Over the past year Larry Sanders has won over the hearts of Bucks fans with his passionate and exciting play on the court as well as his expression of his love for the city of Milwaukee. Yesterday at Bucks media day, Sanders took a less cordial approach in earning appreciation from Bucks fans at the expense of former Milwaukee point guard Brandon Jennings.
Larry Sanders when asked for response to Brandon Jennings’ comments on playing with better bigs in DET: “He has to pass it to them first”
— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) September 30, 2013
Boom. As Pepper Brooks, the ESPN 8 “The Ocho” color commentator from the 2004 comedy Dodgeball would say, “OUCHTOWN, POPULATION YOU BRO”.
To be fair, Sanders was only responding to the comments Jennings has made this off-season, in which he’s subtly taken shots at Sanders and the other Bucks big men. “I haven’t been able to play with a guy who’s a post presence since Andrew Bogut, somebody you could throw it down to,” Jennings said, “Now that I have a post presence, and another guy like Josh, who can go get a bucket, Drummond, we can do pick and roll – just all type of options now.”
I’m not going to go ahead and say that Sanders has a more polished post game then the likes of a Greg Monroe or Josh Smith, but come on Brandon. Larry does have a point; maybe you could have realized Sanders potential as a low-post scorer if you ever got him the ball.
Serious props to Larry here for being complete honest in his opinion of Jennings’ ball-hogging habits. This sort of thing had to be said in response to some of the ridiculous accusations Jennings has made of his incapability to be efficient while playing for the Bucks.
In the process of criticizing his former teammate, Sanders has earned once again earned major brownie points with Bucks fans (as if he needed more to begin with). Larry seemingly can do no wrong. I’ll say this with confidence: contests between the Bucks and Pistons next season are certain to be intense and edgy.