phillyESPN’s Daily Dime: … So the Nets are stuck, just like they’re stuck in the Meadowlands for at least another season. Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that location was the primary reason he didn’t accept the Nets job despite a substantial offer back in 1999.

“I interviewed with the Nets ownership in ’99 and talked a lot about the fact that being a basketball team in the swampland there is very difficult,” Jackson said. “It’s different in Giants Stadium [across the parking lot]; everyone can come out, spend three hours in the parking lot getting ready before the game. They have a community that goes in there and roots for the Giants, roots for the Jets, whoever it is that’s playing in Giants Stadium. It’s another thing to have your games in that building, where there’s no heartland, there’s no paper really that represents them.

“I liked the personnel that they had. They had some young personnel, interesting personnel. The offer was probably the best offer that I’ve ever seen as a coach. It certainly wasn’t enough. I just didn’t think it has what a team has to have, a heartland, a fan base, an energy source.”

  • http://twitter.com Lisa B

    LA has amazing energy, fanbase and such big heart. Glad Phil has been here, he also brings the energy and heart.

    • Real Short Dog

      Good post Lisa B. Welcome. Please avoid anyone with the name Dog here and the person who says crazy things in my name. You will know what I mean if you hang out long enough. LOL

    • Smartkobe

      Word of warning Lisa. This guy is a crazy person. He has been impersonating me for the last several days. He says some really weird stuff. FYI

      • FERN DOG

        Damm here comes the little girl up on shortdogs nuts damm you really must be some kind of fag.Damm bitch get the hell out of lakernation.bitch

        • fern dog

          FUCK OFF YOU BITCH SMARTKOBE YOU ARE JUST A BITCH FAKE ASS LAKER FAN .

  • lakerbunny

    THE N.J. NETS DESERVE THEIR LOSSES! THEIR OWNER ALONG WITH NJ POLITICIANS ARE USING EMINENT DOMAIN TO KICK PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOUSES TO BUILD A NEW STADIUM! THEIR OWNER RATNER IS A BIG RAT!
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    • Andy DeFrain

      NJ POLITICIANS???? Their new arena is being built in Brooklyn, which is in NY according to Google Maps.

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  • fern dog

    Man I’m such a fag

    • Short Dog

      Who ever is using different names and posting this shit is a bitch.
      Fen Dog is a true laker fan.
      So am I so bring it on if you want some bitches.

  • lakerbunny

    you had to go to google maps to figure that one out genius? ny/nj its all the same bunghole!!! the fact is bruce ratner along with acorns ghetto-assed bertha lewis are kicking people out of their homes for a basketball stadium in a depressed market!!!—————————————————————————————————-1000 LAKERS TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR TONIGHTS GAME GO TO LAKERS.COM AND CLICK ON THE TICKETEXCHANGE BUTTON OR GO TO TEAMEXCHANGE.TICKETMASTER.COM AND CLICK ON THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS LINK!!!!!