It isn’t easy to achieve perfect attendance while playing in the NBA.
The game is very physical at times and playing in more than 80 games a season can wear stars out, leaving them sore and tired and aching and susceptible to injury.
That is why it’s no surprise when even the best and most athletic players miss games here and there.
It’s astonishing when a player is always ready to play.
And one star rises above the rest of the NBA in that regard.
Mikal Bridges does not miss basketball games. 👀 pic.twitter.com/SPlqJogu1G
— theScore (@theScore) November 2, 2022
Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns just played his 316th game in a row.
That is the longest consecutive streak in the league and it’s not even close: the player in second place, Saddiq Bey of the Detroit Pistons, has played for 137 consecutive games.
During this time, Bridges has brought a lot to his team and has now become a very crucial part of their success.
Bridges Is Always On Time
When you look back at Bridges’ career so far, you see that he is consistently the man in the league who plays the most game.
During that time, he averaged 11.4 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.
But this season, he’s doing even more with 15.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists.
It’s not surprising to hear of Bridges’ impressive record because watching him is like watching someone who is always tuned in and ready to play his heart out.
Bridges is prepared to play in every game and he’s certainly ready to get back into the playoffs and possibly even to the Finals.