Posted by Royce Young
I imagine trying to check Brandon Jennings in a streetball game is sort of like trying to walk over hot coals. Eventually, you're going to get burned. He embarrassed a guy a few days ago by bouncing the ball off his head and now, he did it by going through someone's legs. Not his own, mind you.
Here's my question: Obviously the off-the-head move doesn't do you much if you pulled it in an NBA game. You'd just be seen as a showboating hotshot, which isn't beneficial. But the between-the-legs move -- that would work, right? Streetball tactics mostly don't have a place in actual games, but in some ways, I think Jennings could benefit from busting out some of this stuff.
He's one of the most creative ball handlers in the league, but he's pretty vanilla as a point guard in the NBA. Why not break out some of these nasty moves in a real game? The risk is failing and then being seen as reckless, which you don't want. But it's just like trying a behind-the-back pass or a big crossover. As long as it's not only for show and actually has a purpose, why not use it?
I think I'm just being selfish here because really, all I want is to see Jennings use that on Derek Fisher or something. Now that would be excellent.