The Lakers are, well, not very good. Even the league’s elite has to suffer a couple down years, and at 16-29, and with a perpetually injured Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles has to look at the Clippers as their premiere team, a sentence which would have surprised many as little as three years ago.
But in spite of their dismal season, there is a bright spot in shooting guard, and Kentucky favorite, Jodie Meeks, who has been sensational in the midst of the hardship.
Tonight, Meeks picked up 24 points on 8-13 shooting (6-8 3-pt.). He also pulled down 3 rebounds to go along with a couple of steals and an assist.
Although the Lakers have lost four of their last five, Jodie has averaged 18 points, and a sizzling 57% three-point clip, in the span. He’s also hitting 88% of his free throws. So even though he’s not necessarily Kobe (at least not yet…), he’s putting up some good numbers for his professional teammates. If he loses some time when the Mamba comes back, maybe some other teams will see his value as a scorer and make a move. It worked for Eric Bledsoe, might as well work for Jodie.
I still maintain that with Meeks, UK wins the 2010 title. Regardless, we’re glad to see him doing well. Plus, we’re always looking for a reason to post this: