Mismatches happen in basketball every day. Take, for example, a nimble guard crossing over a heavy-footed center or an aggressive power forward posting up an undersized floor general.
But you have never seen this: ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell vs. the Big Apple rookie sensation, Kristaps Porzingis.
The one-on-one matchup at Delta's "Fly Like a Pro" event ended precisely the way you'd think it would.
Porzingis first sent Rovell teetering backward after the ESPN reporter bit hard on the 7-footer's jab step, giving up a trey in the process.
For his next trick, Porzingis hit a flawless turnaround fadeaway jumper after immediately backing down Rovell with ease.
And then he backed down the analyst some more...
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.@kporzee showing @darrenrovell how to Fly Like A Pro courtesy of @Delta. https://t.co/ndptG8RtH92016-3-2 22:00:21
If Rovell was attempting to channel some of the Dream Team's magic by swapping his typical suit and tie for a USA Basketball Michael Jordan jersey, it didn't quite go according to plan.
Worse still, as The Big Lead's Rob Perez attests, the move may have a detrimental effect (the kind that Rovell will perhaps break down later).
Everyone loves a good underdog, but in this situation, Rovell never had a chance.