Sunday, August 29, 2010

Brandon Jennings Dream Team forming?

Apr. 28, 2010 - Atlanta, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES - epa02135696 Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings (R) drives into Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford in the first half of Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first round NBA playoff basketball game at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 28 April 2010.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings wants to build his own "Dream Team". No not to compete at the FIBA tournament or Olympics, but instead to compete with the likes of other NBA teams. Jennings' rationale is that "Everybody's trying to team up now to try to beat Kobe." Ok, so he's got a point there.

According to, Jennings calls out Boston and Miami. The Milwaukee star adds "So I guess me and Tyreke Evans and Stephen Curry should all call each other in the next two years and try to hook up and play on the same team."

Obviously the biggest examples of this are the Old Big 3 and New Big 3. The Boston Celtics brought in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen along with superstar foundation Paul Pierce. Obviously they needed more players than that, and rookie PG Rajon Rondo blossomed. The Celtics went on to win another title and the first rings for those three stars.

Now we have Miami, who thanks to Lebron James and Chris Bosh, have set themselves up nicely for a championship run. Again, it won't be just three guys winning that title, but more personnel are attracted to a team with three major superstars.

There's been examples of trying to load a team with top notch talent and it not working. For example, the Lakers of years ago were big on talent including Gary Payton, Karl Malone and of course Shaq and Kobe. They were defeated in the NBA Finals but the impressive Pistons team. In 1996-97 NBA Season, the Rockets had a "Big Three" of their own with Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley. The team went on to a 57-25 record but lost to the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Finals.

So does Brandon Jennings really believe aligning himself with Evans and Curry will bring a title to whichever city they join forces in? It takes more than those three, and those three are not near the level of either of the other Big 3's. Give em' five years maybe?

Either way, Jennings "calling out" any team for making big moves is ridiculous. The celtics have reached the Finals twice in three years since their Big 3 was put together, and only once have they won a title. The Miami Heat have yet to go on to a 82-0 season or win the NBA title. Apparently, Brandon Jennings thought his Bucks team had a shot at defeating a team with Lebron James or Kobe Bryant as the major star on it.

Does Jennings have a legitimate gripe, or should he let the season unfold first? Are teams becoming too talent heavy, or has it always been this way?

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At 9/30/2010 4:00 PM, Anonymous poker affiliate said...

The Bucks can legitimately contend for the division this season with the additions they made in the off-season. Brandon Jennings is poised to become a top point guard in the Eastern Conference.

At 1/25/2011 12:22 AM, Anonymous Phillip R. said...

Keep posting! I like the idea of your blog.

At 2/07/2011 3:14 PM, Anonymous Basketball Hoop said...

Would love to see Jennings teamed up with more stars. Would be a real dream if he could get them to play in Milwaukee.


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