Every rookie has his “welcome to the NBA” moment where they start to realize just how good the competition gets. For example, Warriors’ rookie Jordan Bell had one this summer when in a pickup game he had to guard LeBron James and found out why he’s an all-time great.
Sacramento’s Justin Jackson got his Monday night in an exhibition game against Portland.
Jackson chased C.J. McCollum out from the baseline to beyond the arc on an inbound play, but when the quick McCollum turned and made his move, Jackson went down like someone yelled “timber.” It wasn’t pretty.
Welcome to the NBA, kid.