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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 10:40 am  |  64 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: Eddie Jones

Another impact player from the ’94 Draft class, Eddie Jones was an integral part of the Lakers from ’94-’99 and then played for the Hornets, Heat, Grizzlies, and Mavs. As the go-to-guy in Charlotte, Jones posted averages of 20.1 pts, 4.8 rbs, 4.2 asts, and 2.7 steals during the ’99-’00 season. He was one of the league’s scrappiest defenders and a 3x NBA All Star. Check out the cameos by Jones and D. Fish below.

-Schneezy

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  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    GREAT week for FOTS! Yesterday, Mark Price. Today, Eddie Jones?! That’s two of my favorite players in the ’90s. Keep it up, Schneezy.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chicodusty55 Relly Rell

    man Eddie Jones was a beast back in his heyday. I patterned my defense around his. Great role model and role player later in his career

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    EDDIE JONES!!!!!! Nice work Schneezy, now we just need Timmy Hardaway, Glen Rice, John Starks…Steve Smith. the list goes on. Great great work…

  • HAMBONE

    e.j = bubba gump.fried shrimp,shrimp soup,shrimp soufle

  • HAMBONE

    shrimp gumbo

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    If Eddie could have had a bit of clutchness about him, he could have potentially been a legend.

  • Saku 39

    0:58 is one of the best in-game dunks ever. He pretty much jumps from the foul line.

  • http://slamonline.com Schneezy

    @ Dacre…. already did John Starks, check out SLAMtv in the media section and go back a few weeks…but one of those dudes is up for tomorrow. stay tuned.

  • Saku 39

    Nevermind…watched it from another angle and it’s closer than I remembered. Still awesome.

  • http://thosefishtacosarethetits.blogspot.com Boston_Blogg3r

    Shaq needs to start shooting free-throws like that. Even if he doesn’t make them, he won’t miss much worse than he does now lol…

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    That pretty much says it, Eboy.

  • ENDS

    Didnt realize he played on a Shaq Wade squad

  • Anon E Mouse

    Eboy @ 10.56 knows… Just that one step away from Greatness. I always thought he was missing that mental toughness to be great but clutchness sums it up too. Nice highlights though.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Eddie was always chopped off the lakers and heat the year before they won their titles.. I wish he had been part of at least one..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Eddie was nice in his time in Miami…one of the ten best Heat players ever. He just never had enough fire to push himself into the upper stratosphere of modern two guards. BTW, his most famous highlight is missing from this reel….1996, in LA, when Mike pump fakes him in the mid post, Eddie takes the fake and flies into the sky, and Mike blows past him for the dunk. That was on every Michael highlight film from his return.

  • http://jayemmbee.blogspot.com Clutch Performer

    haha that commercial is jokes
    Jerry : Get him more of those tacos

  • Ali

    Loved Eddie! Silky smooth at Temple with Coach Chaney, fell into Lakers laps in 94′ Draft at #10, balled out from 96-97 and 97-98 for the Lakers. Hated to see him go and get bounced around the association. Him and Van Excel use to put it down. Wish he could have retired a Laker.

  • The Philosopher

    O.J. Mayo has a little Eddie Jones in him, too.
    Just a little bit.

  • unrel

    EJ was the man.. used to rock is jordan kicks.. jumpman quick (or something like that.. but he was sick.. imagine if he was never traded for glen rice.. and phil came in with his love for big guards.. Kobe and Eddie in the back court?.. woah..

  • http://screwjams.tumblr.com cramzy

    that Shaq, Kobe, Eddie Jones, and Van Exel team was dope. Wish they coulda got a ring with that lineup

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Watching these highlights reminded me of the talent level in the league. Eddie was good, but he wasn’t a “star.” But when you look at the moves he did on the court, against NBA talent, it reminds you of just how great you have to be to be a star.
    It ain’t no walk in the park.

  • The Philosopher

    Oh yes,
    yet another great video.
    I can’t believe that it took me so long to discover SLAM.
    I should have been up here years ago.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    always liked his game.. always love to see players play d with the kind of intensity and hustle that he did it with

  • http://www.slamonline.com jameetrix

    once made a finger roll from the THREE POINT ARC! Believe that!

