The dude is 20 and made it rain on November 14 against the Warriors. How badly did the Bucks point guard make it rain? Somewhere to the tune of 55 points. Goddamn. Way to make all of us feel unaccomplished Brandon Jennings.
The dude’s had an interesting story. After killing it on his high school basketball team, he decided he wanted to play for Arizona State, but proceeded to fail the entrance exam. More than once. With the NBA not an option, he moved to Italy to play professional basketball for Lottomatica Roma, and a year later, was selected in the draft by the Bucks.
So a few days ago, he put up an amount of points that broke Kareem-Abdul Jabbar’s rookie franchise record AND Lebron James’ record of being the youngest player to score 55 points, by nailing shot after shot on the Warriors.
In addition to the records, however, Jennings is noted to have a bad attitude. He was passed over in the draft by the Knicks probably because of that fact, and even after he set the record, he had this to say:
“The Warriors, they kept going under the screens in the first half I was hesitating to take shots and in the second half they kept going under the screens and I was like ‘ok, don’t keep disrespecting me’ and I just started knocking down jump shots and we started getting a bigger lead and after that I just started thinking about getting the win.”
To be fair, if it were Jordan, all he would be thinking about would be getting the win. Dude might be disagreeable, but he was all-around.