Week 1
P4E 52
Green Lights 49
Week 1
Sunblock 73
Project Backboard 67
Week 1
Pasadena Bodybuilding 91
Clutch Pandas 80
Week 1
China Elite 55
Los Fearless 51
Week 1
1% Performance 63
We Are Chance 64
Week 2
P4E 57
We Are Chance 63
Week 2
The Empire 70
Los Fearless 61
Week 2
1% Performance 87
China Elite 89
Week 2
Project Backboard 109
The Undrafted 93
Week 2
Green Lights 78
Pasadena Bodybuilding 81
Week 3
P4E 79
Sunblock 84
Week 3
1% Performance 66
Project Backboard 73
Week 3
Pasadena Bodybuilding 61
China Elite 63
Week 3
The Empire 56
The Undrafted 53
Week 3
Green Lights 78
Clutch Pandas 64
Week 4
Clutch Pandas 71
Sunblock 82
Week 4
China Elite 78
P4E 77
Week 4
P4E 57
Los Fearless 55
Week 4
We Are Chance 63
Project Backboard 62
Week 4
Clutch Pandas 75
China Elite 76
Week 4
Green Lights 87
The Undrafted 55
Week 4
Pasadena Bodybuilding 84
1% Performance 86
Week 5
The Undrafted 70
Clutch Pandas 76
Week 5
Los Fearless 68
1% Performance 66
Week 5
P4E 53
Pasadena Bodybuilding 74
Week 5
Sunblock 60
We Are Chance 49
Week 5
Project Backboard 92
Green Lights 65
Week 6
Los Fearless 69
The Undrafted 55
Week 6
The Empire 63
We Are Chance 59
Week 6
Sunblock 73
1% Performance 78
Week 6
The Empire 78
Clutch Pandas 79
Week 6
Pasadena Bodybuilding 86
Green Lights 91
Week 7
Los Fearless 63
We Are Chance 56
Week 7
Project Backboard 71
The Empire 62
Week 7
China Elite 74
The Undrafted 62
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Green Lights 80
The Undrafted 73
Week 7 Playoff Q.
We Are Chance 58
P4E 67
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Pasadena Bodybuilding 88
Clutch Pandas 100
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Los Fearless 62
1% Performance 56

Phil Jackson The Man/ The Legend

It seems that Super Phil is leading the Lakers to an other championship this year…

Moonbeam Jackson was always going to be a shoo-in for a Hall of Fame nod with an almost unparalleled coaching record, and not forgetting the nine NBA titles! Legendary Boston coach, Red Auerbach, also has nine titles, but the old Celtics strongman never considered Phil is equal. To be honest, Red thought Jackson was a ‘lucky’ Phil for going into situations with ready made dynasties, never having to build a team from the bottom up. Well, Auerbach would be rolling in his grave now that Jackson’s bust joins his in Springfield, and that many consider Jackson his equal, if not his superior. Jackson’s journey to the Hall of Fame was almost as eccentric as his coaching methods. The odyssey began in the early 80s when Jackson took up the CBA coaching position with the Albany Patroons in Woodstock of all places. From the very outset the Zen-Master was different in his coaching methodology, leading the bottom of the barrel Patroons to unimaginable heights. The butt end of the standings, Albany team within weeks showed drastic improvements, eventually beating the CBA All-Stars in a game. What came out of his time with the Bulls? Oh, try six titles in eight years, with a further three more with the Lake Show for good measure.

Don’t even for moment think that this hippie coach doesn’t have a massive ego – he does. However, what distinguishes him from the rest of the coaching fraternity is that he relinquishes control over to his players, appealing to their intellects. Yes, many players might not be ‘book smart’, but when it comes to basketball and athletics, they’re the sporting equivalent to Einstein. Genius can be measure in more than one way.

Even when his squad is getting killed out there, Moonbeam can be found sitting on the sidelines as serene as Buddha himself. That’s what makes him special.

Need further proof of how out there Jackson is? Well, now that you’re all there sitting in a purple haze, here is what Library Journal said about Moonbeam’s book about his coaching days with the Bulls in Sacred Hoops: “Jackson demonstrates how he adapts the precepts of Zen Buddhism, the ways of the Lakota Sioux, and other alternative styles to the task of coaching. They range from group meditation sessions, to hanging Lakota warrior items on the locker room shelf, to splicing segments of the movie ‘Wizard of Oz’ into game films to make a point.” (ESPN.com, 2007)

Or in his 1975 tome, Maverick, Jackson, wrote of gaining basketball insight by consuming LSD.

Wow, wow, wow, once I stopped being distracted by the shiny tin foil in front of me, and after I go to 7-Eleven and get my hot pocket, I am getting those books!

Today’s video is a very funny one of NBA player Jalen Rose visiting the Lakers back in the day when Kobe and Shaq were on the same team, but not necessarily on the same page. Let’s reminisce while we play the bongos.



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