Because the NBA refuses to admit that intentional fouling is a real problem, its scourge is spreading. Tonight’s games featured four different players getting hacked, a new strategy that pushes the rulebook to the limit, and a refinement of the most hilarious kind of intentional foul.
There are two things that are wonderful about this play. The first, most obvious thing is Chris Paul getting napped by a behind-the-back dribble from Andre Drummond, of all people. The second thing is Drummond, who is a fun player precisely because he plays like a BattleMech that’s got a few bugs in its navigational…
This sequence, from last night’s Pistons-Bucks game, is just hilarious. That’s Andre Drummond—the biggest, baddest rebounder in the league—deploying his brute strength, nose for the ball, and lack of finesse in a way that perfectly encapsulates him as a player.
After scoring 25 points and yanking down 29—twenty-goddamned-nine!—rebounds against the Pacers last night, Pistons center Andre Drummond’s per-game numbers are looking downright stupid. He’s averaging 20 points and 19 rebounds per game, and he’s the first player since 1985 to score at least 80 points and grab at least…
The Detroit Pistons went to Dallas and beat the hell out of the Mavericks last night, 108-95, for their seventh consecutive victory. They're 7-0 since waiving Josh Smith on Dec. 22; they were 5-23 before that. Maybe they are good, now!
That's it, cancel the dunk contest. Because in terms of entertainment value, nobody is topping Coach Sheed's performance in this post-practice dunk contest with Tony Mitchell.
Andre Drummond, coming off a promising rookie year in Detroit, went to town all over Chris Brown and his detestable self at a Los Angeles gym yesterday. Vine time:
OK, we should cut Drummond some slack here. This was only his second game back after missing 22 games with a back injury, so he was probably feeling a bit rusty. And hey, at least the second one grazed the net.