Brandon Jennings prefers contested fadeaways to open layups
The Detroit Pistons took on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night and Brandon Jennings provided us with the highlight of the night. It was definitely the shot attempt of the night, and not even because it went in the basket, because it didn't, but because everyone is still trying to figure out what the hell he was doing.
In the third quarter Jennings made a nice backdoor cut to the basket which left him wide open with no one around him underneath the hoop. All he needed to do was take the ball and lay it in for the easy two points.
Well, apparently Jennings wanted to add to the difficulty level or something, because he passed on the easy lay up, faked the wide open shot, stepped AWAY from the basket and shot a jumper that ultimately did not go in for two.
No idea what he was trying to do there, however to his credit, he did go on twitter and try to explain.
No, Brandon, there was no one near you.
- Jack Jorgensen