Jermaine O'Neal is a bit tired with reporters/analysts/fans/bloggers criticizing him for a lack of offensive production. i.e., missing wide open lay-ups.
Here's my response to Jermaine's whiny comments following Monday's game vs OKC.
I think you have received a pass from the media and fans for the wretched offensive play. Most criticism has been directed at the team or KG. But since you brought it up…
No one expects you to score more than 5 points per game. We understand your role is to play defense and rebound, but thanks anyway for the condescending words.
When you get shots within the flow of the offense that are 1) open and 2) within 5-10 feet of the rim, I'm going to expect you to make that shot. Is that such a ridiculous demand?
You are shooting 39%. A horrible number for a big man who lives 10 feet from the hoop.
Instead of insulting us by insinuating we don't know your role, how about working a little harder after practice on the bunnies?