Phil Jackson “smacking down” on Garnett

Let the Zen mind games begin!

Lions Den: “He was smacking Howard’s arm and finally he was called for an offensive foul,” Jackson said of Garnett. “That’s not our team. We don’t go out there and smack people around.”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

    Dr. Buss, I truly believe this man deserves $12 million a year. I don’t think Doc Rivers, Greg Popovich or George Karl coach the way Phil does. They don’t get in the heads of their opponents like he does, they doesn’t preach coming back from adversity themselves like ‘you got yourselves in the mess, you get yourselves out’ like he does and as you can see, it has worked! Phil is undoubtedly the best coach ever.

  • Carol

    So glad Phil said something about that rude act Garnett did to Howard. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I was watching when it happened! I think garnett is such a punk! Hope he doesn’t pull that with gasol or bynum. I don’t even wanna think about would happen if this wouldve been against artest . He’s been well behaved so far but I don’t think he would let garnett get away with doing this to him.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

      I don’t think Ron Ron would be foolish enough to react. I’m not saying that because Garnett will take down Ron, in fact, Ron will make Garnett wish he never wore green. Its just that Ron Ron’s ambition is to win a ring and when you come this far, the stupidest thing to do is pull a ‘Sasha’. Knock down the opposing player and swing the game’s momentum around and possibly the series. I think Ron will behave and let Garnett receive his technical foul.

      • TOUCHING_MYSELF

        GAY G IS A FCUKIN PUNK! He will only try to punk people that he thinks won’t push back! He tried that sh!t with LO last year and LO got right in his face and what happened in the ensuing possessions? Gay G fouled the fcuk outta the game and the Lakers went on to win in OT at the Gahden!

        If he tried that with Ron, the only thing that will be green on him is his face from being sick with fear! The Tru Warrior will fcuk his gay @$$ up!

        I agree that Ron Ron won’t be lured into doing stupid @$$ sh!t with that fcukin dunce… not on the court at least. I could see Artest chasing down the Celd!cks’ bus, jumping on board and give an @$$ kickin to all 3 actresses from Cockston though!

        That’s right, dunce… let’s not forget all, that the only reason why Gay G went straight into the NBA from high school was not because his game was so great, it was because he was too stupid to get a high enough SAT score to get into college! That DUMB MOTHA FCUKA couldn’t even spell his name!

        FCUK HIM AND ALL THOSE COCK SUCKERS FROM COCKSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • felipe

          Amen brother You set everything straight dude hahahahhahahahahah fuck that dumb fuck if he pulls that shit on any of our guys i bet Phil would even get his old ass out of the bench and beat the shit out of Gay nett

  • trippleocho

    Phil should have also mentioned the ILLEGAL PICKS this dude be setting.

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      Give him time, it’s only Tuesday! Hahaha! Zen boy knows what the fcuk he’s doing!

      GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • si pepe

    got lots of respect for garnett before even when he joined the “green team” but he changed a lot basically from a very respected player to a “getting old syndrome think he is still a warrior personality”…God knows how much i’ve become so disappointed.. sigh! im afraid if they lose, he’ll commit suicide by eating too much bedfoam whom he thinks is a cake . .

    • JFK-analysis-at-TLN

      i feel ya man- i once respected this guy as a player, but now you see his true colors. He is a bully who picks on the weak and acts mental. Too bad for him he can’t punk Pau this time around…..

    • KindSir

      I used to love KG back when he was on the T-Wolves. He was my 2nd favorite player behind Kobe, but ever since he went to boston he’s become a prick.

  • justdogm1

    martard thinks artest is smart…whats that make mr tard?

    • ESPN is gonna keep bring up 08 but this is 2010

      Man why are you always on here?I guess you have no life all you do is watch lakers every move you homo

  • http://AOL NICK PEREZ

    ITS REDEMPTION TIME FOR US WE NEED TO WIPE SOME LEPROCON BUTT AND WE NEED TO HARP ON THESE PLAYERS IN GREEN ALL SERIES LONG .ALL US LAKERS FANS SHOULD GET TOUGHER ON THE LEPROCONS ONCE THURSDAY COMES GET LOUD AND MEAN ITS ON BABY LAKERS ALL THE WAY .

