Lakers Examiner: Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson is at it again.

Never afraid to go to the media with criticism of his team, Jackson recently had this to say about fan favorite and everyone’s favorite flopper, Sasha Vujacic:

We just had to come to the conclusion that Sasha’s just an emotional player that plays by the seat of his pants, and that’s about it. He just doesn’t have a brain.

He’s just out there whacking away and working really hard. He’s not using his head out there at times. We’re working with him, hoping that he will.

Ouch!

Just think, at the beginning of the season I said that Vladimir Radmanovic was the one who needed a brain! Guess I was wrong.

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  • lakerschamps09

    rofl on vlad… “we’re forced to use em” lol hahahahahhaahahhah wow… and sasha is sasha watever he plays at times he juss needs to shoot less…. but wow this is gonna hurt them alot.. they are feelin emotionally hurt i dont care wat they say they both know that those comments hurts them…. but maybe they will use it to start playin alot better or jus cave in….

  • Razor Ramon

    OLD

  • Paul

    Someone elaborate on what Phil meant on Sasha, I don’t understand it :l.

  • sega

    I think PJ is doing the right thing publicly bashing players. Look at Bynum, he has almost no enthusiasm anymore and doesn’t have same energy on O and D.

    I think if you’re gonna criticize, you tell them to their face like a man.

  • stdecker

    i just have to say i cant stand sasha. for some reason laker fans seem to think he can shoot. he gets labeled a shooter for some reason but he has the worst shooting pct on the team. farmar, ariza, and fisher all have better field goal pct. Not to mention ofcouse all the big guys do too. His field goal pct is 37% (that horrible for a shooting guard). I’m just trying to point this out because the last time i tried to rip on him on here people tried to defend him. i mean are you watching the games. i think some people only see the occaisonal three he makes. but for everyone of those he misses four more. Thats just his crappy shooting. he gets burned on defense constantly or just makes bonehead plays that cost us. he complains to the refs all the time like his name isn’t sasha vujacic. anyway hopefully some fans see what i see and agree.( let me add that it is hard to hate anyone in a laker uniform, but he is one of the few(greg kite anyone) that i have to say i wish was on a different team) So anyway those that like sasha are probally the same ones rooting for phil to put in Sun Yue.
    sasha fg% 37.7 3pt% 35.0
    farmar fg% 40.5 3pt% 35.0
    fisher fg% 41.4 3pt% 44.6
    walton fg% 37.9 3pt% 25.0
    kobe fg% 48.4 3pt% 36.4
    lamar fg% 46.4 3pt% 37.1
    vlad fg% 42.7 3pt% 43.7
    gasol fg% 56.3 3pt% 50.0
    bynum fg% 53.8 3pt% 0.0
    powell fg% 53.7 3pt% 0.0
    now can we please stop calling sasha a shooter, thats all he does is shoot- he certainly doesnt make any!

  • Smush Walton

    Sasha has been a big disappointment – just too inconsistent. He plays with energy, but unfortunately he makes a lot of mental mistakes.

    As for Vlad, I think he’s a lost cause. No energy – no passion. He has his chance but he is just not producing.

  • Smush Walton

    I’ll give Sasha credit. At least on the last play of the Pacer game he did a great job denying Dunleavy the ball so Foster had no where to go. We need more of that.

  • Smush Walton

    Sasha is not the only one “without a brain” out there. Vlad is right there too.

    And how can we forget about Lamar. He’s got to be one of the dumbest players in the league. This is his 10th year and he’s still making the same DUMB charge fouls. Just can’t learn to use that right hand. Hopeless!

  • jason

    i’m not worried about their shooting cause quite frankly we have absolutely 0 problems scoring points..i’m worried about thier defense and sashas a decent defender..at least when hes not gettin silly fouls called on him..but radman is just lost 99 percent of the time on defense.

  • T-Dub

    How many times does it need to be said. These WEAK A_S_S Europeans can’t play with these strong physical, athletic hood boys! We will get spanked in the finals again…if we get even get there…depending on these weak, soft, non-athletic white boys!!!!

