Adam Morrison’s Underwhelming Run to the Ring

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Here we are mere hours after the LA Lakers clinched the NBA title with a decisive Game 5 victory over the Magic in Orlando. Color me shocked that Hotdog didn’t immediately throw up a “OMG AMMO WINS NBA TITLE” post. I still feel like that is on the way, so consider this preemptive. Remember Hotdog is the man that suggested the Lakers should trade Kobe to clear minutes for his hero (albeit tongue in cheek…I think).

A game by game look at Adam Morrison’s production in this year’s NBA Playoffs:

4/19/09 vs. Jazz: DNP-CD (Did Not Play – Coach’s Decision)
4/21/09 vs. Jazz: DNP-CD
4/23/09 @ Jazz: Inactive (Street clothes)
4/25/09 @ Jazz: Inactive
4/27/09 vs. Jazz: DNP-CD

You may or may not be surprised to note that the Jazz series boasted Morrison’s most activity of the entire playoffs. He actually got to put on a uniform for three games. The rest of Ammo’s Lakers run after the jump.

5/04/09 vs. Rockets: DNP-CD
5/06/09 vs. Rockets: Inactive
5/08/09 @ Rockets: Inactive
5/10/09 @ Rockets: Inactive
5/12/09 vs. Rockets: Inactive
5/14/09 @ Rockets: Inactive
5/17/09 vs. Rockets: Inactive

5/19/09 vs. Nuggets: Inactive
5/21/09 vs. Nuggets: Inactive
5/23/09 @ Nuggets: Inactive
5/25/09 @ Nuggets: Inactive
5/27/09 vs. Nuggets: Inactive
5/29/09 @ Nuggets: Inactive

6/04/09 vs. Magic: Inactive
6/07/09 vs. Magic: Inactive
6/09/09 @ Magic: Inactive
6/11/09 @ Magic: Inactive
6/14/09 @ Magic: Inactive

Not one single minute. Every other Laker played in the playoffs down to DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell. Even fellow bust Darko played the year Detroit won the title.

As Freedarko put it in their indispensable Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac,

Larry O’Brien Trophy – The NBA championship trophy, which Joe Kleine, Glenn Robinson, and Scott Brooks have held claim to, among others.


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