It’s The Marquee Matchup We’ve All Been Waiting For

Justin May 30, 2009 5

LeBron couldn’t keep up his end of the bargain. So what? The Lakers vs Magic presents us with another highly anticipated face off between a shooting guard and a small forward.

I speak, of course, of JJ Redick vs Adam Morrison.

Sure, neither player is likely to see the floor during the finals. And sure, there’s a 90% chance you didn’t even know Morrison is on the Lakers. (He was traded mid-season with Shannon Brown from Charlotte in exchange for Vlad Radmonovic.)

But, come on! Its JJ vs. Morrison. Remember when they cried in college? Remember when they played Halo against each other? They were like Magic and Bird in college, except that they weren’t in any way.  Sports Illustrated caught up with them back in January.  Things are not pretty. But, hey, they’re both winners now, facing off in the finals just like they probably dreamed while speaking to each other on nerdy video game headsets in college while their teammates were out laying waste to sorority houses.

Obviously, we will not be able to use traditional basketball statistics to determine who wins this personal battle. Nor will wins and losses be very helpful, since it will take an act of god to get either of these guys any meaningful minutes (or Morrison a uniform, for that matter.) So, here’s a way to pick a winner. At the end of the series, we’ll see which is higher: Morrison’s blood sugar level or Redick’s blood alcohol level.


  1. santoro May 31, 2009 at 2:13 am -

    Considering that Redick played in the regular series between the two teams and played well off the bench don’t be surprised to see Redick playing the playoffs unlike Morrison.
    As Redick’s playing time has overall increased AM has decreased. Redick provided quality minutes and his defense and not his shooting was considered the primary reason that Ray Allen had a terrible series against the Magic.
    So before you trash Redick, it should be noted he has helped his team get where it is now. Plus SVG has already reported that Redick will in fact be in the rotation against the Lakers.
    Remember the Lakers have a matchup problem like the cavs against the Magic.
    Sad about AM and his lack of career and good for Redick that he is doing just what he wanted to do in the first place help his team win.

  2. yobreezy May 31, 2009 at 11:32 am -

    This looks like some bizarre sort of prom picture.

  3. beltway buddy May 31, 2009 at 9:36 pm -

    F*ck Duke and F*ck JJ Redick.

  4. Rocket Pants June 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm -

    Sounds like santoro wants to blow JJ!

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