Alright, here’s the deal: I am pretty good at keeping track of the dudes currently playing in the NBA. I have to be. It’s part of my job description. And, as I said, I’m pretty damn good at it. No player escapes my watchful gaze undetected.
No player except for Dillon Brooks. Did he even play in the preaseason? What about Summer League? Yes? No? Does anyone know? Because this dude just popped up out of nowhere into my boxscores. Popped up out of nowhere with NINETEEN points next to his name. That’s what makes this so embarrassing; it’s one thing to not be fully aware of a guy who gets only DNPs, but a guy who can play 30 minutes? As the young kids say, “epic fail”.
So I had no idea what I was getting into with this vid. None. I was imagining someone taller, definitely. Taller, and blacker. Way blacker. I think I was imagining John Collins or something, because this dude isn’t that tall and he isn’t that black. He’s got game though. Lots of game, and that apparently is surprising, because the commentator keeps going off about how people were doubting him.
Here’s another deal: I wasn’t doubting him. Not even a little bit.