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Antawn Jamison Says Lakers Have Been Playing Mediocre Basketball Reviewed by Momizat on . The Lakers lost yet again, this time to the Clippers, and are now two games below. 500. That five-game winning streak seems like a distant memory, doesn't it? A The Lakers lost yet again, this time to the Clippers, and are now two games below. 500. That five-game winning streak seems like a distant memory, doesn't it? A Rating:
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Antawn Jamison Says Lakers Have Been Playing Mediocre Basketball

The Lakers lost yet again, this time to the Clippers, and are now two games below. 500. That five-game winning streak seems like a distant memory, doesn’t it?

Anyway, Ramona Shelburne from ESPN L.A. got comments from Antawn Jamison about Kobe’s “old and slow” comments. Here’s his take:

 

 

 

TawnWhile we all can’t deny that Kobe Bryant is basically a freak of nature and from another world with his output this season, I feel like most people are in denial about what kind of Laker team this is. The record should indicate on what the Lakers really are at the moment: a mediocre team. And Jamison is right: the Lakers have been playing medicore basketball. Yes, Dwight Howard is not 100 percent. Yes, the rest of their best players are north of 30 (with Steve Nash closer to 40). But they’ve gotta do better than the listless efforts (especially on the defensive end) they’ve been putting out as of late.

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As much as I would like to see Antawn Jamison get some burn on the floor, the reality is that he’s a huge defensive liability. But could it actually be any worse than what the Lakers put out on the floor on a regular basis? I was actually a little surprised Pau Gasol went in the game for an injured Jordan Hill late against the Clippers instead of Jamison since Pau wasn’t giving much other than being a random 7-foot tall dude on the court.

We’re in January now and the Lakers really need to turn it up and have a sense of urgency because three months could fly by just like that. And they’re still under .500. They would have to go 30-18 to win 45 games, which would probably be good enough for the eighth seed. You know it’s a really sad state of affairs for the Lakers when we’re talking about the Lakers just making the postseason. Quite amazing.

Until the Lakers prove it with their on-court win and multiple (quality) wins, the Lakers are a mediocre squad. Hey, at least, we’ll still have Kobe’s dunk on Chris Paul to remember, right? Guys? Hello?

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  • dk2020

    ^ jameson isn’t given a chance he only played 3 minutes .. Pau and MWP didn’t show up and it was just sloppy D all around .. I don’t know what dafuq D’Antoni is doing but its not good coaching, we were better off with Mike Brown ..

    • http://www.facebook.com/al.haldie Al Haldie

      THAT IS 3 MIN IN SEVEN GAMES, WHAT A WAIST…LONG TIME LAKER FAN

  • Justa JustaLakerFan

    Sorry to say but D”Antoni is a bad fit and needs to go. Again sorry to admit as I don’t like him but Phil Jackson would have been a better fit. Lakers should have negotiated more to drop the control of front office decisions and hire him strictly as a coach. If he refused then should have shopped andask permission to talk to Brian Shaw.

  • NLRUIZJR

    IS IT TO LATE TO GET JERRY SLOAN !!!!!!!

  • MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

    Most of you fans clamoring to get rid of D’Antoni, simply don’t have a clue… It’s not the coach’s fault that Gasol gets attacked unmercifully, by everybody and anybody, knowing there will be little to no resistance from Pau… But since Pau is getting paid $19,000,000, he gets to play meaningful minutes while he gets burned, directly and indirectly, over and over again, during these meaningful minutes…

    Meaningful minutes, much to the detriment of the Lakers cause, hindering their chances of winning in the end…

    Same situation with fans clamoring for Jamison: A much cheaper, but even better bull fighter than Gasol is; and therefore, gets to Ole’ much less than Gasol does…
    It’s the player’s responsibility to present a defensive posture, and will the necessary effort… If the players are unwilling to bring the effort, then you get what you get, not necessarily what the coach is emphasizing.

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