I Own Phil Jackson

Not literally of course. That thrill belongs to the smartest businesswoman in professional sports, Jeannie Buss. Figuratively however,thecoach formerly known as the Zen Mastermust now be considered my bucket boy.

This wasnt an acquisition I proactively pursued.Therewasnt an official competition that I won, thereby confirming my dominance of his psyche. Instead Phil has initiated an ongoing commentary about me that started in his previous stint with the Lakers and was reinstated this year with his return, that proves that I own the guy.

For whatever reason, I have gotten to Phil so completely and thoroughly that every time he comes to Dallas he has to offer unsolicited comments about me to the media. I wonder if he dreams about me the nights he spends here in Dallas. Ok, I dont wonder. Im curious about it.

How can the NBA coach with so many championship rings find me so intimidating ? I really dont know, but he said as muchin December when hecalled me an “intimidating force” to the LA Times

“consider a place like Dallas, where the owner runs around, pumps up the volume, intimidates the referees and … has announcers as hired cheerleaders, which is an intimidating force.”

Then of course last night he again took the initiative to comment to the media about how I am such a presence in the NBA, thati turn the officialsinto “nervous nellies”. Implying that I can have more influence on the outcome of a game than his coaching skills. I wish. But if Phil wants to think so. Im fine with that. Thats what happens when you own someone, they cant get you out of their head, and they dont often think , speak or act rationally.

I guess Phil was so overwhelmed that it caused himto take back to back delay of game penalties and the technical foul that comes with it, rather than send his team out to the court at the conclusion of a timeout in the 4th quarter.

Of course the officials werent intimidated. At least no more than the other officials who have given Kobe technical fouls to the tune of a league leading 11. Maybe, instead of being so concerned with MarkCuban, Phil should be worried about the new rule in place that causes a player to be suspended a gameafter he gets his 16th technical foul of the season. And if I remember correctly, every technical after 16 results in a 1 game suspension as well. Cant wait to hear what he has to say when that happens….

Of course I dont truly believe that I own Phil. This is all tongue in cheek, but that wont prevent me from walking up to him and saying “Boo” to see if he jumps, just to find out for sure🙂

70 thoughts on “I Own Phil Jackson

  1. haha!You\’ve got Phil Jackson!You can win the championship of NBA!

    Comment by a basketball fans from Bhina -

  2. The Lakers have gotten all kinds of great NBA treatment for years. Kobe gets more star treatment than any other player in the NBA it seems like and finally when he gets a technical, Laker fans every where act like the sky is falling. Phil Jackson knows his team got dominated by the Mavs, he is just looking for excuses.

    Comment by Michael -

  3. Well Keith, I think they will be focusing on the game come playoff time, assuming the Lakers are still lucky enough to be in playoff contention. Phil essentially said the same thing after they came into the AAC and won the game earlier this season and this time he came in and lost. The Mavs didn’t seem to be preoccupied with thinking about what Phil was thinking then. Add to the fact all the local media’s crying about a lack of respect and the Mavs 11 game win streak they had on the line and that makes the win mighty impressive in my humble opinion. Avery is making a world of a difference but it doesn’t matter anyways, the Lakers are garbage and even if the Mavs didn’t have their minds in the right place come playoff time they would send LA packing in 5 games tops.

    Comment by Andy -

  4. “Of course the officials werent intimidated. At least no more than the other officials who have given Kobe technical fouls to the tune of a league leading 11.”

    League leading in a tie with Rasheed Wallace, lets be fair mark…

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  5. Eric,

    The time Mark spends “crying” about refs is not wasted. Officials need to be reviewed and held accountable just as in every other profession in America. He’s trying to make the game better and after seeing the Super Bowl and recent Duke games I would say officiating is a rather important aspect of sports. Whats so wrong with insisting that it be accurate and fair?

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  6. You have to intimidate a guy to become a fat slob?

    Comment by Dunicad -

  7. Neither of your comments contribute anything to fielding a winning basketball team. This pissing match is just a distraction from your team and an embarrassment to the league, if there could be such a thing.

