NBA Twitter burns Bruce Brown of Nets for late shots for not passing to Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving
Normally, with two stars out on the court with you, you should be delayed in late game situations. But that’s not what Bruce Brown did for the Nets on Thursday night.
Brooklyn Game 3 against the Bucks, Brown took two of the last three shots on goal. He lost both, which resulted in an 86-83 loss to Brooklyn.
When Brown made his first shot, 15 yards out, the net was one point higher with 20.3 seconds left. When he fired the next, a shot attempt, they dropped a point with six seconds left. Durant had a chance to tie the game with a 3-point shot late, but he couldn’t score.
Straight to Brown, he had 16 points on 8 of 15 shots before the last two shots. So it wasn’t a bad game. It’s unusual for a role-player to be the main founder of any team late, even less so full of stars than Brooklyn.
Brown’s decision to intervene in the issue led to numerous jokes on NBA Twitter. And most came at his own expense. (Warning: Some of these tweets / videos are in NSFW language).
Bruce Brown looked at the two MVPs in the finals and also won the tournament after beating a boy who won 3 in the last minute of a match and said: “No, everyone … I got this”
I have never respected a player more
– Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) June 11, 2021
These are ridiculous in their entirety, and surely Brown understands why they’re having fun with NBA fans. If he had made the shot, he certainly would have been different, but for now Brown is the NBA’s sack on Twitter.
It is safe to say that if Brown finds himself in a situation where he is playing late, he will probably play Durant, Irving and James Harden. Otherwise, he will risk re-focusing for the wrong reasons.