No, it's not breaking news worthy, nor is it even article worthy, but I thought I'd give a shout out to Smush Parker. Since entering the NBA, Smush has played with:
Cleveland - 66 games (2002-2003)
Detroit - A whopping 11 games (2004-2005)
Phoenix - A mind-blowing 5 games (2004-2005)
Lakers - During the "dark times" playing 82 games both seasons. That just goes to show you how desperate the Lakers were during that time frame (2005-06, 2006-07).
Miami Heat - Nine games during their dominating 15 win season (2007-08)
Clippers - 19 games during the Clippers' 23 win season (2007-08)
He's played the equivalent of three full NBA seasons in the the six he's been around, boasting an impressive NBA career stat sheet of: 9.0 ppg, 1.2 spg, 2.9 apg, 70 percent free throw percentage, 34 percent three-point percentage, 42 percent field goal percentage, 25.8 minutes per game.
We all remember Smush dissing Kobe.
People who follow the Lakers remember this special guy. He helped the Lakers to an impressive 45-win season (2005-06) and a remarkable 42-win season (2006-07).
I still can't believe the Miami Heat gave this guy $2.2 million one year, and $1.6 million the following season. I still laugh about that to this day.
Parker hasn't played ball in the USA since the 2007-08 season. Since his great departure, he has taken his "talents" to China, playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, for the Guandong Southern Tigers Hongyuan. He has taken them to new heights, helping them win back to back titles!
Rumor has it though, he wants to come back to play top-level ball in the NBA.
I wonder if any teams will be looking to acquire Parker for his services? Maybe Cleveland will take him back! They are short a guard after dropping Delonte West.
Smush Parker, you have officially had your 15 minutes of fame on B/R.
Good luck on your awaited return to the NBA, where the world's elite play.
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