    Comment by Don -

  8. Mark.. honestly I dont get you sometimes. Why do you have to argue back with everything someone says on this blog. Yes, Your team isnt perfect(no ones is). Yes, you seem like a very outgoing guy and you do like to argue with the refs on some calls. Dont deny it, thirs tapes all around that have you yelling at them pretty dang close. I just dont get why you dont go out on the TV-Media or Face to Face to speak you mind about issues that coaches and people say. You hide behind this blog… and honestly your rep with the fans around the league when they see you write back on this blog is getting worse. They think of you as a scared little boy who owns a basketball team.

    Now I think your an insane guy, in a good way. But seriously… you got to stop with just the blog replys when someone says something bad about you or your team.

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  9. Mark Cuban says he owns Phil Jackson, because Jackson mentions him to the press in a slightly humorous, somewhat insulting way. Wow, Mark, that sounds more like the ugly girl who thinks the boy who makes fun of her is interested. Phil tweaks the home team, fans, owner, star player, or the city itself in every city the Lakers travel to. Remember semi-civilized Sacramento and all of those cow bells?. And do you know why he does this? Because it works. He owns you Mark, and so do the Lakers. Until you hang banners and order rings, Phil doesn’t care about you, because you are just the next stop on the road trip, and another face in the crowd of guys who talk a good game, but have never won anything.

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  10. Mark Cuban says he owns Phil Jackson, because Jackson mentions him to the press in a slightly humorous, somewhat insulting way. Wow, Mark, that sounds more like the ugly girl who thinks the boy who makes fun of her is interested. Phil tweaks the home team, fans, owner, star player, or the city itself in every city the Lakers travel to. Remember semi-civilized Sacramento and all of those cow bells?. And do you know why he does this? Because it works. He owns you Mark, and so do the Lakers. Until you hang banners and order rings, Phil doesn’t care about you, because you are just the next stop on the road trip, and another face in the crowd of guys who talk a good game, but have never won anything.

    Comment by Paul -

  11. Your freelance interpretation of “owning” someone makes me think he owns you. The Zen Master plays all kinds of games to get into the head of an opponent. He knew the Lakers had lost that game and his new objective was to put pressure and attention back onto the Mavs and officiating crew. Certainly a warranted strategy if you’re potentially looking at your future first round opponent. Assuming the Mavs don’t choke themselves right out of contention for the Western Conference’s 1st overall playoff seed. Again, will the Mavs and officiating crew be concentrating of the game next time around or the comments of one Phil Jackson?

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  12. It is kind of funny to see a grown up man who coaches a professional sports team with championship rings act like a fourth grader. That guy is the most arrogant loser I have ever seen. He makes Kobe look like a good leader who just goes out there and plays, gets along with his teammates, and doesn’t have any off the court issues.

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  13. No sooner had I read Phils comments, the artical never mentioned your name, then I surfed over to this site and see if you had anything to say. Ive never made a connection between keeping honest statisics and intimidation but Ill meditate on them.

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  14. When the Zen Master meditates, he is thinking about you.

    Comment by Tim Gibbons -

  15. Yeah – you own him. At least you know it.

    Comment by Preston Wily -

  16. When Phil isn’t surrounded by an all-star supporting cast to place a championship in his lap, he becomes a petulant child. Hopefully this season will put to rest the “How good is Phil?” debate. He has the most talented player in the NBA and will be lucky to make the playoffs. If I were him I’d be more concerned with getting my team above .500 and less concerned with the officials.

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  17. I wish I could of seen Phil’s face during the game…was kind of hard to see from Section 327. I guess that is what I get for buying my tickets a few hours before game time. Was that first quarter great or what?! Kurt Frisco, TX

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  18. It makes me sick how much time and energy you waste on reviewing and crying about the refs in the NBA.Now when NBA teams come into your building, they don’t get a fair shake. Unlike all the other ass kissers on your site, I will let you have it. You should have a bibe in your mouth when you watch the Mavs play in your building.

    Eric Nichols
    Los Angeles.

