So if you got enough courage to watch the Lakers slaughter the Clippers, it actually wasn't too bad. Sure. They lost by double digits. But it was one entertaining game.
Bynum got 42 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 blocks. He was frequently matched up against Skinner and pretty much dunked on a bunch of much smaller Clipper forwards.
DeAndre got 23 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks and 1 steal, missing only one shot from the field and one shot from the foul line. Not bad for a night against two 7 footers in Gasol and Bynum.
Hook shots? Three foot jumpers? Turn around bank shots?
Who needs those when you can just dunk on everyone in the building?
You know all those lame lobs, ClipperNation has been complaining about, making DeAndre look like the second coming of Kwame "Stone Hands" Brown?
I guess they've been practicing or maybe DeAndre started using some NFL wide receiver "stickum" on his hands - because he dunked everything on everybody. Mike and Ralph thought that maybe all 11 of his made FGs were ALL DUNKS. Redunkulous!
Can he keep it up? Who knows? But for one night against the mighty Lakers he made a HUGE impression.
How much did he impress?
Kobe waved at him to come over after the game. They met at midcourt and DJ gave Kobe a quick hug as Kobe talked into his ear. You could tell from Kobe's expression as they walked away that it was something good.
So what was it?
"He was telling me I'm (going to) be a great player and I just need to continue to work and keep doing what I'm doing", said Jordan in a post game interview with FSN's Dain Blanton.
Not a bad thing to have said to you in just the second start of your career in the NBA, by last year's MVP no less.
Keep it up DJ. And work on those free throws - because every coach that watches tape will be sure to try taking away those dunks. I hope you can dunk on them anyway.