  • http://shaq_attaq@msn.com kobesBESTfriend

    KB8 basically killed his career by being the 2nd coming of MJ starting in the allstar game but not starting on his own team…now it is his team

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Philosopher.. good comparison but uhmm, i say OJ has a Kobe in him.. not the full swagger but he got pieces to put together. Now if only he could elevate his confidence..

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^J..
    that almost makes sense man.. oj does play alil like kb24.. oj has the potential to be one the top 5 shooting guards in the league next season.. he may not be but he has the potential

  • http://bulls.com airs

    that. was pretty dope

  • unrel

    @kobesbestfriend.. i wouldn’t say kobe killed his career.. it may have ended his laker career.. but you’re crazy to think that he killed his career in general..

  • abester

    @Eboy, I agree with you, and I thought Eddie was dope in his time in LA. Was sad to see him get traded away from the town that used to shout Ed-die, Ed-die whenever he had an alley-oop from Nick Van Exel, or whatever. I hate to admit it, but about the only time I remember him having an end-of-game clutch shot was in Memphis (of all places) when he hit a buzzer beater to beat the Jazz in Salt Lake. Oh I think he also hit a straightaway bank three when he was the Heat’s main guy a year before or during Dwyane’s rook year.

    He was a great player, but never the superstar; he could’ve been a Pippen to someone, but not Wade nor Kobe nor Shaq; guess as much talent as he had, he either wasn’t skilled enough to be THE MAN or a player to get it and make it in the clutch, or his mental toughness was not as stone cold as Bryant’s, Jordan’s, Wade’s, etc.

    But I really miss this guy. It also sucked that, when he was (again) traded by Miami in 2006 mid year, that was then they won the championship. So sad.

  • Overtime

    Eddie! Great pick again Schneezy!
    Jones was big time. That first year of Wade and Shaq wouldnt have been as succesful without Eddie.
    As someone said above, such a shame he was always moved the year before big success

  • The Philosopher

    @J:
    O.J. Mayo actually reminds me more of a young Ron Harper, but you know… maybe a little of both Jones and Harper.
    Kobe sets the standard in today’s game, so, people are going to compare guys to Kobe.

  • Martey

    Aw man He is one of my favorite players ever!! Tremendous in the clutch. Whoever says he wasn’t clutch watches too many highlights and not enough games. And that “mental toughness” comes from the Shaq smear campaign, but we all know how that goes with Shaq. Countless Three pointers in the clutch. Clutch steals, Breakaway dunks, great speed. In LA he was known as Flash Eddie Jones and had the name in Miami until Dwayne Wade came along. Actually I remember Shaq was referring to him one time when he mentionned Flash and the announcer mistook it for Wade, maybe that’s how Wade got the name. Only reason why he was bounced off those teams is because Kobe and Wade were both coming into their own at the time and demanded the starting spot full time. Remember Kobe use to be on the bench behind Eddie. Still him and Nick the Quick in the backcourt!!!

  • Martey

    And he was the leading scorer and best player on the Hornets that year he got traded, for what its worth…can i get some Van Exel or Mookie Blaylock

  • Fat Lever

    Temple University, stand up!

  • Shem

    Eddie Jones is what I expect from Demar DeRozan. He may never be as good of a shooter, but an athletic guard that can finish at the rim and hustles on D. Love Eddie, great work.

  • Shem

    Eddie Jones is what I expect from Demar DeRozan. He may never be as good of a shooter, but an athletic guard that can finish at the rim and hustles on D. Love Eddie, great work.

  • http://Slamonline.com Negativekreep

    Eddie was sick, soo many fans were pissed when he got traded away. The fast breaks were awesome, I remember Chick use to say about he and young Kobe, these guys are gonna be real fun to watch for a long time…sorta like they use to say about KG & Stephon. Oh well. I still got my gold #6 jersey!

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    @ Philo.. yeah, but who else do we compare to kobe.? i’m sure not wade, nor JJ.. eric gordon? no way.. roy? neither.. there aint a lot.. i mean, OJ might be the closest in comparison to a young kobe..

