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#1 BeeZee

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 03:46 PM

Lakers coach Phil Jackson joined the show to discuss the upcoming playoffs.

-- Dan asked Jackson who he would want to start a team with. Jackson said that power players are really the key to the NBA. There are exceptions, like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, but he would take Dwight Howard over James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul if he was starting a team right now.

-- Jackson said the key difference this year from last year is having Andrew Bynum and a healthy Trevor Ariza. Jackson said that Bynum will be limited because he's not fully healthy yet.

-- Jackson said that since the timeouts are longer in the playoffs, the starters can go longer. During the regular season he tries to limit players' minutes. He said Bryant has some miles on his legs and he needs to watch his playing time.

-- Jackson said that Kobe gets overlooked a bit like Michael Jordan did. In 1993, Charles Barkley got the MVP over Jordan. This year, Jackson says that LeBron will likely be the MVP. Jackson does think James has been fantastic this year, and has no problem with him getting the award.

-- Jackson looked around the West and commented on several teams. He said that the Hornets and the Jazz have slid down the standings a bit. Jackson said New Orleans' health issues hurt it defensively. Jackson said that the Mavs and Blazers suddenly are dangerous.

-- Jackson said that he tries to keep abreast of players' lives, so he does keep aware of Twitter and cell phones.


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Posted April 15, 2009 - 03:49 PM

He's got Jeannie Buss on speed dial.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 03:54 PM

i love how phil would choose howard over kobe and lebron

hes just been around so long bringing up an almost identical situation with kobe and lebron with MJ and charles barkley
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Posted April 15, 2009 - 03:59 PM

He didn't say he would do it over Kobe - he said he would take him over LeBron, Wade & CP3. But he probably would take him over Kobe right now if starting a team given that Kobe's 30 and Howard is 23.


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Posted April 15, 2009 - 04:09 PM

He didn't say he would do it over Kobe - he said he would take him over LeBron, Wade & CP3. But he probably would take him over Kobe right now if starting a team given that Kobe's 30 and Howard is 23.


well anyone would age wise

i love kobe hes my boy but starting a team you go big my order of who i would start a team would be

dwight
lebron
andrew
deron
chris

now 23 year old kobe

would be

dwight
kobe
lebron
andrew
deron
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Posted April 15, 2009 - 04:13 PM

Would definitely start with Lebron...

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 04:15 PM

Its because traditionally, you start a team around a qualified big man.

That's all.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 04:38 PM

Building a team around a big is infintely easier than around a dominant guard.

Look at what ORl has done. Simply sign a bunch of 3 pt shooters around Howard, and voila, you have a top 5 team in the league.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 04:39 PM

Hopefully LeBron doesn't get mad about that and if they meet us in the finals he goes off.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 04:51 PM

Hopefully LeBron doesn't get mad about that and if they meet us in the finals he goes off.


Basletball is a team game. He can go off all he wants, our team is too strong. Bynum is going to destroy Z so badly that it's not even funny.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 05:03 PM

He also was making a subtle statement that we need Bynum. I would take Bynum over Howard but its good PJ didn't say that. He is just giving Bynum something to shoot for.
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Posted April 15, 2009 - 06:02 PM

I dont know why you guys pick Howard over Lebron, Wade, Chris Paul and Deron or Kobe. I know when you read this you will be like im just stupid but Howard in my opinion is overated and his stats are nothing. He has no post up moves and all he does is dunk. He cant shoot, and no one else on the team can rebound. They have Rashawd Lewis in the 4 spot cmon he doenst rebound. And Hedo or any one esle cant rebound all they do is shoot 3s. So i think he is overated. :)
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Posted April 15, 2009 - 06:21 PM

:lol: twitter. hmm..


but yeah, i think Dwight would have a bigger impact anyway if you were to build around him.


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Posted April 15, 2009 - 11:33 PM

Dwight Howard still has no post game, still green offensively, can't shoot FTs, and his rebounding is inflated because he is surrounded by shooters... Live by the 3, and you die with it...

Oh, and I'm taking Lebron James 10x out of 10, without regret... Despite of his poor jumper and lack of a post game, guys like him don't grow on trees...
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Posted April 16, 2009 - 04:18 AM

Dwight Howard still has no post game, still green offensively, can't shoot FTs, and his rebounding is inflated because he is surrounded by shooters... Live by the 3, and you die with it...

Oh, and I'm taking Lebron James 10x out of 10, without regret... Despite of his poor jumper and lack of a post game, guys like him don't grow on trees...


thx for repeating what i said :)
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Posted April 16, 2009 - 06:37 AM

I would take Lebron over Howard, I usually agree with taking a C to build around but Howard is overrated like the two before me previously stated. Hes a great player but people are acting like he is Shaq when he was 23, imo he will never develop a good enough post game to be compared to reach Shaq's level. He will develop a post game some where down the road but it wont be as nearly as good as what Shaq was able to do in the post back in his prime.

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Posted April 16, 2009 - 07:09 AM

I'd take James. Howard to raw and LeBron can make other players look good.

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Posted May 26, 2009 - 08:12 AM

Not so crazy. Howard is certainly easier to build around
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Posted May 31, 2009 - 09:42 PM

Phil is a genius.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 09:44 PM

you build a team around bigs

yes the blazers should have drafted durant but they did what they were supposed to do at the time

build around a big
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