  • kwame4mvp

    hes a male gigalo. haha mbenga…. tacoooosss

  • Ballin ’09

    Sasha and Vlad…inconsitent SHOOTERS. They can’t even play their roles…sad. Sasha wants to be “that guy” so badly that he looks for his shot first instead of the best shot. He doesn’t even have an inside game so he CAN’T be that guy. It’s annoying. No doubt he’s emotional. He wines like a bitch on everyplay like he’s never commited a foul in his life. The refs don’t respect him and it’s so obvious. Him and Vlad get frustrated because because they both can’t D-up worth $_hit, and get beat that’s why they both get into stardowns and verbal altercations….This week: Sasha w/ Chris Paul and Vlad w/ Greg Foster…is that his name. Yeah your bad Vlad. LMAO. Classless. These guys are letting their panties show and looking like idiots out there. Someone else said it…Vlad is hopeless. HE couldn’t learn to play defense if he escaped from the Matrix and Morpheous injected him full of it… Sasha needs to humble out and learn that trying to pad his stats may have got him more playing time, BUT he’s no Kobe Bryant…or even Trevor Ariza. These “stupid” mistakes now if not corrected can cost us BIG games in April, May, June…He’d my warning folks…

  • gugy

    If feels like every time Lakers players get and extension and bigger contract them stop playing hard.
    Sasha
    Vlad
    Luke
    Bynum

    What’s the matter with these guys? I commend PJ for bashing them. But of lazy asses.

  • Dylan Pedgulan

    Sasha and Bynum need to step it up, especially Bynum. His contract showed him replacing Odom as a part of our Kobe/Pau core. His future play will determine whether or not that was a mistake.

    Vladimir is a guy that’s got to go. Great shooter. Length. Versatility. TOO INCONSISTENT. He’s a guy that Nelly or D’Antoni would love to have, so maybe we could get a guy like Stephen Jackson for Vladimir. GS might make that deal for the cap difference. Doubtful, but there’s hope. SJ is a great defender at the three also.

  • Dylan Pedgulan

    I was referring to Stephen’s SF defense in San Antonio. . .not the non-existent half-hearted GS defense.

  • dub824

    i’ve been tellin everybody sashas an idiot, and people said im not a fan if i dont like him. now phil says hes an idiot and people agree

  • pancho

    Phil’s strokin the fire,,I love it….

  • YellowPurpleFever

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    Amen to that!!

  • AARONtheLAKERfan

    I gotta agree with phil here. Sasha seems to think he’s a superstar and deserves to get the shot on every possession. He’s a streaky shooter. Superstars, like Kobe, are consistant with there shot. Sasha will never be anything more than a role player and the sooner he realizes that the better off the Lakers will be. There is a method to Phil’s madness, and this comment is meant to light a fire under “the machine” and maybe he’ll start shooting a better percentage, or just stop shooting all together. He needs to focus on his defencse more if you ask me. Sasha’s D has been horrible so far this year and if he wants to see more PT he needs to step it up.

  • mm23lit

    I agree with STDECKER … sasha very inconsistent shooter… also take in to account, when he’s on the floor, defenders are sagging off him to guard better players, so nobody on the team is getting more open shoots than him, so for him to have the worst shooting percentage is a sin. Also, take in to account he can’t play D. He’s extremely slow left to right and ends up grabbing and swining at players running by him most the time. Do I need to bring up the finals last years and what happen. Also, we are lucky Ginobli was injured with bad ankles during the western conference finals or Sasha’s poor defense and slow footeness could have been exposed sooner. The guy is slow, can’t defend and misses too many wide open shoots for a supposed shooter. He needs to be replaced.

  • lkerfaker

    fak u maer faker Vlad an Sasha best player in Lakers Fakers

  • lkerfaker

    mader faker ariza trevor 1 of 5 he is the best faker shuter, mder fker. Vlad invented basketbol for stupid ariza fakiza
    Vlad needs to be fed 20 – 25 shats. thats how europe plays forward. he is in the center of the game. small forward is the number one shuter in FIBA. everybodey serves him, the best shuter. 10 shots of 30 kobe bobe. if no gasol tropa laker faker
    no talk about stupid wolton won-ton soup. that guy wouldnt play in any lige in europe

  • lkerfaker

    fak uall mader fking laker fakers mader fakers

  • lkerfaker

    who is jkson mader faking wonton soup walton? who iz that mader faker?
    jakson out radman in. pay radman 30 mil dolars to come back and fak wonton soup dady walton fak. fak al of you into the mouth mader faking imbeciles
    you basketbol? you dik mader fakers you dik sak dik

  • lkerfaker

    luke wonton soup wolton? are u krejzi? are u imbeciles? to give up RADMAN for imbecale won-ton soup dady walton. for fakin crazy odom???

