Jackson leaving on low note as Lakers swept away (9:42 a.m.)

The fun is over for Phil Jackson and his five kids. They've spent the last 20-plus years treating the NBA playoffs like a private party, according to their dad. Full Story
laterlakers

Chaparral, NM

#1 May 9, 2011
Phil Jackson could only win with teams loaded with superstars...look what happened when he coached Bulls without Jordan...most overrated coach of all time... to his credit he was smart enought to pick the right teams to coach...However, his teams always had poor sportsmanship and whined about everything. How fitting that he was fined for more whining at the end...and 2 of his stars acted like little poor loser babies and got ejected...real classy team..
AUG

Truckee, CA

#2 May 9, 2011
That whole "only won with superstars" bit is a little weak. Every team to win a championship has had superstars, it's pretty much a requirement. That being said, 11 rings speak for themselves.
The D

Flint, MI

#3 May 10, 2011
AUG wrote:
That whole "only won with superstars" bit is a little weak. Every team to win a championship has had superstars, it's pretty much a requirement. That being said, 11 rings speak for themselves.
Actually, it's a very good argument. His 11 rings come from having the greatest player of all time (Jordan), and possibly the greatest player of his generation (Kobe). He couldn't win in Chicago without Jordan. In LA, he had to have Kobe and Shaq in his prime. The last couple were with Kobe and Gasol (who is very underrated). Anyone could've won championships with those teams.

The Pistons had no superstars in 2004. That's rare, admittedly, but it's not a requirement. It just makes it easier.

Jackson is extremely overrated. He may still be a good coach, but he's nowhere near the best.
laterlakers

Chaparral, NM

#4 May 11, 2011
Overrated whining sore loser who is as smug as he is lucky...the behavior of his players in his last game along with his fine for whining once again about the officiating sum up his career and his character perfectly. Of course, being tremendously overpaid and living with the boss's daugher doesn't hurt either.

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#5 May 11, 2011
AUG wrote:
That whole "only won with superstars" bit is a little weak. Every team to win a championship has had superstars, it's pretty much a requirement. That being said, 11 rings speak for themselves.
EXACTLY.
Showtime

Buena Park, CA

#6 May 11, 2011
What coach in the NBA has won multiple championships without superstars? Pretty stupid statement, but I guess when you dislike a guy you will say anything to make him look small.

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#7 May 11, 2011
The D wrote:
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Actually, it's a very good argument. His 11 rings come from having the greatest player of all time (Jordan), and possibly the greatest player of his generation (Kobe). He couldn't win in Chicago without Jordan. In LA, he had to have Kobe and Shaq in his prime. The last couple were with Kobe and Gasol (who is very underrated). Anyone could've won championships with those teams.
The Pistons had no superstars in 2004. That's rare, admittedly, but it's not a requirement. It just makes it easier.
Jackson is extremely overrated. He may still be a good coach, but he's nowhere near the best.
wrong. you have no idea what you're talking about. how coach phil jackson was able coach, mentor & earn the respect of all-time legends with unbelievably massive egos (mj, shaq and kobe) is a 100% miracle. & 3peating not once, not twice but three times, plus a back2back in this modern bball era is astounding no matter who is on your roster.
in other words, respect the greatest or shut the fvck up.
laterlakers

Chaparral, NM

#8 May 16, 2011
so what was the problem this year with the great wannabe Jordan-Kobe and the greatest coach ever?

“That's for being StUpiD!”

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#9 May 19, 2011
laterlakers wrote:
so what was the problem this year with the great wannabe Jordan-Kobe and the greatest coach ever?
the problem is that your a bandwagon jumper spurs lose you jump over to the mavs and back n forth..and you know it! HAHA!
laterlakers

Chaparral, NM

#10 May 20, 2011
what are you talking about? not a Spurs or Mavs fan...actually cheering for the Thunder at this point...answer the question Homer...

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