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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

And Michael Jordan Didn't Travel?

Phil Jackson is at it again, casting aspersions on both Shaq and Dwayne Wade, calling into question the former's work ethic and the latter's spin move.

Why is the head coach of an also-ran team casting these aspersions?

Is it because, perhaps, people are questioning whether a) he's that good a coach, b) whether it was his players and not him that made the teams or c) whether he's not even the second-best NBA coach ever, right behind Red Auerbach?

You can't blame these quotes on the omnipresence of the media -- Jackson actually said these things. Sometimes there's such a thing as being too successful, because there's a temptation to start to believe that everything you touch will turn into gold and that everything you say is prophetic. But the math guys will tell you that probability works in funny ways, and that even a guy who has won as many titles as Jackson has can't win all of the time or be right all of the time.

And right now he's not winning with the frequency with which he had become accustomed in Chicago with Michael Jordan and in Los Angeles with Shaq and Kobe.

And he sounds silly, too.

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10:19 AM  
Blogger caliban said...

Jordan Rules didn't just include walking, they meant reaching in too. He committed several hundred fouls without getting called. Man, he cheated like a bastard.

7:02 AM  
Blogger caliban said...

Phil Jackson is a wannabe. He wishes he was Shaq. If Shaq got Jordan rules, he would have been unstoppable, Seriously, travellimg at will. Lebron is getting awaywith the same shit now.

Magic didn't pull this crap. Neither did J.And Larry was the purest great hoopster that ever lived. None of them cheated, Michael did regularly. ASnd you know what, he thought it was alright, because Republicans buy shoes tpp/

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Anonymous Generic Viagra said...

Don't get me wrong, but I don't wanna burst through the topic line; this blog is a constant inspiration, specially when you add this kind of articles regarding the omnipresence of the media and other important things and sorts about the same temptation and aspersions.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Fire Detection said...

I think the same way you think because they are big 'stars' they have to keep they're feet on the ground, also because the young people are watching this and they have to be an example for them

8:09 PM  

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