Player of the Weak: Eddie Jones
There are some NBA players that have the ability to hang-on and stay in the league a little longer than you would expect, much like Eddie Jones. In his prime, Jones was an effective swing man who averaged double digits in scoring. In fact, from 1998 until 2003, his scoring average was a healthy 18.1 points a game. Now that he’s on the down-swing of his NBA career, Jones finds himself with the Dallas Mavericks, providing Avery Johnson’s bench an experienced veteran who can help younger players transition to the NBA way of doing things.
Just as long as they don’t follow the example he sets in the upcoming video.
Before I proceed with the award, I remember seeing this on ESPN last week, but it completely slipped my mind. However, thanks to FanHouse, my memory was refreshed. What you are about to see is one of the greatest inbounds passes ever to take place in a basketball game, provided you were playing or rooting for the team opposing the Dallas Mavericks. I’m not exactly sure what Jones was seeing in the clip, but whatever it was, it was wrong.
Wow. Just wow. Congratulations, Eddie. You are this week’s Player of the Weak, an award you certainly deserve after making that pass. Jones’ pass is so bad, it may just find itself on an all-time NBA bloopers reel.