, too. In his postgame interview he told everyone what has been motivating him lately: he’s just trying to get his NBA 2K rating up.

You’ve got to love the honesty — nobody wants their player to suck in the game. If Hassan keeps playing like he has as of late, his ratings are sure to be on their way up quickly.