Here I am, baby, come and take me. Here I am, baby, come and take me. Take me by the hand, show me, here I am, baby. -Al Green
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! I got a feeling there are nine teams in the NBA right now who just might be kicking themselves. I’m looking at you, Donnie Walsh Well, at least six. Kicking themselves because they passed on one Brandon Jennings. Passed on the playmaker. The all day maker. An artiste like Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet maker. He made some plays last night all right. A bunch of plays. A gaggle of plays. A plethora of plays. Like my main man El Guapo always says, “Well, you told me I have a plethora and I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has no idea what it means to have a plethora.” Brandon Jennings knows.
Last night, Young Money scored 32 big points. He scored 32 big points in just his sixth game of his young NBA career. How about that? How about this: Jennings is the first rookie to score at least 30 points in a game for the Bucks since my boy, Ray Allen, did it back in ’97. That’s pretty elite company. Come and knock on our door. We’ve been waiting for you. Where the kisses are hers and hers and his, three’s company too.
That’s right, three’s company. The only player to score 30 points in a game for Milwaukee earlier in his NBA career than Jennings was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Only back then he was known as Lew Alcindor. Sweet Lew did it in just his third game in the league. Sweet Lew scored 36 points against Elvin Hayes and the Rockets at San Diego back in 1969. Hey, he ain’t the all-time scoring leader for nothing.
Jennings shot 11-19 from the field, including 2-2 from three and 4-4 from the free throw line. The 20-year old, lefty point guard is leading all rookies in scoring at 20.2 points per game and in assists (5.2). The 6-1 Jennings, who famously spent last season learning the professional ropes in Europe, outplayed Mr. Big Shot himself. I got a feeling he’s gonna be outplaying a lot of folks in this here Association for many years to come.
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Peace out homies. Six two and Even!