Behold the worst offensive possession in NBA history
Nikola Jokic is currently averaging a triple-double and re-defining what we think the role of an NBA center is. But whiel he is a marvelous playmaker and an absolute joy to watch, most big men should stay in their lane, or, rather, in the lane.
Case in point? Andre Drummond. To be clear, Drummond is a very good NBA player. The former Detroit Piston who now plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers has led the league in rebounding four times and been named an All-Star twice. But he is NO Nikola.
Perhaps inspired by Denver's star, Drummond decided to try to run Cleveland's offense himself for one possession during Thursday night's game against Memphis. And to say the results were disastrous would be an understatement. Check it out:
We're sorry, but LOL. First, he just stands there holding the ball for a few seconds. Then he clumsily dribbles toward the hoop. Then he goes up for some sort of scoop shot (maybe a pass?) that winds up going backward before being batted away. It's possibly the worst offensive possession in NBA history.
We had to check the official play-by-play to see how it was ruled to learn they called it a "bad pass," one of six Drummond turnovers. But Drummond also provided 22 points and 15 rebounds in the win and Cleveland moved to a surprising 5-4 record to start the season.
So Andre Drummon giveth, but he also taketh away. And next time he has the ball at the top of the key, a teammate should really taketh the ball away.