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SALT LAKE CITY — Welcome to From Left Field! Here are three sports stories worthy of a second look this morning.
Andre Drummond hits improbable halfcourt shot
Those who frequently watch basketball will know that Andre Drummond is not a very good shooter. The 7-footer is among the strongest and scariest centers in the game, but teams frequently look to mitigate his impact by fouling him or daring him to shoot jump shots they know he can't make frequently.
That's what made it so surprising when, to end the half against Boston Wednesday, Drummond did this.
Halfcourt shots are easier than free throws, I guess?
Tom Brady is uncomfortable with questions on Donald Trump
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has put himself in the spotlight on a couple of occasions due to his friendship with presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom Brady has said he would like to see in the White House and has supported on multiple instances. When asked about it at a press conference, though, he didn't seem too interested in the subject.
< p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tom Brady on being on the cover of < a href="https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews">@NYDailyNews because of @realDonaldTrump comments #Patriots#WBZpic.twitter.com/4cfHr666zn— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) December 16, 2015
Hey, Tom, might this not have been the way to go about this whole thing from the start?
Kristaps Porzingis is a skyscraper
Wednesday night marked the first matchup of their respective NBA careers for Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns and New York's Kristaps Porzingis, the first and fourth picks respectively in the 2015 draft and easily the two most successful rookies in their class thus far. Towns had the better stat sheet, with 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds, but Porzingis got both the win and a few other points of emphasis.
Seven points of emphasis, in fact. That's how many blocks Porzingis had against the Wolves, over triple the number Minnesota's entire team swatted on the night. Here are all seven of them:
Man, watching both these guys play for the next decade and beyond is going to be so much fun.