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  19. I think the only thing you own is a boat load of money, fat & hairy male cheerleaders, the best European player in the NBA and ZERO championship rings. Until you win the big one you’ll probably be remembered for your tirades on SportsCenter.

    If you know anything about Phil Jackson, it’s a tactical comment so the referees & NBA remember that next time we play. My guess is Kobe will get more calls then…but not necessarily go for 62 in 3 quarters on your pathetic team like he did in LA. He’ll just drop a cool 50. Buy your Kobe jersey now, Mark.

    Go Lakers!

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  20. Why the fuck would Mark WANT to go and be the forced center of spotlight, when he already gets all the coverage he doesn’t even care for. He has this blog to stay in touch with Mavericks fans, who want his opinion. How many owners do you see opting to do that. It’s a damn blog that gets national coverage on ESPN. Phil Jackson IS intimidated.

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  21. What’s with the blog commments? I want to see a verbal altercation. I will say this though, you two were made for eachother. If he doesn’t coach in Dallas someday, I’ll be very surprised.

    And Mark, win a championship. I respect your love and competitiveness for the game, but Phil’s 9-up on ya. Just go out and do what you’re suppose to do.

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  22. I guess the zen master isn’t a master with an avg. team. He looks a lot like Pat Riley. Phil is learning, as Riley did, with an avg team you are always on the wrong side of the ticky tack foul. Maybe if Kobe had not tried to show up the refs in the 1st quarter by running his mouth after his “T” you wouldn’t have seen as many techs on the rest of the team. They could have and maybe should have tossed Kobe for his roid rage antics, but the officials chose to show Phil and Kobe they are in control by teeing up everybody else. Keep up the roid rage Kobe! It looks good on avg Phil.

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  23. FOR ANY OF YOU THAT KEEP SAYING THAT THE MAVS HAVE 0 TITLES… OK YOUR RIGHT. BUT WHAT POINT DOES THAT PROVE????? STOP LIVING IN THE PAST. THE MAVS ARE PLAYING DEFENSE NOW AND NOBODY CAN STOP US BECAUSE OF IT. TAKE A LOOK AT THE WIN STREAK PEOPLE, 12 GAMES IN A ROW. 7 OF THOSE GAMES THE MAVS HAVE HELD THEIR OPPONENTS TO UNDER 80 POINTS. AVERY JOHNSON IS THE BEST COACH IN THE NBA AND PEOPLE WILL REALIZE THAT DURING THE PLAYOFFS. GET USED TO THE MAVS WINNING, CAUSE WE ARE GOING TO DOMINATE THE NBA FOR YEARS AND YEARS TO COME.

    Michael G.
    Dallas

    Comment by Michael -

  24. Phil was just venting cause of their 1-5? road trip. Pay no attention and get ready for the Heat.

    Comment by Ito Ogami -

  25. I guess I can understand Phillip’s frustation to a point.

    I mean, how many times this season has Kobe actually shot less free throws in a game than Laker opponents? I guess when you’re so used to refs giving Kobe star treatment, it’ll come as a shock when he actually gets treated the same by the refs as everyone else out on the court.

    Comment by Brandon -

  26. Wow, if you could only have figured out a way to “own” Steve Nash?

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  27. i am a lifelong pistons fan, so for nearly 20 years i’ve hated the bulls and lakers with a passion. i am the last one who would ever defend phil jackson, but mark cuban is a joke. i’ve never seen an exec struggle so much with not being an athlete. the truth is he doesn’t matter at all once you get past his bank account. maybe phil will eventually just sell him a ring in hopes of shutting him up forever. cuban’s comments seem like such an obvious attempt to elevate himself since he’s unable to achieve as an owner even 10% of what phil has accomplised in the league. one last thing, despite what happened earlier in the season i would pray that the pistons would get dallas in the finals, as they are still soft and will always be soft. bottom line is dirk’s a puss and mark’s a poser.

    Comment by joe mclean -

  28. Phil shouldnt, say what he did, and I admire cuban for standiding up to a personal attack. But, something better than the ownage claim. As a Mavs fan knowing the others in the west get happy when they see us in the playoffs, and the history with the Lakers, they never even broke a sweat playing us. Mark being the punk that he is was just waiting for Phil to say something so he could finally get a crack in. It took him how many years??? But hey, he finally got his chance. Thanks for embarising alot of Mavs fans, Ownange, give me a break lol!

