Al Jefferson Makes Emphatic Statement in Charlotte Bobcats' Win vs. Los Angeles Lakers

By danielcarney
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Al Jefferson strikes again! The center once again is proving the entire NBA world wrong with his immense skill to change the entire course of the game. Let me tell you, he changed the game Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Big Al went off for 40 points and 18 boards in the Charlotte Bobcats’ 110-100 win over L.A.

Without Kemba Walker (hoping to return in a matter of days) we are starting to see the true Jefferson Charlotte has always wanted. That is not taking away from the duo’s success together; instead it’s claiming they will be stronger than ever when Kemba returns. With the confidence level and fan support Al has received in the past month it would be a fallacy to say he won’t dominate with Walker just like before.

The star center has been absolutely phenomenal in his past 10 ball games, putting up averages of 28 points a game and just above 12 rebounds. He has also shot a standout 56.8 percent from the field. His ability to consistently hit the mid range jumper and feel confident once again moving in the post — he struggled in the beginning of season with ankle injury — has truly done the trick.

The incredible run has driven many Charlotte fans and basketball fans alike to bring up the exact words “All-Star snub.” As most of us know, Jefferson was one of the players who got “snubbed” out of the 2014 All-Star game roster. You can make a case for Al being a member of the team, but right now nothing can change that.

He is just going to keep going out there to prove the doubters wrong and help Charlotte reach the playoffs for the second time in team history. If you think Roy Hibbert (selected to the All-Star team) has been playing better ball than Jefferson something is truly wrong with your basketball knowledge.

The Bobcats’ next game is Saturday night at 9 p.m. (ET) vs. Goran Dragic and the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center.

Daniel Carney covers the Charlotte Bobcats for You can follow him on Twitter @dan_jcarney, subscribe to him on YouTube where he talks sports, and add him on Google+.

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