Kobe Bryant scored 36 points and forced overtime on a tying 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left in regulation, and the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped to hand the Sacramento Kings a 116-108 loss Wednesday night in what might have been the last game ever in this rivalry.
A few weeks ago, we noted that Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson is opposed to the idea of the Sacramento Kings moving to Anaheim to join the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers in Southern California.
It appears that Lakers’ head coach Phil Jackson, 65, means it when he says that this will be the last season of his illustrious coaching career. So the question remains: who will fill the shoes of the coach with more championship rings than fingers?
The Los Angeles Lakers may be able to clinch another Pacific Division crown Friday night. Of course, that’s not too meaningful to the two-time defending NBA champions.
Even though the Los Angels Dodgers aren’t for sale, Phil Jackson was asked about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban making a run at the Dodgers.
Phil Jackson and Mark Cuban just can’t help themselves.
So which is it? Is Phil Jackson so successful because of his ability to run the triangle offense, a complicated but brilliant system which facilitates ball movement and spacing like few systems when executed successfully?
Phil Jackson: Ron Artest: Andrew Bynum: Lamar Odom:
The Lakers hit the All-Star break broken.
Andrew Bynum was asked if trade rumors motivated him to play a big game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night and Pau Gasol calls it the biggest win of the season.
Paul Pierce scored 32 points, Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 13 rebounds with a large bandage over a cut on his head, and the Boston Celtics won their NBA finals rematch with the Lakers on Sunday, overcoming Kobe Bryant’s 41 points in a 109-96 victory.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson has reiterated this will be his last season working the sideline.
Good news, LeBron James: Phil Jackson’s significant other totally co-signs your thoughts on contraction!
Even with Monta Ellis in the lineup, Golden State has been unable to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in almost three years. Without its star, pulling off that elusive victory becomes an even bigger challenge against the two-time defending NBA champions.
It’s been an odd up and down season for the Lakers this year. They started 8-0, looked rightfully invincible and that was before all their pieces were together.