Often, when you might have two All-Stars on the court docket with you, you are presupposed to defer to them in late-game conditions. However that is not what Bruce Brown did for the Nets on Thursday night time.
In Brooklyn’s Recreation 3 loss to the Bucks, Brown took two of the ultimate three photographs for the Nets. He missed them each and that contributed to Brooklyn’s 86-83 defeat.
When Brown took his first shot, a mid-range 15-footer, the Nets had been up one level with 20.3 seconds left within the recreation. When he shot his subsequent one, a layup try, they had been down one level with about six seconds left. Durant had an opportunity to tie the sport with a 3-point shot late, however he could not hit it.
In equity to Brown, he had 16 factors on 8-of-15 taking pictures earlier than his final two photographs. So, it is not like he was having a foul recreation. It is simply uncommon for a task participant to function the first shot creator for any crew late, not to mention one as star-studded as Brooklyn.
Brown’s resolution to take issues into his personal palms led to numerous jokes from NBA Twitter. And most got here at his expense. (Warning: A few of these tweets/movies include NSFW language).
bruce brown checked out a two-time finals MVP and likewise a man who hit a go-ahead 3 within the last minute of a recreation 7 to win a championship after a historic comeback and mentioned “not y’all… i received this”
i’ve by no means revered a participant extra
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) June 11, 2021
These are hilarious as an entire, and absolutely Brown understands why NBA followers are poking enjoyable at him. Had he made the shot, issues definitely would have been completely different, however for now Brown is the punching bag of NBA Twitter.
It is secure to say that if Brown finds himself in a late-game state of affairs once more, he’ll possible defer to Durant, Irving and James Harden. In any other case, he’ll danger drawing consideration to himself for the fallacious causes once more.