Last Saturday night in Milwaukee, the Orlando Magic were slogging their way through their fourth game in six nights, trailing the Bucks by six at the half, when a fan hollered out, Hey Richardson, youre washed up!
The object of the fans ridicule was Jason Richardson, Orlandos 31-year-old shooting guard, who at the time, had scored all of 3 points. Sparked by the taunt, Richardson proceeded to dump in 28 second half points, including a barrage of eight 3-pointers, on the Bucks, leading the Magic to a come-from-behind victory.
You can call Richardson whatever you like. Just dont call him washed up.
After a slow start, precipitated by a sore left knee, J-Rich is back to playing basketball the way hes been playing it for the past 10 years. In February, the Magics starting 2-guard is averaging a healthy 17.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Hes shooting 49 percent from the field and a whopping 55 percent from beyond the arc.
About the same time Richardsons game began to return to f...