Pacers’ Al Jefferson says ‘no effort at all’ after fourth straight loss
After their strong start to the season, the Indiana Pacers have recently failed to continue their run of success and have lost seven of their last 10 games, including their current four-game losing streak. While there are different factors that have contributed to their skid, Al Jefferson shared recently what he thinks has caused them to lose this much.
The veteran center called out his teammates for showing no effort at all in trying to win any of their last four games. He also added, via Scott Agnes of Vigilant Sports, that he and his teammates are the ones to blame for it and not their coaching staff.
Al Jefferson: "We got to figure it out, man. We can’t blame the coaches, we can't blame the GM, we can’t blame the fans, we can’t blame nobody. We the ones out there.
“There’s just no effort at all. And that’s something you got to have."
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) January 1, 2018
Jefferson was brought in by the Pacers in the summer of 2016 to provide their young team with a veteran locker room leader, which he has been doing a good job on. His comments also proves that he is not afraid to voice his opinion out and point fingers on who he believes has contributed to their lack of success lately.
The 14-year league veteran is hoping that his strong words will serve as a wake-up call to the rest of the Pacers in order to get back to their winning ways soon. It will also be very interesting to see how they will respond when the team returns to action on Wednesday when they face off against the Milwaukee Bucks.