Andre Drummond’s got a crush

Ananth Pandian at Hardwood Paroxysm:

With Drummond being twenty, it makes sense that he would have a crush on teen sitcom star, Jennette McCurdy, from Nickelodeon’s teen sitcom, Sam & Cat. McCurdy was also in another Nickelodeon show, iCarly, which Drummond must have grown up watching and now with his new fame, he began to reach out to her.

If you’re interested in the s’cute Instagrams and Tweets between McCurdy and Andre Drummond, Ananth has it covered in that HP post.

But as for reaction: isn’t that just ‘presh? Over the course of the Twitter Era, very few Pistons have come off being as endearing off the court as Drummond. Heck, most Pistons (sans Charlie Villanueva) barely even utilize social media for the “socializing” aspect anyway, but Drummond has found a way to — for lack of a better term — be a pretty normal teen.

Fans like to see guys on their team show that they aren’t just basketball-playing robots — they’re humans. The thing about Drummond that people sometimes forget is that he’s a kid. He just turned 20 this month. He dunks basketballs off trampolines. The guy can’t even legally buy this McCurdy girl a drink, and he didn’t even have a driver’s license until he arrived in Detroit last year.

Maybe that’s what has also kind of made the rest of the NBA blogosphere kind of fall in love with him, too.  He’s fun, he’s young and he’s massively talented. There’s no reason not to root for Drummond; he’s like a 6-foot-10, 270 pound puppy.

He’s a kid, and that’s something that shouldn’t be forgotten this season if he doesn’t explode into the superstar that some think he will be in 2013. But hey, power to him now — go make Nov. 17 in L.A. your day.