Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 10:10 am  |  19 responses

Brandon Jennings Would Have ‘Tears of Joy’ if Selected to All-Star Team

Brandon Jennings is having the best year of his career, and hopes to make the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Whatever the outcome, Jennings expects to have an emotional reaction when the All-Star reserves are announced this week. From the Journal Sentinel: “Gaining membership in the National Basketball Association’s all-star club is a difficult task. So Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings is preparing for both outcomes when the all-star reserves are named Thursday night in a TNT telecast. The 22-year-old Jennings has turned more than a few heads with his play in the lockout-shortened season. But if he is not one of the seven players named by Eastern Conference coaches, he will keep working. If he is named, Jennings already knows what his reaction will be. ‘I would think I would have tears of joy if I did make it,’ Jennings said. ‘I can just remember me playing as a kid in Europe that everybody doubted and said I would never make it. And (people) saying I’d never be a consistent player or I’d never be an all-star.’ Jennings has put himself firmly in the conversation while starting all 23 games and averaging a team-best 19.9 points and 5.4 assists while playing nearly 36 minutes a game.”

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  • AD

    him or dwill?

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    brandon jennings is certainly more fun to watch then dwill.
    Hope he gets in.
    I hope next year they quit whit the fan votes for the allstar weekend.
    Let the coaches and gms vote in the whole lineup.

  • AD

    ^^you must have not seen dwill play……. smh

  • Jer Dawg

    Brandon has shown the guts and fight for an upcoming team. His team to plays with more tenacity than the Nets and Deron. It shows, too. Stats favor Deron, but its not like a huge differential. Therefore, I want Compton native to be an all star.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Showtime

    Kid will make it .. he having an allstar year and his team would be in the playoffs right now if started.( some stars cant have that distinction right now)

  • dave

    agree with @Rik Smits Mullet…jennings would be more fun to watch in a all star game then DWill…hopefully he will make it, jennings is carrying the team by himself…

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    i have seen dwill play a couple of times. he is a better player. But overall i think Brandon Jennings is more fun to watch.

  • floe

    this guy totally deserves a spot for what he’s accomplished since bogut went down.

  • http://freshnproper.com Q

    He doesn’t deserve it.

  • robb

    I’d vote for him. We all know Dwill is better, but Brandon has been more consistent. Sounds pretty surrealistic but that’s the truth.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    I can see him getting picked as 12th man.

  • MIGZ

    get the hell out here, B jennings should start dropping 30 a night instead of talking trash all time and he’s inconsistant sorry kid that ain’t gone happen

  • bull22

    Jus cuz he’ll cry…I wont vote for him, kinda like how Chris Bosh hoe ass was beggin for all star votes when he was w tha Raptors

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Jennings hasn’t been more consistent than D Will, c’mon now.
    8 points on 21% shooting against the Jazz on 1/3.
    5 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists and 28% against the Suns on 1/8.
    7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 27% against the Sixers on 1/16.
    8 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 40% against the Bulls on 2/4.
    Deron Williams’ season low in points is 10.
    He had one game with only one assist, besides that he hasn’t had less than 5.
    Both have had some horrible shooting games, tho.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Kyrie Irving > Brandon Jennings.

  • LP

    stop the Kyrie Irving campaign…not only are Brandon’s numbers better, his team is winning more. Maybe down the line, but Jennings is playing better right now…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    LP, lets put their numbers side by side, and assume they are both playing 36 minutes a night, shall we.
    Brandon Jennings, PER 36 Minutes – 20.0PPG, 5.4APG, 3.3RPG, 1.7SPG, 2.2TO, 43%, 36%, 80%.
    Kyrie Irving, PER 36 Minutes – 22.0PPG, 6.1APG, 4.1RPG, .9SPG, 3.8TO (ouch), 50%, 40%, 83%.
    Irving > Jennings. (slightly, imo)

  • datboyjojo500

    he got respect for the game, he isnt crying for votes he just showing respect for the game all the hard work he put in to do this well. has anyone seen there team and they are doing better than the knicks. lets get it together fellas

  • Red

    3 points today..