Anthony Bennett, The Bustiest Bust Of All Time, Is On The Cusp Of A Euro Championship And Expects To Have The Last Laugh
I know what you are thinking. It's absolutely preposterous for a former #1 overall pick in the NBA Draft to feel vindicated by winning a championship in the EuroLeague after being unable to hack it on the roster of a 20-62 Brooklyn Nets team that's so starved for talent that they would sign my grandmother if she shoot over 70% underhand from the charity stripe. It's legitimately insane for Anthony Bennett to think that hoisting a trophy that no one in the states cares about would serve as his "HA!" moment when all that he's contributing towards winning it is less than one two point field goal in a little over seven minutes of playing time per game.
However, while there is no shortage of disparaging adjectives you can use in reference to the professional basketball career (or nearly complete lack thereof) of Anthony Bennett, you can't say the man is a liar. Assuming he has a self deprecating sense of humor, he absolutely will have the last laugh. If he can find the comic relief in being stapled to the bench overseas while the franchise that drafted him is running roughshod over their entire conference en route to a third straight NBA Finals appearance in exactly as many years as he has been off the team then all the power to him. Personally, I appreciate someone that has the ability to make jokes at their own expense, and if Anthony Bennett is that type of person then he'll be in self induced stitches well after the general public has forgotten about his entire existence.
Now, if by "I just turned 24 years old..." he was trying to imply that years 25-30 are going to exonerate him as the biggest bust in basketball history then he legitimately needs a psychological evaluation, but the undisputed fact about crazy people is that they do - indeed - tend to laugh just a little bit longer than everyone else.