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Video: Avery Bradley can steal the ball and tie his shoes at the same time, almost

Apr 21, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

Avery Bradley, Nolan Smith AP

OK, this is just nuts.

Avery Bradley‘s shoelaces came untied Friday night against the Hawks. So he stopped to tie them while the Hawks were bringing the ball up-court. And then he made a steal. In the middle of tying his shoes. What in good gravy is that?

That takes a crazy amount of concentration to read the pass while you’re trying to tie your shoes. Bradley has gone from being a fringe rookie last year who may not have stuck or could easily have been sent out at the trade deadline to a starter-caliber combo-guard with brilliant defensive skills. You want to know the value of getting drafted late into a good team? Look no further than what Doc Rivers has managed to do with Bradley.

So I’m betting he can walk and chew gum at the same time.

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