Larry Sanders nearly duplicated a feat he first pulled off in high school. And it was not a good one.
Following a fourth quarter jump ball in his own end, Sanders corraled the tip and took a decisive dribble toward the basket — the WRONG basket — before realizing the error in his ways.
In his first game as a gangly high schooler who preferred skateboards to backboards, Sanders once did the same thing and followed through on it.
“Go back to his first organized game — three years ago as a 10th-grader on the Port St. Lucie junior varsity team — to measure his growth as a player.
Sanders scored on the wrong basket at the start of the second half.
“I didn’t know they switched baskets,” he said with a grin. “My IQ for the game was very low. They had to teach me everything.”
Check out Jason Kidd in the background.
The Bucks won their home opener against the Philadelphia 76ers, 93-81.