Andrea Bargnani grabs 19 rebounds in a game!

- August 24th, 2011

Yes you read that right.

The most surprising news of the day was that Andrea Bargnani has followed up a 19 point, 10-rebound performance for Italy against Bulgaria with 19 rebounds against Brigham Young. Yes, he was playing an NCAA squad with only three players 6-foot-9 or taller, but 19 rebounds in 20 minutes against anybody is a significant achievement for the NBA’s charter member of the anti-rebounding fan club.

Bargnani is utilized differently by Italy than by the Raptors (he didn’t attempt a three, plays in the post a lot more) but 19 boards prompted some hilarious responses on Twitter.

A sampling:

Michael Grange of Sportsnet, formerly of the Globe: “Another year of college should help Andrea.”

@HalloPrettyGood: “Is there any proof it was him.”

@TasMelas of the Basketball Jones: “Bargnani wouldn’t have grabbed 19 boards if Araujo suited up for BYU.”

@RyanEmberley: “Did the game go into 10 overtimes?”

@InsideHoops: “Maybe it was the anti-Bargnani from another dimension.”

@nahom1319: “it was byu. He might as well have been facing you, doug and the rest of the toronto media.”

@olearychris: “Bargnani’s 19-board outing bests a career high of 12 that he had in a solo morning shootaround in 2007.”

Categories: Basketball, NBA, Toronto Raptors

Subscribe to the post

Comments are closed.