    Comment by Jimmy -

  29. You’re a douche. You have zero NBA championships, and although you consistently build all star teams, you are known for nothing else then being a loud mouth pain in the ass. Your audacity in calling out a guy with actual NBA knowledge for making a valid point is beyond laughable.

    There is no way you can look at the tapes of last nite’s game and say honestly that those were good calls. Had the shoe been on the other foot your head probably would have exploded, and you’d be looking at a $1 million fine for the diatribe you would have immediately gone on.

    So if posting these ridiculous blogs about you “owning” Phil Jackson make you feel validated then keep on doing your thing, but let’s discuss the real ownership. Has your team ever beaten a Phil Jackson team in the playoffs? NO. Has your team won an NBA championship in any of the years Phil Jackson has coached in the NBA? NO. Take a look at your team’s record in LA up until last season, now that’s ownership.

    At the end of the day you’re nothing more than an annoying little girl, regardless of your team’s mid season success you’ll just be rolled in the playoffs this year just like every year. Enjoy your page 6 status.

    Nathan Hunter
    La Habra, Ca

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  30. Okay Okay….You might own him once you WIN a Championship, we’re talking about basketball not money here MARK!!!

    Comment by ColeBoi -

  31. Okay Okay….You might own him once you WIN a Championship, we’re talking about basketball not money here MARK!!!

    Comment by ColeBoi -

  32. If your assertion is true, then why didn’t Phil Jackson leave Kobe Bryant in the game on 12/20/05, after he scored 62 points in three quarters?

    Phil’s record against the Mavericks during his tenure as the head coach of the Lakers is 17-6 (including this season’s 2-1 record). That hardly constitutes any evidence of you owning Phil. The only history of dominance is by teams coached by Phil Jackson over teams owned by Mark Cuban.

    Following Phil’s track record of making comments to the media preceding and following important games simply shows that Jackson uses the media to send messages he wants to be heard. Jackson’s indirect reference to the Lakers’ future interest in Toronto Raptor forward Chris Bosh earlier this season is a recent example, as were his comments about you. The difference is that Phil Jackson is perceived as sly in his comments while your response seems overly personal and heavy-handed.

    “I Own Phil Jackson” was an entertaining, if not slightly over-the-top, read. Godspeed.

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  33. Why does hate for Mark translate into hate for the Mavs?

    The team with the second best record in the league who’s just a game and half behind first, and a 12-game win streak.
    This years Mavericks are very different. I can’t wait for the playoffs.

    Comment by brian g -

  34. Xericx wrote: “Haha….too funny the best the Laker fans can do is ask you how many championship rings that you have? That’s weak.

    Talking about RIGHT NOW kids. Typical whiny laker fans…by far the stupidest, smallest basketball IQ fans IN THE LEAGUE.”

    Ok NOW, the Mavericks have one of the best records in the league, but will still manage to only get to the 2nd round max. NOW the Mavericks are overrated because they suck in the playoffs. NOW AND IN THE FUTURE the Mavericks are still going to have all of 0 championships

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  35. Cuban, Cuban, Cuban!!!

    Have you not learned your lesson yet? Has the NBA not charged you enough money yet for your dumb comments? I guess thats what happens when your rich…you by a crappy basketball team…host an even crappier tv show…and whine a little because your maid didn’t referee the game the way you wanted.

    Hey Mark, here’s a thought, go buy the Kleenex company and save some money on tissues, because your crying is costing you big.

    As far as it comes to the Lakers and Phil Jackson…Jackson is an excellent coach, and for those who disagree, not much advice for you other than good luck in life…Kobe, MVP, remember when he scored 62 IN DALLAS, in 3 QUARTERS, and DALLAS as a TEAM only had 61? (I didn’t see Mark that night, was he negotiating his contract with Kleenex?)…the Lakers are struggling right now, hovering around .500, but a respected ball club and gauranteed to make big changes in the near future (which will essentially bring another CHAMPIONSHIP to LOS ANGELES, before DALLAS gets theirs!)

