Alonzo Mourning criticizes Phil Jackson.

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How about coach.

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has developed such a floor presence during the NBA Playoffs that Alonzo Mourning can’t figure out what exactly it is Lakers coach Phil Jackson is doing on the bench.

“To tell you the truth, Phil doesn’t have to do anything but call time outs,” said Mourning, the former NBA star who helped lead the Miami Heat to the 2006 championship and twice was named the league’s defensive player of the year.

“Kobe is the facilitator. He is the one driving the mission of this particular team right now,” he said. “The communication level he has with his teammates out there, you can just see it.”

“I think Phil is just showing up, to tell you the truth, and Kobe is doing all the work to make this team successful.”

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  • dub824

    so its kobe tellin gasol, bynum, and odom how to defend dwight?

  • barcalakerfan4life

    ill tell it like it is kobe has to do most of the work by himself while bums like jordan farmabrick and sasha vujabrick and puke walton does nothing for the team its as simple as that.

  • ClipperRon

    My team has a better coach than the lake show!!!!!

  • LakersFirst

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    What about Derek Fisher, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom, Trevor Ariza – Is Kobe doing their jobs too? Another Kobe-only fan in the house!!

    And what the f*ck does Alonzo Mourning know? On that Miami Heat championship team, it was Shaq and Wade doing all the work.

    Mourning should keep his mouth shut and rehab that knee that he tore up.

  • barcalakerfan4life

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    first of all bynum is overrated and im a laker fan and fisher has been crap all season long odom can be a real killer for any team we come up with but hes too inconsistent sorry thats just my take on the situation.

  • barcalakerfan4life

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    firstttttttt of all bynum is overrated and im a laker fan and fisher has been crap all season long odom can be a real killer for any team we come up with but hes too inconsistent sorry thats just my take on the situationnnn.

  • Sumeet

    actually, Zo did probably more for that team than Shaq. Zo was really the defense. Everyone remembers Shaq scoring less than Dampier in a bunch of those games, and having a game with 4 points, etc.

  • barcalakerfan4life

    bynum is overrated and odom is inconsitent.

  • steveowitz

    unless Mourning is with the Lakers at practice he really wouldn’t know what Jackson is or isn’t doing. jackson himself said that all the preparation is done before the game. Mourning knows that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=529153944 deafdefiant

    ummm…Alonzo gets to have an opinion because?

  • Al The Laker fan you should meet

    barcalakerfan4life
    Jun 10th, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    ill tell it like it is kobe has to do most of the work by himself while bums like jordan farmabrick and sasha vujabrick and puke walton does nothing for the team its as simple as that……Look her u knuckle head obviously u don’t know much about basketball or basketball players developing. Your comments are as unwelcomed as these other Laker haterz that occasionally show up to talk trash about our LA LAKERS.

  • Al The Laker fan you should meet

    How in the Fcuk does Alonzo Mourning even fix his mouth to bad mouth a coach with 9 rings on the verge for his 10th?

  • barcalakerfan4life

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    wow was that a diss? so u really think that vujabrick and puke will be great players just because there at la? and im suppose to be the knuckle head huh?

  • Al The Laker fan you should meet

    Look dawg…Plain and simple if they were that bad they wouldnt be in the league…We wouldnt expect them to play alot better we wouldnt have any expectations of them what so ever. Its fans like u who don’t understand basketball whatsoever thats hopping on bandwagons left and right, I dont believe for a moment that u are a Laker fan 4 life so we can cut that bs out. Do I think Sasha, Jordan and Luke will be great players heck i dunno its up to them. But what these guys bring to the table is apparently enough to get us to the Finals and give us an opportunity to win this whole thing. Who am i to question a Professional basketball team that is considered the most important Basketball team in the world about there roster. What are u going to do? Keep bashing them and spread ur negativity around adding more fuel to the fire and bring down what The Laker Nation has built or are you going to watch on Thursday and hope our team plays like the way we expect them to. Check ur self in the mirror tmw before you watch the game with your Laker t-shirt on and ask yourself …Am I really a Laker fan? Am really down for life…I hold it down homie win,lose or Kwame Brown…I rep my team. GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!

  • LakersFirst

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    Well said my fellow LAKER fan.

    Unfortunately you can’t convince Kobe only fans. I bet you anything that “Laker” fans still want to trade Bynum for Jason Kidd. Also, I bet you anything he’s a fan of FC Barcelona because thats Kobe’s favorite team.

  • andrew bynum

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    well said BURN BURN NASTY BURN…. like the part how u ended win,lose or kwame brown laker fan 4 life….GO LAKERS

  • Lakerfan_InAtl

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    Well said man… I’m tired of all this negativity. We’re fans of the jersey the players wear not the players only. This guy at work told me that he used to be a Laker fan but doesn’t like “these” Lakers. I told him he was never a Laker fan then.

    Of course some of are roll players could be doing better, but I’m riding with this squad until we raise that 15th banner and the many more we will raise in the future!! Go Lakers!

  • Tim

    yo barca, luke does do something on the court, farmar is starting to do something, vujashyt is the one not doing anything so, yeah, watch the games before you say anything bro (=

  • LongDongMamba

    STFU Alonzo!

  • ilikebasketball

    and mike brown is coach of the year?

    the season is on the line and his game plan is to give it to lebron and go 1 on 5?

    and espn classics have been playing old games, and they played one from last year and mike brown’s plan was the same thing.

    so that’s good coaching?

    and unless a guy gets up and screams his head off on the sidelines he’s not dong anything?

    people’s retardation is at most times astonishing.

    i swear, after watching that re-run of 2007′s lakers-cavs game, mike brown should be stripped of that coach of the year award.
    no game plan change 2 and a half years later?

    and phil is told he is the bad coach again and again? including by lakers fans? uggh

  • LAKERS R HOT

    first of all, alonzo mite be retareded, and 2ND of all, all you haters dat say derek fisher or luke walton suxx obviously dont noe half shit about basketball , but ur all rite about vujabich , i guess his balls droped dis post season or something

  • MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

    Yes Vujabich did drop his balls this postseason. Right into my mouth and they feel good on my tongue right now.