at Staples Center on November 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

DeAndre Jordan’s iron man streak is over.

The Los Angeles Clippers center sat last night against the Miami Heat because of pneumonia, which ended the NBA’s longest active consecutive game streak at 360. Coincidentally, the last time he missed a game, back in March, 2011, was also due to pneumonia.

Head coach Doc Rivers told Jordan has been sick for four days and felt worse following Sunday’s win over New Orleans. Rivers said Jordan was doing everything he can to play in the game.

“I can tell you he was doing everything he could to try to play this game,” Rivers told “I thought that even the thought of it was ludicrous, but not him. He texted back and forth: `I’m going to play. I’m going to make it. I’ll be there.’ And then he finally, the last text was: `I can’t make it.”‘

The Clippers hung on without Jordan, defeating the Heat 104-90 at the Staples Center. Jordan’s replacement center, Cole Aldrich, had a beast of a game putting up 19 points, seven rebounds, and 3 assists in 24 minutes. Despite that production, I’m sure Los Angeles can’t wait to get Jordan back.

The NBA record for consecutive games played is held by A.C. Green, who has held the record since 1997, set at 1,192 games, or more than 14 and a half seasons without missing a game.


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