Avery Bradley brought bad news for the Hawks in his right hand last night. Bradley notched three leaping blocks in the game, equaling the rest of his teammates combined. Here they are:
Tragically, that’s the only one of the three blocks that earned a slow-motion replay from the NBATV production crew. The art of the slow-mo replay was set back generations by that decision.
Bradley is behind Hinrich when he goes up for that shot. How he recovers is beyond our science. Watch this last one a hundred times:
NBATV announcer on the play: “Teague with a runner…that won’t go.” He completely ignores Bradley’s block…because hedidn’t understand what he saw. How does Bradley get up and redirect that ball with his back hand?? NOBODY does that. He doesn’t even get a towel wave from his own bench: Stiemsma gets up and lurches a couple steps forward and then sits back down. Bradley was about five years ahead of his time on that block.