NBA

Here’s What To Make Of The New York Knicks Hiring Derek Fisher As Their New Head Coach

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There's a new head coach in town and he's one of Phil Jackson's homies.

Kobe Byrant

Kobe Bryant Knows No One Wants To Play With Him

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The world's most famous active Laker speaks his mind.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Phil Jackson Explains The Reasoning For His Kendrick Lamar Tweet

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/phil-jackson">Phil Jackson</a> was, is and always will be one of greatest people to ever walk the face of the Earth.

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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.

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On Phil Jackson, Carlton Banks & Never Trusting “The Wink & The Gun”

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For the most part, remaining quiet on the whole Phil Jackson/Lakers saga has been my M.

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.

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Kobe Bryant Talks Retirement, The Rape Case, Shaq & Phil Jackson

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The warm summer sun and Olympic scrimmages must do wonders for the always tense beast that is Kobe Bryant.

BARRY BONDS

10 Examples Of Karma Biting Teams In The A**

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You don’t have to be a praying man to believe that what goes around comes around.

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.

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Dennis Rodman Joins NBA Greats In The Hall Of Fame

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Dennis Rodman, basketball's most famous Bad Boy and flamboyant Bull, entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night as probably the most recognizable member of the Class of 2011 inductees.

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When Bill Simmons Met Phil Jackson

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=191813"> I grew up with Phil Jackson. Hell, both my mother and grandma love the guy simply because "he's always so cool." The Zen Master commanded the sidelines, winning 11 of the past 20 NBA championships and leaves the game as a living legend. And his prolific, previous success is the reason why the Lakers Game 4 backyard ass whooping felt so much like the end of an era. The incomparable - and diehard Boston Celtics loyalist - <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/bill-simmons">Bill Simmons</a> caught up with the man who has more rings than fingers to discuss why Father Time eventually put the cap on a historic career and why we have all seen the last of Phil Jackson roaming a sideline.

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.

2011 NBA Playoffs

What’s Next For The Los Angeles Lakers?

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The end is always ugly, but rarely has a team heard the death knell in such a complete fashion as the Lakers did this past week.

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.


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