Here’s 6’1″ Eric Bledsoe Rejecting 6’10” Anthony Davis (GIF)
If you were looking for one young NBA player to have a breakout season this year, you might have chosen the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis. After a very solid first year in the league in which the unibrowed wonder averaged 13.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, you figured he was due for a big sophomore year.
That very well may still prove to be the case. However, last night, Davis got showed up by another young NBA player looking for a breakout season.
That player is Eric Bledsoe, the 18th overall pick of the 2010 draft. After toiling for three seasons with the Clippers as the substitute for Chris Paul, Bledsoe got traded to the Suns in the offseason, presenting him with a golden opportunity to shine*—and so far he’s doing just that, averaging 20.9 points and 7.3 assists per game.
Of course, last night Bledsoe’s biggest play didn’t involve scoring points or passing the ball. No, last night his biggest play was an epic rejection on an Anthony Davis layup.
Why was it epic? Because Davis is almost seven feet while Bledsoe is barely six feet.
Take a look:
That was just Bledsoe’s first block of the season, and it raised his per game average from 0.0 to 0.1. However, I think they should have counted it as two, seeing as how amazing it was.
Hat Tip – [SB Nation]