Since relocating to Charlotte, Big Al has been amassing rave reviews for his high quality production, smooth finishes and ability to improve the painting skills of those around him. Customers have been glowing about his ownership of the paint, which has resulted in the Bobcats winning more games this year than the past two seasons combined. See what some of the others around the NBA are saying about Big Al’s Paint.
“I think everybody needs to question the Eastern Conference voting on why Al Jefferson wasn't on the All-Star team because clearly he is one of the best in the game. He showed it tonight and I have to give him credit."
Frank Vogel, Indiana Pacers head coach – March 5, 2014
“Al Jefferson … no one on the planet can guard him. We tried to double him, single, triple, there’s nothing we could’ve done with him tonight. He was in that type of zone, and that’s the way he’s been playing. It’s so surprising he didn’t make the All-Star team or even an MVP discussion. He’s one of the more underrated players in the game.”
“He’s ridiculously talented, possibly the most skilled scorer at the center position right now.”
“Al is Al, he can score. It’s difficult to explain how he’s doing it, because some of the shots he shoots are unorthodox. He’s got to be one of the toughest, if not the toughest guy to guard in the post. He’s very difficult to get any kind of read on him…He hurts you with his passing now, you have be careful when you send a double team. When he sees the guy coming, he’ll pick you apart.”
“He was great tonight and we just didn’t do a good job on him. When we double-teamed him he found people to pass out to or he reposted, and when we didn’t he shredded us. That’s the story.”
“…Al's pump fakes, which are maybe the best in the league. They're ridiculous. He’s still got that herky-jerky, unbelievably tough game to guard. He gets people off their feet constantly.”
“Al is a tremendous offensive talent. He can score a lot of different ways, he’s a guy you’re not going to stop with one guy and it has to be a team effort. You have to give him different looks and keep him off-balance, rather than letting him figure out what we’re doing.”
“He’s good first of all. He’s been doing this to a lot of people and we tried a little bit of everything. We dug. We tried to play a little bit straight up at first. We tried to double team him. We tried to do different things. You’ve got to give him a lot of credit.”
“He's a bad matchup for the entire league right now. We knew exactly what we was going to do - they ran the same plays they always run - but there's not much you can do to stop him.''
“He’s one of the most effective low-post scorers in the league. He’s really difficult to guard one-on-one, when you try to double him it creates opportunities for other guys and if you don’t he scores it efficiently. There aren’t a lot of guys like Al Jefferson in the league. He’s a game changer.”
“Al Jefferson can score on anybody.”
“He's an All-Star player, a matchup nightmare. We know it takes a total team effort to stop a guy like that.”
“He’s been a load his whole career. He’s really starting to get rhythm at the right time with this team. He’s really established an inside game when they most need it and he’s a guy that can’t be guarding with a single guy, so he allows other guys to get better and that’s what you need. Going into the playoffs, you need a guy that, no matter what play you run, commands attention of at least two-or-more people. Jefferson is that guy and it really makes other guys better.”
“He can really face up and create…They’re a totally different team with a player like him inside. They can rely on him in the fourth quarter and it really opens the game up.”
“He a good player, he’s tough to guard, he’s a big body. We did the best we could on him. He made some tough shots, and got it going early. Once he gets going early it’s tough to shut him down.”
“Professor Al is having perhaps the best all-around season of his career, carrying a heavier burden than ever for a Charlotte offense that dies without him. He’s still holding court on the left block, tricking hopeless fools with Randolphian footwork and the league’s most unfair two-handed pump fake.”
Last night, Jefferson was the best player in the gym. Better than Hibbert (whom he trashed), better than Lance, better than George. He scored 34 points and he’s averaging 26 and (almost) 10 in his last 10 games, and like Joakim Noah, his sheer presence keeps the Bobcats in almost every game they play…Jefferson is one of the most valuable players in the league.