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LOS ANGELES Plenty of teams would envy them this.
Plenty of good teams.
Plenty of teams that made it past the first round of the playoffs this spring, even.
This, of course, being Chris Paul and Dwight Howard and the Clippers and Lakers waiting games, respectively.
Dont get me wrong, having the best chance to sign Paul and Howard is hardly a bad thing for the two Los Angeles NBA franchises. Its just complicated, and perhaps not unequivocally good.
It certainly wont be easy.
Remember a few weeks ago, when it was all Paul and Howard and contracts, all max money and championships and recruiting these high-priced, high-reward teammates? Remember that? It hasnt been so long, but the talk has quieted silenced, actually. Its hardly a surprise, though, not after both players expressed a desire to take their time and weigh their options.
Its funny, the way this works. The Lakers and the Clippers were in the playoffs, and thus in the spotlight, and so the talk of bringing back their...
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In an upcoming memoir, legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson compares the games of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Which player does the Zen Master favor?
Looks like Phil Jackson won’t be back to coach the Los Angeles Lakers any time too soon. In his new memoir “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success” that will be out next Tuesday, Jackson finally compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as players. Jackson clearly favors MJ over Kobe. Jackson has won 11 championship rings as a coach — six with the Chicago Bulls and five with the...
In a new book, Phil Jackson writes that charges of a sexual assault committed by Kobe Bryant in 2003 impacted their relationship.
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In his upcoming book, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success", legendary coach Phil Jackson compared the careers of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
"Michael was more charismatic and gregarious than Kobe," Jackson writes. "He loved hanging out with his teammates and security guards, playing cards, smoking cigars, and joking around.
"Kobe is different....
The one man who is actually qualified to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant has finally done so.
Phil Jackson, who coached Jordan to six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and Bryant to five with the Los Angeles Lakers, is finally giving more than an offhand comment about what separates the two stars.
And, like many others, Jackson seems to be going with Jordan as the runaway...
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Even so, just about everybody agrees that Vinny Del Negro is not a very good coach. Even as the Clippers were compiling a franchise-record 56 wins this season, few people were all that impressed with a predictable...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Season Review and Awards
By Brandon Hartman: Hoopstuff Senior Writer
Record: 45-37- 7th in the West
Review: After the great “deal or no deal” trade drama following the Chris Paul fiasco, the Lakers were finally able to land that great star they were looking for, in Dwight Howard. The franchise’s great expectations were revived once again, as Superman arrived...
Things were going to change this season for the Magic. It did not take a genius to figure that out with Stan Van Gundy departing as head coach and Dwight Howard departing as the team's star.
In the five years those two were together the strategy for the Magic was simple. Either dump the ball into Dwight Howard to get a dunk or easy basket or have him collapse the defense...