According to the Milwaukee Bucks official Twitter page, Brandon Jennings has personally predicted that the Bucks will beat the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Not only that, but Jennings specified that it will be a six game series.The Bucks enter the playoffs with 36 wins, putting them an astonishing 10 games under .500 as they head into the postseason.
Not that the Heat need any bulletin board material to begin with, but this surely provides LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh a few laughs going into game one in the best-of-seven series. James will most likely end up winning the MVP award while Wade and Bosh are tenured All Stars. The Bucks, meanwhile, had zero players in the All Star game this year and, well, we will leave it at that.
Jennings put up a decent stat line throughout the season at first glance. He notched 17.5 points, 6.5 assists and 1.6 steals in the regular season.
However, at a closer look, Jennings did not have the great season some may say he did. On 39% shooting and nearly 16 shot attempts per game, Jennings has solidified himself as a guy who appears to be a solid scorer but those stats will prove otherwise.
Head coach of the Heat, Eric Spoelstra, was asked about Jennings’ quote and if he planned on bringing it up to his team. According to ESPN, he responded by saying, “That wouldn’t deserve me bringing it up.”
There is obviously a lack of care about Jennings’ comments in that locker room. James also commented, saying, “Whatever their confidence or motivation is, that’s for them to figure out. We’re only concentrated on what we’re doing here.”
One of the more notable comments directed at Jennings was from Bosh, who said, “He’s one of those guys. If they already had our attention, now they have more of it. If they want to show their hand, that’s fantastic.”
Shane Battier also had an interesting thing to say, “It’s a different day and age,” Battier said. “I’m old-school from Detroit. There’s no need for talk, just play. When Joe Namath predicted the Super Bowl win, that took the cake right there. Everyone else should just give up.”
Game one is Sunday if you’re interested in watching the Bucks attempt to back up Jennings’ hilarious prediction.