Moves that a coach starts making after the All-Star break should have an eye toward his team in the playoffs â€” and Phil Jackson has long been a master of that. His teams always seem to peak at the right time. That says a lot about the fact Shammond Williams and Aaron McKie are getting […]
Archives for February 2007
Please talk amongst yourselves on this one, due to a minor family emergency I haven’t gotten a post together. Sorry. I hope to have something up later on Tuesday. And I take back all my Shammond jokes from earlier in the season.
What Iâ€™m rooting for today. Flags of Our Fathers to win the Oscar for best sound mixing (my brother-in-law is nominated). The Tao of Shammond. There wasnâ€™t just a Shammond sighting against the Celtics, he was the first guard off the bench. Followed by McKie. I see a couple of things here. First is a […]
I think Iâ€™m the only person in the world pumped for this game. The slumping Lakers and the season-long-slumping Celtics get together for a game so uninspiring Red Auerbach wouldnâ€™t watch it. But I will â€” from really amazing seats just a couple rows off the court. Itâ€™s a birthday gift from my thoughtful wife. […]
It doesnâ€™t look like any trades are coming today (if that changes there will be updates), but when the Lakers sit down in the off-season too address changes, personnel moves need to be made with defense in mind. Last season perimeter defense was a problem so we brought in Radmanovic. It canâ€™t be that way […]
Ah, a game to watch while you think about ways to make Rod Thorn think Kwame Brown is really Andrew Bynum…. Radmanovic pretends to be a Dodger. Pitchers and catchers are reporting, arenâ€™t they the ones supposed to be screwing up their shoulders right now? Radmanâ€™s injury sucks for him, but is it really a […]
After a week of Jason Kidd to the Lakers rumors that refuse to die (and weâ€™ve had a good discussion about the rumors and options in the comments, youâ€™re missing a lot of this site if you donâ€™t read them), the latest details seem to have circled back to we said weeks ago, before any […]
A legend who had his fingertips and fingerprints involved in the launching of two of the NBAâ€™s proudest traditions. A Trojan, a Dodger, a Celtic, and a Laker. A man who can say he coached in the philosophy of Auerbach, under the ownership of Steinbrenner, and as the mentor to Riley. Bill Sharmanâ€™s career began […]
Just providing a place to talk All-Star weekend stuff. I’ll start it off with a few thoughts: 1) I would have given the dunk contest to Howard, although Green was impressive. 2) I thought Kobe could pass? 3) I didn’t catch much of the Rookie/Sophomore game. How did Farmar look?
Did the Cavaliers take a shot outside of five feet last night? This team is, officially, the worst defensive team Phil Jackson has ever coached â€” and Rob has the proof: Currently this Laker team IS the worst defensive team Phil has ever coached. Their defensive rating (points per 100 possessions) is 109.5 which ranks […]