L.A. Times: He claimed that his confidence had not been shaken, even though Jordan Farmar’s body language suggested otherwise. He claimed that he had supported his Lakers teammate Shannon Brown, even though he has taken away minutes from Farmar.
These are not the best of times for Farmar, but he told a horde of reporters after the Lakers’ win Tuesday night over the Utah Jazz that his confidence remains high despite what he has been going through.
“I’m good,” Farmar maintained. “Like I said, it’s not always what you want. It’s not always the way that you want in your mind. I’ve got to do whatever I can to help this team win a championship.”
Farmar had been the Lakers’ primary backup point guard behind starter Derek Fisher even after Brown was acquired along with Adam Morrison from the Charlotte Bobcats Feb. 7 in a trade for Vladimir Radmanovic. But in the last five games, that all changed.
Lakers Coach Phil Jackson has summoned Brown off the bench first.
“Shannon is playing great basketball,” Farmar said. “He’s knocking down shots. He’s playing good D. He’s going to the hole. As long as he keeps playing like that and we keep winning, it’s all good.”