Originally Posted by ihatetimthomas
Those are a lot of excuses to defend Jordan. Jordan has had the past 2 seasons to prove his worth. And the thing about being a basketball player is that you need to be able to adjust. Things happen, rotations change, people get injured. Its part of the game. But as a basketball player, you have to be able to adjust or you are not making it in this league. I know Jordan is better fit as a runner on offense, but sometimes you have too also be able to remain effective when things change and slow down. Blame all the other players on the bench all you want but he was still making poor decisions and missing his shots.
Blame playerS? I had an extensive post about the Farmar's situationS and have mentioned ONE fault which was Sasha's poor shot selection. I NEVER blamed Luke, or Powell, all I said was their styles of plays were different from that of Jordan. It is true that good to great players should be able to adapt or adjust to different situations but I NEVER said Farmar belongs to that elite group. Average players gets exposed to difficult situations and unravel ask
Bo Kimble after he stopped playing with the late Hank Gathers at LMU
or Greg Kelser after his days with Michigan State with Magic
Or even the guards like Byron Scott or Norm Nixon after they left the Lakers.
Heck how good were Ariza and Shannon Brown BEFORE they played for the Lakers?
My post was in response to finding a better read at what is going on with Farmars head. I mentioned before that I can't say im NOT disappointed with his demeanor late last season bec it's inexcusable. He impressed me with his leadership at UCLA but was not happy when I learned that the lakers selected him so I was merely trying to put myself in that situation. The guy was the main player at Taft Highschool and UCLA and therefore had an inflated ego like a typical NBA player.