Attention Sports Fans: Get Ready To Hate Brandon Jennings

November 28th, 2009 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
Everybody loves a good story. The problem with a good story in these days of the 24-hour news cycle, is that a good story quickly becomes an old story, beaten to death by countless talking heads for hours, days, weeks.

Welcome to this world, Brandon Jennings. After getting ripped by the "experts" in the pre-draft conversations for A) Not being mature enough; B) Not having a good jump shot; and C) not being a good leader, it has taken him less than five months to become the new darling child of sports media everywhere.

And here's the rub: Brandon Jennings is a blast to watch, he is bringing back basketball in Milwaukee, and he is the most exciting rookie we've seen splash onto the scene in a long time.

Which is why it's so frustrating that he's being shoved down our throats with such alarming intensity already.

After his 55-point explosion (which is better than the hype, believe you me, I saw it live, and I was reduced to a slack-jawed yokel for most of the third quarter), it seems media outlets, particularly ESPN (always known for restraint when it comes to storylines), cannot get enough of shoving it down our throats.

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