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Phil Jackson And The Director Of ‘Bull Durham’ Are Making A Basketball Drama For Showtime

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Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and director Ron Shelton are teaming up to make a series for Showtime about a basketball team and the family that owns it.

BASKETBALL

This Looks Like A Strange AOL Commercial

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<a href="https://twitter.com/PhilJackson11">Phil Jackson joined twitter</a> with a bang, when he Tweeted a bunch of jibberish about his 11 rings and most people were like, “This is going to be a joke about how it’s hard to type with 11 rings on” and sure enough, those people were right.

BASKETBALL

Taiwan Animation’s Take On Mike D’Antoni Is Pretty Perfect

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I considered writing my normal wordy intro paragraph about how Taiwan Animation is the weirdest thing in the world, citing examples from the stories we've covered and wondering how two Taiwanese ladies with 3rd grade computer animation skills could get to the heart of a story better than a nation of aged sports reporters, but I'll let this image do all that for me: Additional highlights, if you aren't already watching, include: - Phil Jackson as the zen, levitating version of The Mandarin from 'Iron Man' - A swinging jazz soundtrack - The Lakers having fruit thrown at them because they're trying to play basketball with walkers (try to figure out which one's supposed to be Steve Nash.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Mike D’Antoni Will Be The Next Lakers Coach To Be Fired

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When news broke on Friday that <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/11/so-long-mike-brown-and-long-live-dwight-howard-coach-killer-jokes">the Los Angeles Lakers had fired Mike Brown just 5 games into the season</a>, the majority of NBA writers and just fans in general said the same thing: “Hello, Mike D’Antoni.

AARON RODGERS

10 Amazing Predictions For This Week In Sports

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Welcome to my day-late weekly predictions that will astound and amaze you, because they're so incredibly tuned into to a psychic frequency that nobody else on this planet could come up with them.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Scott Pollard Thinks Phil Jackson Stinks

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Former guy who played in the NBA Scott Pollard attended a rally in Sacramento this week to support the Kings and create a greater effort to keep them from leaving, and while he was there he chatted with radio host Grant Napear of KHTK about his fondness for Sacramento and his desire to move there, which must be difficult when you're not doing anything and have a lot of time to do things like pack boxes and move.

ATLANTA HAWKS

NBA Round-Up: You Stay Classy, Lakers

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As always, I'll only catch us up on Sunday's action, since nobody needs to know that the Memphis Grizzlies are still the hottest non-Miami team in the NBA Playoffs, and we certainly don't need to point out that Chris Bosh was more like Chris BOOSH against the Boston Celtics in Game 3.

ANNOYING PEOPLE

Nobody Really Likes Stan Van Gundy

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Hot off of David Stern’s remarks about the Orlando Magic’s poor play and his expectations of silence, Stan Van Gundy is being dragged a little further through the proverbial mud today, as a new Sports Illustrated poll of 138 NBA players declares him far and away the most annoying coach in the NBA.

CELEBRITY FANS

The Lakers Empire Is Crumbling

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Things are not going well for the back-to-back NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, as an embarrassing 104-85 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last night has some people believing that the wheels are falling off in Smog City.

DIRTY LIARS

Phil Jackson’s Daughter Is A Liar

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While LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the rest of the free agent class are wooed by horny GMs, three playoff teams have since solidified their coaching concerns.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Phil Jackson Is Retiring… OR IS HE???

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UPDATE: Phil Jackson told <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/news/story?id=5320083">ESPN</a> this afternoon that he is leaning toward retiring now, but has yet to make up his peaceful mind.

BOSTON CELTICS

Ron Ron Thanks His Hood, Psychiatrist, and New Single, Kobe Gets One for the Thumb and Lakers Fans Drink Riot Juice

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Just in case you were <a href="http://warmingglow.uproxx.com/2010/06/abducted-and-forced-to-smoke-pot">abducted and forced to get high</a>, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA finals <a href="http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=300617013">83-79</a>.

ANDREW BYNUM

Dane Cook Is ‘Witty’, LA Fans Break Things, Rondo Loller Skates, and Joe Crawford Is Senile: A WL Game 7 Preview

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Tonight is the Yom Kippur of the NBA season, because at 9 PM EST, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers will play one last game to settle the NBA Championship.

DOC RIVERS

Ron Ron Has Balls, Perkins Needs A New Knee as the Lakers Force Game 7

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Coming into Tuesday night's game, the Boston Celtics were 11-0 when up 3-2 in the NBA Finals.

BIG BABY DAVIS

Doc Rivers Blames It On The Refs

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As the Boston Celtics closed out their Game 2 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, Paul Pierce boldly predicted that the NBA Finals would not return to LA, as he of sparse facial hair implied that Boston would win the next three games at home.

CHICAGO BULLS

Phil Jackson Wants To Stay Put In LA

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Despite being linked to nearly every vacant coaching gig in the NBA, Lakers coach Phil Jackson told Fanhouse in an exclusive interview that he plans to stay with the team he has coached for the past 10 years.

CHICAGO BULLS

Phil Jackson Tells Bulls To Suck It

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Only days after the Chicago Bulls used super ultra secret back alley black market telepathic methods to beg Phil Jackson to return and save the franchise, the Zen Master has declined, telling reporters before last night's Game 5 loss to Phoenix that he will not, under any circumstance, return to coaching the Bulls.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

LeBrews News: Seriously, No Coach K

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have made it clear that they’ll do everything it takes to keep LeBron in the Mistake By the Lake, including firing the deceptively successful Mike Brown, despite open criticism of the front office from other Cavs stars like the tall guy and the one who passes the ball.

ANDREW BYNUM

Phil Smelt It, Bynum’s Brain Dealt It

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If Family Fued were to do a survey on 'Most Common Things Said During the NBA Playoffs,' number one would be "one game at a time.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

PHIL JACKSON MIGHT GO HALFSIES IN 2009-2010

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Lakers head coach Phil Jackson won't make a decision until July on whether he'll return to the bench for the 2009-2010 NBA season.


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