Monday, October 09, 2006

Nice to See You Again, Al

Al Harrington looks like he did before serving time in Atlanta, but there is a different feel to his game and court presence. I always felt Al would've benefited from playing college ball because he's so intense and emotional that playing in some pressure packed games in loud arenas would've prepared him for the NBA pressure. When he did earn playing time early in his Pacer career his body and mind weren't quite in synch and he'd play a little out of control.

Looking at him now, though, you can tell he's ready for prime time. I think it helps that all of the veterans of the Baby Al era have moved on so there is no one to defer to any longer. He has to step up and his game appears ready to handle the challenge.

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