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Blame 'flu-like symptoms' for bad NBA basketball every New Year's

Every year, the NBA faces a suspicious epidemic.

NBA players might be some of the greatest athletes on this planet, but they're also just as human as the rest of us. When their job, playing basketball, happens to coincide with the aftermath of New Year's Eve, well ...

And it's not like we didn't see this coming.

This is more than Twitter jokes! Here's actual statistics backing up the New Year's Day dropoff.

God bless all of our courageous NBA athletes who may or may not be powering through last night's champagne. May your shooting percentages not be affected by it.