Former University of Washington senior forward/center
Kent Jon Brockman has spent the past few weeks finishing up his college career no differently than your average UW senior: enjoying his last weeks in Seattle, cramming for finals, finishing papers, and going to the gym. It’s a grueling time for any college senior, let alone one hoping to get picked in June 25’s NBA Draft.
(”Hey guys, it’s me, I’m right here!” )
Imagine Brockman’s surprise when he navigated his magical internet machine over to ESPN.COM and read that he looked good working out for NBA scouts in Los Angeles this week. Considering Brockman had told NBA teams he wouldn’t be working out for anyone until the NBA combine later this month, ESPN’s snafu could potentially put Brockman in the position of defending a secret workout that never happened. How did resident draftnik Chad Ford get it wrong?
Here’s how ESPN.COM put it, according to DRAFTEXPRESS:
The Clippers and Blazers were among several teams in Reseda, Calif., on Monday watching a workout with Nick Calathes, Jrue Holiday, Earl Clark and Jon Brockman…
Truly a murderer’s row of NBA-caliber big men right there. As it turns out, the white stiff in question was Santa Clara center John Bryant, a player more than 5 inches taller than Brockman and whose game in no way, shape, or form resembles that of Brockman. Santa Clara and Washington are hardly similar programs; one’s a major Pac-10 institution, the other is a much smaller, private WCC school. Of course, it’s merely an innocent mistake regarding two marginal draft prospects, but conspiracy theories are much more fun to ponder on a lazy Saturday. We’d like to think that ESPN is just trying to act as a foil to Fox News.