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Jermaine’s locked & loaded

KWAPT (@KWAPT) March 31, 2011 Uncategorized 4 Comments


From Chris Forsberg we have video of Jermaine from this morning’s walkthrough/shootaround. He says he was very winded during his first practice which was yesterday, but Doc still thought “he had a good day.” 

I predicted early in the season that J.O. would not last the entire 2010-11 campaign, but not because I have anything against him. It’s just the simple fact that his knees and legs have taken quite the beating over the years.

I know alot of folks don’t expect much out of J.O. and some don’t particularly care for him. But I give the dude alot of credit. When he was healthy early-on in the season, he was playing some great defense and really hustling out there. He has worked his ass off to get back in shape so he can try and help this team. Sure, he’s got bitten by the injury-bug quite a bit, but it’s not like the guy hasn’t made an effort to get back on the court.

At this point, with Shaq’s return still in doubt and the C’s getting killed in the paint, we should be grateful for whatever healthy big bodies we can throw out there. I hate to sound negative, but I think we need to start realistically looking at the possiblity of not having Shaq for the postseason. Just being honest.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/celticfan822 Nick

    Jermaine.. Much love and respect 2 you brother for sticking 2 your word and giving it all u got 2 be here 4 the title run. Even without shaq i think our big 4 and jermaine is a lineup that can win it all with green baby and west off the pine. 18 thats all that matters.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    I’m really not that worried about shaq. I’m certain He’ll play in the playoffs.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jrutkowski34 Jared

    The only thing im certain of is that theres hardly any regular season left, hes not playing, and he has been injured forever. When will he get back into game shape? How long will it take? What is the exact status of the injury? Is he still 39?
    I wish I could envision a scenario where shaq plays again this year, but aside from conspiracy theories, I cant.
    I would like to hear a reasonable account of how shaq COULD come back this season. I really just dont see it. Not this late.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lobbe Caterpillar from Italy

    I’ll take whatever in place of Krstic.
    I hope JO is gonna play tonight.