  • http://sfdjklf.com Jukai

    I always thought Eddie Jones could have been better. I don’t really have an explanation of why he WASN’T. He’s like the 90s Michael Redd (but who could play defense)

  • The Philosopher

    @ J:
    Maybe you are right.
    But, I did hear people say DeRozan has/had potential to be on some Vince/Kobe level.
    Time tends to come full circle.
    So, as newer guys enter The League, more and more will start garnering such comparisons, whether accurate or inaccurate.
    Mayo and DeRozan are the beginning.

  • http://twitter.com/queerballs dma

    how many of these videos do we have comments turning this into a kobe/lebron/wade comparison? o.O

  • unrel

    i never thought EJ to be a superstar like some of you may have thought.. he just didn’t have that type of game.. he’s the perfect 3rd guy.. like lamar, or toni kukoc.. never say him as “the man”.. but always saw him as “the man’s man”

  • http://google c_cantrell

    reminds me of when for the longest time every new exceptional wing player was tagged the next mj

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/media/slam-tv/2010/08/for-old-times-sake-eddie-jones/ oinestep

    You should see him now…….all fat on PROES VS JOES

  • JD

    I used to mistake Kobe in his RC year with Eddie Jones,lol

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    Eddie Jones was a beast…loving the Billy Walsh sighting at :19 secs on the Taco Bell commercial. We need a Latrell Sprewell “For Old Time’s Sake”…bald Sprewell was one of the most exciting players of the 90′s.

  • http://slamonline.com Schneezy

    @ Blue…in due time, sir…in due time

  • http://sfdjklf.com Jukai

    When’re we gonna get the underrated all-time great shooting guards? Where’s Glen Rice? Mitch Richmond? Thunder Dan? (I know you’ll put ‘em all up, I’m just getting excited)

  • http://www.slamonline.com JL

    how about some anthony mason and charles oakley?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Great player for LA, before Kobe could no longer come off of the bench, but Eddie was good player who could never just find one team to play with for a while after his LA career.

  • unrel

    @seed.. if he was still around when phil came.. he would have started kobe and EJ together.. i’d rather see those two.. than having g.rice at the 3.. and his wife in front of reporters..

  • http://Www.lkz.cd Darksaber

    EDDIEEEE!!!!! Was so impressed with him,i started copying his style of play. 1st time i ever truly admired a Laker was when he and Van Exel were balling there (okayyy, i enjoyed Earvin and Worthy, but EJ was the shiznit!!). That dribble drive to step back 3 was crazy nice!!

  • http://Www.lkz.cd Darksaber

    Have we had a Timmy Hardaway old school video yet? Cause i luuuuurved me some killer crossover Timmy! (and run TMC for that matter)

  • Shem

    @Jukai: Michael Redd was primarily drafted as a defender. He wasn’t known as a lights out shooter, kind of the reason he slipped to the 2nd round.

  • http://Slamonline.com Negativekreep

    Darksaber: funny you should mention it, The 1st for old times sake was on Timmy and his killa crossover.

  • http://Www.lkz.cd Darksaber

    Cooool, just noticed. Thanks for the info, “kreep”.

  • jones6

    I have been a huge Eddie Jones fan since watching him play tough D on Jordan. I remember the shot agaisnt the jazz since I live in Utah. One of the greatest moments I have ever witnessed since he was in the downhill of his career and was known for not coming up in the clutch.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    hehehe… love the free throw joke. at least shaq can laugh at himself.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Seeing Eddie Jones as the no.6 for the Lakers, in their old school style jersey is just.. weird. He even LOOKS like Kobe (8) did physically as a young gun.

  • pennydunk_1

    What a tandem he was with van excel. Worked as hard as anybody on both ends. It’s a shame the heat won it all without him on the team

  • tavoris

    I think Glen Rice’s wife will get profiled before he does.

  • http://deleted KH10

    EJ was the man, just unlucky to have been traded away from two championship teams, he was a beast on D, similar to PIP flying around swatting shots and ripping dudes.

  • arjae828

    could it be time for a nick the quick fots? or how bout my man allan houston?! that 52 point outburst against the shaq-less lakers should be a fots of its own. happened during the height of the shaq vs. kobe feud. did more to assert shaq as the alpha male on that team than any dominant game he could have had.

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