On the subject of shitty shooters and cats who were early draft picks (but likely aren't worth their salt), Brandon Jennings has also built a barrage of bricks this pre-season.
I know it's the pre-season, an unlikely harbinger of things to come and a chance to get scrubs some tick they will never again receive on NBA soil.
Still, the heavily hyped Jennings--who sidestepped the collegiate experience, following the paper trail over the waters--has shot the rock at a paltry and putrid 6-for-33 clip.
Jennings, of course, has lived up to some of the hyperbolic lure he's been drenched in. He's handed out assists like a scantily-clad promoter chick hands out energy drinks--a smokescreen for his early shooting woes. Jennings doled out 12 dimes last game. He's averaging 6.0 assists per game in the pre-season.
Jennings was an internet sensation this summer, when a taped conversation between him and rapper Joe Budden made waves.
In the convo, Jennings talks about the pitfalls of the Knicks and claims they will never be a contender. He also tells Budden--he of the smokeshow girlfriend--that the 'bockers skipped out on him in this year's draft.
Looks like we didn't miss too much.
Why would the Knicks take him? I know he's gazelle-quick and can operate offensive on the regular, but who would he deliver pinpoint passes to? It's more likely he'd come off the knot and give Chris Duhon a chance to suck down some vodka during a nice breather.
The reason the spindly kid, who put up meager numbers at Lottomatica Roma last year, instantly ascended to celebrity status amongst hoopheads?
-He was advertised as the next NBA-bound, extraterrestrial baller to come out of basketball breeding ground Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.
-His senior year, Jennings cooked jokers to the tune of 35.5 points, 7.5 assists, five boards and four swipes per game.
-He's become the poster boy for Under Armour, as the athletic apparel company has made a collective concentration to promote the young guns