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Smush Parker was one of my favorite NBA players. Not because he was a good player or because he was cool, but because he was clearly the worst NBA starter in the league. I was always rooting for him to succeed just because of how bad of a player he was.
Smush made bad decisions on the floor, couldn't shoot and was an average (at best) defender. Before the Lakers got Smush Parker he never averaged more than 10 minutes per game. The Lakers immediately started playing him 33 minutes per game and then all of a sudden his 11 points per game seemed decent. These stats however were completely inflated by being on the court with Kobe.
Smush would benefit from double teams and get wide open looks from three point land, but he only shot 37 percent from behind the arc during his Lakers career. Not that bad, but these looks were literally wide open.
Bryant surely does not miss Smush Parker...who is now playing basketball overseas during the prime of his career.