This is just great. Late in the 4th quarter, a “not-needed” timeout was called by Phil and this set D’Antoni off. He talked to the refs, made verbal rants and cries towards them and his players, and eventually, looked over at Phil and said, “you play us three more times.” Phil responded by telling him, “what the (bleep) do you want? Go sit down…”
Poor Mike still couldn’t let it go. He was asked after the game about the situation.
“You mean the eight minutes he took over there to explain maybe one play that he probably didn’t run? Yeah, I was pretty upset,” D’Antoni said. “I thought he disrespected our players. But he likes to play mind games, and that’s fine. He might want to try to do it in playoff time when we bust them every year. We have them three more times. . . . That’s fine.”
The Lakers play the Suns next on Christmas day and the best part is, we have the clip.