Lakers' Jackson admits call was blown

Lakers' Jackson admits call was blown

There are 10 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jun 10, 2009, titled Lakers' Jackson admits call was blown. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

If they played by the book, the Lakers would have been tied with the Orlando Magic at one victory apiece heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

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We Gave You That One

Orlando, FL

#1 Jun 10, 2009
Hey, we gave you game 2 but your Lakers will have to work for victories from now on. Magic in 7!
Momoney

Voorhees, NJ

#2 Jun 10, 2009
So what about the non-call on Dwight Howard's blatant goaltend of Pau Gasol. Media so fickle... disappointed in this story. The score wouldn't have been tied if the actual goaltend was called. Get your facts straight and stop with the bs drama.
apujac

Austin, TX

#3 Jun 10, 2009
lakers will bounce back thursday...just take one game and win one at home
Knowledge Lassiter

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Jun 10, 2009
Right! the very first play of the game Howard had basket interfernce and the refs did not call it. My question is how often does the league make the refs get physicals and eye exams? Obviously they need a quick eye exam before every game they officiate.
Show Me Dude

Fairfield, CA

#5 Jun 10, 2009
This is a very unthinkable comment from an idiot and a moron. For a while, I did admire this man, but this is the end of the line for me on this ignorant SOB. Why you ask? Dwight Howard's goal tending on Pau's shot was more an obvious goal tending than this one and why then will he make a statement about a non-call that should have stayed a non-call issue? But if you Phil, really have a hard on on this call, why don't you insist on the NBA office to give the game to Orlando, idiot! Go ahead and make a fool of yourself in front of your players, assistant coaches & staff, and the rest of the NBA! Please someonje forward this to Phil Jackson or the Laker main office.
Show Me Dude

Fairfield, CA

#6 Jun 10, 2009
We Gave You That One wrote:
Hey, we gave you game 2 but your Lakers will have to work for victories from now on. Magic in 7!
You must not have been watching the game - you simply lost the game! I have anorther one for you - you will loose the series - how's that? Spread the word in Florida and to your buddy Mickey!
orlandodolphin

Orlando, FL

#7 Jun 10, 2009
dam right! you should be down 2-1. That's ok we have dealt with adversity all playoffs. Looking forward to going and watching you guys fall 2-2 tomorrow night!
Go Lakers

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Jun 10, 2009
It was a very interesting play. Here's my analysis:
1. Whoever set the screen at the top of the key to free Lee (Lewis?) should have been called a foul as he not only was moving he also stuck his leg out.
2. Whoever was guarding Lee (Ariza?) tried to break through the screen and may have held Lee somewhat. The end result of he screen though was Lee was pretty wide open and able to get to the basket.
3. Turkoglu's pass was late. It wasn't the perfect pass people say it was.
4. Because Gasol contested the shot Lee had the go high off the board instead of just laying it in. Gasol definitely affected the shot and in my view was cause for the miss.
5. Gasol touched the net/or rim so that should have been called goal tending. Touching the rim/net be Gasol didn't affect Lee's shot, it missed by a mile because of 3 and 4.
6. Lee didn't choke.

Go Lakers!
Show Me Dude

Fairfield, CA

#9 Jun 10, 2009
Alonzo Mourning was absolutely right when he wondered what Jackson is doing in the bench when Kobe is the one doing all the hard work. Phil lacks the ability to his players with strong speeches like George Karl and Stan Van Gundy does on their time outs to let them know "what time it is!" He does not tell Lamar or Pau to stick with their counterparts wherever they decide to park their asses to wait for the pass that will let them shoot their 3s. Seems like his priority is controlling those two pointers by Howard and the penetrating guards and not so much as those 3s that Howard and Hedu keeps making because Lamar and Pau decides that it is better to discourage Howard than to shut down their perimeter shooting - does this make sense to anyone? Will there ever be a statement from Phil to the players "do not let the perimeter shooters receive or shoot the ball - play them hard, be quick on your feet on rotations and try to anticipate their passing plays, but be very smart - think and try to always be alert or deny a pass, if you can. Remember, we are not in the experimental stage of this game series - we are in the finals and we need to be convinced that you can take your abilities to the next level, and remember - this is a different stage you're on - it's the Chamionship round and you have to play like champions to be champions."
Go Lakers

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Jun 10, 2009
Show Me Dude wrote:
Alonzo Mourning was absolutely right when he wondered what Jackson is doing in the bench when Kobe is the one doing all the hard work. Phil lacks the ability to his players with strong speeches like George Karl and Stan Van Gundy does on their time outs to let them know "what time it is!" He does not tell Lamar or Pau to stick with their counterparts wherever they decide to park their asses to wait for the pass that will let them shoot their 3s. Seems like his priority is controlling those two pointers by Howard and the penetrating guards and not so much as those 3s that Howard and Hedu keeps making because Lamar and Pau decides that it is better to discourage Howard than to shut down their perimeter shooting - does this make sense to anyone? Will there ever be a statement from Phil to the players "do not let the perimeter shooters receive or shoot the ball - play them hard, be quick on your feet on rotations and try to anticipate their passing plays, but be very smart - think and try to always be alert or deny a pass, if you can. Remember, we are not in the experimental stage of this game series - we are in the finals and we need to be convinced that you can take your abilities to the next level, and remember - this is a different stage you're on - it's the Chamionship round and you have to play like champions to be champions."
When Phil speaks (and I'm sure he does), the players listen. He doesn't have to scream and yell like Gundy. That would drive me crazy and I'm surprised the Magic players respond to it.

Phil knows what he's doing and has 9 going on 10 championships to prove it. The Lakers are a veteran club and Kobe is their experienced leader who wants to and knows how to run the show.

The Magic are very good at the inside-outside game. They are very hard to guard on the perimeter--just ask Boston and Cleveland. The Lakers were only down by 5 points at the half despite the Magic's record first half performance. I wouldn't worry--the Magic are not going to shoot the lights out each game.

Go Lakers!

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