Courtney Lee is an unusual NBA rookie. Very few late first-round picks start. Fewer still play in the NBA Finals. Almost none do both.
Lee is a 40% 3-point shooter, efficient in transition and going to the hole. He seldom turns the ball over. And on defense, he often gets very tough assignments, including plenty of time guarding the likes of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
But today he is the topic of much conversation, after failing to complete an alley-oop that would have on an NBA Finals game for Orlando.
A few days ago, his teammate Adonal Foyle talked about the Western Kentucky alum with the uncommon confidence: