Don't be fooled by Milwaukee Bucks youngster Jabari Parker.
Sure, the 21-year-old just held his second annual Family Jabari Parker Summer Camp for kids in his hometown of Chicago, where he was a four-time state high school champion at Simeon.
And sure, he spent two days helping kids hone their games, dishing out life lessons, and breaking down actual game film with kids from Grades 5 to 12.
But don't be fooled.
Because judging from the below highlight mix of his participation in a scrimmage at the Family Jabari Parker Summer Camp, I'm beginning to think the Duke alum's basketball power is fueled by the tears of children and the whole thing is just a ruse to destroy helpless campers on the hardwood.
An abridged list of things Parker actually did to these kids:
- Two-hand jam in a kid's face
- Cross a one up from beyond the three-point line before cocking way back for a one-handed slam
- Catch an alley-oop off the backboard and throw a thunderous windmill, both in transition
- Throw himself an alley-oop over a camper going for a steal
- Strip (and probably foul) another and take it coast-to-coast for a rock-the-cradle reverse
- A two-handed 360
The man is a menace and must be stopped.
The 2014 No. 2 overall pick has shown he can score in the NBA, averaging a pretty efficient 14.1 points in 31.7 minutes per game as a 20-year-old sophomore in 2015-16. He's also shown a relative inability to do just about anything else—defend, rebound, pass, or shoot the three-pointer.
But he just turned 21 in March and has shown a willingness to work. If he can add just about any other element to his game—and all signs indicate he'll put in the necessary effort—the young Buck will find himself in the All-Star discussion in years to come.