The Pacers set an embarrassing and odd NBA record

With rumors swirling that Paul George was going to leave the Pacers, he reaffirmed that he will be staying in Indianapolis — for now.

The Pacers committed a backcourt violation in Wednesday's game against the Celtics, which usually isn't a huge deal, but this turnover actually resulted in NBA history.

Thanks to a user on Reddit who did the digging, they discovered the record for backcourt violations in a single season is 12, set by multiple teams. Oddly enough, this user posted this stat a day before the Pacers game and noted they, along with the Bulls, were sitting at 12 already.

So, with the Pacers' turnover Wednesday night, they recorded their 13th backcourt violation of the season, setting an embarassing NBA record. It should be mentioned that these stats only go back 21 years, so it's possible a team had more prior to when people kept track of this information.

A few backcourt violations in a season is understandable. Maybe you make a pass that your teammate wasn't looking for, or you don't pay attention to where your feet are on the court. It happens. But setting the NBA record for it points to a larger issue.

There's still a chance the Bulls can tie the Pacers' record, or Indiana could just keep committing silly turnovers.

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