The best athletes see plays happening before they materialize and act accordingly.
That’s definitely what Brook Lopez is doing in the video. He sees Bojan Bogdanovic in his peripheral vision upon setting the screen, and rather than catching Joe Johnson’s pass while rolling , takes the more expedient route of flicking him a perfect header. It must be all that soccer the seven-foot, 280-pound giant plays in the offseason, right?
The Brooklyn Nets could use more of that spirited ingenuity down the stretch of Sunday’s game. They trail the Utah Jazz by five midway through the fourth quarter.
[Vine via Zach Harper]