If it walks like one, looks like one, and quacks like one. Then it must be, in this case, a dynasty.
Yes my friends the Lakers have put up targets all across the league, and if you are not with them I advised you to 'DUCK', because the first shot has already been taken.
Loading Ron Artest into the clip with Kobe, Pau (hopefully Odom) is enough for any mediocre coach to make it deep in the playoffs. Stan Van Gundy, Nate McMillan, George Karl just to name a few.
But we are not talking about any coach,we are talking about the Zen master himself, Phil Jackson.The winner of 10 of the last 20 rings since 1990.
Does the outcome change?
Why hell yes it does, dramatically.
Because the bonehead decisions these other coaches made, like Van Gundy sitting Skip down to play Jameer Nelson,and not even playing Anthony Johnson(a great defender & 3 point shooter) or Nate McMillan not going to his bigs enough to get Yao in foul trouble and off the court.George Karl deciding to double Kobe even when he didn't have the ball.
These mistakes cost them rings.
Must I remind you that Phil has ten, six with Michael. And four more with Kobe with at least four more good years left in the tank.
I know you hate to admit it, but Phil Jackson knows basketball, pretty sure that's the reason he stayed with Kobe and let the big fella go.
"No more Diesel we runnin on GASOL-ine".....I'm out