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“He has zero technical fouls in 15 seasons, that’s amazing” — Andrew Bogut astonished by unbelievable Mike Conley stat

In almost 1000 NBA games, Mike Conley was the ultimate professional and Andrew Bogut is putting the spotlight on that.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley and Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut and Mike Conley

Some NBA statistics are truly mind-blowing, and Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley has quietly built an impossible and, quite frankly, unbelievable stat during his playing career.

Currently sitting at 975 career games and counting, Conley holds the NBA record for the most consecutive games by an active player without receiving a technical foul.

Unbelievable Conley

Despite rapidly approaching his 1,000th game, the veteran has prided himself on playing the game the right way and respecting the officials in the process, resulting in never costing his team free points from the charity stripe.

Recently, one of Conley’s long-time peers and former NBA big man, Andrew Bogut, voiced his astonishment at the running record when speaking on the Rogue Bogues Podcast.

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“Mike Conley bro, he’s been in the league for 15 seasons 975 games, how many technical fouls do you think he’s had? He did get one, that was rescinded so he’s on zero for his career. It was a flagrant they gave him a flagrant T and it was a controversial one. I can’t exactly remember what it was but it clearly wasn’t a flagrant and the fact that he has runs on the board of never being a dirty player and never having a technical foul you gottah rescind that no matter what even if you clothesline someone. But zero technical fouls in 15 seasons that’s amazing.

Bogut’s reference to Conley receiving a technical foul occurred during a game against the Sacramento Kings on November 13, 2014, when the point guard was suiting up for the Memphis Grizzlies.

After cutting back door and being undercut by Kings’ Rudy Gay, Conley muttered some words of disagreement under his breath, resulting in a quick tech by referee Monty McCutchen. The following day, however, Conley’s blemish disappeared from the register as the league office reviewed and rescinded the call.

The ultimate professional

To his credit, the 35-year-old has always carried himself professionally on and off the court. His dedication to his teammates and investment in the Memphis community over 12 years, in particular, landed him the annual Sportsmanship Award three times and the “Teammate of the Year” award in 2019.

In addition to his zero technical fouls, Conley has never been ejected for any actions for the Grizzlies and Jazz.

Amidst trade rumors this offseason, the one-time All-Star remained with the Jazz to begin this campaign. In year 16, he’s averaging 10.2 points and 7.9 assists per game.

The Jazz have been the feel-good story of the NBA so far, but after starting the season 10-3, they are just 2-7 over their last 9 games, sitting 8th in the West at 12-10. 

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