Point Guard Brandon Jennings Sparks Controversy

September 15th, 2010 by Kevin Jones Leave a reply »
Brandon Jennings had some interesting things to say about why he was left off the Team USA basketball roster.

Check that, Jennings didn’t even get an invite to try out for the team, which baffles my mind. He was the best player on a Milwaukee Bucks squad who made the playoffs.

Check out what Jennings said.

“It’s not my call. That’s on them,” Jennings told Yahoo! Sports. “But if you want to get technical about it and you really want to look at it, half of the guys there are Nike guys. I’m not saying it’s a Nike thing, but Nike is kind of running a lot of things right now. To have a guy like myself on the USA team that’s flashy and really outgoing, you don’t want Under Armour to get all that [publicity].

The fact that a USA roster could be chosen based on sponsorships is unpatriotic. These players are out in the middle of Turkey representing us, Americans. The best of the best should be participating.

I love people like Jennings, who are real and do their own thing. Of course Jennings famously flipped the finger to the University of Arizona after eligibility issues ...

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