Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley played some great defense while he attended to his untied shoes.

Typically, you don't see great defense from players when they are tying their shoes.  Avery Bradley was able to steal the ball twice against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night while literally tying his shoes.  The Boston Celtics ended up losing against the Hawks 97-92, but Avery Johnson showed good anticipation when he made the two steals in the midst of attending to some shoe tying.

I love the people who are suggesting that Bradley was bluffing by tying his shoes.  Ah, yes, the old tying-the-shoes trick.  How did the Atlanta Hawks fall for that one?  Look, players don't bluff tying their shoes while setting up a steal.

I've never picked off a pass during a pickup game at Pinewood Elementary or anywhere else in the Capital Region while I faked tying my shoes.  Avery Bradley didn't either.  The guy was literally tying his shoes.  Bradley ended up making two good plays, but it wasn't because he was bluffing.  Don't outthink yourselves, people.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.