Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 5:07 pm  |  25 responses

Video: Rudy Fernandez Drains Ridiculous Three-Pointer

The Spanish bballer hits a crazy (waved off) shot.

Mavericks swingman Rudy Fernandez is currently hooping for Real Madrid, and during a recent tilt he somehow found a way to hit this absolutely ridiculous trey. Impressive stuff. (H/T: I am a GM)

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  • http://ZOGS.COM ZOGS

    what happened to this guy last season..

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    That has to be one of the most ridiculous chucks I have ever seen…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Waved off. That’s what’s really funny

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  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    He does this in euro league but can’t make a layup or play defense in the NBA.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho


  • Dr. DL

    As a Blazers devotee I must say I was sad to see him go. As much as I like most of our recent roster changes, I always felt like Rudy had a bit of that Manu flair to him and never really got to let it loose in Portland. Granted, we tried to use him as best we could and we really had too many other guns at SG to invest that much time in letting Rudy run wild. But that sort of free reign was exactly what helped Ginobili parlay his natural flair into consistantly dominant play, and it probably cost Greg Popovich a few headaches along the way. Still, Rudy never got the green light to slash to the hoop at will even if he gets swatted by superior NBA athletes or to fire no look behind-the-back passes into the paint or the first three rows. Ginobili got the go ahead to do all of that night in, night out. I have faith in Rudy’s talent and grit and I think NBA fans have yet to see the best of what he can do. Let’s not forget his famous posterization of Dwight Howard a few summers back!

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    How is that waved off? He was in bounds and was taking a shot when he was fouled.

  • T-Money

    I would have to strongly disagree. Rudy was given a fair shot in Portland – he’s just an average 2-guard that couldn’t take minutes from Roy or Matthews. And theres a dirty little secret about Rudy: his handles are wack. Miss me with the Ginobili comparisons – they’re both 6’6 euro guards and that’s where the comparisons stop.

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  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Love how the ref walks in front of the camera at the crucial moment….

  • Tseeve

    T-money. Ginobili is not european

  • Van City BBall

    even the ref closest to the bench was stunned that that shot went in… he stood there for a while just wondering if what he just saw was what he saw

  • T-Money

    tseeve: thanks for the great insight, we all know where argentina is. he played his formative years in europe and has a euro game.

  • rich

    ginobli isnt european…..

  • Patrick

    He’s not an average 2 guard. He’s above average. Strong shooter. Good handles. Good passer.

  • LA Huey

    Rudy is like Spain’s version of Carlos Arroyo: looks good on the international stage but his talent doesn’t translate to the NBA. Stop it with the Manu comparisons. Manu is 2A in San Antonio and the Alpha for the Argentines. Rudy was never an important cog in Portland and might not even be Spain’s 4th best player (Pau, Marc, Navarro, Calderon).
    That was a nice shot though.

  • Jerome

    He looks like Screech, but got game like Zach and A.C.
    … book it!

  • Yesse

    I think the shot should have counted.

  • #6marjons

    why was it waived off he didn’t step out?

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    That call is bogus – the ref put his hand up to register the three, Fernandez gets fouled and the ref then waves the shot off. Bogus, I tell ya!

  • Riggs

    lol @ has a “euro” game = euro player.

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    Rudy is playing great now, with confidence, that’s something he lacks in the NBA. I wish he played like this there.

  • Dr. DL

    Rudy given a fair shake in Portland, T-money? Being allowed to spend 15 minutes a game relegated to nothing but catch-and-shoot duty is not a fair shake. Rudy’s game looks better on the international stage because that’s the only place he has ever played his real game. He is a slasher. And his buzz and skillset coming into the league is very similar to where Manu’s was at the time. It’s easy to downplay any comparison now because Manu got a chance to play (read: create his own offense even if it meant numerous mistakes) early and often. Rudy was only ever offered a role as a spot up shooter in Portland. Of course he has never played at anywhere near Ginobili’s level but I think he is absolutely the same style of player, down to the streaky shooting, deceptive athleticism, and smooth but slightly awkward looking touch on the ball.

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    yeah, i don’t see why it was waved off.