Man Jennings is arrogant
Check out what he said after the Knicks workout, as part of saying how much he wants to play for the Knicks, and how Duhon got worn out:
“Duhon played a lot of minutes," Jennings said, "But I don’t mind playing them anyway because I’m young, I’m 19, I can go forever. I think New York has good pieces, they have Robinson, Harrington, Lee. So they have great pieces, they just need that point guard to come in here and run the team..."
Diss! Think Duhon is looking forward to mentoring him?
Don't get me wrong, I do believe that to make it in the NBA you have to believe in yourself almost to the point of arrogance. However to say something like that to totally diss an established NBA starter on a team you want to go to is crossing the line and shows really poor judgement, especially for someone with NO body of work. What, does he think he's going to step in to the Knicks and be the starter from day one, after he couldn't even get a minute of playing time in the friggin italian playoffs, and Duhon will become his biitch on the bench whose opinion doesn't matter? Dude, get some advisors man, learn to deal with the media - you can think some things but don't say them...
He did try to whitewash his Rubio comments...
You'd think he would have grown up a bit overseas, but it seems to be the opposite.
Jennings is obviously trying to hype himself up to improve his draft stock. I think his strategy is starting to backfire though. His comments are just making him look immature and desperate. Let your play on the court speak for you.
i agree a player with that type talent so early in his career doesn't need to things like that... but at the same time he's still a kid
was true though... I have to agree to that, but this is going overboard... Even if this comment wasn't that bad... He needs to chill out a little and let the draft take its course... Regardless if a team LIKES you, if a player they had higher than you slips to them, they would take him over you... You can't pick where you go in a weak draft man... I went to see BJ in high school, he has a lot of talent and heart, but needs to let his game speak for itself... Like gatorheels said......
Looks like he will drop to the 2nd round... NOT.
Everyone in the NBA is cocky and arrogant. The Denver Nuggets team is a bunch of thugs, but even they can be trained to say the right things to the press. When Jennings goes through orientation he will learn how to act.
I don't mind the fire in his belly nor strong opinions. He'll have to back it up in the games, otherwise everyone will laugh at him. Allow him to put that pressure on himself.
Kid needs to hit the gym up too in order to be able to trash talk with other guys.
Jennings is arrogant but so is everyone in the NBA in some shape or form, believe it or not. And I think he will back up everything he says, and I know he will be a better player than Duhon. Dont take his words the wrong way
yea yall are obviously taking his words the wrong way ,...which i noticed people start to do after the meadia starts to talk bad about someone then other people just start to jump on the bandwagon...sad
yea i think it's all hype he's doing, he's making the brandon jennings brand, remember iverson did the same thing to a point early in his career, and jennings is already signed to under armour he's trying to get more. but i would tone don't on the veteran diss, especially a classy veteran like duhon, i can see if he dissed someone like ben gordon who wines and complains all the time.
He was so right about rubio.
im not sure im getting the whole article..i dont see where hes dissin duhon..which part is he dissing him?
Jennings has always been like that:
I'll bet he never even has a season as good as Duhon's last year. Jennings is all hype and athleticism...there's a lot more to the game than that.
Wow I forgot how much talent he has.
I'm a Jazz fan so I don't expect any of you to remember this. But when Deron Williams came into the league, he said he was excited to learn the game from Keith McLeod and Milt Palacio.
It's about respect. As leaders of their teams, Chris Paul, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Chauncey Billups and Derrick Rose show respect for the competition and their teammates. Brandon Jennings doesn't seem to have much respect for anybody. It isn't something you can just teach at orientation. It is a leadership quality and I'm starting to wonder if this guy is capable of being a leader to anyone.
I take it youve never seen Jennings play
He's got the talent, but so did Marcus Williams.
since he seems to be ripping every other PG in the draft.....
what GM in their right mind would even consider drafting Brandon Jennings?
this is the NBA, you need to be somewhat smart as a PG to run an offense, how many times do we see "athletic" PGs come in but don't have the brains to run a pro offense. the kid couldn't pass his SATs, yet he somehow had a B average in high school (i wonder how he got that B average). I highly doubt this kid will actually be able to run an offense, seeing as how a PG needs to know the roles of all 5 guys on the floor and what they're doing in each play, and also be able to read what the defense is doing. Dumb players can get away being being stupid if they're not one running the show, where they only have to worry about themselves, but if you're the guy running the point, you have to be smart.
On top of that, the kid can't shoot. he is a good scorer in the paint but he'll be a bust, just like marcus williams was coming out of UConn, because you need to be smart to play point.
he should be the 4th PG taken
Jennings is looking like a Marbury and Iverson type with his mouth....
His stock may drop
Hes a very exciting player... no denying that and he could be great in terms of attracting fans and endorsements because hes just so unpredictable... remember that flat top he had at the Mickey D's all American game, classic. He doesn't have too much of a brain but he reminds me a lot of Terell Owens (off the field ofc) and he will be in the news all the time, especially if he becomes a Knick and he will love the attention...
I dont know how but somehow he WILL change the NBA... start a trend or something, and that excites me
To those who don't think his comments are so extreme, can you name even one player in NBA history who has dissed another top draftee before the draft as bad as he dissed Rubio? Or who has been as dismissive of the team he want's to go to's starter at his position? I can't think of even one. He might think it's fun, and generating hype, but really it's just not done.
To someone who compared him to Iverson, tude-wise, I personally have never heard Iverson be so disrepectful. And I mean, Iverson's a totally phenomenal player who can back up whatever he says, I don't think Jennings comes close as a player, so it's a lot of pressure he's putting on himself.