Eric Bledsoe early Shaqtin MVP candidate after inbounds misplay

Nov 7, 2019

No amount of muscle memory can outdo a brain fart. Just ask Eric Bledsoe.

At the 10:04 mark of the fourth quarter in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Milwaukee Bucks point guard may have been too deep in the zone — the twilight zone, that is. He forgot the rules of inbounding the basketball and dribbled it in instead of passing to a teammate. He was able to take a couple of steps inside the court before the referee blew the whistle.

The Bucks were leading the Clippers, 101-94, at that point. Perhaps Bledsoe felt that he needed to take matters into his own hands, literally:

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There's a reason Shaqtin' a Fool is such a hit.

He did finish with 20 points, six rebounds, and four three-pointers in a 129-124 Milwaukee win, but the prevailing headline wasn't about reigning Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo (38 pts, 16 reb, nine assists, 4 3pt, two steals, two blocks) becoming the first player in NBA history to put up 200 markers, 100 boards, and 50 dimes in his first eight regular season outings.

It was clear that Bledsoe messed up big time, and the Internet won't let him forget his snafu along the sidelines.

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Lamar Odom and Russell Westbrook would be proud.

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