Usually, when you’ve gotten two All-Stars on the courtroom with you, you are imagined to defer to them in late-game conditions. But that is not what Bruce Brown did for the Nets on Thursday evening.
In Brooklyn’s Game 3 loss to the Bucks, Brown took two of the ultimate three pictures 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 pictures. So, it is not like he was having a foul recreation. It’s simply uncommon for a job participant to function the first shot creator for any crew late, not to mention one as star-studded as Brooklyn.
Brown’s choice to take issues into his personal fingers led to a number of jokes from NBA Twitter. And most got here at his expense. (Warning: Some of those tweets/movies comprise 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 obtained this”
i’ve by no means revered a participant extra
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) June 11, 2021
These are hilarious as an entire, and certainly Brown understands why NBA followers are poking enjoyable at him. Had he made the shot, issues actually would have been totally different, however for now Brown is the punching bag of NBA Twitter.
It’s protected to say that if Brown finds himself in a late-game state of affairs once more, he’ll seemingly defer to Durant, Irving and James Harden. Otherwise, he’ll threat drawing consideration to himself for the unsuitable causes once more.