‘Commits War Crimes on the Court’: Lakers Fans Furious as DeAndre Jordan Continues to Struggle Against Phoenix Suns

Published 12/21/2021, 11:38 PM EST
Dec 19, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers center DeAndre Jordan (10) during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers locking horns with the Phoenix Suns is probably the biggest test for them to understand where they stand. While the Suns are an obvious choice to place your bets on, the Lakers didn’t disappoint too much either in the first half of the game. Despite being riddled with injuries and players entering health and safety protocols, they managed to go head to head against the Suns.

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However, there is still one player who is yet to impress fans and that’s DeAndre Jordan.

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The Phoenix Suns have had both of their star players suffering from injuries. Thankfully with that over and Devin Booker returning, they have a fully healthy roster. On the other hand, the Lakers are having to face every single problem that can possibly exist.

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So, before the game began, it seemed obvious that when a fully healthy purple and the gold team wasn’t efficient, there is no way a depleted one stood any chance against the Suns.

Oct 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) guard Russell Westbrook (0) and center DeAndre Jordan (10) watch game action against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

However, Phoenix didn’t have the best start to the game. The purple and gold outscored them in the first quarter and only trailed by three points in the second. Unfortunately, the Lakers’ inconsistency has been the theme for this season. So, there is no telling how much they will be able to keep up in the second half of the game.

If only they had all of their players playing at full potential, they wouldn’t be in this mess. Almost every superstar in the team has faced heat for their disappointing performances. DeAndre Jordan’s performance so far against the Suns was a new low.

By half-time, he only had one point to contribute and this made fans absolutely furious. Here’s how they reacted on Twitter.

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It seems like the ‘super team’ that everyone assumed they had put together this offseason, is hardly even a team. There is hardly any chemistry and players have failed to step up to their roles.

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Dec 21, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots against the Phoenix Suns during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It is impressive, that the Lakers were able to keep the match close until halftime. However, with a duo like Chris Paul and Devin Booker, and a strong bench, Phoenix is likely to leave their opponents behind in the second half.

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However, if the LA team pulls off a miraculous upset, it would be more than enough to shut all the critics down for a while. Defeating a team that is sitting at the top of the Western Conference will only boost their confidence. Hopefully, it will give them the momentum they need to go up from here. However, the second half awaits. So, let’s wait and watch.

 

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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