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Jaylen Brown has copped yet another roasting after fans compared a robot’s questionable dribbling style to that of the Boston Celtics star.
Fresh off off the back of a painful NBA finals defeat to the Golden State Warriors, Brown is facing the brunt of criticism from brutal basketball fans online.
Footage emerged of a basketball robot over in Japan who was showing off his pretty impressive shooting skills, smoothly draining the ball from the free throw and half-court line.
However, his dribbling skillset came under question, bouncing the ball like someone who had never stepped foot on a court before.
Another great moment in the final days of civilization... pic.twitter.com/pdtJTgYfMS— Reginald D Hunter (@reginalddhunter) June 18, 2022
Unfortunately for former NBA All-Star Brown, fans used this as an opportunity to take a dig at his recent subpar ball-handling skills.
One fan tweeted: “Bot dribbling like Jaylen Brown.”
While another replied: “Except the bot can dribble with his left hand.”
While one user tweeted a picture of The Office character Stanley Hudson and his infamous dribbling style, saying: “Same energy.”
Poor Jaylen, losing the NBA finals and getting rinsed online all in a matter of days.
Bot dribbling like Jaylen Brown https://t.co/p7eVYA3a2f— Phillip Barnett (@regularbarnett) June 18, 2022
Brown’s handling skills have been in question toward the back-end of this season, with his turnovers piling up.
In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final Series against the Miami Heat, the Celtics recorded 23 turnovers, with Jaylen Brown contributing to seven.
Jackson Safon from The Ringer tweeted: “Jaylen Brown gotta be the best player in NBA history who doesn’t know how to dribble.”
Meanwhile, former Celtic big man Kendrick Perkins tweeted: “Jaylen Brown out there handling the basketball like me.
“That not a good thing (by the way)!”
The robot could definitely give Jaylen Brown a run for his money it seems, particularly with scoring skills like that.
And who knows, by 2040 the NBA could be the first robot-only sport - especially if lads like this one keep sinking them from the half-court.
We already have robot football in the form of the RoboCup which has been held annually since 1996, where teams from across the globe compete.
And the organisers are hoping that one day these robots will be able to go toe to toe with the stars of the world game.
In 1998 they proposed their ultimate goal: “By the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.”
We reckon a 50-year-old Messi would still be able to bang one in top bins against a top robot keeper.
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