The five time NBA champion, and former Laker is calling out seemingly ever player not named Kobe Bryant. Justified? Yes. Will Lamar, Ron, and Jordan show up during today’s pivotal Game 5? We’re a few hours from finding out.
LA Times: Ron Harper has called out the Lakers all the way from his home in New Jersey.
Harper specifically called out Ron Artest, Lamar Odom and Jordan Farmar, wondering when they are going to “show up” for the Lakers in the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harper feels as if he still has ties, and allegiance, to the Lakers, with whom he won his last two NBA titles in 2000 and 2001.
He won those rings with Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher and Brian Shaw, now an assistant with the Lakers. Harper won five NBA championships total, all for Coach Phil Jackson, including three in Chicago.
Game 5 is Tuesday and Harper has plenty of questions for the Lakers in a best-of-seven series that’s tied at 2-2.
“Who is going to show up for L.A. in Game 5? They need somebody besides Kobe,” he said. “And I ain’t talking about the offensive end. I’m talking about on defense.”