When I first heard that Braylon Edwards was a guest at [Tigers center fielder] Curtis Granderson’s celebrity/charity basketball game, I thought little of it. I mean, we all know that Braylon is philanthropic. We all know that he has strong ties to Detroit, Michigan. And we all know that he’s a pretty athletic guy that most people would pony up to watch play a little five-on-five. However, once I got a chance to look a bit more into the game, I find myself wondering if the Browns were aware that Edwards was suiting up for the event.
One look at the picture to the right, and it is pretty evident that Edwards wasn’t just out there to loft up a few 15-footers. There are several photographs of Edwards attempting a bevy of slam dunks, and there was even an account that one of them was completely botched. No offense to people like ESPN’s Dana Jacobson, but she isn’t exactly the person that I’d pen as an expert at the Mikan drill. Given that, these types of games can get pretty sloppy – would you want your top receiving target out there throwing down slam dunks in transition?