Sasha Vujacic would welcome a comparision to Kobe Bryant, though Phil Jackson’s view of Vujacic’s current state won’t make “The Machine” hum with happiness. I asked Jackson tonight if there’s a similarity between Vujacic’s hunger for shots and scoring and some of those things Kobe Bryant dealt with earlier in his career as he longed to expand his individual offense. Jackson answered that the desire to score is there for both, but “Kobe had a similar mindset as far as ‘I’m too good to be held down. … I can score on this guy. Just give me an opportunity.’ Sasha’s more about ‘I need a shot.’”
You know, I had never even heard of Sasha Vujacic until the playoffs last year. I am told he played against the Celtics in the 12/30/07 game at Staples. But neither my friends nor I (we all watched the game together) remember the guy.
Our judgment may have been impaired by a couple of beers. Well, make that a couple eight nine beers. So I think we failed to distinguish him from the other Euro three-point shooter.
You know, Vlads Radmonowhatsit.
Oh well, good thing I didn't spend too much time worrying about him. Sounds like he's in the dog house again.