That man Bol Bol went off! 🔥
After over four months without basketball, the NBA is inching its way back into action. On Wednesday, the first scrimmage in the bubble between the Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards went down.
Not even halfway through the first quarter, the human praying mantis that is Nuggets center Bol Bol – 7'2" with a wingspan that's six inches longer – reminded fans just how much fun this game can be. In his league debut nevertheless.
First, the 44th pick from the University of Oregon denied the Wizards' Troy Brown Jr. on a drive to the rim, pinning the ball against the window. But he wasn't done there. He then proceeded to push the ball up the court and drain a three from distance. His teammates could hardly be contained.
Finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks in 32 minutes of play, the league informed him after the game that he'd be given a "random" drug test. Y'all are too petty.
But even before tip-off, viewers were sent for a spin.
The Nuggets decided to say f**k it and start five big men, with 7-footer Nikola Jokić running point guard, 6'8" Jerami Grant at the two-spot, Bol Bol at small forward, Paul Millsap at the four and Mason Plumless in the middle. Lol.
Jokić didn't exactly display the best playmaking skills, though. At one point, he tried a no-look pass and ended up hitting a Wizards player right in the face. Heads up, my man!
The Nuggets proved to be more than a batch of bizarre highlights by beating Washington, 89-82.
In other Wednesday action, the Clippers took down the at-home Orlando Magic, 99-90, and the Pelicans erased the Nets by over 30 points, 99-68.