  • http://AOL NICK PEREZ

    CELTICS SUCK CELTIC SUCK WE WILL RISE UP FROM THE PAST AND FLURISH THE MOMENT WE GET R BITTER SWEET REVENGE GO LAKERS BABY.

  • http://AOL NICK PEREZ

    GARNET NEEDS TO GO BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE BELONGS LET THEM TALK WE WILL DO OTHER TALKING ON THE COURT ITS ALL ABOUT THE PURPLE AND GOLD BABY LAKERSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

  • 09champs!

    Phil´s been messing with everybody this playoffs haha
    Durant: check
    Beat Sloan´s ass again: check
    Nash carries the ball, Steve calls Pop the best coach, Lakers beat Phx: Check
    Garnett and the suckdicks: About to check, just let me enjoy this revenge from 2 years a little bit more :)

    ahahahah gotta love the Zen Master.

  • jayo

    How the fuck is that not a flagrant foul which was clearly not an accident and sasha who played the role of not knowing drabitch was behing him was a flagrant?? Once again im telling you guys the refs will screw us if the Staples Center crowd doesnt riot if they let gaynett and PP get away with their drama queen antics

  • mecka24

    Funny how KG gets away with purposely hitting someone twice and its a personal foul..? Then Sasha nudges someone and its a flagrant…

  • mr.laker19

    Garnett was one of my favorite players in Minnesota… now he is a fag… lets woop his azz!

  • lakers35

    gay g is an ugly fag!

  • TheLAKERSwon09

    Fuck garnett

  • STUCKTRADER

    best We (Laker Nation), keep quiet… let KG try and get away with it… In this series – he won’t. Everyone saw what he did to Howard. The Refs are waiting for it… KG knows if he tried it in this series, he’s out for the game…

    If Dwight had KGs mentality… You know who would’ve been on the ground.

    If Bynum’s leg is bothering him and is ineffective… He might as well Detroit Piston KG every chance he gets.

  • lakers are the bomb

    Phil if Bynum is useless sacrfice him to get Pierce or Perkins or Garnett ejected.

  • Robert

    The Lakers are going to play smarter ‘counter-cheating’ defense. For example, they are probably going to take more charges (each Laker gets $50 per charge taken – Fish must be rich by now!).
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    What they should also do (since KG is guilty of illegal moving screens) is to do what I do when I play: 1) run through the screen (yes, run them over if they are kicking their leg out and could actually hurt you), or 2) let yourself trip on that ‘leg’ that kicks out, and cause a whistle to be blown. Of course, in pickup games, there are no fouls called – but in NBA, if someone keeps tripping, then someone must be ‘illegally’ moving their leg out during play.
    .
    What they won’t do (but … well you never know) is what Dwight Howard did. Did everyone see? He pretty much disabled the entire Celtics team by coming down on them with his superman elbow when all were jumping in the post. He got Rasheed, Pierce (big time!), KG, and Big Baby (who had to leave with a concussion). Not ‘ethical’ basketball, to be sure. But I’m sure Superman got tired of being beaten up by the Celtics without any whistles.
    .
    Drew won’t hit anyone with his elbows, but if the Celtics start charging, running, pushing, shoving, illegal screening, clotheslining (sorry, reference to Rambis), etc., the Lakers are going to get tougher. The Celtics are already injured (thanks to Superman and the Justice League of Orlando!), so maybe they won’t come out swinging. But …. it’s going to be a different series this year.
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    Look out, Celtics! Phil Jackson has spoken!

  • gacho

    its showtime laker nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS SHOW THE BOSTON PUNKS WHY WE WEAR GOLD!!!!!!!!!! CUZ WERE CHANPIONS BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Former NBA Fan

    The Lakers are the luckiest cock suckers on the planet. It they had any talent they would take it in their ass.