Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks star and boaster of fine future feats, announced that his team would take down the Heat in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, per the Bucks' official Twitter account:
I don't see any reason to even play the games now.
That said, you have to love that he measured an audacious claim with some semblance of realism. I mean, it's not like he said the Bucks would win in four.
Hell, he could have said they would beat the Heat so badly in Game 1 that they would call the series altogether and crown the Bucks as supreme NBA champions.
Milwaukee guard Brandon Jennings attended the Wisconsin Sports Awards Thursday night at the Harley-Davidson museum to accept an award for his work in community outreach programs. He was only asked three questions, but he sure made the most of them. He also made a very bold prediction:
"I'm real confident. I'm sure everybody is writing us off but but I see us winning the series in six."
Maybe after noticing that everyone in the room had their eyebrows raised, Jennings smiled. "There's no pressure on us!"
I have to agree—there is little pressure on the No. 8-seed Bucks. That might have something to do with Milwaukee coming in as a team that allows 100.4 points per game, good for 20th in the league.
Their opponents boast a top-five offense and top-five defense, flirted with a record-breaking win streak this season and also feature some guy they call King.
So yeah, expectations are fairly low at the moment.
Still, you have to admire what Jennings is willing to say before the playoffs tip off this weekend, even if he is a little banged-up at the moment.
I wouldn't want a star to proclaim any less, even as he heads into certain doom.
Jennings isn't the least bit afraid of those big, bad Heat. In fact, he will go ahead and spot the defending champs two games to start the series.
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