There is absolutely nothing wrong with a little bit of self-confidence, especially when you are a professional athlete, but what Chicago Bulls center Andre Drummond recently said is completely absurd.
According to a report, Drummond was speaking at a youth event and he made a claim that has pretty much everybody laughing out loud.
“I think I’m already there,” Drummond said. “I’m on my way. By the time I retire, I’ll go down as the best rebounder ever — if not already.”
Drummond's 13.3 rebounds per game average stands as 11th all time. The 6-foot-10 center has led the NBA in rebounding four times during his 10-year career. While the per-game numbers may not place Drummond in the top-10, that's mostly a result of the way the game has changed. Drummond's overall rebound percentage ranks at 24.66%. That's first all-time, ahead of Dennis Rodman's 23.44% rebound rate.
Andre Drummond gives back at Middlesex YMCA in Connecticut
Though Andre Drummond claiming that he is the greatest rebounder in NBA history is a bit comical, we give him HUGE props for giving back and hanging out at the Middlesex YMCA in Connecticut.
“Like home,” he said. “This is like home to me.”
“Andre wanted to give back to his community,” said YMCA CEO and president Michele Rulnick, who has worked at the facility for 30 years. “He was here almost every day as an adolescent. He’s kind and he’s humble. He’s still the same kid that grew up at this Y.”
“This is where I started, coming here at 6 a.m. and leaving at 8 or 9 p.m.,” Drummond said. “This is where I came to stay out of trouble. To grow into the man I am today and be able to come back here and give to the next generation means a lot to me. These are great people, and I have a lot of great friends here.”
Nation, do you think Andre Drummond is the best rebounder in NBA history?