PHOENIX - It certainly wouldn't be the first NBA All-Star game where a bit of craziness broke out. Whenever the NBA's finest get together in early February, zaniness often is the order of the day.
But on Friday, it was the 63-year-old coach in the corner of the room shaking up the desert sands, as Lakers coach Phil Jackson implied that he wouldn't be averse to seeing Shaquille O'Neal take a final dance in a Lakers uniform one day.
"We know that there's always a chance you'll have an opportunity to have a player like that," Jackson said, a wry smile coming across his face. "I was thinking about Robert Parish coming and playing one season with the Chicago Bulls. Playing a limited role, but being an influence on a team when he's 40 years old.
"So, we always say these old crocodiles, these alligators that patrol the lanes, have a long life span. So it would be great to see (O'Neal) back someday and, you know, coaching him."
Edited by Nissan, February 18, 2009 - 01:49 PM.
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