Back in 2012 in a game against the Rockets, JaVale McGee did one of my favorite things ever – and he’s responsible for many of my all-time favorite NBA moments – when he found himself all alone on a fast-break and proceeded to toss an alley-oop to himself off the glass for a two-handed jam. He capped it off with one of his signature salutes.
The only problem was that his team was down eight points at the time and were a brutal 1-11 for the season. Needless to say, Wizards coach Flip Saunders wasn’t amused. Neither was John Wall. All of that combined to make it one of the all-time disproportionate showboating moments in league history.
Andre Drummond added his name to those dubious annals on Friday night. After sinking a pair of free-throws midway through the third quarter, the Pistons center made a motion to shush the Sixers crowd, which is hilarious when you consider that Detroit was trailing by 30 at that point.
It didn’t get any better from there, as Philadelphia would go on to absolutely crush the Pistons 114-78.
Drummond is a 40 percent foul shooter for his career, but in his defense, he’s shown marked improvement in that category this season as he’s been better than 60 percent from the charity stripe. We can only hope that Joel Embiid catches wind of this and immediately reignites their feud, which has laid dormant lately.