Lakers' Jackson already in foul mood

Lakers' Jackson already in foul mood

There are 8 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Apr 13, 2010, titled Lakers' Jackson already in foul mood. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

The playoffs don't begin until Sunday, but Lakers coach Phil Jackson wasted no time Tuesday night lobbying for favorable officiating in Game 1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center.

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jlb

Philomath, OR

#1 Apr 14, 2010
You run a marathon for the season and sprint in the playoffs. Ok, saving energy is great. But when the Lakers run off 7 or 8 seconds before even beginning a play, that might be considered overconfidence or maybe laziness. When a Laker on fast break has to wait for the other four Lakers to come across the half court line, it could be sizing up the defense before atttacking or maybe it is something else. Sometimes, the Lakers look like they do not know how to run a fast break offence because no one is under the basket to get a rebound anyway. I pull out my tapes of Magic and watch Showtime, and when I get angry and yell at the team to hurry up, guess what happens. In the timeout Phil tells them to slow down and play smart. Go figure. He is the boss and no one on the team is listening to me. I cannot figure out my team this year, and neither can anyone else. The Lakers look unbeatable and then leave me scratching my head. You dance with who brought you and the Lakers have won the West. I have no idea what to expect. They could dominate everyone or get bumped early. Good luck Lakers. I kind of like being a little nervous, everybody that has to play the Lakers is a little nervous too!
waldobinney

Santa Ana, CA

#2 Apr 14, 2010
why is Jacksons 'foul mood' news???
Renato la Puente

Covina, CA

#3 Apr 14, 2010
Jackson is full of envy, K. Durant is a player that has surpassed Kobe, this young athete is raising his stocks and Kobe is down the hill,; Durant get more call because he attacks the basket more than any Laker player, Kobe use to get those calls when he was a young player.
If the lakers play in the play-offs the way they are playing right now, it will be an early exit team.
Let's go fishing!!
Mamba

Bronx, NY

#4 Apr 14, 2010
Just want to remind u ^^....that Kobe is hurt...remember the beggining of the season..he was running away with the MVP untill that finger issue..so ummm yea lets see Durant get a ring this year!
MannyLocs

United States

#5 Apr 14, 2010
yah I've sent emails to the NBA through NBA.com about officiating with the lakers. it has been horrible for the last 4 to 5 years. It just shows that the lakers are the most hated team in the NBA. My grndmother sees the call better than those officials
eddie

Conroe, TX

#7 Apr 15, 2010
Bynum must train be ready for the playoff to be aggressive with toughness as a physical center. Upgrade your capability during the playoff helping the teammate in the middle dominant against all opponent. Show the whole world Lakers still the dominant team and a Champion ..Go lakers...
windmill

Hesperia, CA

#8 Apr 16, 2010
it seems phill knows the lakers dont want to win no defense whos in charge of defense this team has no respect what the real lakers are .they will get knocked out of the playoffs probably by the thunder they won it once and they are older no defense get players liek portland and oklahoma who care and lay defense we cant even hold a lead time for achange they have the money we know that well lets see what happens.
windmill

Hesperia, CA

#9 Apr 16, 2010
jlb wrote:
You run a marathon for the season and sprint in the playoffs. Ok, saving energy is great. But when the Lakers run off 7 or 8 seconds before even beginning a play, that might be considered overconfidence or maybe laziness. When a Laker on fast break has to wait for the other four Lakers to come across the half court line, it could be sizing up the defense before atttacking or maybe it is something else. Sometimes, the Lakers look like they do not know how to run a fast break offence because no one is under the basket to get a rebound anyway. I pull out my tapes of Magic and watch Showtime, and when I get angry and yell at the team to hurry up, guess what happens. In the timeout Phil tells them to slow down and play smart. Go figure. He is the boss and no one on the team is listening to me. I cannot figure out my team this year, and neither can anyone else. The Lakers look unbeatable and then leave me scratching my head. You dance with who brought you and the Lakers have won the West. I have no idea what to expect. They could dominate everyone or get bumped early. Good luck Lakers. I kind of like being a little nervous, everybody that has to play the Lakers is a little nervous too!
you hit right on the money

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