Last night Nerlens Noel dropped Eric Bledsoe to the hardwood not more than 30 seconds into the Suns-76ers game in Philadelphia. This came after Bledsoe had said his alum, Kentucky, could beat the 0-12 Sixers in a seven-game series. It was an embarrassing proclamation, even if some believe there’s some truth to his belief. Well, it seems Bledsoe knew the hard foul was coming since a 76ers player tipped him off about it before the game began.
Here’s the play in question and the aftermath one more time:
Associated Press writer Dan Gelston tweeted out some comments that make it clear Bledsoe knew the hack by Noel was coming before the game even began:
We think Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, is right, though:
The Suns won, 122-96, and Bledsoe had 13 points (5/8), seven assists and five rebounds in less than 22 minutes of action. Noel had a single field goal in his lone attempt during over 27 minutes of action in the blowout loss — Philadelphia’s twelfth straight to start the 2014-15 season.