    RADMAN INVENTED BASKETBALL FOR ALL THESE MADER FAKERS. IN PLEJOF U GOING DOWN IMBECILES. U BEST MY ASS IMBECILIES. IN PLEYOF U GO DOWN DEEP SHIT DOWN. RADMAN IS PLEYOF BASKETBAL PLEYER. pay radman 30 mil to com back

  • lkerfaker

    Luk won-ton soup Odom Kondom

    helo, helo? its lkerfaker.

    WHAT DID I TELL U U MORONS??? U WILL ME???? U WILL ME??
    RADMAN INVENTED BASKETBOL FOR ALL YO MADER FAKERS IN LA. U ARE IDIOTS I CLAIM.

    THE GUILTY ONE: JACKSON AKA IDIOT. HE SHOULD PAY 30MIL FROM HIS POCKET AND SAK DIK TO RADMAN SO RADMAN WILL COME BACK

  • lkerfaker

    DJES DZEKSONE JEBEM TI MATER U KURAC POSRED CHELA

  • lkerfaker

    Luk won-ton soup Odom Kondom

    helo, helo? its lkerfaker.

    WHO IS THE MADER FAKING WON-TON SOUP DADDY WALTON???

    WHO IS THAT MADER FAKER?

    WHO IS ODOM CONDOM???

    WHO IS THAT MADER FAKER

    WHO IS JAKSON???

    WHO IS THAT MADER FAKER.

    THIS IS LKERFAKER. I KNOW BASKERBOL. U GO DOWN IN PLEYOF. IMBECILE JAKSON. RADMAN BETER THAN WON-TON AND CONDOM TOGETHER. RADMAN PLEOF PLEYER. MADER FAKING JECKSON GUILTY LKERS LOOSE PLEOFF BIG TIME

  • lkerfaker

    helo it is lkerfaker

    who the fak is trevor arkiza faked izbliza (from close)???

    who the fak is lamar odom my fevorit kondom????

    who the fak is luk soup daddy won-ton
    ????

    who the fak set jeckson the i m becile??? who the fak give money to jeckson???? jeckson got money from daddy won-ton

    RADMAN IS IMRESARIO FOR AL OF U MANIACS!! I M P R E S S A R I O

    RADMAN THE PLEYOFF PLEYER OF BASKET BALL. RADMAN IS GOLD PLEYER

    FAK JECKSON
    FAK DADDY WON-TON
    FAK SILKU ODOM KONDOM’
    FAK TREVOR ARIZA FAKED IZBLIZA

  • lkerfaker

    helo it is lkerfaker again

    who the fak is trevor arkiza faked izbliza (from close)???

    who the fak is lamar odom my fevorit kondom????

    who the fak is luk soup daddy won-ton

    WHAT DID I TELL U MADER FAKERS???
    ????

    who the fak set jeckson the i m becile??? who the fak give money to jeckson???? jeckson got money from daddy won-ton

    RADMAN IS IMPRESARIO FOR AL OF U MANIACS!! I M P R E S S A R I O

    RADMAN THE PLEYOFF PLEYER OF BASKET BALL. RADMAN IS GOLD PLEYER

    REPEAT: RADMAN PLEYOF MATERIAL. RADMAN PLEYOF MATERIAL. RADMAN PLEYOF MATERIAL. U MADER FAKING MANIACS U WULDNT LOOS IF RADMAN PLAYED. U FAKS!

    FAK JECKSON
    FAK DADDY WON-TON
    FAK SILKU ODOM KONDOM’
    FAK TREVOR ARIZA FAKED IZBLIZA