It goes without saying that Andre Drummond is one of the best – if not the best – rebounders in the league. He’s been leading the NBA in that regard for years, and he’s made great strides to improve as a rim protector and pick-and-roll defender as well.
If we talk about his best traits, obviously rebounding should be at the top of it. Then, we can talk about his improved game in the post, his ability to finish with both hands, swat shots, and improved basketball IQ, especially as a rim runner.
Then again, we would never think of him as a guy with solid handles or the kind of player that we’d like to put the ball on the floor and try to create something out of nothing. That’s just not his game and, honestly, it’ll likely never be.
That’s why it was so hilarious to see him star in an NBA 2K kind of glitch play last night when the Cleveland Cavaliers faced the Memphis Grizzlies. Drummond got the ball in the elbow with a long shot clock. He stood there waiting for someone to get the ball back and Memphis did a great job of denying his teammates.
Andre Drummond with what may be the most incredible offensive possession of all time pic.twitter.com/SUgpw6lDnq
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) January 8, 2021
Andre then decided to take matters into his own hands and attack the rim. He put the ball on the floor and – unsuccessfully – attacked Jonas Valanciunas. When he stumbled upon the Lithuanian, he tried to lob the ball to himself or throw a layup, up to this point, we still don’t know what he tried to do. Needless to say, the fans had a lot to say about it.
Try watching him for 2 hours every other night and you’ll ask yourself this question more.
— be kind:) /Cavs 5-4/ Indy 11-5 (@_f1j1) January 8, 2021
Drummond needs an And-1 mixtape nickname for this move. I’ll start: Big Boomerang
— Dustin (@DJBhiphop) January 8, 2021
Bro wanted an extra rebound you is not slick LMAO
— WULAH ☘️ (@mindofmula) January 8, 2021
Channeling his inner Tristan Thompson pic.twitter.com/chC6XTlF7t
— Sad Raptors Fan (@KyleM301) January 8, 2021
Andre Drummond set basketball offense back 20 years in one possession pic.twitter.com/OsIOSHSGPz
— Someone’s An Idiot (@SomeonesAnIdiot) January 8, 2021
— manvir (@manvirpb08) January 8, 2021
gotta lead the league in rebounds somehow
— Iso (@Isozzzz) January 8, 2021
That’s a professional basketball player
— Bad Influence (@WhoTFisZay) January 8, 2021
— Tae (@Splashh_Gordon) January 8, 2021
“It’s Andre Drummond time”
-Andre Drummond pic.twitter.com/dAAZOqLnjx
— (@Three_Cone) January 8, 2021
All jokes aside, I think every basketball fan in the world deserves an explanation from Drummond right now. We just can’t live without knowing what he tried to do right there.