DALLAS (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Phil Jackson, arguably the greatest coach in professional basketball history, and winner of eleven NBA titles, was embarrassingly reduced to mortal being on Sunday as the Dallas Mavericks completed a sweep of his Los Angeles Lakers, crushing the two-time defending champs, 122-86.
Before the game, Jackson and several of his players enjoyed viewing video highlights of his eleven titles in the hopes that it would ignite a Lakers comeback.
“That awkward smile you saw on my face beginning late in the third quarter was me watching the game pass me by,” said the man know as the Zen Master. “It tapped me on the shoulder after Game 3, and then just presented me with a good old fashioned ‘sayonara‘ on Sunday. It could have at least given me a gold watch or the keys to 2011 Hyundai Sonata or something, but nothing.” (more…)