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.Â Sports Illustrated caught up with them back in January.Â 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.