It’s hard enough for Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond to hit a free throw, so naturally, you wouldn’t expect him to be much of a horse player. Though, bored in practice, Drummond thought it might be a good idea to take up assistant coach Rasheed Wallace on his offer of a game of H-O-R-S-E.
The schoolyard game where one player attempts to best the other with an impressive shot probably wouldn’t seem like a specialty of Wallace, except for the fact that Sheed is one of the best trick shot players the NBA has ever seen.
Apparently, the young Drummond never got the memo.
Andre Drummond soaks up a little knowledge from Rasheed Wallace every day they spend together. One of the most searing lessons so far: Don’t engage him in a game of H-O-R-S-E.
“I played with him the other day – it wasn’t fun,” Drummond grinned after a Monday workout. What did coach Wallace throw at his prodigy?
“Everything. The little side corner shot with his feet against the out-of-bounds line. The shot from the track line (that runs behind the basket), over the hoop, made it in. And then the two-ball thing. He’s a natural. I don’t know why I did it to myself. I have no idea why I did it.”
Sheed, still schoolin’ kids long after his playing days are over.