    Thank you very much Mark for giving me the oppurtunity to prove how pathetic your crying is!!! The city of LOS ANGELES owes you one…Dr. Buss will send you a box of chocolates with a picture of what NBA CHAMPIONSHIP trophies look like.

    -Daniel (Woodland Hills, CA)

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  36. C’mon Cuban. For someone known league-wide to be such a whiny bitch about the refs, it seems comical that you are calling out Jackson for the same thing. Hello Pot! This is the Kettle calling…

    And for those posters calling Jackson fat – anyone seen Cuban lately? He’s 20 years younger. What’s his excuse?

    Comment by Brian -

  37. Hey Mark,
    Love your site, and I respect your enthusiasm as an owner; but for someone so actively involved in making sure the refs are doing their jobs fairly, I found it shocking that you would make these sorts of comments without even acknowledging the fact that the refs certainly blew a few of the calls in the Maverick’s favor.

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  38. Short memory! Jackson did this kind of thing all the time when he was with the Bulls. Back then he was very effective at pissing off the other team and getting the refs to call illegal defense.

    He’s got 9 rings and *you* own *him*?

    And to Dan Mullen – other coaches had Jordan/Pippen and Shaq/Jobe and still have no rings to show for it. He also got the Bulls within a hairs breadth of the Eastern Conference finals *without* Jordan if not for a totally bogus call by the refs in Game 6 against the Knicks (his mind tricks didn’t work that time😉.

    Comment by Derek Scruggs -

  39. Mark I was very surprised to see that you did not say “lollerskizzle i wtf pwnzor teh n00bz”. This is the biggest piece of commentarical shit I have ever witnessed and I hope your pocket protector feels more snug after this geekfest.😐

    Comment by Tom Hyberger -

  40. Mark Cuban is the biggest baby. Phil Jackson professionally makes the comment about the referees being intimidated by Cuban because he cries to the refs after every game, and Cuban proceeds to act like a 5 year old and say he “owns” Phil. I don’t understand Cuban, he just went into a tailspin because someone finally called him out about crying to the refs after every game. Also, I don’t think he has done his research accurately, as he said Kobe has a league leading 11 technical fouls when Rasheed Wallace has 12. Nice work Cuban, keep up the crying you big baby

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  41. This post made my day. Then I read the comments from all the whiny Lakers fans and those made my day. Well done, Mark.

    Comment by Robert -

  42. Mark, I love it. I just love it. Makes me glad we didn’t get him. He’s trying to hide his team’s poor play and blame it on you.
    Since you bought the team I’ve been a fan. Thanks for making basketball interesting, on and off the court.

    Comment by Chris -

  43. That’s just rich (no pun intended)! I wonder how Phil really feels about the fact that Cuban’s rookie coach outcoaches him and his 10 million dollar a year contract – with his 9 rings. I wonder how he feels the “soft” Mavs have a team that actually plays with fundamentals and doesn’t rely on one guy to score 50+ points in a game to win.

    OH – and they play defense and rebound now, too!

    Rich.. oh so rich!!

    Aaron
    San Angelo, TX

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  44. That was great! Good to see someone has a sense of humor! I am not a Lakers or Mavericks fan, but I do appreciate Mark’s comments. He makes the game fun…

    Keep it up Mark!

    Johnny C. in San Jose, California

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  45. Cuban, you rock. Calling out Jackson takes stones of solid brass. Can you buy the Penguins and keep them in the Burgh please?

    Comment by Tartan69 -

  46. I don’t know you personally, only from what I’ve seen of you in the media. And from all the comments and interviews you’ve given through the years, I realized you’re just like the fan who threw the beer at Artest — you think you own this game and are entitled to behave the way you do. My question is if you were not the Mav’s owner and you acted the way you do courtside, would you be given a technical and/or escorted out of the game? My guess is yes.

    And to Xericx — Mavs fans say what you say EVERY year. Who’s the belittle fan now?

