Re: JO looks to be on the shelf again.
posted at 1/8/2011 4:56 PM EST
In Response to JO looks to be on the shelf again.
[QUOTE]JO didn't play the second have due to soreness in his knee. Looks to have this the rest of his career. He shows glimpses of his old self but really doesnt' have it anymore. He isn't in the best shape and has the fattest arms for a lanky guy I've ever seen. He needs to shave 10-15 lbs to get some of his athleticism back. He is really an enigma to me.. He Shaq, Kimpy KG, rusty Perk and the one shoulder Turk equate to the least athletic frontline in the league. Yet at the same time potentially they are awesome. This team often has me scratching my head. Just hope we have the receipt for JO so we can get some store credit and bring back Sheed!
Posted by celticjay[/QUOTE]
Jermaine has had nothing left for the last few years - after beating Miami in the playoffs last year you really have to wonder why Danny thought he was the best $6million investment he could make. If someone in real life made that investment they would be sitting with a stock that he paid $6million for that is worth about $2million, an investment that no investment advisor would have given the green light too.
Danny was so afraid of the Lakers' after the playoffs last year that he felt he needed to add lots of size.
What Danny probably didn't think of, even though his coach publicly stated it, was that if his point guard could shoot, they would have won the championship.
When the opponent doubles off your point guard on every possession and laugh themselves into wetting themselves and groin pulls as they go back to the bench at the end of every quarter and half while your point guard pounds the ball into the floor and then is forced to toss up what most point guards consider routine jumpers and barely catches iron you lose.
Not even attempting routine jumpers, 26% from the line, unable to keep Derek Fisher from having a career game even though he is a dozen years older, and so on and so forth cost you the ring, not the size of the Lakers.
Ask Coach K if the Cs size cost them the title...... he would try not to laugh too hard and then make some politically correct statement.
When all is said and done is there any rational Cs fan that thought that Jermaine would miss fewer than 50 games this year - not this rational Cs fan. I had Jermaine for at least 50 and Shaq for 30 and trying to hang on for the 3rd or 4th seed.