Brewer Becomes NBA's New Iron Man
Across the entire NBA, no player shows up to work more consistently than Corey Brewer.
Brewer, who played in his 273rd consecutive game on Wednesday, became the league’s new iron man, as Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson was forced to sit out due to a sprained thumb.
Thompson’s 447-game streak began on Feb. 10, 2012, back when Lakers head coach Luke Walton was still a teammate of his on the Cavaliers.
Now, Brewer holds the title of iron man, having missed zero games since Feb. 7, 2014.
Right behind him is Denver’s Mason Plumlee, who has made 270 uninterrupted appearances.
Brewer’s streak has been a testament to his durability, which was tested early as an ACL tear ended his sophomore season after only 15 games back in 2008.
Since then, he has played all 82 games in three separate seasons, while adding one year of 81 appearances and another of 80.
However, the 31-year-old would need unprecedented longevity to surpass the all-time mark set by Showtime Laker A.C. Green, who played in 1,192 consecutive games.
Brewer would need to play every game for more than 11 seasons in order to surpass Green, who only sat out three times in his 16-year career.
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