Tayshaun Prince made an appearance on ESPN’s Streetball. I was alerted to it by a faithful Need4Sheed reader and I scoured the TV guide for the replay. I had no idea why Tay was on the show until I watched the clip.
Tayshaun was in California and decided to catch one of his old high school teammates, Kenny Brunner (AKA Bad Santa) play. I actually remember the hype surrounding Kenny when he was a freshman at Georgetown. They said he was the second coming of AI.
I had actually had forgotten about him until I saw this clip about what happened to him and his career. I didn’t really know the whole story until now. It’s actually pretty sad, he had a ton of potential and would probably be in the NBA right now had it not been for a bad decision he made as a youngster.
I not actually sure what kind of game he has right now, but I wouldn’t mind the Pistons giving the guy a shot to see what he can do at the backup point guard position. We still don’t know about Lindsey Hunter, the Will Blalock experiment is over, Alex Acker is apparently a free agent and Rodney Stuckey is a hell of a combo guard, but he’s not a true PG.
Tayshaun speaks so highly of Brunner it has convinced me that the guy has game, although he might be a little past his prime at 29
(I can’t seem to get an exact age). Why not give Bad Santa a shot to see what he can do, hell Scott Pollard is still hanging on. At this point what could it would hurt, unless Joe D. has something up his sleeve.
I’m not saying he’s the Answer, I’m just thinking outside of the box. As much as I appreciate Lindsey Hunter how many more seasons are we going wonder if it’s his time to take that position in The Pistons front office?
For anyone who regularly watches AND1 Mixtape Tour, give us a scouting report on Brunner (Bad Santa) in the comments.