Friday, January 18, 2008


Lamar played 45 minutes, scored 19 points, 19 rebounds (13 offensive), 1 block, 5 assits, 2 turnovers . That was a very good game. More, please.

Then there was Kwame. Kwame, Kwame, Kwmae.
  • In a Sports Illustrated poll of 242 NBA players, Kwame Brown received the most votes for the question, "Which player gets the least out of the most talent?" Brown received 17% of the votes, followed by Clippers forward Tim Thomas (10%), New York center Eddy Curry (7%), New Jersey guard-forward Vince Carter (6%) and Memphis center Darko Milicic (5%).
  • Abdul-Jabbar, now a Lakers special assistant coach, was asked if he was able to convey to Brown the fundamentals of playing center."It's hard to get through to him," said Abdul-Jabbar, who passed off the question to Jackson.
  • Said the coach: "I've called him a knucklehead from time to time. You've got to lead him to water, then force him to drink."
  • Added Jackson: "I've told him, 'When Kobe shoots, you've got to go get the rebound.'

1 comment:

flyE said...

The booing was uncalled for. Good to hear Kobe getting his back on that one. Kwame may suck, but to paraphrase Rummy he's the suck we have for the next two months. How about we NOT run the offense through him so much, hmm?

Interesting survey.. I might say Kwame too until I see Vince Carter's name. Kwame is all potential, but is he really that talented? Vince OTOH, will display flashes of Kobe-esque brilliance once every 6 or 7 games at best. He's 30 - in the prime of his career - yet hasn't seen an all-NBA vote since 2001. Have you heard his name once all year?