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  47. http://www.sportshawks.com

    I’m not really sure how much influence Mark really does have in the NBA, what I DO know is that he is a very smart owner and, as I see it, has a lot of integrity.
    But here’s the deal: say what you want about Phil Jackson or Mark Cuban but the fact remains: that game was officiated horribly! A flagrant on George? Are you kidding me? That was unbelievable and it was definitely not a flagrant foul.

    Okay, I’m done, check out http://www.sportshawks.com

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  48. Mark,

    I think that you are a great owner and I love your passion for the game. However, those dumb ass refs need to stop paying attention to you and just watch the game. It’s as if they are looking at you for approval everytime they make a call.

    Good luck in the first round. Maybe this year you’ll make it out.

    John
    Los Angeles

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  49. Well Mark,
    First, I am a longtime Laker fan, but more importantly, I am a fan of the NBA. I respect you and what you have done for the Mav’s and the NBA as a whole. It’s a different game now and you have been an active part of that change.

    I will say that Phil is not totally off key. You are after all THE single most visible owner besides perhaps the Maloof’s. You all attend your games, sit close to the court and are very vocal. I think rather than harp on your potential influence over the refs inside your own house (how can I even begin to figure out the relevance or vailidity of that) I think the larger subject at hand is the quaility of the officiating in the game itself.

    You have been an ardent critic of the job the folks in b/w do, I too am critical. I have seen way too many games in the league grossly altered by totally missed calls.

    So, rather than stick by Phil, or you, or any other coach or owner, I will simply say that I think we need another ref on the court besides the 3 we currently have. If there were another set of eyes on the game, perhaps positioned differently (above the court? who knows….) we might see more of the calls made correctly with better consistency, and, more democratically. Perhaps.

    I think the refs have a tough job (as they do in football), I respect their gig. It’s not easy. But I do think if we’re going to make all of these changes to the game from the rules to the telecast, let’s also change the way the games get called.

    What do you think?
    Respectfully,
    Greg Levine

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  50. Marko – You are friggin hilarious! Everything you have done for the Mavs in 5 years has been positive. Shake them haters off!

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  51. I guess Dallas fans need something to be happy about since they can’t win anything. Even this season the Lakers have beaten your overrated team twice. If i remember correctly, Kobe torched Dallas for 62 points in only 3 quarters. I guess he was having an off night. You also have that squirt you call a coach Avery Johnson. LOL, i haven’t seen anything so funny in my life. I guess in ten years Cuban will hire Earl Boykins to be his coach. Dallas would be lucky to have someone like Phil coach that team but he’d rather meditate with the dalai lama. Listen morons, when you run an MVP player like Steve Nash out of town and you have a bunch of pretenders on your team, you have nothing to brag about. You don’t even own your own conference. Think about that next time you’re run out of the playoffs by a sacramento, san antonio, or hopefully this season, a Lakers squad looking for an upset.

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  52. Mavericks need all the help they can get to avoid the inevitable playoff exit. Keep it up Mark!

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  53. Cubes-

    I love you, man! Phil Jackson is the most overrated fraud in sports and apparently a crybaby as well. Give any NBA coach Jordan/Pippen or Shaq/Kobe and they’d win half a dozen titles too.

    Keep giving that gasbag hell, Mark.

    Dan Mullen
    Boston, MA

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  54. To review: Mark Cuban owns the Dallas Mavericks — who have zero (0) NBA championships.
    You do not own Phil Jackson — who has nine (9) NBA championships.
    The the gentlemen who said talking about championships is “weak.” No, that is not weak, it is in fact the entire reason for playing the NBA season.
    And as far as Laker fans living in the past, perhaps you are confused because the Lakers HAVE history, or at least one worth remembering. But, let’s live in the present. The Dallas Mavericks and the Lakers have the same chance of winning the title this year: a very slim one.
    The Dallas Mavericks and the Lakers prospects for future titles are definitely not equal. The Lakers will be champions again while Dallas will continue to provide many fond regular season memories and even fonder memories of Dirk choking in the playoffs and blaming his teammates for it.
    And in regards to the many Jeannie Buss references here: Yes, Phil is tapping his boss’s daughter, that would be the daughter who posed in Playboy. And that is a bad thing because…? God, you Texans are stiff.
    –Travis in San Diego

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  55. There is no way in hell a computer geek like you could intimidate anyone. Get your skirt and pom poms ready for the Heat tomorrow night you ferry.

