Shaw-Vujacic dispute on bench

Not too good to hear…

O.C. Register: The good vibe from the Lakers’ impressive last game was long gone by the early fourth quarter Friday night, when the Lakers’ frustration boiled over in a heated exchange on the bench between Sasha Vujacic and assistant coach Brian Shaw.

Shaw was bent over at the waist to lecture a seated Vujacic early in a timeout with the Lakers losing, 80-53, and 9:12 to play against Oklahoma City. Shaw wound up pointing his finger in Vujacic’s face, prompting Vujacic to fire back and point his finger back in Shaw’s face.

Ron Artest quickly moved in an attempt to calm Vujacic down. Jordan Farmar, who had seemed pleased that Shaw was trying to correct Vujacic’s mistakes, wound up stepping in front of Shaw.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson removed Vujacic from the game at that point, even though Vujacic hadn’t played but the first 2:48 of the fourth quarter. Vujacic went and sat alone at the end of the bench most of the rest of the game, although Artest went over soon after in an effort to console him.

  • Marwan Marzina

    I love the way Ron Ron handled the matter. He acted maturely and more importantly acted as a leader in breaking it up and having a talk with Sasha to make sure things are OK. This really puts away those criticisms made early in the season.

    Proof that Ron Ron has changed.

  • http://thelakersnation.com/ Jaime Quintanilla

    Not surprised at all — his gone after this year.

  • Keith

    Ship his @ss out. he time is done with the Lakers so maybe the d league wants you.

  • Real Talk LA

    This scrub of a basketball player should have NEVER been re-signed……he was a no show last year & all of this year. He fooled everybody & got a contract but now they cant even trade his GARBAGE ASS

  • welll

    Cracked after -3:00? Yeah, he's gone

  • thefaze

    Yeah, cuz it was all Sasha fault for the Lakers getting killed at that point in the game, right? Why wasn't Shaw in Kobe's face? Pau's face? Derek's face? or just about every player that had played the first three quarters?

    If you play for three minutes of a game in which you are getting blown out in, and you get yelled at, even though every player that had SUCKED the big one through the first three quarters had gotten nothing verbally, then yeah, I would feel exactly as Sasha felt.

  • Pastorius

    Wahhhh!

  • LAKERBUNNY

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