If he has learned nothing else this summer, the Brandon Jennings has figured out how to move needles. From highlight reel plays in the summer’s best exhibitions, to interning at Under Armour, to speaking openly about Kobe and LeBron in unflatteringly honest terms, Brandon has gotten the attention of hoop fans everywhere. Tonight, he popped another brain-smashing idea — one certain to generate more chatter among NBA fans — and the notion is either totally insane or just crazy enough to make sense.
Haha, right? Um, there’s not a chance in the world that the two Milwaukee Bucks end up together on the other end of the world… is there?
But maybe, just maybe, this idea makes sense. Jennings has already done Europe as a teenager, and he’s expressed little interest in returning there for the lockout, going so far as to point out the difficulties that the other players who take that route may face. His name is not among the list of players scheduled to play in Vegas. The exhibition leagues where he starred this summer have ended. He’s worldly, smart, young, and adventurous; he relishes the chance to try daring ideas. Plus, an NBL team (from the top Aussie league) would have a much easier time insuring his contract than Bogut’s.
So Brandon could be moving the needle by planting a cute thought in everyone’s head. Or, he could be blowing up the entire seismograph by packing up and taking his act to the Southern Hemisphere.
For his part, Bogut stayed mum, with his only Twitter response coming in the form of retweets of what others said. Some of those retweets encouraged Australian fans to express their support for the idea. Sure enough, within a few hours, Brandon was trending on Twitter in several major Australian cities.
Could this thing actually happen?
(Update: Bogut did tweet a response later in the day.)