Warriors forward Alen Smailagic is as confident as they come.
So it's no surprise that he feels comfortable making fun of himself when the occasion calls for it.
And the opportunity presented itself Monday night:
Alen Smailagic with the self-deprecation 🤣 pic.twitter.com/VwtCo3wa0Z— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) March 3, 2020
You gotta love it.
We all remember when Smailagic tried to throw down a vicious dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on Feb. 8.
But just in case you forgot what it looked like:
A for effort Smiley 🤣 pic.twitter.com/NLRePUkomg— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) February 9, 2020
Interestingly enough, the 19-year-old is 1-for-1 this season on dunk attempts with Golden State, according to tracking data on NBA.com.
SMAILAGIC FAKES OUT DWIGHT HOWARD AND THROWS DOWN THE HAMMER DUNK pic.twitter.com/JDM69zyycx— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) February 9, 2020
He's 24-for-30 in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Alen Smailagic closes his night with an exclamation point — the pump fake from deep, and the driving hammer dunk. He finished with a career-high 29 points (11-for-17 overall, 5-for-9 3s) pic.twitter.com/NRjuRKvuez— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) December 18, 2019
Alen Smailagic is funnnnnnnnnnnn pic.twitter.com/vllrG5ru21— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) December 15, 2019
Don't sell yourself short, rook.