Brandon Jennings is once again rocking the high top fade he first broke out in the McDonald’s All-American game a couple of years ago. Much like last time, my reaction to the Jennings’ high top is “fantastic.” “Awesome” comes into play as well, but then again, there’s no need to gush. Bonus: The Bucks beat the New Jersey Nets last night, and while that’s already old-hat this season, it does mean “High Top” Jennings is 1-0. Conversely, Jennings didn’t have his best performance as a Buck, scoring nine points (3-9 shooting) with three assists and two turnovers.
The high top giveth and the high top taketh, apparently. Nevertheless, here’s hoping the current favorite for Rookie of the Year keeps that awesome cut for the rest of the season.
You know how a picture paints a thousand words? Well, sometimes in sports, one play can serve as a microcosm for the season to date. A great defensive play, followed by a nasty dunk or a timely basket can easily be such a reminder, but what happens if you are the receiving end of such a play? That can be used to sum up your efforts, as well.
Just ask the winless New Jersey Nets.
If, perhaps, you are wondering how and why a team can be so ineffective (I.E., bad), just watch the lead video. Three missed layups and one lazy pass later, Milwaukee Bucks rookie sensation Brandon Jennings collects a steal, explodes between the Nets he just stole it from, races down the court and finishes with a two-handed dunk.
That, friends, is ineffective basketball at its finest. 0-12 records don’t grow on trees. You have to work at being this bad, and poor efforts like the one I just described go a long way towards a team being winless almost a month into the season.
Brandon Jennings’ infamous interview with with rapper Joe Budden is the subject of much fallout today, thanks, in large part, to Jennings’ liberal use of a certain word that begins with the letter “n.” To prove Jennings uses equal opportunity slang, he refers to his coach Scott Skiles and the New York Knicks basketball team with the same noun. Uncomfortable slang aside, for those of you keeping score of Jennings’ ability to prognosticate, you now have a result to tally.
Brandon Jennings showed up at the McDonald’s All-American festival with the best high-top fade since Arsenio and Kid… and apparently, every white announcer in the world decided to drop their street knowledge by discussing various hairstyles made popular by the Black community.
For instance (sorry, no audio), Doug Gottlieb was one of the announcers for the McDAA game last night and when they decided to focus on Jennings incredible haircut, Gottlieb just had to let the world know he knew all about the Gumby hairstyle and that he asked Jennings to consider it.
I can just imagine how that went down: “Hey, Brandon. What it be, my man? Love that `do but have you ever considered a, um, what was it now? Oh, A Gumby cut?” Jennings, “Um, no. Go away bothersome white guy trying to act cool.”
And then, on the late SportsCenter, John Anderson — this guy — decided to let everyone know that he, too rocked the high top when he was younger.