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  56. Cubes-

    I love you, man! Phil Jackson is the most overrated fraud in sports and apparently a crybaby as well. Give any NBA coach Jordan/Pippen or Shaq/Kobe and they’d win half a dozen titles too.

    Keep giving that gasbag hell, Mark.

    Dan Mullen
    Boston, MA

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  57. I think the real word you’re looking for is “pwn”. I’m sure you know of it.

    You pwnd Phil Jackson.
    🙂

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  58. Win a title, Mark. Then you can sit at the big boy table.

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  59. Who cares about Phil Jackson. More importantly, what has happened to Indiana Hoosier basketball? Ego maniacs like Phil Jackson are what make college basketball that much better than the nba.

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  60. Now Phil is sounding a bit like Mike Holgrem in Seattle. Phil is trying to use his “zen master” technique to try to influence the officials “if” the Lakers make the playoffs. I would guess if they do make the playoffs, they would be playing the #1 seed which could be the Mavericks. Mike and Mike from ESPN radio said it best this morning. Phil is trying to influence the referees for future games against the Mavs and he should be fined more than $25,000 since he makes over 10 million!

    Comment by Hank -

  61. Grow up Mark! Don’t use your blog to fight fights, fight them in the media like real men!!

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  62. Haha….too funny the best the Laker fans can do is ask you how many championship rings that you have? That’s weak.

    Talking about RIGHT NOW kids. Typical whiny laker fans…by far the stupidest, smallest basketball IQ fans IN THE LEAGUE.

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  63. That might have been the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Thanks, Mark for keeping it unreal! If Jackson is right, keep it up Mark!

    Beauty of this is, until Phil gets his Kevin Garnett/Tim Duncan/Lebron James type sidekick, he’ll have all the time in the world to whine about everything, starting in say, April.

    PS: LA Fan, what is a bibe?

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  64. That might have been the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Thanks, Mark for keeping it unreal! If Jackson is right, keep it up Mark!

    Beauty of this is, until Phil gets his Kevin Garnett/Tim Duncan/Lebron James type sidekick, he’ll have all the time in the world to whine about everything, starting in say, April.

    PS: LA Fan, what is a bibe?

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  65. Cuban, do you realize who Phil Jackson is? With the statements you have just made, it is fair to say that you would never hire Phil Jackson. Are you willing to say you would never hire a man who has won 6 NBA championships and has to potential to turn Dirk Nowitizki into one of the greatest 4’s of all time? I dare you to call him a bucket boy to his face next time you see him and we’ll see where you end up physically and popularity wise. You think this helps your image? You’re a businessman, think again. Plus get off the whole Kobe 11 techs thing. You’re lucky you’re not a player, your 12- year old antics would give ‘Sheed a run for his money.

    Comment by Michael Nguyen -

  66. Yes. You do own Phil Jackson.
    Phil is going crazy….what a nut bag. He should have stayed retired…now he’s going to be exposed once he doesn’t have a team of superstars. Too funny. Phil is a joke now. Him returning to the Lakers is just like Jordan coming back to the league on the Wizards. A total joke and farce.

    I guess coaching Kobe Bryant does that to you. Kobe drove Rudy T insane too.

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  67. Wow, you’re a real prick.

    You own no one. Tell me, how many NBA Championships do you have? Okay, now tell me how many Championships Phil Jackson has. Even the Detroit Pistons have more Championships then you.

    See your team in the playoffs. For one round.

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  68. Some people don’t get tongue=in=check. Stay fun, Mark. And if you got Phil drunk, he’d admit those two flagrants were good calls by the refs.

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  69. Mark – please post a photo of all your NBA Championship trophies when you get a chance.

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  70. Mark – please post a photo of all your NBA Championship trophies when you get a chance.

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