I was watching the Milwaukee Bucks annihilate the Miami Heat last night and at halftime, guess who the Bucks leading scorer was?
Nope, not NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
It was former San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes. Yep, Sparty was lighting it with 19 points hitting five threes and going seven-of eight.
No one would know he’s capable more than Spurs fans, but even Twitter was alight with recognition that Forbes fit with the Finals hopeful team is stronger.
BRYN FORBES CANNOT BE STOPPED— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 25, 2021
19 PTS on 7-8 shooting. Sheesh pic.twitter.com/mNgdDrNFDv
One of my favorite upcoming players during his stint with the Spurs. Texas didn't like him, but I did. Reminded me of a young Tony Parker. If Dejounte Murray wasn't such a diva, Forbes would have been the main point guard, after the big 3 retired. https://t.co/nDwIn6sh6D— ALLEYPOP (@ALLEYPOP) May 25, 2021
I’ve always liked Bryn and defended him from the vultures. The ones that are now saying that are hypocrites and are just sour Spurs missed the post-season.— Lalisha (@Iam_Lalisha) May 25, 2021
Former Spur Bryn Forbes putting on a show tonight in Game 2 of Bucks-Heat https://t.co/po6KwPsk14— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) May 25, 2021
I mean the defense was suspect but the 3s were there from B Forbes ♀️ ♀️ ♀️ ♀️ #gospursgo https://t.co/ocwYyVOpuM— JeffGSpursZone (@JeffGSpursZone) May 25, 2021
Truth is, when the reigning two-time league MVP is pulling defensive focus, you have to be able to hit open threes. Bryn could always hit open threes. Now that is what he gets to focus on since the Bucks are not depending on him to start and defend like he had to while covering for Derrick White.
Let Bryn be Bryn.
Best of luck to the former Spurs guard, Coach Bud, Giannis, and the Bucks as they look to close this series quick, put a nail in Miami’s coffin, and face the winner of the Brooklyn/Boston series.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go finish the second half of this game!
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