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Video: Stop trying to guard Brandon Jennings

Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:32 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2011 3:30 pm
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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.

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Comments

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:36 pm
 

Video: Stop trying to guard Brandon Jennings

Thats what she said.



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Video: Stop trying to guard Brandon Jennings

why bother if he's not going to finish...


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