Brandon Jennings has had an interesting summer, to say the least. The Milwaukee Bucks point guard has interned with Under Armour, hosted a youth basketball camp, scored 81 points in a charity game (Kobe foreshadowing alert!), and played frequently in summer league games on both coasts.
Yesterday, Kobe Bryant entered the realm of summertime ball — and was a resounding success in his own right. Kobe scored 43 points in a Drew League exhibition and hit the game-winning shot over James Harden.
Jennings, who has arguably put together the best rec league portfolio this summer, took to Twitter to throw down the gauntlet (and give his Under Armour duds some free pub in the process).
Does this mean that we’ll get to see Kobe and Brandon on the same court, either as opponents or teammates, anytime soon? The one possible venue for that pairing would be at the Drew League/Goodman League showdown scheduled for this weekend. However, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Kobe will likely pass on playing in that game. (It’s nice that he passes occasionally, right?)
In the meantime, kudos to Brandon for putting together a well-publicized summer. Despite the NBA lockout, he has used multiple platforms to get out the word on his interesting summer activities. Maybe bypassing a ‘one-and-done’ college season for Europe wasn’t a bad idea. The kid doesn’t even need a marketing degree.