Phil / D’Antoni get into shouting match

wah.jpgThis 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.

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  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    This was hilarious. I have another clip of it from ESPN, different angle.

    This was just GREAT!

  • steve

    BRING IT ON …I LOVE IT

  • http://myspace.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    Why is Dantoni trying to start a fight with a cripple… That’s messed up. :(

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    Cry me a river!

    WAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!

  • steve

    3 more wins would be nice for DIANKNUCKLE HEAD AND THE SUNS

  • Davey

    Pinch me. I think I’m in love…with Derek Fisher’s dominating D on Nash. And the undead slavic corpse come back to life!

  • lakers4life

    i dont understand whats the big deal if phil called a not needed timeone..and y would stu jackson get into it if dantoni called one?

  • steve

    WE BUST THEM EVERY IN THE PLAYOFFS…very lucky the first time around..the second time 4..1….That could come back to bite him..this team has been very cocky for a while and won nothing yet..

  • Davey

    Nash had 3 assists and 5 turnovers.

  • lakers4life

    and bust us every season? its been 2..win a champion first then start talking, or at least make it to the finals

  • Jsahmad

    Look Closely…

    I am pretty positive.. that Phil had said ” What the bleeeep is wrong with you.” Not ” What the bleep do you want”.. im almost 100% sure.. because when they showed it on Kcal 9.. it had the camera on the front of phil’s face.

  • PHANTOM

    awesome!!!!!!! phil is playing his jedi mind tricks. next time phoenix might push to hard and still come out with a loss. Phil is great when he does this sht. “lakers will win the pacific they will” ‘YODA’

  • LAnative4life

    bust in the playoffs. how many titles do they have? before they start with crap like that, they should win at least one championship before they talk to us like that.

  • jack

    This is exactly what i meant. Everybody get involved. and importanly, valdi and fish. If you can beat this powerhouse Suns, wen can beat ANY team in this league. NOw, lets get ready for showtime against utah and hornets. lots of smiles for me 2day.

  • Shaq786

    phil replied… wtf is wrong with you, go sit down… not what you have there

  • jack

    And ohh… about Dantoni’s anger management… the zen master should have something for him. eheh. The bottomline is I understand it was Jackson’s mandotory timeout and because the game was already over by the time this drama happened, phil might have thought why not right then and let the game be over. It’s no disrespect from his side at all. If he was to disrespect, he would not have sat down Kobe. And also nothing to do with revenge. “REVENGE” for Phil and all us Laker fans is to beat the Phoenix Suns in the playoffs, not an untimely ‘timeout.’ Finally, Mike was mad already because he knew he got a L and the home crowd had already started booeing the suns.

    P.S. so long for Nash’s assists. Afterall, we have the hearts of champions.

  • two0one7

    D’antoni actually said, “Great job, Phil. We play you guys 3 more times, we’re good”. To which Phil responded, “What the F is wrong with you? Sit down!”.

  • Rpoc

    His insecurity is frightening. I guess that’s what happens when you win nothing in the playoffs.

  • daboss1848

    “Bust them every time” – win a ring then stick out your chest, until then get a hanky.

    Back to reality, if that was PJ’s intention, then yeah its just bad sportsmanship – no team wants the agony of such a game extended needlessly. Having said that, however, PJs explanation after the game was that a 4 minute mandatory ESPN break was about to take place so he tried to head it off by taking a full time which is only 1 minute.

    Taking PJ at his word – D’Antoni should have done that himself to shorten the game. But since he didnt have the wherewithal to do that, PJ tried to do him a favor.

  • MILO

    Yea i also loved it when D’antoni lost it last season against the ref’s in the western finals it’s just too fun to miss when he goes all spycho…

  • Neo-Laker Era

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    Yeaaa I’m pretty sure that’s what he said, which makes it even better. Lol “What the f*** is wrong with you? Sit down!” The Zen Master, making D’Antoni cower in fear!

  • fatty

    Bring it on! Yeah baby!

  • fatty

    Who is this guy, Dantoni? Is he 50 going on 15? What a sore loser!

    Phantom, exactly what I thought. Jedi mind tricks, works on the evil ones everytime.

    I’m sorry, but this guy is a baffoon. “He disrespected my players” I’ll get you, you….Zen Master!!!” hahahahahaha

  • fatty

    From the Arizona Republic.
    Coach Dantoni to complain to the league office. “Lakers are using Zen Master mind tricks”

    Coach Dantoni said, “That is clearly against the rules” That’s the only way this team could have ever beaten a superior team like the Phx Suns.

    And in related news. Suns have unofficial ‘Ring Ceremony’ in locker room before the game with Lakers. As Steve Nash said, (the unofficial MVP of last year, according to the Suns) ‘we were the real NBA Champs’ we were robbed last year. As this ring I’m wearing on my finger will show to everybody.’ Noticing no ring on his finger and mentioning it to Steve, he said, “its there, you just have to close your eyes, click your heels three times and it will appear before your eyes.”

  • lakerfan81

    From the Arizona Republic.
    Coach Dantoni to complain to the league office. “Lakers are using Zen Master mind tricks”

    Coach Dantoni said, “That is clearly against the rules” That’s the only way this team could have ever beaten a superior team like the Phx Suns.

    And in related news. Suns have unofficial ‘Ring Ceremony’ in locker room before the game with Lakers. As Steve Nash said, (the unofficial MVP of last year, according to the Suns) ‘we were the real NBA Champs’ we were robbed last year. As this ring I’m wearing on my finger will show to everybody.’ Noticing no ring on his finger and mentioning it to Steve, he said, “its there, you just have to close your eyes, click your heels three times and it will appear before your eyes.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA. Boo Hoo go cry to you mommy. there was no way, even if they didnt get suspended (which they should have it is the rule and its applied to everyone), that they were going to beat the spurs.

  • nyla

    Haha.

  • Chris from Phoenix

    Basically, The suns do not respect the lakers talent level and thought he would walk over them. D’antoni had his ego busted on National TV. He knows he needs to win a title soon and a blow out on opening night at home isn’t looking to good to Phoenix fans right now. Win a title and stop worrying about a rivalry with TEAM THATS FIGHTING FOR A 7TH AND 8TH SEED. Beat Dallas, beat SAN ANTONIO. You dont want a rivalry with those two because you cant beat them in 7 games. Marion is opting out next year UH oh welcome to LA Marion lol

  • http://www.theonlyguide.com Daniel

    I couldn’t understand some parts of this article Antoni get into shouting match at The Lakers Nation – “We Follow Because We Believe.”, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sounds interesting.